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The other side

As I was walking up and down the beach in Bali, this caught my eye. A leaf looking like a spade...being washed by the waves. But then look at it from the other side and it's a 💓 heart.. I smiled and took a picture to remind me to always look at the other side. Just like when the apostles were fishing all night in the Galilee and couldn't catch any 🎏 fish. The Master watched them toil. He allowed them to get to the point of desperation (in the process building their patience and

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Getting the hang of public speaking

Last Saturday, I finished my fourth talk in four days. It wasn't easy because three out of the four talks were about different topics. Although, I get invited to speak fairly regularly, I'm not a full time professional speaker. But last week, I felt like I was. And so I have the utmost respect for my friends who are pro speakers and do this day in and day out. You know who you are. :) Yesterday, my wife asked me how my talks went. I told her what my client told me and what my client's boss

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Ask for the moon!

"God spoke again to Ahaz. This time he said, 'ask for a sign from your God. Ask anything. Be extravagant. Ask for the moon!" - Isaiah 7:10-11 It was from Robin Gunn's book, "How My Book Became a Movie", where I first came across that wonderful, amazing, empowering BIble verse. The author of more than 80 books, (or is it 100?) including the wildly successful Christy Miller series, Robin and her husband, Ross, have been my Ohana family - whenever I visit Maui on my ministry trips. I first met

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Telling the truth about entrepreneurship

Business is hard. The truth is that most entrepreneurs will fail 3.8 times before they experience success. For me my count is 12 times. About ten small failures and two big ones where I lost all my savings, before I finally got a breakthrough success. I failed more than I succeeded. Entrepreneurship is hard and you need to work hard. And yes, fail. That's the reality. Forbes says that 90% of start ups fail! Wow. It's stressful being an entrepreneur. Although as a Christian you're not supposed

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When God uses the foolish and faithful

I know my calling is that of an author. A writer assigned to "publish with the voice of thanksgiving, speaking of all of God's wonderful works."When I am called to speak, my introverted-author personality has to take a backseat and I call on the Holy Spirit to take over.I've discovered that God is always faithful to give wisdom and power to the foolish of this world who respond and obey His calling.I can only boast in Him.Last week Monday, I was amazed at how God used this introverted, foolish

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Reading books: the struggle is real

"A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered." E.B. White More and more, I find my patience and focus for reading books in decline. That's alarming for me because I'm an author. I also mentor people who want to be authors and lead a workshop called Project Author. At the workshop I advise my

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When being number 2 isn’t so bad

I have to admit that I did pray and wish that my latest book, The Happy Entrepreneur, would find its way to the Top 10 Best Seller list again like my two last books (Real Men are POGI, #5 and Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin, #1). But I had some doubts whether people would appreciate the new format and genre that I chose for The Happy Entrep... A fictional story of a young desperate entrepreneur, Eddie, who finds a God sent mentor, Timmy, who guides Eddie and introduces him to real life, non fictional,

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We’re halfway there!

Whoa! We're halfway there! Miriam is officially 4 1/2 months pregnant today. So 4.5 months to go until the big day. One doctor says it looks like a boy based on the sonography. Another doctor says the baby sounds like a girl, based on the heartbeat. [caption id="attachment_1199" align="aligncenter" width="300"] We're halfway there! Four months and a half to go[/caption] Anyway, we'll find out by next week. What do you think the baby will be? I'm wishing for a boy but a girl will be

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An “out of body experience”

I learned today that what are somewhat ordinary days for some of us, are very, very special days for others. Like take today for example. Amidst the storm, people still flocked to the Manila International Book Fair at the SMX MOA. Including Philip Roa, a young 20 something writer, and co author of the new book, Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin. "All are invited to the book signing of the authors of Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin... Ardy Roberto and Philip Roa..." When Philip heard his

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3 tips on how to affirm and build up your child

One thing I learned today is that…affirming your child’s character or past behaviour is one of the best and cheapest ways to build up your child. It won't cost you a peso—just laway—and it will last a lifetime. Here are a few tips about the power of praise and affirmation, that I learned from the parenting seminar that was organized today* by The Learning Hub Alabang and led by Gerry Argosino, a homeschool Dad, and former colleague in the advertising and direct marketing industry: #1.

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The Biggest Bookshop in the Philippines – The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) Opens today

The biggest "bookshop" in the Philippines is opening today and it's only open for a few days. Today is the first day of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). I'll be launching a new book. Ang Allowance na Hindi Bitin that I co-authored with Philip Roa. Book signing for that book is on Saturday, September 15, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the OMF Lit booth. See details on all the other things happening at the OMF Lit booth in their promotional email letter below. Please also pray that my

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About me

Ardy Roberto

Ardy Roberto

Best-selling author of 8 books; Co-founder of Salt & Light Ventures and Inspire Leadership Consultancy; Husband to Miriam Quiambao and father to Joshy Boy.

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