So the above video is for “Entrepreneurs of India” where they have featured me in one of their articles.
Okay now let’s talk about the common question which I get all the times in my Instagram DMs.
SHOULD I TAKE A DROP from college or after class 12?
I have seen a lot of people asking questions on Quora regarding this DROP OUT THING!!!
I get Instagram DMs as well for this question.
If you are one of them who is looking to take a drop then let me tell you this: If I were you, I would take the decision of dropping out of the college which I actually did way back in 2009 from the final year of Engineering.
YES. You should take a drop and listen to what your heart says and do what you love to do. If you know what you are taking the drop for.
Why are so many college dropouts successful in their life?
Because, THEY KNEW what they are taking the DROP for…
Whatever you do, you should always keep on EXECUTING… Learn, Apply & Share!
Learning alone will not help you unless you EXECUTE!
So who is Digital Pratik?
He is a 30 years old dude who is a 3 times proud dropout by choice from final year of engineering and a very proud InstagramTVer, YouTuber, Snapchatter and someone who is a hard core practitioner of social media platforms. He preaches & teaches his tagline to everyone which is Learn, Apply & Share which he calls the LAS Formula.
Daily he learns something new in his life, daily he applies that something new which he has learnt in his life and daily he shares that something new, which he has learnt and applied in his life, with other people.
Started his journey with only Rs. 300 on his name in the bank account, he started with call center jobs in 2010 and started learning digital marketing as a side hustle
Started his first ever YouTube channel in 2014 and has an experience of over 700+ YouTube videos, 1500+ Instagram Posts, 6000+ Snaps on Snapchats and much more around creative content, with a PURE focus of BRINGING VALUE TO HIS AUDIENCE!
I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth. And actually I’m Because,,,, I didn’t win any lottery, I don’t drive a fancy car, and I’m not at all super famous.
But what I do have is a beautiful picture (in my mind) of my coming soon wife, a beautiful picture (in my mind) of my cute little amazing children, a loving family, super duper se bhi uper waale kamineyyy (very naughty & funny) yet awesome friends, and a line of work that allows me to spend most of my time with them.
Here’s my personal story for your inspiration, because I am here not to brag, but to inspire you to never give up on your dreams but to keep moving forward!
I am just an ordinary guy who always gives his best to do things in an extra-ordinary way.
A 30 years old dude, who has an incredible passion to be able to make full time income from Digital Ocean.
While I was building up my online resources (after taking the final drop from college), all the way through call center jobs, network marketing experience in Amway & Herbalife and much more, I was fortunate enough to work at DSIM (India’s 1st & premium digital marketing training institute) as the Senior Digital Marketing Trainer where my role was to train professionals in the field of Digital Marketing.
While I was there, I was being rewarded as THE AWESOME TRAINER by a lot of trainees.
And also got this chance to be the Product Manager at http://digiperform.com
Please note: I am no more associated with any institute so I have no clue about how they work or what are my opinions about the current status of their curriculum or course. I don't endorse any course. So kindly don't ask me whether you should join them or not.
I get this type of questions all the time so i have created a special Facebook messenger bot assistant for my brand where i have curated almost all the FAQs.
Visit this link: https://digitalpratik.com/bot & it will open up in your Facebook Messenger (don't use lite version, use full version) & go through it. You will get all my FAQs & video answers, podcasts, my story & my content & everything around me!
I keep on updating the content inside my Messenger bot. Hope it will help.
Here is the link again: https://digitalpratik.com/bot 👈
My Journey started Like This:
Back in 2007 I had scored 88% in Science and got into Engineering college in 2007.
During my college days I always used to excel with flying colors not until mid of 2009, my father got a paralysis stroke (He is doing well now, thanks to everyone who prayed for him).
On top of that, I started disliking the communication subjects in my second half of Engineering.
I TOOK A DROP… Got myself into a SALES profession. Was doing very well in that as well.
Later, due to family pressures, I had to go to college once again and this time as well after a couple of months, I TOOK A DROP 2nd time!
Once again the SALES profession! Again, family pressure, went to college and you guessed it correct.
I TOOK A DROP 3rd time!
While I was on this DROPPING PATH, I was also learning Digital Marketing by my own without letting my family know about it. Whenever I used to get a chance to connect my laptop to an internet connection anywhere, I used to immerse myself into learning Digital Marketing (Online Marketing or Internet Marketing).
Finally, I decided not to go to college anymore. TOUGH DECISION indeed!
Cutting it short, today as you are reading this, I can proudly announce this that I am known as
DigitalPratik™ in this vast Digital Space.
Internet is the biggest invention of all times and i am betting big on it.
Was it is EASY for me to go from a drop out from Engineering to building a personal brand called Digital Pratik ???
Nope, not at all… A lot of sacrifices… A few to mention here:
Generally, Indian families don’t acknowledge you unless you have a degree. My story too was the same.
My entire family and some friends were against me.
They were not able to understand what I was doing.
I was good at studies from school. My decision to quit college certainly created problems.
They even thought I was into drugs or any relationships.
But I was patient and persistent in my pursuit.
My hard work paid off.
Now I generate revenue and they are supportive of me. First they asked why I was doing it and now they ask how I did it!
Honestly, I have seen days in my life wherein I just had the last 300 INR on my name to survive upon.
I had locked myself inside my room, crying all alone. I just can’t even imagine about that situation.
I would never go back into that life but yes, I would even, never ever forget that experience of a very rough patch of my life.
After all this, I never ever stopped myself and I always used to chase my dreams and believe in myself.
Meanwhile, I got some mental & financial support by one of my sister, MAYURI DIDI & CHIRAG JIJU along with all the support from my AWESOME friends & my Digital Marketing mentors.
I got so much into LEARNing, APPLYing & SHARing that I was slowly being called as a BUSY PERSON. Lol
And all that credit goes to my BEST FRIEND & now my Business Partner, Khyati Odedara! Without her constant support nothing would have been possible.
And this is what she posted on Instagram on my 28th birthday (My DOB is 22/03/1989).
Below mentioned are the pics of my friends and my cousin sister Mayuri Didi who were always there for me in my good and most importantly my bad times.
One word for them and that’s THANK YOU!
There is a hell lot which I can talk about when it comes to my struggles.
However, one quality which I am proud to have within myself is: No matter what, I always used to wear that SMILE on my face. Yes, that was the same when I was left with 300 INR (except while I am alone because that used to be the only time I could replace my SMILE with some tears).
One thing which I have learned and have got into my blood now is that: “If I don’t have struggles, I don’t enjoy my goals. I am able to enjoy my success and more importantly the journey in achieving my goals, only if I face a hell lot of struggles. Struggles make me Stronger than before.”
I know I have an inspiring story & I am here to inspire you too, however I want to do it the right way.
Daily I learn something new in my life, Daily I apply that something new which I have learnt in my life & Daily I share that something new, which I have learned and applied in my life, with other people.
Hope this short little post boosts you up in whatever you DO in your life.
Because Knowledge is Important but Application of that Knowledge is WAY MUCH MORE IMPORTANT.
So whether you do college or you don’t and take a drop, you will achieve SUCCESS if you DO YOUR SHIT! Put in the HARD + SMARK work and be consistent.
God bless. Stay Awesome.
f you have any questions or queries related to this you can always buzz me on my Instagram DMs.. That’s the best place to get a revert from me.
So get in touch and I would love to have some healthy, valuable conversations: