This (award-winning) director had her dreams questioned. Her show is now on Netflix

Jean Yeo is the creative force behind multiple award-winning shows such as The Leap Years, Lion Mums and Last Madame, the latter of which is streaming on Netflix. But her dream of being a director was questioned by her boss when she started out as a writer. "I remember my boss told me, ‘No, just stick to writing, I don't think you can make it as a good director.’” Yeo told CNBC. “Had I believed him, I wouldn't have achieved what I've achieved today.” Today, Yeo is the creative director and founder of Ochre Pictures, one of Singapore's top independent production companies. “The same boss who told me that I couldn't direct was the same one who told me a few months ago during an event that ‘you're one of the you know, top directors in Singapore.’” Yeo said. She added that “it really takes tremendous courage, and a certain amount of stubbornness to (follow one’s passion.” This is just one of the five lessons Jean Yeo shared with CNBC. Watch the video above to learn about the others. My Biggest Lessons features life lessons from top executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who have made it to the top of their careers. #CNBC ----- Subscribe: CNBC International TV: Like our Facebook page: Follow us on Instagram: Follow us on Twitter:
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 04:00:06 GMT
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