BIO: Yaswanth Sai Palaghat is a YouTuber who focuses on tech and career development (as well as many other areas), and he also interviews leaders and influencers.
STORY: Yaswanth made the mistake of following the crowd and chose to take an engineering course. After a year at the university, he realized that he was wasting his money, he topped engineering while following his passion.
LEARNING: Follow your passion, teach yourself so you can turn it into a skill, then create an opportunity from it. Over and above your education, develop a skill that differentiates you.
“The only thing that you need is clarity on what your passion is. Once you have the clarity, you can create your own opportunities.”
Yaswanth Sai Palaghat
Yaswanth Sai Palaghat is a YouTuber who focuses on tech and career development (as well as many other areas), and he also interviews leaders and influencers. And even though he is only 23 years old, he has the big goal of creating the largest digital tech community.
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After high school, Yaswanth decided to go to university and do an engineering course. This was not what he was passionate about, but it is one of India’s most popular courses. Almost everyone is doing engineering.
Having the courage to follow his passion
After a year of studying engineering, Yaswanth realized that this degree would take him nowhere. With everyone doing engineering, the field is so crowded, and the opportunities are too few. So he went on to start his YouTube channel, something that he enjoys doing.
Follow your passion
If you have a passion, do not ignore it. It does not matter how complex it is; just make time to pursue it.
Do not be afraid to start even if you fail
Start whatever you want to. Even if you fail, you will have lessons to take from it. The most important thing is to start.
Network to stay relevant
Even if we are in the internet era, you can still network and stay relevant. Talk and interact with multiple people and make good connections online.
Take advantage of the internet to learn
Everyone can learn freely on the internet. So you have no excuse not to learn by yourself. If you know the path you want to be on in two to three years, you ultimately need to work on that on your own. No one will guide you because everyone is busy building their own lives.
Hone your public speaking
If you want to build a successful enterprise, you must work on your public speaking skills. An excellent public speaker oozes confidence, a trait that is important for entrepreneurs.
If at first, you do not succeed, try again
Do not be afraid to fail. If at first, you do not succeed, try again. Get more used to failure than success because you will fail more than you succeed, but you will learn a lot from your failures.
Over and above your education, develop a skill that differentiates you
Education is not enough these days. You have got to create some skill that differentiates you from your peers. So look for at least one skill and work on it.
There are three kinds of people in general. The first one is someone who waits for opportunities. The second one is someone who searches for opportunities. And the third one is someone who creates opportunities. Be the third one. If you are clear about what your passion is, try to make an opportunity there.
No. 1 goal for the next 12 months
Yaswanth’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to build the largest tech community. The community will focus on gathering people with similar minds and creating some awareness on setting goals and choosing the right career.