It was just 10 months ago that I was working with Directi; and just one year before that I was in college. Not one of the most popular guys; but the most geeky? Yes. Today, when I go to sleep I am surprised at the things that have happened and how I got to where I am. Two profitable ventures. One acquisition. All at the age of 23!
I always knew this was going to happen and I always had faith in myself but isn’t it ironical that the same batch mates, who used to frown upon me in college, are still stuck at Infosys, and I make that much money just through a Youtube channel that I started in college?
What makes me or any entrepreneur different? If I had to give my two cents on how to be successful -- well I can't say whether I am successful – I would say be happy and do what you want because that is what exactly I did. Of course, I won’t be telling you how to build a good product. You figure that out yourself.
What are the things that will take you towards success? Here’s my two bit.
Most of us fear upsetting the emotions of others. When we upset people, we’re compelled to justify ourselves. We yearn to win over our detractors. We seek everyone’s approval. And just one criticism among a hundred compliments burns into our brain like a cigarette. That’s actually a good sign. It means you’re not really an asshole. Just don’t be afraid to act like one where it matters.