DD3: If you don’t adapt, you’ll be left behind

In this episode, I have the owner and founder of Rez Language Institute in Davao City, a test preparation center for IELTS, OET, TOEFL, PTE, and TOEIC. These are English standardized tests for visa applications.

Rez is also an active member of Toastmasters International for over 10 years. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership.

Rez and her business, along with others in the education industry were directly affected because of the COVID19 Pandemic. Listen in as we talk about her experience, her transition, and her plan of getting back in the game.

If I don’t adapt, I’ll be left behind. – Rez Gaid

We discussed:

  • Her experience during the onset of the pandemic
  • How she underwent DABDA: 5 Stages of Coping – Denial · Anger · Bargaining · Depression · Acceptance
  • Her experience in letting go of her physical office, closing it down, and moving back home with her parents
  • How she embraced technology and learning new skills that will be relevant in the future
  • Her personal transition (weight loss) and the new things she’s doing now 
  • The self-defeating thoughts and how to overcome them
  • Being prudent in our expenses and giving up a comfortable lifestyle in times of crisis,
  • Paying taxes and what’s due on time
  • How support systems are important most especially during these times
  • And so much more!


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