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Start-ups are an environment where change is constant, roles are fluid, and challenges are aplenty. So, working at a start-up isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It demands a unique blend of resilience, adaptability, and willingness to run with the flow.
But there is nothing like being around people that you know will change the world. I’ve never felt anything that compares.
I spent a good chunk of my career as a lone wolf, rocking it as a successful freelancer. During that time, I had the chance to work with several amazing start-ups, lending my skills to their content, marketing, and branding endeavors. It was exhilarating to witness their growth and success, but I also saw a few of them bite the dust.
So, when the opportunity to join a start-up came knocking, I’ll admit I was a tad nervous. It’s only been a few months since I took the plunge and I’m still finding my way in this thrilling new adventure, But I’ve cracked the code on how to not just survive, but thrive in a start-up. So, get ready for some real insights based on my firsthand experiences.
Buckle up, here we go!
Everyone who has ever worked at a start-up has most likely dreamt of hitting the jackpot with stock options, becoming instant millionaires. But let us face it, the odds are slim. I would suggest that you shift your focus to more attainable rewards. Think about the tangible growth opportunities and valuable experiences that come with working in a start-up.
Being responsible is crucial in a start-up. Every single person on the team is a key player in making things work. Just one slacker can bring the whole company crashing down. With limited resources and high stakes, there is no room for slacking off. Own your responsibilities, give it your all, and help make the business work.
When it comes to start-ups, embracing risks should be your middle name. Stay optimistic, but make sure you do your due diligence and understand what you’re getting into. The top-performing teams in the start-up world excel because they truly empathize with their users and their needs. They put in the hard work and determination, leading to eventual success.
Research and revisions take on a whole new level of importance at a start-up organization. You will find yourself charting new territories without the luxury of a roadmap or past experiences to guide you. However, your active involvement is what will set you apart. Rise to the occasion, for it is through continuous learning and improvement that you will grow both personally and professionally.
Joining a start-up means long hours and crazy ups and downs. To succeed and enjoy the ride, you should be able to thrive in a fast-paced setting, with the ability to wear multiple hats and the willingness to push boundaries.
But here is the thing—if you work with a good founder and a talented team of supportive individuals who share your vision, the experience is invaluable. Together, you will overcome the challenges and celebrate sweet success.
And they say that if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life. So why not take the leap? Would you try it?
Always on the lookout for new things to learn, I am a voracious reader, globetrotter, ambitious cook and mom to two precious little men. While I'm not experimenting in the kitchen or resolving sibling read more...
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As he stood in front of his door, Nishant prayed that his wife would be in a better mood. The baby thing was tearing them apart. When was the last time he had seen his wife smile?
Veena got into the lift. It was a festival day, and the space was crammed with little children dressed in bright yellow clothes, wearing fancy peacock feather crowns, and carrying flutes. Janmashtami gave her the jitters. She kept her face down, refusing to socialize with anyone.
They had moved to this new apartment three months ago. The whole point of shifting had been to get away from the ruthless questioning by ‘well-wishers’.
“You have been married for ten years! Why no child yet?”
I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
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