First give, then receive… an inspiration talk from a Thai woman

Yesterday I watched a TEDx talk video which was shared on Facebook by my friend. It is a talk from Nong Poonsukwattana, a Thai woman who was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother was a cook and her father was an alcoholic and unemployed. She always wanted to run away from the place she grew up. She came to the state with 70$ when she was 23. Now she is the owner of Nong’s Khao Man Gai (a Thai chicken and rice dish) food carts and restaurant in Portland, Oregon, United States.


In this 10-minute talk, she tells us her story. She talks about her incredible entrepreneur journey starting from trying to make a good Khao Man Gai. She is applying what her mother taught her, ‘First give and then receive’. She encourages us to believe in ourselves; believe that we can do it. And more importantly do it. Make it big!

I could relate to her amazing story because I also was born in Bangkok and I saw many teenagers who are in the similar situation like her. Their parents let them grow up uneducated. Besides, I also have heard the story of many Thai who go abroad in order to work and save money as waiter and waitress. Anyway, very less of them turn to be a restaurant owner. She is amazing and has an inspiring soul!

If you want some inspiration, watch her talk from link below.

Have you ever watch this talk before? Do you like it? Share your experience with me in the comment!

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