…the lifestyle of a pioneer.
A “Pioneer” is defined as a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. Even though we aren’t exploring new lands, we are exploring new territories in business. Learning about the lifestyle of a ‘pioneer’ may just help us prepare for the journey ahead!
Pioneers were explorers. They were prepared, even though they didn’t always have the complete foresight to see the obstacles or know what to expect. It’s important that we first take you back to the beginning to where it all started for us before we tell you about the future of the company and the direction we’re heading.
Every journey has a beginning. Only ours has had several. It’s very rare that a company will launch more than once, or better yet, three times! Even though our company has had the unique opportunity of launching many times, one thing can be said for certain, we just don’t give up. We have experienced many challenges over the past 18 months, but our goal and determination remain strong.
Why? That’s simple. It’s the destination.
Yes, it would be much easier to give up and say, “Well, we tried.” and move on to something a little less risky and less challenging.
“If we quit, we guarantee our results.”
Our journey began directly after the disaster of another company closing down that I was a part of. I always believed in their concept of collecting ‘Big Data’ from the point of sale receipts and loved the idea of their membership platform.
Even though I didn’t run or manage the company, I was one that helped with the marketing and could see the genuine excitement from others that also understood what that company was trying to accomplish.
In September of 2017, that company permanently closed its doors. I was faced with a choice. I could stop right there and go back to my small technology shop that I started years ago, or I could take the map, prepare for the journey, and pick up where they left off. Much like pioneers, I didn’t know what to expect or how we were going to arrive. All I knew was the destination.
I have heard it said many times, “Your past does not equal your future.” You really do have the choice and power to shape the future to look completely different than in the past.
After embarking on this journey, I realized right away in order to survive, you need to have an unwavering and ‘unstoppable’ mindset. I knew this company would be a collection of benefits that included a diversity of travelers, entrepreneurs, and shoppers from all walks of life around the world. With all of these pieces or ‘elements’ coming together, we would become an unstoppable force… much like an elephant!
The name “Elamant” was born. We show the world our fragmented pieces in the image of an elephant. The logo and branding of our company reflect on our traditional core values of respect for each elemental part that makes up our company. Therefore, if we operate alone, we will crumble… but if we work in unity, together, we are unstoppable!
After our successful red carpet launch event in Singapore on November 8th, 2017, we have had many unexpected challenges.
From programming and software malfunctions, staff changes, gossip/rumors, and even some negative online blogs, we started experiencing our first wave of problems. Like the explorers when they would encounter some unexpected weather, terrain, or wildlife, they had to act quickly and make decisions based on the critical problems they were facing.
With the programming and software, we came to a realization that it would take much more investment capital and a strong software company to keep up with our new phase and wave of growth.
We are now at the clearing in our journey to see the right path we need to take.
With the right executive team and investment companies in place, a solid platform, and a programming team to help with scalability and growth, the best third-party vendors, and payment gateways already integrated, we are on track to have the most successful year yet! We have so many new enhancements coming out this year that it is already feeling like a fresh start.
When you are faced with challenges in your life, you can either let it defeat you or define you.
We have had our defining moments. By taking criticism from gossip or rumors and using it to better enhance our program, we were able to solve many concerns. Just like any chef will tell you when they are trying to perfect their signature dish; listen to your customers.
As we prepare for the next level of growth, we have already begun enhancing operations, marketing, legal/compliance, programming, and infrastructure, as well as communication to the members and enhancing the benefits in our membership offering. Great momentum is happening now as we enter the second quarter of 2019!
Elamant is still in the start-up phases of its journey, but we already know what it takes to succeed. We must face the challenges with excitement and understand that we are just one step closer to our destination.
You do have a choice. You ALWAYS have a choice. Keep moving forward and above all… BE UNSTOPPABLE!