14 Aman Khurana BODY 5Aman is a seasoned digital expert and entrepreneur. Starting his career as a Technical Consultant, Aman founded his first business MINDaction in 2012.

Aman is now co-founder GoInStore; who are setting out to disrupt both the online AND bricks and mortar retail space, simultaneously. They have built sophisticated technology that enables consumers to interact with shop assistants in store, ask questions, browse through products and get a real time human service, without having to leave the comfort of their home. Very interesting business and a very smart guy.

This is a short snappy episode recorded at GoInStores London headquarters in Camden Town. Aman really hits home some important concepts about what it really takes to be an entrepreneur; and offers a tonne of hard hitting truths, insight and value.

We take about

  • Self belief, personal development and mindset
  • The sacrifice required when setting up a business
  • The value and importance of co-founder relationship
  • Disruption

 

Read the magazine interview here

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Quotes
  • If you invest in the right workplace it creates the right mentality for the people,
  • I’ve always had an unwavering belief that I can do whatever I put my mind too
  • Anyone that’s been successful, they work bloody hard work
  • Anyone that has gone on to succeed faces failure on a daily basis.
  • There wasn’t a light bulb moment with the idea, it kinda progressed and evolved
  • We wanted the satisfaction of creating a business where we set the tone for the people coming to work every day
  • Since I was young I’ve always had my own attitude of my working hours and when I should work
  • I think people should be empowered to make their own decisions
  • I’ve made so many mistakes, I make mistakes everyday, but i don’t dwell on any mistake that I’ve made
  • Anything you achieve in life will come with sacrifice
  • If you’re a startup it’s not just business, it’s your life. It’s not a career, it’s your life.
  • You can go through hell and back, and are you prepared to make those sacrifices and are you doing the right thing
  • Balance and equilibrium is the most important thing you can have. But honestly, it’s the hardest thing I’ve found to try and get
  • If you make all those sacrifices and you’re not balanced, actually where you’re trying to get to and where you will get to, is not the place you want to be
  • There’s no point getting somewhere if you’re not healthy, if you’re not happy
  • It’s very important to live in the moment so you can respond to market needs at the time
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Links & People

Camden Town https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camden_Town
Peter Sage http://petersage.com/
Anthony Robbins https://www.tonyrobbins.com/
GoInStore http://www.goinstore.com
Andre Hordagoda https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-philip-j-hordagoda-a994274

Time Stamped Notes

00:02:55 – Camden London, and the importance of the right office space
00:06:04 – Self belief, personal development and mindset
00:10:16 – About GoInStore
00:16:07 – On the subject of disruption
00:19:51 – On starting GoInStore while still in jobs
00:27:01 – On the sacrifices required to start the business
00:30:03 – Aman’s beliefs on working hours
00:32:48 – On sacrifice
00:37:36 – On the importance of the Co-Founder relationship

The Rebel Wrap Up Round

If you could go back to any point in your life, and have 1 hour with your past self; what moment would it be and what would you tell yourself?

00:41:43 When I split up with my first ever girlfriend,  I would tell myself the mantra I use every day now – ‘it will all be alright in the end’

Who is the most disruptive, rebellious or revolutionary entrepreneur of the last 2 years?

00:42:07:23 Bill Gates.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received, who gave it to you and how has it positively affected your career?

00:42:50 My mother. Do the right thing as much as you can, be good to people and everything will be alright in the end.

If you could change one law what would it be?

00:43:02 Something to do with parking.  

What’s your definition of entrepreneurship?

00:43:18 Determined. Ambitious. Self Belief. Go getter. Take a chance, and a never give up attitude.

What advice would you give to anyone listening to this who wants to become a creator entrepreneur?

00:43:32 Follow your dreams, follow your heart, do what you need to do but don’t forget how much hard work there is.  Always analyse what are the most important things you want to achieve in your life and weigh that up against the sacrifices you’re going to have to make to get there. Do it, focus on it, don’t let anyone put you off your dreams and ambitions. As long as you work hard and continue to do what you’ve got to do, you will succeed.

Who do you nominate to be a guest on the RebelHead Entrepreneurs podcast and can you sum them up in one word?

00:43:58 Andre Hordagoda. Outstanding

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Matt Cheney
Executive Producer

Matt has been in the media industry for 11 years, specialising in audio post production. Beginning his career as a runner, Matt has gone on to create Emmy award-winning music features, BAFTA nominated animations and acclaimed festival documentaries as well as becoming Head of Audio in a successful West London post production house. After 8 successful years Matt set out freelancing in 2014, working across the UK and Australia producing podcasts, creating sound scapes in film & television and sound designing branded content. More recently collaborating with Vice UK to launch their own digital TV channel Viceland. Max & Matts’ paths merged in 2015 to produce the REBELHEAD podcast; publishing the successful 1st series, telling stories of today’s most disruptive and rebellious entrepreneurs. Matt is currently partner in two audio production companies, also contracted to Vice Studios and part of the REBELHEAD Production team; where he is ambitiously roadmapping the rise of REBELHEAD via new media and technologies.

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