Anurag Singh is the founder of rocketfood. He is an internet savvy person and an admirer of Google. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and community building.
Entrepreneurs must not be afraid of setbacks. In fact, initial setbacks should be considered as opportunities to innovate a promising approach to deal with the problems. Both Abhineet (childhood friend & co-founder, rocketfood.co) and me, consider life to be a series of experiences where good and bad are just two sides of the same coin.
Since the day we started working on rocketfood.co, we have had some major setbacks and we said the same to each one of them: “Bring it on!”
Here is a list of few setbacks which have made us stronger than ever and more persistent about achieving the goal, which we defined.
While doing our research(online), we had an estimate of everything, right from real estate prices to price of onion. Once we started our offline research and taking quotes from vendors, we realized, we were living in fool’s paradise e.g. actual rent which we ended up paying is 3x the amount we had estimated. Our expectation was beaten by the reality, like it was the semifinals of WC 2014 between Brazil & Germany. That’s when we understood entrepreneurship is not just about dreaming but about hustling — Go out, run in the sun, ask for multiple quotes and never ever estimate without actual data.