“You only get what you put in at EO”, was what I heard consistently from everyone when I became a member of the Delhi chapter of EO in August 2008. I have to say it took me a while to understand the real meaning of it. Through my interactions with some board members and of course, the other members of my chapter, I was convinced that EO was the best investment I had made in several years. It also brought within me a huge sense of pride to be associated with this organization.
For starters, it was surely quite a pleasant change to be in environment where true entrepreneurial spirit prevailed. Learning was not limited to the best speakers and the local events and the Regional Events I attended but also from the personal experiences of members not only limiting to business. One of the biggest value adds that I gained from EO is the ability to managing the balance of family, health, spirits, friends and of course business.
The Forum personally for me was a life changer. Having lived in more than a dozen towns in the last 15 years, my friends had become acquaintances and my life revolved more or less around work. My forum gave me back my “lost friends” and I could easily say much more than friends because I also knew I am in environment with them where I am not being judged.
I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that what I have made of myself in the last 3 years is largely because of this great organization and its members; and it would be safe to say that I have learned something from everyone that I have spent time with here. I truly owe this wonderful journey of EO to my friends who gave me the mantra of “you only get what you put in at EO”.
By Pawan Agarwal; Director, Dainik Bhaskar