I’ve been jumping around the corporate world for about 5 years now.On and off to focus with my own business to work as an employee. Major reason was financial capability, not to run the business but to provide personally for my kids. In short, the profit was not enough to cover personal expenses. Yes, I should have looked and get wider and bigger market.But i felt like im running out of time, out of resources, and most of all, out of my families understanding.
But no matter what i do, God seems too sure that i can and need to do this. Even i was employed, my week was never empty of regular clients (shout out to loves!!! i thank you for keeping me running!), i never really stopped.
i prayed and i prayed for guidance on what should i do and finally decided to do it full time.
Again same old risk but now different approach, which I’ve learned from my best employers.
I was really blessed to be part of a company with an awesome entrepreneurs and leaders. They are successful because they know how to take risk at the right time, and have endless innovative ideas.But one thing that inspires me the most is they a have a good family relationship and they are working together.
Ive worked with “Bugong roast chicken” run by Sir Ding and Sir Jerry Erguiza and his son Kevin Erguiza. Whenever im with them personally, you will feel their passion for the business just running through their veins. i love brainstorming product ideas or marketing ideas with Sir Jerry, it was always a blissful moment for me. And of course it all shows to the product. It is indeed the best roast chicken you can find and the creativity of the concept of the company is really good.
I admire the how Sir Jerry raised his kids and how he loves his wife. Running a successful business and having quality time with the family is something i have envied for a long time. Time is always not enough. Looking at them makes me realize, that there is no need to compromise family for work.
I also worked with a family business that is making an empire on a group of restaurants and hospitality services. Whats awesome about them was, they make all employees part of the family. We were a big family in a company and it shows in the culture of everyone. Run by the Wisniewski family, “Raintree” is still blooming with fresh ideas restaurant and rising all over the metro.
i prayed to God to keep me burning with passion, like what my former employers have. And in a simple way, God always makes his opportunity to wake me up with admiration. Through meeting up with new clients who run their own food businesses. Before, i only settled with supplying to schools and the by occasion cakes. But now I’ve decided to penetrate the food industry market such as Restos, catering company and mini hotels.
Every time i talked to the owner, i get inspired. Seeing them running a business and making them happened for real and long time is just awesome. They all started from scratch, a lot of discipline and passion. I meet up with “what i wanted to be when i grow up” every week and I’m not planning to stop. I know it will be tough, but they’re able to, so i know I’m able too.
Doing business at home makes me have more time with my kids. Yes, its crazy sometimes but being there in a simple and important moments of their life is worth giving up what i bargain for. Seeing them having interest on what i do is just heart warming. And my families undying support and understanding is keeping me man up. Someday and hopefully soon, i can be what i want to be when i grow up.