Many entrepreneurs face challenges trying to convince the world of their products. If you’re starting a new e-commerce platform, investors alongside the whole world will ask you, “Why you?”
Most people would be critical of you until you prove yourself. Of course, the crazier the technology you’re working on, the more critical they’d be.
Entrepreneur #1: “I’m working on a platform that links customers with second-hand vintage outfits.”
People: “Ugh, tough market, could luck.”
Entrepreneur #2: “Oh, I’m creating a new electric car, like Tesla.”
People: “You’re crazy.”
Entrepreneur #3: “I’m developing a flying electric car.”
People: “Hahahaha… wait, you’re not joking?”
Many entrepreneurs out there face challenges. While I was surfing the news recently, I came across the fact that Alef Aeronautics created a flying car that has an FAA approval. Before you get too excited, that doesn’t mean that when you take a long nap and wake up, you’ll see flying cars parked in front of your window (You’re blocking my view!)
This means that it’s a step forward towards achieving the dream of many. One of those many people is the CEO of Alef, Jim Dukhovny.
I touched base with Jim via LinkedIn with a sole thought in mind, “This person must have a lot to say to future entrepreneurs out there. He must’ve been through thick and thin to get acknowledged in the startup world with such an unbelievable product.”
Thinking of that, we talked about three simple points, and here’s his take on them.
- Colonel Sanders’ KFC recipe was rejected over a thousand times.
- Jack Ma was rejected from Harvard 10 times.
- Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basket team because he had a “lack of skill.”