Met few friends for lunch today, they are trying to build a start-up and gave me a rundown of the product, services and how it helps people to be independent. It was a very well spent afternoon after a very long time. Building a start-up when you are disabled is not easy and it sucks more energy and one need to have patience…
While my brush with entrepreneurship was just for 3years I had ton of learnings during last 12years working for other organizations. To learn how to run an organization you don’t have to start one. you can always work for someone and learn what to do and what not to do.
As my mentor told me to run a company learn how a company function. Work for others and you will know how to build your start-up.
12years of journey and I am still exploring. it is my mother’s dream that I build an organization and create jobs for people who are in need. she wants me to create jobs for disable specially…. She saw me struggling in those early days and even today occasionally she asks if I am working with people with disabilities in capacity building and finding job opportunities.
Inn last 10years I personally worked with a lot of individuals and did everything in my power to grow them professionally. I believe I don’t have to a CEO or an organizational leader to grow people, I can just spend time with those who are worth, willing to put the work and follow the steps.
While the effort never rewarded inn terms of money, I always gained something in return. The nature has way of giving back. I just hope to keep doing whatever I can.
Mister Kayne says
This is just a coincidence; I just got off the phone with you a while ago. I really liked the thought behind the post; having had the opportunity to get a start up running in the logistic industry way back in 2007. We tanked because of various reasons but I had the belief that we were poised for success. However, the challenges at that time were totally different and as of today I don’t really have the heart or resources to pull something off; of my own. The title would have been even more relevant if it said: “Employment `and Entrepreneurship”