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MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR
BY JAMES OH

Saturday, January 5, 2013

STORY OF APPRECIATION

**Story of Appreciation**

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a 


managerial position in a big company.



He passed the first interview, the director did the last 

interview, made the last decision.


The director discovered from the CV that the youth's 


academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the 

secondary school until the postgraduate research,

Never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked,

"Did you obtain any scholarships in school?"

The youth answered "none".

The director asked,

" Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"

The youth answered,

"My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my 

mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked,


" Where did your mother work?"

The youth answered,

"My mother worked as clothes cleaner.

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and 

perfect.

The director asked,


" Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes 

before?"

The youth answered,

"Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read 

more books.

Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said,



"I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean 

your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.*
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. 

When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let 

him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with 

mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.


The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as 


he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's 

hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in 

her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother 

shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair 

of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to 

pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were 

the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, 

academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother's hands, the youth 

quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.


The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked:


" Can you tell me what have you done and learned 

yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered,

" I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all 

the remaining clothes'

The Director asked,

" please tell me your feelings."

The youth said,


Number 1,

I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there 

would not the successful me today.

Number 2,

By working together and helping my mother, only I now 

realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

Number 3,

I have come to appreciate the importance and value of 

family relationship.

The director said,


" This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to 

recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a 

person who knows the sufferings of others to get things 

done, and a person who would not put money as his only 

goal in life. You are hired.


Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received 


the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked 

diligently and as a team. The company's performance 

improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given 

whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement 

mentality"and would always put himself first. He would be 

ignorant of his parent's efforts.



When he starts work, he assumes that every person must 

listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would 

never know the sufferings of his employees and would 

always blame others.



For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may 

be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel 

sense of achievement.



He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If 

we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing 

love or are we destroying the kid instead?*


You can let your kid live in a big house, give him a Driver 


&; Car for going around, Eat a Good Meal, learn Piano, 

Watch a Big Screen TV. But when you are Cutting Grass, 

please let them experience it. After a Meal, let them Wash 

their Plates and Bowls together with their Brothers and 

Sisters. Tell them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not because 

you do not have Money for Car or to Hire a Maid, but it is 

because you want to Love them in a right way. You want 

them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, 

one day their hair will Grow Grey, same as the Mother of 

that young person. The most important thing is your kid 

learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the 

difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get 

things done..

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