If there was one thing that i look back with regret, it would be giving up the fight so easily (read about the back story here).

Given a chance to relive that part of my life, i would have hung on longer - clenched my teeth and run the race to the finish line. With my decision to sell my company, i realise that i had taken a 3 year detour on my entrepreneurial journey.

Fortunately, i have just been given a second chance to get it right. I had recently reacquired eNeighbourhoodStore Pte Ltd. I now have a chance to pick up where i had left off. I am grateful for the web hosting clients and friends who stood by me in this journey.

Not everyone can afford to or be given a second chance. It is truthfully through the grace of God (not to mention the constant whipping of my current business partner) that all this is possible.

Give Yourself A Chance!

The morale of the story is this: Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Give Up. No matter what!

Cos it is the fundamental thing that drives you and gives you strength to carry on forward. By all means, take a break and give yourself a chance to recuperate & rejuvenate. But never ever stop running the race. For its the journey that makes it all worthwhile - not the destination. Of course, reaching a goal is what drives us, but keeping the faith and persevering no matter what - that takes courage.

Business is a Team Sport

Choose a Business Partner that’s willing to kick your ass.

I was woken up by my business partner’s chide the other day - “I don’t work with losers”.

He said it without malice but with a simple matter of fact tone. I teared up there and then. No matter how tough things get, no matter how much we feel like giving up, never give up. And it’s truthfully something extraordinary to have a friend / business partner believe in me so much even after how much i’ve missed the mark. Never lose heart. Never lose faith.

Never give up the fight - fight for its as if its the only thing you’ve got left - for the truth is that it IS the only thing that makes your entrepreneurial life worth living for. Fight for your right to survive, to persevere beyond your natural means. That takes guts and courage.

Of course it doesn’t hurt to have some friends along the way. :D

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