Interview with Kailash Rawat
Entrepreneur, Expert and Author
Blockchain Technology based Property Investor,
England, United Kingdom
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey with us?
I was born and brought up in Uttrakhand, India, a place called Gopeshwar, a small hill station near the India-China border. I did my master’s in Maths and then I focused on preparing for the competitive exam and moved to Delhi when I was 23. But my intention was not to put excessive financial pressure on my father, which made me decide to join a part-time job which was a brand new concept in India in those days. So I spend most of my day in Library and from evening time till midnight I used to serve customers and clean dishes in McDonald’s. So as everyone knew that McDonald’s have the best training system in the world and they asked me to put more time and in return, they offered opportunities to grow within the business
And I chose McDonald’s and within few years I became a part of their new Restaurant development team and opened few new stores in Delhi and the NCR region. In 2005-06, I got an opportunity to work in the United Kingdom for a company that was looking for experienced managers for their multi-million hospitality business in Europe at airport and train stations.
And I came to UK in 2006 on five year work permit. To cut the long story short after completing 7 years with the company and growing as a multi-unit manager. I decided to put my experience into my own retail business and with the changed mindset of not only earning money but also the way I approached my work with a wellness mindset I turned my business into success especially in the last 18 months.
Q2. What did attract you towards Blockchain Technology and Crypto Currency?
As I mentioned about my changed mindset and look at life with a different perspective, I started reading and learning from great minds, investors and entrepreneurs through focusing on the work they do, the way they do things and as Warren Buffett always says “keep your eggs in different basket” and I thought I don’t have many eggs…Warren famously said “if you rely on one source of Income you are one step away from Poverty” and it’s true. Then I opened a new business of real estate on a fairly new concept of Service apartments and rented them on a nightly basis through Booking.com and Airbnb. My second business was doing great but suddenly as we all know, the whole world was hit by the Corona Pandemic and entire hospitality and tourism industry came to a deadly halt.
So with a progressive mind and spending time on research I came across a new concept called “Blockchain”. Blockchain turned around my complete thought process and I was so impressed by this technology because I could see how we could create a true democratic world where the power is not in the hands of a few individuals and the companies but this concept of public ledger on open source which connects and equipped people with freedom and created a complete decentralized world. And of course, Cryptocurrencies which work on Blockchain and have the power to re-write the financial industry and the way banking systems work.
Q3. You are an expert of Crypto Currency. How do you see this new digital currency for trading in future?
Look people need more education about Cryptocurrencies and the way it works. Specifically the flagship Crypto Currency Bitcoin. There are a lot of misconceptions about Bitcoin which is a digital currency and a payment system. Fiat currencies like Dollar, pounds, Rupees all are digital currencies. They are just 1 and zero in the bank. It is not digital that makes Bitcoin unique, it’s unique because it can not be created by thin air. All fiat currencies can be created by thin air by the people who have the permission or authority to do so which is generally a central bank.
Bitcoin has no ability to be created out of thin year so it is a scarce digital asset like Gold but a far more modern asset class with greater value as compared to Gold.
Q4. Which one thing do you want to change in yourself and why?
See its good question and I have lots of avenue to work on but one thing would be that I should be even more effective with my time so I can serve more people.
Q5. You are a founder of Second Home Accommodation. What kind of problem are you solving, please share some brief about your venture?
See Second home Accommodation is my property company which was dealing in providing serviced apartment. After the pandemic as I develop my interest in Blockchain and contributed more to solving the problem in the Property market. So for example buying and selling property in the traditional way is far more complicated because one transaction takes approximately 2 months to 6 months. So there are lots of middlemen involved from broker to banks and solicitors and many more takes lot of fees. A Blockchain based property transaction is the way forwards where any asset especially real estate can be bought and sold peer to peer without involving any middlemen through smart contract in few hours.
So at the moment we are in the process of re-branding Second Home Accommodation and working on a platform where people can buy and sell property without middlemen. I have written a book about it called “Block chain: a property Market game changer. I will like to provide a free e-book to your readers who are interested to know more.
I will share the link below
Q6. How do you play multiple roles simultaneously in your life as an Author, Entrepreneur, Crypto Currency Expert, Blockchain based Real Estate Investor?
See one thing I have learned in last 2 year is how you can be more productive and I talk about how you can become wealthy. Majority of people focus on how can they become Rich.
If you work on your wealth management, you must work on your wellness vision which includes your physical health, mental health, spiritual health, occupational health, environmental health and relationship. And I talked to some of my students who learn from me about blockchain. They must work on all of these aspects to be more productive and energetic. And then you can plan your year, month, week and day and hour. Then you will find how much more you can do. I don’t think I am 100% there but I learn and Implement. And I can assure your readers that it works.
Q7. What kind of hurdles did you face in your journey?
See any work you start you should already know that it will bring a new set of problems and hurdles. So I focus on what I can do about it. Try to analyze the situation with my best ability to solve it. Sometimes you don’t get success and you feel low but I change my estate and try to adopt the different way of doing it to get success.
Q8. Tell us about one of the moments which changed your perspective towards life?
I live in the UK and my family live in India so initially, when I used to work for others with limited resources there were plenty of occasions where I was depressed and low because of multiple pressures of work, family and health as life was in control of me rather than I was in control my life. So all your answers are within you if you ask the right questions to yourself. And then I have decided that things won’t go same way forever. I must change it and start following great achievers and learn what they do differently and it’s working for me. I still have a long way to go but I am sure I am on the right track.
Q9. Which one skill do you like most about yourself?
I will give you a one word answer. Discipline.
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