“Being born in a middle class family from Chennai and brought up by a single mother, all I was ever was to fit into places where the world wants me to fit in. A good family, a good school and a good college made me just another engineer walking the streets of Chennai. I was 22 when the very thought of building something for myself struck me for the first time and since then I’ve always been fascinated by people with passion and people who create something from the scratch.
But, then, in order to build something of your own, you need to be good at something and I wasn’t. The only two options I had were to sail through life with what I already had or to strive hard and become good at something that the world would need and will be willing to pay for. Learning was never hard for me, stagnation was.
Fast-forward 7 years, I now run an agency and I get paid for what I’ve learnt over these years. But that’s not the best part. People seek advice from you when they know that you can add value. That’s what I love about being good at something. People seek you if you’re good at what you do and your very reward lies in the fact that you get to solve their problems.
With the privilege of being an entrepreneur, comes the privilege of working closely with a lot of young people who are growing big time. I’ve seen a similarity among everyone of these people I’ve met – they either have a discomfort with where they already are or they simply want to make the world a better place. I like the latter and I think I will continue to do my little part in it.
“There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.” – Author Unknown