Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Why do you start a business?

People have been telling me that you have to start a business which can produce great money value in relatively easy way. That it's about thinking how we can make a best deal out of the current situation. That it's a law that we need to be cunning and deceitful to successfully run a business. 

Another reason is, you start a business because you hate your boss and that you don't want to work under someone. So that you achieve freedom. 

Are these the real reasons why you start a business? 

With all due respect, I humbly disagree. 

You don't start a business because you think you can be cunning and deceitful; take advantage of a situation and make money with some hard work. You don't start a business because you hate your boss. If you start a business like that, you will eventually be duped or you will start hating your customers. 

You start a business because that is the right thing to do. 

It's not like - "I have coding skills, so let me start a software company". No. 

It's because it's your desire to help people. You help people by making their life better. You develop your skills because it will help you solve problems. You get money because you need to keep your business float. 

You do it because you can deliver value to others life. That you can change the world. 

Bill Gates is not a billionaire because he is an excellent coder or he is an excellent manager. He is a billionaire because his core desire is to make the world a better place and has the strength and courage to make it happen. Have you watched him lately? Have you been following what he does now? Instead of enjoying the sun beaches or casinos in Las Vegas or Paris, he's trying to eradicate an entire disease from the face of earth - for free. 

Any idea why? 

Because it makes him happy. 

Your reason to start a business should be help your mission in your life. To help others. To make the world a better place. 

It's not about taking stuffs from people, it's about giving. Be generous. If you can provide an awesome service for free - do it. Google did it. 

All comes down to your core desire. Your core why. 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Feelings & Actions

There is a foundational idea set up by movies and pop culture. The idea is that life is good when we have awesome feeling. Acting upon our feeling is the way to live. All movies portray emotions. They made it so awesome that it convinced mass audience that acting upon your feelings is the best and cool way to live.

Truth is inversely proportional to this idea.

Your actions shouldn't be coming after the feelings. Feelings should be the byproduct of action. Action should be taken for values.

It doesn't matter what you feel. Your purpose, your goal, your direction - take action on that.

We are convinced that if we have purpose, a good job, safety and security - we'll feel good. It's BS.

You do job selflessly. You work hard in spite of your feelings. You care and sacrifice for your better half even if you don't feel like love.

Take action and change your feelings.

This was a impacting revelation for me. I am usually non committed. I was under the impression that, once I figure out what my purpose in life is - I'll be motivated to do just anything. Boy, I was wrong.

Slow and steady wins the race. Slow is okay. Steady not so much. I am sure if we are to understand and conceive it in our mind; we can create wonders. Life can be so much better.

Let us all strive for a higher purpose and stop this ridiculous obsession towards being cool and playing right.



Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammed Ali Quote

Taking Action

Failure is brutal. It can kill you. The times when it doesn't, it can make you stronger. Easier said than done. 

No amount of self improvement material will help you if you don't take action. Taking action will lead you to failure, or success. It's not about where you end up, but what you do to change it. 

Taking action is not easy. Unless you have a strong "why" in your life, you will not have any initiation to take action. 

Find what truly drives you in life and take action. If you don't know what drives you, find it. Make that your goal.