We had the good fortune of connecting with Nam Ngo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nam, how do you think about risk?
Risk is one of the biggest obstacles that true entrepreneurs have to mentally overcome. Risk will make or break entrepreneurs, either you tackle risk head on or it will have you second guessing your endeavors.

I had to give up a financially stable job in order to open up my own business. It was definitely the biggest risk I had to make to become an entrepreneur. What allowed me to overcome the risk is that I figured out solutions to the worst possible outcomes. After I figured out solutions to the worse cast scenario, I was more confident of my decision to be an entrepreneur.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The mission statement of my business is “To bring out the greatest versions of our students”. We are able to influence our students to live with good morals and ethics, just overall good human beings through Martial Arts. What excites me most about my business is the results. When my students parents show appreciation for the work I am doing with their child is absolutely rewarding.

The biggest reason why I have gotten this far with my business is due to passion. Passion is the driving force behind my energy to growing Prestige and making what it is today. Every time I run into challenges where I had to make tough business decisions, I always go back to the mission statement. If my decision doesn’t align with my purpose, I simply don’t do it.

I want the world to know how important it is to follow your passion. I believe it’s very important to take the time to figure out which career path fulfills your purpose and to continue to steer in that direction. There’s never a good ending when you make decisions not aligned with your purpose, so save yourself the stress and anxiety and do what truly makes you happy.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting the area, I would take them out deep sea fishing on my boat in Long Beach California. We would catch fish, clean it, then cook on the boat or at home for lunch. In the evening, we would go out to an all you can eat shabu restaurant called Miss Shabu in Buena Park. Not only do they have amazing shabu, but they have a wide variety of alcoholic beverages to choose from. After dinner, we would hit up a little dive bar or speakeasy in down town Fullerton to catch up and end the night.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a lot of credit to a book I read called “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama. After reading this book, it gave me the confidence to take the jump and start my own business. The message that stood out the most from that book is that it emphasized on making decisions based on what truly makes you happy.

Website: www.prestigemam.com

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