What to do with your life?
TEDxTirupati, 2013
by King Sidharth
CV
Before I share my ideas
A brief
7 Years Ago
2006
Moved to Chandigarh
from small industrial town: Baddi
not very different from Tirupati
5 Years Ago
2008
Finished 10th grade
Started an online Magazine: theFriendz.biz
Started Freelancing as a Web Designer
4 Years Ago
2009
Got featured in a book:
50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs
How to Make More Money Than Your Parents
3 Years Ago
2010
Failed in 12th Grade
Gap Year
My Fist Job as Entrepreneur-in-Residence
2 Years Ago
2011
Joined college
Fine Arts College
1 Years Ago
2012
Depression
Dropped out
Started a UX design company: Web Mutiny
This Year
2013
Left my own company to join
Instamojo
Entrepreneur + Designer + Cake Baker + Book Reader etc.
3 Days Ago
2013
turned
22 years old
Classic Idea of Life
Be Born > Get education > Get a degree >
Get a job > Get money > Get a spouse >
Get a house > Get tho...
Err...
Where is the scope and space for your
dreams? for your aspirations? for your
getting to know life?
Stop this madnes...
live a life of
Your Dreams
Entrepreneurship
Live a life of your dreams, or die trying.
Have fun all along the way.
“Would you rather chase your dreams,
happiness and satisfaction? Or keep adjusting
to life till the day you die.”
“If you ...
Find Yourself.
Who are you?
Body?
A person?
A son/daughter?
A son/daughter?
A girlfriend/boyfriend?
Where do we start?
Read. Write. Travel.
Think & Question
What is your education?
Your degree or qualifications?
Or the lessons life taught you?
Educate Yourself
Is it your job? That your degree defined?
That everything else defined?
Or something you want to contribute to,
change?
Choo...
Some lies they told you
-10! Work Hard!
Reality: Life Rewards you for Mistakes
Mistakes are Bad
Myth:
Work Hard! Rat Race!
Reality: Life is about the fun, joy, &
satisfaction.
Life is about Goals
Myth:
Bleh!
Reality: Labour of Love.
Hard Work
Myth:
Too old, too young, too tall, too short, too
fat, too boy, too girl...
Reality: Do you know who you are?
You are Not
good ...
Welcome
to
Planet Earth
You can be, do, and have anything that you
want.
thank you!
king@kingsidharth.com
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My talk from TEDxTirupati, 2013 - titled 'What to do with your life'. Presenting an alternate life-choice to follow your dreams than live a life which everybody else, other than you, decides for you.

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  1. 1. What to do with your life? TEDxTirupati, 2013 by King Sidharth
  2. 2. CV Before I share my ideas A brief
  3. 3. 7 Years Ago 2006 Moved to Chandigarh from small industrial town: Baddi not very different from Tirupati
  4. 4. 5 Years Ago 2008 Finished 10th grade Started an online Magazine: theFriendz.biz Started Freelancing as a Web Designer
  5. 5. 4 Years Ago 2009 Got featured in a book: 50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs How to Make More Money Than Your Parents
  6. 6. 3 Years Ago 2010 Failed in 12th Grade Gap Year My Fist Job as Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  7. 7. 2 Years Ago 2011 Joined college Fine Arts College
  8. 8. 1 Years Ago 2012 Depression Dropped out Started a UX design company: Web Mutiny
  9. 9. This Year 2013 Left my own company to join Instamojo Entrepreneur + Designer + Cake Baker + Book Reader etc.
  10. 10. 3 Days Ago 2013 turned 22 years old
  11. 11. Classic Idea of Life Be Born > Get education > Get a degree > Get a job > Get money > Get a spouse > Get a house > Get those damn babies > Educate them > Put them in the same rat race as yours > Retire > Die.
  12. 12. Err... Where is the scope and space for your dreams? for your aspirations? for your getting to know life? Stop this madness. Halt. Let me think. Let me have a look at what I am doing?
  13. 13. live a life of Your Dreams Entrepreneurship Live a life of your dreams, or die trying. Have fun all along the way.
  14. 14. “Would you rather chase your dreams, happiness and satisfaction? Or keep adjusting to life till the day you die.” “If you are not living the life of your dreams, or at least trying to. What are you here for?”
  15. 15. Find Yourself. Who are you? Body? A person? A son/daughter? A son/daughter? A girlfriend/boyfriend? Where do we start?
  16. 16. Read. Write. Travel. Think & Question
  17. 17. What is your education? Your degree or qualifications? Or the lessons life taught you? Educate Yourself
  18. 18. Is it your job? That your degree defined? That everything else defined? Or something you want to contribute to, change? Choose your Profession
  19. 19. Some lies they told you
  20. 20. -10! Work Hard! Reality: Life Rewards you for Mistakes Mistakes are Bad Myth:
  21. 21. Work Hard! Rat Race! Reality: Life is about the fun, joy, & satisfaction. Life is about Goals Myth:
  22. 22. Bleh! Reality: Labour of Love. Hard Work Myth:
  23. 23. Too old, too young, too tall, too short, too fat, too boy, too girl... Reality: Do you know who you are? You are Not good enough Myth:
  24. 24. Welcome to Planet Earth You can be, do, and have anything that you want.
  25. 25. thank you! king@kingsidharth.com
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