As I approached 68 (2013), my son, Anand insisted that I had proven enough in my 45-year long career and it was time I took life a little easier; enjoy traveling (that I love) and social life.
Yet, I somehow wanted to contribute positively and was exploring my options. My son-in-law, Navin suggested that I should write and share my experiences, “being a self-made man, you should tell the next generation how you overcame various obstacles to reach this position, in both, business and social circles.”
He pointed out that while I was sharing my experiences with family and friends, as they approached me, a blog had the potential to take your voice to many, many more. He also insisted that I start mentoring youngsters who were new in their businesses.
I was convinced. I offered my services pro bono, as part of a Guidance Program. Also, I started writing on this blog, bringing out figments from my memory as experiences that might be of value to the readers here. My daughter Meeta is sweet enough to spare her time to edit what I write.
As a youngster, I thought one meal a day, one set of school uniform a year, a public place to study, lack of finance and basic shelter would keep me from achieving my dreams. To compensate, I started giving 110% of what was normally expected. Yes, 110% even in bad deeds! This worked.
The very limitations started inspiring me in different phases of my life – meritorious results in studies; strength to shoulder family responsibilities; satisfied employers; establishing a successful business of my own; and in my adventure trips and other travel plans.
Having done what I wanted to, I agreed it was time for me to expose myself! I felt, through this blog, I could and should share my expereinces. Hopefully, readers would find some bits useful and if not, they’d enjoy reading.
Look forward to interact with you.
heyyyyy you are truly inspiring, and pushpa aunty also . . . i would also like to thank you for sharing your stories and adventures, they are very refreshing simple crisp and good to read, and feel connected. keep it coming !!
pls share your experience once you are back – hopefully we will be able to carve time and courage sooooonnnn !!!
Courage of doing tizz is unbelievable
Awsum courage dadaji.. n dadi!!!
Thanks Mr Badri for your mail, I would hv love to join but I am going in Himalaya for a spiritual Treck hence Though Desire to join you but it possible. I also had visited with my three friends to Leh Ladak from pune in Maruti Ertiga. Do keep me posted on future for such drive. Wish you your parivar. Ekda.
If at all I knew of your plans earlier I would have postponed leaves and joined you instead of Russia.
But i am glad I will have someone to share 1st hand experience when I decide to do that 🙂
Bon Voyage….. !!
Curious for your pics, updates
Superb. Hats off to Mrs. Badri.