Leader in the Spotlight: Cherryl Pagayon
This super mommy proves that faith, hard work, and perseverance are essential ingredients to a successful Sophie business.
NAME: Cherryl Pagayon
*Member since May 2018
"Family lover. Madiskarte. Super Mom."
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT SOPHIE PARIS AND OUR PRODUCTS?
I found out about the amazing products of Sophie Paris and the business opportunity from Ma’am Conchita Sucaldito who is an active member of Sophie Paris Pagadian. I got intereseted because of the broad design choices in the catalog and I look forward to the unique new styles every month. What amazes me the most is the durability of the products. It exceeds my expectations!
WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO PURSUE A SOPHIE BUSINESS?
I was encouraged to be a member because of the profits & potential income. Of course all entrepreneurs start their business because of the income they can earn to help their family financially. I am a mother of 4 children and I sometimes experience financial struggles since my eldest daughter is in senior high school. Studying in University has a lot of expenses and Sophie Paris helps me provide for the education of my children.
HOW WAS THE START OF YOUR SOPHIE JOURNEY?
At first, I struggled with getting customers and recruiting new members. But with the big help and motivation of my two amazing mentors, BC Pagadian Owners Ma’am Lady and Ma’am Vangie, I learned a lot on how to build my business. They are generous in sharing ideas on how to sell and how to recruit through the trainings they conduct. They even visit me at my place to personally help me in building my network.
It was last June 2019 when we conducted our first Grand Members’ Gathering which I thought at first walang mag-a-attend. But with Gods grace, we had almost a hundred attendees and most of them became Sophie members. Their passion in this bussiness motivates me more in doing this business.
WHAT WERE YOUR INITIAL FEARS AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
The initial fear and challenge as a Sophienista is, of course, REJECTION. Even though it’s normal to experience rejection in all businesses, it still scares you and can lead you to doubt yourself and your ability to become successful. But I was able to overcome my fear with the help of my husband who is also my greatest supporter. He always told me that as an entrepreneur, in order for a business to succeed, we should take risks and have courage to do things that other people say we can’t.
DO YOU FEEL THAT SOPHIE WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP YOU PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY?
Yes, Sophie Paris helped me overcome my personal fears. Professionally, I learned to understand my customers and their needs, and I am able to adjust to them. Being recognized and awarded during Sophie events also added to my confidence. Even if it’s just a certificate, it makes me proud because I know that my hard work is being recognized and valued. It also bring happiness in our family since they know that I love what I do.
HOW HAS SOPHIE HELPED YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS AND HOW HAS IT AFFECTED YOUR LIFE?
I am proud to say that I am an undergraduate. I was not able to pursue my course due to personal circumstances. As an undergrad, I was not given the opportunity to work in an office or to get an average salary. But Sophie helped me achieve my dreams of becoming succesful by earning money through hard work and not based on my educational background. I have achieved my dream to be able to help my family in their needs despite not having attained higher education.I am also thankful because I am teaching my children that hard work and preserverance make things possible.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT SOPHIE? WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO SUCCEED?
I always look forward to the monthly events and gatherings where members are given rewards & rebates because I am able to meet different hardworking people from different places. It’s very inspiring because these people never give up especially if it’s for the people they love. At the end of the day, it’s not all about money but the happiness that we are able to bring to the people we love thanks to Sophie.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS YOU WANT TO SHARE TO OTHER SOPHIE MEMBERS WHO ASPIRE TO BECOME SOPHIE LEADERS?
First, you must believe in yourself. Always believe that you can do it because the more you believe that you can overcome any challenges that will come your way, the bigger the chance for you to be able to achieve your goals. Second, keep in mind that all thing are possible with love and passion for the the work you do, especially if you put God first.
WHAT IS YOUR SOPHIE GOAL THIS 2019?
I put my trust to the plan of the Lord for His plans are higher than my plans. All I have to do is pray, to be more passionate, to share more, and set an example. In order to be successful, my #Sophiegoal2019 is to help others achieve their dreams through the Sophie Paris business by inviting them and encouraging them to achieve more. Because helping someone grow is a way of achieving success and true happiness.