People often tend to assume that entrepreneurship means freedom. But is it true?
I would not say so.
When you hear your friend runs a business, what would you first think? Almost 90% of people would think that “Oh lucky!” The inner meaning of this oh lucky is often they get to decide their schedule, they are not answerable to anyone, they do not have to work.
The reality of entrepreneurship is hardly any of these.
It is a road that keeps you up at night. Entrepreneurship is more of a responsibility than the freedom it provides.
When I started devising a plan for TheYesfinity, I had no idea where to start, let alone creating a business plan. All I knew was I had to do something.
In the beginning stages, I would have nightmares about not being able to do anything. I would wake up in the middle of the night panicking that I am never going to make any income and live the rest of my life regretting my decision to quit my job.
Even through such times, I never quit. It was such nightmares that kept me focused on moving forward.
I did not have any money to make investments. Remember? I was already feeling that I would be a dependent for the rest of my life.
I then quit thinking too much about what could go wrong and decided to focus on making progress. That is all it took to move forward.
In most cases, the only thing holding you back is you. When you let go of the fear, you begin to fly.
The only lesson I can take from my journey to what I am today is determination. That is everything. When you want to do it, and have that drive in you, you will succeed and nothing out there can hold you back.
After such hardships, when your business begins to gain momentum, it is all about keeping up. Entrepreneurship is more of a responsibility than freedom, especially when you look behind and realize the hard work that goes in to make the business a success. You certainly are your own boss, but you are also responsible for your actions and mistakes.