He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 12, by selling medical instruments. So calling him a startup enthusiast will be an understatement. Today he is the Co-Founder of a tremendously successful company, and in between there has been an eventful journey. He is one of the pillars of Hestabit Technologies and contributes in the capacity of Chief Marketing Officer.
Being an introvertish child he was more of an observer and was sensitized to his surroundings. These traits shaped up his values and motivation, which today can be seen in his work ethic and also in the way Hestabit functions.
Amusingly, he changed 9 schools over the course of his schooling. Though, it gave him the opportunity to blend into different environments at a very young age.
I experienced so many environments and observed so many people at a young age. In retrospect, I think it took away my inhibitions, and later on in life, I could face situations that were stranger to me, without any discomfort. This helped me a lot during my days of Network Marketing.
He got involved in Network Marketing during the 2nd year in college. With his innate ability to sell, he succeeded as a Network Marketer. More importantly, he understood the gamut of marketing and realized the value of being a people person. Essentially, he is a people person and encourages all to be one.
It’s important to not let your competitive instincts come in the way of your professional relationships.
According to him, this is the secret behind a conducive environment, where people respect one another’s skills and abilities and are equally confident of their own. In such an environment, the right people work on the right things, and teams are able to work cross-functionally.
The respect comes naturally when there is a considerable age-gap among colleagues, but how you cultivate an amicable relationship with your peers, is something that truly nurtures the professional within you.
From the standpoint of entrepreneurship, he maintains that people should be market-ready as soon as they can. They mustn’t be speculative and should face the first wave of market resistance. This is how one can disrupt an industry, and this is what the journey of innovation is all about.
Entrepreneurship requires flexibility, a malleable mindset. No matter how well you strategize, things will not always go exactly as planned. You need to rethink your strategy and adapt when life throws a curveball at you. There is no place for rigidity or stubbornness, within the ecosystem of Startups.
Amidst the euphoria of startups, people are committing to entrepreneurship without understanding the essence of it. In this context, he believes that an entrepreneur is a personality type in herself/himself, and people must assess their lifestyle and choices which they have made, to figure out whether they fall into this personality type or not.
According to him, an entrepreneur is someone who can handle a wide spectrum of situations and come up with winning strategies or solutions, on both personal and professional fronts. He feels that reading books is a prerequisite for aspiring entrepreneurs, as it enhances your life experiences.
Entrepreneurs are intrinsically problem solvers, in every aspect of life. Their work ethic revolves around this very characteristic. This is how they create value for customers. Sustainable growth is attained when you understand, measure, and improve the value your company delivers to customers.
He is truly a person of great integrity and vision, invaluable to the success of Hestabit.