My wife keeps asking this question to me, time and again.I always saw you enjoying what you do, and also most of the things you have done so far, you have done by choice,then why is it that you get tensed,worried,and even pressurised,with the same work you enjoy doing?
Paradoxical? I dont know.But somewhere what she says,is true.There is an element of contradiction betweeen doing something which you love doing,and doing it big,commercially.Isn't it ? A lot of people,will not like the word commercially along with"love doing",I understand that.But what I meant was, if the platform is business,and the passion transforms itself into a corporate,then, this"commercial" issue comes in, isn't it ?
Yes,I am passionate about driving the youth of today through technology and newgen alternative education,which is work oriented.This passion made me define,what I had called software finishing school in 1996.Then,I did research,and found that most forms of education needs it today.So, we created Knowledge Finishing School System,a technology based tool to help guide the above.
But it became a big subject.It grew.Businesses grew.Money management came in.To push research and quality,you needed more money.The source of the money,was only the passion.Which was perhaps not able to generate that kind of money needed to corporatise and seize the opportunity.So, I started pushing the apple cart, as my source of money was only ONE.
Now, can you see, how ,my wife's question is becoming relevant.There are other ways and means to resolve it,which I will not use.So, the financial system available in the initial days of growth is Banks,Investors,and the like,and ofcourse the business you do.With these 3 avenues,you need to do everything, growth, research, investments,hiring the best talent, everything.So, the worry,the pressure,etc.etc.
Today,when I look back at those days of contradiction,I feel,it was worth it.It was tough to sail through,but once you do, you are really and totally in control.
Its my time now,to dedicate my balance life fully to my passion.