I’m one of the most blessed ones by almighty! He gave me an opportunity to become an entrepreneur & I gracefully accepted it & utilized it in the right way. I must also take some credits for my perseverance. It all happened because of my cousin brother who still desires to be an entrepreneur but lacks perseverance. It all started with a desire to make money where in I started doing some part time freelance jobs like data entry, web design etc. which gave opening bells to my entrepreneurial desire.
I was doing all amateur jobs until I finished my graduation & that is when the opening bells rang & I made my formal entrepreneurial debut. An out of college kid, no specialization, no competence, no exposure, no experience overall I didn’t posses any entrepreneurial qualities but what all I was dream, desire & passion to be an entrepreneur. Even my parents & friends made fun of me & were not confident about by success, but today I can take pride in being one of their role models.
Early days as an entrepreneur were not an easy ride. I was not aware of any business functions, no idea about business & didn’t even know how to present myself, most of the times I stood like a joker in front of anyone I saw/met, but still I rowed against the tide, kept meeting people in spite of humiliations. But what I didn’t understand at that time was; I’m a entrepreneur in the making & all the humiliation & struggles were to give me more experience, expertise & shape me as an entrepreneur. Yes I know it is very very hard to over come such turbulent times when we startup, but we have to understand that there are no outside force that can motivate an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is a self made man and he has to be motivated and often it would be self motivation. What kept me moving was word of encouragement from some well-wishers and one of the words my friend Aravind use to tell “You can be fool for 5 min. not for ever” & dalai lama’s sayings “When you lose, don’t loose your lesions” with those two phrases I over came lots of challenges and over a period of time I got more experience than people of my own age group.
I started meeting more and more people every day with different faces like a sales man for pitching projects, as a finance head with bankers/financers to raise capital, as a HR interviewed lots of candidates. With every person I met I gained some knowledge which helped me to put it to some other person, with which I was able to gain some respect. Over a point of time I was in a position to talk to anyone at any time and talk any topic. Day by day I started learning new things, understands different functions in business, my networks grew along with all those my confidence grew as well as gained confidence of other people.
So to get all ingredients of business one invest more time than money. I’m writing this blogs only by investing that much of time (8 years). If I’m able to achieve something with all the limitations I had, I think anyone can become a successful entrepreneur. So if you have the desire & fire to be an entrepreneur never think, just act immediately, because “It takes a lot to be a doer, than a thinker”. There is no starting point to become an entrepreneur or there wont be right times or platform to start your entrepreneurial journey. Once you start it and have never say die attitude you are definitely going to be a winner. I wish this post must have kindled the fire and helped someone in some part of the world and have become an entrepreneur. If you had become one please shoot and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.