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Mike Grogan is an Inspirational Speaker, a Peak Performance Coach and a Transformational Trainer. He has helped 1000’s of people go further faster in 8 countries from Corporate America, to Hospitals in Africa, to Humanitarian Organizations in Palestine. Today Mike lives and works in the Philippines. He is the founder of “Best of You” a movement committed to inspiring and empowering 1 Million Pinoys to go further faster by Easter 2018. Each week Mike will interview an inspirational person with a message designed to empower you to go further, faster. We strongly believe that listening to these messages will make you a better version of you. Subscribe now so that you will never miss an episode.




Episode 85: Why I quit my Corporate job to make Breads with Danny Moran

Join us in this podcast episode where Mike sat down with Danny Moran in his very own successful restaurant Amici. They talked about the journey behind Danny Moran’s successful run in his venture and what made him decide to leave his promising professional life behind and be an entrepreneur. And also find out how Philippine Mango helped Danny in one of the most challenging parts of his business life.

Duration: 00:46:44

Episode 84: Ditching the Shirt and Tie with Tom Graham

The Philippines has a long history with colonizers. From the Spaniards in the 16th century to the Americans after the Philippine Revolution to the Japanese in World War II. So while we're welcoming to foreigners who come to visit the country for a holiday, we're wary of those who decide to stay and explore opportunities in the country. It's inevitable to think that they're here to exploit our resources and get rich off our backs. Such is the challenged faced by English journalist Tom...

Duration: 00:28:48

Episode 83: Pursuing You Best Life with JB Borromeo

You know at least one person like this. This may even be you. A person who's going through the motions of living. Waking up every morning, dragging himself/herself to work, coming in late most of the time. Someone who's so unmotivated that work becomes a prison he/she seeks to escape from the moment that secondhand declares it's 5PM. Someone who finds no sense of fulfillment or happiness from their career. Our guest for today, author and motivational speaker JB Borromeo, was such a...

Duration: 00:43:05

Episode 82: Trading a Diploma for Ducks with Alvie Benitez

For Filipinos, a diploma holds a certain kind of power. It opens up a lot of opportunities and is considered key to a good, if not better, life. That's why when Alvie Benitez informed his grandparents that he will be dropping out of college after failing his thesis, he heard the longest string of Spanish bad words in his life. To say that he encountered strong opposition from his close family and friends would be an understatement. A man with weaker conviction would have caved in and...

Duration: 00:44:54

Episode 81: On the Quest for Excellence with Marie Cavosora

Picture this. You’re in your 30s living in San Francisco in an apartment that is your source of pride and joy. You have a supportive network of family and friends around you as well as a dream job with great employers. There’s really nothing else you could want. You love your life. Now, think about giving all of these up. Would you? Our guest for this episode Marie Cavosora, founder and CEO of CalaBoo, did. She sold her apartment to live in an urban ashram with just a tent and a yoga mat...

Duration: 00:51:02

Episode 80: Coming Home to Opportunities with Dr Cris Enriquez

With the current political climate, many Filipinos abroad are feeling hopeless for the Philippines. They'd rather stay abroad and, if possible, migrate with their family, believing that a better life awaits them in a foreign country. Not Dr. Cris Enriquez. Recognized as the only medical doctor in the world who trained and specialized in four different medical specialties, Dr. Cris decided to move back to the Philippines after living and practicing medicine in the US for 50 years. He...

Duration: 00:40:37

Episode 79: The Rise of the Pinoy Podcast

After a long hiatus, we're back with a better and more inspiring podcast for Filipinos all over the world! Listen and find out what you can expect in "The Rise of the Pinoy Podcast."

Duration: 00:03:46

Episode 78: You Were Born for Greatness

You were not put in this world to please everybody and neither should you try to do so. But how should deal with criticisms from other people? How can you cope with all the negativity thrown your way? Mike has advice for you in this episode.

Duration: 00:05:33

Episode 77: Your Daily Victory

Small, daily dose of changes can be the key to your success. How? Mike explains in this extract from sixth chapter of his book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos." This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and Amazon. Grab your copy now! LISTENING TIME: 5 minutes, 35 seconds

Duration: 00:05:32

Episode 76: Embrace Your Pain

Embracing your pain will qualify you to become of service to more people. How? Mike explains in this quick reading from the fifth chapter of his book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos." This book is now available at all Fully-Booked branches in Metro Manila and Amazon. Grab your copy now!

Duration: 00:05:47

Episode 73: Your Unique Assignment


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Episode 72: Find Your Inspiration

We are dedicating this episode to the men and women behind May we continue to inspire each other to excellence. We have a long way to go before we reach our targets but we're going to get there! This episode is part 1 of a special 7-episode series featuring extracts from each of the chapters in Mike's upcoming book "The Rise of the Pinoy: 7 Powerful Lessons of Success from 21 World-Class Filipinos."

Duration: 00:05:14

Episode 71: Creating Your Masterpiece with Marianne Mencias

Robin Williams. Alexander McQueen.Kurt Cobain.Ernest Hemingway.What do these people have in common? For one, they’re all considered icons in their chosen fields. Williams was an award-winning actor, McQueen was named British designer of the year for four times, Cobain was a rockstar and Hemingway was a literary genius. All of them are successful and, by all appearances, seem to be doing what they were born to do. Yet, they chose to end their lives. Why? Our guest for today, Marianne...

Duration: 00:32:12

Episode 70: Motivating the World with Lloyd Luna

Lloyd Luna is a firm believer in the power of following one’s passion. In respect to his parents’ wishes, Lloyd finished a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. After graduation, he decided to follow his gifting as a master communicator instead of pursuing a mediocre career as an engineer. After several years as a newspaper columnist, he became a serial entrepreneur. He founded his first company in 2005: Lloyd...

Duration: 00:39:55

Episode #69: Mike's Health Transformation

Do you think yourself healthy? Mike certainly thought so for the past few years until he met Chad Davis of Primed Life in late 2015. Chad convinced Mike to "go prime" at the start of 2016 and he has never been healthier. Listen to Mike's personal health journey and the benefits from getting primed.

Duration: 00:13:53

Episode 68: Primed for Health with Chad Davis

“Getting fit” and “losing weight” are very popular New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, these vows are also the ones that are most commonly broken. If you are struggling to be the “best of you” physically, Chad Davis can help. A wellness coach and triathlete, Chad shares tips for achieving a healthy lifestyle in his blog, Originally from Australia, Chad and his wife Natasha brought their kids to the Philippines over a decade ago to get a taste of the international...

Duration: 00:47:27

Episode 67: From the Slums to Success with Art Tugade

Rags to riches is an accurate description of Arthur Tugade’s life story. He grew up in a squatters’ area called Tatalon Estates. Despite his impoverished background, Art was able to finish Law at San Beda College thanks to his parents’ self-sacrifice and a scholarship. After founding Perry's Holding Corporation, Art has turned his attention to public service and is now the president and CEO of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the organization responsible for managing the real...

Duration: 00:39:33

Episode #66: Becoming Filipino with Peter Wallace

Why would a successful businessman from Australia want to become a Filipino citizen? Peter Wallace has spent decades in the Philippines, longer than 70% of the country’s young population. A former cadet engineer, Peter first came to the country in 1975 to put up a factory for an American multinational company. In 1982, he established The Wallace Business Forum, a company which has given advisory services to over 150 corporations and aid agencies in the country. His company has been...

Duration: 00:28:54

Episode #65: 5 Things To Stop Doing Now

To have a more productive and fulfilling life, you need to learn to say NO to a lot of things that take away from your time and the things you should be doing to become the best version of you. It could be as simple as saying NO to adding an email app on your phone or as difficult as saying NO to coffee with friends. Thus, in this episode Mike Grogan shares with you five things that you can STOP doing now so you can focus on what you're doing, be more productive, and improve your quality...

Duration: 00:13:10

Episode #64: Becoming a Freelance Champion with Marvin de Leon (Part 2)

In the second part of his interview, Marvin de Leon of Freelance Blend talks about the benefits of freelancing, particularly on family life. He also offers advice on how to deal with negativity and forgiveness. For full show notes, please visit

Duration: 00:22:01

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