Being a millennial, I saw through life without technology until one day thinking that without technology, everyday life would seem like an impossibility. Over the last decade, the introduction of the digital age forms a new enlightenment of all sorts. The peak of social media encourages the consumption of unfiltered content to all eyes, aggressively and almost immediately. The result; an interconnected world where our resources are limitless and our opportunities, infinite.
Something I've analyzed was how big brands utilized different social media platforms to engage and interact with their audience and that is something that we do at Eight Slate. Being both a consumer, advertiser and promoter with multiple social media platforms, that gave me an insight to understanding how each platform works and how to maximize each tool.
Through this, it helped to grow not only my personal social pages but also that of my business.
Technology has not only helped transform my business and career, but presented a whole new chain of opportunities. Eight Slate was introduced because there was a lack of commercialized fast fashion in SGP that was unique, affordable and aesthetically focused. Two years ago, when I was 20, I was a failing student, all I had was my passion, minimal savings and tiny bit of experience working on the retail floor. I knew that I had to learn and master lessons that people in the industry took years to learn, into a couple of months. I learnt many lessons the hard way, without any help and I spent most of my days without sleep and sacrificing the time that my peers took to enjoy graduation upon building the business. I've asked myself back then, what if this becomes a big failure, I would be left penniless, afraid and back to square one. The only justifying reason that I could convince myself back then was that each step forward was another step closer to that dream, being fearless and taking a chance was more important than having regrets. Since I have invested every cent on hand, I had nothing more to lose. Sure, being a young entrepreneur and putting myself in the public eye also means an easy target for negativity. But something that I've shared with my colleagues and friends when dealing with hate is that though you cannot control what people may do to you, you can always control how you react and deal with the situation.
My advice to you if you are looking to run your own startup or chase your dreams — don't doubt yourself. The difference between having dreams and chasing your dreams is turning ideas into actual plans. The difference between a businessman and an entrepreneur is how one seizes opportunity. The businessman would wait and make the money, while the entrepreneur sees 101 ways to make the most money. There are no excuses because we are living in the digital age — your resources are all available online, you just need to start today!
Watch the video below for my #DREAMWITHDELL campaign, where I talk about my dreams and how technology has helped me achieve my dream.
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