With any business venture and no matter how high one’s status, there are always lessons that one picks up on their way working up the ladder. Kishanraj Anil Pandya who is known by the majority as Sean Pandya, can certainly attest to that.
At a young age, he has experienced and continues to enjoy the tastes of success. However, it did not all fall into his lap. Rather, his commitment and drive have led him to where he stands proud and tall today as CEO of Amcon Consultants Inc. and Sean Pandya Enterprise. Both companies specialize in the engineering and planning that goes behind the scenes of constructing buildings. However, SP Enterprise specifically tailors to the Cannabis industry in that it works with building dispensaries and buildings dedicated to cultivating the crop for medicinal purposes. Both companies have been successful hits and Pandya continues to aspire for more. They say one never stops learning and that is certainly true. Pandya’s entire journey has been a learning experience and through it, has also learned many lessons that he carries on forward.
As everyone knows, it is no secret that being CEO is a short abbreviation for leader. However, leader is not a synonym to a solo player — rather, to the contrary. Pandya has come to learn and really appreciate the value of teamwork and how essential it is to the prospering of a company as a whole. But simply, the presence of teamwork is not enough. Pandya emphasizes that as a leader, it is crucial that one has to be a team player as well. By everyone working together, it opens the door to everyone also learning from one another so there is an exchange of valuable ideas and skill sets. One person – not even a leader – can do that alone. Pandya quoted Einstein’s famous quote, “you can’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,” where he went on to complete, “which is why I believe in having a team of individuals who are experts in unique areas of their field.”
Another lesson that Pandya has learned and applied at Amcon is the practice of being upfront and forthcoming with all costs instead of putting off some to the backburner to be “surprises” to clients later on in a building project. This has worked out well to give Amcon an air of trustworthiness that clients know they can confidently count on. Pandya discussed the matter in one interview citing a particular example, “for example, charging extra money for a “design change” is a classic way architects and engineers alike will try to make more money. As the CEO, I value our clients and hold my team to a high standard, which is why I insist on being consistently upfront with our costs.”
Lastly, one of the biggest lessons and perhaps one of the most important of them all, Pandya has learned to emphasize believing in one’s self and resisting other’s efforts to sidetrack or bring him down. Pandya has learned that some individuals can serve as forces to weigh one down and in the situations and places you might least expect them to like teachers, peers, etc. as he has said, “even though your peers and even adults such as teachers, who you should be able to trust, may try to bring you down.” It is not always necessarily out of a malicious intent. Sometimes it might come off as a genuine warning or voiced concern but if not handled well, it can translate to self doubt. That’s why Pandya says, “you should always believe in yourself. You will persevere and be successful.”
With every journey, there are lessons and that rings true with Sean Pandya’s journey as well. He views each lesson as a way to improve his way moving forward. To keep up with Sean Pandya and all of his endeavors, follow his social media handles: Facebook and Instagram.