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I made my way to EDC@SMCCI last monday after feeling disheartened leaving NTUC Income for the renewal of my vehicle insurance and road tax. I entered the office, and told the receptionist.. " Hi, i'm not sure what i'm doing here, but i need help." I sat in for the Business Consultation for the next 2 hours.
I told the consultant a short description about myself and he explicated that i was bitten by an "entrepreneurial bug." Is it medical condition? Some people refused to let this bug go through their system- but to a handful of people like myself- they allowed this bug to take over their body. Pieces by pieces. Slowly and painfully. It affects the social,emotional, mental and financial well-being of the "host".
This bug happen to be disorganized and probability of having ADD, it will never leave you alone, they will either drag you down or will help you grow. Because at this point of time, its really about the question of sustainability. Are you sure you are cut out for this? "Excuse me sir, if i wanted to received a psychological evaluation i would have consult a counselor."
At the end of the session, he asked me to look him right in the eye, and asked me in bossly manner, "WHY DO YOU NEED A BUSINESS PLAN?". "Don't look away now! Look at me. Why do you need it??" I swear to god that scare the S*** out of me. "Its because it define who i want to be. Its the future me. The bigger picture. The end result. " So i asked myself after leaving the office, what is the definition of an entrepreneur? Its a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, esp. a
business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. I do manage my own little business. I have initiative when i need to.
And yes, business is all about taking risk. If i were to analyze my source credibility, the outcome is definitely a negative. I don't have enough financial support let alone the capital to start of. I don't have enough time. I'm not sure if i'm capable of running my own business.I am not prepared for it. Bull shit. You are not prepared for it. And you will never be ready for it. In that case, you will never do it. Execute it. Do it. Yes, you will fail. But its a journey that brings you to where you want to be.
There will always be tomorrow. There will always be later. Why not today? Today is the day. REFLECT. What have you done today? Get up on your arse and do something worth living for.