Monday, August 14, 2017

The Lost and Gain In Embracing Opportunity

In the next two weeks, I will be joining a team of awesome people to build a platform we believe can scale in broader horizon and is competitive enough to survive the demanding market.

Why joining another team when you already have a stable job?
As you grow old, you slowly realize that life falls into two main points; (1) Purpose (2) Family. And it’s up to you to seek for those.
If your personality is alike to mine, you might be fighting yourself daily to always seek improvements, enhancements and advancements in whatever your doing — and that’s purpose right there! The sense of purpose everyone should have. Family on the other hand is something you can find from people whom you love to be with. People whom you can share your stories, struggles and the little triumph you get as consolation in living. This people may not be tied with you by blood but might share your values and beliefs in life. When you happen to meet these type of people — treasure them, as they are hardly to be found.

What’s the catch?
When you work for a company, you make sure things are utmost in-line with your values. This is the best way to feel the “feel at home” feeling while you do your thing. I am not the type of employee that waits for someone to give me command, I am more of a first principle thinker. Thus, this makes me autonomous in my craft. It’s important for me that the company knows how to listen and embrace the inputs they get from the people who works in the organization. This is really important to drive innovation, disruption and growth.
Trust is the right word that fits best to a great culture. You trust yourself that you’ve hired worthy people that is credible enough to take the responsibility in shaping the product/service you are providing. Through that trust, you make sure no blockers are in place that will slow down the progress of craftsmanship — and that’s what make people happy. Trust them and they will work for it like it’s theirs.

In today’s age of technology, embracing the newly develop tools is one good strategy to stay in the game. The risk is big and only those who are willing to gamble and plays the game, takes the huge reward. Experience is priceless, no matter what type it is — good or bad, it all falls down to “what have you learn” and how to move forward with that learning. Companies that push their employees to experiment and provides tools to accomplish such is, gold!

What’s the lost?
When you leave, you take lots of loads with you. The zero-to-hero title is gone and it’s a matter of work to earn those stripes again. For a hardworking man, this is something not fully lost as it can be regained. It’s just a matter of time to completely make a stand in the new ground. No rush, you can’t craft a masterpiece when you’re in hurry (something that’s great takes time to be built).

In my new adventure, I look forward to see myself three times more human and geek than what I am today. More learning, more experience, more failures, more struggles, more gain and more moments to enjoy in the long run. Nothing feels better than to be able work on something that brings impact to society. A proud stand no one can take.