“Start the new decade with a plan!”
This was the message Jennie Verano, a lifestyle coach and facilitator from Lighthouse Leadership Training and Consultancy, gave to the members of the Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors (ACEL) during the Association’s first general membership meeting for the year as well as for the new decade. Held on February 5, 2020 at One Shangri-La Place in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, the event was attended by 77 ACEL members and guests.
In her presentation entitled “Build Habits that Stick,” Verano told her audience that they can achieve big results by simply developing what she termed as “keystone habits.” She discussed 10 such habits that she said can make people better, healthier, happier and more successful: hydrate, get enough good sleep, exercise, eat healthier, exercise the mind, serve others, socialize, laugh and play, track your income and expenses, and adopt a gratitude attitude.
Acknowledging that these are lifestyle-changing habits, she pointed out that by practicing them – or, at least, most of them – for just five minutes per day, they are guaranteed to bring about rapid results. “It takes 21 days to create habit,” she said, quoting an anonymous source. “It takes 90 days to create a lifestyle.” She then urged ACEL members to take on the “21-day challenge” to harness their ability to change and become better versions of themselves.
To wrap up her talk, Verano asked the audience to participate in a short “Laughter Yoga” session. This, she explained, was a fun way to relieve stress, boost immunity, fight depression and create positive thinkers. Regardless of whether it worked or not, it certainly had the participants in stitches in just a few minutes.
Verano’s presentation was followed by a short talk on Reliance United. Presented by Eloisa Montemayor, it detailed how this subsidiary of United Laboratories (Unilab), through the three companies under it – HealthFirst Clinic, Flexicare and ActiveOne – can help employers provide their employees and their families with quality and affordable medical care and coverage.
The February general membership meeting also marked the launch of ACEL’s sponsors’ area where the standees and banners of the event’s sponsors were prominently displayed. For its launch, the sponsors’ area, which will become a standard feature of all ACEL events, had the standees of the following sponsors: Civic Merchandising Inc., CLeamco Industrial Corporation,
C.M. Pancho Construction Inc., Faequip Corporation, HD Megatrucks & Equipments Inc., HMR Philippines Inc., Inframachineries Corporation, Premium Shield Insurance Agency, Reliance United, and United Asia Automotive Group Inc.