Hey guys how are you doing. I’ll be flying to Bacolod today – I hope and pray that you will do mighty well without me. Work hard and well. Get to know each other. Make Angie feel welcome. It would be quite hard for me to watch over you while I’m away.
SEO Hacker was registered in DTI April 2011 – had its first office November 2011. We had our first in-house team of three. That’s me, Vince and Rob. I still remember those days in NUR building when we would all be in one table and I would try hard to teach the two of them.
A year and a half later and here we are – 17 strong.
Me, Apple, Vince, Rob, Kevin, Austin, Marc, Khris, Shiro, Che, Uel, Aubrey, P3, John, Angie, Patrick, and Richmond.
I remember the time when I earnestly prayed to God for a team – a wonderful team who would help me build SEO Hacker as God’s steward. And as the song goes “God gave me you.”
All of you.
In the eyes of the world, we are but a fledgling. Perhaps even unborn. It’s said that it takes 5 years for a start-up to be considered a ‘real business’. We have a looooooooong way to go. Only those who have it in their heart to stay with me until the end will have a shot at what I’m aiming for.
I want to change the world.
The ones who have been with me from the very beginning will reap their reward. Those who have stayed with me for some time will always be valued by people.
I will honor and love all who pass by my way because I know that you have been brought to me by God – nothing happens without Him allowing it to.
I will be committed to understanding you, helping you, being a leader and a teammate to you.
I know that not all of you will stay.
For that, I want you to know that I appreciate all your help in building this work that God has blessed me with.
For those who have it in their heart to stay, I want you to know that I will always remember you and honor your loyalty and commitment in due time.
You are special.
That is why you are in my team.
Whether you stay or leave, I will make sure that the world will be a better place with you around because you have been with me.
At the very least, you will be a better specialist and professional. At the very best, you will be a better man / woman of God with exceptional skills to boot!
A world changer.
I know that things have gotten tough with us – and there will be more rough roads ahead. Being a fledgling in this world of competition means a rough, bloody and costly uphill climb. Only by God’s great grace do we tread along.
You are God’s gift to me.
I will always remember how you came into the team. I will always treasure your first spark of commitment. I will always recall your moments of loyalty. I look forward to the day we’ll have our team pic when each of us is gray and old and able to retire.
And we’ll tell ourselves “We had a good run.”
So this week that I’ll be away, prove me right. Show me that you guys have it. Most of all, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31