By Anand Bhaskar
When I embarked on my journey as an entrepreneur last year, I thought I had all the right ingredients to be successful. I had worked in many blue chip companies, had been in leadership roles, managed large teams and had great global exposure & learning. There was very little I had missed and I thought doing a start up can’t be that difficult after all.
Wow, what a big assumption!
For the first 6 months I tried all the usual tricks. I know this, I have done this before, I know that guy, I can talk to him and so on. Everything came to a naught, till one day I held my head in my hands and said to myself – just get real Anand, CTRL-ALT-DEL and start afresh.
That was the best decision I made for myself. I said, to hell with what I know. Let me begin all over again. This a new birth, a new life, a new world and I can’t be the old guy out here. I need to reinvent, I have to be reborn and start all over again. Today, I am a no body and I am excited to work hard to be somebody tomorrow. There is a dream, an aspiration, a goal and an unknown road ahead. That is my incarnation as an entrepreneur!
The best thing that ever happened to me was my realization that I need to simpli unlearn and start to learn all over again. Today I learn every day, I relearn with every failure and small success. I celebrate small successes like a child, I explore new ideas, experiment with new methods, I feel free & liberated from the burden of my past experience & knowledge. I have 2 kids of my own, now I am the 3rd one in the family. You can imagine what my wife goes through J.