In my early days of teens, my body was so thin that I did not like to go in public because of the fear that people will ask me, “For how many years have you been fasting?” I never liked giving answer to that question because I used to eat healthy food in good quantity but perhaps my body didn’t know how to make muscles out of it. It was my body, not me ?
In other areas of life, I was okay at academics. Average at sports. I was not doing badly but I was not super-successful either.
Did my thin body and being average have anything in common? Well, maybe
For the first 25 years of my life, I used to believe that I had to live with the thin body which I was “given”, even though my fascination was a masculine body. Then I came across a thought from Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Was it just imagination? Could I do it if I imagine it?
I imagined getting better at databases & within about eight months of conviction, intentional focus, rigorous practice and perseverance, I started being recognized as one of the best SQL Server experts in the company I was employed with and at one point of time, I was topper in online SQL Server examinations in my state.
Thinness of my body didn’t matter now. My colleagues knew that if they had any database problem, I’d solve it. They could depend on me.
For me, this was the first taste of success that I created myself and time started to change.
I continued to pump some iron and stay pumped up. Eventually I realized that I am also capable of building anything I can imagine. I imagined building a business and I built . I imagined building biceps and I build myself.
Both Biceps and Business demand conviction, intentional focus, rigorous practice and perseverance. I am fortunate enough to take pride in practicing these characteristics daily in every task I undertake. Small or big. Easy or hard. Important or urgent.
I often say that, “Intentional Perseverance overpowers talent”, meaning that an individual is capable of building anything one could imagine, visualize and convert it into reality. Being very thin and shy in my mid twenties, I transformed myself into a stronger and well-built guy. I am firm believer that if your core values and fundamentals are strong then path of life becomes easier to read upon.
If a ordinary guy like me can build biceps then others can do a lot many other things.
It doesn’t matter what others think, It’s what I believe in that matters. Instead of focusing on the Problem, I always focus on finding the Solution.
I strongly recommend that all the communication problems are because we don’t listen to understand, we listen to react.
I also Believe in Winning People instead of defeating them.
I was always fascinated by strongly built People as building biceps was one of my passions from a very young age. But at 25, I realized that I can build biceps of my own and I started believing in myself and started working towards it. It required a lot of hard work and discipline, which is very important, because there is no substitute for both.
I am very passionate about sports and action-thriller movies. I make friends very easily but seek bonds from a few, who can actually read my mind well. ?
Inspiration is not something which compels you to seek but it certainly motivates you or gives you the direction to go in. In many cases it also gives you the reason to think. It rises from within most of times ?
Honestly, there is no single person who is most inspiring to me but I take lessons from my family, great leaders and entrepreneurs of the world and many a times from day to day experiences which keep me driving through.
I strongly believe that there are a few paths which you need to walk alone.
As adding zero to any number increases its value, I co-founded Space-O with a clear conviction that I wanted to make difference in other people’s lives by providing value added projects to clients and evoking a value of belongingness and satisfaction in the team working with me. It is what I call “esprit de corps” The motto I believe in is “WINNING PEOPLE rather than DEFEATING THEM”, who are none other than clients, the team working with me and society at large
Richard Branson said that “If you are not making difference in someone’s lives then you should not be doing business”.
Space-O was started with a single vision that we wanted to make some difference in other people’s lives by making qualitative & innovative products to customers and by giving freedom, working environment and feeling of self-belongings to team.
If both, the customers and the employees have clear paths in front of them, where they can fulfil their end results or dreams, then there could be nothing better than that.
Often people ask me as to what specific role I am Playing being a technological head and when I see myself dealing with my team, my colleagues and my customers, I can easily say that I am playing the role of a brick fixer, who just sees the missing brick in the wall and immediately work towards fixing it.
I love to work with my team and clients both and have always looked for the missing bricks in the wall, which may come forth either in terms of advice or training, consultation and much more.
I am a leader who is more passionate about “People Management”.
Out of the many areas of “People Management“, I am more into the Software Delivery Part which is the core in any Software Industry and which is run by People.
Training, Technology and Development are the areas which are core to People Management and that is where I play a pivotal role, leading my team from the front to accomplishments. My core belief is: “Leaders always eat last“.