Surprise!!! May discovered an unknown talent during a 2-day trip
- Different roles: a student, an admin officer, a substitute instructor, and a coordinator of and host during the mentioned 2-day trip at reading club; a wife, a mother, and a daughter-in-law at home; an employee and the management at work
- Playing the roles: Identify the role, and its respective position and responsibility. Do your best to play it well
- Do whatever to it takes that benefic the group most
- Learn whenever you can. Do your best when the opportunity knocks
From where May finds time to do so many things
- Family, work, the reading club, the Chinese school, the temple…
- Manage your time: weekly plan, daily plan, split a big task into smaller ones
- Prioritize the tasks; Find time to plan
- Plan in advance. Do not wait until all elements are available. It might be too late
Why May attends the temple (Association for Dao Enlightenment) when being so busy
- Chinese Classics Reading Club, Mr. S. M. Hwang, and the holy scripts from the Saints and Sages
- Getting close to spiritual friendship. In general, such is a supportive relationship based on shared Buddhist ethical values and the pursuit of enlightenment
What May did to build her career after immigrating to the United States
- Being humiliated at school because her English was poor and knew very little of the subject. Showed her dignity by doing extremely well in class. Studied hard and improved her English skills as quickly and well as she could with a baby in tow.
- A goal: tried accounting but didn’t like it even there was a job offer. Pursuit a MS degree in computer science instead.
- Learned whenever and whatever she could. When the time was right, she moved on to better and higher positions.
May’s family education
- Teaching kids by their own deeds rather than verbal instructions
- Respecting children’s interests and helping them build their strength
- Being financially responsible. Learn how to invest, save, and use their earnings wisely.
- Moral education
Here are May’s Suggestions
- To all: Play your role well no matter how insignificant it might be.
- To immigrants: Leave your comfort zone. Learn the target language as early and well as possible.
- To the employees: Observe and learn. Overcome whatever obstacles to get the tasks done. Make sure you’re ready when the opportunity knocks.
- To the parents: be a role model. Children learn from what you do, not what you tell them to do.