Nihal is Upflowy’s new Customer Success Representative. He possesses a brilliant attitude and a real excitement about the product, looking to learn more each day and test himself. Here at Upflowy, we’re excited to help propel his future growth, but we wanted to share his growth journey. Nihal is a testament that the right attitude partnered with a desire for experience leads you down the right path.
I hail from Hyderabad, India. I recently graduated with a Masters’s degree, and I have decent start-up experience with a background in sales and marketing. In my personal life, I am a very cheerful and self-gratified person, and I have a goal to start an agriculture-based technology company back in India. I am always open to learning and knowing more about entrepreneurship, and what it actually takes to run a business.
Hobby/Fun Fact about yourself:
I watch a lot of movies and sports. Since moving to Australia, I’ve started to watch AFL, and I absolutely love the game. I still play futsal and basketball for my university. I generally never hated anything until I came to Australia, and was introduced to Vegemite, I hate Vegemite.
Personal Growth Story:
I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, in the field of Mechatronics. Unfortunately, I realised that engineering jobs were not my cup of tea. The decision to change my career towards sales and marketing was a tough one, but it has been the major turning point in my life. I didn’t have any knowledge about sales or marketing, but I learned by doing. The practical experience that I’ve accumulated has helped me sharpen my skills but also brought change to my personality and attitude. I’ve finished my MBA in leadership and have happily gotten a job in a start-up.
Your Next Growth Target:
My growth target is to understand and develop the right skills for conducting business-related operations. Creating a business model for some major pain points in the agriculture industry in India.
Your Role Models:
I have plenty, but to name a few, MS Dhoni, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ratan Rata, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, and Eminem.
What would you say to yourself 5 or 10 years ago?:
You have been given the privilege of having a good family and friends. Just enjoy and cherish every moment in your life. All good things take time to come to you. Always be grateful for what you have.
The book you plan to read or are currently reading
I want to read Lean Startup by Eric Reis.
1-3 books, podcasts, or pieces of content that you’d recommend to anyone:
– Wings of Fire By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
– The Wit and Wisdom of Ratan Tata by Ratan Tata
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