Back to The Roots, Part I – Introduction to Business Opportunities

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My career journey and learning part of the entrepreneurial story continued. I can’t say that it was bad, but sometimes entrepreneurs and goal pursuers must do a drastic change and get out of the ordinary to learn valuable lessons.

The factory was located in a remote region. The provision and workers were taken there either by a helicopter or by sea. The factory provided jobs for over 100 people, mostly unskilled labor. At the age of 14 I spent my summer working at another such factory so I knew the processes involved.

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The factory operated 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, for over 3 months every year. Every shift was 12 hours of physical labor. It was not an easy job and not everyone could handle it, a few people were sent home, some of them young men. Conditions were rough, but in a good season, one could make enough for the whole year.

I learned a few valuable lessons in that period, mostly about applying psychology managing a diverse workforce in challenging conditions.

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Learn from EVERY experience

Upon my return from the factory my father laid out a few different scenarios of what could be done should I choose to stay. I tried to learn from every day of my work in the factory. I was impressed with the scale of operations and opportunities that could be opened to me so I told my dad that I will stay with one condition only, once the new business is set up I would come back to Australia.

I knew it would probably take a few years and was ready for it. It was pretty much the start of my entrepreneurial story.

One comment

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic
    to be really something which I think I would never
    understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I
    am looking forward for your next post, I will
    try to get the hang of it!

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