Perseverance and passion are essential personality traits for anyone to succeed in their career.
This is especially true for Herman Peni, who proved that even with a lack of opportunities available for him to continue his studies, success in life is still achievable with the desire to overcome stumbling blocks.
Driven by his passion for cars, Herman took the bold step to establish his own car repair workshop, Man Automobil, at a relatively young age.
He began working after he completed his secondary school education in 2002, when he started out as a car wash attendant at a local car showroom.
Looking back at those days, the 30-year-old who hails from Kampung Iboi, Sadong Jaya said his deep interest in cars was noticed by his former employer.
“In 2008, my former employer offered me the opportunity to be a car technician after he noticed my passion in helping the mechanic to fix cars.”
That was how it all started for Herman.
His former employer was also very supportive of him and regularly sent him for monthly training sessions to further improve his skills.
Herman explained that his journey to become an entrepreneur was not easy, especially in the initial stages when he only had a few customers.
Nowadays, Herman serves some 100 customers per month.
He believes that in order to become a successful entrepreneur, you need to have the passion to drive you in your work.
“There is no way you can succeed if there is no passion in what you do.”
He also believes that in order to be successful in business, it is important to always try to fulfil the requests of his customers.
“Fulfilling customers’ requests is my top priority. I need to make sure of that.”
Other than that, Herman believes that honesty is also an important part of doing business, in order to build trust with customers.
“It will ensure that customers will always come back to us.”
Working on his own is particularly fulfilling for Herman because he appreciates the sense of accomplishment he gets from all his efforts in providing quality service to his customers.
“We need to have a strong drive to achieve our goals and we need to provide only the best to our customers.”
You can catch the video interview with Herman on the SarawakYES! YouTube channel or on the SarawakYES! Facebook page.
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