Being entrepreneurial at your
Co-founder & CEO, WebEngage
Who am I? And, why have you
been forced to listen to me …
My story: http://avlesh.wordpress.com
Okay Mr-know-it-all, tell me why
should I be entrepreneurial at all?
Why should I work for someone while they get rich
because of my hard work?
Hmm … lemme tell you a story
Your contribution is truly meaningful ONLY when it
helps your organization WIN
Who is an entrepreneur?
Somebody who constantly strives for success.
Not somebody who wants to fly business class.
How should I become one?
Believe me, you shouldn’t become one.
Until you have these 3 traits in you –
FOCUS. FOCUS. FOCUS
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree I
would spend six hours sharpening my axe.
— Abraham Lincoln
Don’t gimme that. I know how to
Focus. Tell me how to become an
Well, in that case, you just need to do one thing:
Think out of the box …
Simple ways to start thinking out of the box:
Hint: Take a shower, invite randomness and learn about some other industry.
Focus & OOTB Thinking – Done.
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”
— Thomas Edison
Its easy to talk. Be a doer
Doing makes you an informed person.
Aside, it helps improve your tolerance levels – because talkers will always get paid better than you.
Don’t work for your success.
Help your team succeed.
This is precisely the role an entrepreneur plays at her
organization. This is the best way to contribute and get noticed.
Never be afraid of failure. Ever.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work
— Thomas Edison
Have some sense of humor.
Learn how not to take yourself too seriously:
Other low hanging fruits
Use data and instincts together to make decisions.
Never say no to opportunities. Be the force of good.
Yikes! All of this sounds too
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so
that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t