Well, I am the perennial no hoper. An average student in academic life. In fact, the only time I had hope was when I was doing standup comedy. They thought I might make it to the TV show “The last man standing” one day. Well, made it to the Toastmasters international speech contest at the city level- but never beyond. And this time round, I’m doing a startup. Actually, I am not too sure how i got into it. All I do is write code a bit, write marketing plan a bit. But, there’s one thing I do very well. Understanding people and behaviors. And that’s what I am expected do while running LetsLunch.com.
One good thing about the Entrepreneurship is how all of your behaviors get microscoped by 1000%. You start to objectively see your psyche, defense mechanisms, mental toughness level and decisiveness ability. This then gets measured in terms of how you understand others psychology. Add to it unconscious decisions made by others purely based on emotions and reactions. You can’t change others, but how do you persuade them. What thought process is driving the motivation of other people. Namely your users,employees,media,investor etc How do you apply what you learnt about yourself to influence others positively. Shaping your startup/business with this is the logical extension.
Self discipline (You) + Psychology (others) ==> Startups (new entity)
The other good thing about the Entrepreneurship is that I meet people everyday.This lifestyle puts you in situation where building relationships is an essential part of your work.
I’ve met over 600 people out of it about 100 for lunches. www.LetsLunch.com/Syed.
Calibration determines your efficiency.How quick are your comebacks? How quickly can you make people feel comfortable around you and like you? How cool are you speaking to large groups of people? How sensitive are you to others emotions and feelings towards you? How able are you to influence those around you?
I will be bringing to you the deeper perspectives of startup journey.
Let the games begin!