Climb your own ladder!

One of the things I hate about watching the Super Bowl in Mexico is that I don’t get to see all the commercials. Because who am I kidding? I am there only of the commercials and the food. I have not seen all of the 2021 commercials, but I don’t have to because THIS takes the cake.

Like what a brilliant idea was it to change the lyrics of 9 to 5 (the iconic hymn of the working class!) to not only promote, but even encourage entrepreneurship. I remember reading in Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, that entrepreneurs are influenced by the constraints and events of their times. Additionally, children are influenced by their parent’s success in their careers/jobs (frustratingly, I cannot remember where I read this). I find it interesting to see many people starting new businesses while this pandemic has been going on. In fact, in March 2020, there were 804,398 businesses that were less than 1 year old, an increase on the March 2019 figure of 770,609. If starting a new business and materializing an idea requires such bravery and courage, I cannot image the additional amount that it requires to start a new business that starting a new business take.

Recently I have seen so many people starting a new business and it has been so refreshing, even contagious. I believe that at some point we all think about starting a new business, and maybe we all should try, in as much as possible, to make it happen. Even if it fails, I think there are many valuable lessons that can be learned from building something from the ground up.

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