1 March 2015

*2 mins read*

It’s official! It has been 6 months since I left my job to focus on a business venture not new to many called BoxGreen.

The truth is, after 6 months of doing this, I’ve realised it has been a wakeup call for me to start finding my passion back again.

I recently met a friend who has left the bank and she mentioned it felt like she lost part of herself in the 3 years which she was working. She is currently taking a break to discover herself back again. I can’t help but to agree with her.

The past  6 months was more of a rehabilitation/discovery process of myself. In the past, I’ve been told to wake up, go to work, come back home, sleep, rinse and repeat. I have given up on my interests, hobbies, doing things that I used to love doing in our past. With the sudden amount of free time after leaving my job, I became quite lost for a period of time because I don’t really know what I am going to do with my life! Work has become part of my life and now it feels like I’m missing on something. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. What I know is I don’t want to be trading my hours for dollars, at least the concept of automating businesses so I have more time to focus on the more important things in life, my wife and my family was something I thought makes sense.

The process of building BoxGreen is definitely a character building exercise. But in the midst I’ve also realised what matters more to me is having the time to do whatever I want, whenever I want.

Some business takeaways.

1. If you wanna go fast, go alone, if you wanna go far, go together.

2. It’s not a 9-5 job. The time spent does not determined your results. Automation is the smarter way of doing things. Smart business owners create a process which allows them to work on more opportunities.

3.  It’s not all about the end goal but the process.

4. I wrestle with fear on a daily basis and that is what keeps me alive and opens the doors to more opportunities.

5. There’s a reason why many opportunities happen to be found in the road less travelled.