Learning from my daughter …. perseverance and humility

One of the most fulfilling moments about being a mother is to realise that my daughter has more to teach me than I have to teach her. It’s also one of my most humbling moments.

Paulina has gotten a part-time job selling auto servicing to car owners. Knock on doors, sell the package and she pockets a cool $50. She managed to sell two, and she was deliriously happy and called me about it. Then she decided to do tele-marketing, meaning cold calling. Leads generating, one confirmed visit, $20. I was concerned. Would she be deterred when someone bangs down the phone, would she be unable to answer their questions …. hey, typical motherly feelings …. can my daughter cope?

Yesterday, she called me to tell me she managed to get three leads …. after four hours of calling. And she said something that made me hang onto the edge of my chair. She made 100 calls to get three leads! 100 calls! And she didn’t give up! I am so proud of her! And to think I gripe so much when I can’t get to speak to HODs after only three tries!

Yes, thank God for daughters!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mitchel Alexis Quek
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 12:08:17

    This is a wonderful post, thank you for sharing!

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