Don’t work with people who can’t pay

It was an unsolicited advice from this potential client, when we took a break from a long technical discussion drinking coffee from the vending machine.

He knew that I just started my own business (2005), and out of the blue he told me…

Pandemic

Let's get used to these inconveniences:

that there be lockdowns, restrictions to work, studies, leisure, way of life and it may never go back to old times

that we have to put on masks to go everywhere for that longest time

that the kids need to be reminded to…

To-Do List

There are many distractions in our day-to-day life, which is exacerbated by many of us working from home.

It can be having a video call on Zoom, to having another on Microsoft Teams, with a bombardment of questions coming from all directions.

Not everyone can endure this treatment…

Going the Distance

It makes a whole lot of differences when you have someone that go beyond to get the job done.

Business owners looking for successors should take this into consideration and not just someone who agrees with you in everything, or simply becos he is your son.

You…

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

This is the same when you are running your own business, where you just keep doing the same thing over and over again but expect different…

Imperfect

There will never be a perfect product.

Just roll it out, test the market, get feedback and then make modifications to it and repeat.

So many founders are fixated with this perfect product that they delayed the launch, change the tech lead, pivot the business, confusing marketing messages that…

Work Life & Always Balancing

Since the pandemic, many of us had changed our lifestyles, habits and the way to engage each others professionally.

Some have their meals more often by cooking at home. Others use the food delivery service more. Encourage every colleagues to exercise more.

We sit down…

While others are out shopping, watching movies, eating at restaurants and you are rushing out the proposal, pitch deck, budgeting for your new business.

Let me tell you this.

You are not alone, you are finishing up work that you know is neverending but someone still gonna do it. And that someone is none other than you!

The best person to solve the problems on hand! And there are many like you working alone into the nights, into the weekends and on holiday. So that your business can inch forward to earn a little more money to pay the salaries, to sell a little more of the product, to serve the customers that believe in you and your business.

All these will be rewarded in the coming future. This is the entrepreneurial spirit.

Never give up!

Skills

Friends:

I am planning to start my own business in a few years time. What are the top 3 things that I need to prepare myself?

Me:

1. Don’t just hear but learn to listen

Pay attention — Many love to rush to answer a question by framing it…

Ideas

There are plenty of them out there.

Everyone can have an idea and many will claim that they thought of this and that idea but more than usual most didn’t act on it. It just remains as an idea. That’s all.

Having an idea doesn’t mean you have to…

Paddy Tan

I Fix Companies

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