It’s undeniable that music can be something powerful, one way or another it makes us feel. We turn it up the mad beats when we feel like challenging ourselves at the gym. We turn it down low when wen we want to relax. It’s a must at all our parties, starting off mellow and building up to that awesome crowd euphoria.
Thanks to technology we have been able to take music with us wherever we go, from smaller portable vinyl players, to awesome walkmans and discmans right through mp3 and now our smart devices.
Once in a while I will hear a song and it will have some really inspiring lyrics, even if it’s just a small part of if that will get me thinking about entrepreneurship. This is what happens everytime I listen to Lukas Graham´s lyrics.
From the song “7 years old” I learned a few things:
I always had that dream like my daddy before me
So I started writing songs, I started writing stories
Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me
'Cause only those I really love will ever really know me
There is a need for a cultural change in order to alter the perception of fear amongst young Europeans. The best way to do this is by fostering an entrepreneurial attitude amongst the youngest Europeans. A great way to do this is at home. Javier Mejias, CEO and Co-founder of Startup Xplore, fosters this type of attitude at home. He encourages his son to earn money by doing something he likes to do and does well: drawing dinosaurs, in order to by his own toys.
I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure
'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major
I got my boys with me at least those in favor
And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later
“Keep your eye on the prize!” There is a lot of work, effort and sacrifice, but hard work will get you there, a hint of luck is always welcome as well…but no matter where you are from, you can make it. Entrepreneurship is a hard road to walk alone, its best to have a co-founder, a great team…or at least “your boys” who can be there for the tough times and help you get perspective.
Another great song by Lukas is“Mama Said” where I learned;
Don't get me wrong I didn't have it bad
I got enough lovin' from my mom and dad
But I don't think they really understood
When I said that I wanted to deal in Hollywood
I told I might be singing on TV
The other kids were calling me a wannabe
The older kids they started bugging me
But now they're all standing right in front of me
This is textbook “social fear” but it’s a clear example of how not to let it stop you from starting up. More often than not, your family and friends may not understand your entrepreneurial dream. They may not support you, not because they don’t believe in you, simply because they may be “scared” for you. Sometimes, it’s not even your close entourage that might stop you, but society…the “haters” who will put you down and make you doubt yourself.
None of this should stop you.Do your homework: validate your idea, talk to your potential customers, get feedback, develop an MVP, be quick, be smart and in the end you will put your family and friend at ease, and you will show those “haters” that they have no power over you.