𝗜 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀.
𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝟯 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴.
Yes, I had low sales and product failures but let me put things into perspective.
Pola came with my inaanak Suki. She bought her favorite Yema with Pili Spread.
This is one sale, but you know what it is beyond the financials? It is Pola's dedication to us, celebrating every bit of triumph we experience, no matter how small it is.
My LB youth clients dropped by to celebrate me on my first day. They bought their favorite White Mocha with Macadamia and Matcha Spreads. These are but 2 jars, but do you see what it shows? It radiates their passion towards me and my business that whenever I ask for support, they will be the first hands on deck.
My clients who received the jars of spreads in an upsetting condition provided feedback. But instead of putting me down, they helped troubleshoot as to what happened and what we could do better next time.
Bad for sales and branding? Very much so. But it taught us that we are more than just a transaction for them because they are willing to work with us through our challenges.
And you know what the best thing was, Ms. Ela, one of our clients got to meet Uncle Roberto. When I introduced them to each other, Ms. Ela was elated! Seeing them connect with each other was more than enough to keep my heart and soul warm for the day.
This is a reminder to all of us to not take failures at face value. It is an opportunity to tell ourselves,“𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱. 𝗜𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲."
So let's try again tomorrow, shall we?