I still remember the time when I first learnt the word ‘entreprenur’. It was in 9th grade, in our economics lecture.
I remember thinking – How awesome these entrepreneurs are… Starting a company, making it successful, is not an easy task. I wonder how they do it…
When I started going to college, I began researching about entrepreneurship.
I came across wonderful people and their inspiring stories. I always loved to study successful people. The best resource I had was YouTube. It’s flooded with entrepreneurship videos. I also learnt a lot from Malcom Gladwell’s book Tipping Point and Outliers.
That’s when I came across people like Gary Vee, Grant Cardone, Dan Lok, Evan Charmichael, Elon Musk, Richard Brandson and many others. And I realised there are more entrepreneurs than famous Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
Entrepreneurship, I learnt, is about serving others in the best possible way. Creating the products that will be helpful to masses and then doing the marketing and getting sales.
That’s something I really like about entrepreneurship. It’s about helping people in the best possible way and being smart to get what you deserve as well.
Entrepreneurs learn many lessons along the way of creating a successful company.
It’s not about becoming a millionaire, it’s about the journey you go through to get there. It’s about the lessons you learn along the way to get there. It’s more about the journey than the destination.
As you see, these entrepreneurs don’t boast about what they have now, but tell you about the journey they went through to create something, to build something.
Entrepreneurs need to learn the value of hard work and patience, dedication and passion, resilience and optimism, dealing with different clients and making sales. All of this is something we’d like to learn and apply in our life as well.
Some people cheat to make their way and not everyone who makes it to the top has put in the hard work. But most of them have and those are the people who are constantly raising the bar high. Setting high standards.
Entrepreneurship is also about executing your ideas in the best possible way. Walt Disney wanted to entertain children and inspire them to create positive changes in the society. He executed it beautifully and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of the world.
Fact – Mickey Mouse is now worth 178 billion dollars!
Entrepreneurship is about creating something that will be helpful to people, something that will last even after the founder is no more. Not the commonly understood belief that ‘Only money motivates entrepreneurs’ Nope! Even legacy does.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
I deeply admire successful entrepreneurs. There’s so much to learn from them..
Who’s your favorite entrepreneur?