Moi!!! Yes, lil ol’ me! How? Why? What?! When? I haz no answer.I dont really know when I got bitten by it.. Anything could have done it.Maybe those books by IIM peeps I’ve read or that humble “Eat Cake” book by jeanne ray I loved to read long long ago or ‘me finally making it to a B-School’ (I know b-grad != successful entrepreneur) or maybe the \m/ people I met in my recent social media meetups & the stories they told me or that totally naive B-plan thingie that won me a title in DARE(*shameless hoot* ).. Point is.. I’m a wannabe-entrepreneur.As simple as that. Or, err..otherwise!
Flipping through the pages of one of my favorite magazines, “Entrepreneur” I found this interesting piece, which I wanna share with y’all. Here ya go :
10 Reasons to Run a Business from Home
1.Getting up at 9 am or 11 am.Or not at all .You could work from your bed.
2.Going green by default.You wouldn’t be driving to work,would you, genius?
3.Never having to miss another cricket match again. Bliss!
4.No manipulative co-workers to deal with.Just manipulative kids.
5.Having full discount meals.Yesterday’s leftovers make for the cheapest lunches.
6.Being able to listen to Iron Maiden at full blast.Or Himesh Reshammiya.Whatever rocks your boat.
7.Being able to make your own coffee.Just the way you like it.Bootstrappers know how important that is.
8.Eating your meals at your desk.Or make your dining table your desk.Whatever is lazier for you
9.Never having to dress up for work.Never.Two words for you- boxer shorts
10.Never being nagged again for not coming back home in time.
That is real freedom!!
If you’re looking for inspiration, I think you should take a look at this..
And my entrepreneurial area of interest?? My baby’s gonna be a social enterprise &/ an ad firm. Only so much info for now. Kinda started with the planning process..but as I can see, I’m going nowhere. If anybody’s interested in collaborating, ping back. And guess who I gotta meet last week?! Rashmi Bansal along with 3 other people who are featured in her best selling books ‘Stay Hungry Stay Foolish’ & ‘Connect the Dots’,the latter’s book release for which she was here @ Landmark last sunday. We had an awesome time there & I even gotta meet a likeminded entrepreneur called Sudharshan from MICA, one of the founders of TING. (Pity I cant find any linkbacks to them) Anyway, I got a few minutes with her and asked a few questions (when she was busy signing my copy of her latest book yay!)…you know how these authors are.. They get ideas when people tell em ridiculous stuff,and they base their next book on that & even dedicate it to you.So, Yeah. that’s what I did. And I’m not embarrassed one bit
That was one eventful day. Infact, most of my days here @ Business School are like that..and I have a feeling, the best is yet to come .Week before last, one of my seniors told me about this NEN (National Entrepreneurs Network) meet that was happening in Chennai & I gotta go there & meet people of my age or younger.. and my oh my! Are they amazing or what?! One would turn a wannabe, just by looking at their enthusiasm and near-religious zeal for entrepreneurial activities!
Anyway, I could go on and on about this..but I think I’ll stop here & get back to that Organisational Dynamics Case Study (open on the background), I so dont feel like reading & that issue of Economic Times lying on my bed ( my bedtime story book,these days)
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t – A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class
And Remember, Forrest Gump’s Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.’
To our success in life,
P.S: There are loads of resources like this on the WWW that should maybe read someday.