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Unlocking Human Potential | Josh Talks
"My loyalty is not to Josh but to unlocking human potential."
A school dropout, a state level Tennis player, India’s youngest qualifier of the elite “Paris - Brest - Paris” International cycling event, founder of two NGOs - Sach & Half Glass Full, a Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, and the CEO & Founder of Josh Talks - Shobhit Banga can be described in many ways. But what defines him best is his quest for unlocking human potential.
Before Josh Talks, Shobhit aspired to become an endurance cyclist & participated in the elite cycling event “Paris - Brest - Paris”. To qualify he completed a 600 km trail cycling non-stop for over 31 hours with only 7 minutes to spare for some sleep!
Mind-blowing right?! But what's even more incredible is that it is during his days as an endurance cyclist that Shobhit discovered his purpose & mission. This then led to the genesis of Josh Talks, a startup he founded to inspire India’s young minds.
I sat down for a chat with Shobhit to learn about his fascinating offbeat journey- right from his small-town life of Kullu, to pursuing sports as a career goal - cycling 600kms nonstop, his experience at the Harvard Summer School, starting Josh Talks, losing focus & finally re-connecting with his mission of inspiring young minds.
An incredible journey with lots to learn from.
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Some of the things he shared:-
How growing up in a small town is advantageous to entrepreneurship
How quitting is harder than it seems
Starting and running an NGO
How Josh Talks was monetized
Chasing your purpose or mission through your startup
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