Being an aspiring entrepreneur, I’ve had a few challenges, there are not many who would agree with me, and however the fact of the matter is that to me it felt quite challenging. I am an entrepreneur by nature and I always will be. I keep travelling up and down from Dubai to Al-Ain coz my folks are there. I have often contemplated during these trips on the different ways in which these challenges could possibly be solved. I’m an entrepreneur, so automatically I’m quite flexible when I want to get something done. I make sure that the thing that I want to get done or the thing that needs to be done is done by hook or by crook!
This song by Mumford and sons – The cave, lovely song, its soooo damn inspirational! I will make my life how it’s meant to be. I will hold on hope, you take what is yours and I’ll take mine. These are lyrics from the song. I will find strength in pain. A wise man once said that what doesn’t kill will only make you stronger. I think the same applies to entrepreneurs, in the context that however you try you gotta give it the push that the project needs. We had Ahmed Abusafia’s leadership training session the other day. It was one of the most inspiring sessions on leadership that I had attended. Damn man, MBTI is such an eye opener; helps you figure out a SWOT analysis of yourself, even this friend of mine went and researched on the perfect partner for him based on his analysis! Lol….
I had the best ideas, the most scalable one on the accelerator program; unfortunately I didn’t have a developer or more specifically a competent co-founder. I think this is really important for a beginner entrepreneur. I need to start being a little more stubborn with myself in the sense that if I want to be a successful entrepreneur I need to start making my own deadlines and program myself in a way that I can reach where I’d like to reach at a certain point not so far away in my life. My company Innovation 360 is awesome, I couldn’t ask for a better place to be at as an entrepreneur. The boss is chill and so is everyone around me. I have made some really good friends who are all entrepreneurs in their own way, very creative and very admirable characters. This life is made of time and choices, an endless blend of innovation. I’m here to serve one and only purpose, the purpose to keep my peace. By that I mean I wanna sleep like a baby when I go to sleep, trust me, to reach that level of satisfaction it requires a lot of hard work. I could be dreaming wide awake, but that’s the beauty of it, dreaming + action on the dreaming = success.
Dreaming is okay, its great actually; I think someone who dreams passionately often on something particular tend to do things that enable him / her to make the dream come true. Times when I just can’t, bring myself to say it loud, I often sit back and dream about it, and somehow automatically by default, I do things that enables me to make things happen. It’s probably a very powerful tool that one can use right to his/her advantage. Conclusion – be a dreamer, and act on your dreams. Another interesting and powerful act that I had come across is to teach what you learn. I can’t tell you how awesome that is. It’s pretty amazing, the after effects coz you understand exactly where the one who imparted his knowledge to you was at the time you manage to articulate the information.