How do startups make it big?

Posted by Harigovind M


Yes, start-ups are fun place to work. And yes, startups are hard. It could be a brutal experience if you're not prepared for the grind. Taking it to the next level can be a fairly demanding job. Sleep is a myth. The office is your home and your club. You’ll lose track of your time. But trust us, it’s all worth it. With some luck and smart-work, you’ll be the next big thing before you might even know it.

This is our take on it- it is fun, but it is challenging. Setbacks happen. It’s all about fighting your way through and choosing the right warriors to do it alongside you. We know a lot of guys who are proud to be working in startups and absolutely love it. Here’s how they do it.

1. We know that there’s something known as weekends; but we don’t care.

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2. We sleep very very very little; because sleep is obviously for weak.

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3. There are changes all the time.

3.5. Sorry, we changed that too. Change is the only constant. Spock approves.

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4. Job titles and descriptions are for namesake; everybody pretty much does everything.

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5. Veterans are mentors, not foes; they’re like beards- they grow on you.

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6. Everybody is responsible for everything; it’s all about teamwork.

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7. The office is our bedroom; it’s more like working from home.

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8. We don’t fear failures, Uncertainty doesn’t scare us; because this is staaaaaaaaartaaaaaaaaaaap

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9. Work might be disorganized; because entropy. We find the order in the chaos.

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10. Founder has too much power; that’s why he is the founder (Duh.)

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11. You don't ask for guidance; You find your own ways. And there’s help ready in case you’ll need it.

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12. You can easily get lost; you either scream or enjoy the roller-coaster ride. Or both.

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13. Long hours energize us; because we want to, and guess who they had in mind when they made Redbull? But honestly, sometimes it may not be enough.

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14. The job satisfaction is amazing; and there’s a word for it. You actually feel like getting up in the morning and going to work ( i.e. if you get to sleep at all)

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15. No Monday morning blues; honestly, most of us don’t have a clue what day of the week it is. Every day is kind of ‘Back To The Future’.

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So, if you're planning to start or join a start-up, worry not and trust us when we say that it's gonna be worth it. A little bit of sacrifice goes a long way. And always remember, there's no 'I' in the team. 

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