How are you coping with the new normal?
Whether you continue to work from home today
or you need to get back to work in the office, take care!
Today, I’d like to talk about the gift behind complaints.
I remember the “me” before.
I was too shy, too introverted.
I’ve always been shy ever since I was young.
Even when I already became an author, I was still too shy.
When people approached me or talked to me, I wanted to hide. Huhu!
After I wrote my first book and my first few books, so many people
wanted to treat me to lunch or dinner or snacks.
Their reason? They wanted me to teach them how to write a book.
I felt so uncomfortable with their invitations.
And I complained to God,
“God, why am I so painfully shy?
Why am I so introverted?
Why is it so hard for me to communicate with people?”
I would even catch myself crying because I couldn’t understand why I had to be too shy and introverted.
But God also placed in my heart the desire to serve sincerely.
So I thought of a way to teach these people how to write a book
and at the same time, respect my being an introvert.
I decided to put up an online course, which took me two years to create.
After that, I created more online courses.
Later on, my team and I ventured into creating online summits.
Then the global pandemic happened.
Even the events in the Philippines and abroad where I was supposed to speak were cancelled as well.
The Gifts Behind my Complaints
And then I realized…
OMG! My complaints — my shyness and my being introverted — were GIFTS!
In the midst of the pandemic, my team and I are able to reach and serve thousands of people from all over the globe (in the comforts of our own homes) through our online courses and online summits!
If I wasn’t so painfully shy and introverted, I wouldn’t have gone online as early as 2011!
My shyness and introversion prepared me and my business to thrive during this pandemic!
Our latest online summit, the HR Summit Global, which took place in April 2020, had over 10,000+ participants from 32 countries globally! And yes, we offered the summit for free!
What are your complaints right now?
Loss of job? Decline in income? No work, no pay? No clients coming in?
Or maybe you’re complaining about some unique traits you have.
Not outgoing enough? Too sensitive? Too emotional? A cry baby?
Whatever it is you are complaining about, be kind to yourself.
Then look at your complaints through the lens of Gratitude and Creativity.
Gratitude: What’s good about this situation? What can I learn from this?
Creativity: How can I turn this complaint into an opportunity?
There is GIFT behind your complaints.
Take care of yourself!
I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday!
P.S. Today, my shyness or introversion doesn’t bother me anymore. In fact, I love to talk to people these days. I feel like I’ve grown by leaps and bounds in this area.
If I can turn back time, I wouldn’t change a thing because my shyness and introversion turned out to be huge blessings.
There is gift behind your complaints.
Speaking of gift, I have a gift for you. For your reading pleasure, I wrote this eBook for you. You can download it here.