It is difficult for me to get motivated doing business for the last 8 years and having met lot of people.
Yesterday, happened to be a different day. Met a man who has made careers of young guys his business and believes in it so much that he fights on their behalf.
In his words, “It is the essence and reason of my life. I sleep and wakeup with it. I think and breathe it. We will never leave each other” about his venture careers360
Maheshwar Peri, has had a long haul as Media Guy who always brought in different perspective from the industry and clearly stood out amongst peers.
Last month, i decided to meet inspirational CEOs (atleast once a month) and he was on top of my list and I also needed inspiration and there it was flowing freely and i did my best to dip into the well and take as much as i can.
Will keep postings snippets from the conversations i have with these inspirational figures.
While having a conversation with one of my friends, i was describing the interest i have in being a serial entrepreneur and how i was surprised at the focus that some entrepreneurs have on one idea and how they develop it into a multi-million $ company.over few decades.
My friend retorted saying that there is no Entrepreneur and Serial Entrepreneur and that Entrepreneurs are driven by ideas and making them come to reality and that they move on to the next interesting idea.
Others who focus on single ideas for decades are actually businessmen and they should be not looked at as Entrepreneurs.
So, according to him, there are only Entrepreneurs and Businessmen and Serial Entrepreneurs don’t exist.
I am perplexed at what he said. May be, it is true?
Most of the people I work with, I have observed a tendency to share ideas with friendly colleagues but not with their team or managers.
Most probably, the reason is fear of ridicule, failure or assumed lack of subject matter expertise. These fears have to be addressed to make ideas flow inside teams or company.
Let’s take the fear of ridicule, I don’t see how somebody’s negative opinion about our idea should bother us, as most of us have grown in a society where change is not appreciated. How many times have our ideas been shot down by our friends, teachers or family members because it was not conforming to the standards that they have set. Therefore, accept this environment around us and give ideas anyways as the result may not be worse than what we have faced till now.
About fear of failure, history shows that no idea succeeded the first time it was tried. We should be happy if it succeeds the 10th or the 100th time. Therefore, expressing it and making sure it gets tried out as many times as possible is our responsibility as an idea owner.
About lack of experience, I have actually seen experienced professionals work hard to unlearn to generate fresh ideas. Therefore, freshness of thought and perspective is much valued than assumed by most of us.
So, just throw your inhibitions out of the nearest window and share one IDEA.
What do you say?