Once in a while, you would come into a book that inspires and in effect, brings out the best in you. However, I have yet to encounter a book that specifically points what's wrong with my Filipino habits. Yeng's book suggests ways to improve, eliminate old and bad habits and replace them with new and productive ones.
The book is very much up to date with modern Filipino lifestyle, discussing things such as the proper use of cellular phones, Social Media networks such as Facebook, even pointing out the small things that we often neglect but have a big impact in our lives.
Do you keep working hard and your hard work just yield the same results? Maybe it's time to find another way of doing it... These are the kind of things that you'll come to learn.
While the book makes straightforward suggestions, it doesn't fail to mix statements with humor. As I said, I always brought the book with me and read on public transport vehicles such as a Jeepney. It will spontaneously make you laugh and can literally make you look crazy.
I guess the most unforgettable chapter for me is the work-life balance part. There it says that work is basically a part of life, so the illustration of a balance scale that we normally see is not realistic and not applicable in real life. I guess you'll have to buy the book to find out more about what I really mean.
If you're the type who doesn't like to read from cover to cover, here is basically how each chapters are separated:
- Designed To Be Productive
- Renew Old Pinoy Thinking
- Reinvent The Filipino Time
- Eliminate Productivity Killers
- Deliver Results
- Be Organized
- Fine-Tune Your Finances
- Enjoy Your Life
- Live A Meaningful Life
I would also suggest for foreign employers to read this book as I believe that it could make you know your Filipino employees more.
Well I guess I have to say that Yeng Remulla is obviously a biblically inspired writer... Just as writers such as Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar and others probably are. I would like to read more about his writings, be inspired, and be productive.
Productive Pinoy is available for Php 395 in bookstores near you. Visit the Productive Pinoy website at www.productivepinoy.com