Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Entrepreneurship, the only ship that can sail you through

Entrepreneurialism as a belief system

AT JKEDI, whatever we do, we do it zealously. Our faith in entrepreneurship drives us and our passion steers us in our way to achieve the goal of creating a culture in which creating jobs rather than seeking them becomes a buzz word.

Marten Mickos, a pioneer of global disruptive businesses of uprooting existing and creating a new market and value network, in one of his lectures in 2011 famously said that “entrepreneurialism is essentially a belief system”.

One cannot agree more with the opinion Mickos stated during the “Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture Series” of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner. The former chief executive officer of MySQL AB essentially meant that in the new world economic order, entrepreneurship should be treated as something that is absolutely bigger than all the things we can do for this world and make it a better place for all of us.

And in order to do that we must nurture self confidence to face all the challenges that may trip us up in our journey for the cause.

Self doubts do creep in when you are an entrepreneur or aspire to be one. But let those doubts be defeated by your entrepreneurial soul and your unwavering belief that there's something you can do as an entrepreneur that nobody else can do. The basic fundamental belief that you are useful, not only for yourself but for others as well, will overpower those doubts.

Our state is going through grave economic turbulences and the onus lies on the youth to steer the ship and bring it to the shore of self-sufficiency. There is a potential to do this and what a better way than being individually independent, by creating ventures that not only fetch for you but also earn for others around you. That will surely be possible if we collectively follow entrepreneurialism as a belief system.