Virtual Offices and The Women of Work

Virtual Offices and the Women of Work

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) announced last Mach 1st that the theme for this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration will surround on the theme “We Make Change Work For Women” with the aim of celebrating the achievements of women and girls across the nation.

Empowering the females of the country to actively and confidently contribute in the development of the country, PCW intends to strengthen the implementation of MCW or Magna Carta for Women that protects Filipino ladies against discrimination and grants them equal opportunities in employment.

Though more and more of us are gathering the courage to stand for our rights and to fight for gender equality, it seems like there’s still a lot that needs to be done.

Women at Work

Around the world, females are constantly keeping up with the emerging trends of the industry in the aim of creating an impact to society and more importantly, to follow their dreams.

Over 74.6 million women are participating members of today’s labor force and among them are 8.3 million solo entrepreneurs running their own businesses at the comfort of their homes. The numbers of lady-owned enterprises have increase by 54% over the last 15 years as the trend of home based businesswomen came into light. And while managing their respective budding companies, they maintain their roles as dedicated mothers and wives to their family.

According to Pew Research Center, both men and women of today’s generation aim to have both a successful career and successful family life. Nearly half of married couples nowadays consists of two breadwinners who aim to be good parents and partners. It’s a phenomena that the general public wants – a marriage that allows both husband and wife to share responsibilities in work and to their children.

But back during the day, this didn’t seem possible. In the year 1975, only 34% of families have both spouses in the labor force. Today, telecommuting and the concept of remote working have empowered the public – majorly the women – to chase after their dream careers.

Aid of Virtual Offices

The rise of flexible working didn’t come as surprising as it did. Even before the phenomena’s popularity skyrocketed, there are certain organizations that have already implemented flex hours to some of its employees.

As the demand for better control on work hours grew, the idea spread like wildfire and have taken in different forms. From freelancers, homebased entrepreneurs to remote workers – the number of independent professionals grew, resulting to new ways of working.

Virtual offices is one of the well-known kinds of flexible workspaces that allows you to have your own formal business address while remaining geographically independent. Other than its financial benefits, it offers more help to businesswomen.

Its receptionist services allows them to never miss a client even when they’re too caught up taking care of the family. It provides them a quiet workspace for whenever their household gets a little too noisy and gives them a professional meeting place for clients.

More than that, it gives women the representation that they deserve. This generation’s ladies are multitasking machines that aim to have the right amount of work-life balance that allows them to fulfill their other duties while growing the career of their dreams.

Though the females of today’s workforce are causing waves of significant changes and innovations in the industry, the fact still remains that they are underrepresented in the industry. Flexible workspaces are just a few of the tools that they can use to sustain growth as young businesswomen.

Luckily, you have us to help you maintain a better life balance, regardless of whether you’re a woman or not.

Different Kinds of Workplaces: Determining The Best Environment For You

Different Kinds of Workplaces: Determining The Best Environment For You

Every one of us hopes to be part of a great company and wants to work in a high performing office environment. We all want to be at our best, to be with colleagues that doesn’t just challenge us but also help us grow while doing work that’s both financially rewarding and meaningful.

But success is subjective. There’s more than one kind of triumphant organization and more than one type of productive workplaces. What matters most at work is that the values that drive your employers are aligned with the values that motivate you. That the culture that defines the life within the company matches your personal style and that the people whom you work with pushes you to think, grow, and can even make you laugh.

Regardless of the industry or career path we’re taking, each one of us should reflect on the kind of environment that works best for us. Do we thrive on the adrenaline rush of competition, or do we prefer a more collaborative nature? Are we craving for individualistic achievements and personal recognition or do we celebrate collective success? Can we sacrifice our emotional and psychological well-being for financial rewards, or is doing something meaningful more important for us?

Harvard Business Review’s Bill Taylor tested out some of the world’s most creative, lively, and productive offices from varying fields. In his journey, he identified four types of workplaces and have come up with sixteen that can help professionals figure out what works best for them.

Granted there’s no right or wrong answers to these questions; there’s really no perfect place or environment for anyone. But it could help people find the best platform for them to do great work in.

One Big Community

This kind of workplace is one that radiates an all-for-one, one-for-all spirit that’s founded by trust, teamwork, and peer-to-peer loyalty. Of course, clients matter but this kind of office elevates the needs of their employees more. Their formula for success starts and ends with what’s right for their people.


These are the kinds of organizations who are made up of competitive professionals whose basis of success comes from their personal goals. The ideology is sink-or-swim. And though it seems like quite a rough environment, it works for some organizations such as investment banks and hedge funds as well as law firms and tech titans. In workplaces such as this, individual achievements are what keeps the company afloat.

More Than A Company

In this kind of environment, workers worry less about their respective happiness or individual success and focus more on the collective impact they create. These workspaces carry a certain modest quality within them – a willingness to make sacrifices and go to extraordinary lengths to keep their promises to both their customers and partners. With a “mission first” spirit, their team does whatever it takes to get the job done. One good example of this is the United Services Automobile Association, the successful financial services exclusively serving both active and retired military members and their families. The organization has become a passion brand, known for its marvelous service, because their employees identify positively with soldiers and their families – putting their interests above their own. More than just another business, USAA stands for a cause.

Great Things in Small Packages

Certain individuals – whether motivated by a sense of mission or a quench for individual achievement – are at their best condition within environments that are easy to navigate, those that have few obstacles standing in between ideas and action, where urgency defines the pace of life.  Entrepreneurship guru Bo Burlingham’s business classic Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big captures the spirit of this kind of workplace perfectly, a space where human scale matters more over massive revenue and big market shares. In an ecosystem where smaller and smaller teams can achieve bigger and greater things, size matters – and small packages can bring great things.

Nothing else compares to doing work that matters, but it also means finding a company, organization, or team with a workplace that’s right for you; and that’s what coworking spaces aim to be.

The growing international movement hopes to give everyone a chance by providing them a wide variety of workspaces that would help them be better professionals and by surrounding them with like-minded colleagues who would bring out the best within themselves. From communal areas that encourage collaboration and help cultivate healthy networks to private offices that guarantee them acoustical focus, coworking spaces is a brilliant modern office that gives you different environments all in one place.

Talk to us today and we’ll help you pick out which is best for you and your team!

Why We Still Need Offices When Work is Now Digital

Why We Still Need Offices When Work is Now Digital

Why We Still Need Offices

Undeniably, our way of working has gone through drastic changes.

Today’s technology created a digital environment that allowed us to work in almost anywhere we want – spurring a question that a growing majority of us is asking; if work have become digital why do we still come to offices?

British economist Frances Cairncross – along with a number of other social and media theorists – predicted that distance will die during the year 1990s following the spread of the internet. They argued that space itself would become irrelevant when every place is connected instantaneously to every other location on the planet. It only makes sense that some of us would start asking if there’s really any need for offices – why go to work when it can actually go to you?

U.S. professor Melvin Webber’s well-known prediction is seemingly becoming imminent today. He said during the year 1973: “For the first time in history, it might be possible to locate on a mountain top and to maintain intimate, real-time, and realistic contact with business or other associates”. Traditional workspaces will soon be rendered obsolete as instantaneous communication to almost everyone is established.

But quite frankly, history has veered off a bit too far from what they expected. There’s no denying that we can now easily talk to anyone from around the globe yet ironically, we still go to work every day. Despite of its popularity, not everyone has picked up the trend of Telecommuting. On the other hand, corporations continuously invest in new or renovated office spaces located at the heart of urban areas so as to attract more talent.

What They Missed

Little do the early commentators know that though we now have the option of working anywhere in the digital world, it doesn’t necessarily mean we want to. Even if we already have the power to access a large quantity of information right at our fingertips, we still strive for places that allows us to share knowledge face to face, to generate ideas, and to create pools of talents and perspectives.

No matter how far humanity has gone in terms of modern technology, human aggregation, friction and interaction of minds remain to be vital aspects of work – most especially in the creative industries. The ability of a workplace to curate the aforementioned factors is becoming a vital requirement – stringing along with the other needs brought upon by watershed changes.

The past few years gave us front row seats to the transitioning of labyrinths of cubicles into free-flowing flexible workspaces. And due to its dynamic and sociable vibe, coworking has gained a large following amongst today’s labor force – serving as living proof that humans value shared spaces that allows them to take part in a community of like-minded individuals. Open to diverse disciplines, it promotes colorful interaction and ideation amongst its members.

New Digital Proximity

Mixing the long-established advantages of traditional offices – fitting tools and a reputable business address – and a new breed of intangible yet indispensable benefits, coworking spaces changed the ominous “death of distance” into what many perceive to be the “birth of a new proximity”

Striving to create a place that engineers creativity, pioneers took the much needed procedures to thoroughly understand how the workforce connects with one another through a flexible environment.  With the help of new digital tools that can measure human connections and how they correlate with productivity and creativity, they are creating workspaces that adapts to human needs, instead of the other way around.

Veering far away from what theorists of the 1990s have predicted, rather than rending offices obsolete, today’s technology will transform and revitalize our work spaces.

Experience a new kind of proximity to success with Sales Rain and talk to us today!

Creating a Middle Ground for Collaboration and Focus

Creating a Middle Ground for Collaboration and Focus

Today’s architects, interior designers, as well as engineers are fully engaged in a journey of discovering the different ways our run-down-the-mill offices increase our overall efficiency while promoting collaboration at the same time. Much to their surprise, they discovered a risk that was often swept under the rug by today’s large majority: distraction.

Architectural firm, Gensler, made headlines when its 2013 US Workplace Survey revealed the detrimental role of focus in effective performance. The aforementioned study showed that whenever we are distracted at work, our capacity to focus and collaborate is immediately undermined. As a result, this specific piece of information became the ammunition of critics going against the open plan setting. Only a handful of participants reported at least an hour of heads down, concentrated work during their shifts. Their headline finding led people to wonder how professionals can successfully execute individual focused work in an office that clearly prioritizes collaboration.

Understanding the Nature of Software Developers

Almost all industries carry complex work that requires a balance of focused individual activities and collaborative task but lead consultants of Genler decided to focus on software developers and engineers whose project require a lot of focus.

Developing software is an increasingly collaborative activity — self-organizing teams swiftly move through series of cycles. This fluid method of working splits tasks into small increments that would usually take one to four weeks with each one requiring a variation of periods of intense focus and intense collaboration. According to the interviews the team conducted within a global tech firm, it shows that about seventy percent of a developer’s time goes to individual work; some casual and uninterruptible by emails and instant messaging, while tasks like coding, testing, and debugging can only be interrupted at the expense of their productivity. At the same time, sit down conversations and brainstorming sessions are integral to a team’s progress.

The competition in today’s tech industry is fierce, with several companies prioritizing speed in marketing its services and products, and that pressure can easily inflame the problems open workspaces usually come with — it can be too loud and distracting for them. Despite of this, we don’t see it going away. The open plan setting is not going away any time soon and this is because of the mobility it offers as well as its cost efficient nature.

It became pretty obvious by then; people are doing more and more focused work but they feel ineffective at it. Solving it wouldn’t be as easy though, the organizational demand for collaboration hinders researchers from coming up with solutions as both work modes are attached by the hip. Their eureka moment came when they realized that in order for an office to be effective, it needs to serve both interests. It’s not just about the spaces anymore, how work happens matters as much as where work happens.

What Went Right and What Didn’t

The participants involved in the research were situated in a brand new “agile” workspace that carries a series of of open team areas with 15 workstations each. And according to the interviews and focus groups, developers and testers said that the setup fitted their team dynamics, culture, and individual work needs, perfectly. They were incredibly satisfied. It allowed them to sit together and interact with one another amidst focused work. Its size and proximity allowed both work modes to become productive.

Unfortunately, user experience designers weren’t as enthusiastic. Their tasks required them to collaborate with large numbers of teams yet they have the innate tendency to sit along side each other, resulting to distractions. Episodically conversing with developers and testers, it became a tenuous activity that gave them less autonomy on where and how they worked within the office. And in order to cope, they would often look for more effective acoustic spaces elsewhere.

Based on the input they have gathered, it suggests that people can perform well, even in interactive situations, if they have the liberty to utilize workspaces and processes that allowed them to balance both collaborative and focus activities in real time.

A Balancing Act: Collaboration and Focus

Gensler’s report entitled “My Work in a We World”, enumerated four strategies in order to perfect the balancing act: choice and control over surroundings, team discipline, united code of behavior, and decision-making autonomy. Each strategy should be tailored to the organisation, the team, and the project. Taking into consideration other factors aside from the setting, it integrates team dynamics, organisational culture, as well as work polices and practices. In order for your people to truly flourish, they must have enough control over both their space and situation.

Interested in performing the balancing act? Talk to us today and we’ll give you a helping hand. Sales Rain’s spaces are designed to improve both your team and individual performance by syncing collaboration and focus in one rhythm.

The Essentials To a Healthy Workforce: The Overlooked Fundamentals

The Essentials To a Healthy Workforce: The Overlooked Fundamentals

The physical and psychological health of today’s workforce is endangered as workplace stress creates an even higher toll on employees overall well-being. Affecting productivity and driving up voluntary turnover, the phenomenon has cost US employers nearly $200 billion yearly in healthcare coverage. And as a response, several companies come up with their own solution to alleviate the pressing predicament. From encouraging sleep and meditation through nap pods down to healthy snack bars, quirky perks can be found in almost every modern workplace today.

Yet amidst all of the clout and other activity going on, we have easily overlooked the fundamental factor that contributes to workplace stress: work environment – starting with the work itself. For years, researchers have advertised the benefits of better work practices for performance and productivity, enumerating two critical contributors to employee engagement: job control and social support. Moreover, it helps further enhance health – potentially reducing healthcare costs.

Companies from almost any industry can make use of the aforementioned elements to promote physical and mental well-being without breaking the bank.

Job Control

Research dating back decades have revealed that the autonomy employees have over what they do and how they do it plays a significant role on their physical health. Recent studies have also indicated that having limited job control creates ill effects that extend beyond physiological well-being, it actually imposes burden on a person’s mental health. Organizations can prevent these workforce dangers by creating positions or roles that have more fluidity and autonomy or by eradicating micromanagement.

Physical and Mental Health

British epidemiologist Michael Marmot and his team lead one of the most notable studies in the area popularly known as the Whitehall Studies. Together, they discovered that the higher an employee’s rank is, the lower their morality is to cardiovascular diseases. As it turns out, differences in job control correlating to job ranks is most accountable for the said phenomenon. Higher-ranked employees who enjoyed more autonomy over their jobs and had more discretion over what they do despite having greater demands.

Additional data connected work stress to the presence of metabolic syndromes – clusters of risk factors that predict the likelihood of getting heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. Employees who go through chronic stress at work are more likely to experience metabolic syndromes compared to those who don’t undergo work stress.

A separate study have also discovered a correlation between measures of job control and healthy. People who had a higher level of power over task control in reorganization processes had less illness symptoms for 11 out of 12 health indicators, less absences and less experiences of depression.

Control Over Workforce Surroundings

Control over work is just one part of the broad – and growing – culture of autonomy. Architectural and design firm Gensler said in its 2013 Workplace Survey that another form of liberation that creates not just an increased happiness, but as well as elevated employee motivation and performance, is the power of choice over their surroundings. One example of this is Facebook’s headquarters; their employees can tailor the layout, height, and configuration of their desks based on their respective preferences. Teams can also create whatever plan best supports their project by moving their desks.

Admittedly this element isn’t easy to achieve but there are ways for companies to offer their employees a wider range of options like providing them with passes to coworking spaces. These unorthodox offices offer its member different work environments depending on their needs or personal preferences. It’s a cost-efficient way of giving your team more choices on how they work. They can share desks with other professionals or get a private office of their own.

With so much light being put on the health of one’s workforce, we’re easily distracted by what we think is important – forgetting that there are certain essentials needed to be covered first.

Talk to us today and we can help you elevate your teams overall well-being through autonomy.

Wonder Women: How Ladies Are Changing the Corporate World

Wonder Women: How Ladies Are Changing the Corporate World

The youngest demographic of today’s workforce – the Millennials – have brought a ton of change in the world of business. From the way we do business and even our work area. This generation’s penchant for autonomy pushed several corporations to reconsider the modern innovations occurring in terms of work.

And though these modifications have helped us become even more innovative and flexible, it also brought in a certain trend that alarmed companies as well as experts. More and more members of today’s workforce are becoming disengaged with their respective work with a number close to 70 percent. Some have traced it back to despite having available resources around them to familiarize themselves with the work models, there are certain employers that continue to fail in creating a fulfilling path and culture for their employees.

To make things even more alarming, a large number of these young professionals walking away from the corporate track are women. According to a Deloitte survey conducted among 7,700 millennials coming from 29 different countries, one out of four respondents plan on quitting their respective job within a year. Moreover, women are most likely than men to have left the company.

A recent global ICEDR study orchestrated during 2015 to 2016, leaders believe that the majority of women at the age of 30 leave because of the struggle they experience creating a balance between their work and their life. Yet contrary to what the study entailed, the women themselves said that there are other factors that influenced their decision to leave their respective organizations.

Driving Force Behind Wonder Women

A few readers have argued that neither the work/life balance nor the compensation is their primary driving force for leaving, but rather the corporate environment itself have become taxing to them.

One of the most crucial factor is corporate politics – accompanied by incompatible values and toxic environment. Employees would often find themselves doing their best to dodge multiple stray bullets whenever they feel that their ethics and values is not in sync with those of the corporation. Women are frequently left burned out as they try to make a contribution to the business while making sure that their voices and opinions remain significant.

Another reason cited by the readers is impact. As most professionals would, they want to fulfill their purpose and make a difference. No matter the industry, most of us wish to give our own input into making the world a better place. We all want to leave an accomplishment of good, solid work as well as other recognizable achievements.

“Wonder Women” or ladies of the industry would often feel that their thoughts get easily drowned out by corporate noise. To them, they are helping a group of people build their dreams without being recognized for the contributions that they make in the process. Some women dream of their ideas coming to life right before their eyes. There are also certain young ladies who choose to continue their profession independently so that they have more control over their goals.

And the last most common reason is the overwhelming feeling of being undervalued or underutilized. The corporate world seldom fully recognize women’s ability to contribute, nor do they curate an environment that allows women to reach their potential and succeed at the highest levels. Whether it’s because of gender discrimination, family-unfriendly policies that take its toll on women with children or simply the overall unfair culture – when faced with these types of environment, females or workplace wonder women would make it their goal to ‘lean out’ of these corporations.

The Aftermath

As a result, the number of female entrepreneurs expanded, globally. Over the past 15 years, women-owned firms have grown at a faster rate and would have provided an estimated of more than 5 million jobs by the year 2018.

These office wonder women are crashing the glass ceiling as they continuously disrupt the traditional corporate culture by building their own companies, taking over executive leadership roles and curating workspaces that cater to both the needs and interest of women.

The fast growth of flexible workspaces brought upon the unexpected appearance of several coworking offices globally. Though as expected, majority of them are built for co-ed occupation. But as the years progressed, the presence of niche shared offices have been observed. More and more female-friendly spaces are opening up to fill in the gaps of the available resources to women.

Providers from all around the world are now coming up with more ways to invite female entrepreneurs into joining them. Specific spaces in the US have started providing on-site child care services so that mothers of their community could fulfill both of their duties.

Sales Rain Opens Its Brand New Office in BGC

Sales Rain Opens Its Brand New Office in BGC

Originally owning 10 sites within Metro Manila’s prime business districts and IT parks, Sales Rain proudly announces its expansion of serviced offices in Inoza Tower, Bonifacio Global City. With a total floor area of 1200 sqm, the reformed 7th floor of the aforementioned new office carries its well-known seat leasing facilities, flexible coworking spaces, multiple private and semi-private offices, spacious board rooms, and onsite café.

Sales Rain’s brand new office in BGC features flexible work functionality and sophisticated aesthetics with its high-end interiors curated to suit the modern lifestyle of today’s businesses and professionals. It has a 7 meter high ceiling, large floor plates, and low density allocation which strikes a balance between contemporary style and practicality. It is also the only floor in the building with a wrap around open air balcony that also features an exclusive smoking area for Sales Rain members. Moreover, there are several dining establishments nearby and convenience stores that can also be found within the building premises. Sales Rain’s workspaces are fully-furnished, accessible 24/7, and carries up-to-date office technology that would help to further optimize businesses and freelancers – building a seamless continuous operations culture.

Identified as a true child of the 21st century, Bonifacio Global City is a modern wonder of contemporary living. It is a well-designed cosmopolitan area located in Taguig City which will surely impress every visitor with its beautiful art in every corner of the place. Behind the skyscrapers and busy streets, a lot of walls in BGC are dressed in colorful and evocative art pieces by local and foreign artists. Some people are also calling this place “Singapore or New York of the Philippines” because of its sophisticated high-rise buildings, well-organized traffic system, and advanced technological and environmental provisions. Moreover, it is also home to big companies, posh hotels, luxurious malls, Michelin-star restaurants and various recreational hotspots. Whenever BGC is talked about, work, leisure and art will always come to one’s mind.

Situated along the 40th street, Inoza Tower is a rising Grade A building in the Northern BGC. It is poised to become a new landmark because of its 100% backup power system, high-speed elevators and most importantly, its remarkable masterful architecture. It features an all-glass facade attributes and a distinctive design built to symbolize excellence and success.  Its strategic location is easily accessible through main thoroughfares such as C-5 and EDSA with public and private transportations making it a great business location with a diverse talent pool.

At Sales Rain, experience world-class and brand new office spaces within one of the country’s premier business districts at a cost-efficient rate.


Known for its premiere seat leasing services and game-changing business solutions, Sales Rain is a renowned provider of world-class offices in prime business districts of the Philippines. Our services are designed to be the perfect strategic tool for you and your business. Rethink your way of working with us and book a tour today!


Sales Rain Continues Its Office Expansion in Ortigas Center

Sales Rain Continues Its Office Expansion in Ortigas Center

Sales Rain recently acquired the entire 11th floor of One Corporate Center, located in the heart of Pasig Central Business District, Ortigas City. It has over 2000 sqm floor area that can accommodate about 450 people in capacity. This new office expansion will carry its widely-acclaimed seat leasing facilities for BPO and other IT companies which will have the following sections: 120 seats, 100 seats, and 54 seats. Furthermore, the space will be paired with our vibrant coworking area, and distinguished private and semi-private offices. The site will carry main features such as: an onsite café, a pantry, restrooms (managed by Sales Rain), a conference room, 2 separate reception areas, meeting rooms, a board room, and training rooms. This pristine office will also have dedicated sleeping quarters – enabling working professionals to take power naps to feel physically and mentally recharged after an exhausting workday.

One Corporate Center is a 54-storey architectural masterpiece that stands at the intersection of two main thoroughfares, Meralco Avenue and Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, within the fast-growing Ortigas Center commercial hub. It has a contemporary executive feel with its complementary touch of high-end aesthetic interiors that exude both professionalism and confidence. Sales Rain’s serviced office expansion in this Pasig City location will be ideal for businessmen who conduct their meetings early in the morning or freelancers who are getting their inspiration from working late at night. This avant-garde concept exudes a relaxed atmosphere conducive to a productive workday.

The aforementioned building is a PEZA certified IT center that is designed to utilize its physical assets and service systems for the multifaceted and fast-paced corporate and entrepreneurial functions. Our brand new Ortigas workspace promotes both functionality and efficient space management at the same time. Moreover, it can easily be accessed through public and private transportations, making it a great place to work at. Sales Rain’s plug-and-play ready facilities, 24/7 operations and up-to-date technologies will ensure that businesses run their operations smoothly. Today, it beckons as the ideal office space choice for maximizing your potential and growth.

Sales Rain continues to prove its versatility in providing office space solutions through its consistent expansion initiatives and by having exceptional and world-class facilities that are designed according to the contemporary lifestyle of today’s professionals.


Known for its premiere seat leasing services and game-changing business solutions, Sales Rain is a renowned provider of world-class offices in prime business districts of the Philippines. Our services are designed to be the perfect strategic tool for you and your business. Rethink your way of working with us and book a tour today!

Got a Lot on Your Plate? Learn The Magic of Just Getting Started

Got a Lot on Your Plate? Learn The Magic of Just Getting Startedser

So you’ve got a lot of things to do on your plate, not to mention that each one carry their respective deadline that you need to meet. And though you’re well aware of the time constraint that you have, you can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed. Unsure of what you should do, you tend to take your sweet time figuring out which task should you do first – though this is not entirely bad, it’s not ubiquitously good either. For the reality is, you don’t really have much time on your hand.

And maybe you’ve tried several tricks or so-called life hacks from countless articles and books on productivity but have you tried this one simple yet undeniably complex action? Getting started.

If you haven’t, then maybe it’s time you get familiar with micro-progress.

Sounds gimmicky? It’s not some hocus-pocus phenomena like it sounds, the idea’s really just this: for any project or assignment that you need to complete, break each one of them down into the smallest possible units of progress and tackle them one at a time. Starting something sounds easy but it’s one of the many things we actually struggle with every day.

For example, you’re a hand-lettering artist with several invitations for different events to do. Instead of approaching the task as creating a certain invite for a certain event, break down the very first few steps you take and keep slicing them up into tiny, easily achievable micro-goals, then celebrate each achievement. First, look for inspiration on what you’ll be doing. Second, prepare the materials you’ll be doing. Third, start your initial draft. So on and so forth.

The whole trick of getting started has been called by several names – the 5-minute rule, the 2-minute rule, and the 1-minute rule, to name a few – but its purpose remains consistent: kick starting you on an activity. Others have used Newton’s Laws of Motion as an analogy for it.

“Objects in motion tend to stay in motion,” applying this law into productivity helps you shift your frame of thinking – I started to be productive, so I should continue being productive. With this, you can easily achieve those micro-goals at what feels like an exponentially fast pace without you realizing it. Before you know it, you’ve completed your first batch of collaterals.

Another law from Newton is “force equals mass times acceleration”. In layman’s terms, if you want your project to accelerate in a particular direction – say, that of a successful direction – then the size of the force you apply and the direction of the force you’re giving,  both creates a difference.

The funny thing is that, it’s the same thing that we’ve been doing in order to get things done in our life. Productivity isn’t just about the magnitude of your work, it’s also about working on things that really matter. You only have a limited amount of force in you and where it goes is important.

It’s not just another life hack; science has shown that we can trick our brains into getting started and increasing dopamine levels by setting and achieving micro-goals. Moreover, we all know the saying success begets success, the progress you make – no matter how ordinary they may be – can help increase your engagement and happiness at work.

And if you’re looking for inspiration on how you should be getting started on that dream start-up of yours, this is it! Success has to begin somewhere, so go take the risk and partner up with us! Sales Rain believes in the greatness that small goals can bring. It’s the reason why our team of professionals strive hard in providing today’s work force with sustainable work environments that can help them on their journey towards success. With a wide variety of spaces customizable depending on your needs, you can kick start your career as a freelancer or as a young entrepreneur by acquiring a serviced office.

Beat that big challenge by compartmentalizing them piece by piece. What else are you waiting for? Go on! Start that project and let your small goals lead you to something entirely bigger!

Commending the Hallyu Wave Over Great Drinks in Mocktails and Poetry

Commending the Hallyu Wave Over Great Drinks in Mocktails and Poetry

Filipino iKONICS have showcased their talent in poetry as well as their never-ending love for the Hallyu wave at last Saturday’s Mocktails & Poetry, held at Sales Rain’s Mandaluyong office!

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