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Story of role-model Gagan Victor
Gagan said, ‘Our college in Karnal was holding a carnival. I sold more stalls for sponsorship than anyone else and made 20K.
In '98 this was a big amount and helped me decide, I was born to sell.
Our family had relocated from Pakistan after partition and father, his brothers, had set up a Kiryana shop. No! I would not be sitting there.
India was opening up to the world and I chose medical sales as my playing field. I preferred the white collar bracket.
I started as a Medical Rep and soon had a job with Pfizer. They shipped me to Mumbai for training.
Over the next 7 years, posted in Bangalore, I learnt much. I was happy, how my career was shaping up.
Around then Sehaj was born. We knew he was special because he took his time learning to talk.
Accepting Autism and moving forward helped us all grow and fall in love with each other.
We moved to Delhi. Today we live in SurajKund amidst forests and love our long nature walks. But then, I am jumping ahead in my story.
I continued to grow in responsibility and by 2016 knew enough to make a solid business plan. We would be one-roof distributors for medical devices, across south Asia!
I started Max Meditech Systems out of Kathmandu and we broke even next year. Today, it is a 10 Million dollar company in the distribution space.
I have - by design - made my presence passive in this and continue to consult.
We see whatever comes to us, as a blessing. So, we saw Covid similarly too.
It helped me start my content creation journey on LinkedIn and today I reach to 18K followers with expressions of my creativity with authenticity.
We have worked to create our circumstances, from the cards that were dealt to us.
Today, we can afford to live and work on our terms - so we do. Instead of joining a scramble to look over our shoulders, all the time.
I walk 5 km everyday amidst jungle greenery. I read 50-60 books a year. I detox daily - with a digital curfew from 8 PM to 8 AM.
Harleen - my better half - tutors to a global audience. She helps young Sikh children connect to their roots.
Sehaj has learnt photoshop. He is now assured a productive life ahead of him.
Kabeer - the younger one - attends a regular school.
He is mature beyond his years, as he has learnt to accept the 3 mad hatters (musketeers?) around him.
Because he accepts himself, he also easily embraces those around him and in the world outside.
We are all entrepreneurs, chasing happiness.