The Winter is Coming
If you follow Game of Thrones, you know what this phrase means. This phrase has been now often repeated by the startup ecosystem as well. I will come back in later editions on what this ecosystem is, but personally for me also this phrase seems to be apt. As I look back into my eight months of start-up experiment, I am figuring out on a daily basis more about myself rather than anything more. The journey I talk about is me and my own trials and tribulations.
The picture possibly captures my current state of mind !
I had a cushy job by all means, everything was going pretty well. I definitely was not the rock star, but to give credit to myself , I was not stagnating either. I was doing my best to lift the status quo and though I did not help cross the chasm, I managed to get incremental improvements going on a day to day basis and believe for myself to have put the ladder to cross the chasm.
So, what was it ?
- Arrogance that I could do anything I wanted ?
- The seed of ‘Building World Class’ Products ?
- Leaving behind a legacy ?
- Make Money Faster ?
- Work for yourself ?
- Not being a ‘Cog’ in the wheel ?
- Figuring out how far I would go ?
- Ignorance of not knowing my own limits ?
I have never felt so vulnerable in my entire life and this journey is going to reveal myself about myself.
Am I preacher or a practitioner ?
Too early for the Jury to be out on this.
For the moment, I am clinging on .
I am writing this straight from the heart and as I do the surgery of my own heart as I breathe, I hope it shall help as a guide to navigate to your own inner selves, and help you discover some questions or answers that come up once in a while. I have to come to believe that the only race I run is with my own self.
What was my “Why” ?
I hope I can answer there in the next iteration of my Startup-Journey which I intend to update every fortnight.
Enjoy Maadi. (Have Fun).