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Abhishek Shah
4 min readJun 22, 2017


So this article is dedicated to all the wanna-be-entrepreneurs, also known as Wantrepreneurs — these excited lot belong to people who talk about becoming an entrepreneur, they talk about entrepreneurship but never follow with their plans! In short Wantrepreneurs think and Entrepreneurs do!

Well if you are a wantrepreneur and you’re thinking of starting your own business, then you would want consider getting rid of these four bad habits.

1. All Talks, No Sh*t

It’s easy to dream up splendid business idea without taking any real action. Daydreaming won’t help, you need to take steps towards achieving your business objectives.

Ask any successful entrepreneur and he would agree that actions speak louder than words — only when you act towards your aspiration you get lucky! Don’t get overwhelmed by success stories that you hear every day, the stories of multi dollar valuations and stories that continuously inspire you to step into the entrepreneurial world. Instead focus on essentials action items that you need to do in order to build your business, thinking & dreaming seriously won’t help.

Second step would be to meet your entrepreneur friends or a prospective customer, try validating your great idea! A great idea with no action has no value. Jump in and sell your brilliant product or services as soon as its ready for the takeoff. Put efforts on finding your fist customer as soon as possible.

Trust these undermentioned books will definitely be of great help! Click the respective book title below to know more!

1. Be the Message: Taking Your Faith Beyond Words to a Life of Action
2. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
3. Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life
4. Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters

2. Social Media Can Wait

Nearly all the articles out there are shouting on how critical social media is to a successful business, one ignores that real truth: Social is not a growth strategy & making sure that you use every social media app won’t make or break your business. Get your product and service up and running! Spending your precious funds on ads for social media campaigns is certainly useless if you have a half cooked product or service. Social Media can be an utter waste and distraction if you don’t have the correct strategy. Don’t get stuck into the vast world of social media sphere. Focus on the critical items first. Things that will lay foundation for a bigger business opportunity.

A stratup entrepreneur can easily be pulled into a whole lot of traps, social media could well be one of them. Ask any entrepreneur and they would agree that they have this urge to continually jump between tasks. They get this urge to check social media platforms but remember focus on tasks that you have in hand, try completing it more quickly and say no to all the distractions! Use technology to get your tasks done.

Trust these undermentioned books will definitely be of great help! Click the respective book title below to know more!

1. Social Media Marketing Workbook: 2017 Edition — How to Use Social Media for Business
2. Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
3. #GetSocialSmart: How to Hone Your Social Media Strategy
4. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

3. Listening to Everyone!

Don’t let the plethora of voices infect your entrepreneurial spirits! Ignorance is bliss! Be ready to ignore both negative and positive opinion! Remember neither you nor your bestie in your current office would know what is the right decision for your business until you try them. Please for God sake listen to the only people that matter to your business, your customers!

Take negative feedback as constructive feedback; trust it would only help you grow faster, improve your product or offering! Just be conscious to understand which voice is important and when!

And finally trust these undermentioned books will definitely be of great help! Click the respective book title below to know more!

1. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads
2. Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think
3. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
4. The Art of Persistence: Stop Quitting, Ignore Shiny Objects and Climb Your Way to Success

4. The Perfect time has arrived, Yes Just Arrived!

Remember that Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” There will never be a perfect time to start your business. You will always come up with a really really good excuse to surrender your dream or to postpone it. Being an entrepreneur requires a whole lot of courage! The most successful businesses have started and flourished when the time was not right. Tell yourself this, “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

Live the life you always wanted to live. Achieve your vision by taking actions, learn from your mistakes and keep working towards your wonderful journey. Remember the first step is the most important. Just don’t be a wantrepreneur anymore … be an entrepreneur.

Here’s my last list of books that you should read.

  1. Start. Right. Now.: Teach and Lead for Excellence
  2. Fail Fast or Win Big: The Start-Up Plan for Starting Now
  3. The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success
  4. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses



Abhishek Shah

Nomad | Early Stage Investor | Wannabe Anthropologist | Technology Evangelist | Curious, Inquisitive & Experimental Entrepreneur