One of the main projects I’ve been doing since 2019 is entrepreneurship. I feel that throughout this project, I have grown as a person exponentially. That’s not to say I’m done now, not even close. But this has been (and still is) one of the most important experiences of my life.
In late 2019, I co-founded the company “FunFuture” with Sam, a lawyer and business counselor who had worked with my dad before. The project seemed like a unique and rare opportunity for both of us. We had many ideas of what we could do, for example, KOL(Key Opinion Leader) incubation, economics classes, coupon subscriptions for teenagers, online magazines, etc. Some of these ideas proved infeasible after research, and some were put on hold because of Covid. Recently, we settled on creating a winter camp. Which activities include entrepreneur talks, law firm tours, video production courses, kendo classes, etc. Throughout this project, I have also learned video production and started my own Chinese social media channels.
Before “FunFuture”, I have always been learning and doing stuff by myself, and only sometimes with a mentor. This project is one of the first times I cooperated closely with other people. This has taught me many things, such as how to be proactive as well as how to communicate effectively. This experience has also taught me that I need to be responsible, especially when working with others because it’s not only my time and effort on the line.
Through this project, I again realize the importance of real-world experiences. traditional learning is incredibly important. The more I learn, the more I can do. But real-world experiences can not only provide a chance for me to utilize the things I have learned, but it also teaches practical skills and helps build my character. For me, traditional learning gives me knowledge while real-world experiences help me gain wisdom. I think they are both of equal importance.
I am continually working on “FunFuture”, and I hope to do more projects like this in the future.