The previous month turned my whole belief system on its head. I realized that I had never been so wrong in my entire life. It was a rare incident of reflection that will stay with me forever.
“Make the car run before racing it on a race track.”
Vijay Anand of The Startup Centre gave me this brilliant piece of advice when I just started Zeading in August 2016. Because of my tragic influence on myself, I chose to unconsciously ignore it and, worse, gravely misunderstand it. I had already failed spectacularly working on my previous startup three years back while I was still in college. I thought I was already aware of and was an expert on the mistakes entrepreneurs generally make.
And that is where I was wrong.
Never ever think that you’ve nailed it
Managing a fully bootstrapped startup while working full time professionally made me more appreciative of any free time I get. I began reading more to fill up the voids in my mental capacities and became more accepting and corrective of my own flaws as a leader, engineer, and entrepreneur. I believe the setback is temporary and the things that I’ve learned will help me get back to doing what I really enjoy?—making amazing shit.