This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
In the interview, Mohan shared his family roots and connection to entrepreneurship. He shared many interesting stories from his experience as an entrepreneur – providing valuable lessons like how to hire well, how to delegate and scale, and the importance of trusting your intuition and following up. He also shares how he is a very simple man and finds valuable lessons from ancient 2000 year old classics like the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural from India.
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In the interview, Mohan shares
- I’m the first this generation to be in business in my entire family from both my mom and dad’s side.
- From a young age I used to see my grandfathers having lot of money, counting cash at end of the day, and this somehow made me get interested in business.
- I resigned in early 2009 and then I started my company in April, 2009 along with my longtime friend.
- I was earning very good, much it’s a very good lavish spending. I enjoying. . But the thing is you can’t see as a person, you cannot even more than 24 hours a day. So I believe on that since when I saw my grandparents. Okay, so they take even though, or they are in trading, if they want to take a leave or they want to take a risk, they can do easily
- I want to retire by 45 years, so that’s what my aim is to get 30 years. start a business, earn lot of money. Retire at 45 and enjoy life. Yeah.
- I’m a very minimal person, a frugal person. I don’t. spend that was much of money. Yeah. Okay. So my needs are very small and and also I can take risk since I am started from the lower level.
- So delegation is more important and we have to give freedom for them, and we have to give advice for them get work done.
- as an entrepreneur, if you are very much strong in sales and marketing, it’s very easy If you are a tech guy or a operational guy, if you don’t know sales and marketing then it’s very hard to sustain in the business.
- you have to delegate to a person who knows very good in sales and market. and you have to learn from them. , you should not just delegate. The sales and marketing is a different strategy.