Born in a fun loving middle class family in mumbai. I always had this one little difference that taught me to dream big. It didn’t matter what my current situation is, the future is always changing.
I was 15 years old when I passed out of 10th Standard and luckily got my first job in less than 5 days at SnapDeal as telemarketer. At the time, I was happy to get that job. I wanted to make money, of course.
First day on the job I got to know how hard work it is to do the same work 200 times for the whole day, every day. That takes hardwork, consistency, non imagination, non-creativity and a no-brain. Well, in simple words, I got bored in 15 days and tried to find out creative ways to do my work. Even told my boss to give me some great cognitive work. That worked out pretty well…Not!
You do the job and get out of everyones way, that’s the mentality of normal corporate workers which tends to make me feel awkward to work in any company. Soon enough I knew that this is not really my cup of tea. It was literally killing my creative juice. So I decided to quit the job in 28 days, I couldn’t bear till the end of the month. It started to haunt my dreams, I was marketing to people even in my dreams saying the same one liner.
But this quote from Steve Jobs Inspired me to move on and keep searching for something that I would love…
The only way to do great work, Is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
What happened next, is the reason I am writing this article that led me to build multiple ventures.
Normally, In India. Once you get out of 10th. The vacation last for the next 4 months till you get into college. Well, I had 3 months left. So I did what I wanted to do. Starting doing research online on how to make money. Luckily it was also the month my family gifted me a desktop computer. I started with learning online and launched my first venture in 3 months. Those 3 months were the time I learned how to make website from scratch, started learning programming, how to sell products online, Internet Marketing, Web hosting and all sorts of fancy stuff. The journey began, but the only thing that got me this far is curiosity and the will to do something that matters, not just to me but for the people around me.
The 3 most important things I learned in those 3 months:
Empty your cup:
You can never learn something new if you think that you already know this. I started doing research online and found things I have never heard of. Not even the slang “Internet Marketing” existed on my dictionary till than. But the will to begin somewhere will get you far enough. My background was more in the field of business mostly in the manufacturing industry because my father was in the same but I always wanted to find my own path rather than walking on his.
Learn to research:
The most important skill you need to learn is how to do research in the first place. I am not talking about a google search but an actual research. Get familiar with the internet, read blogs, news portal in your industry. Get to know the important websites on the internet that provides quality information at your fingerstep. Apart from wikipedia.
Be friends with someone who share the same curiosity:
Finding a friend who is as curious about learning so that you both can help out each other to learn faster. They always say,’two brains are better than one’.
These are some important things that helped me to get started initially to learn faster and gain kowledge in any specific field. and I mean any field. I started with Internet marketing, than moved on to Web Hosting, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. I never wanted to stop at one place. The internet is huge with vast amount of opportunity. After those 3 months, I founded Plorez, my first venture which was called Eprobe Web Solution at the time which I rebranded 2 years ago. Later cofounded Global Youth Forum, a not for profit organization that works towards empowering students of young India. SED Campaign which is also a not for profit organization that works with government and students all across india to represent youth in framing right policies and provide support to young student entrepreneurs. Open Enterprise Space India, an entrepreneurship school for the next generation and many more…
But there are some things I wish I knew than which I know now, I would like to share them with you. Here are 3 things I wish I knew earlier…
Social Media Presence:
Well, I wish I had started working on my social media presence the day I started on the web but better late then never. Make sure you work on building a great profile for yourself and connect with people that can add value to your life and vice versa.
Okay, I admit. I have made some mistakes to jump onto another idea before finishing the first one or giving it enough time to make it through. Don’t make the same mistake. They say it takes atleast 2 years to make the business sustaible. So focus on that one venture. Well, of course there are some exceptions.
Learn How to be Productive:
Productivity is not about how much work you did or results you wielded. But its about how much work you did in less time. Its about increasing your output by putting up lesser time. Learn and experiement with your daily habits and work schedule. Find out the best way to increase productivity.
Good things comes to those who work their asses off and never give up.
I am still working my ass off to build a better world and to take myself to the next level, I will be back with some awesome articles. I hope you learned something useful from this one. Make sure to comment below and let me know about the most important moment or expeirence in your life that set you on a certain path. Until next time, peace.