I had an opportunity to join a special tour in Pascual Laboratories’ organic farm – Leonie Agri Corporation Farm. Named after the owner of Pascual Laboraties, the lady Pascual bought a large, isolated, acidic raw land in Nueva Ecija about a decade ago.
I believe that the Pascual’s applied the inevitable principles of business, thus resulting to a success.
From Vision to Reality
It’s hard to imagine how a self-sustaining farm land could have been once a desolate, acidic land especially if you were able to see how LAC Farm is now.
The Pascual’s had a vision to convert this property to a productive land. Though, it may had been impossible during that time, they held on to it. That is what make businessmen stand-out, VISION, seeing beyond what is seen through the naked eye.
Almost every product, service, man-made places started out as a vision of people. The personal computers we use now are a product of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s vision and imagination. The wonders of Walt Disney’s imagination of an entertainment plaza came to life, even before he ever saw it. Purely, because of his vision
And the Pascual’s have the same thing. A vision.
The LAC Farm focused on the vision they have – converting the once “cursed” land to a land full of life – both plants and animals. I’m pretty sure that they had and are having different sort of challenges starting and maintaining the farm. It’s never to easy to start and maintain a business. But then again, if a person is focused on the vision, and sticks to it, challenges will just be hurdles that one has to get over with. For what is important is getting to that vision and not looking into the problems as the end. For the ultimate end is getting to that vision.
Challenges may have delayed, sidetracked or even deviated LAC Farms from their original plan, but they didn’t lose sight of it. For they know their DIRECTION.
A key ingredient in any company’s success is knowing where to go. Like any regular traveler, you need to have a map on where you are heading. It may take you a couple of detours, but if you have a map, you will DEFINITELY know where you will go.
With Pascual’s vision as the destination – LAC Farm engineered their own corporate map and led them to what it is now.
Another noticeable trait of the farm is the abundance, not of just plants and wildlife, but also Bible verses. Anywhere in the 43-hectare property are verses. Places have been named after Bible verses. Verses that tells of God’s promises.
The Pascuals, the employees and stakeholders know who to attribute and dedicate everything – to God. This, I personally think, made it all successful.