Entrepreneurship Journey

My mom and I attended a seminar to improve our selling and marketing our products more effectively. As the speaker goes through giving some tips, I realized that I almost know partly of what he covered. It helped that I also read an e-book written by an author who also spilled out marketing strategies. With this I was able to compare what I heard from the seminar with what I gained from reading. Despite that, I still realized that some of the things the speaker shared to us are somehow familiar. Some of the techniques he mentioned have been done already but I was not just aware that I was doing the right thing. For instance, it is really important to build a Trust with your prospects. You will not be able to persuade them to buy things from you if they do not see you as a friend they can trust. Since January has been a learning month from me, I firmly commit myself to apply all what I have learned from the experts soon. I got to see more results now.

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Fearless…Brighter than the Moon

Before I came up with my post today, I searched synonyms of the word brave. I guess you also tried after reading it. Kidding aside I never thought I could write a post this often. When am unable to immediately generate ideas, I would do other things instead like surfing the net or read a book. When my mind is ready, creative ideas come out unexpectedly. I love that.

Anyway, I too have been a witness to one’s bravery. I may have been at awe with Joan of Arc’s courage. Who would think she can lead an army of men when women in her time do not engage themselves in such thing.

I also admire women who have become successful entrepreneurs just like Socorro Ramos, founder of PhilippinesNational Bookstore. Learning how she managed to build her business even in World War years is truly amazing.

If there is someone who truly made me look up to because of his/her braveness is this famous personality. Almost everyone never thought s/he could still regain her popularity status. S/he was a shining star before. But nobody did expect that his/her star would shine again and even brighter than the moon. (Firework song works this time.) That person is none other than… (drum roll please) is Sandara “Dara” Park of 2NE1.

What made me admire her in the first place? When she found out that she is no longer as popular in the Philippines, she went back to Korea to still pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a singing superstar. Her determination and passion to succeed has helped her become the person she is now. I also liked that despite her age (though she does not really look like one), that did not prevent her from improving her singing and dancing skills and to become almost at par with her peers.

You Won’t Bring me Down

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was actually looking back on the past decisions I made in my life. Just today, I also had a few talks with my elder brother and my mom.

My elder brother asked me if I had some regrets in the past. Guess what. I immediately answered a big NO. I just do not feel like dwelling with my past anymore especially those past mistakes. I hardly remember and even recall them at all.

Things have changed surprisingly for me. I am more grateful now especially with everything that has happened to me from the past.

Through the years I stayed in my previous work, I also took the opportunity to surf in the internet in my spare time. I love that I learned something new to increase my knowledge of interests. I learned more about the world of internet. By simply searching topics of interest via Google, you can get a number of free and valuable information.

Last year was a very challenging year. I made a big decision in my life. I resigned from my first and last job after working for almost three years.

It was not an easy resignation for me then. I have grown closer to my circle of friends. But there came a time that I desired to grow more as an individual. That is outside the confines of the walls of the office. I felt like it was time for me again to be uncomfortable.

Before and after I formally gave my resignation letter to my former supervisor, I also experienced struggles. I did not expect to hear resistance from friends more so from my supervisor. Still I understood their feelings but that did not prevent me from pursuing what I truly wanted.

From that day on, I decided to become an aspiring entrepreneur. I am happy I have already overcome first hand obstacles.

As I write this post, I am also singing in my head a song fitting for this post. It’s called Defying Gravity. I personally love the following lines found in the song:

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It’s time to try
Defying gravity
I think I’ll try
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I am defying gravity
And you won’t bring me down!