This week on the show, Ketan Makwana joins me to talk about his entrepreneurship journey, on losing his job, mindsets, innovations and overcoming failures.
- How Ketan got into business while having a background in IT, electronics and healthcare
- Being one of the victims of the economic crash and how it turned his life upside down
- Having a mindset that there are more than one answer to any questions
- Moving from employment to self-employment then into business
- Losing a job and starting a business can both create a lot of stress
- When running a business, you are responsible for creating a system.
- Entrepreneurship is not about business, or a way of life or way of thinking. It’s how enterprising are you.
- Creating your system within a system
- Huge societal expectation around education
- Whatever you are doing in life, don’t look at your destination. Look at what you’re doing there and then.
- Starting a business is both exciting and terrifying.
- Advice on starting a business:
- Understand how to be honest to yourself
- Know and realize when it’s a trap, a mistake or error in your judgment
- Ask for help
- You have to feel the vibration of every activities that you undertake.
- Learning about what you did to maneuver your failures and how you are going to maneuver moving forward
- Working smart than working hard
- On being a Special Advisor to the Prime Minster on Youth Policy
- We all have these genius within us.
More about Ketan
Ketan is a renowned international & TEDx Speaker, serial entrepreneur and mentor. He has started, scaled and sold multiple businesses in the last 7 years.
In a response to the emerging skills gap between education to employment and enterprise, Ketan launched Enterprise Lab which has evolved into a disruptive agency supporting Mindset, Attitude, Behaviour development serving over 100,000 people a year across the world.
In 2012, Ketan founded and delivered Youth Enterprise Live backed by the Prime Minister and the UK’s largest event focused on Education, Employment and Enterprise for 15-30 year olds. Leading on from this, he took a position as Special Advisor to the Prime Minster on Youth Policy.