In Tech in Asia, I saw the article ‘How to beat Rocket companies‘, which is really interesting. There are many thing they said. But there is only one thing I want to mention for Myanmar entrepreneurs.
I also worked for Rocket Internet in Myanmar. I was a marketing executive in 2012 and became Head of SEO at early 2014. What I came to know and see that they are really working too hard. I usually work since at Rocket till 9 or 10 pm. But I was amazed that they often worked later than me. They make Skype calls for global meetings, etc. Those who work late are foreigners who are dutch and German people.
In Tech in Asia’s article, they also mentioned that Rocket guys are working late. Let’s see Myanmar. As far as I can see, most Myanmar people don’t usually work late. Everyone may have their personal things to do. And those who work late also have their own purpose. For me, I usually work late to learn something else. As I believe that I was raised in life with very few resources to learn, I am used to staying at office late and learn everything what I want from online. Sometimes, I work if I didn’t finish things to do at day time.
So what about you? Does work make you stressful? Does work give you pressure? For me, I am seeing that work is giving me opportunity. They are challenging me everyday. It’s your challenge. I don’t want to say you to work late because it just depends on you. If we check successful entrepreneurs, we can see that they usually work late. They work more than a normal people does. So what about you? I think that 8 hours time limit for working is very few. You should also have time for learning.
As Buddha said, you became what you taught and what you think. An entrepreneur or a normal worker?
Author: Aung Kham