What a year it was for me in 2014! It has been so much fun meeting so many inspiring and passionate entrepreneurs. How do I curate my 2015? Well, left a paid job was a start. I do not think it is a bad start … not bad in a sense that being in an uncomfortable zone is healthy for the body and mind. Most important of all is to be thoughtful of the type of engagements one needs to establish … thoughtful in a sense that they may create platforms for ‘bigger’ things.
Let me share my current plan for the next 6 months and see what you think. This is not a list of new year resolutions. I believe we change and pivot everyday as we get inspirations.
- Update my Linked-In profile by Jan 10. There are a number of interesting and relevant connections that I made through Linked-In connections. All of whom I would not get to know otherwise. I also try to update it in a way to show my ‘theme’, ie. what my passion is and what my expertise lies.
- Get in touch again with 5 friends by Feb 10. Don’t you have a few of those friends whom you get along well but do not meet regularly? I had many surprises doing this exercise from time to time and got myself some new contacts that tremendously helped what I was doing at the time. Your friends have moved on and do different things. So do I? Maybe there is something I can help to connect for my friends too.
- Finish 3 books by Mar 10. I read too little and write too little, particularly in Chinese. Time to brush up my language skills.
- Write a post about a social enterprise or an innovative charity on Facebook each week. These will be organizations or groups that I know. I want to let more people know about them. They deserve more resources and support.
- Write at least one Chinese blog post or an article every month. Practice is key for improvement. Writing trains a different part of the brain.
- Get a better grib of the application of lean start-up so that I can be more effective in discussions about business model and development with start-ups.
- Finish one assessment report on social return on investments. I took a 2-day workshop in November and have not touched the notes since. Pure laziness. No excuse.
The list goes on… I am also in the process of setting up an impact investor club with a group of like-minded friends and also an internship/placement program for small-scale social enterprises.
Friends think that I have been lucky and that my career path has been smooth.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
When are you going to get lucky?
是隨心還是任性? 在沒有確定下一個受薪工作的情況下, 幾天前離開了社企培訓項目的工作崗位。 就是覺得沒有太大發展, 所以離開。
我不是一個衝動的人，於正常情況下都不會這樣選擇。始終正正經經在一間機構工作,可以認識新人物, 參與活動及項目的機會較大，即是找份新工作也較容易。可是感覺就是告訴我沒有被聘, 反而有更多機會或發展空間。大概我對社會企業的發展有份天真的信心吧! 有時感覺勝於一切。 雖然人大了, 所謂的感覺是有少許根據, 但心裡偶爾也問問是否太隨意, 風險是否太大? 哈哈, 你為我評估吧!
或許太遲評估了… 不如一起看看我為未來六個月的計劃, 並給我一點意見: