Starting a new thing and change something you used to do is not an easy decision. But also the idea that you have your own business and control your life from A to Z was something really attractive.
When I decided to start my business I thought couple of times about what will happen. Usually, people will tell you beautiful stories and all the happiness that succeed people have. But nobody will tell you about falls, long nights and disappointments.
NabtakerEnginnering is not my first project, but it is my first real business project. I’m a Mechanical Engineer, I spent more than ten years as an employee for two companies. During that I got improved and promoted to be a Construction Manager with a good paid salary.
By end of 2017 I got an a notice of termination due to company down sizing. I was not surprised, cause I got a clue about that six months before. Which is really helped me to start planing to move. Unfortunately or fortunately, they took the advantage and end the contract.!!
In anyway, I had at least an idea and a plan for what I must do. I speed up my efforts to move on, and at the same time I was applying for jobs here and there in the same field. Again, unfortunately or fortunately I did not get an attractive job offer, what forced me to continue in the way to have my own business.
I read a lot about startups and the difficulties you will face, strategies and tactics you should do. But let me tell you something, all that was totally different of what I’ve actually faced.
In your way to build a company and almost at every single stage, there will be all kind of blocks in your way that will let you think to stop and go away. But what will let you stick in, is a kind of ability that you have been built through the trip. It is built from the accumulative efforts through days and nights you spent. Basically, persistence is the secret. It is like a fuel. If you don’t have it you will not reach at all.
I liked “The Founder” the movie that talks about the biography of the creation of the McDonald’s fast food chain. “Ray Kroc” was not the actual founder, but he was the man that introduced McDonald’s to the whole world. He inspired me a lot when he mentioned a special quote says: ” Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent”.
But always keep in your mind, persistence will not come from watching movies or reading and collecting quotes. It comes from experience.
I’m still in the beginning, I can not say I really succeed or failed. But I will try to keep you always up to date. Meanwhile, I will do my best to be persistent and patient as much as I can.