My name is Bijay Gautam and let me be honest with you for a moment.
I come from very humble beginnings. My parents had to struggle a lot to send me and my sister to school. As a kid, I always dreamed to work on my own because I have seen my father working really hard for a meagre salary all his life.
I completed my high school from Nepal in 2011 and came to Delhi for my Undergraduate as I couldn't make it through the entrance of Kathmandu University. I was an average kid all my life.
I was very disappointed with myself. That was when I committed to myself that "I am going to be the best wherever I go." Even today, I live with the same principle.
I remember working harder than ever before during my college. I started reading self-help books and attend motivational seminars. That's when I started believing in myself. I was learning the success principles and was implementing them in my life.
Eventually, I topped my college in the first year, awarded as the best student of the year the second year, grabbed full fee waiver scholarship the third year and graduated from college with a job in hand with Sun Pharma (largest pharma company in India). I was even awarded as Most Promising Candidate at my job the first year I joined there.
I couldn't believe that I was that same average kid who couldn't get through the entrance of University. That was when I realized we all have untapped potential within ourselves if properly channelled can transform our life.
Soon after I joined my job, I realized I was meant for something else. I was losing motivation and had a deep feeling that I was wasting my talent.
I wanted to deconstruct the thought process and habits of successful people and learn from them. I wanted to know what made them who they are and their journey. The hope was to find a blueprint to my life on those conversations.
That's when I came with an idea 💡 of starting a podcast. After six months of research and work, I launched my podcast The Inspiring Talk. I was doing my job during the day and recording episodes during the night.
When I started chatting with these highly successful individuals, I could feel that I was going through this radical shift in my mindset. I was bombarded with stories of courage, hope, overcoming fears, taking the risk and living life of fulfilment.
While I was learning a lot, listenership of the show was growing consistently. There were few people who started writing back to me saying how the podcast was helping and inspiring them to take step towards their dream.
That's when I realised I found what I wanted to do in my life.
Inspire people and help them to unlock their true potential.
After 15 months of doing the show, I quit the job to do this full time.
Today, The Inspiring Talk is one of the top self-help podcasts in India with over 500,000 unique downloads. It was a finalist for Asia's Best Podcast Award at Asia Podcast Summit. I get invited to speak at conferences and events all over India and run my own business.
I Co-Founded WYN Studio to help brands to create their podcasts.
I have been featured in national media like The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, Sunday Guardian Live and The Ken.
On this journey, I have been fortunate to spend time with some of the people whom I have huge respect for such as Padma Shree Kailash Kher and Amazing Cricketer Jonty Rhodes.
When I look back at my journey, I cannot be proud enough on my decision to start a podcast. And most people underestimate what a podcast can do in their life and business.
It has completely changed my life and I am sure it will change yours as well. Let me be your mentor on this journey and show you how you can use a podcast to grow your influence, authority, credibility and business.
Execute your goals and dreams while everyone else is complaining.
Sanjay Khandelwal, The Break School Podcast
Bijay sincerity and passion to help you start your podcast really leaves with you little reason to not start your podcast by the end of the program.
Rathish Kumar, College Career Connect
Bijay is the go-to guy if you want to create a podcast. Even after a year of course completion, I seek Bijays guidance which I get from him every time. Bijay gives everything he has wholeheartedly and pivots the wonderful community of podcasters.
Jyothi G, Stars of Learning
Bijay is a great mentor and you will be able to start your podcast with no hassle. I loved every detail shared in the session and I'm able to excel in the process. Thanks Bijay for everything :)