I have been thinking about this idea for almost 2 years now. I started listening to podcasts, to be precise, business and investment podcasts since 2015. In the process, I have heard stories of 100s of entrepreneurs. What is amazing is that all these people have a similar story, no matter what their business is. Every entrepreneur has a great story and what I found is that everyone would be interested to share it if they get a suitable chance.
From listening to these podcasts, I have also learned that entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learned by anyone. The common belief that business skills come to only select personality type or to the children of business owners is a myth. The reason you see children of business owners being successful entrepreneurs is that their parent taught these skills throughout their childhood and beyond. But the same skills can be learned by anyone regardless of your family background. One way of learning these skills is from other entrepreneurs.
There are hundreds and thousands of business podcasts on the internet. You can learn a ton from listening to them. What exactly can you learn?
- Mindset is key to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Every great idea starts with the right mindset. To be able to successfully do something, you have to believe it in your mind that you can do it. Through these podcasts, you can get into the minds of great people and learn how they think.
- Like I said above, every entrepreneur has a story and a lot these stories are similar no matter what industry they are in or how large their business is. They all start somewhere, make mistakes, learn and grow. Most people start small. You will be amazed to find out that these people were in a situation similar to yours one day. This will make you realize what you are capable of and how you can get started.
- You can either learn from your mistake or you can learn from other people’s mistake. The least expensive option from the two is to learn from someone other people’s mistakes. Every entrepreneur can tell you what mistakes they made and what they learned from them. They can tell you what to avoid. You don’t have to make the same mistake.
- You can learn as much but if you don’t put that into action, it will not take you anywhere. Successful entrepreneurs will tell you how important is taking action. No one is perfect when they start, the circumstances will not always be perfect, everyone has fear. But if you wait for the day when you will be perfect or when the situation is perfect, you will be waiting forever. You will learn that taking action more important than just learning. Even the most successful entrepreneurs have fears and every investment has risks. You can learn how to overcome fears and how to minimize fears from listening to these podcasts.
It will make you rethink your philosophies in life. It will make you realize what things are important in life what is not. You will learn a new perspective of life.
There are hundreds of things you can learn from successful people and their story. I always enjoy when I hear a success story. It will give you positivity and motivate towards your goals.
So after listening to few of these interviews, Despite having so many of business podcasts throughout the internet, there is not a podcast for Nepali entrepreneurs. I searched the internet and found that there are hardly any business interviews available online. Most of the interviews with Nepali entrepreneurs you can find on youtube or in other places on the internet are not business interviews. Most of the time, the interviewer is only interested in the personal life and the net-worth of the entrepreneur and not their business journey. So you will hardly find a business story of a Nepali businessman/woman.
I want to change this and bring the business stories of Nepali businessmen and women. I will not just feature billionaires or multi-millionaires but anyone that has a great story to share. It can be someone just getting started. You can learn from anyone. You can learn a lot more from someone who you can relate to. I want to hear you say, “If they can do it, why can’t I?”