We had the good fortune of connecting with Rodger Visitacion and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rodger, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
I’ve loved this quote since I was in college studying Computer Science and started my first business.
Just thinking of this quote has gotten me through tough times. It reminds you that as the one being daring enough to try, you count. It reminds me why I chose this path. It also reminds me that failures are not really failures if you don’t let them be; they direct you to the correct path. And there is honor in choosing this path to make a better world for yourself, your employees, your customers, and everyone your business benefits.
I have learned not to take unnecessary risks, and learning what are wise and what are foolish efforts sometimes is hard-earned. However, this quote reminds me that there is true value in striving valiantly, regardless of the outcome. If you do not know defeat, then you can not know victory.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is great to experience many of the best things in life in one place and even in one day!
You can start the day at the Little Italy farmers market. We would then either go paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, biking, hiking, etc., depending on how adventurous or how much my friend enjoys outdoor activities.
We would grab lunch at the beach, probably with an ocean view.
For some fun culture, Balboa Park is always a great option. Depending on the day, we’ll check what types of events are going on throughout town, or just check out a lesser known but no less interesting part of the city and greater county area.
We can lay out at the pool to just relax since the weather is probably pretty nice.
At night, we can check out a neighborhood (North Park, or countless others) or Little Italy or downtown for a fancier experience.
At some point, we would definitely want to check out some of the great restaurants in the Convoy District or other less publicized neighborhoods. Being Asian, and generally liking different cuisines, there is a lot to explore. I’d say some Korean BBQ, ramen, dessert shops, or such is a great place to start!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my parents, who have supported me in countless ways, throughout my journey. Both my parents and their parents, who immigrated to the United States, worked tirelessly so that I could be a first in my family in following my entrepreneurial dreams.
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