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posted 9 Mar 2017, 08:55 by VAYA BUNDAWI
This might be the end of the MiE ET9135, but, it is not the end of the business. ET9135 is one of the most challenging and without doubt the most tiring module that I have ever taken.

From the start, some of my friends opposed the idea of me taking MiE which scare me as I did not know what lie ahead, but as someone who is very interested in entrepreneurship, I gave it a go. Now, I have come to the end of the journey and after all this roller coaster ride, I am still interested to be my own boss in the future.

This journey is full of ups and downs, but I am thankful of having the co-founders along side me through this journey. They had become more than close friends through this journey. They were the one who motivated me, kept me going and made this journey enjoyable despite the busy schedule. Through this, I have learnt that co-founders could lean on each other and in the process, push each other to work harder to achieve our goals.

Through this journey, I have learnt a lot about entrepreneurship. Often time, I heard about the struggle of having a start-up, but now that I have experienced it, I could better relate to that. Yes, I agree that entrepreneurship really need a lot of commitment and hard work. There are a lot of challenges along the way. Talking to external party to get raw materials and to market the products were tough for me, however, as I go through this journey, I learnt to step out of my comfort zone. There are still a lot of things that I have to learn, but I have learnt the "just do it" attitude from this journey.

Sometimes, asking for help would be necessary. Before this journey, I did not like to seek external helps and usually I am always in my own comfort zone where I know everything that I am doing. However, I realised that when jumping into the unknown, seeking help might not be a bad thing. It could really help to shorten the journey. For example, editing skills, asking for help did help to shorten the learning process which allow me to learn the skill quickly, so that I could focus on the more important aspect of the business.

Having a business meant that decision have to be made along the way. Sometimes, the co-founders might not agree to one decision. It is important to discuss with the co-founders and be honest on the reasons behind choosing each decision. This discussion is important to help the team in decision-making process where everyone would finally come to agreement. Furthermore, it is important that once the decision is made, it is our decision. So nobody should point finger if something goes wrong as sometimes, unexpected thing did happen.

There are a lot of things that I learnt through this journey and I did not regret taking this minor. It was a good experience. Lastly, I want to say thank you Adrian and Roderick for guiding us through this journey.