Breaking10 MythsaboutEntrepreneurshipby Prateek Shah
Myth -You need to have a new anda creative idea
Reality -Old wine served in a newbottle can do just as well
Myth -Once my idea works, moneyand fame will followovernight
Reality -Patience, a lot of it, is thebiggest key towards makingthings happen
Myth -A strong educationalbackground is all I need tomake it work
Reality -Education helps, but whattruly matters is how streetsmart you are
Myth -A lot of money and resourcesare a sure shot way tosuccess
Reality -Having a lot of money willhelp you invest in your idea,but doesn’t ensure success
Myth -Since I have no money,backing up or resources, Icannot take up this path
Reality -A little bit of something is allyou need. Most importantly,common sense.
Myth -If I believe that an idea canwork out, it will automaticallywork out. The books say so.
Reality -Every entrepreneur becomesone thinking their idea willwork for sure, but it doesn’talways work out like that
Myth -Once things work out, it’sgoing to be smooth sailingahead
Reality -:) Only if.There are storms along theway, all the way.
Myth -I will always be happy since Iam doing something I like!
Reality -Even though it maybe niceand fun, work is work. Thereare sad times, andsometimes very sad times.
Myth -All businesses that arerunning, specially the oneswhich are popular are‘successful’
Reality -There are some businesses whichare loss making, some which areset to fail, some which have failed;but you are made to see a lot ofthem as being run successfully.
Myth -Reading, writing andbecoming sure aboutentrepreneurship, will surelymake me a goodentrepreneur
Reality –The only way to know how torun a business is to run abusiness.
It sounds fancy, butentrepreneurship is not easy To find freedom, grow at your pace, do your own thing, you first need to go through a lot But the best way to know how it feels to be an entrepreneur is to be an entrepreneur
So go ahead then,Be an Entrepreneur! If you succeed, great; if you fail, you’ll learn an important lesson. Either ways, you win :)
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