By Étienne Garbugli | October 18, 2011 | 0 Comment
When I moved away to Asia and when I came back, a lot of people told me how courageous and gutsy I was for leaving for the unknown.
This always made me feel a bit awkward; I never thought of myself as someone particularly courageous – in fact, a lot of things scare me.
I was terrified the night I left a very comfortable life to move for unknown opportunities in an unknown land but, I knew I had to raise above that.
There were some real hard parts to my year away but, there’s nothing I regret. If anything, my journey abroad taught me that life is not about having fears or not, it’s about how well you face your fears. Everyone has fears; we just don’t face them the same way.
For more lessons from abroad, check out 26 things you can learn by living abroad for a year.
Etienne works at the intersection of Technology, Product Design and Marketing. He’s a three-time Startup Founder, a five-time entrepreneur, and a UX research expert. Etienne is also the Author of Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want. Lean B2B is a framework used by thousands of entrepreneurs & innovators to reduce the risk of their B2B ventures.