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Shikha Sharma: Championing Indian Artistry Through ARTAZZLE

“My journey with ARTAZZLE began with a deep-rooted passion for Indian art and a vision to showcase its richness to a global audience. Growing up surrounded by art, I witnessed firsthand its transformative power and the joy it brings.”

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GoalKick: Football Academy Creates Level Playing Field in Singapore

The football academy in Singapore shares its mission to provide quality training for every kid with a dream.

Ray Kua: Athlete Turned Entrepreneur Strives to Make Quality Training Accessible to All Youths

“Maybe one day, the same kids we train will grow up and represent the country in major tournaments overseas. I’m doing this to help give as many kids in Singapore – whether they come from privileged backgrounds or not – a chance.”

Pranati Bagchi: Inspiring Girls to Love Tech Through The Lavender Spaceship Project

“What keeps me motivated is purpose. I cannot imagine doing anything else. When I get feedback from my team that the girls are motivated to continue with our courses, it’s such a motivator for everyone.”

Raymond Lim: Overcoming Gambling Addiction to Be a Better Husband, Father and Businessman

“I’ve learnt that when you gamble, you don’t only hurt yourself, but you hurt the people closest to you as well. So now, it’s not just about not wanting to fail myself, but also not wanting to fail the people I love.”

Benjamin Tan: Moulding the Future Generation of Cybersecurity Specialists in Singapore

“Developing cybersecurity habits over a period of time is like knowing that you should wash your hands after you use the washroom, or wearing a mask in public if you are not feeling well.  We cannot stop the digital revolution, but everyone has a part to play in cybersecurity.”

Maha Lakshmi: Bullied as a Kid for Having Curly Hair, Beauty Queen Learns to Love and Accept Herself

“I despised my hair when I was a kid because I was bullied excessively for having curly hair. In primary school, kids would throw staple bullets and pour eraser shavings into my hair. At that age when you’re so young and just want to be accepted, it was so hard to fit in.”

Nur: Foster Parent Hopes to Impart Positive Values to Her Kids Through Her Work as an Entrepreneur

“Every year on her birthday, I make sure that my daughter says a prayer for her biological mother. For most, birthdays are about others holding celebrations and buying you gifts; but, birthdays are actually not about you. They’re about your mum, the one who gave you life.”

Nasuha Darke: Learning to Care for Herself Amidst the Chaos of Parenting and Running a Business

“The biggest thing I’ve learnt on this journey is that self-care is crucial, especially in parenting. As the saying goes, ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup.’ Anything can happen with the kids, but when I become dysregulated with my emotions, that’s when things go down the drain…”

Raphael: Beyond Yoga, Data and Business

“When you meet someone for the first time, you always get asked what you do for work. You might reply saying you’re a consultant or an accountant, and by doing so, you automatically put yourself in a box. That’s just very limiting to me, and it took me a while to break out of it…”

Gabriel Wong: From Receiving Death Threats After Leaving a Scam Company in Singapore to Becoming the CEO of His Own Marketing Business

“The worst thing I feared came true when I left the company. I was accused of stealing clients’ money. Debt collectors started chasing me and I started receiving death threats from the company’s clients…”

Ashley Low: Grit, Hard Work and Surviving Abusive Relationship with Ex-Boyfriend Catalysed Success of her Baby Photography Business

“During those two years, he was sober for only six months. Yet everyday, being sober was a mental battle for him, and I wasn’t aware of it. Whenever he was on edge and I triggered him, it took everything within him to restrain himself from drinking his problems away.”

Peter Pela of The Royal Albatross: Leaving the World of IT to be the Captain of His Own Ship

Humans of Sentosa | “My passion’s always been water, whether it’s fishing, diving, sailing. I travelled a lot at the time and was looking for a yacht anyway. And in my searches, I came across a ship in Chicago, and  I thought, ‘Wow, she looks magnificent!'”

Maddy Barber: DJ Leaves Behind World of Radio After 25 years to Focus on Her Family, Passion for Jewellery and Self

“Radio gave me my calling, that I should spread joy and laughter wherever I go, and to make a difference, one life a day. And that’s exactly our philosophy at MADLY Gems – to spread joy and beauty and make a difference in a person’s life, one bespoke piece at a time.”

Jeremy Foo: Heartbreaking Death of Unborn Son Inspired Name and Rebirth of His Business

“I knew that if I had shut down the business, there would be nothing left except to look back in regret. I would forever link the business to the death of my son. That cannot be the case. That cannot be the way I remember my son.”

From SEGA to VALORANT: How Two Singaporeans Turned a Gaming Passion Into a Thriving Esports Startup

“So if you have the option of pursuing your true passion instead of ‘taking the easy way out’, I highly recommend you do so. It may be scary, and it may not be the thing that pays your bills initially, but believe me, when you follow something you’re passionate about, the money arrives in one way or another.”

Detrack: From Struggling Students to Millionaire Business Owners, Husband and Wife Look Beyond Grades When Hiring

“So to all the aspiring dreamers out there, just believe in yourself. There will be external forces saying you’re no good or that you’re lousy, but if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. And if you want to achieve anything in life, you have to fight for it.”

Trinh Tran Chau: Once a Workaholic, She’s Now a Business and Life Strategist After Mother’s Passing

“I’ve been a workaholic my whole life. For someone who’s been working the way I have for the past 16 years, it’s a bit hard to adjust, right? I just love working. But I also realise there is more to life. I should enjoy myself more and take care of the people around me.”

Aylwin Aaron: From Daunting Hardships to Successful Sports Massage Therapist in Singapore

“I started in sports therapy earning less than $50 a month. I was exploited and went through depression and faced so many challenges…but I have a successful career now and I go to work happy to see my clients and loving what I do.”