And despite all of this, I’ve had many, many, many downs. Failures. Setbacks - all of which have led me to a couple of bouts of depression! Yes...Tuan Nguyen was depressed. And badly after the fail of my marriage.
“Then… my life COMPLETELY CRUMBLED and melted into the core of the earth.”
It was like falling on my butt right in the middle of a great run on the snowboard. It hurts ... a lot! But I get back up, shake off the pain, pat my bruises and start riding again!
So….I started from scratch and in less than 18 months, rebuilt myself back up again. In fact, I am way more successful now than I was before. Was it because I “knew” people. Nope. I’ve seen a couple of friends start off on their own with an insane network of contacts. And they had a challenge understanding exactly what problems they can solve that people would be willing to pay for. Many of them almost went bankrupt and some did. And after much work, the survivors figured it out.
At the end, customers know what they want to pay and if you are worthy of their cashola. In fact, when you start from the bottom up, it’s almost difficult to hit up your own friends because the fall was so embarrassing. But you know what? After some time of struggle, I opened up and reached out. It made a difference. I’m grateful to them.