My Story: Battling Self Doubt to Blogger.
My name is Vignesh and this is my blog.
Throughout my life, I have always tried to start online businesses, but perfectionism and self-doubt made me quit every time.
Here’s how it went:
I start something and meticulously plan every detail behind my computer. I spend countless hours on branding, web design, logo creation, forms, social media profiles – probably even creating LLCs and opening bank accounts.
Everything had to be perfect before launch. Months of planning and making things perfect so that I had enough confidence to share it with friends – my ways to keep things safe while avoiding rejection and failure.
And when I finally did launch, I’d tell friends and family so they could look at my amazing new, (soon-to-be-unsuccessful) online business.
Next, when it finally came time to market myself in the real world, self-doubt took over.
I wouldn’t see immediate results, get discouraged, stay behind my computer, and quit – every time. I never gave it my all. I stayed in a safe, trying to distance my personality from my business.
If I didn’t put my face to it, it wouldn’t matter when I quit, I thought.
Most people who write “About Me” pages focus on how awesome they are and list all of their professional accomplishments.
Don’t get me wrong – I like a success story.
But sharing my real struggling story tells you the real me.
So here’s my story – I hope it gives you an idea of who I really am.
1999 – From the Void of Nothingness to a Real Live Human Baby
I was born on April 28, 1999 Vinaya Hospital in Kundapura, Karnataka, India.
Eager to hit the ground running in the 90s,
I was the second born baby (First was a baby girl who closed her eyes before she could see this world) to my amazing parents Vinoda and Narayana, and we lived in a small house in Arate, Kundapura, Karnataka, about 10 KM outside of Kundapura.
In October of 2002, when I was 3, my little sister Vishruta was born.
Whereas I tried to be considerate, weighing under 3.50 KG at birth, Vishruta was a 4 KG of a baby.
2004 – School life
In the fall of 2004,
I Started going to school near our home.
A Govt school with rural Language Kannada( Mother Tongue ), Yes I Am proud to be a Kannadiga.
2011 – Two important things happened:
Life was getting real. Almost too real.
I Changed my school to V K R Acharya Memorable, English Medium High School Kundapura; I started 8th class, and I started going to Kundapura for studies; right there I got my wings and more freedom.
Overall, my experience at the new school was positive at first, and I made a lot of friends in 8th class.
However, things improved.
Over the next three years, I avoided conflict, had so much fun with my school mates (Great friends at this time also) got my first girlfriend (hand-holding at its finest), and prepared for College life.
The 2014s – My Teenage Years
Life was now 100% real. And it was about to get even more so.
I didn’t have too long of an awkward phase. But in 11th class, I transitioned from a nerdy haircut, to spiked hair.
Besides staying busy with college, I remember playing a lot of games in cyber centers (back when they actually make us happy).
I stayed out late, partied with my friends and got in my fair share of dumb situations.
However, I finished PUC / SSC with normal grades ;p
2016 – MUMBAI: A Downward Spiral in Slow Motion
I vividly remember that sweet moment after I moved into Mumbai – my mom cried, and I was literally happy going from my village to Mumbai so-called Bombay.
I stayed responsible, for a while. And went to for a part-time job with the studies. As an assistant accountant at CA Suresh M V firm which is located at Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
And I Stayed with my Uncle And Aunt at small 2 BHK Flat in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
During my freshman year, I met a lot of new friends from all over the country.
And I too got Good grades at the college with no back or KT before Second year.
And A secret love of female began.
And although I tried to hide this secret like TOP SECRET, word got out to my uncle after an overly-aggressive, under-desk footsie session.
Overall, my experience at the new college was positive at first, and I made a lot of friends.
Drop Out of College.
Long story short, I got Dropped out of college, put on academic probation, and moved back home with my parents. (Karnataka)
This six-month sentence was the kick in the ass I needed at the time.
While I started learning about digital marketing in this new distraction-free time of my life.
There weren’t any digital marketing courses in college, but I started teaching myself this new skill because it was both creative and analytical, and had more career opportunities.
So I began escaping some of my problems by sitting behind a computer and helping others with digital marketing – SEO, PPC, email marketing, social media, web development – anything I could get my hands on.
Then some magic happened that turned everything around.
2018-2020: Turning It Around
At the age of 19 I was making some money as a digital marketing consultant and living with my parents.
However, I found a full time job in a pvt ltd company. And resigned that job too in 6 months.
After resigning the job, I finally began to understand myself at the deepest level:
- My fear of rejection was holding me back from taking risks.
- I learned that the meaning we put behind others’ actions is inherently a human-made concept and unique to every person – it doesn’t physically exist in reality.
- I better grasped that the past and future don’t exist – now is all that matters.
- the only thing in my way was myself.
It’s hard to describe the exact process of this realization.
2019: The Start of Something New.
I started my first website or first blog by taking inspiration from the Digital Deepak. It was a Travel Blog. And I quit in between for not seeing any of the results quickly, then I started my another image website and I’m running it right now also,
And like that I have started two more websites which flopped.
But In between this I started to give website designing service to the clients. And I got so many orders at first.
But my dream is to create my own website and make it successful.
In between one fine day me and my best buddy, Gourish were sitting at a beach and thinking of something which I don’t remember,
All of a Sudden we planned to launch Pursue Blogging and here it is.
So then I Started This Website Pursue Blogging.
Since most of us are building a side income while working full-time, my goal is to give you the strategies and tools to accelerate your growth.
Starting a blog and generating side income can bring you more freedom and change your life in many ways.
It could be launching a side business to support your family or making thousands of dollars every month for your content. It could be as simple as making some passive income with affiliate marketing or telling your unique story to the world and getting paid for it.
No matter your goals, my dream is to help get you there faster. Life’s too short not to give it a shot.
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I hope that the story of your life brings you peace, freedom, and happiness.