Sometimes you wonder why is it not you

Writing this during my commuting to work. It’s 9:38 and I’m late for a call. But it does not matter because today I have plans to tell my boss I’m leaving. It’s not an easy conversation because I’m not leaving because of money, manager issues of such. It’s more of I’m looking to explore back in the startup scene.

As I’m trying to distract myself about the conversation I’m going to have later on. I’m was scrolling Facebook and I caught this article.

S’porean designer’s S$7 Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop key chains super popular worldwide

I first saw these keychain in the Adobe Spark Facebook I’m in. A group where we share tips on how to use Adobe mobile apps to create videos and all. I thought it was a pretty neat idea. And of course, shortly after these keychains went viral and its selling super well now.

Reading this, I start to think how come I’m not able to come up with something of the same. It’s a simple idea and now this designer is able to leverage on this publicity and start working / designing on more products to sell.

However at the same time, I’m also thinking. Maybe he have tried a lot times, maybe a lot a lot a lot of times and the times he failed, we are not aware.

Why did this thought got trigger, because we created a short video last for @123Superherbs and suddenly it went viral. It got 62 shares and 5k views on Facebook. Not a big thing when you look at videos from big media but for us, it is a big thing. This is the N video that we have created and the one we have least expectations. So keep testing and trying is the motivation reason I give myself.

I’m always thinking that I can start a business on the side before jumping 100% into an idea. Till now I have yet to achieve that. I have fellow colleagues who are FBA sellers and are doing pretty well. I’m guessing a bit longer they are able to replace their income with the side business and soon leave the job. About 15 months into my full time job, I never got to do it successfully.

I just missed my station at Outram because I got too engrossed in ✍️

So looking to resigned today is a big thing for me, because I have no plans moving forward. I’m have a duty to support my family. I will have no income. But I will have time, time to focus. I just need to make sure I do not allow this time to go to waste.

*if you are running your own business, I love to hear about it. How did you make the jump? How did you make sure you have reduced your risk? *