When To Go From Employee To Entrepreneur

TRANSKRIP
I was frustrated, I think, working in a large organization.
I wanted to be able to make a bigger impact.
We’ve all thought about it: Quit the 9-to-5, start a company, become the next Jeff Bezos.
Only, it’s easier said than done.
Estimates suggest anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of start-ups fail within the first few years.
So just what is it that takes someone from an employee to an entrepreneur?
I’m here in Singapore with three former employees, who gave up their day jobs to join start-up generator, Antler.
I wanted to find out what led them to take the leap.
I, personally, was working in the fashion industry for a long time and noticed that there was a problem that needed to be solved.
The fashion industry wasn’t being inclusive enough and didn’t cater to plus-sized women,
and so I felt like I could enter entrepreneurship by solving a real problem for real women.
I was a management consultant before.
But I felt the lack of being able to create and see something grow.
I would say I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur.
My dad is an entrepreneur and I’ve seen him pursue his dream as I grew up.
I did an MBA last year at INSEAD and, really, I think the turning point was when I was in Israel and someone told me the only way to fail is to stop trying.
And, that moment, I knew I was ready.
I started a company called Vaniday, which is a beauty marketplace,
and that gave me a lot of confidence to start something on my own.
I had experience working at a large department store, doing womenswear buying.
But it means your role is very siloed, and so the impact you can make is very limited.
That was one of the big reasons why I left a corporate job.
So, they had the dream.
But what made them stand out to Antler, whose program helps aspiring entrepreneurs start new businesses?
So we’re looking for three things in an entrepreneur at Antler.
The number one thing is a spike, so something that you are really great at.
It could be a personality trait or it could be something that you’re passionate about.
We also look for that inner drive, the inner engine, so basically meaning to be a self-starter.
The third thing is we look for tenacity.
Tenacity’s really this thing about never giving up, perseverance, you’re in this to succeed.
And a lot of great start-ups they fail because people actually gave up,
but not because they didn’t have a great idea and a great team.
Definitely solve a real problem.
Make sure that it’s something customers need and are willing to pay for.
The most important is really the support system around you.
So please, please do talk to your loved ones, your friends, extensively.
Don’t start something on your own.
Work with other co-founders so you can balance out skill sets, and the ups and downs of the early days, which are very frequent.
It’s also a lot of instability to be an entrepreneur, financially and personally, so be prepared and do everything you can to succeed.

TERJEMAHAN
I was frustrated, I think, working in a large organization.
Saya pikir saya mengalami frustasi bekerja di sebuah organisasi yang besar.

I wanted to be able to make a bigger impact.
Saya ingin bisa membuat dampak yang lebih besar.

We’ve all thought about it: Quit the 9-to-5, start a company, become the next Jeff Bezos.
Kita semua pernah memikirkannya: Berhenti dari pekerjaan kantor, mendirikan perusahaan, menjadi Jeff Bezos selanjutnya.

Only, it’s easier said than done.
Hanya saja, mudah diucapkan daripada dilakukan.

Estimates suggest anywhere from 50 to 90 percent of start-ups fail within the first few years.
Menurut estimasi 50 hingga 90 persen usaha rintisan gagal dalam beberapa tahun pertama.

So just what is it that takes someone from an employee to an entrepreneur?
Jadi apa yang membuat seseorang beralih dari seorang karyawan menjadi seorang wirausahawan.

I’m here in Singapore with three former employees, who gave up their day jobs to join start-up generator, Antler.
Saya di Singapura dengan tiga mantan karyawan, yang meninggalkan pekerjaan mereka untuk bergabung dengan pencipta usaha rintisan, Antler.

I wanted to find out what led them to take the leap.
Saya ingin tahu apa yang menyebabkan mereka mengambil keputusan itu.

I, personally, was working in the fashion industry for a long time and noticed that there was a problem that needed to be solved.
Secara pribadi saya bekerja di industri busana dalam waktu yang yang lama dan memperhatikan ada masalah yang perlu dipecahkan.

The fashion industry wasn’t being inclusive enough and didn’t cater to plus-sized women,
Industri busana tidak cukup inklusif dan tidak melayani wanita berukuran plus,

and so I felt like I could enter entrepreneurship by solving a real problem for real women.
jadi saya merasa saya bisa masuk ke dunia wirausaha dengan memecahkan sebuah masalah yang nyata untuk para wanita.

I was a management consultant before.
Saya seorang konsultan manajemen sebelumnya.

But I felt the lack of being able to create and see something grow.
Tapi merasa tidak bisa menciptakan dan melihat sesuatu berkembang.

I would say I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Saya rasa saya selalu ingin menjadi seorang wirausahawan.

My dad is an entrepreneur and I’ve seen him pursue his dream as I grew up.
Ayah saya adalah seorang wirausahawan dan saya sudah melihatnya mengejar mimpinya ketika saya tumbuh.

I did an MBA last year at INSEAD and, really, I think the turning point was when I was in Israel and someone told me the only way to fail is to stop trying.
Saya mengikuti program MBA tahun lalu di INSEAD dan saya pikir titik baliknya adalah ketika saya berada di Israel dan seseorang memberitahu saya satu-satunya cara untuk gagal adalah dengan berhenti mencoba.

And, that moment, I knew I was ready.
Dan, waktu itu, saya tahu saya siap.

I started a company called Vaniday, which is a beauty marketplace,

Saya mendirikan sebuah perusahaan bernama Vaniday, sebuah pasar kecantikan,

and that gave me a lot of confidence to start something on my own.
dan itu memberi saya rasa percaya diri yang tinggi untuk memulai sesuatu sendiri.

I had experience working at a large department store, doing womenswear buying.
Saya memiliki pengalaman bekerja di sebuah toserba yang besar, melakukan pembelian busana wanita.

But it means your role is very siloed, and so the impact you can make is very limited.
Tapi itu artinya peranmu sangat terisolasi, dan dampak yang bisa kamu buat sangat terbatas.

That was one of the big reasons why I left a corporate job.
Itu adalah satu alasan mengapa saya meninggalkan pekerjaan korporasi.

So, they had the dream.
Jadi, mereka memiliki mimpi.

But what made them stand out to Antler, whose program helps aspiring entrepreneurs start new businesses?
Tapi apa yang membuat mereka menonjol di hadapan Antler, yang memiliki program membantu wirausahawan bercita-cita tinggi untuk memulai usaha baru?

So we’re looking for three things in an entrepreneur at Antler.
Di Antler kami mencari tiga hal dari seorang wirausahawan.

The number one thing is a spike, so something that you are really great at.
Nomor satu adalah “ujung runcing”, sesuatu yang kamu benar-benar memiliki kemampuan hebat.

It could be a personality trait or it could be something that you’re passionate about.
Bisa jadi ciri kepribadian atau sesuatu yang kamu sangat bersemangat.

We also look for that inner drive, the inner engine, so basically meaning to be a self-starter.
Kami juga melihat daya dorong internal, mesin internal, pada dasarnya berarti seorang yang bisa memulai atas inisiatif dan energi sendiri.

The third thing is we look for tenacity.
Hal ketiga yang kami cari adalah kegigihan.

Tenacity’s really this thing about never giving up, perseverance, you’re in this to succeed.
Kegigihan adalah tidak pernah menyerah, ketekunan, kamu di sini untuk berhasil.

And a lot of great start-ups they fail because people actually gave up,
Dan banyak usaha rintisan gagal karena mereka menyerah,

but not because they didn’t have a great idea and a great team.
tapi bukan karena mereka tidak memiliki ide yang bagus atau tim yang bagus.

Definitely solve a real problem.
Tentunya memecahkan masalah yang nyata.

Make sure that it’s something customers need and are willing to pay for.
Pastikan itu adalah sesuatu yang pelanggan butuhkan dan bersedia untuk membayar.

The most important is really the support system around you.
Yang paling penting sebenarnya adalah sistem dukungan di sekitarmu.

So please, please do talk to your loved ones, your friends, extensively.
Jadi, berbicaralah dengan orang-orang yang kamu cintai, temanmu, dengan panjang lebar.

Don’t start something on your own.
Jangan memulai sesuatu sendiri.

Work with other co-founders so you can balance out skill sets, and the ups and downs of the early days, which are very frequent.
Bekerja-samalah dengan pendiri yang lain supaya kamu bisa menyeimbangkan keahlian, dan keberhasilan dan kegagalan di masa-masa awal, yang akan sering terjadi.

It’s also a lot of instability to be an entrepreneur, financially and personally, so be prepared and do everything you can to succeed.
Juga sangat tidak stabil untuk menjadi seorang wirausahawan, secara finansial dan pribadi, jadi bersiaplah dan lakukan semua yang kamu bisa untuk berhasil.