Who’s the ideal delegate for the upcoming YIC?
Myth: Someone who wants to be an entrepreneur.
Reality: YIC is for anyone who wants the inspiration and motivation to pursue anything that s/he loves. It can range from painting, cooking, teaching or anything on this earth. It is also for those who want to make it big in their lives, but haven’t yet discovered their passion. We would welcome you on board.
How long will the YIC experience last for?
Myth: It’s just a two day event.
Reality: The two day event is only the beginning of a wonderful relationship between the like-minded people. YIC hosts regular meet ups, fun picnics and reunions, to replenish the energy and motivation to keep doing what you love. Other than this, the creator of YIC, Human Circle, also hosts many other programs and events. Check the website for more details www.humancircle.in
Can we make money by doing what we love?
Myth: NO. We need to get into mainstream professions to make money. Doing what we love is more like a hobby and it should not become my career.
Reality: The key to be super successful, rich and happy is to do what we love. You might make some money by doing what you do not love for a short period of time, but passion is what keeps you going in the long run.
What do we get by attending YIC?
Myth: Nothing substantial. There are just some speaker sessions, and few contacts to get internships and jobs.
Reality: We can give you the entire recipe, but you need to cook your own food. There will be some inspirational storytelling sessions, many opportunities for internships and jobs, and some lasting friendships, all of them, so that you can do what you love, become a champion at it, make an identity and get your voice heard. But YIC is not like a placement fair.
How much efforts are needed to pursue something that you love, however unconventional may it seem?
Myth: It is easy, always fun but not very fruitful.
Reality: It take immense efforts for anyone to go against the flow, and do what it takes to make it big in the field that s/he loves. Hard work will always be the key to success, but at the end of the day, it will be soul satisfying.
Does YIC only promote entrepreneurship as the best career option?
Myth: Oh yes certainly.
Reality: We promote ‘Think like an entrepreneur.’ that is to think beyond the mainstream culture the society projects. YIC promotes the best career as the one that you love, that’s it.
Is YIC life changing experience for all?
Myth: Oh yes. It sounds so.
Reality: This event will turn out to be a life changing experience only for those who are willing to give their 100% input. As the saying goes, all that you give is what you receive.
What is the selection criterion for the delegates?
Myth: YIC selects people from academically rich backgrounds, and prestigious colleges and schools. They don’t have any strict selection guidelines.
Reality: The YIC panel is extremely particular with the selection process. The best 10% of all the applications are only selected. People who mention their only biggest achievements as belonging from some coveted schools or colleges are straight forwardly rejected. YIC certainly is for people who aim much higher in life.
What all is included in the registration fees?
Myth: Since YIC is a national event, accommodation must be included in the fees for two days. Flight tickets probably?
Reality: Accommodation is not included in the fees. Technology has made it much simpler to book for your own convenient flight/train tickets and staying places. Before appearing for Young India Challenge, a simple challenge like this could definitely be your cup of tea.
Is YIC another talent show like Indian Idol or Master Chef?
Myth: Oh yes. We will have to showcase our different talents out there on stage.
Reality: It is nothing like those shows. It is an event to spread the awareness to ‘do what you love’, meet exciting people, and to fuel you with the motivation to take the graph of your life to its peak.