So how does one succeed in a country like this? I’m sure that there are many different opinions on this, but my personal advice is the following:
- Get to know the country
- Be humble
- Plan cautiously & take your time
- Don’t rely on others too much (beware of starting businesses with friends, etc.)
- Think ahead of time! (Make sure you do your marketing early & be aware of what lifestyle you actually are building for yourself)
Many people fail to ask themselves some basic questions, like: Does running a 20-room resort really provide me with the relaxed lifestyle that I crave? And can I really live in a place without theatres, cafes, shopping streets, cinemas, certain social scenes, family, etc.
There is so much to say on the subject that I will break it down into a series of postings.
Starting tomorrow with point number one: Getting to know the country