Well, we do learn something from the way we are making Project YoungPros (PYPs) happen. Yet here I also want to clarify that by writing this series, we are not claiming victory, but in the purpose of sharing with what we have learned along the way, and hopefully you will join our discussion, and benefit from it.

Ok, that’s enough, let’s get straightforward. The topics I am going to cover here will be mainly based on the frequently asked questions raised by our event attendees. So it could also happen to be “your question” as well.

Question: It seems that you guys are pretty busy, how could you afford the time/resources to Project YoungPros?

Yeah, firstly, we all have a lot of things to do, yet we might not be THAT BUSY as we think, if we are good at time/task management. Common best practices are like:

  1. Set priority. Work never ends, so, better set priority. Do more important things to less your work time; less your work time to do more important things.
  2. Say NO. It’s hard, but it is necessary when you are dealing with a lot of sudden work daily.
  3. Multi-tasking and leverage the power of technology. Use dual-monitor (like extension) if you need to deal with Outlook/Word/Excel all the times.

Second, indeed, Project YoungPros doesn’t happen in ONE day. So far we have successfully conducted four monthly events. However, we started laying our foundation since last year. We do it step by step, bit by bit. And along the way, persistence is very important.

Last but not least, a couple of our event attendees commented us as GREAT (伟大). Well, we need to thank you for your generous comment (e.g. Lin J), while actually, Project YoungPros is the very thing where our dream/interest lies in, we are just doing what we love. By the way we are contributing, we are also gaining. We do enjoy it very much, that’s what passion is all about. Specifically to me, it’s like a way of recreation to recharge myself from heavy work.

To sum up: time/resources could be a problem, but there is solution, and never an excuse not to make things happen.

So much for this, and I hope it sheds some light here.  Please feel free to leave us your comment and we will be more than happy to have conversations with you.

Jeff Wang

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!