It was 8 years ago when I bought over this place. I wanted it to be my office. It wasn’t a decision that was supported by many, in fact, I was being told that having all these furniture like bean bags and pool tables that I planned to install into my office is not necessary and that it doesn’t work for everybody. This was from the people that I know and many of them is from a good business sense background. They don’t believe that open and transparent work space will ever work in Asia. Yes, it might work in Silicon Valley but Asia.. we are just not ready for it.
One of the many things that I would like to share is that if you take a look at all of mankind’s biggest achievements. It started off with someone who had no idea where to begin and how it should be done. Most people are afraid to start because they simply have no idea how.
So, think about your biggest dream or an ambition, did you know what to do? Or you know you want to start a business, but you have no idea what is the first steps to take?
When I first started this, building a company. I had no idea how to do it. I did not know where to hire or who to hire. Or how to gather the right people. It was all very new to me and I was totally clueless and I simply have no idea. It was not what I expected it to be. Looking at this with all these different things and people around it, I have come to a realization that whenever I get into a new project, or a new business. I should be constantly reminding myself how all this began. That it all began when I had no idea how I should be doing it, how to execute it or how to hire the right team. This is all part of the mysterious process.
My company Smobble, has served for over six years and to date, we are one of the leading digital publishing and online marketing companies in Malaysia with a team of creative individuals and talented employees. I started off with not knowing anything but today, I have a company that I truly believe in.
Don’t allow them to stop your journey before it even begins.
At the end of the day, if you have found yourself a new interest or a new dream or you want to start a new business. Yes, it will be scary at first but remember that this is all part of the journey and understand that many people around you won’t always encourage you to pursue your journey.