How small actions can have big impact

Driving down golf course today in Gurgaon, saw an unconscious man on the divider, with half his body on the road, with speeding cars swishing by inches from his legs… took a u turn, to make sure I saw it right.. and there he was… went about the road.. put blinkers on and stopped next to him (with chaos of cars honking behind me)..

I feared if he was okay, shouted in the bustling noise of the traffic.. ‘bhai theek ho’.. he seemed to have fainted.. sat next to him.. shook his shoulders and kept talking to him.. few cars stopped.. a person came and offered water.. another came and helped him sit.. and splashed water on his face.. he was okay.. either too drunk or intoxicated.. he was dressed in a crisp white shirt and black pants, worked for an office nearby it seems. Me and the other person who helped, made him stand.. and took him far away from the speeding cars.. made him sit in shade.. he was ok now.. mumbling but ok. After it seemed he had collected himself.. we left..

It’s easy to brush or ignore someone aside, thinking.. ‘oh he’s drunk’, but who are we to judge what a person is going through, also observed that no ones stops to help.. but.. when they see someone take an initiative to help.. cars stop.. people come forward.. and in that moment.. it seems we’re all one, there for each other…

So, next time you see someone in need of help, you’re not alone.. and it won’t become your problem.. take the initiative to help.. coz when you stop to help.. magically.. others will show up.. and we together we take care of each other.. like one big family, and your small action.. can snowball into big impact.

The first video – Gurgaon Toll Surprise

This day eight years back, I released my first ever video. It was the happiest and the scariest moment of my life, happiest coz it was my first ‘viral’ experience and scariest coz if I did not build on that, if I did not figure out, learn, deep dive, obsess about why it worked.. then I’d be back to the rat race, nothing but a one hit wonder.

The journey and the obsession since then has resulted in 76 videos which went viral, 470M views and a best-selling book.. which for a college drop out, written off as a failure.. was beyond my wildest imagination. Results are never in our hands, but our action and performance is, and one brick at a time, compound effect works like magic. Life always gives you signs, shows you doors, but what matters is if you run through them.

And when that tiny door opened on Feb 18, eight years back.. I ran through it like my life depended on it.


Super Grateful for everything that came after :)

Bring The Change?

Here’s a non-campaign, non-commercial, non-branded CHALLENGE! In your daily routine, can you find someone you can help with the skills / knowledge you use at work daily! Post picture with #BringTheChange Here’s mine.. a little CTA ;)


Update: One Week

One little sign with a clear call to action, 5 minutes of execution and 2x growth in sales over a week. And when I took my slippers for fixing, this startup founder refused to charge for it :))

The power of content, kindness and crowd-funding!


Take a good look at this photo (left); That’s the kid you’ve seen in countless memes around the web. Popularly known as the ‘success kid’, a baby with fistful of confidence. Turns out the baby is 8 year old Sammy Griner and his father needed a kidney transplant.

With in a week of adding a crowd-funded campaign on GoFundMe, the Internet gave back $94,000!!! Thats’s the power of content, kindness and crowd funding! What a story! :)

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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention – Oscar Wilde