By Awais Naseer
When I started my first company as a 19 year old college boy, I had high hopes. I had then thought that I would buy a luxury car in few months, would have a lush office, lots of employees, respect and what not. But that didn’t happen; in fact none of this happened.
Reality struck me when I was more than two years in, still walking on foot, commuting on Suzukis and vans, worrying about the next rent cycle and had only a 3-member team including myself. Things weren’t getting any better and we had to eventually close down after 3-years of pain and suffering.
I had experienced enough of it that I’d wish no sane person would ever go down the same path ever again.
But I started another company with-in six months. By the time I had enough experience and set of mistakes not to follow and the confidence to get in the game again.
So I went full in but reality struck again. I ended up totally broke 3 years after, married already and living independently with lots of responsibilities on my shoulders and not a penny in my pocket.
I learnt many lessons the hard way that I want to share with you through this illustrated presentation. Go ahead and watch it before you end-up in middle of no-where:
Spoiled by the tabloid-style news and the fairy tales of unicorns, most of struggling desi entrepreneurs are obsessed with the idea of over night success. Are you one of them? If so, then STOP living in fairyland! Get BACK TO EARTH and follow an action-driven path of building a successful startup!Also, Softoven is starting a 100% FREE action-drive course for entrepreneurs where we will tell you what it takes to become an entrepreneur and teach you how exactly to build a successful startup. So SIGN UP NOW and LEARN FROM THE ONES WHO HAVE DONE IT!P.S.Voice: Excerpt from Awais Naseer's (Softoven CEO) mentorship session at LCL Learn. Create. Lead 2015.Sketching: Softoven Design TeamDirection: Awais NaseerVideo Editing and Processing: Softoven Media Team
Posted by Softoven Inc. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Author is heading Softoven (Pvt.) Ltd., a design focused startup consultancy agency that has helped dozens of startups in building their products and reaching profitability.
He can be reached directly at awais[at]softoven.com