A cup of Candid – with The Business Den: Nilesh Waghchoude, Success Coach and Author of ‘4 Easy Steps to Switch from Job to Successful Entrepreneurship’ on his new book and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur
What inspires you to get to work each day?
Creating a positive difference in someone else life. I strive to get better every day to help more people succeed in their personal life, professional life, financial life and business. I enjoy all the hard work and appreciate all the failures I have to go through to become better every day. When you know that you are working on a project that can potentially improve the lives of thousands of people it is indeed a great responsibility as well as pleasure. This is the entrepreneurial spirit; every entrepreneur needs it to succeed in his/her adventure.
What do you work toward in your free time?
Continuous self-improvement. For your life to get better, you have to get better. It’s that simple. In my free time, I work on sharpening the business skills, investment skills and many other aspects of personal and business development.
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Many people such as Buddha, Dalai Lama, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Ratan Tata, Richard Branson etc. The list is long. However, what I do is when I need inspiration in particular aspect of my life or business, I search for successful people in that arena and learn from them. That’s the source of motivation for me.
To what do you most attribute your success? What would you say are the five key elements for succeeding in business and life?
Make It Happen attitude. Many times, you will not have enough resources or knowledge to proceed further in life or business however you have to use the Make it Happen attitude to figure out the next best step and keep moving forward, no matter what and ultimately you will make big progress by taking those small next steps every single day. Not every time we have all the skills those are necessary to achieve what we want. However, that is not something that should stop you. Learn what you don’t know. Take help from other people, ask questions, read books, visit new places. Do anything and everything to gain those missing skills.
Tell us something about your book.
I feel sad, bad and helpless after seeing working professionals who are not happy in their jobs. These people work very hard, devote most part of their life for their employers but at the end of the day; they are tired and not happy about their life. There is no passion and purpose in their life. They go for the jobs they do not like any more, work with people that they do not like and follow the boss they rarely agree with. For years, I was looking for some compatible solution to help them. After years’ worth of study and experience, it became clear to me that all those people who are stuck in the jobs and looking for change, need to SWITCH from Job to Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship can be the healthy way forward. It can give them freedom, sense of purpose, sense of fulfilment and in most cases, best financial returns. However, the journey of SWITCHING job to Successful entrepreneurship is not easy. There are numerous challenges faced by these budding entrepreneurs. I have personally experienced most of these challenges before I became a Successful Author, International Speaker and Branding Expert. To help you further, I managed to identify four EASY STEPS to SWITCH from Job to Successful Entrepreneurship. These steps are so easy to learn and follow that anyone can use it. You can learn more in details in this book. By using these steps, you will be able to say good-bye to your job and boss. You can live your dream life. In this intensive book, I will give you those crucial strategies, which will help you to achieve your dream of Switching from Job to Successful Entrepreneurship. You will Progress Faster on this journey.
With the onset of the artificial intelligence revolution, do you think the coaching landscape will change?
I don’t think so because we as a human being have natural need to connect with other human beings. Coaching is about creating a positive difference using that human connection. In fact due to overuse or misuse of technology people now a days feel more insecure and they have this unfulfilled need of real human connection. Coaching will strive forever. Artificial intelligence can improve our lives however it cannot replace the human need of belonging and connection.
What’s the one interview question you would ask before hiring an employee?
What is your Real Dream? I ask this to all the employees I hire because that gives me sense of their openness, creativity, passion and purpose. If I feel I can help them get what they want they will feel more empowered and happy while doing their job in my organisation. It’s win-win situation for both of us. I want happy employees rather than unhappy workers. I think that makes sense.
What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Sense of Freedom. Entrepreneurs by far the happiest species because they feel this sense of freedom and happiness that comes with it. It is hard work to channelize that freedom in certain positive direction however it is definitely worth it rather than working on the job you don’t like, working for someone who you don’t like and supporting someone else make profits while you get paid minimum salary which only makes sure that you will stick around the company.
Lastly, share with us one thing that not many people know about you.
Amongst all the disabilities, I am bit more sensitive about vision disabilities in people. Our life is short and we travel through this life on earth. If we can’t see how beautiful this earth is, our journey is not full of all the experiences. We will miss out many beautiful things that can only be sensed via vision. I am working on starting an Eye Foundation to provide vision to all those people. My heart cries out for visually challenged people.
ABOUT SUCCESS COACH NILESH
Internationally acclaimed Author & Branding Expert, Success Coach Nilesh (aka Nilesh Waghchoude), from UK (and a Puneite), after organizing several workshops on ‘How to become a Successful Entrepreneur’, has now penned another book, “4 Easy Steps TO Switch FROM Job to SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP”. Published by Vishwakarma Publications, this is perhaps the first and most practical book ever created to help one carefully switch from a job to becoming a successful entrepreneur.