Ok. So it’s time now to acknowledge, to give back, to show appreciation and above all be thankful for everything that this platform has bestowed me with.
It was on afaqs that for the first time ever I heard the name – Alok Kejriwal. I was reading one of his articles. Though I don’t remember the exact topic, I do recall that the article was so compelling that it made me google him. And then I reached this place – Therodinhoods.com which I consider as one of the most fortunate things during my entrepreneurial period till now.
I explored and just to be a part of this blog and to kick start my association, I hastily shared my first blog, which explained a bit about my start-up, a communication firm.
For the coming days, all I did was read, read and read. I started commenting on some discussions and made myself comfortable amongst the vast pool of entrepreneurs sharing their ideas, connecting with each other, suggesting worth-a-million insights and what not. Wonderful it was to spend some time browsing through the platform to make your day look more productive and keep you going for some strange reason.
I don’t exactly remember the number of months of being a Rodinhooder, all I recall and savor is the good things that started flowing in my direction all by staying connected to fellow Rodinhooders. Some of them trusted me with our services and gave us some serious projects that today stand as highlights of my entrepreneurial journey. I am not sure if it’s allowed to mention who gave me what, but I hope they all know how much value they have created for my agency in such a short span.
My mentor (won’t mention the name) left my agency saying that if Alok is enough for you to inspire and enthuse, why should I be here. He once also ridiculed saying that, “May be Alok’s words are more powerful than mine, but my Klout position is better than his.” All that I could feel and sense at that moment was WHAT??HOW DOES THAT MATTER? And then we discontinued our relation with him, which I guess was yet another good thing which Rodinhooders made happen J. Seriously.
I WOULD WORD THIS INCIDENT AS: Lost a Mentor in Exchange of Many Wonderful Mentors!
May be this testimonial hasn’t come out the way I wanted it to as I had many billion thoughts when I started writing this a month ago. But while writing it, I realized that certain things are better conveyed when not said as they cannot be worded the way they should be. Thanks for considering me a part of this fantabulously mindblowing platform which picks me when I am down with a fear and pats me when I am able to do deliver value.
You keep me in spirits and energized with so many people sharing the story with which I connect so well.
Kudos to everyone and the person behind it, Alok ji, for being such a humble and friendly mentor to everyone over here. You have no idea Alok ji the way you are affecting lives and bringing a positive change in our thoughts and efforts. God bless you and everyone connected to Rodinhoods with tons of goodness.
LOVE BEING A RODINHOODER!