After my exams were officially over, the next task that awaited me was the Spirit of Enterprise. The spirit of enterprise is meant to allow the republic to show appreciation for the various entrepreneurs whose role had contributed to the Singapore success story.
As a student interviewer, my role was to locate and interview theses entrepreneurs from various industries. Naturally, my initial choices came from previous pleasant encounters. I had thus chosen to nominate Ice3 café which sells tasty dessert (with accolades to it), Cambridge institute where I had picked up the Japanese language, Jill Lowe international who specialize in image creation and a couple more; but only Mr. Edwin Chan and Mr. Philip Wong graciously agree to participate in this process.
The entire interview process was very enjoyable as I got to interview with 2 successful entrepreneurs and listen to their struggles, personal philosophy, and their vision for the future.
The thing that I found in common with these individuals and previously interviewed entrepreneurs was that they were once at the brink of failure or had failed before, but they didn’t just stop there. What they had chose to do was to pick themselves up, learn from there mistakes and persevere instead. They usually had a difficult childhood or had experienced a significant event in their life which brought them out of their comfort zone; as a result, they also take failure or risk very positively.
Although I was remunerated financially for my service, I had gained an alternate form of intangible remuneration. I managed to see beyond the illusion most people aspire; having a stable job with a fixed pay. This is in fact so insecure due to influx of cheaper foreign talents, inflation and volatility of business cyclics. This had reinforced me on the path I want to take, to strike it big in the property market as a real estate agent and eventually develop my career in the financial industry so as to enjoy my financial freedom with my close ones.