Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Deepak Shukla
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Deepak Shukla is todays guest joining us on Join Up Dots.
He is a man who i suppose its fair to say has had three lives leading him to this point.
Starting his life in a rough school, where nobody expected him to do well and gain entry to University (although it was quite obvious that he was gifted) he achieved his aim.
And this to me really places huge credit to a man, who when someone says he cant do something seems to want to prove to the world that they are wrong (not least to those inner demons that hold us all in our place).
Stints followed travelling the world, ironman competitions, Tedx talks, making documentaries about the homeless and the list goes on
But of course a career needs focus and and as he says ” After Uni, I went on to work at MEC – 1 of the world’s leading marketing agencies. I was fortunate enough to be 1 of only 6 hires out of 500+ graduates!
I then went on to work at Deloitte as a tax consultant, but decided to leave during the height of the recession to pursue my own business ventures, and dedicate more time to producing music.
150 rap songs later, having left my 2 studios and ‘movement’ that was known as ‘Deep Impakt Recordings’ behind.
I launched my first funded startup ‘Meet My Tutor’ in (an online marketplace connecting students to tutors) in 2010 with £75k, followed by ‘The CV Guy’ in October 2014 and ultimately Pearl Lemon in 2016.
And that is where he today running Pearl Lemon from home, local coffee shops and pretty much anywhere in the world (providing there’s an internet connection).
Pearl Lemon is made up of an amazing team of SEO experts,social people and writers – together, they GROW their client’s businesses and have fun whilst doing so.
And as he says “When I’m not working, I’m typically training or watching an action or horror movie lol.”
Sounds like a pretty good life to have for sure.
So is Pearl Lemon the thing that he has been looking for, or just another step towards where he wants to be?
And can you do these things on your own, or does it really need a team to start cooking on gas?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Deepak Shukla
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Deepak Shukla such as:
How we can all do something up to the level of competence we already have in life (we dont need to be scared of trying these things in a different environment.)
Deepak shared how he reframed the question in his mind about how he could make it a profit by maximising a very small amount of money, and that was outsourcing.
Why the freelancer route is the perfect way to move into the entrepreneurial room. Pitch for clients, whilst still working in corporate.
Deepak shares how intuition is based around millions of micro experiences all giving you the knowledge to move forward with confidence.