Last weekend, we were very busy setting up for back to back events, and while doing so, a long serving manager of a venue made a comment when she saw me : "Hannah, how have you been? I want to share something that will encourage you. Do you know whenever I asked the young and new planners, who they are inspired by. Your name is the name they mentioned." I paused and pondered : Am I really happy to hear that? Or is there something I can do for the industry with my voice to the next generation? Looking back, I started personal instagram in recent year not because I love to share about my private life, in fact no one really knows the people that I love much, and I guarded this very closely.
But I instagram because I know my young adults and the next generation are listening. I have a group of youths that have been watching my life since I started Heaven's Gift. They knew me since I led worship in my younger days, and many still called me : Auntie Hannah.
I used to blog a lot because it is my way of therapy all along, and interestingly I drew a group of amazing clients and fans who actually read my blog. Then I merged with Kim for HW, and she was not comfortable to me initially being so open in the public media, and I restrained for a while.
But then I also realised, Hannah is who she is, bcos I am as real as it gets. I don't like to flatter, I learnt that if you want people to learn and excel, you need to tell them the truth even the hard truth, if not they will assume they are already there and often they ended up complacent and disillusioned. And I give compliments to those deserving. Maybe my method is not the best method, but that was how our generations were trained. We don't take short cuts, we don't allow ourselves to be complacent. We work hard, we discipline our body and brain, we work smart. We don't over promise, we always over deliver. And we learn not to assume or take at face value, we inspect before we expect, because we believe in excellence and not compromise.
That was my training as a student and the business world for first 10 years of my career before I went into creating my own business - i.e. Heaven's Gift. Now 14 years have passed as the founder of Heaven's Gift, and I looked back. I am very grateful that God has given me amazing clients who truly believe in me as a person, before my works. Every amazing creation you have seen, show you who I am, and who my clients are. They maybe well to do but they are often private, all they want is a good invested time for their friends. They have a style of elegance and sophistication that further inspire me to excel even better. And till today, they are still my fans and encouragers.
|My Clients then are my today's supporting Fans and Encouragers. I am grateful!|
Looking back, I am glad 2017 opens a new path. And I have also discovered the very thing I want for my life and my team. I don't want to create a business that is dependent on me, I don't want to own every business ideas that I have. In fact, I want a life that I can always call beautiful because I truly want to spend more time with the people I care about and love. Yet I know I am uniquely different, and God has raised me up to a time like this, to give me a platform that I can share, impart and empower. Not everyone has the opportunity of such, and as much as I am private, I learn again and again to be open about my business and how I have run it to where it is today.
The saying goes : Passion begets Passion, Faith begets Faith.
So for those creative entrepreneurs and the Aspiring to be, if you truly want to be trained under a discipline that I have gone thru, write to us to enrol in our Academy, because we are in for something real.
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