32 years ago, our parents and their four children (Jenny, Vicki, Michael and I) arrived in NZ from Hong Kong, speaking no English. My father worked in my uncle’s Chinese takeaway shop in Porirua whilst my mother worked at a Lower Hutt clothing factory, and all four children studied at Naenae College.
Two years later, my father opened his first business ( a Chinese Takeaway) in Courtney Place, Wellington. After school, the four children would help out at the shop.
That’s where we learnt the basic business skills!
We learnt how to interpret people’s body language, for example if they walked straight to the counter, they usually were regular customers whilst if they approached hesitantly, they usually were looking for change for parking meters. If they came early in the morning looking around, they were usually looking for toilets.
Those daily experiences has helped us incredibly when doing business.
Thank you dad and mum and happy new year!
WINNERS FINISH WHAT THEY’VE STARTED. LOSERS DON’T, AND IN THE END THEY’LL REGRET FOR STOPPING.