“𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧, 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧, 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮.”
It was only 2 years ago that I wasn’t ethical about things I wanted to accomplish, wasn’t diligent, and you might say that I had no purpose in life.
But then something shifted within me; it was as if a bolt of lightning had stuck inside me, creating this immense energy that drove my body, and honestly, as cliché as it may seem, everything changed.
Hello, I’m Palak Kotak. I’m an inspiring and budding entrepreneur who wants to share with you how getting one step closer to my mission in life moved me forward.
Now, let’s talk about the lightning that changed me forever –
I was involved in every activity related to business and entrepreneurship that I could possibly imagine in my first year at NIRMA UNIVERSITY but something was missing–I failed to take action and execute things that I had learned.
As for my second year, it was a bit better than the first as I introduced a cultural club at my university in the third semester and led over 40 students.
The main story began as I entered my fourth semester and at the university, I participated in E-HACKATHON as a pharmacy student and was assigned to 2nd position, subsequently I applied to many incubators for incubation support and was offered incubation support from one of the renowned incubators and was provided pre-incubation support from GUSEC, but as a non-technical person with little expertise in computer science or tech,
As for my idea, I had to drop it; that is the lightning stroke I described that became my driving force; I started learning new things at every moment of the day, taking more than 10 online courses about business and digital marketing on platforms like Coursera, Udemy, and courses from brands like Deepak Kanakaraju, Sorav Jain, and Digital Pratik Ankur Warikoo.
What was most important was that I could not only learn but apply things as well. Every minute of my day was spent learning something,
Went on to learn WordPress, using digital marketing automation tools (Pabbly, Zapier), used email marketing tools (MailChimp, ConvertKit), used course creation platforms (New Zenler), experimented with Canva.
These skills will certainly help me to either become an entrepreneur/startup or help me in setting up my startup.
It will fulfill my MOTIVATION to share this story if even one person can learn that they CAN DO THIS TOO if I CAN do it.
We will celebrate your journey together if you share your journey below.😃