What is “A BUSINESS” meant to me?
Starting from ZERO:
I had ZERO knowledge when I have started my business in 2017. I had the only subject knowledge but I didn’t have knowledge of how to sell my services.
I haven’t gone through any marketing or sales seminars or books etc. However, I got into the field along with my services.
The marketing field was really tough to manage for me. That was TRUE. I am not the person to deal with people. I am the person to deal with myself. So, I had to face a lot of people and their EGO.
But, I had to tell you this! I had a preplanned mindset. That is, I am going out of my usual way (Out Of My COMFORT ZONE) and this is not going to be a “White Collor” job anymore for me.
Anything can happen in the field of Sales & Marketing (because when I start my company, I was the only person to handle everything). So, I have done some homework to prepare my mind to adapt to certain things.
- I can be humiliated
- This process may lead to frustration
- Financially I may go wrong
- My family (especially my spouse) may not be comfortable during this journey.
- The time of “SUCCESS” or the duration of “SUCCESS” cannot be predicted. It will take months or years and so on. But I have to be in the “BUSINESS”.
- Interim success can happen. But I have to make sure that I am in the right direction with my vision and mission.
- I have to be TRUE to myself.
- Whatever I am doing, I have to enjoy myself and make the customer delighted.
These are the things I had in my mind. That is, I was setting an expectation for myself. If I start my business, these are things that will happen for sure.
As I expected, I had faced all the above experiences in my life. Those are new challenges for me. So to adapt to the entrepreneurial life, was quite a nightmare.
But, there’s no way to quit and back to my comfort zone. So, what to do now?
Here’s the quote by Robin Sharma:
“When you go to your limits, your limits will expand”.
I strongly believe this thing and I have faced many instances in my life before. For example, I don’t know anything about computers or Softwares when I completed my Engineering Degree in 2001.
But one thing I have decided that I have to get a job only in the software field. I have done my degree in Production Engineering.
In 2001, I almost learned all the front-end and back-end tools that were available in the market at that time and I finally ended up with SAS (Statistical Analysis System).
So, it happened only because I expanded my limits.
At that time all my friends were kidding me like anything. Because during my college time I was least bothered about computers and its mechanism.
So, a similar situation for me to switch over from a highly paid Software Job into an entrepreneurial one.
As I expected, all the things happened in my business life (quoted above bullet points).
So, I am not bothered at the time of humiliation.
Am not bothered when it comes to the worst situation. I had predicted that all the things will happen to me. I knew it very well.
But, how to manage this kind of situation without any compensation for our personal life or professional life?
That will lead to another blog post and will discuss it later or in the next post.
So, you might have understood at this point in time, What’s the BUSINESS meant to me?
I love what I am doing. At the same time, I am earning. Not only this, but I am also giving back to this society what I have learned.
Am feeling happy and trying to make this statement very boldly.
This is what a lot of people searching for these days, right?
Catch you in my next post.!