Entrepreneurs are often confused about their venture’s lack of success. Haven’t we got rid of all the taboos and made entrepreneurship guilt-free and empowering? Not really. Instead, we have put in place new standards of what it means to run a ‘good’ startup. This drains entrepreneurship of much of its fun and can make it a very anxiety-inducing experience.
How about entrepreneurship without the pressure?
Don’t consent to do something you don’t want to do. And if other startups receive funding or get acquired, don’t hit yourself too hard. You should let go of expectations and stop comparing yourself to others in the ecosystem.
These days, startup freedom seems unlimited. A series of big acquires and reform revolutions seem to have effectively broken entrepreneurship shackles in India. The startup revolution post-2006, the recent Startup India initiative, and the ongoing emphasis on women entrepreneurship have combined to shape a society that encourages people to take risks and go for their dreams.
But are we actually taking risks? What are the societal factors that influence how we see entrepreneurship?
The fact is that startup myths continue to define how we approach entrepreneurship. Indeed, the ideas the Internet feeds us and that are…