May 27, 2010

What I learnt from Winnie Loo .....



I had the privilege to interview Winnie Loo today and it was a great learning experience for me from her determined and persistent drive to make A Cut Above literally above the rest. During my interview with her for my Online TV program The Entrepreneur Media Expose, I asked her the question of what was the most challenging obstacle she encountered throughout her journey and she mentioned to me that it was when each time she wanted to grow her business. She mentioned 3 specific things that became a real pain: backstabbing by people she trusted, people resigning and people wanted to start their own business. It really made a lot of sense to me and I had a little smile. Being an entrepreneur myself, I understood. 31 years later after she started her first salon, she is as elegant as when she first started out. I congratulate her for all her successes and I look forward to her continuous success as she is a lady that knows what she wants. Here’s to Winnie Loo, a 1st class entrepreneur. Hoo Ah!

30 comments:

Shahrill said...

i believe that it takes a lot of challenges with many obstacle in order to become the entrepreneur. Congratulation EC & Winnie Loo...

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Charm6781_Yatie said...

I believe that it's normal in a business world to encounter these 3 challenges: backstabbing by people you trusted, people resigning and people wanted to start their own business. When you have been through all that...well what else can you do to me?...I will maintain and preserve my values, a guide that's keep me move forward stronger and better.

sailite said...

I believe its what you said EC, when the business reaches a certain level, the above will not effect it so much. It will continue to grow positively with or without those people.No one is indispensable.

eb said...

obstacles and challenges is part of life and business process.. it makes us stronger by the day.

as they say, what comes around goes around!

Congrats to all entrepreneurs who successfully go through what ever challenges and obstacles.

NM said...

the challenges that appears make us stronger and alert on whats going on around us.

iryani_taufix said...

Realistically, the more problems we have and the larger they are,actually the more ACHIEVEMENT are waiting in front of you!!

LILIAN said...

There is no entrepreneur, anywhere, whose journey is without setbacks and crossroads. To be a successful entreprenuer, nothing is impossible if he has great confidence, perseverence and innovative visions.

LeadershiAsia said...

life, whether you're a entrepreneuer or just normal person challenges will come. in my believe challenges that come to us is always something that we can overvome. Gods never gives challenges that human being cannot overcome.

Ismail said...

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...

sandman said...

Good Sharing, will use as guide as a good entrepreneur

joshSAN said...

Interesting to know that that was one of the most challenging obstacle for an entrepreneur. Now, I would know what I need to be on guard on and plan ahead if I ever become one. Thanks and congrats!

niema said...

Business Challenge is a Human issue challenges.

bob asri said...

there are no such things as no challenges at all in life.
example can be seen from my good friend who are going to get married soon. he needs to go up and down from JAIS, then talk with the Penghulu Kampung, then do the HIV AIDS test, then the Intro to Islamic Marriage 101 and the list is still ongoing. nothing comes easy.

SQ said...

i'm believe my goal will achieve with pain while im going to there.

Abby said...

Always be work hard and be strong to achieve what you want.

tuckfai said...

i went to shooting that day and also learn from Winnie Loo.
now i'm toward to my dreams in future.so i need work hard n work hared.

tuckfai said...

I went to shooting that day and learn from Winnie Loo.
now i'm toward to my dreams in future,so i want work hard and work harder.

esm said...

the hardest things to achieve are usually the most worthwhile things to gain in life.

And i was at the shoot too, winnie loo is da man! and she's cute as a button too

cRayOnGal said...

such a down-to-earth boss... :)
respect her a lot of her sincerity...

KeNg said...

A great female entrepreneur to learn and respect.

sry said...

Opening own business is not easy as we see. There will be alot of challenges and problems. From the way we overcome the challenges we will know whether we are deserved to become the 1st class entrepreneur or not.

Su said...

I believe its a cycle that most business go through. People will come and go. As the one who stays, we need to make sure that we are always on the right track.

AA said...

Don't be afraid of the challenges and failure. Everyone will experience failure at least once in their life. Just don't waste our energy trying to cover up failure. We need to learn from the failure and go on to the next challenge. sometimes it is OK to fail. If we're not failing, we will not growing

MY said...

to be an entrepreneur is not easy and it will not happen over night.. it takes a lot of time and perseverance.

Sam said...

Humble, Focus, Preserverance are the words that i learnt during the interview and from Winnie Loo. With the 3 things she mentioned, the challenges and obtacles will dissapear.

Wany Hardy said...

You'll never know what will you learn from others

daniel said...

As an Entrepreneur, there are always have a lot challenges, obstacles waiting for us to break hthough. Ready yourself and deal with it!

MS said...

Agreed with Su. Most organizations and business are facing the same challenge - People will come and go. The most important thing is the person contribute and adding values to the organizations when he/she was with the company.

MY said...

challenges are normal in any business or even in life. it takes persistence and "never say die" attitude to get through them.

For those who back stab, bitch about their company or even do unethical things, it will be back to haunt then one fine day.

If you're going to resign, Just do it with dignity and intergrity in tact!