Stop it dear

Louisa ‘every day I need to take your nasty feedback, just because I am your wife’

Goldy ‘Louisa.. is it my fault.. I invested in your venture and tried to make you push ahead in life’

Louisa ‘I regret.. the day we took this decision, and it went through official angel network.. it looks like am in mercy of you’

Goldy ‘pressures from other investors to move ahead’

Louisa ‘entire charm of marriage lost.. nothing left.. when did you last hug me?’

Goldy remembers the college days

Goldy ‘you are so beautiful.. I will always be in love with you’

Louisa ‘Goldy.. it is not enough to just be romantic.. we need money for everything’

Goldy ‘love will make everthing a great success’

Louisa ‘dear start something soon’

Goldy ‘this app to make individuals unite for a cause will work well’

Louisa ‘why will anyone wish to unite for some causes.. that too free.. I really dont’ think it will do well

2 years later

Goldy ‘Louisa.. see the app exit fetched me 10M$.. let us marry’

Louisa hugs Goldy ‘Am proud of you’

Goldy ‘am investing 1M$ in an angel fund’

Louisa ‘do you feel I should leave my cushy job and experiment entrepreneurship’

Goldy ‘why not.. will talk with other investors..’

3 months later

Goldy ‘congrats.. you are now an entrepreneur’

Louisa ‘Can I take a pay from my venture’

Goldy ‘not right model.. you still think like an employee’

Lousia bursts ‘Goldy.. just because you became successful.. do not teach me’

Slowly the amount is spend excessively with no result.

Present
Goldy ‘Louisa am fedup of you’

Louisa ‘exactly.. since past 2 years.. this same nonsense pressure’

Goldy ‘can I suggest?’

Louisa ‘you feel am not an entrepreneur and should exit’

Goldy ‘let us focus on our relation.. do exit’

Louisa bursts crying

Goldy hugs Louisa

Goldy ‘you were the one motivating me to do something.. but you have an employee mindset and you cannot withstand pressures.. hence I request you to agree to me.. if you still love me’

6 months later

Louisa ‘stop it dear.. you are continuously pampering me with so many icecream, chocolates.. please’

Goldy ‘my sweet wife..entrepreneurship is not everyone’s cup of tea’

Louisa ‘I really can understand that… am happy of being your wife’

Startup 24/7

Joy ‘we need to work 24/7 to be up and running’

Mona ”common… 3 shifts.. it is too tiring.. never seen this largely in developed countries’

James ”chill pill..  we too overlap your timings’

Mona ”in this skype.. not sure why are debating this.. but virtual project management is always a challenge’

Joy ”do you know.. the biggest challenge a startup faces is SERIES A fund.. subsequent fund is not coming in easily’

James ”we need to identify entrepreneur traits.. are they employee in garb of entrepreneurs or are they just into this ecosystem because they are not getting jobs”

Mona ‘cool.. should we initiate a startup to put such scores.. it is very simple.. if you like independence and also flexible to work as team,  love to take decisions, strategize.. then you need to experiment entrepreneurship..  in case you are scared, not confident to face audience, feel dejected, rejected, insecure and like to balance life then please do not experiment being entrepreneur..  it is not your cup of tea.. do not then crib by that X person grew so well or became a brand or whatsoever”

James ”yes.. I agree.. Startup 24/7 is a philosophy.. not a pressure or a mandate.. it is thinking about what you love.. and be passionate to pursue that love.. it could be research on any field..  if  this ecosystem is not right for you.. then get into MNCs”

Joy ”common.. they literally make you work 24/7 and boldly announce 24/7 work”

Mona ”all assume and want a cushy job.. but that is possible only in government / academics”

Robert pops in ”Hey.. hi.. suddenly you put academics.. was watching this skype fun”

Robert ”you are mistaken.. there it is syllabus preparation, these days mandatory research papers, getting students is biggest KRA.. so seriously I too am thinking to be part of startup”

Mona ”cool.. welcome to this 24/7 circus of passion.. you just cannot think of being relaxed if you wish to build a large foundation or company..  if you wish to relax.. please relax .. this is not your cup of tea”

Robert ”common dude.. I am voluntarily coming into this circus.. I am experimenting with a research on identifying individuals who just cannot take any pressure”

Mona ‘wow”

Robert ”it is a pattern analysis.. deep learning..  check on statistics of how much restless you become just by slightest pressure of work or family or kids or anything”

Mona ”then”

Robert ”if you run away and try to meditate always.. you will be found in religious places for ever.. but rather then running away.. we need to guide them to work confidently.”

Mona ”then.. how it is linked to entrepreneurship?”

Robert ”these folks should never get into leader role.. they are followers..  they should reconcile and not be overtly ambitious.. then it would lead to complex personality disorders later on”

Mona ”wow.. you need to prove this”

Robert ”ya….  it is a hypothesis.. “I am a prospective entrepreneur” itself is an hypothesis.

Mona ”anyways welcome to PASSION again”

 

Why we fail?

We fail not because we wish to fail, but rather because it has to happen…

Our mood, behavior everything is influenced by something unknown.. some call it is Moon’s mood swing.. some call it the devil inside us, not allowing us to think logically and some may feel, there is some evil magic done on us…

Romel ‘can you guarantee success?’

Joe ‘no.. I can guarantee failures’

Romel smiles

Joe ‘to break something is most easiest thing to do… but to unite that piece; it takes time’

Romel ‘so who can actually guarantee success?’

Joe ‘no one but your own self’

Romel ‘how’

Joe ‘I was in construction business… making buildings.. but lack of investments and debt made me realize  I could not deliver what I promised’

Romel ‘so?’

Joe ‘got into demolishing of illegal buildings.. and that gives me good money’

Romel begins laughing

Joe ‘sooner we realize we are masters in failure.. we need to check, what triggers our failures… and ensure we avoid all those checklist points when we take up next assignment’

Romel ‘like’

Joe ‘a school going kid may not like to go to school.. let that kid get into home schooling’

Romel ‘seriously not sure what you talk…’

Joe ‘we blame the moon, the space, the unknown for everything but ourselves, so let us all learn to understand our failure checkpoints… a new startup in making’

Romel ‘common.. this time i will not invest.. you bootstrap it’

 

 

 

Leave takings

Rob is an ace project manager but is saddled with an issue of continuous infrequent leave taking by his resources..

He visits a project management conference and wants to understand by eminent speaker Joy about his view..

Joy ‘do they listen to you?’

Rob ‘No.. and they threaten an exit if I ask them to not take leaves’

Joy ‘please bring sense of belonging in your team.. let them own the project as their baby and declare incentives right upfront and show them a road map.. career roadmap is important for seniors and juniors too’

Rob is silent… as the conference proceedings continue

Rob realizes that he has been giving unnecessary pressure to his staff’

Next day

Rob ‘dear all.. all leave approved.. no force.. no compulsion.. just try to complete project before end of month’

10 days later he is finding team working late hours

Rob wonders how this miracle happened

3 days before the month ends.. Manager Sana walks in

Sana ‘Sir.. project is ready.. the lead has taken leave today.. but we can have demo’

Rob ‘I trust you.. you please show demo to client’

Sana ‘thanks Sir.. am on leave tomorrow but don’t worry.. demo will be good. I assure you’

Rob smiles

At evening

Rob is sipping his wine

Rob ‘is this the reason my wife too left me.. did I try to pressure her too much ?’

 

Are you really wishing to be an Entrepreneur?

Jose has a peculiar problem, his accelerator graduates are caught searching for jobs.

He calls of them in a class room

Jose ‘why job search?’

All are silent

Jose ‘why?’

Susan gets up and says ‘Sir.. am badly in need of money.. cannot cope with this pressure’

Jose ‘why didn’t you decide earlier’

Susan ‘looking at me. others also began searching’

Jose ‘An entrepreneur is one who doesn’t get bogged by such struggles and relentlessly pursues dream. Just matter of 5 weeks. your pitch day is coming..’

Susan ‘sorry sir, I realized my mistake’

Others ‘sorry Sir, we too got tempted’

Charles Loves Transparency

Charles is an up coming entrepreneur who loves to be transparent to his employees as well as Investors.

One day Investor Joe calls Charles for a discussion..

Joe ‘Charles.. can you inflate your sales.. It helps gets more round of funds’

Charles ‘what?..

Joe ‘Charles.. it is business.. your e mart business has huge traffic but doesn’t generate into figures’

Charles ‘I know that’

Joe ‘Just get some more customers for name sake and show partnership’

Charles ‘this is undone.. I love transparency’

Joe ‘Jump of cliff and never come up. Don’t you understand we love our entrepreneurs to be transparent to us but finally each business has dictum.. Nothing is lies till it is proved. Nothing is bad till it keeps succeeding. We are not cheating consumers. We are building hype, media hype’

Charles ‘Am shocked’

Joe ‘As entrepreneur realize too many stakes attached, Do you know each movie released creates a huge hype, so much of advertisements for a product, so much brand building around you guys, for what? Return on Investments.. brutal truth’

Charles has sullen face

Joe ‘In life we are not also transparent to God.. we lead so many lives assuming no one see’s us so why so much fuss about nothing’

Charles ‘What needs to be done?’

Joe ‘Have planned an entire market hype and we will have huge traffic this June. ‘

Charles ‘what more?’

Joe ‘Just declare in media with a smiling face, confidently..rest will follow automatically’

3 months latter

Charles ‘when can we have similar campaign again.. Huge business we did in June’

Joe ‘Smart boy.. Too much ethics not good for business. ‘

Charles ‘Never knew entrepreneurship has such dimensions too’

Joe ‘Teaching entrepreneurship is explaining all types of events in that journey. Nothing is good or bad.. It is like an Indian Philosopher who said ‘To beat evil, you need to create illusion, an illusion of power, be focused, choose what you wish to as goal and stick to it.. your job is to win and not loose. You have not cheated anyone on your product or service.. but marketing calls for tricky situations.. so get going’

Does Marriage Slow Down the Pace?

Mary ‘I don’t agree. Life moved much well after Marriage. I became an entrepreneur thanks because of my husband’s investments’

Flora ‘I feel it did bring in constraints around me. Earlier I would jog in garden morning hours, these days busy with house hold chores’

Meena ‘It takes two individuals to make a success story. Together if a common understanding comes in, results are too good and life becomes a dream journey’

Nancy ‘It sobered me from being a wild geese to sober chick’

Jacquline ‘It does make us apprehensive in initial stages. Then the pressure of kids and rearing them.. After 5 years, Marriage Journey becomes a meaningful purpose’

Ash ‘Good husband gives full flexibility and absolutely no change in pace. Kid rearing is also important’

Lisa ‘Life is in your hands. if you can have strong will power. You can continue your goals even after marriage’

All suddenly burst in laughter..

Ash ‘Why are we discussing this on a Sunday morning?’

Nancy ‘Not sure.. this blog made us think.. may be’

Jacquline ‘Let us have orange juice and chill pill. Latest Movie is too good.. Our husbands anyways give us liberty to meet every Sunday morning.. So no cribbing.. no crying.. Marriage doesn’t slow down the pace.