My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’

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My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job” – Ted Turner, broadcasting entrepreneur

Many people like to mock aspiring entrepreneurs, tease and belittle them and say ‘What are you doing? Get a real job’. What most of them do not realize is that a lot of people have jobs because of entrepreneurs!

 

Taking up a 9-5 job and having few responsibilities is really easy. But being an entrepreneur is one of the hardest jobs on planet Earth.

Many successful Entrepreneurs, who are in the limelight of the media, appear to be completely free and don’t do a god damn thing. They either appear on TV shows and talk about their companies or are spotted cruising in the Caribbean on their yacht during their annual, month long vacations. People in general despise them, as they think these entrepreneurs do not deserve the success and fame that they are enjoying now.

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What most people do not realize is that successful entrepreneurs had to put in their blood, sweat and tears for years or decades to reach the stage where they are at. They deserve to take it a little easier now. Though they might appear to be completely free and idle, they are in fact really busy taking managerial decisions and strategizing their company’s next move.

In a way there are some similarities between an unemployed youth and an aspiring entrepreneur:

-They both bring very little money into their pockets at the end of the month.

-They both have hope that something great will happen that will change their lives for the better immediately.

-They have sleepless nights hoping that the next day will be better than the previous one.

-While one begs people to give them a hand with some financial support or a job, the other begs people to try out their ‘ new revolutionary product ‘ that’s just gone ‘Beta’ and give them feedback.

But the major difference between an entrepreneur and an unemployed person is that the entrepreneur is building something great that will earn him a lot of satisfaction, respect and passive income for the rest of his life .An entrepreneur works his ass off in the present so that his future is taken care of.

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While an entrepreneur spends 168 hours a week working on his startup, the unemployed guy is going around hoping to ace a job interview.

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Entrepreneurs love taking calculated risks. They sit at the poker table of life wanting to be there and they play to win. They have killer instincts and know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em.

Whereas the unemployed guy is sitting there, with his sweaty palms trying to play it safe and wondering what he is doing at this poker table in the first place and hoping that this nightmare will end soon.

 

Entrepreneurs thrive under pressure, they love challenges and love to prove the world wrong and break stereotypes.
Whereas the unemployed guy is trying hard to not wet himself under pressure.

 

Entrepreneurs are looked down upon, only because they do not follow the preconceived rules of the society but dare to think ‘Why not? ‘And thus disrupt the entire ecosystem with their revolutionary ideas.

Most people don’t like change. They love their routine jobs and like the illusion of financial security derived from it.

 

I think the future is not far when a parent will proudly state ‘My son/daughter is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you create jobs’

 

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4 Comments

  1. MB Rao says:

    Excellent style in the genre of mature Business magazine Journalists!
    Crisp Alive Engaging Humorous and Human!
    Wins the Readers’ empathy! Great presentation too! Leaves one envious!
    A Standing Ovation!!

  2. Vrinda Raj says:

    Very intriguing write up. Though I have no first hand experience in Entrepreneurship, article brings out the real essence, the vision, the painstaking and uphill journey, hurdles and sacrifices it takes to be successful. Very insightful. I can see the glimpses of a budding writer in you as much as entrepreneurship.

  3. Prathima Kamath says:

    Congratulations Harshith on winning 1st place in the competition. Your article is a real eye-opener to many people out there. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors!

  4. Very good write up. Seeing both just out of college kids and an entrepreneur by my side each sentence you wrote is very true. You are truly blessed with you mom’s writing skills and Dad’s business man spirit.

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