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isabelle thye

What I learned from starting my own business

When I started a café consultancy company with my partners, my vision was to make a name in the industry that I was interested in. I didn’t quite understand the essence of building a business or creating unique value for people. Growing up, I wasn’t

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Hitting the rock bottom

When I left the company I started end of last year, I knew I was following a path that felt like my path. Even though I was not sure where it would lead, I was ready to find out. I was scared of a blank

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Don’t beat yourself up

Every time you overcome a big challenge, you feel so invincible that nothing can beat you anymore; you’ve cried your heart out and you thought you’ll never shed tears again. The thing is, there are always challenges yet to come, until you learn to accept

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Own Your Story

I would laugh if somebody told me that I’ll be a writer the day I left business school. After four years of wandering, hitting roadblocks and exploring, I gathered enough confidence to make another pivot in life. The first day I transitioned from café industry

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How do we touch life?

I wasn’t in a good place last month. I lived in doubts and incongruence. It was a good experiment nevertheless; I learned so much about me and about life when I was managing a café. Even with a wealth of experience setting up new coffee

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How to get lost in life

‘I like this place, I like the people, but what I am doing is not aligned with who I want to be. I tried to adapt and I struggled, I became a negative person that I couldn’t recognised.’ He said, ‘I guess you will leave

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A bit of naivety, a lot of courage

‘I’m going home, home.’ This is a line in ‘La La Land’ when Emma Stone felt humiliated after a poor received play and decided to retreat back to her parents’ home. I felt it. That was my life too. Back home, I told family and

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You have come this far

Matt looked at his dish intensely and choked up. ‘I can’t believe how far I’ve come,’ he said. This is a scene from Australia Masterchef 2016 finale when the judges asked Matt, the finalist, how he felt about his dish. I choked up too. I

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Hey life, let’s play

Like it or not, life is a game. Whoever denies the truth, refuses to play, gets left on the side line. – Phil Knight, Shoe Dog I was mesmerised by how life unfolds itself and presents us with its treasure. I swiped someone right on