Euphorya is my 1st ever startup company founded in 2011. From graphic design, I added more services and products to the company. As we grow we hired people online to do stuff for us, but there are pros and cons dealing online or with people. But is all good! I’m happy. But I was a very new startup solo-founder! So as years grow I wanted to improve the business model!
There is a lot of homework to be done, from jumping to a whole new platform of web designing. Every day is very challenging because from time to time things will change in the terms of product market and also the understanding of building digital products online. So take a good look at those days where I started to use Blogspot as a platform with the one-page area where I could put all the beautiful things on the pages of the websites to run my creative design agency. I like the idea of the platform having strong analytics and SEO with some nice graphs showing some real-time results. Is amazing to see these things. In my first 2 years running the registered firm in 2011 and 2012 running the platform with amazing google products was awesome. I’ve always love google products and how I build stuff with the platform that they have.
From google maps, google apps (now know as Gsuite by google cloud), Blogspot, google analytic, Google AdWords, Google Adsense, Google API, and other platforms like youtube is really amazing how you could grow your business in terms of marketing. Back then it was all marketing, getting your brand name out there around the circles of your friends and family. It was really awesome, the ultimate goal to be able to provide these services from graphic designs and web design was amazing. We had a lot of great responses, people love the quality of the product, they love the stability, the security, the design, the funny & cool things we did. Those were the days.
And now, I tell myself to do better in my exams. As in the way i do things around now. Is very challenging because project time frame and managing really technical stuff is not easy! No one would understand honestly. It was all sad and gloomy for me because I felt I was totally stressed out and exhausted. I took so much break, travel, and also filled my time to recharge myself spiritually which is i spend time more on praying and trying to understand more things. It was really difficult and age was catching up, people around me see me as if I’m doing okay or things will be fine. Which is not. Every day is a brand new day for me to understand to learn as I take it slowly and clearly. Is really important to know what you’re really doing. Your intentions and ideas must be very crystal clear. Super clear that you could execute well without any irrational decisions, doubts or worrying so much from the voice of others' opinions.
I began to listen to myself quietly again, it was tough because so many people around me had good advices and great ideas for me.
And i always been trying to understand how people think and how people around me are just saying oh this is okay, or this is not good or this is better. So with the people around me telling me what to do with my life or work life, it was tough. Because some of them were my families and friends, I love listening to them but is just that at times you got to know what you really want to do and what you wanna focus on in life or work. So it was very challenging yet I have to learn to take care of myself well, tell myself to be quiet, and listen to my inner voice again. So i spend a lot of time away from all these distractions and focus on what I really wanna do and to build all the awesome products and services again. It has benefited a lot of people in many ways, so I must tell myself to do my work properly and get things done well. Everything else, find balance.
Originally published at www.fajarsiddiq.com on October 20, 2016.