Our podcast host, Amardeep Parmar, recently went through a personal tragedy. The events have not only changed him as a person, but they’ve put into perspective his journey as an entrepreneur, forced him to rethink the future, and have laid bare some important lessons we could all learn from, including:
- Understand what truly drives you — Most of us are pretending we aren’t driven by insecurity when we are. Find a mission that truly matters.
- The power of being authentic — Deepen your relationships with your professional world by being vulnerable when it’s hard to be.
- Prioritize real impact — Numbers are vanity. The real impact is in the depth of change you help people with.
- Cut projects which aren’t serving you — Three questions you should ask. Do you enjoy it? Does it build a relevant skill? Are you meeting the right people?
When Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi was only 25, she quit the corporate sector. 14 months later, she’s living 4-hour workdays, and her mental health and soul are eternally grateful. If you fancy a slice of this life, here’s exactly how she did it:
- Reflect on your current situation — Are you happy? Are you tired of feeling heavy every Sunday evening and the anxiety that kicks in when Monday arrives? How is your financial situation?
- Distill it down into your priorities — Niharikaa narrowed down on two core values that her current job did not satisfy; honesty and helping others.
- Take action — With values in hand, you need to act. If you want to get to a point where passive income reduces your work hours, remember: Passive income requires active work.
- Implement a strategy — Whether it’s cohort-based courses, targeting a high-paying client, creating products, or producing content, start experimenting and building, layering a few of these components.
As she writes, “it comes down to finding what makes you feel alive instead of merely breathing.”
👉 Steal Niharikaa’s process to start working 20-hour work weeks