NAME: RACQUEL R. PAGAL
WHAT DO YOU DO: Financial advisor, Aspiring online influencer
What are the values that you uphold as an individual, and how do you live them out?
I would say that I have a very high regard for time. I love being punctual for meetings, appointments, and dates. It shows that you are respectful of other people’s time and their value.
I also value commitment over interest. When I commit my time and resources to someone, trust that I will deliver what is expected of me. To share one of my favorite quotes, “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” This is what I try to live by each day.
Tell us about Your Coffee Bean Story.
It was July of 2018 when I started joining the online events of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. I have sent my entry for the exclusive learning session entitled “A Day with the Tea Master.” I was given a slot, and since then, I have been attending most of their events.
What event did you participate in that was the highlight of your #CoffeeBeanLife?
I have already attended a handful of events, but what I would consider to be one for the books is the Coffee Painting session for Happy Coffee Bean Month last September. I had a great time then, and it was my first time to try how to paint using coffee. After the session, all of the participants were asked to display their work of art. As luck would have it, my painting was chosen as one of the top three winners!
What are the lessons you’ve gained as a member of the Caring Cup Community?
I think the most valuable lesson I’ve gained as a member of the Caring Cup Community is that making a difference in the lives of other people is not at all difficult. Just put your heart into helping and volunteerism.
Is there any advice you can give to the community when it comes to living a life of service and excellence?
Living a life of service and excellence is something that we should all take to heart. God has blessed us with more than enough, so we can be a blessing to others. Pursuing excellence in everything we do will enable us to fully utilize the talent/skills that God has given us.
How has attending Caring Cup events empowered you as a woman?
Through attending Caring Cup events, I found an avenue for gaining confidence to try something new and surrounding myself with individuals who encourage me to turn my dreams into reality.