Ike Pono is a unique, self-empowerment seminar created by Bruce Conching, a personal success coach who has been in the industry for 30 years. Ike Pono empowers individuals to fulfil their goals and dreams through the context of Love and Respect. It originally started in Hawaii then spread all over the United States. Now, seminars are regularly conducted in Japan and the Philippines in Davao City and Manila.
Ike Pono is not just an ideal, it’s a way of life. It’s something you don’t just learn but also put into practice. Society can be too focused on responsibility. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if you focus too much on responsibility alone, it becomes a “have to”. But if you decide to put love first, then it becomes a “want to”. Doing it becomes a bit easier because you now “want to” do it. Again, Love and Respect must come first.
The venue for the seminar was at Insular Waterfront Hotel. It was right beside the beach so it was really relaxing to lounge outside during break time.
The seminar was mostly activity based and very interactive, which is a good thing as I tend to get bored pretty quickly. I learned that there are a lot of layers to a person and that everything is not always as it seems. And to get to the core of people, you need to trust and be open. You need to cultivate the relationships you have because when all else fades, relationships are what matter most. This includes your relationship with God, your family and friends – people that matter to you.
I learned that it’s not about the differences but the similarities. We all have a different journey, we have different stories, but the emotions we feel are the same. Anger, depression, hate, love, joy, excitement…We feel the same things. And it is our similarities that bind us.
You may think that you’re all alone in what you are experiencing now but you’re not. Around you are people who can relate to you. You just need to be courageous enough to open up.
Don’t go through life. Grow through life.
Another thing that can result from painful experiences is that we become callused and numb. And because it’s too painful, some of us choose not to feel anymore. I tend to be like that. When I’m going through something painful, I just want to fast-forward my life so I can rush through the pain and get to the good parts. But I learned that if you don’t feel the negative emotions like pain or sorrow or disappointment, you also prevent yourself from truly feeling the positive emotions. So it’s important to face the negatives and deal with it. Learn to take the lows and highs together. You can’t cheat real life.
Ike Pono was a great learning experience for me. I also got to meet a lot of awesome people who had their own stories to tell. I not only learned from my own journey but from theirs as well. Ike Pono is about sharing experiences and learnings. It’s also about family. Ohana. We were very supportive of each other during our limited time together. Even though we were together for just 3 days, we quickly bonded. I’m excited for the next half of the seminar.
Every experience makes you grow. Ike Pono taught me to treasure each moment and learn from it. To form strong bonds and value relationships.
The only journey is the journey within.
-Rainer Maria Rilk
Go live a Truly Wealth life.
For those who are interested to join the next seminar, Ike Pono is a 6-day seminar that’s cut into 3 days each.
Part 1: January 29-31, 2016
Part 2: March 4-6, 2016
Registration fee: 15,000php