Business and trade have been around for ages! To hear more about this from some young risk-takers, we had Shijin San and Sam Pillai, Founders, Travamigo join us for our recent Saturday League, to share their story of change and their perspective on business and faith! Read on.
Since the early 2000s terms like ‘business’ and ‘businessmen’ have been replaced by ‘enterprise’ and ‘entrepreneurs’. What does this look like? Mom and pop shops, small retail shops, small service companies are all tagging their companies and themselves as enterprises and entrepreneurs, respectively. But hold on. Are they the real entrepreneurs?
My personal take is: ‘They don't have the entrepreneurial mindset.’ Aka: do you have the mindset of a winner or a loser? ‘If you don't have the mindset for business, don't even think of doing it’, said Sam Pillai, Director, Travamigo in our most recent Saturday League. ‘People are starting companies without even asking themselves why do they even want to start one’, continued Sam.
Leaguers, fine-tune your WHY. As Simon Sinek says, ‘If you don't have your why, no matter how successful you are, you're not really successful’. What makes people like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Bansal Brothers or anyone whom we tag as "successful people" so special? It all comes down to the mindset.
So what’s the differential? ‘The ability to face failures, learn from them, move on, try again and fail again, and to fail even better!’ said Shijin. ‘Our faith in our vision and our faith in God has helped us have these successful experiences. The CEO of our company is God. We are just the employees working for him because we know that he'll take care of everything,’ said Shijin, Co-Founder, Travamigo. ‘Building rapport and trust with our customer has also been our utmost priority’, said Sam.
Our faith in our vision and our faith in God has helped us have these successful experiences. The CEO of our company is God.
- Shijin San, Founder, Travamigo
Acquiring the specific hard skills and multi soft skills, reading, learning and trying to be unorthodox - the one who doesn't want to fit in , the one who doesn't want to follow the status quo are some traits that we find common in all successful entrepreneurs, including Sam and Shijin. That's how real entrepreneurs are made. They are the ‘indispensable linchpins’ in the words of Seth Godin. So are you The One?