Losing like a Champ
I’m naturally a very competitive person, not in getting my kids to get ahead of the rest, but I believe that if you were to do something, then do it REALLY well. Give it your best shot. T1 has obviously inherited this trait from me, perhaps even more so.
For the first few years of her schooling life, she has always wanted to win. And win she has in all her Sports Days, coming home with Gold Medals year after year thus far. She hasn’t faired too far off in all other areas of her schooling life either. All in all, she’s going to school, having fun and doing what other 8 year olds do. Average Joe, yet knowing that she is a winner in many areas.
However, now that she is in Upper Primary, she’s been forced back down to Earth. Everything is suddenly that much tougher. Last weekend, T1 had her Sports Day where she had to swim in a tele-match team event where every other swimmer was 1-2 years older (and taller!). Her team didn’t have the strongest of swimmers either so not only was her team last, she was the last swimmer for her team!
She had to swim the length of the pool, get out of it, run to the board to complete a jigsaw puzzle, and then jump back into the pool again to swim back across. The fact is, although her team was SO far behind, one could decide that it was no longer worth finishing, or just finishing it for the sake of finishing it, yet my girl, she did her absolute best in not only finishing the race ALONE in the pool, but finishing it as fast as she could! How low my morale would have been if I had been her, yet I saw the urgency in her face when she ran back to the pool after fixing that last piece of the jigsaw, and jumped in as though she was racing against some imaginary swimmers. And by the time she came out, she was panting yet all smiles!
Even though she was last, like wayyyyyyyyyy last and had to do this alone whilst the entire school watched/waited.
And I must add that I was even more proud of her to be last than all the firsts she has ever achieved. Because it does take some true spirit to still walk tall when you’re last.**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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