Please read this biography even if you do not want to give something, I am sure you will have something to take back... A real life experience...
If you don't have enough time for my life, though I have tried to kept it as small as possible, you can just read the RED lined ones...
I am Alok, A common 37 years old guys.. having family, neighbourhood, relatives, job and a life... I don't say I have it, but yes, I had for sure...
I have my wife married for last 11 years, 2 little cute lovely daughters and a father in my family.
I had been an above average person since the beginning of my life,I had started my career into field of Information Technology (IT) way back in 2004, which was a beginning era in India. I was 17 years back then. I have been renowned for my work, I wrote book on Information technology, became author in my early 20s, I formed a company in IT before I graduated in Bachelor of Engineering from Computer Science back in 2005. By this time, I have around 14 years of experience in industry with lots of certification and acknowledgement, worked with many Giant organisation across the globe, formed 3 companies in multiple business domains, which I ran and then got it acquired by good deals.
My family was happy, relatives were proud, friends were admiring things were awesome and life was good though not the best.
By this time, Please excuse me for this, but you might understand the reason and compulsion to disclose as little identity as possible but I will surely share all my details, work profile, achievements etc. personally. I know people don't trust anonymity but sometime, it is essential not for me but for the sake of family reputation. I hope you understand.
A BIG FALL
in late 2017, I got a set back, I had to resign from my well paid and position job from one of the biggest corporate in India, due to health issues , I was diagnosed with Spondylosis, I had to travel 120kms per day (to-fro) from home for the work. Doctors said, it had been there since long but since I was busy with my job and travelling I could not take care or even focus on it and travel worked as catalyst. I was on bed for almost 6 months, not allowed to work or even touch my favourite toy, my laptop. Things went passing... just like most of working professionals, I did not had much saving, and couple of loans for house and vehicle, but I had enough from my old ventures on which I was surviving and catering. Until this it was fine.
What happened next was a complete life changing event and trust me, you may think against me and my acts but trust me this can happen with anyone, without knowing.
The real problem with early achievers, if they are stopped, they are broken...
LIFE ON A BED
I got used to bed, wasn't doing much to support my career and family. Lying on bed, accumulating frustration and guilt of not able to do anything, having drinks to keep my calm and paying the EMIs. But how long this all had to go.
So one day I decided, If I can not work, I will invest some money and get some guys to work on a business so that they can support my life. Violating the key rule of startup, but had no choice.
LOOKING FOR START OVER
Picked up the most trusted guy. Now This guy, his dad was a watchman, had three sisters, mother and a grand mother, I known him since more than 8 years, sponsored all the kid's education, house rents, and everything for less than a decade taking care of him and family. He was 25, young, educated and more over responsible towards me, so no better choice for me to get him his career by supporting him yet another time by starting business for him.
So started a local business with high probability of success, with right ingredient.... this is how when life has another plan for you...
My savings has reduced, almost vanished, EMI burden has kept increasing, I was not able to pull them... Business started but funds got limited to be put, but things were moving.
THE LOST PRINCIPLES
As we progressed, I had a better health than earlier, I could go to office which was just a block away (100 mtrs) but still not for more than an hour or two. I could sense a bit of panic among people when I am there but I could not feel the cause and a fine day, It was informed that we lost the business and there is nothing left. I was shocked, it was doing well, we had good orders promised by brands which I have spoken to and after successful deals how come we went in loss and shut off. I started talking to people again, enquiring what happened, and what came was a big disappointment. There was a fraud done by my own most trusted individual who got involved with others with greed and betrayal. These people took the order from clients and obtained sympathy on my name and medical condition to collect advance payment from people.
I lost all my saving, disposed all my property and ended up approximately 120000$ of fraud. I wish I would not have done this at first place.
TIME TO RECOVER
I was almost a year away from work, all professional connections were almost not reachable to me, few connections whom I contacted for this business, they felt cheated and ignored. I had to start working again and Thats what I am and known for. I fell down because of my health, it was time to get up and run so I started looking for opportunity and I got one, 1600 kms away from home and kids, well underpaid, but something to work at least. In aggression and need to get a job, I forgot my requirements and liabilities. I was under huge debt. Banks started threatening for recovery, Family members were getting calls and visits for payment. The pressure kept on increasing. Everyone got to know I am in debt and assumed I am finished.
FOCUS FOR FOCUS
I made up mind that the Job is the only thing which can keep me going, but this one, more work less pay but do I have an option. Kept asking myself this and keep on focusing and finding opportunities. But how long, Market was down, vacancies were full, everyone needed cost effective resource not the good with higher pay.
Gradually the pressure of debt started making me loose the focus, I started getting tortures from everywhere and almost everyone.
Suddenly I realised, just things which were not in my control went bad, I transformed to a monster to everyone. Everyone started treating me like betrayer. I was unwell, I spent months on my bed, you only came asking me not to work and quit the job. You only said do something for living, you only encouraged to start business and now since it went wrong, it's only me who is the bad guy.
AGREED & ACCEPTED
I didn't loose my patience, nor the courage to work harder, but for what, was the real question. This job, away from home, family kids for months which is not giving me enough to survive. But it is well said, you can kill my body, not my soul. So I kept working hardest to the limit avoiding the pain physical as well as mental, and keeping on doing it. Tired of thinking and following on new opportunities while working, I could take out some time to think about new life. I am almost ready with 2 provision patents to be filedfor a fresh journey which are confirmed patents, with all my research and analysis, but do not have adequate funds to file the same. Money is keep being a hinderance a just like anything else in my life.
I am alone, though have a very beautiful family with bare hands demanding my right to live.
I am not asking help for survival; I am asking it to buy some time (Not more than 6 months) to bring my life back on track and this is how;
- Monthly Income: 4200$
- Monthly Expenses: 3000-3500$
- Assets: 275000$
- I was an Ideal personality amongst society for having name, fame, money and success
- Monthly EMIs : 3500$
- Monthly family Expenses : 1200$
- My Monthly Expenses : Nothing much but less that 200$
- Local Debt Paying Monthly: 4000$ (The clients whose money was taken to against order which was never delivered)
- Assets: 0 just a house which is also about to go
- Monthly Income: 1000$
- Banks are threatening to put me under NPA so I my house may be seized and I may have to go through legal followings
- Family is 1600Kms so can not meet them just to avoid extra expenses
- Friends and Relatives are not in contact as they want to be away from me as in if I will ask for any help
- All reputation lost, all social life gone, all the grace of my life is vanished.. Seems I soon too...
LOOKING FOR KINDNESS
So as a last option, I thought of sharing my life with you and make new friends and family who can be with me in my bad times and reaching out to you.
Please reach out to me in person. I can talk, give you my identity, show you all the evidences that you would need to trust my life.
I am thankful to you to take out the time to read through my journey and all your support that will cause it a better one. Even if you do not want to help, no harm in being in touch, at least I will have someone to talk.
Since the regulations does not allow me to offer equity for crowd funding but, I would definitely be interested to give you credit for any venture and patent that I do.
Thank you & Regards,