An Entrepreneur Journey
There are no shortcuts to success. The entrepreneurial journey is extremely difficult yes of course and also challenging but if you pursued a plan, definitely it enhances your chances of success.
Nobody is born an entrepreneur. You need to get hands dirty.
Different people take various paths to get success. While there is no perfect guide to entrepreneurship but there are few steps to take before starting the entrepreneurship journey.
This is completely my business journey how I came across all the situations, different mindsets, various talks, and paths.
Let’s roll the dice now! 😃
SETTING THE EXPECTATIONS
With this title, I would like to let you know about my journey to the business.
Like, how did I start, why did I start, what am going to do with this entrepreneurial journey, what are the challenges, facts, figures, calculations, what is B2B, what is B2C, and so on.
It’s not merely an autobiography. However, it seems like I am telling my story. It may help whoever wishes to join this journey as a businessman.
So, How did I start this journey?
It’s not happened overnight, however, it was in my mind since the year 2014. I am thinking of starting as a consultant in the space of “Soft Skills”.
In fact, I have started the company in that year itself. but it didn’t get through well as I never put any thoughts around this.
Because at the time I was working in a software company as a Manager and I couldn’t spend much time on my new venture. Also, my environment, my family members, and the situation was not right at that time.
Even, I was not in the track with my vision and my goal.
I just started it and after some time I have closed it immediately because of a disorganized mentality.
That was my choice to close that one because:
- I had no idea of the business or domain
- After I started, I had no idea what to do next?
- Had nothing in my mind what’s my vision
- I was thinking that to start a business is as easy as to go to the office or regular work
- I did not do any research on my idea
- And finally, I had no “idea”
To simply put, I didn’t start anything. I didn’t do any hard work for that and there was no regret.
Most importantly, I didn’t invest anything in this business.
No idea. No hard work. No focus. No business!
Then I went back to my comfort zone and I used to work in a 9 to 5 job. I was happy. I had nothing in my mind. No big dreams. Focusing on my kids and my family.
The circle became square now. I stopped thinking of starting a business.
But, I was sure about one thing. That is, I was thinking and my mind was always in this: “I have to start something BIG in my lifetime”.
I was not sure about what is “BIG” means. It could be anything.
After three years, In 2017, I have got my H1B visa stamped. I was in a dilemma whether I continue here or go to the US for work.
After thinking a lot, I planned to go to the US with my H1B. This is the decision that I have taken and planned to take a risk after a long time in my career.
Planning to Move from a COMFORT ZONE.
Because this is the sponsored visa. So, I had to resign from my current company and then after reached to the US, I have to find my new job.
Literally, this was the situation.
Still, I was not sure how did I make this choice. My sponsor had given me the assurance that for sure he will get me the job and he’s having a lot of networks. This was one of the reasons I had to move further.
Actually, that was not the case. He didn’t have enough time when I was there in the US, was not in favor of H1B visa holders to get a job smoothly.
So, now I have arrived in New Jersey and after a long time, I had to carry my RESUME and search for a job on US soil.
I was not prepared mentally and physically for this kind of challenges in my life, I struggled a lot in the US.
And that too, I was in a very comfortable life in India. But in the US, it’s not the case.
I came to the US many times starting from the year 2008. That was on a business visa (B1). It was a short trip and my company had spent a lot on me. There were no issues at all times until 2017.
This time, I know for sure that I can’t make it to live over here in the US. There’s one more strong reason for this aversion.
Yes. I will discuss my New Jersey journey on my next post. 😊
(To be continued..)