The Gift Of Giving

“Nothing else in all life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller

As the year comes to an end, we joyously celebrate the holidays with our families and shower them with love and spend meaningful moments with those we hold dear. There is no greater joy than bringing happiness to others, especially those we love.

Through our daily grind, we may tend to forget about others who are underprivileged or those that may not have the same opportunities as we do. MyOutDesk has always made it a point to extend the movement beyond its family members and share their blessings with those in need.

In the Philippines, there are many people in difficult situations, simply trying to make it through each day. One of the countries’ indigenous peoples called the Aeta, are some of them.

The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the Philippines. Aetas are considered as the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations. They are nomadic and build only temporary shelters. (Click here for more information about the Aeta people)

Rapid urbanization has turned tiny Aeta forest settlements north of Manila into virtual islands, their nomadic lifestyle shut down as the deer, warthog, and jungle fowl they hunt for food are extirpated. Currently there are an estimated 35,000 displaced Aetas living in shelters or small communities struggling to assimilate into the “modern” world and adapt to a new lifestyle that the new age has brought about.

Last December 18th, 2017, MyOutDesk held an outreach program to spend time with some of the Aeta people, share in their culture and bring them some much needed supplies. Headed by MyOutDesk’s CEO, Daniel Ramsey, some of our Virtual Professionals made the trip to Porac Pampanga, a few hours’ drive from the nation’s capital.

Upon their arrival, MyOutDesk volunteers were immediately
greeted with gifts. These are papayas picked from the community’s trees.

All smiles.

Canned goods, snacks, toiletries, flip-flops, water containers, pails/buckets,
blankets, pillows, clothes, school supplies, flashlights and batteries.
These are some of the supplies that were distributed to the natives
because these are the things that they said they needed the most.

Showing off their talents, some of the Aetas pulled out their guitars while others danced.

While those involved in the outreach sought to help the Aetas out, they brought home so much more than they bargained for, hearts full of joy and gratitude, there truly is no gift like giving.

Not just a business but a company with a heart, this is what MyOutDesk aims to be be. To have a purpose that serves the greater good and to stand for more than just revenue and gain.

If you wish to be part of this movement in any way, please feel free to contact us.

(Photo Credits to Anna Sarrie Millarez, Ted Mariano, Karen Gopez and Arbee Tolentino)


The Great Conversations You May Have Missed This Year

2017 has been an exciting year for MyOutDesk!  Along with launching our Business in a Box and introducing our 7-figure Agent Road Map , we have had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with a few of the many brilliant minds that fuel and thrive within the Real Estate world.

Whether they are innovators of ground breaking systems or top-producing leaders, our well of knowledge has grown deeper through the insights and nuggets of wisdom they have shared with us over the past year.

We are grateful to each and every one of you who have participated in these conversations, to those of you who have tuned-in and joined us in our quest to gain more knowledge through the wisdom of our valued guests.

For those who missed some of these opportunities or those who would like to review or revisit these exchanges, we have scheduled a series of replays within the next few weeks.

Please click on the links below to register:

In this FREE workshop, you’ll learn strategies for finding and attracting the right hire with the right skills, The difference between talent and non-talent, compound leverage in the hiring process and much more.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
9:00 am to 10:00 am PST



In this FREE workshop, our special guest from Active rain will discuss how to set up a predictable listing machine with your Virtual Assistant.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
9:00 am- 10:00 am PST





In this FREE webinar, you’ll learn how to set up a predictable listing machine with your Virtual Assistant.

Saturday, December 30, 2017
9:00 am – 10:00 am





Learn strategies from Lisa Archer, CEO of Live Love Homes International. Lisa coaches realtors and has several offices in the US. She was on Inman’s 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate 2013 and 2014 and Swanepoel Power 200.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:00 am – 10:00 am PST




We’re joined by Chris Watters, founder of Watters International Realty and author of the Million Dollar Real Estate Team as he talks about how to achieve success and expand your business to new heights.

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:00 am- 10:00 am PST



We look forward to another year of amazing opportunities and even more discussions with you!
We would also like to take this moment to thank you for all of your support and to wish you a festive Holiday Season.
May we all continue to learn, grow and prosper in the fast-approaching new year and beyond!


If you would like to schedule a free, one-on-one strategy session with one of our specialists, so they can walk you through our 7 Figure Agent Road Map please Click HERE.


The Sticky Challenge & The Leverage Inventory Framework

Leverage is a tricky skill.  The Problem is that you want the task done a particular way (the RIGHT WAY).  The opposing problem is that there simply isn’t enough time in your day to truly finish everything.  The trick as an entrepreneur is to do ONLY the task that will impact your goals.

There are 3600 seconds in an hour and 28,800 seconds in a full 8-hour day….

What would it be like to view time abundantly and from a strategic perspective?  Have you ever met a person who wasn’t in a rush, didn’t have a checklist, and wasn’t worried about their next meeting?

The Leverage Inventory can help you with that…in fact it could be a framework to guide you down a whole new lifestyle perspective on Time Freedom.

The Leverage Inventory is simply a practice that you or your whole company can complete in one week.  Simply spend 1 full workweek doing inventory of what YOU do all day measuring DPA vs. non-DPA activity.

An important distinction is Legacy vs. Non-Legacy.  The Merriam-Webster definition of Legacy as: a gift by will especially of money or other personal property.  At MyOutDesk we define the Gift of Time the ultimate gift we can receive from someone.  So our definition of a Legacy task is anything that gives you leverage inside your business and so the setting up of a Legacy task like building out a CRM or a referral program is the ultimate gift because it creates the wonderful gift of TIME FREEDOM.   The best business hack for doing this is the almighty sticky challenge, simply spend the day or several (a full week is best) writing down everything you do and the total time it takes you do complete the task.  If you’re an over achiever you could create a spreadsheet and really create a great visual representation of what your day is actually filled with.

As Bonus #1 for reading this article I’ve added 3 slides you can download and use as a quick guide to complete your sticky challenge, sort your task by DPA vs. Non-Dollar Productive, and then also a framework for deciding what should be delegated.

Bonus #2 I really want to help you net a million dollar in your real estate business, so let’s talk about how to prepare for year-end planning, using The 7 Figure Agent Map.   Now that you have the Leverage inventory ask your team and even yourself what would happen if your company had laser focus on Dollar Productive Activity?

For instance one of my favorite clients entire operations staff was taught to ask for referrals on every phone call they took.  What was the result of having a hyper focus on DPA of asking for referrals?  In 2017 they’ve received more than 785 referrals this year.   That same client Toril said it best, “Anything that can be done Virtually should be done Virtually.”

“Anything that can be done Virtually should be done Virtually.”

I truly find that statement an enlightening one.

You see Toril has 4 of our Virtual Assistants and they help them do everything that isn’t sales related, everything from maintaining their lead tracking system, transaction coordination, creating world class marketing.  It’s amazing what her team of 12 sales people have accomplished using our Virtual Professionals.

Bonus #3 MyOutDesk will fully help you build a plan to net a million dollars!


7 Figure Agent Map strategy call :

  • How many transactions did you close in 2016/2017?
  • How many listings vs. buyers did you close?
  • Where did the Listings & buyers come from (i.e. lead source)?
  • Who is on your team today and their job description
  • What is your goal for 2018?


We call the above your Velocity Snapshot, because in a glance with the above information you as the business owner can assess exactly what you should focus on for the coming year.

MyOutDesk brand promise:  We Find Talent and Make Committed Matches!

My simple hope for you is that you create laser focus within your business and find the exact leverage you need to grow in 2018.

Here are some testimonials from our valued clients.


Thank you

Daniel Ramsey

Giving Back with Gratitude

While the origins of Thanksgiving are not native to the Philippines, MyOutDesk’s hard-working Virtual Professionals understand and appreciate the spirit of being grateful for one’s blessings. Aside for the company-wide outreach that we organize each year, our Virtual Professionals in their respective regions take the holiday season to give back to their communities to those […]

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