Recently, after converting a supplier into a customer, I suddenly became conscious of what I am doing and the beauty of entrepreneurship. That was the second time I turned what’s associated with “cost” into revenue.
I enjoyed it and thanked Heavens for the opportunity. I wondered how beautiful entrepreneurship is. It’s important for us to relive those good moments and help us get past the current difficult times.
Makes Us Better Human Beings
This is the best part. Entrepreneurs are essentially problem solvers. You solve a problem, you get the order. By itself, that makes you a good person. To get repeat orders, you have to earn trust from the client. To make a business successful, you have to earn trust from every other stake holder in your business.
Generating trust is not automatic. You have to keep your promises, exceed expectations, and speak truth – which are traits of a good human being, not just a good entrepreneur. “Business is a force for good,” Sumantra Ghoshal, a management guru said. How true!
Experiment and Have Fun
Business is uncertain. We don’t know what works and what doesn’t. We don’t know if a prospect will buy our offering; and if a prospective employee will take the offer. We have to experiment and find out. Just like we learned science in school – we have to figure out for ourselves what works. If it doesn’t, we learn that it doesn’t – but learn we will. In some cases, we fail miserably. In some others, we get much more than we expect. That’s fun. We learn, failing is okay. We fail many times until we succeed. We cherish success.
The Market Makes the Butterfly in You
Entrepreneurship brings out the butterfly in us. We have to pass the test of the market and it means that someone has to pull hard earned dollars out their purse and pay us. It’s not sufficient if one person does that! Lot of people have to do that before our business can survive and make profit. And that teaches us a lot. It teaches us perseverance, the value of relationships, and a lot of other qualities. Many observe the transformation in themselves after they start a business.
It’s Time to Relive the Good Moments
In these tough times, it makes sense for us to remember those good moments to keep us going. Relive those moments and share what made you feel good about being in business. Share it. This is an opportunity to cherish those moments!
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Chaitanya Sagar is the Co-Founder and CEO of p2w2, which helps small businesses outsource services like writing, software, graphic design, virtual assistance, business consulting and research. Chaitanya blogs at p2w2 blog. He is fascinated by entrepreneurship and the difference technology can make in people’s lives.