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Becoming an entrepreneur is not an easy decision to take, and there isn’t any guarantee of success either. Then why should you become an entrepreneur? Here’s why!
The first lesson any entrepreneur should learn is that one is bound to fail. To learn from that failure, makes one stronger. Finding opportunities, following one’s passion and bringing to the market a really great idea is what being an entrepreneur is all about. Why you? Because you have the opportunity to do meaningful work. In this video below, some successful women entrepreneurs talk about the perks of becoming an entrepreneur.
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Jincy Samuel, the COO of Coinsecure, correlates entrepreneurship to empowerment. According to her an entrepreneur is a person who is “able to be your own boss” although this doesn’t mean they can do whatever they like. They have to take responsibility for their actions. In other words, they are accountable for whatever they do, though they get to take a lot of decisions.
The Founder of Pampering Petals, Hemlata Sippy, finds that becoming an entrepreneur creates a feeling of joy in what one wants to do and when they want to do it. She adds, “It ensures flexibility along with enjoying my life.”
Sangeeta Mall, an author who was also previously an entrepreneur, is of the opinion that her time is her own and her discipline is also her own. She says, “I can choose how to structure my time.”
Ritu Jhajharia, the founder of Rolling Circle Pvt. Ltd., is able to get many opportunities to interact with many people and learn from them in the process, after becoming an entrepreneur. She finds this one of the biggest perks of being an entrepreneur.
The founder of Soft Skills Studio, Suman Kher, observes that being an entrepreneur is self motivating. One is able to plan many things including the time schedule. Basically, what makes it work for her is the ability to do what one is passionate about.
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