This is a guest post from Reyyan Demir. In this post, you will find how entrepreneurship can enhance your perspective of life and help you develop your self-awareness and self-development.
Since I moved to Europe, time-to-time I received partnership offers from my friends, my former colleagues or network members to build a start up in different industries. Startup owners find my global network, business relationship and international sales skills attractive for marketing and selling their products
I was reading or just observing people who became new entrepreneurs, what they wanted to do, how they developed their business but never involved their processes deeply or directly. I was a little bit cautious, doubtful and actually didn’t have a real interest in entrepreneurship. Therefore my knowledge was very little just like the surface of a big iceberg.
This situation continued till two of my best friends decided to build their own start-up and I found myself in the middle of the start-up building process. They were meant to me and I had to support them. I wanted them to be successful in their startup and also wanted to taste a few of my spices in their soup.
After jumping the situation, the first thing I realized that I know nothing about startups and entrepreneurship. It is so easy to read articles about how startups become successful but very difficult to realize how many sleepless nights they spent to achieve that success we read in just 2 min.
Being a part of this process and seeing all these incredible efforts to make it work helped me to be aware of the start up reality, and the difficulties and challenges behind the scene.
I started to read whatever I found from books, the Internet about entrepreneurship and success stories of several start-ups from different industries. I started to create a new business network from start-up owners and entrepreneurs to understand their mindset, needs and wants. I started to interview with them to learn from their own experiences. I asked them how they started their journey, how they became successful and what mistakes they made and finally, what would they suggest new comers as lessons learned.
Surprisingly all of the people I met had real difficulties in their first year yet achieved their targets in spite of financial, human and capital scarcity. They were all so happy, excited and determined and fulfilled about their business.
You could immediately realize the flow of energy in their body language and the spark in their eyes. None of them had a target to earn more money but to have personal fulfillment and doing something that they believe and enjoy. They are doing their job so well that money comes after them. …
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