Honestly speaking, it’s rather surprising for a man like Ben to be able to keep a headspace free from the constant internal oohs and ahhs. Being primarily solution-oriented in actions, one would expect his thoughts and imagination to be flaring up with situationers and what-ifs. But this notion could not be further from the truth. “My mind is generally relaxed and free-flowing. I think a relaxed mind is actually a prerequisite for the best creative ideas,” explains Ben. I shouldn’t be surprised–his effortlessly dashing appeal, not to mention his suave tone, makes this very apparent.
However, in a stroke of irony, Ben’s most successful business venture was conceived from unrest. In fact, it is difficult to recall the frustrations of locating and dining in restaurants seven years ago, not because of the present-day limitations, but because of the technological convenience Booky ushered in. The homegrown app earned its spot in every Filipino’s phones as a digital sourcebook and reservation tool at a time when knowing where to eat and what a restaurant’s menu was had you constantly on the phone–not in your hands but by your ear. Now, Booky comfortably sits at the upper echelon of the food and lifestyle app industry by widening its scope to include beauty, fitness, and other retail services.
But more than this success being a result of the fostered innovation, dedication, and collaboration within the company, this outcome took effect by letting Ben’s mind work for him–forming a habit that energizes positive spirits within, founded on discipline and rigor.
A FOUNDATION OF DISCIPLINE
With a systematic approach in business, there’s no wonder Ben’s mind operates like clockwork. That’s automaticity: the notion of acting without thinking that has become a central driver of habits. For Ben, the best habits begin the moment he wakes up in the morning, basking in gratitude and realigning perspectives.
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