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How I became an Entrepreneur..

How I became an Entrepreneur….: A story of 13 year child.

My mother always liked to make her morning tea with fresh milk. And as a child I had taken most of her this habit. I still remember when as a school going 13 year old kid living in Jabalpur city, 365 days of the year my day would start at 6:30 am (except for the days I fell sick or pretend to be sick). A Milk Dairy which was 3 km away was used to close at 7 am, therefore everyday I was made to get up at 6:30 am to go and get fresh buffalo milk for Mom’s morning tea. So I will take my 24 inch bicycle on which my legs will desperately try to reach out for pedals and be on the task each morning.

It was not that we could not get milk delivered at home early or my mother was trying to make a saving on milk expense. On the other hand this was most inconvenient way of getting milk and also per litter price paid for milk was bit higher as it was pure milk.I, as person responsible for this duty everyday (while everyone at home leisurely enjoying their sleep) tried my level best to convince Mom against this. And each time I did so, my Mom convinced me why milk from Dairy was better, purer and healthier option for her. As a kid I could never understand her logic to make me go through this daily ritual.

Story is not over yet, almost on every Sunday and during school holidays, I was given one more task by her in the morning. Once I had my morning glass of milk, I would be made to go to the Thok Sabjee Mandi (wholesale vegetable market) and shop for fresh vegetables. So, I will cycle for 3.5 km with handmade cloth begs to Bazar, carefully pick fresh vegetables from the pile of veggies and bargain the rates with Sabjjiwala (vegetable vendor). I was not allowed to pay for coriander, mint, mithi neem leaf bunch, lemons, ginger or green chillies. So once money is paid for bought veggies, I will request each vendor to give me FREE lemon, chilli etc.

And this routine lasted almost for 3 years without any break and was only broken after my father was transferred to small village and we shifted to new place with him.

This strict regime of my mother indirectly seeded the discipline, punctuality in me and made me work hard at one hand but on the other hand taught me early lessons of being a negotiator, a buyer and a customer, who always want more from his seller. No wonder I ended up making my successful career as salesman and eventually turned out in an entrepreneur.

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    Very true, its the value system our parents inculcated in those early years which will stay with us throughout our life.

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Sanjeev Singhai

Sanjeev Singhai

My superpower is my attitude towards life...

I am a professional with high engineering & technical aptitude and great friendliness for technology.I usually speak my mind and am driven by my intuitive gut feelings. I can be best defined as a creator, dreamer and mentor who focuses on simple solutions in day to day business with keen eye on opportunities.I began my journey as a Showroom Salesman, while I was in 2nd year of my graduation in year 1984. Graduated in Economics in 1986. Later competed Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.Paved through my way to be a top executive, who is today rated among the top Marketing, Media and Advertising professionals of India. Operating from Mumbai, I work for Buchanan Group as Director for Indian Subcontinent and also own Sanjeev Digital LLP, www.IndiaConnector.comI am blessed with a closed knit family - loving wife Neeta, daughter Noopur and son Sarhtak. I am driven by spirits of giving back to society particularly by educating future generations and focusing my efforts in rebuilding a School at Bamhni Bajar, Mandla and Seva Bharti managed Orphanage and School at Jabalpur.