#TheGreaterPurposeJourney — Ep 23 — I SACRIFICED MY DREAM!
The Greater Purpose Journey is the daily hustle of a young Mauritian entrepreneur.
Please note that this project will serve as documentation in the long run.
I want to see how i grow along the journey. I want to share this journey with you. One day this may become my legacy to the world!
Tuesday 11th April
When i was a kid, i had two big dreams.
- Become a professional athlete.
- Become a business man/entrepreneur.
I was so excited about the first dream.
1. BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE
I was always very athletic.
I was a good football (soccer) player. I was also doing duathlon, triathlon, cyclism and handball…well i was always running here and there…
It was my dream.
But as i started to advance through life, i realised that you cannot be a professional athlete in Mauritius and have a good salary.
A lot of people told me that there is no future for athletes here in Mauritius.
So, i just decided to focus on my studies.
I decided to sacrifice this dream. It just couldn’t be done.
People told me so. I accepted it.
I’ll never know what could have been…
2. BECOMING A BUSINESS MAN/ENTREPRENEUR
I went to school.
I got my school certificate (SC) and higher school certificate (HSC) as i was told.
I went to university and i got my undergraduate degree as i was told (Bachelor in Business Management).
Then, after this i started to question what i was doing.
I was already thinking about the Master’s degree because i was told that it was the next good move for me.
It was never enough.
I started working and develop my skills as a professional in marketing, market research, business development, competitor analysis and strategic planning.
However, i wasn’t satisfied even if i was getting promotions and salary raise.
It never felt right. It never felt real.
It always felt like there was something missing.
One day, i just decided that i will live my dream, to become a business man, to become an entrepreneur.
I listed out all the reasons why i should take this decisions.
I didn’t even consider to list out the reasons WHY I SHOULDN’T!
I told myself that i won’t sacrifice this dream.
I have only one life. This life is short.
I have already a lot of regrets. I don’t want to regret not having dared to try.
Since i have decided to take the leap of FAITH, i feel so good.
I don’t regret my decision.
WHAT DID I DO TODAY? — Activity Tracker — Tuesday 11th April
Had a long day meeting with my business partners.
Discuss some strategic moves.
Plan some client meetings.
Listed out our priorities.
Brainstorm on things that we can improve.
It was a very nice day.
Very productive working session.
I love working with these guys.
Key take aways of the day:
- Work with people you love working with(if possible)
- I sacrificed one too many dream, and you?
- Trust your gut feeling.
If you want to contact me for business purposes:
Name: Stephane Augustin
See you tomorrow.