I seriously have spent a good part of this weekend writing and deleting posts this weekend. Nothing that I came up with was interesting or honest enough. Half-baked stories would be typed upon the screen and then deleted for lacking conviction. So I decided to write about the truest version possible and tell you about this inability to tell you what’s happening.
Now this is no indication of how eventful life is these days. On the contrary, lots is happening. The husband and I spent the weekend looking at courses to study in our respective fields. He being a CA has decided to do a CFA (finally, after endless deliberation and I’m so proud of him) and I booked myself in several photography and screen writing courses and workshops across different schools in Mumbai which will start, staggered, over the next few months.
I had a meeting with a prospective client who runs a sports education company and wanted my inputs on devising a marketing and social media plan. Now he has a great startup story. Full of ambiguity – just the kind that inspires me these days. He upped and left a brilliant consulting job with the single idea of starting off a business ‘around kids and sports’. That’s it. That was his idea. The length and breadth of it.
3 years later he’s working on V.352891 of this business and raking in a few crores as a result. He has a wide base of schools enrolled in his venture. It’s a great business idea based on developing a holistic sports curriculum for kids in Indian schools as well as building and identifying sports talent in schools. I loved the idea and the spirit of this founder, so, even though I couldn’t play a sport to save my life (but now I know its the curriculum to blame!) – I’ve still decided to think about it and share a few ideas on what we could do together to build their brand and raise awareness for the initiative.
I also met a few friends over this weekend – all of whom who are doing really well in their jobs, but want to leave them at the same time. Later, accidentally I also tripped onto this online TVF feature called Pitchers, which is about a bunch of guys leaving their jobs to start off on their own.
All a bit serendipitous, don’t you think?
I think I’m on the right track. Just need to fix the ‘write’ track.
Will be back tomorrow.