Oct 11 2011 comments 3
One day you are driving home feeling that you are the king of this whole world, you have just convinced a big client to sign with you a contract. All your financial problems are over now and you started thinking of how much money you are going to make from this contract. Just to find out the very next day that the contract will be put on hold due to some internal issues in the corporate, which they do not want to disclose to you. They even won’t tell you when will they reconsider your offer again. After you had high hopes and had set everything in place things turn around on you. You even made new purchases of assets for your company depending on the payments you were going to get from this contract. All your financial problems starts haunting you again more aggressively as time is running and end of month is closing in. You do not have any money in your bank account to cover salaries and bills. Just while you started to lose hope and stared to consider shutting down the whole thing, you decide to give it your last fight. You repackage your product and approach the market with a new strategy. With no hope or any expectations that this stunt will work out, you are surprised that things started to move to the better! contracts are falling into your laps with much better prices than you ever dreamed of. Things started to move up and your situation is improving like never before.
You still do not know what will happen tomorrow and wether things will continue to move up or will you trip again. But you just decide to move forward and give it all your best. You believe in yourself your idea and your team and you will just fight till the end. This is the decision you made when you left your job and took the jump of faith. This is the decision we all did once we stepped into the entrepreneurial life.
Entrepreneurs life is filled with ups and downs, you live a roller coaster experience that you somehow get addicted to. with all the pressure, disappointments, hope, success you live through you can’t just stop enjoying this life. Your feeling that you are making a difference to the world and to your own life is priceless. My advice, enjoy the ride.. cause this is the life of an entrepreneur.
R.I.P. Steve Jobs