I am currently reading “The $100 startups” by Chris Guillebeau. In this book, he is sharing the success stories of various entrepreneurs around the world, telling the stories of how they started and how they created 6 figures income with significantly low startup costs and with no special talent. The stories are really awesome and he has written the book in a very interesting way, and I love his way of writing.
I also like to meet new people and have an ear to listen to their stories. In my recent visit to my hometown, I met many people, who were entrepreneurs. My state has a lot of self-employed people and entrepreneurs because the state provides very few jobs to people and due to this, people often leave Bihar in search of a better job opportunity or wind up having their own business.
They are all really hard working people, but they don’t use any technology to enhance their productivity and profit(not because they don’t want to but because they don’t know the benefits they can have) yet they have full knowledge of their trade. The sad part, however, is that they are still struggling to make ends meet, (forget about living lavishly).
Let me share a brief story.
I stumbled upon knowing the story of a chef who was invited to cook for an occasion in my neighborhood. He was a government chef for about 35 years in my hometown. After the retirement, he started again as a freelance chef and it has been 8 years since then. He is a very famous person in the town and is best known for his work. I strongly believe that he is being underpaid in all these years. If he wanted to triple the money for his service, his clients still would have loved to have him and there are dozens of such stories like this.
In the book, Chris shared the stories of entrepreneurs who have a different background, a growth mindset and have harnessed the technological advantage at their hand. The people I met during my vacation were opposite of that, they didn’t use the technology and had a fixed mindset.