Bitten by the entrepreneurship bug? Read on to find out how it affects a person

What is the entrepreneurship bug?

The surge of wanting to start a venture of your own is often referred to as “bitten by the entrepreneurship bug” as the bug is considered to be infectious because it affects people seriously. Often you are exposed to success stories of people rising from ashes to becoming millionaires or observe family members and friends close to you do very well in the entrepreneurial field, which inspires you to venture into entrepreneurship as well.

Earlier these pangs of entrepreneurship were shadowed by the fear of failure but with rising willingness and culture of start-ups, these fears are shrugged off and thus, we see more creative start-ups crop up daily.

When can the bug bite you?

The bug can bite you when you are very young or have crossed 60. It can also infect you through one mere incident or a situation which channels your inner entrepreneur. When the bug actually infects you, you shrug all feelings of failure and fear and start gathering resources and making plans on how to make your plan work.

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How will you know if you have been infected by the bug?

The signs of being affected are very obvious and if you concentrate upon the symptoms a little closely, you will be able to find out if you are a victim. Listed below are a few signs:

• Every single day you get the urge to quit your stable job and build upon your creative idea. You now want to be your own boss.

• You are no longer scared of financial issues and failure. Moreover, you are willing to take the risks.

• Every day you brood over how you can actually build a company around your idea and you’re willing to invest long hours of work into making it count.

• You start building on the skills required by a leader and start mentally/physically devising a plan for your enterprise.

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Getting infected can be life changing

When the bug bites, your life is bound to change as you will follow your passion without thinking about the risks of failure involved. The bug will also make you more determined and relentless to achieve your dreams which in the long run will determine your real worth.

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Niharika Nandi

Author: Niharika Nandi

Aspiring start-up writer who loves traveling. I'm also a self-confessed potterhead and a professional bathroom singer who likes to bake and devour hazelnut shakes in my free time.

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