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Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots – BINOL GEORGE

 

"Entrepreneurship", the buzzword of all the time. Many of you dream about your own start up. Few will make it, few will drop it on half the way because they are not daring enough to take risks.

 

The shift from a mediocre Engineering Degree holder who actually doesn't know anything about engineering pretended to be a master of all trades in front of all the interviewers to CEO of a tech start-up who realizes a need for continuous learning did not happen in an overnight. From the past 2.5 years, I got a clear perception that entrepreneurship is not that much easier as we look from outside.

 

Entrepreneurship itself requires you to work several years for little to no pay. You should be ready to quit your 9.00 am to 5.00 pm job that keeps you in your comfort zone to work 24/7. People will always try to tear you down but you have to keep the composure. Your personal life will suffer sometimes but you should able to pass your courage and confidence in your decision making to your family as well. Last but not least you should always ready to fail at any point in your journey and always try to learn from your failure without saying, "this failure is the end of the world".

 

By reading all the above, even if you are an aspiring entrepreneur for several years, now you may think that 'entrepreneurship is entirely out my league'. But you have to see the other side of the coin too. As an entrepreneur you are always working for yourself rather than working for someone else to make their dream fulfilled, you are building your own dreams,   you can scale your income and build multiple income streams, you are always independent and you work to live on your dreams every day not to live on the weekends. 

 

Now I suppose you are a little more confused about choosing your right path. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, it is for someone who obsessed with a single goal in their life and that goal can be anything under the sun. Like Elon Musk, Stanford University dropout, now CEO of SpaceX and Telsa Motors, who is so obsessed with space travelling. Even if he failed the three attempts to launch his rocket to lose billions of dollars and in the verge of bankruptcy he didn't stop there. He tried again to make rocket launch successfully. I expect such kind of obsession towards your goal from all aspiring entrepreneurs. 

 

Talking about aspiring entrepreneurs, if you aspire to be an entrepreneur and keep on limiting yourself by saying, " I am a student", "I haven't found my passion", " I am too young to become an entrepreneur", you are never going to make it. First of all, start doing something towards your dream. Ideas will not come as fully formed, it will be clear only when you start working. Between 20 to 30 years of your age, you are absolutely free to fail. You have nothing to lose.  You can experiment with any business or job of your interest at this stage. I too started with the same mentality. I

didn't have anything to lose.  

 

When I started thinking to start a business I don't have any distinct idea.  I tried to start at least 10 business within two years of time. Each of the concepts has its own problem. As I went deeply into different business models, more practical ideas came to my mind. My parents and relatives thought travelling and experiments I did in the name of businesses is only for the time pass and I am never going to make it at the beginning. But my obsession towards starting the business is so powerful I keep on learning new things through the internet and networking events all over India. Seeing my burn in my eyes for two years gradually my parents thought, I am seriously doing something that I could convince my parents about my ideas. They allowed me to take the risks. I am damn sure everyone faces a situation like this.

 

To all aspiring entrepreneurs, always try to look back to learn lessons. As Steve Jobs said, "You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them by looking backwards". You should look ahead to get excited and keep that driving force. You should look around to have disruptive ideas and look within to find yourself whether entrepreneurship is for you. I took the challenge of entrepreneurship,  you too can. 

 

  • BINOL GEORGE

CEO , Recode Innovations, India

Former franchise owner for live owner.

 

Connecting The Dots – BINOL GEORGE

 

"Entrepreneurship", the buzzword of all the time. Many of you dream about your own start up. Few will make it, few will drop it on half the way because they are not daring enough to take risks.

 

The shift from a mediocre Engineering Degree holder who actually doesn't know anything about engineering pretended to be a master of all trades in front of all the interviewers to CEO of a tech start-up who realizes a need for continuous learning did not happen in an overnight. From the past 2.5 years, I got a clear perception that entrepreneurship is not that much easier as we look from outside.

 

Entrepreneurship itself requires you to work several years for little to no pay. You should be ready to quit your 9.00 am to 5.00 pm job that keeps you in your comfort zone to work 24/7. People will always try to tear you down but you have to keep the composure. Your personal life will suffer sometimes but you should able to pass your courage and confidence in your decision making to your family as well. Last but not least you should always ready to fail at any point in your journey and always try to learn from your failure without saying, "this failure is the end of the world".

 

By reading all the above, even if you are an aspiring entrepreneur for several years, now you may think that 'entrepreneurship is entirely out my league'. But you have to see the other side of the coin too. As an entrepreneur you are always working for yourself rather than working for someone else to make their dream fulfilled, you are building your own dreams,   you can scale your income and build multiple income streams, you are always independent and you work to live on your dreams every day not to live on the weekends. 

 

Now I suppose you are a little more confused about choosing your right path. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, it is for someone who obsessed with a single goal in their life and that goal can be anything under the sun. Like Elon Musk, Stanford University dropout, now CEO of SpaceX and Telsa Motors, who is so obsessed with space travelling. Even if he failed the three attempts to launch his rocket to lose billions of dollars and in the verge of bankruptcy he didn't stop there. He tried again to make rocket launch successfully. I expect such kind of obsession towards your goal from all aspiring entrepreneurs. 

 

Talking about aspiring entrepreneurs, if you aspire to be an entrepreneur and keep on limiting yourself by saying, " I am a student", "I haven't found my passion", " I am too young to become an entrepreneur", you are never going to make it. First of all, start doing something towards your dream. Ideas will not come as fully formed, it will be clear only when you start working. Between 20 to 30 years of your age, you are absolutely free to fail. You have nothing to lose.  You can experiment with any business or job of your interest at this stage. I too started with the same mentality. I

didn't have anything to lose.  

 

When I started thinking to start a business I don't have any distinct idea.  I tried to start at least 10 business within two years of time. Each of the concepts has its own problem. As I went deeply into different business models, more practical ideas came to my mind. My parents and relatives thought travelling and experiments I did in the name of businesses is only for the time pass and I am never going to make it at the beginning. But my obsession towards starting the business is so powerful I keep on learning new things through the internet and networking events all over India. Seeing my burn in my eyes for two years gradually my parents thought, I am seriously doing something that I could convince my parents about my ideas. They allowed me to take the risks. I am damn sure everyone faces a situation like this.

 

To all aspiring entrepreneurs, always try to look back to learn lessons. As Steve Jobs said, "You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them by looking backwards". You should look ahead to get excited and keep that driving force. You should look around to have disruptive ideas and look within to find yourself whether entrepreneurship is for you. I took the challenge of entrepreneurship,  you too can. 

 

  • BINOL GEORGE

CEO , Recode Innovations, India

Former franchise owner for live owner.

 

 

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