This is someone’s FB post that took me 10 yrs back in my memory lane when I started my business, leaving a corporate job. A friend of mine who was also a vendor asked me a simple question-
What is the difference between doing a service and doing a business?
And as a newcomer, I didn’t have an answer. He told me with a confidence in his eyes,” Business is for generations and service is for an individual. Just don’t quit because it’s difficult and believe me, what you will go through, your sons will not.”
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Today after 10 yrs I truly understood what he meant. Thank you Mr Raja 🙂 and Thanks also to the person who posted this.
Enjoy the story…….
In Delhi, there was a Samosa vendor. His shop was in front of a Big company. His Samosa was so tasty. Most of the employees use to eat that samosa at lunch time.
One day, a Manager came to that guy selling samosas. While he was eating samosa he comes in the fun mood.
He asks a question: You have maintained your shop so nicely and have good management skills. Don’t you think that you are wasting your talent and time by selling just Samosas?
Think, if you were working like me in any big company, you would have been a manager like me, isn’t it?
Poor samosa guy, he smiled at the manager and said awesome lines.
Sir, I thought my work is better than your work. Do u know why?
10 years back I used to sell samosa in tokari (Leaf basket). At same time you got this job. That time I was earning Rs. 1,000 in a month and your salary was 10K. In this 10 years of journey, we did progress a lot.
I owned a shop and became famous ‘samosa-wala’ in this area and you became a manager.
Now you are earning Rs.1 lakh while I am earning same and sometimes more than you. So surely, I can say that my work is better than yours. It’s because of my kids future.
Let me explain –
Please pay close attention to my word. I started my career at lowest income. my son doesn’t have to suffer the same. One day my son will take over my business. He doesn’t have to start from 0. He will get fully established business, but in your case, the benefits will be taken by your boss kids, not by your kids.
You can not offer your same post to your son or daughter. They have to start from zero again. Whatever you have suffered 10 years ago, your kids have to suffer the same.
My son will extend my business from now and when your kid will be manager my son will be far away.
Now tell me who is wasting the Talent and Time.
Manager gave Rs.50 for two samosa’s and he didn’t speak any word and left. 🙂
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