Hi There – I’m Parin. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Here’s me in 5 seconds:
- I’m a Coach at Seth Godin’s altMBA, Basketball Fan, and more than anything, an avid Student of Life.
- Here’s what I’m doing now.
- Here’s how you can get in touch with me.
Want to learn more? Here’s me in 5 minutes:
I started learning how to program in high school, where some of my favourite projects were a site about Michael Jordan’s dunk competitions, an album cover showcasing Shaq & Kobe’s “Bling Dynasty”, and a video mix covering Michael Jordan & The Chicago Bulls’ six championship runs.
Looking back on it now, I just enjoyed being able to create “something”, seemingly “from scratch”, and never thought it would lead me to a career in the enterprise technology industry, with roles in Technical Support, Consulting, Solution Engineering, Solution Architecture and Partnerships.
Along the way, I started having deeper questions about success, life and purpose.
So I started reading books like The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Art of Innovation, The Brain That Changes Itself and more.
I started watching speeches from inspiring leaders like Steve Jobs, TED Talks from thought-provoking speakers like Sir Ken Robinson, and documentaries about Enlightened Ones such as Gautama Buddha.
Keen to share what I was learning, I started a few blogs along the way, one of which was a dedicated platform to share the inspiring words of wisdom I had started collecting in an spreadsheet.
I also started writing in a journal. A life-changing habit that has given me so much more perspective in life (thank you Robin Sharma for introducing me this powerful practice).
The more “answers” I uncovered, the more questions I had.
And just like the high school Info Tech classes planted the seeds for a career in technology, this continuous questioning and reflecting, planted the seeds for one my most cherished experiences to date: three months at a monastery in India where I observed, spoke to, and learned from, the monks, volunteers, visitors and school kids there (I’ll forever be grateful).
Through it all, I’ve learned how we can learn something, from anyone: no matter what age, culture or background. And we can learn something from any situation in life: the simple, complex, mundane, scary, flashy; whatever it is, we can learn from it.
I’ve also realized how life, truly, is about relationships. One of the most important being the one we have with ourselves. It’s from this relationship, that every other relationship is anchored and formed.
So wherever you are, whatever you may be doing, cultivate a bit of space for this inner relationship as well. Space to connect with, and understand, yourself.
If you’re curious, here’s what I’m working on now.