WHY BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD MAKE YOUR BUCKET LIST (OR NOT)

WHY BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD MAKE YOUR BUCKET LIST (OR NOT)

As I sit and think back to 2 years ago when I just started working on my business idea, hardly did I know that 2 years later I will be still be sitting here, working on a launch, so furiously. I have pivoted a million(4-5 big pivots) times with the product and though the vision remains the same, the product has been shaped by lessons we learned along the way.

I am shit scared and incredibly excited (both normal I realize now;)) about what is coming up for me and I can’t help but think that I am so incredibly glad i did this. It is like taking a free fall …an experience unlike anything else. It is really about life – not about a company or start up….If you never ever thought about it or thought about it only briefly, here is why being an entrepreneur should be on your life bucket list or not.

  • You meet some of the best and most talented people in the world. And then you meet some of the worst. And then the mediocre. And then, you learn to tell them apart. (or you might never learn that part)
  • You meet yourself many times over. You see your best, your worst, your mediocre. And then, you learn to tell them apart, keep the best of you (or not).
  • You learn to care about people deeply. And then, you learn to not give a damn. And then, you learn, the hard way. which one of them to do when.
  • It is like birthing a baby. As hard and as it is beautiful. People will pamper you when they find convenient and leave you all alone night after night with your crying baby. Hang in there long enough and the baby learns to sleep. The people who pampered you now welcome your baby and really, you would not want it any other way.
  • In the end, you will have done something that takes guts. Something that few other people would ever do. And, you start to respect yourself for that. And THAT is huge.

The reasons why would want to be an entrepreneur are exactly the same reasons why you would not. It is like taking a free fall. If you ever looked at pictures of people braving a free fall and thought that this seems like an experience of a lifetime, then you should probably attempt it at some point. At  least, you will have tried.  Don’t think about failure, cause entrepreneurs, by definition, don’t fail. Yup, look it up in a dictionary, if you like.

  • Lucrecer

    Nice, Maya. Nice.

  • Entrepreneur-Blogger

    - Wikipedia defines entreprenuer as ‘An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of a new enterprise, venture or idea and is accountable for the inherent risks and the outcome’
    - Webster defines entreprenuer as ‘a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. ‘

    I believe by both definitions entrepreneurs can be failures?

  • Anonymous

    Dear Entrepreneur Blogger,

    Haha, that reference was used in jest.
    No matter which way you look at it, there is a reward in taking the risk and
    learning the lessons. It is always a win if you approach entrepreneurship
    the right way. I wish you understood :)

    And another thing, few entrepreneurs go by the book. So put aside that
    dictionary ;)


    Maya Bisineer
    Memetales – http://www.memetales.com
    http://www.thinkmaya.com
    http://www.geekdance.com

  • Anonymous

    Thank you girl!

  • Entrepreneur-Blogger

    I was merely taking your suggestion to look up the word to it’s logical conclusion ;)
    I think it is important to also understand that entrepreneuship can lead to failure and it might not be worth the risk for everyone.
    Good luck to you on your launch!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the good luck :)

    I realize that this journey might not be for everyone. I realize that more
    today that ever before :) Exactly why I titled my post the way I did it. The
    same things that make startups exciting also make them frustrating. It is
    certainly not for everyone :)

    Memetales – http://www.memetales.com
    http://www.thinkmaya.com
    http://www.geekdance.com