September 20, 2007

Embracing Pain For Entrepreneurs

I came across this quote today at BusinessPundit

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

How true 🙂 When you start a company, you get rejected by almost everyone:

Bankers:

They want to lend you money only if you have a strong financial background. Ever thought, why will you even go for borrowing money if you have that solid financial backing!

Customers:

Have you heard prospects saying – You dont have enough credentials! Its a chicken and egg situation. You got to get few customers to build credentials. But to get customers, you need credentials.

Employees:

Have you heard people saying – I don't see a future in your company. I would prefer to work for an established brand. Have you ever thought that "established brand" was also built by some "go getters" who came out of their comfort zone and took risk to build the "established brand".

I don't want to rant about the pain. Just want to let you know that everyone faces this. Only those people, who use it as a fuel for their journey succeeds. Those who give up results in those 80% of the businesses that dies within the first few years of operations!

Keep going!

 

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October 12, 2007

Ekta Mishra @ 7:02 am

Pain is 7 times bigger motivator then pleasure and that is the fuel for our life. 90% of people are motivated through pain then through pleasure, the fear of pain drives people to achieve & be succesful.

Rahul Mishra @ 7:20 am

Right said fred! The first few years of operations are really darned! You get these feedbacks. When I tell people what I do, they choke on whatever it is that they are drinking… Hehehe
But thats the fun of it. Keep going I say to all, for yourself.
Cheers mate!

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