There was this story I once read… I do not remember the source, but I remember the story … it has left its mark on me. It beautifully communicates the essence of what I want to say. So to this source .. whoever has thought of this story or has experienced it .. I convey my thanks. Now for the story…
There are three young men who want to become actors. Those who look at the three persons see similar young men and club them together as birds of the same feather. One person gets more curious and asks the three young men why they want to be actors. The first young man says he wants to make a lot of money and travel around the world. He thinks being an actor will be a quick way to get money and to high living. The second young man says that he wants to be famous. He feels that with acting, he will become popular and recognized wherever he goes. The third young man says that he enjoys the experience of enacting different roles. He enjoys playing the part of a young man once and an old man another time, a sad person once and a joyful person another time.
So each one of these persons had different reasons for choosing the same profession. What is motivating you to be or to become an entrepreneur?
Bangalore has many persons who are sitting on the fence and who want to be entrepreneurs. Think about why you want to run your company. Is it to run away from a bad boss? Is it to make a lot of money? How do you select what you want to do.. do you look at the market and see what is an opportunity? Do you also look to see if there is a fit between you and that window of opportunity that you see? Fit is important. Your business must make sense to you, it must resonate with you. You see the same business or similar businesses run by different persons. Some are successful, some are not. If you observe, the ones who are successful, bring a lot of energy and passion to the table. This is what keeps them going when the going is not so good. Do you have the same passion for what you are doing, or it just something that looks great on paper?
Talk to entrepreneurs and others to get a feel for this if you wish. There are several forums in Bangalore – to name a few Bootstrap Bangalore, Open Coffee Club at Bangalore, TiE Bangalore and I think a couple more! Choose which group fits you, maybe more than one may fit you. Happy Entreprneuring!