A poem for all entrepreneurs

I certainly wouldn’t call myself a poet, but I have tried my hand at a few verses over the years – have a read of this love poem I wrote when I was 15 years old. So when Vasanthan Philip from Bangalore sent me a #ChallengeRichard to write a poem of 16 lines for entrepreneurs, I got excited.

As a grand-dude I’ve recently been revisiting a lot of Dr Seuss classics, so in tribute to his wonderful work, I wrote this poem in rhyming couplets.

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A poem for all entrepreneurs

The road to success is paved with tests,
So you’ve got to believe in yourself above the rest.

Dream big, and let your passion shine,
If you don’t, you won’t end up with a dime.

Challenge the status quo, disrupt the market and say YES!
And remember that innovation is an endless quest.

Don’t forget to change business for good,
If you want to change the world then you should.

If you think with your head and listen to your heart,
I promise you’ll get off to a flying start.

Make bold moves, but always play fair,
Always say please and thank you – it’s cool to care.

Do what you love and love what you do,
This advice is nothing new.

Now, stop worrying about whether your business will be a hit,
Rise to the challenge and say ‘screw it, let’s do it!’

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That ticks off challenge number seven of my #ChallengeRichard quest. Don’t forget to keep sending in your challenges.


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