What is the right time to “MOVE ON”

No, its not about your relationship with you lovey-dovey I’m talking about your relationship with your company or say your job.  Everyone (mostly) at a certain point of time goes through a dilemma about their work. Many can’t understand ht is happening to them and why. But sometimes or the other you need to understand that its time to MOVE ON to doing something else that interests you.

Question is: what are the signs that indicate that its time to MOVE ON?

  1. Wake up to boring morning: When you wake up with a smug face in the morning cause you have to DRAG yourself to work.. Yes, I repeat ; DRAG yourself to work. it is your first sign.
  2. Office Blues: We all go through Monday blues but if you feel its Monday throughout your workdays, you need to understand the sign of universe and start looking for alternate jobs.
  3. Challenge: Yes, they are important at work for your growth. They are like pickle in the food. You can have your meals without pickle, but pickle makes it more tasty. Similarly challenges make you realize where you stand. You come to know your capabilities , strength and weaknesses. So if you don’t find pickle at your job anymore; change your food, I mean MOVE ON.
  4. No Appreciation: You work day and night to achieve your goals or target or complete a task your boss has given you , everyone appreciates that but your boss. You end up doing same thing over and over again. RUNNNN… Better opportunities await you.
  5. Underpaid: If there is something worse than being underdog is being underpaid. Money is not the the best thing in the world but its closest to it. Come’n you did not join the job as charity to the company right? If you know your worth is lot more than what you are being given, pick up your stuff and get going man. You belong to a better place.
  6. Work Satisfaction: This is THE most important factor. Job satisfaction. Whatever you do, has to make you happy. If your work doesnt give you the peace of mind, go look elsewhere for it.

So if you are working and have any of above mentioned symptoms, MOVE ON..!! Life will always provide you with better opportunities for those who seek them.

rentnread.in: A story of my maiden startup

Saturday, June 07 2014; 08:00 PM. I packed the final stuff remaining. Officially I close the company I started on August 18 , 2013. My maiden startup it was rentnread.in. The concept was to make textbooks available for students  at affordable rates. Allow them to take book on rent and return it upon use. i couldn’t make it large but it will always remain close to me as it was my first ever business and  with no monetary help from anyone. Anyways I learnt many lessons from my start-up that I will always remember. Few things I learned from my start-up

1. Know your market: Yes. Its very important to know your potential market. Do pilot project. Go meet the potential consumers. Tell them about your product.  Take their feedback.  And make sure you use that feedback. Supply has no value unless there is demand,

2. Find a co-founder: This one is as crucial as your firm. Look for someone of the same wavelength like that of you. Someone who would take care of your firm in your absence. One reason rentnread suffered was my absence.  I’d not discuss why; but I wasn’t available to provide services for a good period of two months and people thought firm vanished. Don’t let this happen. Go wherever services should never stop.

3. Communicate: Communication has kept world alive. Had there been no communication human beings would not exist. Communicate with your co-founder, your sponsors, your clients and most importantly talk to yourself. Tell yourself your mission, vision and goal behind having started this business.

4. Do your homework well: Do your homework well. When you pitch your project to potential VCs; tell them how your project is generating revenue.  When you pitch your project to customer; tell them your USP.  If your service depends on factors that seriously affect your business or a essential part of your business; make sure you take care of that part.  Eg. rentnread  heavily depended on delivery of the book to the consumer and pick up.  Inadequate transport system was one reason for failure. had I figured it earlier ,story would have been different.

Anyways when I learnt this it was already too late. But I will bounce back. Soon