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I Am...

I always believe in the saying, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." I greatly put this as my life's philosophy; to serve others and give back to the community.
I'm currently a volunteer at vision Australia as a community technology specialist for those with visual impairment.

I was not smart, I failed a lot, and had to retake lot of major subjects in the university. Finally in 2015, I achieved my Bachelors in Electronics Engineering. I carried on to be a multi-level marketer during college days to help me come up with my university allowance and eventually, it paved way for self-development and opened my mind to ideas. Our thoughts are like magnets, we attract what we think of.

I also co-founded Food4Needy, a service that delivers unused, edible goods from establishments to those in need. Currently, I'm working now on Jobdrafts with which we aim going to disrupt the online recruitment world to help people get employed.

Come and follow my journey, and together "Let us change The world, One Person at a Time." - Kayvan Mirabel

This Is How My Typical Day Looks Like

Imagine sleeping somewhere between 1 AM and 3 AM everyday as my mind is always busy searching for knowledge and ideas.  

I'm an Introvert and spend most of my time alone at room researching and reading books about business and self-development. I do this constantly for the need to improve, build my personality, to keep my positive attitude going, and finally achieve my vision some day.

PS: I'm a solid gamer play regularly on my mobile phone and Xbox to relax my mind.

What Keeps Me Awake

I can't keep my mind off 'Jobdrafts', the startup we're building. I am currently focusing on polishing our concept. Our aim is to improve/disrupt the human resource/online job portal sector to create a new and improved way for job search.

Startup Struggle

It has been a really tough journey, the past co-founders and my team decided to leave and focus fully on their careers. It took a break of nearly a year as I was really down and had negative emotions set in. The following clouded my mind, "I can't do this alone, team building takes a lot of time and without a team, I'm doomed".

I had to push myself, pray to God, focused on my vision and the burning desire in my heart. I simply had to get up and try again, learnt lessons from the past, and that propelled me to begin again with more wisdom.

Remember to push yourself as no one is going to do it for you.

Tools I Love

Laptop, pen/paper, and travel journal are imperative. I'm old fashioned most of the time except when it comes to online research. Initially, I would conceptualize and design on paper, and mostly take down notes in my journal as you might catch an idea one day that will spark your startup.

My Favorite Entrepreneur

It has to be Jack Ma as he is someone who proves no matter what your education or family background is, if you really want to achieve your dream then nothing can stop you. One of his advices helped me pursue my startup vision:

"Where there is Problems and Complains there is Opportunity." - Jack Ma

Let Me Share A Hack With You

Have a whiteboard or planner to keep track of your tasks/priorities and schedules. It would really help a lot if you list down your goals and targets; daily, weekly and monthly.

Future Of The Indian Startup Ecosystem

India has one of the tech startups segment. I believe we must inspire, educate and help each other. We need to work together and create innovative solutions to growing needs and problems.

You may not change the whole world, but if you help someone you might mean the whole world to them.

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About Shubham Kumar

Founder @StartupTalky. IIT KGP grad. Learner. Dedicated to the service of the startup Ecosystem. Love meeting people. Let's connect - [email protected]
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