Holy Week Reflections Entry #1
𝗜 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹.
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 me—Candy Turon, Spreadable Confections, and Savory Sauces.
He then asked me what or who my inspiration was for creating these products. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙄 𝙩𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝—𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙚𝙙.
𝙄𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝; 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙬𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢.
He then said that he’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. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙚.
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 𝙊𝙆𝘼𝙔.
𝗜 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗡𝗢𝗧 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗢𝗡𝗘. 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 family—Ma’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 𝙬𝙝𝙤’𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠.