Common Excuses – Why We Are Still Not Creating A Start-up?
If we are to turn back time way before the mechanization age, we would realize that the way of earning and making a living, by default, isn’t through a job – it is by farming. This fact clearly suggests that the current ways of doing our bread and butter are just temporary. So what’s ahead?
The next obvious step could be creating start-up. But do you think it is the right time to start one now? Well, let is take a look at the common excuses why we aren’t to and assess our feelings, objectively.
It has been said that 27 is the median age of many start-up founders. However, age isn’t proportional with maturity. It is important to take into account that being too young isn’t just about the biological age, it should come with acceptance of responsibility. How do feel when someone criticize your works and ideas? Do you respond with agreement or complete argument? A kid is likely to respond either. But an adult would surely want to find out the reasons why.
Getting an experience on something can be the ultimate chicken-and-egg dilemma. There are two ways to obtain the necessary experience. One is to work for someone else, second is work for your own. However, a start-up doesn’t require you to work for someone else at all, it just need you to work for your own. So the smartest way to get experience in start-ups is to begin one.
Not determined enough.
Self-determination alone will not make you any better at something. When you wanted to get good at something, you need to act and make it a habit in order to perpetuate the sequence of your mental action. You will need to have sets of knowledge, skills and then, beliefs. In start-ups, there are no set rules, all you need is your own talent and belief to gain knowledge and work on. When a little self-determination is added to your skills and knowledge, you can go a long way in start-ups.
Newbie in business.
Do you ever realize what it really means when people say that they really know about businesses? Technically, a start-up is a new venture with a set of new business models so there is no way that someone deeply understands about these ventures. Newbie in business? Everyone is. So it is perfectly fine to be a newbie, just be ready to be the first person to find out.
It is a fact – start-up’s are generally demanding and stressful. It can consume a whole lot of you. Practically sounds like life. Commonly, we go through life with someone. So why would you even go through a start-up alone?
Many of the great ideas are free, they don’t cost much to have one in mind. Many in start-ups are changing their ideas along the way so if you are starting with a not-so-great idea, there’s always a good opportunity to make them better along the way. That’s what it is like in most start-ups.
No room for start-ups.
As some gawkers comment there are a lot of start-ups nowadays. This is just like saying there are a lot of people trying to solve the problem of the world. We should say, the world has enough problems, as there are plenty of people who are willing to develop a start-up.
Family to support.
While, generating a revenue for the first while could be impossible in most start-ups, a lifestyle with revenue free might not be feasible for those with families to support. But there’s always ways through. One is exploring in immediate income generation activities such as creating a paid product or consulting.
There are very few people who find it an issue to become very rich that it prevents them from engaging into start-ups, few are. For these people it could be another challenging experience to work with those aren’t so wealthy.
Afraid of commitment.
A start-up will deprive you of personal freedom, if it is what you highly value in life right now, don’t engage in a start-up. However, this also means you mustn’t get a job either. When you become successful in a start-up, you will find another version of your own freedom, for example the freedom to create new products and provide products to many people.
Need for structure.
Many of us prefer to get a job and work our ass off, these will give us structure. Well that’s a good euphemism but it would mean that you really need to work for someone else and be told what do do in order to survive. If this is you, we suggest not to do a start-up. Just remember that even great jobs and positions wouldn’t let you know what needs to be done so why not look for a structure instead?
Fear of uncertainty.
In a start-up, there’s not much of the unknown – most of these already failed but some don’t. To engage in a start-up is to be fully prepared and aware for what’s coming, but always hoping for the best.
Til’ Next Time,