Abhi Lokesh is the co-founder and CEO at Fracture, the modern decor company aiming to change the way you print and display your favorite digital images. His focus is on marketing, finances, overall company growth and strategy, team-building, and eating all the peanut butter.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
Elon Musk – is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer and inventor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors;
When business started difficulties overcame:
“The most fundamental difficulty I had personally was the mindset of breaking out of the comfort zone you grow up in. In the world you’re taught to do things in a certain way, just pick a safe job and you’ll be fine, I was raised that was by the world. Once you start getting this itch of I want to start my own business it’s almost a little embarrassing at first to admit this, so i think the biggest difficulty was simply embracing the fact I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. After that I think it was really just coming to grips with the explaining to my family and friends what it is I’m doing but the biggest difficulty was just getting in the right mindset of just listen this what I’m passionate about because I think it will be the right move for me, I want to start my own business”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Book y Ryan Holiday
The Prophet Book by Kahlil Gibran
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
Recommended Online Resources:
The High Five – Five things Handpicked that Gary Wimsett, Jr. thinks you’ll enjoy discovering, listening to, or thinking about as you head out to do great things.
Higher Thoughts – A living collection of essays, stories, meditations, and preachments by Jonas Ellison.
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Really push yourself to not stop at the ideation phase and make something happen. Push yourself to test, to prototype, to build and have something in front of you that you can take pride in before you give up on it. I think this world is littered with half baked ideas that are great but people didn’t have the persistence to simply go that extra step, even if it might not be perfect just get it out there and create a mobile prototype. I think people get hung up on trying to do things perfectly the first time when they should just take baby steps and gain momentum”…[Listen for More]
More About Abhi Lokesh:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that, I feel that people will be enlightened not only on the question but also on a way of approaching such questions.” Marvin Harris
Other Quotes From the Chat with Abhi Lokesh:
- “What do people today want in a product? They want it to be as simple and quick as possible”
- “The journey has been a phenomenal one”
- “Your gut gets better over time”
- “Never think you’ve made it”
- “You never really appreciate it until you’re in it, until you’re in the trenches and you’re realising just how powerful attitude can be and perspective can be”