"During my school years, I was a very introverted person. I only had a handful of friends that I used to hang out with. I've had instances where I shared a class with a person without ever talking to them. Things didn't change much after I came to BUET. My whole first year was largely spent doing class-related activities.
Around the beginning of my second year, I decided to try out for BUET Entrepreneurship Development Club. I did it not because I was actively interested in entrepreneurship or anything like that. In fact, at that time, I didn't even know what that word meant. I did it because I felt like I needed to do something other than just attending classes.
I think I learned a whole lot from the club and its people. One of the most valuable lessons that I learned is how to approach people. I realized that the way that I had been doing it was wrong. This helped me grow immensely as a person. I learned about leadership: that being a leader doesn't mean just standing in front of a crowd and telling people to do things for you. I also learned that being an entrepreneur is more about commitment than anything else.
You can't afford to have second thoughts. Once you decide to go forward, that's it: all the other doors are closed for you. That's the mindset you need to have. I'm speaking from personal experience here. I tried to juggle academics, research and being an entrepreneur all at once. It didn't work.
That's when I decided to solely focus on just one thing: being a successful entrepreneur. I'm currently working on a project called Bohubrihi which is an online marketplace for learning and teaching courses.
I know that there is a real chance that this could all not work out. In fact, I'm sure I'll fail a couple of times before I can get to a point where I can say that I've made it. This thought can be scary at times. But that's just something that I need to live with. This is the thing that I'm passionate about the most. And with following your passion, come risks. That's just part of the deal."
Humans of BUET, Fb
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