September 2010. I decided to quit my job in Paris after working 3 years for the same company. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do. I had a good job, made a good salary and enjoyed a good quality of life. How did I come up with such a decision? I wanted to live the dream of my life: being an entrepreneur. Running my own business has been obvious since I was 20. When I talk about my own project, I feel alive, I keep shivering, I feel like possessed. Yes, entrepreneurship is a real passion. This choice was a way to step out of my comfort zone.

At the beginning of 2011, I initiated a startup project. Later, I discovered the Holstee manifesto: “This is my life”. The first time I read it, I knew this was the one. This was the manifesto that would ever guide my life. Holstee has managed to put my philosophy of life down on paper. I immediately bought the poster and put it up on my wall. I would read it every morning when I woke up.

 Last September, I quit the project for various reasons. I was free again. I remember when I was standing in front of the poster in my small apartment in Paris. As I was reading it, I thought about the things that I loved in my life: my girlfriend, my family, entrepreneurship and traveling. So I followed my heart. I asked my love if she was willing to travel for 7 months around Asia with me in order to discover the world and look for business opportunities. Ten days later, I took down the poster and we booked our flight tickets from Paris to Beijing and from Jakarta to Paris.

 After being in China, Thailand, Myanmar, I’m now writing to you from Vietnam. Next steps: Cambodia, Malaysia then Indonesia. Some people want to do lots of things and do what they love but they don’t dare. They keep waiting for the train that would change their lives at the same station everyday. As far as I am concerned, I have decided to visit each railway station until I find the right train to jump on. And I am truly happy. Holstee, thank you for making my life better.

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