I’m back with another very inspiring interview in your favorite #IconsAround series. And this is very special for me. Because I met this person during a Kolkata Tweetup in 2010 when I first started using Social Media. Since then I am blessed to have this person as a friend. Though I couldn’t meet this person face-to-face in all these years, but following him online daily. I’ve observed closely over the years how that law student I had met over coffee, has grown into an inspiring Entrepreneur spreading legal education among masses. Beyond legal education, his posts inspire people to do what they love. But above all, if you get to talk to this person, you’ll learn what humility is all about. Keep reading.
Imagine that you are a blogger and one fine morning you wake up and find that one of your most popular blog posts isn’t showing its images. You search for the images in your server, your hard disk … but you can’t find the images there! And as the images are related to the content of the blog post, you can’t replace those with new images either. What would you do?
Though I am using and teaching Social Media for years, but I must admit that I was not a big fan of analytics. But trust me that was due to my immaturity. For quite some time I started understanding that it’s absolutely essential to analyze the performance of our online content to make it more effective and get best ROI. Though I made it a habit to start checking Google Analytics and Facebook Page Insights, but I ignored Twitter Analytics until now (and that was real foolish step from me as I have 10,000+ followers on Twitter).
I guess you know how much I love movies! While most people watch movies for Entertainment and others think that movies are waste of time, I watch movies to learn life lessons too. Infact I’ve learned many valuable lessons from different movies I watched. Wish I could share all those lessons with you (may be I will someday). But today let me share lessons from 3 South Indian movies I watched recently – Kick, Nayak and Mirchi. Keep reading, I am sure you’d love it.
Why most people are afraid to dream big? Because they are scared – ‘what if I dream big but fail to achieve that?’. Why most people are settling for a life less than what they deserve? Because they are afraid to encounter the inevitable failures that actually are the stepping-stones towards their best lives – their success. Let me introduce a person to you today, who’ll not only inspire you to dream big, but also will give you the courage to handle failure with a smile. Sandeep Kedia – the guy who started as an Entrepreneur at the tender age of 17, inspired millions (including me), touched pinnacle of success; but most importantly he handled failure with equal grace. I met this guy more than 5 years back. We worked in the same mission. I learned a lot from him. I don’t know exactly when he became a great friend of mine. Long wanted to share his story. Luckily he agreed to share his experience with you today. So let me just hand over it to him.
Life teaches us lessons every moment, isn’t it? If we are willing, we can learn from anyone and anything – from nature, the books we read, movies we watch, people we encounter, experiences we face. Though I believe that everyone learns best from their own experiences, but if we take some time to share what we are learning, it might make someone else’s journey a bit easier. That’s what I do, that’s what my purpose is. And in this post I’ve compiled different lessons of life, business and social media I’ve learned in my journey. Instead of writing only long paragraphs on the lessons, I’m sharing these lessons as inspiring photo quotes. Keep it on your phone or computer, pin it, share it, send it to someone who is in need of that particular lesson right now.
Yesterday when I read that Amway India CEO was again arrested, I couldn’t postpone writing about it anymore. Until and unless Indian people become aware of the truths about this industry, even legitimate Direct Selling companies and their distributors will keep facing legal problems. And that’s bad news for common people. Oh! By the way I am not associated with Amway in any way, never has been. But I am with this industry for last 7+ years, as a distributor and also as an industry advocate and educator. And the way this industry has impacted my life, I feel it as my obligation to stand beside any legitimate company in this industry, in such troubling time.
How can I not write about this crazy man with white long beard, when the motto of my blog is ‘live your best life’? Who else can inspire us better than Rabindranath Tagore, to live our best lives? I listen to Rabindrasangeet sometimes, honestly not much. I read many of his writings, but honestly not all. I can’t claim myself a Rabindranath expert, but the little I got to know about this person in my life, the philosophy of life I got to read in his writings or listen in his songs, literally gave me the courage to follow my heart and live my best life. Forgive me for saying this, but right here in West Bengal, where he was born,most people are very passionate & proud about discussing his work, but very few actually follow his philosophies to improve their lives. My purpose of writing this post is to remind you about those philosophies, that can really transform your life.