Ex: What were the hurdles and what pushed you?
Jitendra: I do not think funding is that big a deal. Even before receiving the funding, we were a successful bootstrapped company, earning revenue of around 5 million a year. If people don’t believe in you, take that in your stride and work towards building a business that is profitable. Whatever you do, try to solve the problems of your customers.
Ex: What is one truth you believe in that most people disagree with you on?
Jitendra: I do not think there is any since I consider everybody’s opinion and act accordingly. I do not believe myself to be arrogant that there would be something only I would believe in as opposed to anybody else.
Ex: What is the one subject you think aspiring leaders should learn?
Jitendra: Most of the things that you learn as a founder are things you will not find in books. Being in fitness and sports prepares you physically as well as mentally. Sports, especially combat sports, teach you a lot of things that apply in real life. So, my advice is that if you can manage your physical and mental health well, you can achieve anything. Leadership quotes that you live by. I follow Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes and I believe he is one of the best guides to learn from on how to live life!
Ex: What has been your biggest learning in the pandemic?
Jitendra: I have always been someone who never worked from home. These 8 months have been the longest time that I have worked from and worked out at home. This was also the first time I realized that I could work out from home.
Ex: Some productivity apps and technologies you use in your daily life?
Jitendra: Skype, Zoom for managing the team, and GitHub
Ex: How do you plan to scale up?
Jitendra: We are already scaling up. There are millions of people worldwide who need education about health and fitness. We do not sell any products or gimmicks; instead, we teach people how to adopt fitness.
Ex: Who would be your closest competitor?
Jitendra: Our competition is ourselves. We look at what we have done in the past and look to better it.
Ex: What are your plans for introducing your own range of fitness gadgets?
Jitendra: That is not our expertise. Our expertise and USP lies in educating people. We would like to focus on that. There might be a scenario where we might tie-up with a company that specializes in those. However, that is not on our priority list.