@ Chi-Wai Li
To be honest bro, if i still couldn’t achieve anything in 2016 it will probably be my last attempt for now. Right now I am trying to find the product market fit for my idea and we are testing a few things with users. I wouldn’t glorify any of it to be honest. Being an entrepreneur is not for EVERYONE and as I look back since the day I quit my day time job as a OTC derivative broker back in the late 2013 until now, I wouldn’t look back to that route to be honest. Banking and finance is a field that you really need to have just one simple objective: To make money. That is, other side feelings are irrelevant and you better be prepared for that shit.
As of my startup ride, after almost 2 years have passed I still couldn’t make a dime out from my previous startup attempts. When I wake up everyday I would question myself: What the FUCK is wrong with me? What didn’t I do right? you know when these stuffs start kicking in your mind will be literally fucked and can’t think straight at all
I always keep my mindset as open as possible because that’s the only way to keep my heads clear and think hard and try different attempts for finding the product market fit for users that I am targeting specifically. I don’t know if I will end up as a failure again or be able to make something that my users will love but I am doing everything I can to make it happen. Maybe I am doing something wrong but I wouldnt be able to find out until then.
My backup plan is to go all in bro, the second you think about a back up plan, you won’t be able to think straight. Maybe that’s just for me. I do set a time line however. If things don’t go smooth in 2016 and I don’t see any meaningful metrics that there’s a product market fit for my concept, then that’s it for me for now. Afterall, when reality kicks in the only thing you can do is to face it. People might think I am foolish to waste the 2 years of my valuable time but hey, I never thought about it that way. I love being an entrepreneur because when you are able to make something that your users love, that sort of satisfaction man, no achievements can compare to that because you really made your 2 cent.
All I am trying to say is, you gotta try hard, think hard, and just do it man.
Don’t forget you always have family and friends and even though you fail in the entrepreneurship journey, it’s not the end of the world.