Sustainability = Education + Innovation.
Yes, failure is an option. I believe you can’t be successful unless you learn from your failures. I had built and closed few businesses. But the last one was the most difficult chapter in my life. My mother, who is my best friend passed on. There’s no word to describe the feeling of pain of loss and at the same time you are forced to deal with the reality. My business crashed. I was dead broke. And all this happened at the same time.
Looking back, I’m thankful for what I’ve been through.
Going through hardships help transformed me. It helps crystallized what I really want to do for the rest of my life. It help me see the things that ‘really matters’ in life.
Somehow when you’re in your whitespace, thinking beyond money, allows you to free up your energy to find your core strengths. The purpose in life. And if you ever (one day) start a business again, the purpose for your business. The energy is then use to reinvent, redefine you.
The difference between what I did do and now, is this: today, it is no longer about me. It is about helping others. It is about creating value for others. It is about doing good.
So now whenever I meet people, and they ask me the standard question of ‘what do you do?’ I can say to them, that “I want to make a dent in the world!” They usually laugh when they hear that. Yeah, right? They just don’t know that I am dead serious!
Everyone has a gift. One person can make a difference. And that’s a gift by itself.
Learning is the best part of life. Having the opportunity to learn something (totally) new – is a gift. Because there are so many people in the world, who don’t have the opportunities to do that, because they don’t have the resources. They have no money. They have no internet access. The list goes on and on.
So, at this stage of my life, I want to do good. I want to practice. Teach what I learn. Then share it with others.
And that’s where I am now…