Thank You Zoho

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

I always believe that most everything comes from nothing. An idea is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.
It’s not everyone who has a team who is reliably kind and understanding, and I feel that I’ve been so much blessed.

I am leaving here today with a wealth of knowledge I will always treasure. Working here has been a fantastic learning experience and I am thankful for the skills I’ve acquired. I feel as if being here with you all each day has made me a more complete and well-rounded person.

Being part of multiple team has taught me skills that I can use in more than just the professional area of my life. My relationships on a personal level are in a better place than they were, thanks to some of the things I’ve learned from many of you.

As I get older, the only thing that speeds up is time. But as much as it’s true that time is a thief, time also leaves something in exchange. With time comes experience — and however uncertain you may be about the rest of the world, at least about your own work you will be sure.

In career it’s not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

I believe one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, is to decide, without apology, to commit to the journey, and not to the outcome.

Aditya Was In Zoho

Fear is going to be a player in my life, but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining nightmares, worrying about your pathway to the future, but all there will ever be is what’s happening here, and the decisions we make in this moment, which are based in either love or fear.

You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life.

I’m grateful for the 3+ years of warmth, friendship, and support. I couldn’t have done it without you, nor can I take the next steps without your help.

Again a big thanks to ZOHO for everything it has given to me.

With a heavy heart and mixed emotions I say goodbye.
Thank you everyone!

Aditya Was In Zoho

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3 years down, forever to go.

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

I always believe that most everything comes from nothing. An idea is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.

It’s not everyone who has a team who is reliably kind and understanding, and I feel that I’ve been so much blessed.

Some of my friends have left ZOHO but are still in constant touch with me.

Thank you for the 3 years of warmth, friendship, and support. I couldn’t have done it without you, nor can I take the next steps without your help.

There’s never been completion in my career because I’ve always been striving for that next thing.

Thanks folks 🙂

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15 Shades of Aditya Dhotre

Disclaimer: This presentation has nothing to do with the movie ‘50 shades of grey’ please do not misinterpret.

Why the title is so personal; why should I share my experience about my design career?

Before I let you know the answer you should know little things about me, I would love to introduce myself as an engineering graduate; yes an engineer who engineered himself as a designer. I don’t have design degree I’m a self-taught designer and I don’t settle in learning new things because I don’t have that black hat with a tassel which every degree holder has.

How many of you feel that you’re an engineer and you are struggling to chase your dreams?

Coming back to the title; this presentation is so personal because it will make you relate yourself and you can see some of your shades in me.

I was not so confident that I will become a designer, I was a coward and introvert person who couldn’t take a brave decision or speak or attend any meetups/debates.

So what changed me?

A movie, yes you heard it right; can you believe a movie called 3 idiots have given me the courage to become what I want? but that was the main reason who I’m today.
Sometimes we all need is an inspiration or a push and I believe inspiration can come in any medium.

I would like to quote a line from a movie 3 idiots which turned my life upside down.
Rancho: “Pursue excellence, and success will follow”

These words became my mantra.

In this presentation, each shade refers to thoughts.

Shades = Thoughts

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