Manuela Chao

創業名人 I 暨二屆寰宇領袖

成功格言:

把平凡變成優秀,把優秀變成一種習慣。

原行業別:服裝設計師

從設計服裝 到設計理想人生

成長是什麼?對周映雪 (Manuela)而言,成長是一個自我尋找的旅程,也是一個持續進步的過程;學會接納不完美的自己,才會遇見更好的自己。於澳門土生土長的服裝設計師Manuela自言加入Nu Skin後,不但令她成長不少,更為自己設計出理想人生的藍圖。

學習突破 「負條件」轉化成創業「正能量」

負笈荷蘭修讀設計的Manuela,回澳門後輾轉換過四、五份工作,但最長的也只留任了一年半。她逐漸厭倦「反覆找新工、適應新環境、再離職歸零」這個循環,她很想找到可以長遠發展的事業。沒想到的是,及後會因為「貪靚」而開啟了創業之門:「我愛美但又不想花時間上美容院,於是朋友介紹我使用Nu Skin的家用美容儀,我試用後覺得效果很好,就跟著朋友參加生意簡介會,那時候我才知道Nu Skin除了美容產品之外,更是一個全球商機平台。但當時的我性格內向,不擅交際,覺得自己根本是以『負條件』去經營這門生意,所以我選擇先花兩年時間,跟隨團隊學習溝通技巧,好好裝備自己。」兩年的時光,Manuela有不少時間都是在往返港澳的船上度過,但每一次的船程,都見證著她一點一滴的進步。後來,隨著ageLOC科技發展,她知道是時候「出師」打拼,回報一直在身邊支持及指導她的團隊。

讓堅持成為習慣 化挫折為成長養分

創業從來不是一件易事,對缺乏實戰經驗的Manuela來說更是難上加難。她坦言,支撐著她克服重重困難的正是堅持不懈的信念。「堅持,是成功的必備因素,讓堅持成為習慣,你會發現自己比想像中強大。」在溫柔的外表下,Manuela藏著一顆堅毅的心,即使先後經歷婚姻觸礁、至親離世的打擊,她從沒想過放棄,堅持咬緊牙關,一步步重整旗鼓,重新投入Nu Skin事業。「我很感激夥伴一直不離不棄,在我身處人生低潮時,連同我的份努力拼搏。我曾經失去許多,但最感恩的是我沒有失去團隊。」她形容團隊之間就像一群雁,當領頭的雁需要休息,後方的雁就會補上繼續帶領雁群,互相幫忙,並肩飛往理想之境。

問及Manuela是否已抵達她的理想之境?她笑言遇上Nu Skin,的確讓她踏實地往理想人生邁進。「經營Nu Skin事業也助我經營人生,過程中我收穫不少,讓我可以駕馭人生中的不同角色。」作為澳門團隊的精神領袖,她希望可以透過分享自己「由零開始」的創業經歷,激勵並繼續壯大團隊,她相信只要堅持信念,彈丸之地也可以成就卓越,讓世界看見澳門。

From a Fashion Designer to Her Own Life Designer

What does “growing up” mean to you? For Manuela, growing up is a journey of self-discovery and a process of continuous progress. Learn to embrace your imperfections, and you will discover the best you. Born and raised in Macau, fashion designer Manuela expressed that joining Nu Skin not only helped her grow up a lot, but also helped design a blueprint for her ideal life.

Converting “Negative Qualifications” into “Positive Entrepreneurial Energy”

Manuela, who studied design in the Netherlands, has had four or five different jobs since returning to Macau, but the longest she stayed was only a year and a half. She got tired of the cycle of “finding a new job, getting used to a new environment, and then quitting to start from zero”. She wanted to find a career that could take her for the long term. Unexpectedly, her passion for beauty has opened her a door to entrepreneurship, “I love staying pretty but I don’t want to spend time to beauty salon, so my friend introduced me with Nu Skin beauty devices. I tried them out and found them very effective, then I followed my friend to attend the business briefing session. Not until that time, I learnt that Nu Skin is not only about beauty product but also a global business opportunities platform. However, I was quite introverted and not good at communication. I feel like I am basically running the Nu Skin business with “negative qualifications”, so I chose to spend two years learning interpersonal skills from the team to better equip myself.” For two years, Manuela spent much of her time on the ferry to and from Hong Kong and Macau, and every journey was like the witness of her improvements. Subsequently, with the development of ageLOC technology, she knew it was time to step out and give back to the team which had been supporting and guiding her.

Make Perseverance a Habit and Turn Setbacks into Nutrients for Self-growth

Starting a business is never easy, and for Manuela, who lacks practical experience, it was even more difficult. She admitted that it is her perseverance that has sustained her through many difficult times. “Perseverance is a necessary factor for success, let it become a habit, you will find yourself much stronger than you could ever imagined.” Beneath her gentle appearance, Manuela hides a strong heart. Passing through the sorrows of marriage failure, coupled with the pain of the decease of her loved one, she never thought of giving up. She insisted on gripping her teeth, getting back together step by step, and re-devoted herself to the Nu Skin business. “I am very grateful that my partners have always been there for me. When I was in a low tide of life, they worked so hard together with my share. I lost a lot but the most grateful thing is that I did not lose my team.” She described her team as a group of wild geese, when the leading wild goose needs a rest, the wild geese behind her will take up the lead and help each other to fly side by side to the ideal land.

Did Manuela reach her ideal land? She answered with a smile that meeting Nu Skin has really made her stride forward towards her ideal life. “Running Nu Skin business also helps me to manage my life, and I have learnt a lot throughout the process, which allows me to manage different roles in my life.” As the spiritual leader of the Macau team, she hopes to inspire and continue to expand the team by sharing her entrepreneurial experience from scratch. She believes that as long as she sticks to her faith, a small place like Macau can also achieve excellence and be seen by the whole wide world.