Pradeep Cp is a seasoned entrepreneur. He heads a software firm and a grocery business. He helped many aspiring business folks in setting up their grocery and supermarket business. In his recent business book, ‘Grow Rich Selling Groceries’ – he solves many problems of merchants and retail and supermarket entrepreneurs.
He speaks to News World Inc about grocery business, self-help books, inspiration, and much more.
NWI: How was writing a business-helping book different from writing some other genre books such as romance, adventure, and so on?
One thing is, this was my first book. I was totally busy in business and consulting. When lock down arrived there was no option than siting and doing something alone, so I chose to write what we do in market as consultant. Genre book yes I use to read, but when it comes for writing first time, my opinion was to write the easiest subject which is known to me. One good news is I had to start writing on a new subject.
NWI: How did you get the idea for this book?
I have been into more than10 years in an organization and am familiar with a lot of people who seek answers for multitude of questions arising from running retail grocery store.
I use to see too many motivational videos, one of my mentors Dev Gandhvi , his book ‘80% Mindset and 20% Skills’ really urged me to write a book on my expertise. I was totally busy in business and consulting. When lock down arrived there was no option than siting and doing something alone, so I chose writing what we do in market as consultant.
NWI: Is your book a business management type?
Yes, the book will help a person having an idea to start retail grocery business.
NWI: How is the response for the book so far?
Good, its moving good, too many people are trying to start retail business.
NWI: How can business aspirants get help from this book?
People from different industries and different jobs are trying to start a grocery business. So they be messed with where to start, when to start and how to start and run in systematical way and how to make profit from business. The book will guide you from the idea to implementation level and make it in profit.
NWI: What does a typical writing day look like for you?
I get early in the morning and start writing, hope I can write only for 90 mints, after that I go for a research on subject.
One thing, it is not easy if you are not good in schools, but by regular follow up to your goals will urge you and can complete it in better way. Even I thought of giving up in between “giving up marathon in the middle.” You can motivate yourself by searching the reasons of stuck and find solution from experts in industry and move on.
NWI: What books or authors has been your greatest influence?
The Alchemist by the author Paulo Coelho, the book 80% Mind Set 20% Skills by Dev Gadhvi
NWI: What are you working on next?
Again I am engaged in my consulting work two stores are in progress. And I writing a book on gratitude and knowing your success score.
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