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:
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!
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.
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!