Build, Don’t Talk

In the race of life, your school may have taught you how to participate, but it fell short in equipping you with the knowledge to emerge victorious. That’s precisely where this book comes in. Its purpose is to guide and empower you to triumph in this race.

Meet Raj Shamani, a remarkable 25-year-old individual who wears many hats. Not only is he the founder of the highly acclaimed ‘Figuring Out Academy’ and the host of the popular ‘Figuring Out’ podcast, but he is also an angel investor, motivational speaker, and influencer with a presence across various social media platforms, boasting an impressive following of over two million.. In addition to his multifaceted endeavors, Raj proudly adds the title of author to his list of achievements with his captivating book, ‘Build, Don’t Talk’.

Within its pages, Raj delves into the essence of personal growth and propels readers to embrace forward momentum in their lives, encouraging them to leave behind the past and embrace the limitless possibilities of the future. Drawing from his own life experiences, which plays a pivotal role in shaping the book’s foundation, Raj centers his narrative around the exhilarating world of entrepreneurship.

Prepare to embark on an inspiring journey that will ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and empower you to take charge of your own destiny.

What does the book cover?

Each one of us have encountered challenging circumstances that has shaped us into the individuals we are today. At some point in our lives, we have all faced various situations that have left a permanent mark on our journey.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll discover a storytelling style through his personal voyage. The narrative is refreshingly simple and direct, cutting straight to the heart of the matter. Prepare to be inspired as you immerse yourself in this captivating read, filled with poignant reminders that will resonate deeply with readers.

Interesting aspects from the book (chosen randomly)

  • Skills we learn in school vs what we actually need to grow in life: In our school we were provided with knowledge in subjects like math and history, however there were crucial life skills that were overlooked. We never received guidance on essential aspects such as salesmanship, building meaningful relationships, negotiation tactics, maintaining our mental well-being, effective networking, or managing personal finances. As adults, these skills become paramount in navigating the complexities of life. The absence of this education during our student years leaves us feeling disconnected from the success stories we hear, and at times, even questioning our own intelligence. However, it is important to realise that our lack of knowledge in these areas does not make us less important. Rather, it highlights our unfamiliarity with the system and the need to acquire these vital skills to thrive in the real world.
  • Stop innovating and start copying: Shamani presents a refreshing and unconventional perspective that challenges the traditional notion of innovation. Rather than solely focusing on originality, he advocates for the power of replication. Through his remarkable life story, he exemplifies the transformative impact of building rather than merely talking. Raj opens up about his humble beginnings, recounting the story of his first foray into entrepreneurship with the support of his father. This initial venture served as his inaugural start-up, an extraordinary accomplishment achieved during his high school years. Moreover, Raj shares his wisdom on the process of launching a successful YouTube channel. He divulges his strategies for selecting compelling video ideas and takes readers on a captivating journey through his own evolution as a public speaker.
  • Stop Overthinking: It’s time to let go of constant worry about the consequences of every action, as excessive thinking confines you and prevents your path to success. Instead of being trapped in a thought, you need to embark on a journey of action and achievement. Seize the opportunity at hand, embrace it wholeheartedly and live it to the fullest.

What’s in it for me?

The moment I came across the title of Raj Shamani’s book, I was immediately drawn to it. And let me assure you, it did not disappoint. This book is an absolute gem, particularly for those starting out on their entrepreneurial journey. Raj Shamani takes a refreshingly practical approach as he invites us into his own entrepreneurial journey, generously sharing the invaluable lessons he learned along the way.

My recommendation

Through his engaging storytelling and insightful guidance, readers are empowered to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that come with being an entrepreneur. Whether you’re a beginner or simply seeking inspiration, this book is a must-read that will leave you enlightened and motivated to embark on your own entrepreneurial path.

The views and opinions published here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the publisher.

Sarika Chavan
Sarika Chavan is a public relations professional with over 15 years of work experience.

Sarika has previously had stints with with Weber Shandwick as Vice President - Client Experience, Adfactors PR, Text100 (now Archetype) and Perfect Relations. With keen observation and analytical skills, Sarika has successfully led PR campaigns for key brands across multiple sectors by leveraging her strength and expertise in the communications arena.

She is a post graduate in communications from Xavier Institute of Communications. She is based in Mumbai and in her free time loves to spend time with her daughters, play with her dogs, read and travel.

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