Sandeep Maheshwari is an Indian entrepreneur, photographer, and motivational speaker. He was born on 28th September 1980 in New Delhi. His Life Mantra is “Aasaan hai”- “Life is easy”. Sandeep is also the founder and CEO of Imagesbazaar.com, the largest collection of Indian stock images. In this motivational biography, we will see the ups and downs of his life and how he overcomes them.
EARLY LIFE :
He was a reserved guy in school and did not have many friends in his school up to 10th standards. He was so low in self-esteem at that point of time that his positive thoughts used to be overpowered by negatives. After 12th, he starts his graduation at Kirori Mal College, but he could not complete his graduation because of some personal issues.
The financial condition of his family was not good when he was just in the 9th standard. After the 12th exam, he started his first business as a Help Center to help 12th pass out students to choose their career and print many pamphlets with the title “What to do after 12th”
For this, Sandeep engaged with an institute called NIS- National Institute of Sales and Marketing. NIS offered Sandeep 20% commission if he referred the program of NIS to someone else. At NIS there were role plays, GD, presentations, and debates. It helped him interact with more and master his skills that helped him a lot in the long run.
As a young man, Sandeep initially joined his family’s aluminum business that later collapsed. Sandeep started doing everything he could, from joining a marketing agency to manufacturing and marketing household products to support his family financially. In this period, he drops out of college and embarks on the journey of learning the subject of ‘life’.
He was just 19 years old when he found his career as a model. But he got frustrated a lot due to the furious harassment and exploitation in the modeling industry. Because of his negative experience, he decided to do something and bring positive change in the modeling. And, Sandeep started working as a freelance photographer to support aspiring models. Later, he introduced his own company named Mash Audio Visuals Pvt. Ltd and used to make portfolios.
In 2002, Sandeep Maheshwari along with his three friends started a new company but that did not prosper and was eventually shut down. But Sandeep was not ready to finish, in 2003; he wrote a book on marketing and came up with a consultancy firm. Here, he again failed and have to return to photography. In the same year, he constructed a world record by taking more than 10,000 shots of 122 models in 10 hours and 45 minutes.
In 2006, he took the foundation of ImagesBazaar. That time, it was a small idea; he was multitasking at that time and worked as a photographer, telecaller, and counselor by himself. His journey continued and he began measuring the success path. Today, ImagesBazaar has become the largest hub of Indian pictures in the world with over one million images and more than 7000 clients across 45 countries.
Nowadays, Sandeep Maheshwari also runs two YouTube channels under the names ‘Sandeep Maheshwari’ and ‘Sandeep Maheshwari Spirituality’ respectively.
“Learn to control your thoughts or your thoughts will control you.”
“Success always hugs you in private..! But failure always slaps you in the public..! That’s Life.”
“If you are searching for that person who will change your life, take a look in the Mirror.”
“Don’t be too serious about what you think. It’s just a point of view.”
1)One of India’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs
2)Creative Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
3)Young Creative Entrepreneur Award
4)Star Youth Achiever Award instituted
5)Pioneer of Tomorrow Awarded
1. Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson
2. Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul
3. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
4. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
5. Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
From Sandeep Maheswari’s motivational biography, we come to know how to fight with a positive attitude to fulfill dreams even in difficult situations. According to him, attitude is everything.
We too will be able to reach our goal if we take his precious words with us. Just want hard work and enthusiasm. Not only that, but he has also always been by our side, helping us. He tries to always be by our side through various seminars, various motivational videos.