Last March, I was in Mandaue Foam to buy an executive chair for my office. I just rented a new office and I was in the process of furnishing it. I was with our Admin Assistant (AA). We passed by the area for dining tables.
AA: (pointing at the glass table) Ma’am, bilhin nyo to para table nyo. (Ma’am, buy this table for your office).
Me: Pero meron na akong table, di ba?(But I already have a new table. I just bought it a few days ago)
AA: Pangit yun, Ma’am. Palitan nyo. (Your table is ugly. Change it.).
I love how candid our assistant was. She spoke her mind freely. I was also grateful she had an eye for what’s beautiful and what’s not. She cared about me enough to be that honest with me.
Prior to that conversation, my interior designer friend already proposed to me to have a table similar to what my assistant suggested.
She sent a photo of a table via messenger and said,
“Sha, look! This table is so beautiful!”
I looked at the photo and I couldn’t see the “beauty” she saw. So when my assistant seconded what my interior designer friend recommended, it made me see the beauty they saw.
I bought that glass table and I loved it!
I didn’t have an eye for interior designs but I have an eye for writing books and for teaching people how to write books.
Find your gift and nurture it. Find ways to share your gifts with other people.
If you don’t have an “eye” for something you need to accomplish, seek mentors. Find someone who can help you.
I wish you success and happiness!
P.S. I’m opening the registration to my signature online course The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge on November 21. To join the wait list, visit http://shanacino.com/write
P.P.S. My team and I are coming up with our signature planner called The 90-Day Productivity Planner. Using this planner, you can accomplish your most important goals faster, better, and without feeling overwhelmed. I’ll share more details soon!
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Sha Nacino is one of the most sought-after Filipino motivational speakers in the Philippines. She is the bestselling author of the books Money&Me, Mission Happiness, plus 7 other books.
Sha is the founder of The 90-Day Book Writing Challenge where she helps first time authors write their books. She also writes for Bo Sanchez's TrulyRichClub newsletters.
She regularly gives talks on Personal Finance, Happiness, Purpose, Success Principles, etc. If you wish to invite Sha to speak in your company or events, visit shanacino.com or email her at email@example.com.
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