Will I be able to lead a life of regret? The most powerful reason that helped me make a decision to start a business was related to one other type of fear. It was this question: ‘If I don’t take the risk now, will I be able to lead a life of regret?’ I tried… Continue reading The Other Side of Fear: Regret for The Risks Not Taken
I remember that when I was starting my career I had a plan: I wanted to start my own business one day. But I told myself that I needed to work for a large corporation for at least 5 years to get the necessary work experience. I also told myself that I needed to work… Continue reading Saying NO to Your Excuses
It is very natural to feel afraid about starting a business. An average person might have a stable job, great pay, vacations, and a social life. When you become an entrepreneur things change: you realize that you have to work long hours, you have less time for family and friends, the future looks uncertain, and… Continue reading Do You Fear the Unknown? The Fears that Stop You from Starting a Business.
My first job in China was an HR position for a start up company. I was looking through many applicants’ CVs each day, but it wasn’t until a year after I started that I received a CV of a talent that left me completely in awe: …In thirty years’ time he has… Continue reading Talent Can Be Learned, But Can Ambition?
When we hear about someone who has succeeded in business, our first thought might be that this person is very talented. By reading the stories of some of the most successful people in history, we can see that not all of them were born talented. On the contrary, they often attribute their success to their… Continue reading Talent or Ambition, Which Matters More When Starting a Business？
We are Kat and Vali, an expat couple who met in Beijing. We’ve been in Beijing collectively for over ten years. While its very hard to put a 10+ year story into an intro paragraph, for now we will just say briefly that we both came to learn Chinese and met at our first job… Continue reading “An Expat Couple on a Business Adventure in the Middle Kingdom”