Choosing the footpath of becoming an entrepreneur is like awarding oneself the best freedom in doing and achieving what we happy about. Being happy on what you do is where the passion happens. Since the world of entrepreneurship can be pictured as combination between extreme sport and riding a rollercoaster, challenging but full of fun. It becomes necessary for a person to possess the interest and passion on what they involve in. Anyone would sacrifice and do anything when passionate starts to rule everything. Subsequently, they will keep on moving forward and not easily to back off from the 'bumpy-ride game'.
Some say, 'Only the strong shall stay'. It sounds very much about reality check on entrepreneurship life since it connects a lot with the mental strength of a person, maturity, intelligence, endurance, skill, knowledge, creativity and great life values. All of those are visibly impossible to achieve in one night. You need to take certain steps at one time, comprehending situations takes little times and making important decision is definitely all about the right time. From self-development, gaining knowledge, polishing all aspect related skill, turbulence in life and business undertakes, that is where the lifetime journey begins.
Entrepreneurs-wannabe should have in prior understanding on what the definition of entrepreneurship is all about. It would make a better vision and objective to fulfil when they begin to step in. Entrepreneurship is a process to start a business. It involves many spectrums, from developing great ideas to business planning, strategy, human capital development, external resources, monetary funding etc. Not just about making money 24/7. Needless to say, entrepreneurship is relatively about a travelogue on the passion commitment of an individual to materialise the belief and effort towards achieving target, making remarkable success and history.
Business schools, Entrepreneurial lecturers including the reading materials should take the role on giving the actual input on the fact that entrepreneurship is a process of a lifetime not a 'fantasy island' before seeing the star is born in the sky. Surely, it can motivate start-ups including young, emerging and budding entrepreneurs to face the reality of the world they are in. At the earliest stage of building up entrepreneurship, the focus should be on the understanding of the skill strength, positive character building, the market, learning what customers want (including how much they are willing to pay), proving your concept to be workable and finding your own niche as to differentiate yourself from competitors. For potential funding investors, to prove the concept is effective with clear path to gain revenue and large market potential is much more important before giving green-light to pump-in investment.
As the world evolves around us every day with the most updated technology, innovation and information, entrepreneurship sometimes can be wrongly operated as the 'money-search engine'. The fact is, entrepreneurship has bigger role and dimension in social life. It is true that what is business if it is not making money, but the fundamental values of entrepreneurship shall need to be understood in depth, so it serves the purpose and doesn't defeat the understanding of the process in real sense.
Above all, entrepreneurs should be clear on what they want in their life, the road they are choosing and the way they work on it. It determines their destiny through their lifetime process. Entrepreneurship is the platform where it develops and nurtures great personality and leadership. The history has proven it such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump and many more. Hence, if you are an entrepreneur, 'Be Proud of Yourself'. Your glorious time will come when you go through that lifetime process.
Writer Profile :
Sue Kamal is the Co-Founder & Director of Solution Makers Consultancy (SMC) United Arab Emirates, Award-Winner 2014 Brand Ambassador Alleem Achiever Award UAE & 2014 Special Leadership Award of Alleem Business Congress UAE, 2015 WAVE USA Certified Entreprenologist, An International SME Council Member of ICSB (Washington D.C), ACSB (Asia) & ICSMEE (Malaysia), ‘City Mayor of Entrepreneur Café Kuala Lumpur – World Cities’. Very actively involved at international scene particularly encouraging business and trade into middle east region. Email : email@example.com