Amar Ghose is known around the cleaning industry as a digital nomad, world traveler, SaaS Founder of ZenMaid. His name came up on the interview with Courtney Wisely ("People are Inspired by Honesty").
Here are some highlights and quotes from Amar on this interview.
"Your dream is your dream and your rich life is your rich life."
"The Wifi leads the way for the nomads." I thought this was an interesting point Amar made. Digital nomads can't go ANYWHERE they want. They can go anywhere that has good WiFi.
"Nomadic life has helped me appreciate the differences all around the world. It has given me such perspective on gratitude."
Amar read "The 4-Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss when it came out in 2007. It was finally the permission that he needed to take a shot. He thought about this book and his dream for 8 more years. 2015 was his first year living it. Amar has always been all-in on personal development. This culture is throughout the ZenMaid Team. Amar wants people that are taking advantage of improving themselves and is willing to invest into them by paying for the courses and books.
"First-time founders focus on product and second-time founders focus on distribution." Amar noticed early-on that a first-time founder will be very focused on what the product is, what the idea is. Very little thought is given to how you're going to get that product or idea into people's hands. This is natural because if you're never owned a business before, you're going to focus on the product and the idea. Once you've tried before and failed, you realize that you need to build the tribe or user base first and let them tell you what to build. Amar says this. "As a more experienced founder, I am spending my time on how to distribute the features of the product."
"I wouldn't be starting a maid service today if I didn't already know how I was going to get my first 10 or 15 or 100 clients. Just setting up a cleaning business and having no idea how you're going to get those first clients is just setting your business up for failure."
Amar is a member of the Dynamic Circle, a community for nomadic entrepreneurs. This has given him a group of friends to grow and live life with.
Amar on lifestyle freedom - "That's what I enjoy the most. It's not that I work less hours than people of anything like that. It's just that I can make my own schedule and work when my mental energy is highest. Ideally, I like to work 10 – 20 hours per week and have the rest of my time just opened to me. The ultimate definition of freedom is choosing to work 10 hours or 80 hours in a week and not having to do either."
"Our biggest goal at ZenMaid is making things accessible and easy to use. Simplicity and ease of use are core values of the company. Our vision is to serve more remote maid service owners We also see the future where the more savvy maid service owners can customize their own perfect solution using ZenMaid software."
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