By Melissa Lim
Global Brands Systems Senior Supervisor
Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone
I have always been excited about learning about new things, processes, and meeting new people. With my transfer to the Global Brands team, I was immediately given the chance to visit the Sardines Plant in Zamboanga, experience the International Food Expo Philippines at the World Trade Center Pasay, and attend the Global Brands Centurion Awards at the Sofitel Manila. As a new member of the team, I am very thankful to my line manager and to the rest of the team for their support and understanding as they always teach and guide me while I still learn the ropes and processes of Global Brands.
With my transfer, I needed to double-hat while we waited for my replacement for the position I vacated in Domestic Sales. The pressure to break targets and deliver my tasks on time was always present. But dedication and malasakit won -- we accommodated all price increases for November and December 2022, broke down the FY 2023 target, and set up the requested VolCap for a different business unit.
Moving outside your comfort zone is not easy, but it is a necessary step for any kind of growth. And for the succeeding days, weeks, months, and years, I will continue to push myself and overcome new limits.