When I opted for the paradigm shift from being an employee to become employer nine years back, I had only one question: how to get connected with people deeply and freely. I jumped into the freelancing training domain with that single question and that with life skills education for college students. I enjoyed that two years journey as a freelancer thoroughly and it made me more aware of going deeper into this life skills ecosystem. You need to be aware and you have to be a Leader in Your Life. I started as a social entrepreneur at heart and trainer by profession. It was very apt for me to do some introspection and here it is “Entrepreneurial FANTASY” which is my oxygen for keeping me on my toes day in and out.
Fear of Failure: Fear of failure has two faces, one which encourages you to “Bhag Lo – To Participate in every situation” and the other discourages you to “Bhag Lo- To Run away from every situation”. My vote was for the first one and it should be for everyone who wants to test his or her mettle in every circumstance.
Adventure: Many taught us during MBA days that business needs to be well planned and strategically right, but I won’t hesitate to mention that we have witnessed so many well-planned and strategically right businesses have failed miserably. So, I will vote for being adventurous in your life because that will not let you become bored in your journey and don’t indulge you in analysis paralysis in every moment of your life.
Networking: It does not matter whether your personality traits claim that you are an introvert or you prefer to be an introvert, life is all about meeting new people, observing them, and learning from them. Thomas Edison must have studied how the networking of wires helps in generating and transmitting electricity before inventing “Bulb” which is the manmade source of light for us. So, networking shapes and guides you a lot to formulate or invent your value proposition.
Timeliness: You need to value your and other’s time to the maximum. We live in an era where millions of information got exchanged from one point to another. Initially, it was always difficult to prioritize my work and I found difficulty in my deliverable. Believe me, once you will prioritize your work with the timeline you will get ample time to explore more in your life.
Adaptability: We believe that one mind is equivalent to one universe and see how perfectly the entire universe has adapted to all odds and even silently. Being trainer/facilitator/educator/entrepreneur you should understand this chemistry of nature that odd and even goes hand in hand.
Simplistic: Everything has shortened its life cycle, be it a product lifecycle or project life cycle. You need to be very creative and simple in your move. Most of the creativity comes with the simplistic approach. Stephen Hawkins said aptly that whatever comes to mind is possible and your imagination can be translated into reality. Be simple and realistic.
Yielding: In the end, your works need to be quantified and monetized because someone has rightly said if you can’t measure it you can’t achieve it. You need to be yielding by being more aware and lead from the front.
Enjoy your “Entrepreneurial FANTASY”