Ask questions to yourself. Sometimes it leads to creating a startup :)
In August 2015, I celebrated my 30th birthday! Now, I don’t know about you all but it gave me a big shock on my birthday. Humans are really interesting species on this planet. We hope for the best but constantly worry of bad things to happen, plan for our future but always talk about our past and to be honest, we are never satisfied with our present life. Isn’t it true? Whenever I see my past life, I always ask this question to myself, have I achieved everything I wanted by the age of 30 and dreamt of fulfilling them when I was a kid? And, the answer always turns out to be No. Lol. One day my friend asked me, are you satisfied so far with your quality of life, and while these thoughts were cluttering my mind, my alter ego came to my defense instantly saying “Well I didn’t know any better growing up, I am a product of immigrant parents in this country and I had no guidance of how to plan, act and achieve satisfaction in my life.” Thats when it hit me! Irrespective of age, gender and situation, one needs direction in life to survive and grow at the same time. And that can be achieved well through an expert, a coach!
Looking back at the last 30 years of my life, my biggest realization was how much time I have wasted while trying to figure out life on my own. I needed guidance, from college applications to majors to how much should I put away in my retirement plan. I have this vague memory of googling everything and as silly as it seems, I can confidently say google made very many major decisions of my life. Now that’s a scary thought! Yes, I am partially joking but I just wish that instead of using the search engine and coming across an umbrella for answers, I wish there was a search engine that connected me to an expert in the field of my inquiry at the moment. How simple would that be? A place where I can go and get an expert advice on my question at that particular moment.
I spent major of my time in the last few months pondering over this, and I realized yes, I do need someone to nudge me in the right direction or the path that has been well travelled by that individual. For example, I would certainly trust a certified coach or doula to tell me which baby formula or car seat is best for my baby rather than searching and trusting random websites on the search engines.
A coach is simply that, someone who has the expertise to guide you in the correct direction while saving your time, effort and frustration of being confused all the time. Anybody can be a coach to someone in one way or other. We all offer an expertise to guide someone else where they lack it and vice versa. To create a platform where we can all meet and guide each other, is well a step in the right direction. And that’s how Drona was formed.
DRONA IS AN INTUITIVE TOOL THAT CONNECTS EXPERTS OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE, WHETHER IT BE A BUSINESS COACH, FITNESS COACH, LIFE COACH, OR AN EXCEL EXPERT WITH CUSTOMERS IN A SIMPLE WAY. WE ARE BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION MARKETPLACE FOR ANY EXPERT TO CONNECT WITH THEIR POTENTIAL CLIENTS WHILE SERVING WIDE RANGES OF COACHING NEEDS.
OUR VISION IS TO CREATE A SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE BY PROVIDING A PEER-PEER PLATFORM FOR COACH SEEKERS LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH AMAZING COACHES AND EXPERTS WHO CAN HELP THEM TO MEET THEIR GOALS IN LIFE.
-Cofounder, DRONA (www.getdrona.com)