It's with 50 other persons at Young NTUC, Crossroads last night lah!
And I never say no to free dinner if you are wondering why.
2 takeaways from last night's talk I would like to share with you:
From working in the corporate world (SPH) to co-founding her own boutique web consultancy, and to starting Bettr Barista, it has been a journey of small transformational changes and personal growth each step of the way.
There was no one single momentous mind flip moment or epiphany.
For those of you who have left school more than 5 years ago, have you learned anything new since leaving school?
Not learning a new word or discovering a new cafe has popped up in your neighbourhood kind. But something to add to your personal growth?
How about those who have been trading/investing for more than 5 years now?
Yes. You know what I am after,
|She looks better in real life|
Mastery of a craft and self esteem
To transform underprivileged women and youth-a-risk into skilled baristas, the 12 weeks course would break the trainees physically and emotionally down before rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem back through mastery of this barista skill. (I personally would prefer the word craft)
Men who went through Basic Military Training would understand. They break us down as individuals and rebuild us up as a unit. Going in we swore and cursed. But at passing out parade, there's a bit of pride that we made it through, didn't we?
What I'm impressed with is Pamela shared 80% of the trainees pass this course.
If something anyone and everyone can do, what's the point again?
It shows the training at Bettr Barista's Coffee Academy is vigorous.
For those who are not motivated with your day job, you may blame the pay, your boss, your back stabbing colleagues, big daddy, and god knows what!?
Do take a step back and reflect.
Maybe all the unhappiness is due to lack of self-esteem or confidence?
Can it be due to the lack of mastery in your craft?
I noticed some readers are trapped by words. Can't seem to read beyond words. Mention the word craft they will have mental picture of workshops, yellow hard hats, etc.
What lawyers and doctors do is also a "craft".
If we see what we do do as a craft, only then can we appreciate "Kaizen" - continuous improvement.
And the inner peace and happiness that comes from mastery of what we do.
Now you know why I say some invest/trade to escape; some invest/trade to achieve.