Fireside Fridays is a special process of discernment and declaration by looking back at the entire week's worth of experiences by sharing AHAs UHOHs and WILLDOs. In Ignite we utilize the Delta triangle - this is the Ignite way of learning. Whatever we learn, we learn through consistent experience and practice. Then we go into the process of discernment by answering questions for ourselves that lead to more questions. What have we learned? What do we need to learn more? And then we declare this by sharing this through our community kumustahans during Fireside Fridays. It’s a big triangle of transformation and we do this through practice day in and day out.
Andre YapFounder & CEO Ignite House
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“It’s like going on a journey, not knowing where you're going, when you get there you'll know. Innovation with a preconceived notion in the beginning will not bring you anywhere.” My relationship with innovation is embracing this enigma. As we build things, there’s always this constant unknown. My AHA moment came on Tuesday's 100H Launchpad, when Andre said that the architecture of the idea emerges as we show our ideas to people and we get feedback from it. I like that word architecture. It seems like you're building towards something and you're improving it along the way. That got me thinking - building innovation is this big enigma that you're trying to figure out - it emerges and reveals itself to you. Capturing that mindset of innovating brings me back to this quote. The AHA, with this in mind, also became apparent that not only does the architecture of the solution emerge, but also the architecture of the problems emerge as you share these problems. I like to say that when you talk to people and empathize with your stakeholders, you actively let yourself be a passenger and let the stakeholder be the driver. It’s about letting go of preconceived notions and letting the stakeholder bring you where you need to go.
Miguel AranazManaging Partner Ignite Delta + Partners
My AHA builds on the discussion about destinations. The theme of this week has been to change the world we’re conquering. The direction of the destination has always been corporate, but the changes this week have an intense focus on SMEs, on targeting them as stakeholders. We’ve always been laser focused on corporate, but all of the things I've learned and we’ve worked towards, fold into this new world we’re trying to conquer. Our destination changed from corporate to SMEs and this requires new things that I haven't experienced in trying to arrive at the corporate solutions we want to offer.
Aileen GutierrezCOO Ignite House
As someone who is the same age as Mikey from GPS Wednesday, this resonates with me. Sometimes what we pursue provides our joy or our passion. People are lucky if their work and their passions coincide with the same thing. It's hard to choose between work for financial stability and following your passions. I learned from Mikey that he did things on the side to earn money and gain experience but there was still a rope pulling him back to where he really should be. If we stick to our truths, those opportunities will pull you back to where you should be. It reminds me of a puzzle - it feels good to put the right shape in the right gap. I want to find the perfect gap for that shape. We really can’t force ourselves to do something that doesn't fit us. It just takes time and experience to discover the right path and destination. When God created us, God already made a plan for us, and all we need to do is shape ourselves and that plan or the gap in that puzzle will be ready for us to match with it.
Karla DonizaArt Director Ignite House
With regards to Mikey from GPS Wednesday, is my genius hanggang bulsa lang? My talent is stuck to what I'm doing now. Wala nang purpose so I just do what my job is, I earn money, and I do what I'm passionate about. Pero hanggang dito na lang? I got to the point in Ignite, where I found purpose, and I work not for myself but for others. I feel the calling to serve, and I feel better in my heart - that it's not just for earning money, but for serving others by communicating messages to others. I don't know anything else to do, because the media industry is all that I know, so how do I make this more useful to others? Ignite helped me open my purpose so that I could figure this out - it's been a big change for me.
Jerjes TuyayMotion Graphics Editor & OBS Operator Ignite House
Yesterday, we really needed to dive into the stories and listen well to the SME owners. Their story changed the way I saw their pain. My lens shifted from the workforce to the HR people - their pains, their challenges, and stories made me realize that being able to relate to them opens up more opportunities to care for a person. I am struggling internally especially because of the pandemic. I question too many things in life, and there are a lot of thoughts and emotions that are tough to handle and wrestle with. There are too many times where I'm selfish, where I just deal with my life while not having to care about others. But hearing the stories from all of our guests this week, of what they've been going through, made me focus more on my gifts and what I can do, instead of questioning what I haven't done yet. I feel more compelled to ask, “what more can I do for others?”
Karen LopezExecutive Producer/Program Manager Ignite House
My aha moment from GPS Wednesday is that discovering GPS in my life while earning at the same time, is such a blessing. When I first came into Ignite, I didn't know what GPS was. But I’ve been slowly learning its meaning and essence. At first, I had a hard time finding my genius because I didn't know what my gifts were. But I was able to finally see and appreciate the gifts that I have, while still being able to earn. So even though I experience stress and pressure, I'm still motivated and thankful to see how far I've come since joining Ignite.
Maffi De Leon Finance & Admin Associate Ignite House
Coming from the 100H Challenge, I realized that I appreciate the process of storytelling a whole lot more. When I talked about the pains of the workforce, I wanted my feelings to be relatable for others. While telling my story, I also realized that the better you make your story feel personable, the better the flow of your story is. My feeling was smooth and I was comfortable sharing my story because it came from the heart. I realized that there are pains where there are different points of views and it brings out different perspectives and ideas.
Shanice ArdalesAccountant Ignite House
My uh-oh comes from our Opportunity Tuesday session with Elbert, specifically on hurdle 4. I got stuck and I couldn't come up with any ideas. I can't come up with ideas for a story that I can't relate to, and that’s what I struggle with. When you hear ideas from different people, the architecture of the solution comes up. My question is: how do you know that certain ideas are part of the solution?
Mark RodriguezIgnite Delta Fella Ignite House
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