“A cartoon and a cartoonist never sit idle.”
This quote is by a coffee product advertisement where a cartoonist is unemployed from his regular job and working under a newspaper printing press; but with patience, hope and visions he self-publishes his cartoons. Welcome to the startup ecosystem!
A startup is a life which is constructed and fabricated on the basis of a dream and passion. An entrepreneur is just like a hawk symbolizing wicked keen eyesight and synchronicity. A good entrepreneur makes their ideas, visions, clear goals and hawk-like personality as a catalyst to run a startup as long as they want. We dream every night but when we wake up we nip it in the bud because of little resources and discouraging failures. Startups are hard but if we believe to share new innovations among the world, why should we nip it in the bud?
In the startup ecosystem, the entrepreneur is always clicked by a question, “What problems we need to solve and how do we solve it?” Founders come up with different innovations and provide customers with services with the help of technology adoption and mass resources. In this ecosystem, to satisfy the customers and own goodwill leads to mediocre startups to a huge business. Customer is the priority, not the money.
Money preference always degrades the business and only for a short run. The Bhagwad Gita has also guided and shone a light on startups and successful business. Aspects of the book can be interpreted for the startup system – that a great founder always cares for their people and its priority and second preference is his own wealth is one such example. A successful business model always is concerned about a customer’s problem and how satisfactorily those problems can be solved.
Nowadays, several dimensions have helped create a good startup ecosystem. With these following benefits, youngsters have been promoted to cash in on their dreams:
We are all vulnerable to failures. If we are not failing it means we are not innovating and have reached a stagnant position. Truth be told, startups are not easy; it needs investment and hard work and learning to deal with failures which may leave with huge disappointment and fewer resources. But once, the founding father of the United States and great author Benjamin Franklin quoted, “He that can have patience can have what he will.”
Many pioneers of huge businesses have faced failures and hurdles, but the important thing is how one rises from the ashes of failure. We must learn from each failure and keep a tab on fixing it. Not only investing in the business but also investing in yourself. Successful pioneers often clear their head by reading, exercising, meditation and pursuing hobbies. It relaxes and eases their clogged mind and they keep on learning new things which make them flexible and fit.
Chin up, you can do it!