Why should I start my own business? Top 5 reasons to start your own business

If you ask me, what is my expectation in career? I would have answered on my need to get hike on designation and money. When most of us are sailing in the same boat (Coz, It is appraisal time). Simply, we are well equipped employees. With little motivation we manage to run our daily life with the existing opportunities around us.

Now lets intervene, the situation in a new dimension. If we continue to get what we are getting right now. Our life may be provided with something. However, lets pull ourselves back and understand if we could change our circumstances a bit.

  1. Non stable: The global job market is really not stable. We may work in any industry or designation. Corporate ethics mentions maintaining a single career profile within the industry. In today’s layoffs, recession etc the very same concept is taking us nowhere. Honestly, if we survive in the same industry for years. It should be considered as new world records.
  2. No hike: Discussions on hike is happening everywhere. But my sincere question is “whom to provide hike?”. The entire concept of hike is driven by the people who follow the survival of the fittest concept. They know to survive but they don’t stabilise for a long.
  3. More blood shed: Sorry to be too strong. When I mention blood shed, it means the work load on the employees. No law around the world can be executed in our corporate world. The reason is again “if you want a job, do what I say” in other words survival of the fittest.
  4. Monotonous: When job is treated as job, it merely affects our life. But when job is treated to be the most essential part of survival. It makes man to work towards one particular goal. Belittling other circles of life like society, family etc.
  5. Dignity: This is something really controversial, let me make one thing clear. Our father, grand father and great grand father has at the least understood the meaning and importance of dignity. Today’s youth is misguided on the very same concept.

If you start your own business, even at a consultant grade. It would provide

  1. A great pride and dignity towards you and your family
  2. Sense of responsibility
  3. Understanding between want and need in your life
  4. Develop yourself and also your society
  5. Power to provide employment to your people

When I say start your own business, you need a lot of patience and dedication. As it is easy to find a opportunity in a ocean. It is up to our skills and management to stabilize and plan for our long journey.

See who you are

On a sunny evening, a luxury model car stopped by a sea shore. It was a lonely place, still not dark but not warm either. A tall well sophisticated man got down and started walking towards the sea. He seems very tired and exhausted. As if he dint take his vacation for over years.

By reaching the sea, waves gave him a gentle wash over on his feet. He is still not bothered to notice it. Then he started walking slowly and aimlessly by the shore side. He could not see any human beings around, not even birds or animals. It was like just him and the sea waves. He walked long way, still found no mood to return.

After a long time, moon light was the only light throughout the shore. He was very tired so sat by the sea shore staring at the waves. After few minutes, he heard a mild voice saying “good evening, my friend.”

The man started looking out who was it? No one was near, he started searching around. But the voice said ”you have to see me near your foot my friend”.

The man was little scared and surprised to see a big turtle. And totally puzzled to see the turtle talking. Turtle asked are you feeling well?. The man in complete shock dint reply but just kept staring. After few minutes, he replied I’m ok. But you are talking??!!!

Turtle replied yes I’m. Without much space. Turtle took a seat near him and asked so if you are well. What are you doing in the shore in late night?. The man dint reply and continued staring at waves. Turtle felt something is bothering the man. Hence dint question further.

An hour went in complete silence between them. Then suddenly the man speaking in total frustration “I dint do anything wrong but they keep on irritate me”. Do you know I’ve been working in this organisation for more than four years. Never came late, never took an uninformed leave, never delayed my work and never yelled at others. Still they dint treat me well.

Last year, during my client’s visit my organisation promised a hike. With all due respect, I did everything possible in this earth in short time. And as usual, they denied saying all I did was just part of my job. And the most irritating part, they denied my team’s appraisals. Do you know, throughout the year they said we are a team. But now their words are different. They replied the down the lane staffs are already paid more than they deserve. You know today I was asked to fire two in team for no good reason.

Turtle looked at the man’s face. And replied “oh dear, you want to become a human being, but choose a wrong place for yourself”. The man suddenly took a back and said “it is not a bad place. certainly not, they pay me well. And do you know the brand value of my company. Its very huge. And I’m really proud to work”.

Turtle replied with hesitation that’s what the illusion they created. But you started seeing the reality now. Believe me my friend sometimes we need to stop thinking about what was shown and see who you are…

By saying this turtle started moving towards the waves. The man was speechless for a while. Turtle turned back after few steps and said see who you are.. and went into the sea.

The entire night went in complete silence for him. The word human made him a little light about himself. Then he thrown away his ID card in the shore and started his life refreshingly.

Discipline and Humanity

Once there was a young graduate looking out for a job. He had fancy degrees from popular college in his hometown. Even after possessing all the necessary skills, he couldn’t find a job by himself. One day he asked his family relative to help him. That family member was a wise old man. He gave a visiting card to him and asked to meet his friend who is running a big organisation in the city. The young man was very happy and went to city.

At the time, the friend who is a rich man was celebrating a party. The young man could not control his enthusiasm went to the party and introduced himself humbly that he has been sent by his friend. He said “I’m from the town near city, I’m also a graduate from the great college with good marks. And I’m looking for a job in your organisation”. The big man was happy to see the young man so he invited him to join the party. Young man was very excited and thought he will definitely give a job. Since the rich man is found to be in good mood. Next day the young man went to see the rich man. By seeing this young man, rich man understood the purpose. And replied him politely that he already hired a right person and was happy about his performance.

By listening to this, young man got affronted. He asked the rich man, sir “is your person well educated?”. The rich man answered “Well, he is not well educated but he is not poor either”. “Ok then is he highly experienced?”. The rich man replied “not much experienced”.

The young man felt he is now having a chance to convince the rich man. He said sir “you see the people who are not well educated will be less skilled and talented. So it is good to look for someone who is well educated and skilled for such a reputed organisation like yours”. The rich man looked at the young man for a while. And dint react.

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The young man got confused, so he pushed further and asked “ sir, are you paying him average or well?” rich man replied “I’m paying him well, but what are you trying to say now”. Young man replied, “sir, can’t you understand you are paying to an average educated, average experienced person so well.” This time rich man stood firmly and replied “yes I do agree he is an average educated man with less experience. But unlike other well educated people he is the one well disciplined and never complained about others”. And that is the reason my daughter married him yesterday.

Moral: Education without humanity, experience without discipline will bring evil.