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Redirections: Life and Career Shifts

Redirections: Life and Career Shifts

By RJ Acantilado
Redirections is dedicated to helping Filipino millennials who are currently stuck in a career they don’t love and are now wanting to pursue and monetize their true passion in life.

Weekly episodes are either about RJ's own redirection story or his value-rich conversations with people who changed careers and defied the odds.

You'll discover how they were able to make life-changing decisions, even when they were also afraid at the start.

These genuine stories bring you impactful lessons that inspire, guide, and support you on your journey as you thrive.
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Ep. 1 - From Resignation to Redirection

Redirections: Life and Career Shifts

Ep. 5 - Is College Still Worth It in 2022?
Would you consider attending college even if you did not find it valuable? Would you be willing to defy your family and society's expectations? In a world that places a premium on having a college diploma, how likely is it for a high school graduate to succeed in a competitive job marketplace? This episode features Cee Jay Tomas,  a twenty-two-year-old freelance business owner who is passionate about cryptocurrency trading and investing, NFT Marketing,  and Social Media Management Cee Jay walks us through a path he deliberately trudged when he went straight to work after finishing high school. “It is more fulfilling na sumalungat sa agos ng system ngayon, na tumanggap ng mga negative feedback, and be fulfilled and genuinely happy long term.” – Cee Jay Tomas Episode highlights: Uncover what made Cee Jay decide that going to college was not the right direction for him; Discover how Cee Jay bravely and successfully navigated the Digital freelancing space and found his niche; and Find out Cee Jay’s secret sauce to achieving career success and fulfillment. We appreciate you listening to us. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it and leave us a review. Connect with RJ: Facebook: Instagram: Connect with Cee Jay Tomas: Facebook: Instagram: Linkedin:
May 23, 2022
Ep. 4 - 3 Principles for Making Money Out of Your Passion
Are you stuck in a job that you don't really love? Have you dreamt of earning a living from doing something that you're passionate about? Good for us, because we live in days where opportunities are becoming more available and accessible. Join RJ in this episode, where he talked about the principles he lived by when he started making money by doing the things he loved. "Passion is not enough, you have to connect it with purpose" – RJ Acantilado Episode Highlights: 3 Principles for Making Money Out of Passion Passion is not enough. Take your passion and connect it with a purpose bigger than yourself. Build relationships with people who know your worth and the worth of what you're doing. Focus on creating value. Money is an echo of value. You cannot earn money if you don't know how to give value. Key Takeaways “I have many things that I want to pursue. However, since teaching takes a lot of my time and energy, I found it really difficult to pursue those passions. So, that urge me to go out of my comfort zone and start pursuing those things.“ “Don't stop by just building yourself or your business out of your passion, have a bigger purpose.“ “Connections and communities are the foundation for making money.“ “People pay for something that would fulfill something in their lives. Something that's valuable, impactful, and would make them happy.“ “By creating value, eventually, you will create wealth.“ In our upcoming episodes, we will be putting these principles into practice. Hear true-to-life stories from people who have lived up to these principles and how they were able to make money out of their passion. We appreciate you listening to us. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Connect with RJ: Facebook: Instagram:
May 23, 2022
Ep. 3 - 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making A Career Change
Have you always wanted to shift careers, but uncertainties keep on gnawing your drive to live the life of your dreams? Do you find yourself trapped in altruism, and you now want to go after what makes your heartbeat? That big leap of changing career – that move has never been so easy, but worry no more, for today, we’ll help you determine if it’s really a career shift that your life needs! RJ once lived a life where his job was also his everything. Join us as he shares questions you can ask yourself as you step towards a calling that makes life well-lived. “Not that it’s a bad thing, but what I realized now is that your job is not everything. It’s just a part of the life that you must enjoy.” – RJ Acantilado Episode Highlights: Understand why you have to free yourself from that space of altruism and let go of the idea that you need to sacrifice yourself to earn money; Discover why it matters that your job is in alignment with the values you live by and practice; and Find out five questions you can ask yourself before making a career change Questions to ask yourself before making that big career change: “Does my current workplace still align with my values?” “Is this something that still excites me daily? Do I still find myself doing the same thing in the next five years?” “Am I still growing? Am I doing something new? Am I breaking through my own limits?” “Is my current job positively or negatively affecting other areas of my life?” “Is my current job providing enough for me?” Key Takeaways: “I now have the statements reversed. Before, I would always say, ‘Masaya naman ‘tong ginagawa ko, kaya lang, nakakapagod; kaya lang, pahirap nang pahirap. But now I have that statement reversed, like, ‘Mahirap, nakakapagod, pero masaya.” “It's when we get in touch with our identity, the gifts that God has given us, kapag nagagamit natin 'yong mga talents na 'yon, lahat, that's when we exude brilliance; that's when we feel most alive.” “I believe that as humans, we were designed to grow, to explore, to experience breakthroughs, to reach new milestones, and that makes life a lot more exciting. That makes us look forward to waking up because we have something new to do, something bigger, something more exciting; and that makes life dynamic, and that puts the life in the life.” “Not that it’s a bad thing, but what I realized now is that your job is not everything. It’s but a part of the life that you must enjoy.” “If you're not able yet to reward yourself with the fruits of your labor, I believe it's time for you to find a job and find a new career that gives you the time and the money for you to do that, so that you may be able to thrive and strive even more.” We appreciate you listening to us. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Connect with RJ: Facebook: Instagram:
May 23, 2022
Ep. 2 - On Pursuing Different Passions (and why it's TOTALLY OKAY)
Discover why it might be hard for you to choose just one thing to do for the rest of your life and why it's TOTALLY OK.
August 09, 2021
Ep. 1 - From Resignation to Redirection
In this episode, I share the story of how I lived for 3 days without food, 4 months without God, and how I came to encounter His love and His redemption.
August 02, 2021
Welcome to the Podcast!
If you're looking for a podcast that covers topics such as changing careers, defying the odds, or shifting perspectives, this might be just up your alley.
July 27, 2021