To Be or Not to Be ?
I was a person with no ambition when in school. My aim in life in school was to somehow get a government job for livelihood and thereafter live a slow and simple life. I often dreamt that I was a school teacher who cycled to work in the morning and returned back in the evening after having an enjoyable and fruitful time with young students at school. At that stage my idea of good life was two cups of tea while reading a couple of newspapers, sitting in the lawn of my house in small town or village under no time pressure whatsoever, in the morning and spending time with friends gossiping in the evening.
On becoming a government servant, in armed forces, I could not lead the life of my dreams because of various job pressures and pressures from my family to do well in my career. The responsibility of my wife and two kids also weighed heavily on me and I decided that I will live life of my dreams once my kids are settled and I have enough bank balance to retire in peace, as early as possible. During my 23 odd years in service and after as they maturing, I realised that there is more to life than living an aimless life as dreamt by me in my childhood.
Thereafter, I started dreaming to be an entrepreneur or be a Rodinhood. When I shared my dream with my family they thought that I have gone insane and advised to pursue my weird ideas after fulfilling my life responsibilities. So I lived a very frugal life for last 25 years and achieved a satisfactory level of financial stability to enable me and my family to lead a respectable life without working. Against all opposition from my family and friends, I voluntarily retired from my job and now want to fulfil my dream of being a Rodinhood.
I have been home for last one month and I am itching to start something. But I have no concrete ideas. I thought of plying five taxis with Uber but was advised against the same because such an enterprise is totally dependent on drivers and they are likely to hold me to ransom. I thought of starting a bakery but number of bakers have told me that it is very tough business and not worth the effort.
I have thought of starting an online food business but I don’t know how to start the same and also I find the task very daunting . I am finding that taking the “First Step” is very difficult.
I am based at Noida and look forward to your advice or suggestions. I am acting as a lone wolf and also open to the idea of partnership.
I consider myself, well read, and well travelled, hard working with good man management skills.