93. Addictive Creative Freedom
I can’t say that there was a catalyst in my life that borne me this entrepreneurial spirit. Even when I was a child I have always had “it”, never really knowing where “it” came from. At a young age, I was the kid who sold lemonade, stickers, and stationary on the sidewalks. In late high school it was custom pearl hair ties; then
graduating to setting up my own cake and cookie shop from home, with a professional oven by my second year of college; at the same time selling stuffed animals, and corporate embroidered hand towels for HSBC’s golf tournaments. By the time I left the Philippines to go to the Culinary Institute of America, I KNEW it was time to fan the flames of being an entrepreneur once again.
I have had 9-5 jobs, some with amazing financial opportunities; but in the end, I never found them engaging enough in terms of being able to utilize my full creative potential; and eventually, I got bored. Again, my entrepreneurial spirit would take over like a beast about to break out of the closet.
It’s is like a 3 part high; an addictive passion for creative marketing, being my own boss and seeing the rewarding results, that kept me coming back for more. It really didn’t matter whether I was selling cookies, towels, stuffed animals or real estate services; the creative options always kept my juices flowing. I thoroughly enjoy the freedom and creativity of being able to market my product without anyone saying, “no”; having the freedom to experiment, and not be confined to a box. It’s also that thrill of seeing something bear fruit based on my creative passion.
Thanks to Jennifer Chiongbian of Rutenberg Realty NYC