14 July 2014 - it has been about 8 days since the workshop and it was also the day I tendered my resignation. Frankly speaking, I do not know yet the exact business I will get myself into but I'm ready to embark on this new journey. The procrastination has been too long - since my firstborn who is now 14 was only 2 years old back then. I had dabbled in a few things before - from conducting early childhood workshops for parents and kids to selling board games and halal skincare. I even invested in an expensive course with those so called rags to riches guru. Perhaps I did not persevered through because I had a job, a job that is decent enough with stable income for which I am grateful for. However, there is still a very strong desire in me to have control of my life, my time and the belief that I'm capable of a lot more than the confined parameters of my job.
I would say that the workshop has inspired me in more ways than one but it's hard to point a finger to the exact part of the workshop. I enjoyed the seemingly unthreatening way it was delivered by Pamela and the sharing from her students that have made it. I remembered her saying that it's not easy but yet doable to become a successful entrepreneur. And the measure of how successful you want to be should be aligned to the goals in your life. My goals are my children and if being a small time home based entrepreneur means I have raised wonderful children, I believed I am successful.
The first time I met Pamela was during her parenting workshop and I do agree with the alternative education pathways to reach one's end goals. I remembered pm-ing her asking when she would conduct the entrepreneur workshop. When it finally did, I did not hesitate to sign up. I wish I could be as inspiring and aspiring as Pamela, because I do have strong beliefs in the gifts that come with all children.
I will take this time to distil my thoughts and I welcome conversations over coffee with anyone who is willing to mentor me and point me to the right directions. It's only the beginning of my journey. I wish for myself and for everyone who has benefited from this workshop to be granted the success and joy of being an entrepreneur. Thank you.