Our learning from Dharamveer Singh, cofounder of Zostel

By Sahiba Sethi and Kumar Tanmay

Our journey cannot be what it is today because of awesome people we have met till date, especially in last couple of months. We have made sure that we keep on meeting good people and keep ourselves in company of awesome people. We learn from them and implement without wasting time. And trust me we have not seen the results yet, however we have enjoyed the process.

Many of them have been generous enough to spare their precious time for us for interviews and without keeping us waiting. They have reaffirmed that success comes with humility. Few have disappointed us too, might be they didn’t take us seriously. We don’t mind, we are and shall always remain grateful to all whom we have met. And hence we thought of writing about some of the amazing ones we have met in last few days.

We start with Dharamveer, Co-founder of Zostel. He is generous enough and invited us straight to his office on the same day. It was a short but a worthy meeting. What we learned from him that he wants to be known as a good human being first and then a successful entrepreneur. He believes in succeeding each day because success is not a destination rather a journey.

Keeping people happy and focused in the team is a necessity and that’s where the culture exists. There is no culture in building and teaching protocols. I believe keeping people happy in his team has made him approachable and we need no proof for that. His message to us :-

“I can’t say that I’m generous in helping startups but yes I do it for myself it makes me happy. But, good to see your persistence for meeting quickly. I do get a lot of people calling, but when I push them around they lose the passion easily. Keep going hard, keep yourself motivated, form an impeccable team. Above all keep taking risks. You’ll love the way you live your life. There’s no success that is to be chased. Success is in each day, which keeps you motivated to work hard and have a peaceful night sleep.

It’s the journey much more than the end. I don’t understand at all, why do people ever get tensed? Like ever! If you just think 2 steps ahead, there’s nothing worse that can happen! It’s stupid.  Specially hate that intelligent people run for placements! That’s just so stupid.  I mean It’s just too exciting and too short to be anything but awesome. Good luck to you guys.

I do hope to create more. At least inspire someone! I used to take out time to write earlier for the same but now don’t get time”.

We wish to meet Dharamveer sooner; learn and share more.

By the way, the best way to conclude is his fantastic piece of writing. Take a look, we read it one go. Don’t forget to thank Dharamveer Singh Chouhan

http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-best-ways-to-think-of-ideas-for-a-startup

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