I had a decent job at a Tech Startup where I looked over marketing and branding for the company. I was happy.
But in 2017, they started giving me projects which were not about marketing or branding. So I began to lose interest in the job.
I learned that Data Science was the hottest job to have, so I started learning it. But it was a fail too because I was not INTERESTED in it at all.
So I started helping out people from different Slack communities, LinkedIn, and Facebook Groups for FREE!
I helped them with SEO, Marketing Automation, Social Media Marketing, setting up different tools for them, and so on. I loved it!
Then I realized I had to leave this Tech Startup for a marketing agency and so I did.
In July 2017, I joined a marketing agency. I was happy again that I joined the agency.
But that was not it, the agency had a lot of problems. They were asking me to do sales and expected me to complete sales targets.
Moreover, the company had a lot of internal problems and a lot of people were leaving the company.
I too had to leave it in 2 months.
This time I had no job, I was slightly regretting leaving that Tech Startup and was skeptical about getting a new job ever in my life again.
At this point, I was still helping people from all over the world for FREE to get myself the authority I wanted. But I knew, this was not enough.
Then one day, I was just going through Facebook and saw a job post from Nihar, that his company is looking for a Social Media Marketer.
I immediately replied with my name and then he set up a meeting with me and Mohit.
That was a huge turning point which changed everything.
In Aug 2017 and the guys at Nilgiri Social took me in as a Partner in the company!!
Since then, the life has been an exponential graph for me with Time and Happiness as the two axes.
In 2017, I personally helped around 150+ businesses in the world for FREE. This gave me enough authority I wanted.
I've been at Nilgiri Social for a year now, and the journey been insanely amazing for me.
One of the greatest thing happened yesterday when we were called by IIT Bombay to pitch in for a product of ours which they loved and wanted to have in Mood Indigo!!
And this is not even the ultimate thing yet. I didn't come this far to only come this far.
I believe that your biggest vulnerability is your current success.
I tell you guys, the only thing which kept me going is, me doing the one thing that I love which is Marketing.
Even though I didn't have a perfect job, I found a way to keep doing the things that I love.
People always come to me and ask they want to do something, but don't have enough experience to do it.
And there is only one advise I give them, is that you do it for FREE. Because that's the thing which is going to give you the authority and will definitely benefit you in the long run.
A recent post by David Rock on his Instagram inspired me to share this