My name is Gary Sanet. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I have already told you my name – Thats the WHO. The WHERE can most readily be described as a virtual prison that I put myself a little over year ago. But there’s a vast difference between being stuck in a tiny cell and being in a prison. The WHAT is easy. Recently I planned and set in motion the events to execute the perfect business model. That’s also the WHEN. As for the WHY – beyond the obvious financial motivation, its exceedingly simple – Because I CAN. Which leaves us only with the HOW and therein as this part will tell us lies my story.
Almost 2 years back when I was in the 2nd year of my Engineering, I registered my own company – Fedobe Solutions Pvt Ltd. Almost 1 year back I made it clear about my intentions of not going for job. Well my engineering is now over and I guess the time has to come to make the final call.
Today is 11.11.11 and as of writing this (at 11.11 am) … I am finally a fulltime ENTREPRENEUR and I hereby proclaim that I am about to change the entire Start-Up environment of my state with intent of turning the general mindset of our current education system from a job-seeking one to a job-giving one.
In other words, I AM ABOUT TO CREATE A GROUP OF COMPANIES.
It Takes 6 Years To Become An Overnight Success
When it comes to entrepreneurship, I cannot stress anymore that nothing is as simple as it looks and it takes years of consistent and planned effort to make your dreams come true.
You now know my name but not my story. You’ve heard what I have done but not what I have been through. And it is very important that you understand that it took me 6 years to become an “overnight success”. And if you are planning to do something similar then lemme remind you – Rome was NOT built in a day
Theres always 2 sides of a story – The first one is what everyone thinks happened, and the other is what really happened
Journey Of My Failures
To some people having your own company, being your own boss and working your own hours might be somewhat similar to the definition of success. And thats exactly what I am doing right now. So now you might call me successful but I DONT because I have FAILED to achieve every single target that I have set so far.
After the 1st year of my Engineering I bought myself a Nokia N95. FYI, back in those days it used to be the best phone available.
The Untold Story – When I started blogging after class 10th exams I had planned to buy my own phone before college (12th). Well I was late by over 3 years to achieve this one !!!
After the 2nd year of my Engineering I bought my own cloud server from Rackspace. FYI it is one of the best ever and the most scalable server you can use.
The Untold Story – Before I was able to afford my own cloud server I had to slog through the horrors of shared servers. The actual target was to buy my own cloud server before entering engineering. Well this time too I was 2 years behind my schedule.
After the 3rd year of my Engineering I bought a Yamaha YZF R15. FYI it still is one of the best bike here in India.
The Untold Story – My actual plan was to enter my engineering college with my own bike. And yet again I failed. It took me 3 years of freelancing before I could afford my own bike.
After the 4th year of Engineering, I am now a fulltime Entrepreneur finally running my own company – Fedobe Solutions Pvt Ltd.
The Untold Story – The actual plan was to have the 4Cs i.e. to take the Campus recruitment drive of my own Company to my own College in my own Car. And yet again I failed
The Point Of No Return
There’s a huge difference between registering a company and building a sustainable and scalable business. And your journey to success gets worse before it becomes better. And right at that moment you get to choose between the 2 options – on one hand you will have an easy way out and on the other will be your dreams. Soon enough you will realize that entrepreneurship is about working 16 hours a day for yourself just so that you dont have to work 8 hours a day for someone else. And when you keep on moving forward towards your dreams inspite of all this, thats when you have reached your POINT OF NO RETURN.
And Then It Gets Better …
Well being stubborn about your dreams is definitely gonna help here. And once you reach your point of no return, you will realize that nothing beats the feeling of being the owner of ur very own company.
Whats Next ???
History doesn’t necessarily repeats itself but it sure does rhyme. If you have come this far then, I might have something that would interest you. Over the next 1 year I will be building an Incubator targeted for web based entrepreneurs. Now if you are someone stubborn enough to follow your dreams and you fall into the category of either a Blogger, Designer or Developer then feel free to join us in our endeavor to start-up a group of companies.
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