I walked out of the door and fell so deep into a dessert. I looked around and found no one. I lost my mind and asked myself. Where am I? I can't recollect anything of my past. I raised my hand to find I'm with all the shackles and chains all over. I am shocked and I screamed as loud as I can.
On a Sunday morning, in the winter of 2019, that's when my father woke me up. And I was sweating to my core. I had only one task for the day. I need to find a passionate career for me. That's it.
I opened my computer and Cortana says “You have an email, Can I read it for you”. It is an opportunity to intern with a Social Media Master ‘Digital Deepak'
I'm working in the digital marketing space for the last three years. But it is so difficult to build an authority in this field without any hand-holding.
And I am already working for some clients, but surviving. Being an entrepreneur, life is not so easy. And when you don't have a brand, life is hell. you got to convince each customer about your credibility and ability.
I had some doubts about this program since it is a new initiative of Digital Deepak. But, Deepak is an authentic entrepreneur, who has made his mark in India as a Digital Marketer in the top 10.
250K Followers and counting! Deepak is one of the finest mentors I could find in the Digital Marketing Industry. There is a small token to the program. But the program is so huge and the bonuses of the programs will return you many times the token.
The program is about 12 weeks, approximately 84 days. A webinar every week, with live individual assignments for everyone. As the first webinar began, I thought to myself, these assignments could be easier for me. I thought I am the smartest in the room.
If you're the smartest person in the room, And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a different room. – Michael Dellcourtesy: thequotes.in
I looked up my Quote Board in my room. That's my ego, I said to myself. I have a huge board with quote clippings that keep me tuned to myself. Otherwise, imagination and self-praise have no boundaries.
A few words from my mentor and the silence I felt inside myself was amazing. I thought the time had stopped and the ideas he shared were rare and ambiguous.
I completely surrender to my mentor in Class 1, week 1. Honouring my commitment is my goal. At the same time doing assignments on time, and collecting bonuses became my goal.
I learned keyword research and finding my niche. I had never thought about myself this way. Finding the niche is so important, to make money and flourish as an authority. I had always been proud to be a generalist.
Deepak also tells us to express gratitude for everything you have. And in every class, we express gratitude to our day. To our lifestyle, computer, internet and the people around us. And anything that supports us to conduct our duties.
For every hustle, there are some essentials that you need to complete. Your assets that speak to your customers when you are not online.
The Assignments got harder and harder. I knew how to do most of the things in digital marketing, but in actual things were getting tougher for me to do.
“Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do.” – Robin Sharma
I never thought I would ever make post my video on Youtube. You can check out the link here.
I had bought a hosting package and domain, almost a year back. But I was postponing it for some of the other reasons. Now at 5 weeks, I have written 4 blogs, 1 video, have my WordPress blog up and running.
In these 6 weeks, as I write this, I have planned for my product launch too. I have a stream of things in my funnel to launch.
All this without a mentor is impossible. We always get stuck in the “Chicken or the egg” paradox. As Wikipedia says; Chicken or egg casualty. Which came first: the chicken or the egg. The dilemma stems from the observation that all chickens hatch from eggs and all chicken eggs are laid by chickens. I was stuck in this paradox for some time.
I will keep you posted with my secrets in time. My only word; If you get the same opportunity twice, choose the first one. You will save time and you get to be ahead of the crowd.