Its always amicable to have friends who gave honest and brutal feedback. I had a dialogue with Mas Guruh at La Vue, a mentor whom I had worked together at previous company. I always tried to elucidate the truth of what I am thinking and ardent of. I shared to him my plans to create an online lending company, working for a venture capital, My ECOCE fiasco project (coffee bean dealer), and risk management consulting, and also my intention to join corporate strategy function of the group. I shown him a paper about my plans, and he said “A paper won’t solve real problems, its a futile thing if you not execute it”. He was not the first person who said that.
A week before, I shown my plan to my coterie; Nana and Ahong at Hauss Rooftop, Ahong told me that I was too “Nerimo” or “Too Accepting Condition” I accepted His feedback even I felt chafed. Ahong have been progressing a lot. He have been leading Marketing team in Manado, He has plenty wisdom and ambition, He also successfully built his venture: Property construction, Forex trading, and Bank note trades. His incitement for being entrepreneur was so contagious. Nana is Lead Business development team in a Hongkong based Life insurance firm. It was an enchanting financial service coterie gathering, we just need a Banker and Lawyer to make the meeting more exciting going forward.
A month before I had a Diner at Kitchenette at Plaza Indonesia with a mentor who used to be an ex-Investment Banker, he said “A paper won’t solve real problem, focus on customer pain points”. He offered to join his endeavor for a venture creation. A week later, I also offered to handle trading for a Coffee endeavor, and I said that i unable to take it now for both of them, but I gonna think about it.
Given to that three evidences, I do need to focus on what I am good at and focus on what I will do seriously. I think its about my Integrity and my Point of Different among me and my friends, I believe if I decided to jump in, it must be with a “full force”. I believe that I have Grit and tenacity to achieve what I wanted to be.
I glad that my friends has awaken me on what I must do; to avoid doing too many thing with no result,moseying around too many initiatives; instead of doing 1 or 2 thing in a full force.These conversations, even debilitated my vision, was so helpful to gauge my plans by delete or delay non-urgent thing. focusing my resource (Time, Capital, and Network) for thing that matter the most.
“Action is not equal to result”.
I tend to be traped in Analysis Paralysis; overthinking; focusing on long term about what happen on US, Europe, China, India, which not many people think its an urgent matter; instead of focusing on present. it also not synced with company objectives. I also work out of my function and give my non office hour to do the job. even I Know, those information will help me in my future role, the temptation must be controlled. I feel that it is imperative to take a deep breath, focus on what I can do based on the role given excellently, Invest my resource to things which the result can be measured, reduce my long term view which not in line with the organization objectives. the capability of control desire to explore seems gonna rescue me in a time of crisis.
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