Hey everyone, I haven’t been creating content for my blog for quite some time as it’s been pretty crazy these past few weeks. Here are some updates on what I’ve been up to:
- Business Development for ODYSEE. (Focusing a lot on this)
- Designing for ODYSEE.
- UI/UX Designing & Prototyping for my Start-Up Idea – Startcity.
- Attending Workshops and Events.
- Whole lotta networking – Met quite a lot of new friends and mentors.
- Whole lotta meetings.
- Catching up with some old friends.
*ODYSEE is the streetwear brand that I’m working on*
With that, I haven’t spent much time thinking about what topics I should write about. However, just 10 minutes before writing this, I opened up my Evernote and found a bunch of random notes written over time pertaining to things I’ve learned from people, books, videos, podcasts, and just some of my thoughts here and there. Which in this blog post, I think it’ll be a good idea to share them with you.
JONAH’S RANDOM NOTES:
GARY VAYNERCHUK’S #ASKGARYVEE BOOK
“Smart work will never replace hardwork. It only supplements it.”
All about that hustle.
“Know your business, know your craft.”
What Gary meant by that is that you have to know both your business as well as your skill that your business is in. The example he gave was when he was in the wine business, he makes sure that he had a deep understanding of the business so that everything runs well. But he also knew damn well about wines.
“The best product will always win if it has attention.”
This speaks on the importance of marketing. What use is a great product if no one knows of it?
NOTES FROM SOME KEYNOTE I WAS AT
Q: Should I be an entrepreneur?
A: “Question your purpose and motivations of being an entrepreneur. Find a purpose that’s big enough for you to get up everyday and work hard towards it. If your reason for being an entrepreneur is for the money, you might want to consider taking a full-time job instead. – It could be better.”
Q: Should I wait till I’m older to get started?
A: “Start now! Why? Because you can.”
Q: Is Singapore the best place to get started?
A: “It’s not the best place but it’s one of the best.”
Q: Is it tough to be an entrepreneur?
A: “It’s F**king tough.” (In the speaker’s own words. Lol)
Q: How do I know if people want my product/service?
A: “Validate.” (In case you would like to read my blog post on validation, you can read it here.)
Q: What are the risk involved in starting a business?
A: “Steady income & Cash-flow.”
Q: How do I beat an MNC (Multinational Corporation)?
A: “Different market, different offerings. Speed & agility”
Q: I don’t know if I can do it, how?
A: Find mentors and advisors to help you out.
Just some pictures from the keynote:
These are some of the random notes I found in my Evernote which I think might be pretty helpful to us. I might still have some other dope stuff lying around in my Evernote so if you do like this type of blog post, please let me know either in the comment section or message me on my social and I would produce more of these. #stayhustlingmyfriends