On this Month’s edition of our parentinggist parent of the month segment, our guest is a wife, mother, a teacher and a great cook.
Learn from her experiences and share your thoughts with us.
Welcome to our parentinggist parent of the month for August 2017, can we meet you ma?
Thank you very much
My name is Rayo Abe, a wife, mother and entrepreneur.A Graduate of English Language from University of Ilorin
Served and worked with Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja for 4 years before resigning and moving to Lagos
Waooo I love it when Women introduce themselves as a wife, mother……what aspect of entrepreneurship are you specialized in?
Basically services – I teach women how to cook and run their kitchens effectively. I write recipe books and run online cooking classes. I also run seminars and events for women
A graduate of English, what motivated you to explore the cooking field instead of your course of study?
Passion. I love cooking
So many parents are still trying to discover their passion, trying to free themselves from the bondage of a day job and having more time for the family. How do you think they can discern the talent in them?
I think it’s very easy to know your talent – it’s what you love doing. What you do willingly. What you will do even without being paid. What comes naturally to you.
The hard part is knowing how to monetize it
Thanks Ma for that insight, can you throw more light on how these talents can be monetized?
That is the million dollar question, lol
But here’s the thing, people will pay to have their needs solved.
Find a need in society that your talent can solve
Charge to solve that need
When you add value to people, they will add value to you.
Some of us might say – but someone is already doing what I can do, what I want to do.
Yes, and more people will do what you can do. Because one person cannot solve that particular need for the millions of people who need that thing.
So, take your place, add your own personal touch, go the extra mile for your customers and rule your own share of the market.
How do you combine this job with being a wife and mother?
It takes a lot of team work – my husband, son and I. There’s no way I will be able to do it without their support.
Secondly, time management. I schedule myself and work within allocated time frames, plan ahead, prep ahead.
What has been your most exciting parenting moment?
Wow! I have lots. But the two that thrill me most:
1 – when my son questions me. It tells me I’m succeeding in raising him as an individual who has a mind of his own and is not afraid to challenge ‘authority’
2 – when I see him being kind and standing up for other. It tells me he is a compassionate, courageous boy
Great, mummy is doing a good job raising the next generation of good leaders. What advise do you have for parents in this tough journey of parenting?
You are doing a great job!
Too many parents doubt themselves and are plagued with guilt. We can do better, we will do better but for where you are right now – you are doing good!
Secondly – spend time with your children. When all is said and done, that is the most important thing. Spend time with them. Talk with them. Let them be free to speak with you and trust you. Cultivate a relationship with them. Love them. Let them trust in your love completely.
And don’t forget – you are the parent, be the parent!
Thank you so much for this wonder piece of advice for our esteemed parents, how can our parents reach you? Mummies who want to improve knowledge of cooking and daddies who want their wives to turn super star cooks?
Thank you for this opportunity.
Our mummies and daddies can reach me via:
Facebook – Lagos Housewife
Twitter – @lagoshousewife
And email – firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
You’re welcome ma, we are very glad to have you as our guest for this month.
You are welcome
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