I've been wallowing in regret for leaving a career I've built to pursue a job that I thought would be more financially rewarding. Everything in your book really helped me put things in perspective, thank you so much. (K)
Your writing about pain, disappointment and hurt is something that I can empathize with. It's almost as if somebody read my thoughts and was able to put into words the sadness I feel. (V)
Very knowledgeable in matters about love and life. It was an honor to know him and meet him… I am very grateful to God that He allowed me to cross paths with Sir Nelson. He is not only a speaker nor a mentor, but also a friend... (M)
Hi, I'm Nelson! Welcome to my site!
I'm a published author, speaker, and trainer. But what I love most is listening to people. It's because I do know that life can be tough, even downright unfair. I have been there.
I can’t promise you solutions, let alone miracles. But we can journey together on-line and through the books, speeches and workshops I give about relationships, career and spirituality.
You talk. I listen.
Writing to encourage
I've published ten books to date. One of them, The Honeymoon Never Ends, won the 2012 Gintong Aklat Award for the inspirational category. Some of the anthologies I contributed to are: He Says, She Says and What God Says (with Dr. Harold Sala), Legacy: From One Man to Another, and Passion and Power: Pulpit Messages from the Filipino Heart.
I also penned a Sunday column of the Philippine STAR, 'Career Roadmap' for nine strong years, and contributed to periodicals and magazines such as Evangelicals Today, Business Mirror, People’s Journal Tonight, Light Touch, MOMS and FamilyWise.
A practical book that will help you discover yourself, find happiness in what you do, and make a lasting difference to your life and others.
- Katrina Letargo CEO, Moozen Core Consulting, Inc.
Is This All There Is?: Why Purpose Is a Journey and Not a Destination
Genre: Inspirational I Publisher: Anvil Publishing Inc. I 2019
Do you often find yourself asking, “Is this all there is?” Or do you ever get that feeling that most of your peers already have everything figured out, while you’re still clueless as ever about what to do with your life? This book is for you.
This is my latest book with Anvil Publishing and is available in National Bookstore. Released in September 2019, you can purchase a copy for you or for your friends, or buy an e-Book version too.
"I chanced upon your book at a time I am experiencing the darkest and loneliest time of my life.
As I read through the pages of your book, I felt like you were speaking directly to me while looking into my eyes... Thank you for allowing yourself to be an instrument of God's love and mercy to minister to millions of people like me." – K
"A no-nonsense book and a must-have for any working employee. This book gives a second chance to those who desire a new heart and passion in their careers.
Nelson Dy arms the interested reader with renewed hope as he tells story after story from memorable experiences of his or of those from whom he knew."
- Hazel Natorilla
"Nelson very realistically confronts the greatest monster that couples face - selfishness, the founding member of the AMYF Club (After Me You are First).
Nelson lays open his soul, telling you of his struggles with his old nature and how he learned the key to having a marriage where the honeymoon never ends!"
- Harold J. Sala, Ph.D.
speaking to empower
My passion is to give talks and workshops to share real-life, make-sense principles on career, communications, organisational culture, relationships, spirituality, purpose and more!
Let me know how I can help. You talk, I listen.
Let me know how I can help. You talk, I listen.
latest blog posts
Bias is about what you think should be. Limits are about what you think cannot be. There are people who immediately think how a problem cannot be solved, such as no budget, no manpower, no capacity, and so on.
Assumptions, perspectives, what you think is right. Sometimes the challenge to problem solving is simply you, or...your bias. Let me share some tips on how to skip this "b" at work and solve problems better than before.
Every organization loves a problem-solver. But being a great problem-solver does not mean you have the answers, but knowing where to find the answers. For that, you would need the three noes. Here's the first.
One thing I observed when you start “adulting” is that you have to figure out how life works. In school, you were pretty much told what to do: study these subjects, show up on these class schedules, observe these norms of acceptable behavior and so on. If you follow the rules, you will get your diploma. The problem begins when you enter the “real world” and rules don’t exactly come in a silver platter. Doreen Cooper’s book, #Adulting: 5 Secrets to Embracing Change in Life & Career, aims to give tips on how to step in to the real "adult" world and all that goes with it.
We all heard that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. But that is not enough. That first step must be in the correct direction and that we do not stray along the way. Problem-solving is like that.
It seems every office has the resident gossiper who flitters from cubicle to cubicle spreading tidbits of information.
What do you do?
How could a tender shoot burst out of solid concrete? It actually didn’t. But if we find ourselves in a difficult situation, it teaches us three valuable lessons that will help us grow through the cracks of opportunity. And look forward to become a sight to behold.
It’s not necessarily true that people are an organization's greatest assets. If that were true, the organization with the biggest head count would automatically win. Your real assets are people who know how to solve problems… and solve them better than your competitors!
Are you groaning (again) at the prospect of going to work? Is your job something you are enduring rather than enjoying? Perhaps your mantra is “If only I have the right job, I will be happy.” This is the paradox of job happiness. Don’t expect your job to make you happy. Rather, do your job to give value to others and happiness will follow.
The paradigm is that, in selling, don’t look for customers. Create followers who will buy from you even when there is a better deal elsewhere. Want to make your sales and marketing job easier? Here's a principle that is often forgotten, harder to do, but pays off more in the long run.
Remember Frozen? Time was when people were belting Let It Go, be it off-key videoke or professional cover. But I would disagree with Queen Elsa. There are things we really can’t let go. Take our past, for instance. Motivational speakers and counselors would tell us to “let go” of what we don’t like about our personal histories.
Nobody wants to be under quarantine. But it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing you can do about it. Here are three tips to keep making the most out of it. Quarantine gives us the gift of downtime. Use this gift wisely. Write down, review and implement your goals. Do incremental steps geared towards improving your value. Indulge in special projects that will give you a sense of fulfillment.
Has someone at work let you down? Has it made you wonder why you should even bother being kind to people? If so, I wrote this article for you. Let's continue to bother.