Why I see myself as an entrepreneur!

One thing is for sure, I want to be an entrepreneur solely for a selfish reason. Being myself during the working day is essential for my wellbeing. People spend 8 hours per day at work, and for me it is crucial to have a spoonful of happiness during that time. I want to get up every morning, knowing that I enjoy what I do, love my work, and it makes me happy. My own company would bring the environment I wish for, where I can set up my own rules and conditions and make it work. I do not want to be bipolar – at home communicative and friendly person, and at work moody due to disliking what I do for a living, which leads us to the second important point of motivation for entrepreneurship.

People work mostly to make ends meet! Pure reality is that most of the people work hard just to put food on the table. In Macedonia, a country with 32% of unemployment, it is impossible to choose between jobs, simply because the moment you start complaining, you can easily be substituted. That’s how people end up being triste. The simple truth is that money can not buy happiness, nor help inventions and creativity, that most certain the job requires. This is why I love the marshmallow challenge. The results from this test showed that, when given financial price, people didn’t work at their best. Money killed their creativity and the skills to innovate, because they were under pressure to get the price, instead of focusing on solving the problem. So we go back to my About page, and the first post of my blog, where I wrote I wanted to solve problems in life. That’s what keeps me going. Of course I do expect a certain financial gain by being an entrepreneur, I don’t want to buy food on credit, but also, I don’t want going after money to lead me away from shaping a successful future in the technology world. I want a company, which will challenge me to solve problems, while providing me enough financial support, and putting a smile on my face at the same time. I want to create technologies that will be useful and helpful to people, but my biggest dream is to evolve throughout that whole process. I know that life is full of barriers, but  I also know that we don’t have to put a period where life put a comma.

Working as a volunteer and being involved in UNDP changed completely my observation of life and people, and how I can help, by acting locally. I know how hard being a leader and a team builder is, but I am looking forward to the challenge. If I could employee 5 people, I will feed 5 families. If 100 people are satisfied with my work, I will make 100 people happier, and less frustrated. That’s a pretty good place to start, and I will be very satisfied for reaching that first step of my plan. I have a goal, and I plan to reach it step by step, making one objective at a time – reality.

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Hello world!

I wouldn’t start a blog in any different way than Hello World. It’s been my favourite quote since I started studying programming languages, cause seeing that line on the screen, means I did something right!

Elena Manceva was born in 1984. She finished school and University in Macedonia, holds an Electrical Engineering Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology and Automation, and is currently pursuing a Master in Computer Networks and E-Technologies. She used to live in Munich for a while, doing Research at the Technical University of Munich, and considers Munich a second home. During the student years Elena was involved in a student organization called EESTEC (www.eestec.net) which probably will have at least a dozen of blog posts here in the future! Now she is part of the EESTEC Alumni network, overlooking the young and bright students, and helping them shape EESTEC and their own futures. For reality-check, Elena is part of Seavus Group, where she works as a project lead in software services department.

I dislike the third person introductions, so I will only say: Inspired by Mark Weiser,  I dream about creating technology that will weave itself into the fabric of everyday life, until it is indistinguishable from it.

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