Sanjib Adhikari

Co-Founder of Heaven Himalaya

Mr. Adhikari is a young high-flyer who is fueled by his passion for traveling and learning new modern technologies. He considers himself a very passionate tech enthusiast and adventurer. He is also a cofounder and an executive director at Heaven Himalaya.

What is your typical day, and how do you make it productive?

My day starts with a coffee. I usually wake up at 6 AM and then get a dark coffee and head to the gym. Later I come back shower and then head to the office directly. I have my lunch at 11 AM in the office kitchen and continue working until 4 PM. After 4 PM, I spend time on social media updating myself on the latest trends and breaking news.
After 6, I come back to my room, have some light snacks, and then spend time watching TV for about an hour. Before going to bed, I have the habit of reading something about business or travel. I continue learning each day. I constantly update myself with the latest trends and business tactics to stay relevant in the business.

How do you bring ideas to life?

When you are focused on doing something then you put your full effort into it to bring it to life. First, I define my idea. I ask myself “What problem does my idea solve?” and “Who will benefit from my idea? Then, I analyze the market and research the consequences of the idea and the impact it will have on the market. Then, I create a plan out of it which I call a roadmap to success. The next thing to do is build a team having the necessary skills and expertise to being ideas to life. Lastly, after launching the idea, we monitor and evaluate the change as necessary. This way, the ideas are brought to life.

What’s one trend that excites you?

The growing emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility in business is one trend that I find exciting. Businesses are under increasing pressure to implement sustainable practices and lower their carbon footprint as consumers’ awareness of how corporate operations affect the environment increases. This trend is advantageous for the environment, but it also offers businesses the chance to stand out from rivals, draw in socially conscious clients, and perhaps even lower long-term costs. Businesses that place a high priority on sustainability can also contribute to the advancement of change and have a significant impact on the globe.

What is one habit that helps you be productive?

Having a daily routine or schedule is a practice of mine that increases my productivity as an entrepreneur. I manage my time properly to accomplish my goals. I have good time priorities. I concentrate on my priorities and cut off distractions by maintaining a set schedule. Also, I instill a sense of discipline and reliability in my work either in the office or outside, which boosts productivity and success. My daily schedule also lessens stress and improves mental clarity, enabling me to achieve their objectives more quickly and successfully.

What advice would you give your younger self?

My only advice to my younger self is don’t care about others, do what you are fond of, develop the habit of reading books, take risks, embrace failures, cherish the relationship, and try to educate yourself more and more. Lastly, be present and live in the moment while also taking good care of your health.
The other piece of advice I want to give to my younger self will be traveling everywhere when I have time. Trek to the Manaslu Circuit as a teenager with a bunch of friends, do crazy stuff, cook your meal, sleep in tents, and walk for miles each day.

Tell us something you believe almost nobody agrees with you.

SEO is the main backbone of any online business like ours. Everybody believes in short growth and transfers themselves into paid advertising. But SEO brings more value to any business in the long term.
The other thing most people don’t agree with is failure is a necessary part of a successful business. Although many business owners may comprehend this idea in theory, in practice they still fear failure and work hard to avoid it. The truth is that failure frequently teaches us crucial lessons and can trigger pivotal changes that ultimately lead to success.

What is the one thing you repeatedly do and recommend everyone else do?

I am always open to feedback from customers, employees, and mentors. This way, I can reflect on the company’s impact on people. I recommend everyone to be humble and always admit mistakes as opportunities for growth.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

When I feel overwhelmed or unfocused, I typically take a break and try to clear my mind. This might involve going for a walk, doing some stretching exercises, or meditating for a few minutes.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business or advance in your career?

Search engine optimization is one tactic that has me expand my internet business.
Online exposure in search results and an increase in organic traffic to the company’s website are obtained by optimizing the website and content for search engines. More leads, conversions, and ultimately sales, result from this. The creation of content, link-building, on-page optimization, and keyword research are some essential components of an SEO strategy. To ensure continuous success, it’s critical to stay current with the latest SEO trends and algorithm changes.

What is one failure in your career, how did you overcome it, and what lessons did you take away from it?

The one failure that I had as an entrepreneur is the first hire. I hired the wrong guy and had to teach him the whole thing. Also, he was a bit skeptical about learning and created divisions within the team. Thus, when you hire someone, make sure he fits your requirements. The other most important thing is he must be a team player.

What is one business idea you’re willing to give away to our readers?

One business idea that I am willing to give everyone here is, to create a marketplace of agricultural tools with proper pricing. Make everything available and also allow some high-cost devices for rent.

What is one piece of software that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

Trello is a well-liked program that aids my company in productivity. Trello is a web-based project management solution that enables users to group tasks and projects according to importance using a kanban-style visual interface.

What is the best $100 you recently spent?

The best 100 USD I recently spend on is by purchasing Canva Pro. I now design everything from Canva that’s needed for my business. This way I have saved a lot by not giving the work to design agencies or hiring designers.

Do you have a favorite book or podcast from which you’ve received much value?

The one book that I recommend to everyone out here is “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. Robert Kiyosaki’s personal finance book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” places a strong emphasis on the value of financial literacy and the creation of wealth through asset investing. It contrasts the “rich dad” (a successful entrepreneur) and the “poor dad” in terms of their financial outlook and behaviors (a highly educated but financially struggling academic).

What’s a movie or series you recently enjoyed and why?

There is a Netflix documentary about the Nepalese climber Nirmal Purja and his journey to climb 14 peaks in less than 6 months. I am loving it, and it has become one of my favorite shows.

Key learnings:

  • Invest in yourself.
  • Take care of your health
  • Cherish relationships.
  • Take Risks
  • Embrace failures
  • Develop the habit of waiting.