It’s MyNutShare’s birthday week – whoop whoop 🙂 I registered this blog in September 2015 and my very first post went online on September 26th last year.
Can’t believe it’s been a whole year already.
Anyways, back to basics… Today it’s about startup struggle.
On Saturday we met an acquaintance for breakfast and a walk and talk. He teaches entrepreneurship on one of the leading business universities. The question “is entrepreneurship teachable?” came up … I guess it depends on the course and it’s content. When you want to teach someone the DNA to be an entrepreneur, the mindset, the hustle I believe it’s hopeless. There is literally no point in doing so. But if teaching entrepreneurship does mean teaching the toolkit, the business necessities needed to run and build successful companies I think there is absolutely a point. It surely does help to understand what makes businesses successful, how to test markets etc.
Startup struggle – it’s real
Another thing that came up was that most startups struggle with exact the same things.
So many of us struggle to focus and worry about stuff that is either not relevant and / or will never happen. Therefore it might be a good idea to challenge the mindset’s in some courses. To challenge overthinking and teach brainstorming techniques etc. – to get away from the formal educational paths and teach stuff that matters to aspiring entrepreneurs.
5 things to quit right now
In line to the above point I came across a pic today on Instagram which states “5 things to quit right now” (source unknown).
Here they are, the things to give up – NOW!
- Trying to please everyone.
- Fearing change.
- Living in the past.
- Putting yourself down.