Ann Jacobe - a multi-passionate Technopreneur
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In Project Hardcore Sisterhood
Tuesday, 21, October 2014
We all go through challenges and struggles every day. I have accepted them as natural catalysts of resistance to our growth. They say that the harder they are, the stronger we become. With that mindset, we might as well enjoy life everyday and the best way to get us to that mindset is to treat Life as our Playground.

Here's how I view life as a playground... there are 5 areas in our lives where we should play everyday.
In Youphoric Labs
Tuesday, 14, October 2014
Just last week I have formulated a theory...

In this world we have a lot of differences - characters, beliefs, attitudes, interests, preferences.

But despite those differences, we form partnerships, companionships, teams, groups that are based on common ground. Relationships withstand the test of time when we share common goals and values with our partner or group. A strong bond is established that resolves any indifferences that may arise along the way. In this context, we don't form bonds or we separate or break away from people who don't share these commonalities with us. We grow faster when we are with people who share similar strong attributes as us. It is best to let go of relationships that present more resistance to our growth due to differences. It is not about putting people in cookie cutter molds or judging them. It is about forming bonds with people who will advance and grow with you because you believe in the same cause and share the same values.

Coming from that newfound belief, I have created an open letter to my team...
In Shoephoric
Tuesday, 7, October 2014
Entering almost 3 years in the scene, I feel that it's high time that we introduced the individuals behind Shoephoric. We have been head over heels (pardon the pun) in bringing shoe communities together as well as coming up with new ways to share and market wares for the shoentrepreneurs. The love for shoes serve only as a vehicle as we want it to lead to the growth of the community and veer it towards socially-relevant causes. One humble step at a time.

For this month of October, we took the liberty of introducing ourselves to everyone... still as passionate and shoephoric as ever!
In Youphoric Labs
Friday, 26 September 2014
By focusing on the 4cs you may find the clarity focus and inspiration you need for your business. Like diamonds in the rough, experience smoothens out the edges and brings out the shine and luster that we all aim for.
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Shoephoric
In Shoephoric
Tuesday, 7, October 2014
Entering almost 3 years in the scene, I feel that it's high time that we introduced the individuals behind Shoephoric. We have been head over heels (pardon the pun) in bringing shoe communities together as well as coming up with new ways to share and market wares for the shoentrepreneurs. The love for shoes serve only as a vehicle as we want it to lead to the growth of the community and veer it towards socially-relevant causes. One humble step at a time.

For this month of October, we took the liberty of introducing ourselves to everyone... still as passionate and shoephoric as ever!
In Shoephoric
Wednesday, 20, August 2014
There's nothing like daydreaming about your M.C.S. (Most Coveted Shoe, yeah I made that up.) It's just that feeling like you just don't want it, you NEED it... really BAD.

Well, the last few months have been a few purchases here and there to numb the heartache of not being able to own the apple of my eye. It's a sad fact that no matter how many shoes you purchase, there's the one that got away.
In Shoephoric
Thursday, 9, May 2014
Shoes are definitely on top of my priority list. They play a huge role in my outfit choices for the day and I find it awesome to share this hobby of mine with everyone- every single day!

That was the primary objective for www.shoephoric.com. After a lot of planning that went on and on for over a year and with my experience as a customer and a service provider, I believe that NOW is the perfect time to open the SHOEPHORIC SHOPS to give all collectors, merchants and resellers a PLATFORM TO BUY AND SELL SHOES ONLINE. All I can say is that I'm in a state of shoephoria! Let me count the reasons why:
In Shoephoric
Friday March 21, 2014
As you all know, my love for shoes go the extra mile. Whether it is helping a movement, building communities or getting likeminded people involved, I definitely am into turning my passion for shoes my medium in getting the MESSAGE OF POSITIVITY across.

I am more than excited to announce that finally, the latest version of Shoephoric (www.shoephoric.com) will be up and running sooner than you think! The website aims to achieve more interaction with individuals who share the same passion for shoes as I do. It's an online haven that aims to bring everyone together for the love of heels or Air Jordans, it's basically the same thing... it's for the love of shoes!
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Youphoric Labs
In Youphoric Labs
Tuesday, 14, October 2014
Just last week I have formulated a theory...

In this world we have a lot of differences - characters, beliefs, attitudes, interests, preferences.

But despite those differences, we form partnerships, companionships, teams, groups that are based on common ground. Relationships withstand the test of time when we share common goals and values with our partner or group. A strong bond is established that resolves any indifferences that may arise along the way. In this context, we don't form bonds or we separate or break away from people who don't share these commonalities with us. We grow faster when we are with people who share similar strong attributes as us. It is best to let go of relationships that present more resistance to our growth due to differences. It is not about putting people in cookie cutter molds or judging them. It is about forming bonds with people who will advance and grow with you because you believe in the same cause and share the same values.

Coming from that newfound belief, I have created an open letter to my team...
In Youphoric Labs
Friday, 26 September 2014
By focusing on the 4cs you may find the clarity focus and inspiration you need for your business. Like diamonds in the rough, experience smoothens out the edges and brings out the shine and luster that we all aim for.
In Youphoric Labs
Wednesday, 17, September 2014
Seth Godin is one of my favorite authors. In his latest book The Icarus Deception, he gave a different meaning to what art is. Something that we can apply to what we do, to renew the fire inside us.

We in the IT or Business fields might think that we are no artists. That what we do is practical stuff, not art.

Have you ever felt that when you talk about business or computer-related stuff, you have no artistry in you? That what you do is just plain work or responsibility. That it's mechanical - no heart, no emotion...

I disagree!

Although I love what I do with so much passion, I used to have that mindset that I am no artist. Learning about this new perspective of art changed my concept of work and made me appreciate what I do more. It inspired me to be even better at work and generally in everything I do - IT, business management, dancing, wellness and motherhood. All of them are art forms of choice that I'm truly proud of.
In Youphoric Labs
Wednesday, 10, September 2014
My talk at the 12TH YOUTH CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Harnessing the Power of Me

INTRODUCTION

First of all, I just want to say that I am feeling so good today! Today I get to share with you my learnings as a technopreneur and I get to perform for a tango event later. I've been looking forward to both and I can't contain my excitement... talk about perfect timing!

In conducting business, performing tango or expressing myself in everything I do, TIMING AND GRACE are key factors to my success.

My 10 year experience as a technopreneur has taught me this and it is what I would like to impart to you, the next generation of technopreneurs, to help you harness the power that is YOU!
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Project Hardcore Sisterhood
In Project Hardcore Sisterhood
Tuesday, 21, October 2014
We all go through challenges and struggles every day. I have accepted them as natural catalysts of resistance to our growth. They say that the harder they are, the stronger we become. With that mindset, we might as well enjoy life everyday and the best way to get us to that mindset is to treat Life as our Playground.

Here's how I view life as a playground... there are 5 areas in our lives where we should play everyday.
In Project Hardcore Sisterhood
Thursday, 4, September 2014
Stress is a staple in our everyday lives, whether big or small, dealing with it is quite a chore. But fortunately, we can all do something about it. Here's my list of effective stress busters based on my firsthand experience. I guarantee that they are effective! :)
In Project Hardcore Sisterhood
Wednesday , 26, August 2014
I love the concept of competing. It gives me the drive to be my best in what I do. Recently, I started preparing for a dance competition and I am so looking forward to it. Coming off victorious from many competitions myself, I am in love with winning. But this time, my definition of winning has changed. I've just realized that engaging in competition alone is already taking home the bacon.
In Project Hardcore Sisterhood
Monday, 18, August 2014
Last weekend, I was interviewed by students asking me how I got to adapt to this healthier path, this lifestyle that entails so much discipline and commitment. In fact, I used to find excuses and look for the easier way out. It then struck me, that I've finally come to terms with myself...

I call it my inner peace. It's a state wherein you just accept the way things are, that if you're always in denial, you will never make that move successfully. You come to terms with the premise that with acceptance comes natural change. It flows organically, a chain reaction, a string of great events that will never happen if you don't accept and make actions.
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Reunited with my Kitchen
In Reunited with my Kitchen
Wednesday, 3, September 2014
Life is a recipe of challenges- these challenges make it more flavor-filled and sweeter. Having friends and loved ones to cheer us up is something we should be thankful for every single day.

From my family, to my line of work, to my friends- I feel honored to have them here with me. I treat each and everyone of them as my pillars of strength and wisdom. A support system that knows no boundaries.
In Reunited with my Kitchen
Thursday, 19, June 2014
I find it really fun to share anything that moves me and makes me happy. I am way beyond stoked and excited for this second cooking demo at LifeScience that I will be doing for Mom bloggers. It's the joy of preparing the most healthy food possible in a fun and creative manner- easy to prepare and delicious at the same time!

Not to be short on recipes from my ever rich imagination, my cooking demo will be composed of the following parts, each recipe can be enjoyed separately or together as a full course meal. DIG IN!
In Reunited with my Kitchen
Wednesday, 11, June 2014
Who doesn't like Ice Cream? It's a treat that brings back our inner kid. It gives us a much needed cool down and it's a quick fix for the sweet tooth in all of us.

When I was younger, I've always had a soft spot for these cold treats but because I'm lactose intolerant, the side effects kick in as soon as I've finished my cup, regardless of what flavor it is.

And now that I have the resources and the know-how, I can make my own... guilt free and dairy free goodness, without scrimping on flavor, texture and taste!

I introduce to you my latest passion project, a tasty venture into the sweet world of alternative Ice Cream goodness... Ann's Dairy Free Ice Cream - a guilt free, much healthier alternative without compromising on the traditional and artisanal flavor that we've all come to love! It's Ice Cream after all!
In Reunited with my Kitchen
Friday, 30, May 2014
I've been really excited, tempted even to announce this one ahead of time!

It's the perfect way to cap off the week. So here it goes...

The Exclusive RWMK Prize Package which contains...

3 Food Detective Kits (PHP 25,500.00 value)
P10,000.00 worth of Mall Of Kitchen GCS
P10,000.00 worth of Healthy Options GCs
1 Jaffle Maker Breville (PHP 5,499.00 value)
with 2 Months PHS Training at The Playground by PHS.

goes out to Ms. Rosalyn Tamayo for subscribing to www.annjacobe.com!
Technopreneur
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I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur. I had my first start-up in 2003. I’m one of the prime movers in the Philippine start-up scene and I’m honored to be recognized as one of the community’s Faces of Change. I’m the Founder of Shoephoric.com, CEO of Youphoric Labs and Managing Director of The Playground by PHS.

I have always been in love with technology. Growing up, the toys I played with included resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, multi-testers laying around in my dad's shop. I graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and went on to pursue my Masters in Information Technology.

You can see that I have a great love for technology. I also have a great love for. . .  SHOES! I created my personal shoe database so instead of rummaging through my closet every day I simply browse my shoe albums in my computer. My simple “shoe organizer” has now grown into an online community that connects shoe lovers worldwide.

I’m passionate about life. I know that to be able to live my best life, I have to take care of myself. I love to dance. I love to exercise. I love learning how to nourish myself and my loved ones. I love to live a healthy life. It is for this reason that I also established The Playground by PHS. It’s a dance/fitness/wellness studio (both physical and virtual) to serve as a venue to help others in achieving an active and healthy lifestyle.

I chose the entrepreneur path because it allows me to pursue my passions. It is my hope that through this website, I will be able to inspire women like me to CHASE THEIR DREAMS and have the courage to TAKE RISKS. It is in doing so that we REALIZE OUR POTENTIAL AND ACHIEVE THE LIFE OF FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS.

Much love!

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