Today, I am interviewing Dipanshu Rawal on my blog, a guy who I have been following for quite some time.
From following him on Quora to this Interview, I had been always fascinated by the way he writes.
This is an interview about people who think they have a purpose to inspire others and Dipanshu is one of them.
Dipanshu is a versatile personality who is a purpose and clarity coach, an influencer on Quora, a digital marketer and a blogger.
He also recently, launched his book “Burn Them Down” which teaches you the art of forgiveness.
Arjun: Dipanshu Rawal made me his fan through his 5-day email course “Re-discover yourself” and after reading his new book “Burn Them Down” I have become his superfan.
I am really thankful to Dipanshu for taking out his time and interviewing with us.
Interview with Dipanshu Rawal
Something Personal with Dipanshu Rawal
Arjun: We all know you as a guy who is a Social Media Marketer, an author, a guy who writes about Self-improvement, Branding and also writes on Quora as well. For you, how will you define Dipanshu Rawal?
Dipanshu: Dipanshu Rawal is an experimenter. He likes to learn and try stuff, that’s why he writes. That’s why he reads. And that’s why he does everything he does.
His experimentations with different things have brought drastic changes in his life. When he turned himself into being a vegan (from a hardcore non-vegetarian) he has observed kindness and compassion being cultivated inside of him.
Arjun: Please share your journey from a guy who himself was completely clueless to the one who is now guiding people.
Dipanshu: Some people are really lucky who know what they want to do in life. But there are only a handful of such people.
Trust me, I can’t say I’m not clueless right now… but I have a lot of stuff I know I won’t be doing in life.
Being aware of who you are, why do you do some stuff the way you do it – it’s the biggest step forward from being clueless.
Dipanshu on his book “Burn Them Down”
Arjun: Some insights into your book “Burn Them Down” and why people should read it?
Dipanshu: I have been to a place where it was so hard for me to move on from my toxic past. I have seen my friends stuck in the same place as well. Maybe some terrible childhood experience, maybe a soul-sucking relationship, or maybe even a non-supportive friend – let’s address the issue here – IT IS HARD TO MOVE ON.
It’s hard, but it’s not impossible.
Forgiveness is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of moving on.
“Burn them down” is a real-life case study of how a person can move on from a tragic past by practising forgiveness on a daily basis.
Arjun: What is that one thing you like to do in your free time?
Dipanshu: I read. I write. I Netflix and chill 😉 Noine Noine.
How Dipanshu Rawal came into self-improvement
Arjun: What made you a fan of self-improvement?
Dipanshu: James Altucher. This guy changed me. His books and articles – they pulled me in this “Self-help” domain. All credits to him.
Dipanshu on various aspects of life
Arjun: How hard it was to recover from the breakup?
Dipanshu: It was hard. So damn hard. But in the end, it’s so freeing and relieving.
Arjun: What are the challenges you faced in your journey to where you are?
Dipanshu: You’d often feel alone. Left out. Because you can’t do what everyone else is doing. It’d give you the results everyone else is getting. And you don’t want that.
Not everyone is on the journey of growth. But you will be. So you will have to start enjoying your company – feeling okay with being left out. Because eventually, you will be leagues ahead of your peers.
Arjun: As a teenager, you yourself were clueless about what to do. Can you give a tip to the teenagers of this social media era on what exactly they need to know?
Dipanshu: As a teenager, we are taught to do whatever our parents, teachers, and everyone else ask us to do. We don’t get a chance to know who we truly are.
Our life changes when we confront ourselves – for the things we keep doing that we weren’t supposed to do in the first place. So, take a moment. Breathe in. Breathe out. Meditate for a while. And try finding your own self first.
Arjun: Success is different for everyone, what does it mean to you?
Dipanshu: For me, it means making a constructive difference in someone else’s life.
Arjun: How does it feel like to try and contribute to changing people’s lives?
Dipanshu: It feels amazing, to have a purpose in life. Lack of purpose can push anyone to depression and hopelessness. I have been there, so I know.
Dipanshu Rawal on Habits
Arjun: Habits are the things that make or break people, what are some key habits you follow and suggest people follow?
Dipanshu: Reading is absolutely a good habit to sustain. I keep books near my pillow, so whenever I am about sleep at night, I pick it up and read a few pages. Been doing this for a year or so now, and it’s damn effective.
Book suggestions by Dipanshu Rawal
Arjun: Books make reader leaders, people successful. Which are some of the books you absolutely think people must read to get better in life and please pick your personal favourite?
Arjun: Where can people reach out to you?
Dipanshu: I’m available at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can drop a DM at – instagram.com/dipanshu.rawal
Link to Dipanshu’s new book- “Burn Them Down”
Link to Dipanshu’s website
Readers, please let me in the comments section on how you liked the interview.
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