I offended someone during the first day of the April Weekend Market--Holy Week Reflections #1

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Holy Week Reflections Entry #1
๐—œ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น.
Do you know how? Let me tell you in a while.
It all started good.
Having come across H+H for the first time, the client, was amazed at our product line all made by meโ€”Candy Turon, Spreadable Confections, and Savory Sauces.
He then asked me what or who my inspiration was for creating these products. ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™„ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™โ€”๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™„โ€™๐™ซ๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™–๐™จ๐™ ๐™š๐™™.
๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™; ๐™ž๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข.
He then said that heโ€™ll give me some advice on marketing, which is to never tell that because it offends old people such as him, who is already 60 years old. After all, the paying clients are adults and people like him and not the youth. He confidently said that right in front of the youth who are at my booth at the time to support me by purchasing my products.
And what did I do? I just nodded in agreement.
Should I have given him a piece of my mind? I believe not at that moment. ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ข๐™š.
All this time, I believed that my energy and passion will attract the right people, which I have been. But this also means that I will encounter clients who will find me too much and my beliefs flawed, and that is ๐™Š๐™†๐˜ผ๐™”.
๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜. You do not have to please everyone; you must take care of the relationships you have with the right circle.
Towards the middle of the day, guess what the lovely twist of fate is?
I met a familyโ€”Maโ€™am Beth, Sam, and Yogi--who were also amazed at what I make and do. They bought my products and we even got talking about how we can help each other in our own advocacies.
And I thank them and the several clients who went to visit us that day for receiving and matching my energy.
So to the youth and women striving to make a change in the community, keep on doing and telling the world about what inspires you.
Let them be offended.
Let your energy be too much.
In the end, what matters is ๐™ฌ๐™๐™คโ€™๐™จ ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™ .

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