For this episode of the One Funnel Away Stories, I tuned in with Pankaj Singh, an alum of the One Funnel Away Challenge.
Pankaj Singh left his high profile government job in search of a new opportunity. His previous career left him with little time for his family or himself and he knew he needed to make a change. He envisioned himself working in the digital space and wanted a career where he could call the shots.
He is currently working as an affiliate marketer with his main product being the OFA Challenge.
Pankaj now has a renewed passion and spark in his life and credits the teachings of Russell Brunson and his fellow Funnel Hackers by giving him the push he needed.
From quitting a six-figure career to teaching dance lessons, Pankaj Singh’s entrepreneurial journey has kept him on his toes. He hopes to inspire others to go after what they want! No one will permit you. You just have to take it.
Pankaj Singh Chooses the Path
The journey to entrepreneurship is never easy. We often ask our guests if it is a role they were pushed into or if it is one that they’ve chosen. Sometimes it is a mix of both and Pankaj Singh is a great example of that.
He was working a high profile government job that was taking care of his financial needs but was lacking in fulfillment. Pankaj was working long hours and missing vital quality time with his loved ones. He had little time for any hobbies or side interests and was generally just feeling stuck. The call of freedom was stirring within but he wasn’t sure exactly where to find it.
Finally fed up with his work situation he decided to just quit. He had no backup plan and no idea where to go next but knew he couldn’t stay in the situation he was in. While working his government job, Pankaj took up dancing to help relieve some of the stress. He had gotten very skilled in various types of Latin dance and found that it alleviated his worries and offered some of the fulfillment he was looking for.
He decided to start teaching dance classes in hopes that he could turn it into his next business venture. Unfortunately, he wasn’t getting enough income from teaching alone and realized he would need to find something else. Pankaj Singh then switched his focus to making money online and started to find a bit of luck in that space. He took on some data entry jobs but soon realized it also was taking too much of his time. Pankaj went back to the drawing board again unsure of his next step.
Finding Himself Through the OFA Challenge
At a loss on what to do next, Pankaj Singh found his saving grace through the book, DotCom Secrets, by Russell Brunson. From there he went on to tackle the One Funnel Away Challenge where he learned how to fine-tune his focus and start to invest back into himself.
“Join the One Funnel Away Challenge. It will change your life!”- Pankaj Singh
He was initially reluctant to spend any money on courses or development but soon realized that it was essential to his success. Through OFA he was able to shift his mindset from a get rich quick mentality to something more sustainable.
For the first time, Pankaj was able to achieve some authority over his career and business. He no longer had to answer to anyone else on his comings and goings and could decide what time he wanted to set aside for his family and himself.
How to Give Yourself Permission
“Go find someone who can help you. Go and directly get mentored by that very person.”- Pankaj Singh
It is so important to find the people who are doing what you want to do and learn directly from them. Don’t waste time and money going around in circles. Be willing to invest in yourself. If that means paying for mentorship or taking the time to learn from someone else then it is worth it. It is in our best interest to walk down a path someone has already been down before. You can learn from their successes as well as their mistakes.
Pankaj also believes that it is our responsibility to take control of our success. If we have a goal we want to achieve it is up to us to go out and do it. If you’re waiting for something to happen then you’re accepting that it won’t. Don’t be afraid to go after what you want! This is your life and you deserve to take a chance on yourself. That is how you will reach the goals you’re trying to achieve.
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Pankaj Singh 0:00
First invest in yourself the blender mistake that I was doing, that I was looking at everything for free. And that I can say from my personal experience that there is no such thing that comes for free in our online industry. Sooner or later you have to pay. So why don't you pay today?
Steve Larsen 0:21
If you're like us, you've dreamt of building your own business empire and the freedom it can bring you. But today there's hidden traps on the path of entrepreneurship placed by Big brother and the big brands. So now we're forced to answer hard questions like how do we grow a real company without taking on debt or giving away ownership? Or how can we get leads and buyers for our own products when there's so much competition with deep pockets? Finally, those questions are answered and 10s of thousands of people are taking the challenge to walk the new path of entrepreneurship. Follow this podcast while I ask about their shopping journey from failure to freedom. You can join them too at one follow away dot com. I'm your host Steve Jay Larson, and you're listening to one funnel away stories. Bo, what's going on everyone? This is Steve Larson. Welcome back to another episode of the one funnel way story show. I am asking entrepreneurs about their experiences, how long it took them to get a funnel or a business to work. And what you'll find is if especially if you're brand new in this space or any entrepreneurial game, it can usually take a few rounds. It took me a lot of rounds. And so the show is dedicated to going and finding amazing other entrepreneurs who, again, took some time to go do it and hear about those stories and journeys and what really made it tick. So I'm on here today with a special guest Pankaj Singh. Very excited to have you on here. And thanks for having us. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Pankaj Singh 1:41
Yep. Thank you. Thank you so much, Steve. Feeling just great. Right. Thank you so much. Thank you so much.
Steve Larsen 1:48
Yeah, absolutely. Appreciate you being on here. And just so everyone knows a little bit about you as well. What is your current business right now? What do you what do you do? What do you sell?
Pankaj Singh 1:57
Yeah, actually, you know, very frankly, I do. affiliate marketing, right? And most of the time I sell Click Funnels product, right? If you go to my profile then most of the time I sell like high ticket items, like from Tony Robbins so my main business is affiliate marketing.
Steve Larsen 2:19
Wow okay, so high ticket high ticket affiliate marketing. Let's see here so what what kind of things are you selling?
Pankaj Singh 2:25
Yeah actually are right now I know one thing that I learned from Russell Brunson and, and not out from you do that focus on one thing. So to me, it's been a more than, like, two and a half years promoting one funnel away challenge, right? So I'm just totally focused on this product only. But now at the backend there are other products that I promote, but I'm just promoting one funnel away challenge. And that's it. This is my main product that I'm promoting right now.
Steve Larsen 2:58
That's awesome. That's great. So entrepreneurship, some of us choose to go into it. And some of us are kind of pushed into it. What was it for you?
Pankaj Singh 3:07
Yeah. Yeah, actually, to me, it was not easy to choose this entrepreneurial thing. But like, you know, that I just when I see that somebody who's just getting freedom just by doing their own online business, so that was the thing that somewhere, I was more lucrative to just go and deep dive in this entrepreneurial thing. So by thinking that, yeah, okay, let's do your own online business. So considering this, I started this affliate marketing business, right. So yeah, initially, it was not easy, very frankly. But yeah, after doing one funnel away challenge, then it totally like the no deal. come through, like,
Steve Larsen 4:01
that's awesome. That's very, very cool. And so what? What kind of businesses were you trying all along the way? I mean, it took me a lot of tries. I don't know if you're the same. I went through a lot of stuff, though. What, what kinds of things did you go through?
Pankaj Singh 4:13
Yeah, I can do. very frankly, I have done so many things. If I talk about myself, then I used to do a government job. You can see in my society, it's kind of high social profile job that I was doing, right. And no doubt, I was already earning a six figure income from my job. But when I was doing my job, there was no freedom very frankly, right? Officially towards nine to five, but yes, I used to work more than that, right sometimes, like, up till 10pm. Right. So so when I was in job like, you know, I wasn't able to gave a proper lifestyle that hours a day for my family for me, right and wasn't able to give. You can say proper time to my family. Right. So that was the thing that I was doing, but I just resigned from my job thinking that no, I'm going to do my own thing. Right. Then I started teaching dance, right, especially about salsa bachata latin American, right. So along with my job, you can say just to remove or my frustration. I used to learn dance, as well as I used to teach dance too. Right. So after resigning from my job, I can say that was the only option that I was having. Just go and teach dance. Right. But the salary that I was getting at dance, it wasn't sufficient. Right? I was at the same place right where I left my job. I left my job because just to get the freedom but by doing all those things like teaching dance, it wasn't something that I was looking for. Then I started online how to make money online by going on Google how to make money online, how to work from home, then I found some like data entry job and surveys. Oh, so it was again, it was very time consuming. It was very busy the money that I was making, it wasn't like just to run my family again. So the you can say, the money I was I was making if what is sufficient to pay my bills to run, run my house, right. So again, and due to that reason, there was some conflicts with my wife, right. And at some point, we were at the stage of divorce too write But anyhow, I managed to adjust that. To my relationship with my wife, then, like, in the night, I used to search again how to make money online how to work from home. Then I found about this.com secrets book very frankly. So when I just read this book that totally blew up my mind Okay, this is how you do on language and then later on I just go to an about one funnel away challenge and initially before doing one funnel away challenge, our very skeptical or you can say our the doubt what can we get if I go through this one funnel of a challenge? very frankly, I was like skeptical. But anyhow, I made my decision. Okay, let's do it. And let's see what happened. And then I was pretending it totally blew up my mind verification. And when I just watch your ad, I set myself up where I was where I was why I just gone through this training earlier right. So this is
who I have worked really on personally. I one thing I will tell them if you are really serious about learning online fitness, then go and join what kind of logins this will change your life, it can change my life and it will change your life too. Right. So these are the things that I have done in my life before coming to this online industry. I have done my nine to five job then I have done my teaching teaching. So right and I have done like a survey and data entry as well. Whereas you can say Yeah, sometimes, like, would be called flipping the website that I have also done that. Yeah. And yeah, and you can set like shiny objects one opportunity to another, right? All I wanted to make money online that was the only thing that I wanted but later on, I just go to No, no, this is what you need to you need to first invest in yourself the blender mistake that I was doing that I was looking at everything for free. And then I can say from my personal experience that there is no such thing that comes for free in our online industry. Sooner or later you have to pay so why don't you pay today? Right. So yeah, so yep, one for 11 it was my biggest you can see because the best decision of my life that I invest in this right
Steve Larsen 10:00
So you go in, I mean, you have this amazing job, right? incredible job and you go, what made you want to leave that? So you said no freedom, but then to like, What gave you the courage to shed security? You know what I mean? And step into this thing where you're not sure if it's even gonna work. Then you go into salsa dancing, and you do more teaching, and you start learning more online stuff. And I mean, this, this, this quite a journey you've gone through already. Why would you leave a job like that?
Pankaj Singh 10:24
Yeah, actually, I need to do in my job. Like, I wasn't able to just give proper lifestyle to my family, for you can say, time to my family. And so where I wasn't able to do what I love to do, right, somewhere, it was like, kind of frustration or depression that was going on in me that no, this is not the place where I shouldn't be right even like, whatever I had to do in my job. I had to take permission from my boss, right? Even when I got married, I wrote a application Hey, boss, I'm going to get married, please give me the permission. So guess you imagine for getting married, I had to take. I had to take permission, right? By giving a written application. Right. So, so considering all that, and yes, one more thing. I was in like, indistinct code right now it was and it doesn't matter writer, you can say. So there was a kind of fear. Like everybody was in fear. And I'm not the kind of person that who will or who wants to work in a environment where there is a fear and you know that in code, everybody is like scared. Right? When you go in that boat? Yeah. Are you gonna come by code? These people judge
Steve Larsen 11:58
Yeah, Judge Yeah, you're gonna get judged. You're gonna people are gonna make fun of you.
Pankaj Singh 12:02
Yeah, yeah. So. So that was you can say, or I just added Tony, right? There was no freedom, right very frankly. So I wanted to work on my own terms very frankly, then that was the point that made me okay now I'm going to just leave my job. And yes, I wasn't having any backup plan very frankly,
Steve Larsen 12:28
what was like all that, like so you leave and you're in the middle of pain and you're kind of pushed into entrepreneurship because you don't feel you feel the frustration feel depression about it even is what he said. What was the goal? I mean, it was it to make a million dollars or, you know, or was it to what was that?
Pankaj Singh 12:46
Yeah, actually, at that time in my life, you know, like I knew by when I was new by that. I want it to be reached. That's it. Yeah. I want it to be reached. Like, you know, I will find a job like on online and I will do something and yes or one day or next day or next week or next month I will be late. But reality work different. reality was different. It wasn't something that I expected after losing my job. At some point, I wasn't able to feed my family. So there was some you can say, I was thinking ahead I had I made any mistake by leaving my job. But anyhow, I just managed. So that was my my goal was only to make money. That's it. There was no specific like a, like a number we call in a number, right? Yes, that that now I have. At that point, there was no specific number. But now I have my goal. And my goal is to Would you like to know why Yeah, I can leave now My goal is to earn 100 k per month from my online business.
Steve Larsen 14:09
Yeah. It's a great goal and the internet vehicles very able to deliver that. Absolutely.
Pankaj Singh 14:16
Yes, yes. And that is another goal. I want to meet you personally. So, God has just like perfect my one of the dream to just meet you virtually. But yes, there will be time when I will meet you. Personally, too, right. So
Steve Larsen 14:38
What advice would you give to somebody you know, we're near the time here. It's just nice to hear your advice and perspective on all this. But what advice would you give to somebody who is, let's say, still, like in the situation you were in, they're still in the job, which is fine. And if anyone's watching or listening to this now and you want to stay in it, that's fine. I don't. I don't I don't make fun of that world at all. You If that's what you're looking for great, but if you know, you're like, oh, man, I've got this little hankering. There's something in me, I've this, I feel, there's something else that I want that I'm not doing that I'm meant for. And you're hearing that call, what would you say to them?
Pankaj Singh 15:15
I will just get to them. Do whatever you want to do, because you are getting one life. Right? And yes, if it's specific about business or to start any business, then yes, very first thing that I'll tell you that. Just go find someone who can help you. Right? Go and directly get mentored by that very person. Don't waste your precious time and precious money just hanging around here and there. state of end goal with the person who can help you who can teach you that whatever you want to learn in your online business, right? Like for example, As I'm in different marketing, right, so that I want to learn right, so what I will do, I will just find a person that who is getting success and straight away, I will go with that, hey, please teach me and whatever charge that you are just asking for I'm ready, right to pay for that because learning from someone who has already issued that what we want to achieve, that's it, that very person will save our precious time as well as our precious money because that very person has already done every mistakes trial and error right. So then 30% will say what we sell time and money, I will show you the exact blueprint, exact roadmap is what you need to do, right. So, for from business point of view, I will tell this thing, go and find a mentor and for somebody, right? likes feeling depressed and frustration. And want to do, then I tell you that Come on, nothing going to happen. Just go and do that. That's it, whatever you want to do, go and do that. I like the universe will be as universal. Give you the ways, right? So you the ways,
Steve Larsen 17:18
nothing is going to happen. That was the thing that I also realized, no matter how awesome of a job someone might have after listening to this, wherever. That's what I realized, no one is going to come and give me permission. No one's going to open the door and go Steven, just go for it. Like no one did. I eventually had and there was a realization for me like, Oh, I'm waiting for something that is not going to happen now because they're mad or mean or don't want that. But I'm not owning the decision. And that was Yes, that was a big piece from Yes,
Pankaj Singh 17:50
yes, absolutely. That was
Steve Larsen 17:52
saying I appreciate being on here with me very much. This is like it's been very, very fun to meet you. I know is the face yet but
Pankaj Singh 18:02
Yeah, yeah. It's a great pleasure for me to meet you and just talk to with you and share my story. Because right now very frankly, I'm feeling like a little bit nervous to talk to you. But and I'm just managing it, right? somewhere. I'm just fumbling. But yeah, doesn't matter. I'm really happy to be on your podcast to be on your show. Right? So, thank you so much. And I can't explain very politely explain how how I'm really talking to you. Like, you know, a person who is like, Who's my ideal, right? And I have learned so many things from you, and I'm talking to you, right? Oh,
Steve Larsen 18:52
very, very much. My friends, those who are watching, you're listening to this now. If you guys are interested in taking this challenge that Pankaj Singh is talking about now go to one funnel away dot com. And then where I started and it sounds like where you also started was actually with a book called dot com secrets. And if you've never heard of that dot com secrets.com fantastic book taught me more than my whole marketing degree.
Pankaj Singh 19:17
Steve Larsen 19:18
Amazing. And yeah, yeah, it's been amazing. Thanks so much. Thank you so much for being on here with the bucket thing. It's been great.
Pankaj Singh 19:25
Yeah, yeah, it's my pleasure to talk to you. Thank you
Steve Larsen 19:31
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