The day I gave up corporate. I have never told this story to anyone. It was pretty embarrassing back in 2018.
Now just a fond memory.
I left my 9 to 5 back in 2018, November. But I didn't leave the job for entrepreneurship. I wanted to give it another try.
I had applied to a great position and was very hopeful. I travelled.
The call was set for 19th November, 2018. I traveled to Delhi, 600 kms from Lucknow. As I stood before the office, suited up and with all my docs, I received an SMS.
' Your interview has been cancelled'
I was saddened. This wasn't supposed to happen.
This wasn't a part of the plan...
Dejected, I sat in the metro, going back to the bus station. I was scrolling on Instagram and saw a post ' You NEED to ask for help sometime' it said.
Coincidentally, the next station was Rajeev Chowk, my mentor sat in a coworking space there. I knew I couldn't start this alone. I texted him
'Man, I need help'
And so my journey began. One rejection.
For the company, I was a name in an excel. A data point. But a data point with emotions and hope
This learning I use in my marketing even today. Every single sale on my ads manager, is a human with emotions.
The 100 sales per day, are 100 humans with aspirations and hope.
PS. This is a true story