Letter No 101

Dear _______ ,

I believe everyone is an entrepreneur within.

I'm always struck by the thought that each one of us carries within us the entrepreneurial potential , regardless of our job titles or current endeavours. We at Let's Enterprise don't believe that being entrepreneurial is about owning a business or being the boss. Rather it is a mindset — a way of thinking, being and doing. It is a way of approaching challenges and opportunities with curiosity, innovation, and my favourite quality in people - hunger.

But in the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, it's easy to overlook the entrepreneurial spirit that resides within each of us. We tend to associate entrepreneurship with groundbreaking startups or business ventures. But the truth is that it permeates every aspect of our lives.

It's in the care a street sweeper puts into their work, ensuring every inch is spotless, not because someone's watching, but because they consider the job as their own.

It's in the school teacher who doesn't just impart knowledge, but shapes young minds, with flames of curiosity and creativity. They're not just educators; they're visionary entrepreneurs sculpting the future.

It's in the homemaker who transforms a humble meal into a culinary masterpiece, infusing every dish with love and ingenuity. Their kitchen isn't just a place to cook; it's a laboratory of flavours, a canvas for culinary artistry.

It's in the nurse who, amidst the chaos of a hospital, delivers not just medical care, but compassion and comfort. They're not just healthcare providers; they're guardians of well-being, displaying an entrepreneurial spirit in every act of care.

It's in the tireless IT professional who, with a keen eye for efficiency, streamlines processes and finds innovative solutions to everyday tech challenges. They're not just code warriors; they're tech visionaries, driving progress in a digital landscape.

These individuals, and countless others like them, embody the essence of entrepreneurship just like you and me. They approach their roles with dedication, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. It's not about a title or a pay check—it's about a deep-seated belief in the power of their ability to make someone else's life better, solve someone's problem, or bring something new to life.


I'm born in a Marwari family. Marwari's are a Rajasthani community that is known for it's strong business mindset. We are called 'baniya's'. Many people poke fun at the Marwari community - calling them stingy (kanjoos marwadi) or even sly or shrewd.

My father loves sharing one such story with us when we were kids. It is about a well known marwari 'baniya' businessman who was a member of the Indian Parliament. In one of the debates he was insulted in the debate by some members calling him just a 'baniya'. At that time, this gentleman who was a successful businessman, stood up and spoke to the parliament. This is what he said (according to the story shared by my father)

Let me tell you gentlemen what is the meaning of the word 'baniya'. Baniya means

जो सभ कुछ बना सके - the one who can make anything

जो सभ को बना सके - the one who can make friends with anyone

जो हर हालात में बन के रह सके - the one who can remain cool in every situation

That is the real meaning of the word 'baniya'!

And these are the qualities that have made many people of this community successful businessmen and entrepreneurs all across the world.


And if you were to take small steps to keep the entrepreneurial spark alive within you, here's what I'd suggest you do:

1. Be Curious
Stay curious about the world around you. Ask questions, explore new things, and never stop learning.

2. Take Ownership
Treat every task, big or small, as if it were your own business. Take pride in what you do.

3. Embrace Change
Don't be afraid to try new approaches or ideas.

4. Collaborate and Communicate
Work with others, share your ideas, and listen to theirs. Great things often come from teamwork and open-mindedness.

5. Celebrate Small Wins
Recognize and appreciate your achievements, no matter how small. Every step forward is a triumph.


And lastly, here are some questions to ponder on:

1. When was the last time you approached a task with curiosity, genuinely trying to find a better way of doing it?

2. Can you think of a situation where you took charge and made a positive difference, no matter how small?

3. What's one thing you've always wanted to try or learn? What's stopping you from starting today?

Remember, again, being entrepreneurial isn't confined to boardrooms—it's woven into the fabric of our lives. It's about approaching every task, every role, with a mindset of innovation and a hunger for improvement.

In fratitude,
Aditya Jhunjhunwala