Why I Never Had A “Plan B”

If you want to become an entrepreneur, you can’t have a “fallback plan”

Stella Guan
The Post-Grad Survival Guide

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“You are have such great experience. I’m sure if this doesn’t work out, you can always go back to the corporate world.”

An acquaintance said to me once after I started my entrepreneurship journey.

They meant well, and it is true — I could always go back. The corporate world is always there as my “Plan B”.

But I won’t.

Looking back at how I made life decisions, I realized I have never had a “Plan B”.

It may seem irrational, irresponsible or even privileged to say that, but I recognized that this is the mindset that could make or break an entrepreneurship journey.

In pursuit of my “American Dream”, I dropped out of high school with no “Plan B”

I was born and raised in China.

As a kid, I was curious, observant and more so than anything else, defiant. I questioned authorities. I never just believed everything adults told me. I liked to think for myself.

As a result, none of the government propaganda got through to me. I started reading widely and got exposed to different cultures as I was growing up.

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Stella Guan
The Post-Grad Survival Guide

Digital nomad designer and entrepreneur between the US, Europe & Asia | CEO of Path Unbound, UI/UX design school | www.stellaguan.com | youtube.com/@stella-guan