Is talent inborn or bred?

Is talent inborn or bred? It is both really. My natural talent is creativity. I got it from my Mom. If you needed a hundred ideas, I could come up with them. I am just usually too damn lazy to. But if you offered me enough chocolate, I would do it. That part of my brain is just wired that way. I am not good with numbers nor am I funny, but I can design almost anything. Just not necessarily a mathematical formula or a star chart from the galaxy.

T1, she is naturally talented in talking. LOL!!! OK, she’s also a really good ideas person always ready with several solutions to any problem. She is good at drawing too and making up stories, but not so good at creative writing. She says her hand gets painful when she writes so prefers just voicing out her stories. *faint* She is really good at coming up with ideas on how to get her sister to do something that she does not want to do and that is a real talent because if all Moms could do it, parenting becomes a freaking breeze. I guess that would make T1 a really good mother because she has all the caring and nurturing qualities too. She’s such a sensitive lass, my girl. She has been getting straight A’s at school despite taking a year out last year and despite being weak at Math the previous year, has managed to stay ahead by being persistent and diligent in completing her school work. I am so very proud of her. She’s a really good girl. My best friend.

T2, on the other hand, is a feisty little chilli padi. Although she’s a very sensitive girl who gets hurt easily, she can make my blood boil so hot till I feel like throwing her out the window many a time. Still. Even at 5.5 years old. But to be fair, she is getting better. Ever since she started school, she’s had to tow the line so I think she realises that there are boundaries that even her as a princess just cannot cross. Hahaha. Kudos to Mrs Raj. T2 is a natural singer, dancer and performer. She is very good in memorising song lyrics, sings to tune and dances like a pro. She takes time to warm up to strangers but once she is all warmed up, can perform and talk like an old grandmother. She is such a spark of energy and humour and brings joy to my days every single day. But can too make me lose my patience. Her reading ability is picking up and now she can memorise 30 words of spelling and ejaan every week. Something I really celebrate because I never expected her to do it due to her slower reading development as compared to T1 who started reading at 3.

It goes to show that both girls, have their inborn talents yet if they put their minds to something, they can achieve it too. It is the same for anyone. If you decide you will do something, nothing can stop you except yourself so give yourself a chance. If you really want to do something, get out of your comfort zone and just do it!

Look at Madonna. She’s not exactly a good singer at all yet she’s managed to top the charts many a time in history. Persistence and hard work WILL get you there if you really want something.

So if your child really enjoys something but isn’t very good at it, do not give up. Encourage, celebrate, persist. And one day, watch your child soar in whatever it is that she was never very good at. It all comes from the self esteem that you build upon them. If you let them believe they can achieve anything, they can. If you believe you can achieve anything, you can too.

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.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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