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Geeking Out & Outlying (feat. Trainstation)

If you’re an old friend, or have been following my blog since early 2012 at least, you’ll know that I’ve always had problems with sustaining hobbies or interests.

This year, I’ve found something that I feel I can now seriously geek out on because 1) when I look back at my life, it’s something I’ve been consistently interested in, digested every now and then in little bites, 2) it provides value to the world, and 3) it can feed me.

While I acknowledge my constant love and value for other activities I have and continue to engage in, such as Muni, diving, and my elusive love affair with local textiles, I acknowledge the need for practicality, and this doesn’t have to mean settling for a job you hate and giving up on your dreams.

Enter Trainstation, a motivational marketing company that fuses the art of entertainment (through theater and improv) with the theories & processes of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).

I first heard about NLP in back in May or June 2012, didn’t do anything about it, until I was reacquainted with it thanks to a fellow Global Shaper, Boogs Rosales, an NLP Practitioner at Trainstation. Since my first encounter with NLP last April 27, 2013, I knew that I wanted to know more about it, and that if possible, be more involved with Trainstation.

And thus, began my work at Trainstation this month, and this is probably the only place where I feel I can feel at peace with being an employee reporting to an office AND (gasp!) wearing corporate attire.

In the few days that I’ve been working here, my heart swells with the awareness of how the work they do changes the lives of their clients, and of each individual that works with the company and chooses to imbibe their values as well.

You know how they say you can’t win the game if you don’t place your bets, or you can’t win the lotto if you don’t buy your tickets, or some other idiom like that?

Well, this is me, choosing to play. And it doesn’t feel like so much of a gamble when you know why you’re doing what you’re doing. I may not have the best hand yet as of the flop, and when I don’t fold on the turn, I’ll go all in for the river. 😉


P.S. You can expect more posts on Trainstation and NLP from me here, on, and on in the future! 🙂