Isn’t the sunset above beautiful? It was a picture I captured in front of a friend’s house in outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. This captures the feelings in my heart that I’ve been having lately with regards to some main areas in my life.
For some reason (or perhaps, unsurprisingly, depending on who you talk to) I feel like the progress of my career (and myself as a human being) will not go anywhere without a clear plan on who I am and who I want to be before I die.
I’ve been thinking of venturing out into the world on my own by starting a business or at least joining a team that’s developing one. The problem is, I have been having many different ideas (and they’re all in different directions!) although I do tend to notice I don’t stray far from my main interests: participating in the digital revolution, combined with lifestyle / people-related topics.
And when I say people, I must admit I tend to have ideas relating to my own demographic: the young (or young-ish) urban, middle-class, Muslim working woman / wife / mother. Which of course makes sense, right? You will tend to know yourself (and your people) the best.
Problem no.2: I need to figure out if any of my ideas have monetization potential and/or recession-proof. And the only way to earn money through a business is to solve my target market’s needs – that much I know from my research so far.
I’m currently developing the ideas into a table so that I can evaluate which one is the best. Will share it once it’s ready. In the meantime, have you ever felt the pull of entrepreneurship?