What to do with your life - TEDxTirupati 2013

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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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What to do with your life - TEDxTirupati 2013

  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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