Sunday, October 30, 2011

Entrepreneurs, When is Our Turn?

I have many friends, and 80% are male. I have to admit that male is commonly easier to make friend with compare to female. But that's not our topic today.

How many of you is an entrepreneur? I've tried to become an entrepreneur 4 years ago but I failed terribly. Time flies like rocket that a couple of months more, I will be turning to 32. I'm still work with others for a living today during this golden career age. 

How many of your friend is actually an entrepreneur? I have 1,000 over friends, and in fact only less than 5% of them are entrepreneur. This 5% is excluding of success or struggling entrepreneur. This proves that entrepreneur is a niche market.

When you listen to entrepreneurs' success story, you feel excited because what they shared are really touching and interesting. It may be motivated you to become an entrepreneur as well. Unfortunately, because of comfortable zone and fear of taking risk, most of us choose to listen only without action.

I always give myself an excuse of not becoming an entrepreneur is that I don't have a product or service to let me work with. Even I have worked in the IT industry for 10 years, I also always give myself an excuse that IT industry is too competitive and the profit margin is very low. Yes, full of excuses but yet the excuses are perhaps quite true for me to consider properly before really become an entrepreneur. My previous failure is because I act too fast without much consideration. 

Anyway, I believe relentlessly keep learning, listen more, see more, read more, think more and share more, it will helps to improve our thinking and business mind. To nurture an aggressive and positive thinking is also  vital to make us firm and last longer. Financial planning skill is also indispensable to run our business and cash flow. Dare to take risk is also a strong supplement to boost up the confident to do business.

After spending 3 years to turn from a sick and useless person towards this direction. I feel that I'm half way there. I'm not sure when I'm confident to come out to do my own business again and stuck with a lot of excuses, but definitely I have to keep moving and stay ahead of others. 

I hope I can materialize my entrepreneur dream before I'm 35. I know I can make it. How about you?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lesson Learned From A Friend

I have a friend. I named him Han. He is an entrepreneur who has been working so hard day and night for 3 years. He is married with a 2 years old child.

He seldom stays at home. He rather stays in the office to work till late night from Monday to Sunday. After work, he normally He normally call his friend out for drink till mid night.

Know him for about a year, he never mentioned about his house and talk about his family. I'm curious about it for long.

One of the night last week, he finally shared about it. He doesn't want to mention about his living place. He is living with his wife's parents and brother couple. 8 people sharing a small and broken rented house. They are the poor, including Han. Han is an entrepreneur and his company has made some handsome money. But he has reinvested almost all money to let his business to grow further.

I wonder why he always does not take shower. He shared that his house pipe was broken and the landlord has no money to fix it for many months. He only can take bath when nobody is using the water, which is mid night.

His wife's family don't like him, because he doesn't like the way they live and act. They have different culture of living. That's why he doesn't like to stay in the house. 

He has brought a house recently and plan to move in mid of next year. He decided to give up his wife family, and only bring along his wife and daughter. 

Why I want to share this real story? I found out 2 things from his story.
1) If you don't like other, other won't likes you too. If you feel that other still like you, perhaps you still have value or he/she is fake.
2) Some people like to talk about how good they are in front of you. You may envy them. But you have yet to see the worst of their side. So be glad that you are still yourself.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gets Paid To Sleep On The Job?

He has the best excuse to sleep on the job.

Lee Jia, 27, earns 10,000 renminbi (RM5,000) a month just to test the comfort level at hotel rooms.

Besides sleeping, he checks out the scent of the rooms, the cleanliness, the brand of toiletries and the type of TV programmes available.

Lee, a Chinese national, as saying that his job was more than just sleeping in hotel rooms and that it could get stressful at times. His job, he said, required him to observe well his surroundings.

Lee, who loves travelling, said he would then write a review of the hotel and its facilities on his blog. “You need to be highly focused and articulate to observe every detail in order to produce a comprehensive report,” he said.

Hey, is there anymore vacancy?

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