The Journal #6: Company Retreat Week


This was a short week as 2 of the days were dedicated to team bonding in Batam, a ferry ride away from Singapore. I was initially very skeptical and cautious about going for the retreat, not in particular looking forward to it, but I think more than it being a time for the team to discuss what the future looks like for CVP, it also helped me understand what I could to do help. It’ll be a lie if I say I don’t feel the pressure? But I think ultimately if I just put my best foot forward, at least I can say I have tried my very best. It was also fun to bond with my colleagues a little more and get to know them a bit better.

All the talk we had about expansion, hearing the team’s thoughts and dreams for the company, made me realise that I was given a very big opportunity when they hired me to do sales for them. Despite their plans for greatness next year, Jeremiah still gave me a chance to work with the team considering my extreme lack of experience. I feel very undeserving but also grateful for the trust? I don’t know if I will be able to live up to the expectations and bring in more jobs for the company but I guess that’s the challenge. If I fail, I try again, and again, and again, until one day I hopefully be where I want to be. Being someone who never bets on game she might not win, I think this will be a huge learning curve and experience for me.

I’m also looking forward to and excited for next week as I get to finally do some marketing, which is something I’m much more comfortable with. It feels good to be able to help in giving input based on my past experience handling digital marketing. To quote my boss man, Jeremiah, it truly is “exciting times”. While having moments of anxiety and doubt about my ability to do well in sales, I also look forward to seeing what 2020 would look like for us.

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