#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.

  1. Become a professional athlete.
  2. 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.

Stephane Augustin —Executive — Business Development for Panda & Wolf

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

Email: stephane@panda-wolf.com

Website: http://www.panda-wolf.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaneaugustinfwd/

Take care.

See you tomorrow.

Your friend,

Stephane