Saurabh Mithal - "You don't need a certificate."

personal development Feb 11, 2022

Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.

This week's wisdom comes from a conversation with Saurabh Mithal, founder of Passionately Curious. Tune into the entire conversation here.

[Sauabh] "The first thing I would say is there is no age for you to change or to accept yourself. Whether you are 11 years old, 25 years old, 60 years old, 85 years old, it doesn't matter. So first thing, like, thinking it's too early or too late is just another way of that voice inside your head stopping you from doing what you want to do."

"The second thing is, you don't need a certificate, or a degree, or a course, or a curriculum, or anything to get started. If you feel you want to be a musician pick up the guitar, pick up the piano, start playing. If you want to be a writer, pick up the pen or get at the keyboard and start typing."

"Third thing, your family and friends are going to be the last people who will subscribe to your work, so don't try to show it to them and ask for validation. Build your own audience. Like, go to, if you are an avid book reader, go to bookstores and talk to people there."

"You will find your first 10 friends in places you hang out at and those 10 true fans will bring the 100, and those hundred will bring a thousand."

"But if you expect your family, and friends and your Instagram and LinkedIn audience to bring your ten true friends, that might be very difficult. And then do whatever doesn't kill you."

"Like if it doesn't kill you, just do it. Take a workshop. Start a podcast. Write your blog. Write your book. Join Akimbo, and, yeah!" 

Saurabh delivered three powerful ways you can begin. How might you act as if and "born ready" today?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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