I was just another engineering student from a lower-middle-class family with a big dream to become an entrepreneur. I had many friends who dreamed of the same.
They are all working in different IT companies in India and a few abroad. But I decided to stick on.
I had a beautiful girlfriend too. From my hometown. My college was in a different city which is 6 hours from my home.
My dad was a failed businessman. I witnessed his friends and relatives vanishing along with his business. My mom became super scared of the word “BUSINESS”.
I believed that it was money that separated us from my rich relatives and cousins. I never had many cousins to play with. It might be this thought, paved the foundation of my dreams. My dreams were surrounded by financial freedom.
Deep inside, A strong desire to rebuild everything we lost was growing. It got stronger everyday.
I used to read a lot. And a good friend of mine, Bishwas gave me a book. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki.
Man, I fell in love with his idea. I read many of his books after that.
A 9-5 won’t make me rich, I learned. But it was hard to convince my parents who are not well educated. More than that they are waiting for me to finish my studies to support the family.
I decided to stay loyal to my dreams.
Started my first company in my third year of engineering, Rubixoft Technologies LLP. A software development house building softwares and websites for businesses around the college.
Being a computer science engineering student with literally no experience in business or wealth creation, This was the only thing I could think of doing.
— No Money
— Zero Business Experience
— No Support
— Have To Take Care Of My Family
I just listened to my guts. My inner voice insisted me to continue.
I made some money building academic projects for my seniors. With all I have and some money collected from 2 other friends, We rented a small home for working.
Made them business partners. Haha. ?
Now you know my knowledge in business. We had big dreams, but. We tried building super cozy office space.
Hired few of my juniors & some good folks I met from different coding hackathons. We made some money in the early stage.
We took a bigger Office. Office kept growing. Not our bank balance. LOL!
More projects? Ok. Get more staff.
On one fine evening, Indian govt banned currencies. Businesses collapsed!
I couldn’t save the company and the people. 🙁
Tough times. I moved back to Kerala, my hometown. I tried continuing business in Kerala. But it didn’t work as expected. I had already lost hope. We were all tired. We didn’t had enough energy or motivation for a fresh start.
These were the days I had struggled the most in my life.
Broke. Tired. Directionless.
Tried several things. I had small wins. I started getting some money from google Adsense. And I started making some money from affiliate marketing. But all these were very less. It only helped me keep floating. I had nothing to support my family when they needed the most.
& the marriage happened during these days. I still cannot remember this without pain.
I was very frustrated and depressed.
I need a change. I decided to fly. No idea where. Borrowed some money from my mom’s sister. Flew to Dubai the very next week. It was the easiest destination.
Everyone told me “it’s a bad idea, It’s very difficult to find a job in Dubai now”. But I didn’t follow their opinion. I followed my inner voice. This is the quality I like about me the most. I don’t give a damn about opinions. I do what I feel like doing.
GOOD OR BAD. I AM 100%, A PRODUCT OF MY DECISIONS. AND I AM PROUD OF IT.
Finding a job wasn’t difficult for me because of my experience. Probably, Finding a job was the easiest thing I have ever done with my life.
I got 2 jobs in the first week. In Tranetech & AGBL. I decided to work with AGBL, A French company headquartered in Dubai for decent pay.
I had many good experiences in AGBL. But my books keep reminding me “A JOB IS STILL A JOB” and I was scared about this.
I was searching for business opportunities. Robert Kiyosaki had praised network marketing in his books and I wanted to give it a try. I started doing business with QNET, which was very active there in Dubai.
I was doing good. And I started making money again. This time I started growing my bank balance too. Haha.
That was a new hope. The past business has made me a good salesman, as well. I mastered closing deals real quick. I grew a good-sized team too, faster than most of them.
This gave me a good credibility among my uplines, downlines and even crosslines.
And I lost interest in job very quick.
The super smart HR manager noticed it even before me. She called me and asked about it. I told her I am leaving the job.
Now, I am a full-time network marketer.
I felt super awesome. I felt like I am the smartest guy in my friend circle. Yaaayyy!
I was earning well. I made a decent amount of money. Now I wanted to genuinely help a lot of people whom I truly love.
My brother-in-law. He was the one who was taking care of me when I reached Dubai with empty hands. I know his sufferings too. I shared the opportunity.
He joined the business. But didn’t work. He started just by seeing me succeeding. And couple of other friends too. But not many succeeded. Then, I realized. This is not for everyone. It works for only people with sales skills and of course a thick skin.
It didn’t last long. I realized the top leaders are not earning as much as they show off. It’s show business. Fake it till you make it, My upline advised.
Oops.. I won’t continue this business longer. I decided on that day.
But then I will have to leave the whole team. The people who started the business believing me. Not everyone was making money. Only the ones with salesmanship survived. Rest needs a lot of support.
I have to take a strong decision. If I continue, I will be bringing a lot more people to the bandwagon.
All these made me frustrated. I started feeling guilty.
I called my Dad. Dad, I am thinking of coming back. What’s your opinion? I asked. The poor guy replied “You know things better. You are more educated. You decide what is good for you.”
And the next day, I am in India. I don’t know whether it was good or bad. But nobody though it would be this fast.
Back to Zero, AGAIN!
I was selling luxury watches + business opportunity worth 7200$ (approx 1,50,000 INR) to strangers on their face in a matter of few hours. Actually, I wasn’t selling them watches, but dreams.
QNET had molded me to a better salesman. Also, I have listened to 100s of people for hours, One-On-One during closing. They shared their life, stories, ego, frustrations, dreams, deep secrets. This is the best thing I got from QNET. I am more confident.
I know people better NOW.
QNET taught me it’s the sales, which brings more money to table. I started growing an interest in sales, marketing and human psychology. I invested in learning.
In the same time, I started building a new software company, Socialhoox Technologies Pvt Ltd along with a co-founder. We are building a SaaS tool in social media analytics space.
Invested more time on affiliate marketing to meet my expenses and support the family. It worked pretty well this time. I started seeing real money. Haha.
I was looking for solutions to sell more stuffs in clickbank. And I saw people on youtube talking about funnels.
Came to know about sales funnels. It’s an entirely different world. Invested in The One Funnel Away Challenge to learn sales funnels from Russell Brunson. And this changed my life, I should say.
OMG! What and amazing program.
Being a web developer, I shouldn’t say this. But guys, Websites are almost dead. It is no good for sales anymore. We need funnels.
Now I have a clear picture of what I am doing & I know what should be done. But it took me years.
I am also building an online community to help people live a truly Internet Lifestyle. Yes. I am excited!
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