I’ve been around the block a few months enough to know there is a misunderstanding on why some people dare to try new things or they dare to attempt to start something new. I heard it is called a startup. I first heard it 3 years ago and I had know idea what it meant. I had to learn the meaning like many other things that I’ve learned along the road these three years.
One day I woke up and decided that there is going to be a change in me and around me. Ignorance is a bliss because had I any prior information that people actually do fail, I wouldn’t have taken the first.
It turned out that I literally noticed my blood pumped hotter and faster, also my brain would take an overdrive in certain situations and that denied me sleep. I was inoculated into the startup mentality without having any idea about it.
Among the things I’ve seen these years, I’ve seen doubts and lots of them. I’ve also seen faith and lots of them too. Whenever faith was present there was bound to be success. In many cases the faith was as a result of ignorance. Again ignorance is a bliss. I do also ask myself a lot of questions. I soul search every day to find what was missing or what should be built upon, what should be improved etc.
I once told someone that many things are possible if we ask “what if”. Even though all the results of what if questions aren’t always 100 billion companies. Some fail. Embrace that possibility or RUN.
What if I could find my skills? What if I could use my skills sets to help others? What if I could earn a living doing it? What if I bring out yet another product concept and it is dragged into the mud by naysayers or pundits or the smarter guys who always end up not doing anything and they retire to get pensions or they are fired. Like I sometimes here of.
My what if questions connected me back to the fact that as an entrepreneur, which I’ve been able to get numerous articles written for my startup. What if that is my skill? I’ve also experienced the challenges of entrepreneurship and what if I can actually render a service that is “for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs” ? Basically what if I could replicated this and this and this and this and this and this and this a whole lot more etc http://www.presslodge.com/press-lodge-joins-nigerias-paid-press-release-distribution-service/ and http://www.codewit.com/north-america/15403-codewit-joins-nigeria-s-first-paid-press-release-distribution-service
My blood pumps startups not because of anything but I live and breath it especially when you find yourself with a BBA degree that is virtually useless and yet you have the passion to excel or to grow professional or to build things or even to have a job you just have startup fever.
So my what if resulted in creating a service that would help Startups enter the Nigerian market. What if we could extend this to other African countries? What if we could pay bloggers and journalist to publish these press releases? What if I could do what I know how to do?
Mostly what if I could avoid those who don’t believe and focus on those who believe. What if I wouldn’t waste my time the third time? My blood pumps and will still pump this startup fever until my what ifs turn to answers.