My talk from TEDxTirupati, 2013 - titled 'What to do with your life'. Presenting an alternate life-choice to follow your dreams than live a life which everybody else, other than you, decides for you.
What to do with your life?
by King Sidharth
Before I share my ideas
7 Years Ago
Moved to Chandigarh
from small industrial town: Baddi
not very diﬀerent from Tirupati
5 Years Ago
Finished 10th grade
Started an online Magazine: theFriendz.biz
Started Freelancing as a Web Designer
4 Years Ago
Got featured in a book:
50 Interviews: Young Entrepreneurs
How to Make More Money Than Your Parents
3 Years Ago
Failed in 12th Grade
My Fist Job as Entrepreneur-in-Residence
2 Years Ago
Fine Arts College
1 Years Ago
Started a UX design company: Web Mutiny
Left my own company to join
Entrepreneur + Designer + Cake Baker + Book Reader etc.
3 Days Ago
22 years old
Classic Idea of Life
Be Born > Get education > Get a degree >
Get a job > Get money > Get a spouse >
Get a house > Get those damn babies >
Educate them >
Put them in the same rat race as yours >
Retire > Die.
Where is the scope and space for your
dreams? for your aspirations? for your
getting to know life?
Stop this madness. Halt. Let me think. Let me
have a look at what I am doing?
live a life of
Live a life of your dreams, or die trying.
Have fun all along the way.
“Would you rather chase your dreams,
happiness and satisfaction? Or keep adjusting
to life till the day you die.”
“If you are not living the life of your
dreams, or at least trying to. What are you
Who are you?
Where do we start?
Read. Write. Travel.
Think & Question
What is your education?
Your degree or qualiﬁcations?
Or the lessons life taught you?
Is it your job? That your degree deﬁned?
That everything else deﬁned?
Or something you want to contribute to,
Choose your Profession
Some lies they told you
-10! Work Hard!
Reality: Life Rewards you for Mistakes
Mistakes are Bad
Work Hard! Rat Race!
Reality: Life is about the fun, joy, &
Life is about Goals
Reality: Labour of Love.
Too old, too young, too tall, too short, too
fat, too boy, too girl...
Reality: Do you know who you are?
You are Not
You can be, do, and have anything that you