Turning into a successful entrepreneur is not going to be like a whimsical “Cinderella type” story! You cannot expect a fairytale grandma to offer you a ride all the way to your dream goal. But, that does not mean it is very difficult to be successful in the industry. Kickstarter’s founder Charles Adler says he is not one of those famous and rich tech savvy guys. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur whose focus is only on money, you are not going to succeed anytime sooner. In fact, most of the entrepreneurs do not succeed and Charles’s ultimate aim was not to make money but it was to empower people around him. He even recollects finding Kickstarter was the greatest milestone in his life.
Money should not be the ultimate goal as it is not going to help you in the longer run. Your passion and dedication are going to determine your future in the tech industry. Charles never gave up his dream no matter what and worked very hard to build Kickstarter. He is not a part of Kickstarter anymore but that does not mean he has lost his interest towards technology. He has other plans and wants to make time for his lovely family (simplicity speaks!). He is currently working on a project that is similar to Kickstarter and he is also inspiring several entrepreneurs. You could be the next Charles Adler or the “techie genius”, but your focus should be on empowering people around you!