Entrepreneur: I am struggling to close sales.
Me: How many months you have been into business?
Entrepreneur: Three months.
Me: So you gotta give more time to this.
We discuss the product, the market, the product-market fit, sales process et al.
Soon the discussion is back to worries.
Entrepreneur: I am getting worried.
Me: Why are you doing this business?
He: To make money.
Me: I dont think you are excited about it.
He: Why do you say so?
Me: Let us say you already have all the money you need. Then what would you do?
He: Spend it.
Me: After you have done all the spending then what would you do?
Me: Let us say the world’s problems are over and no charity is needed. Then what would you do?
He: Never thought about it.
Me: So let us think now!
We chit chat a bit then he suddenly exclaims, “Some time back in my spare time, I used write comedy scripts and wondered about being a Standup Comedian”.
Me: Thank You. We have arrived at the Free Response. Lets get you on stage!
Conversation continued in part 2!