Albert Einstein, Ludwig van Beethoven, and J.K. Rowling.
Aside from being famous, these people are known for being genius or gifted in their respective fields.
Hindi lahat pinalad maging gifted or talented and minsan mapapa-sana all ka na lang sa kanilang talent.
However, I believe talents or skills are not enough for a person to be successful.
And the aforementioned people didn’t rely on their talents alone to achieve their goals in life.
All successful people worked hard, faced several mistakes and failures, and persevered despite setbacks and obstacles.
They never stopped learning.
They continued to explore new things.
They didn’t quit or gave up.
It’s easy to go on when things are going your way, but it’s a different story when there are challenges and obstacles that keep you from moving forward.
According to inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
I believe success will not be elusive when you combine hard work and determination regardless of your talent.
She used to be a dental assistant and then became an unemployed person.
Initially, she looked for jobs that wouldn’t require her to go out due to the pandemic.
Her failed efforts to work in ESL made her feel discouraged.
But she believes in her own skills and knows that she only needs to practice and work harder.
It motivated her to pursue online freelancing.
Shane used to be a dental assistant and then became an unemployed person. Initially, she looked for jobs that wouldn’t require her to go out due to the pandemic. Her failed efforts to work in ESL made her feel discouraged. But she believes in her own skill and knows that she only needs to practice and work harder. It motivated her to pursue online freelancing.
How long did it take you from that time na you're looking for WFH jobs until nadiskubre mo ang VA Bootcamp?
It started during pandemic palang while I'm applying for an ESL jobs kasi ayoko mag take ng risk to work outside kasi wala pang vaccine noon.
With the many months of frustrations di ka ba na depress? Hindi ka ba nag give-up?
Somehow, parang may mga time din, di ko lang alam kung depression ba ang tawag dun. The symptoms are there. Yun para bang wala ka ng gana sa lahat. Nalulungkot ka talaga kasi at first confident ka, may skills ka, tapos bigla kang babasagin agad.
With your experiences of rejections Shane nag self-reflect ka ba? Na identify mo ba what is the reason why, majority?
Yes! Kaya pala walang positive results ay dahil may mali akong ginagawa, kulang ang aking ginagawa. I learned kung ano ang tamang approach.
Kumusta ka na after you enrolled the VA Bootcamp? May mga clients ka na ba?
Yes! nakakuha ako ng clients when I joined the Guided Hustle Challenge, a good person from GHC outsourced it to me.
Now that you are in freelancing can you compare yung mga sinasabi mo dati na kulang sayo when you are applying for BPO and ESL jobs? Pareho din ba sa freelancing?
Di naman po kasi natutunan ko na siya along the way. Kasi yung sa freelancing jobs willing sila na magturo sayo. Meron ka na kasing skills ang kailangan nalang is matutunan i-apply.
How long did it take for you to regain your self-confidence?
Actually ngayon di pa naman siya fully recovered. Ilang buwan palang kasi ako sa freelancing (4months). Ang maganda lang ngayon is alam ko na ang gagawin ko, nandun na yung confidence na I can do it talaga.
Could you give us an example na pagka-mali ka ay okay lang sa kanila (Client)?
There was a task that introduced to me na di ako familiar. It's about excel. Basic lang kasi ang knowledge ko dun. Nung itinuro sa akin ang task gets ko naman pero nung ako na ang gagawa na mag-isa hindi ko na alam. Kinabahan na ako dahil baka di na ibigay sa akin ang task, pero ang sabi niya okay lang yan, willing din naman ako na turuan ka, okay lang na within this period, okay lang na magkamali pero once na mag exceed ka na, yun na yung parang di na okay.
Yun bang pag-aaral mo ba sa VA Bootcamp, was it difficult for you?
Sa WordPress po ako nahirapan. Di ko siya masyado napagtuunan ng pansin. But during my internship mas na explore ko siya.
Since sabi mo outsourced ka naman. Did you ever try na mag-apply sa mga platforms? Did you try to get clients on your own and how was it?
Sa ngayon po medyo madaming task sa current client ko kaya di po ako nag-aaply sa Upwork.
Buti naman na yung ayaw na ayaw mo na task dun ka pa napadpad, at so far mukhang enjoy ka naman. I like that. Will there be a time na sasabihin mo na ayaw ko ng Excel talaga? Do you think in the future na may ganun kang sentiments?
Feeling ko wala, kasi nag eenjoy na ako sa excel. Di siya about sa money, kasi kung sa money lang din parang di nalang. Natututo kasi ako sa task ko ngayon. Yun naman talaga ang habol ko.
Have you ever planned your future as a freelancer? meron ka bang naka set na pattern? What would you do from here?
For now, I'm not rushing anything. Sa time-line ko okay lang ngayon na nasa learning skills pa ko. Then, kapag sobrang confident na ako dun sa ginagawa ko saka ko na siya ilalagay sa portfolio ko. Sa ngayon na newbie ako, okay lang na maging slow as long as merong progress. -Shane