When I first read about Jonha Revesencio I knew I just had to feature her on this site. She is young, motivated and a very interesting person. I say she is interesting because she’s got so much going on with her life and career at her age! She is also very active in the Philippine Social Media scene and owns few successful websites which cover finance, social media, travel, food, technology and celebrities.
I want you to know how she is doing it all, especially with her financial dreams and living a life she had always wanted to have.
This is her story:
AMS: Tell us about yourself. Your education, training and where you are currently involved in.
Jonha: I’m Jonha Revesencio but most commonly known as @jonharules on the web. I’m a Social Media Strategist and Online Community Manager. I took computer programming in college, took a few units in Marketing while I was working full-time but most importantly, I’m a student of Life.
I’m also a Certified Inbound Marketing Professional and was previously included in the World’s Coolest Intern – Top 10 (Details here: http://ijustdid.org/about/certifications/)
AMS: Tell us about how you become involved in your current project and its mission?
Jonha: Being a freelance Online Community Manager, I handle various projects and campaigns for brands and individuals. Each company and brands have different missions. I guess it’s more on my personal mission why I joined and work with them. I like working for companies and individuals who do not only exist for themselves and their gains but also aims to do something bigger. I also support projects that help develop future leaders and help bring out the beauty inside every person.
Prior to that, I had a regular day job which I quit (after more than 4 years with the company) because I felt that it’s no longer leading me to my personal and career development goals.
AMS: What is your vision of these projects?
Jonha: I like working with projects and campaigns that do not only try to sell or promote themselves but also create an impact on the society. I’ve worked with various brands that proactively helped typhoon victims in the Philippines as they need them.
AMS: Who or what inspired you to be who you are? Have you always been involved in similar projects?
Jonha: I’ve been told than I’m more of a street smart person. My career path has never been straight but I believe it’s always on the upward trend. After college I worked as a telemarketer, then a social media manager, then an online community manager and an advocate for saving money (self reliance). Whenever I want to develop specific skills and enhance existing ones, I turn to people who are already doing them. People in my network, or I network with people who specialize in them. I believe that “If you can’t find it, create it”.
AMS: What are some of the greatest achievement that you’ve had?
Jonha: Personally, I always take it as an achievement whenever I learn something new. Here are just some of the highlights of my career, I guess.World’s Coolest Intern Top 10 Finalist [Article] [Video]
Yahoo! Philippines Who Rules Cool Winner (Yahoo! Mail Ambassador of Cool) [Video] [Article]
GMA News TV Interview on Think Before You Click [Video]
Inbound Marketing Certified Professional [Article] [Certificate] Gathered 7 Blog Posts/ Supports within 24 hours during the WCI Campaign: Supporters During the World’s Coolest Intern 2010 for Standard Chartered Bank’s
AMS: Who are/were your motivators?
Jonha: Great question. I usually get asked who my inspirations are but motivators lead you into action. My mom is my constant motivator. She’s simple but she’s really good at the world’s toughest job – being a mom.
Other motivators include being bullied in grade school. As Princess Diana was once quote: “Success is the best revenge”, instead of being bitter over that part of my life, I took it as a challenge to improve myself and hopefully set as an example to those who have or are experiencing being the weakling.
Right after I graduated in elementary, I made a commitment to myself that the bullying has to stop. It has to stop and I had to stop it. My plan was to improve myself in whatever I do thinking that whatever it is my classmates could do, I could do too. Because just like that, I am a daughter of God – whom He created with others equally. With that mindset, I was able to -participate in the classes better, got the confidence of my teachers and those who bullied me in grade schooled ended up looking up at me as an inspiration. We all have weaknesses, but what makes the difference is how we deal with them. Might as well deal with them with a positive outlook.
AMS: If you were to tell us what are the most important skills that you need in order to be successful in life- what are they?
Jonha: There is probably no single secret formula to success. Everything little experience and skills we learn along the way all pile up and contribute to what we could become.
I think we just need to identify the things that we’re truly passionate about, develop skills and improve on existing ones. Don’t try to be someone else’s exact replica. It’s just a waste of the uniqueness that God has bestowed you with.
AMS: What are your next goals for yourself?
Jonha: I have short-term and long-term goals.
Financially, I wanna be able to save enough money so I could pay off the rent-to-own townhouse which we will hopefully move in later in the year.
Personal-development: I want to learn new set of real-world skills like cooking or maybe just start with baking.
AMS: What is your definition of success?
Jonha: Success doesn’t happen overnight and there’s definitely no shortcut to greatness. The more you try to rush things out, the more likely they’ll fall apart. The more you learn along the way, the more likely all the pieces to success will fall together.
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