As a young man who left India in 2001, I know the values that drive Indians to seek opportunities outside our country. The stability offered abroad makes it possible to gain experience and grow professionally and personally. I remember calling my mother to tell her I landed my first corporate job in Canada — a job where I was really using my skills in a position with respect and prestige I knew I was capable of. My mother was silent at first. I could tell she was crying joyful tears. She recognized that to achieve the same opportunity in India would have been very unlikely.
The pride of that day never left me, and I always think of the real reasons why we want a better life. Each person who is kept from his/her true potential, for reasons that are beyond their control, is a tragedy to me. Each person has value and the ability to contribute in this world, whether applying their innovation (of which Indians are blessed with) or devotion to their families to achieve a life they were meant to have.
Since co-founding WISA India and WISA Canada, I know I made the right choice, and I want young, ambitious Indians to have the same opportunities I had.
Is everyone ready for this leap forward? No.
Does everyone have what it takes to overcome obstacles in order to realize their dreams?
There is only one way to find out: to try. To be bold, and to take a risk. Albeit, calculated risk.
I believe in learning everything you can before taking a risk, but then you must take it. Fear is a lack of self-confidence telling you to play it safe. If I had listened to my fears instead of my dreams, I would never have made the move to Canada.
Canada is the place that said “Yes” to my goals and to my family, but success did not happen by itself. It happened because of the courage to take risks to explore life on the other side of the world, and to make a change in my life, despite the many obstacles in my way.
With our expert team at WISA India, you will be able to learn from my years of experience, as well as through the experience of our skilled professionals who know first-hand what is required to achieve your goals.