It is common to hear success stories of entrepreneurs becoming millionaires overnight. But what people don’t tell you is the tireless nights, multiple failures and huge risks they took.
It is very rare to find successful entrepreneurs who suddenly decided to quit their job and start a business next day. Working for yourself requires a significant change in mindset from working as an employee to working as an entrepreneur.
I don’t know how many times have you failed? But I have failed many times badly. Am I a failure? Should I stop doing the things that I have failed?
Is there any way to avoid failure? Yes, there is only one way – Stop doing anything new or different!
I had a friend from NIT Jamshedpur. He was working in a reputed analytics firm in Gurugram. He was offered a fixed growth plan for next 5 years.
No doubt, he had a competitive pay of a corporate and perks of a startup. But he left the company in 15 months! Everyone wondered why?
I recently met Ankur, a senior vice-president in a reputed MNC at Gurugram. After graduating from prestigious IIT Kharagpur in 2002, he joined XYZ, an analytics firm started by some IITians. After 6 years, XYZ was acquired by ABC. It has been 16 years and he is still working in his first company.