ENTREPRENEURS ARE RARE BREED

Every year over 130 million babies set foot on this planet.

But the according to statistics less than 10%  of world’s population is self employed; within them 3% are business owner; among them only 1% business survives (10+ years) with 0.4% earning $ 10M in revenue and 0.04% earning $50M in revenue.

An entrepreneur is born with a sharp, witty mind. They aim on making their own unique organization. Just like there can’t be too many restaurants serving same cuisine, there can’t be many organizations saying “me too”.

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed. It takes a heterogeneous mix of confidence, risk tolerance, self-discipline, determination and competitiveness to start a business and see it through to success.

The only three essential an entrepreneur needs to establish his business is a small amount of capital, strong work ethics and persistence.

Most self-made entrepreneurs rise from ground floor. They live with nothing but a new idea. They are built to be risk takers and tolerant. The risk of taking giving their idea shape is what leads them towards success.

In population of millions and millions of people, every person thinks of an idea. But less than 10% can implement their idea and maybe only 4% can gain success.

But entrepreneurs are those breed of the human kind who despite of failure are determined to fight till their last breath. They are set to have their own identity by hook or by crook. They need to develop an entrepreneurial attitude.

 

TAKE ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.

“Action speaks louder than words”. That is something we have been learning since ever.

But what steps did we take to look after our earth from the worsening climate? Every month campaigns are supported by various societies to increase awareness about this issue. But do you think only creating awareness is enough? Do you believe people go on taking action on it, even when they are aware this the problem?

The easy response to these the questions is NO.

Melting glacier, reducing rainfall, increasing drought; these problems are immense that might need ages for us to reconstruct. But does that mean we could just sit back and let the NASA and other scientist do the job?

Again the response is NO.

We can take easy and simple steps to stop climate change.

Reduce, recycle and reuse. Three steps to start with the action against climate change. Reduce consumption of energy and increase more efficiency. Take advantage of second-hand markets, give new life to items you don’t use anymore or find something that someone else has gotten rid of but you need. You’ll be saving money and reducing your consumption. Bartering is a practical solution. Recycle waste made of packaging and electronic items. You can save over 730 kilos of CO2 each year just by recycling half of the garbage produced at home.

70% of world’s population prefers consuming meat for their diet. Livestock is one of the biggest contaminators of the atmosphere. We can’t turn into vegetarians over night. Maybe never. But by consumption of low carbon diet we are taking step against climate change.

Take one baby step against climate change. Be subject to act and leave the talking for others.

ICCE has taken their step against climate change; Green (R)evolution. This initiative is helping others to understand their responsibility towards this problem. Join ICCE to save the environment.

 

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS A LIFESTYLE.

“Being an entrepreneur means to have an insatiable thirst for learning, evolving and creating. There is simply no one end goal”-Richard Branson.

Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, not just job. When there are highs of success, there are lows of many other things as well. There are upsides and downsides of being an entrepreneur which needs to be balanced. Embarking your own business is a personal choice.

Every entrepreneur has a different reason of choosing entrepreneurship; be it for money, for power or just making a difference. The important aspect is not about just creating your own venture but also establishing relations with your employees and customers.

In this Information Age, social media and the Internet have created a whole new way of doing business and making more money. The skills learned by today’s entrepreneur are different from the traditional gatekeepers. The passion of innovative new invention and constant desire to launch new products in the market pushes the entrepreneur beyond their normal boundaries.

While they push their boundaries on their mental and physical abilities, it is important to adopt a modest lifestyle. Learning to live modestly is an important part of achieving overall financial stability. “A frugal mindset focuses on what you need, not just on what you want or what you think will make you happy,” says Adam Toren, founder of young entrepreneur and Biz Warriors, a small business forum. Once they recognize that needless impulse purchases undermine your financial freedom, it changes their whole perspective on consumerism.

Entrepreneurs do not follow the 9-6 grid. Their hardship of developing their venture is a continuous process that goes on tirelessly. Their life is never too comfortable; their hunger for the growth of the organization would be the most important thing that leads them straight towards success.

 

 

SAVE WATER TO SAVE CLIMATE.

With increasing heat, our desire to take a shower every hour increases too. We prefer taking long leisurely showers, and that is probably the worst thing we can do to the environment.

The relationship between water and climate has always been significant and day by day this relationship is falling out of shape. Since the Industrial Revolution, carbon levels have increased 2.5 times to more than 400 parts per million at present, said Michael Freilich, Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, in a call with reporters Thursday. That is higher than it has been in the last 400,000 years.

As the earth’s temperature continues to rise, we can expect a significant impact on our fresh water supplies with the potential for devastating effects on these resources.  As temperatures increase, evaporation increases, sometimes resulting in droughts. The US is currently in one of the most severe, multi-state, multi-year droughts in decades.

In addition, rising temperatures are melting glacial ice at an unprecedented rate. Glaciers are an important source of freshwater worldwide, and some, like those at Glacier National Park, are in danger of disappearing within the 21st century.  Once these glaciers have melted away, they can’t be restored. Areas that previously depended on glaciers for freshwater will then have to seek other sources.

Did you know every year 2.7 billion people experience water scarcity each year?

With increasing carbon footprint, the shortage of water is bond to increase even more in till 2025. 68% of carbon footprint is generated while water filtration due to the amount of electricity used for the process is very high.

How can we save water?

Answer is quite simple. Every day the amount of water wasted after our showers and other daily activities needs to be taken under control. Water your garden early morning so the water does not get absorbed. Make sure there is no leakage in your pipeline. Such small steps in our daily life can help us save environment. Add organic matter and use efficient watering systems for shrubs, flower beds and lawns. Adding organic material to your soil will help increase its absorption and water retention. Install a rain barrel at your house. Rainwater harvest is a great way to keep your plants hydrated without turning on the hose or sprinkler.

These small initiatives taken by every individual can lead us towards a better future. One such initiative taken by ICCE is Green (R)evolution that aims to spread awareness about the climate change problem. Join us to save the environment.

 

LEAD LIKE A WOMAN.

Every little girl with a dream becomes a woman with a vision.

We have finally broken the so-called female boundary. Nowadays from small girl to youth, females have ambitions and small dreams are the foundation for great success. Everyone has a right to dream, whether girl or boy it doesn’t matter.

Long gone are the days when women were considered no match for all powerful men in this world. The new generation women across the world have overcome all negative notions and have proved themselves beyond doubt in all spheres of life including the most intricate and cumbersome world of entrepreneurship.

Women have come a long way from just being homemakers. Narendra Modi’s start up friendly environment in the country has proved to be a blessing for female entrepreneurs and instrumental in fighting gender stereotyping in the business community.

If we look in to 1950s, females had only a few roles; teacher, nurse, cook and seamstress are the most common among them. In rare occasions, there may be some other occupations which were out of the boundary put down for females, like doctors and scientist.

But today the trend has changed. Women are determined to build their own path. We refuse to be dominated. Even though every now and then we come across cases where women are assaulted, we are determined to bring a change. Be it Suchi Mukherjee, Vandana Luthra or Ekta Kapoor, women are creating a trend to protect themselves with their own money. Women are breaking through the chains and aim to build their own identity.

Both men and women are free to be sensitive. Both men and women are free to be strong.