This post is to give you an insight about an Entrepreneur. An Entrepreneur respects himself a lot and has pretty good number of reasons to do so. Entrepreneurs are least respected people in India but they respect themselves so much that your disrespect doesn’t affect them. Why do we worship god? Because he created us, he created earth, he created everything around us. So do the Entrepreneurs, make your life simple? They are the ones who built your house, got you a car, created jobs for you, changed the world to make it a better place for you to live. Only God and Entrepreneurs have got the power to create and yeah, I am one of the CREATORS!
When you are not an Entrepreneur you look up to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, etc for inspiration, but once you turn into an Entrepreneur all you have to do is look into mirror every night before sleeping and take inspiration from a man in the mirror full of scars, bruises, blood stained clothes. Because he is the one who didn’t fear the unknown while leaving home in the morning to conquer the world, because he is the one who made ends meet today, because he is the one who was hungry but still fed his customers, because he is the one who went through terrible pain to make your life simpler, because he is the one who didn’t just live today but made this day count.
A venture may become success or a failure but for that you need to create at least a venture. When you said it can’t be done, when you didn’t even dare to dream of doing it, an Entrepreneur went ahead and started building it, completed it and served you, educated you, treated you and employed you too.
Orthodox kings got those people killed who said a man could fly, people laughed when someone dreamed of flying and then an Entrepreneur (Wright Brothers) went ahead, built it and flew, not just a man was able to fly but a whole house made of steel weighing tons flew in air. ‘Nothing is impossible’ who said this first? I don’t know but who proved this first? I know for sure an Entrepreneur did.
Entrepreneurs are like bumble bees, the whole world points out to bumble bees that they can’t fly, their body is not aerodynamically fit for flight but bumble bee gives them a deaf ear and happily fly. When there are naysayers around, the people who discourage you, all you have to tell them is, ‘If you can’t even beat me in dreaming big then you are already out of the game, now sit and watch the game.’
Can you imagine two strangers in a city like Mumbai click within minutes and start sharing their wealth? Yes, it is possible when these two strangers are Entrepreneurs. Met complete strangers Divyesh Panchal & Yash Bhatia (co-founders at Just Unjunk), Tushar Laddha (Founder of More than a Bowl) Karan Pandhi (Soon to start a QSR), Sanal (Founder at Bagelwala) and Hitesh Bhatia (Founder of Mumbaiya) and we clicked just in few minutes and everyone was sharing the secrets of their trade. Entrepreneurs often create such Give & Give relationships and help out even competitors to grow. Because an Entrepreneur’s philosophy is it’s not fun when you don’t have competitors and challenges and also it comes out of empathy. Entrepreneurs are so busy in creating that seldom they have time to spare on keeping their mistakes a secret, the belief is let people know about my mistakes so they do new mistakes not the old ones. I was shocked how engrossed Hitesh Bhatia was in creating that he somehow missed that a leading newspaper covered about his venture.
An Entrepreneur is a one man army when it comes to creation. An entrepreneur definitely tries to bring people together to create something but if people don’t support the initiative, an Entrepreneur has the ability to do it alone, build it alone. When J.R.D Tata launched Air India and couldn’t find people to fly, he himself became the pilot and flied the plane for months. A single man built a giant Air India which today an army of govt. managers and officers together are not able to handle. Every Entrepreneur has this one man army experience at least once in entrepreneurial journey. I had when I was running a pizza outlet and my chef left. One of my friends asked me ‘What will you do now?’ and I replied, ‘I am the creator, if I can create this pizza outlet, I can cook and run it as well. I cooked myself for 2 months until we found another chef.
An Entrepreneur creates success for people to get inspire, creates failure for people to learn.
(Thomas Edison with the best creation of a man)
I can proudly declare, Yes I am an Entrepreneur – The Creator!
Be proud if you are the creator too, Declare it!
Recommended reading by the same author: ‘Why Tom never killed Jerry’