Manish has always been an active person since a very young age. Right from the age of 10, he has been involved in adventure sports as well as cycling. In all these years, his passion for biking, cycling, and running has grown on him. In addition, what has grown and strengthened is the sense of safety; the underlying list of experiences that have instilled this sense in him is as long as his arm.
After completing his studies, he came up with an idea, which has affected his life a lot. After having an accident on a bike, he took cognizance of the need of safety gear. This is where his startup, YourRoadID came into the picture. This experience actually has touched his life in a way like never before. YouRoadID aims at fulfilling everyone’s desire to stay safe and keep their loved ones safe, in a unique way, i.e. through Sports IDs wristbands, Ankle bands, Pet IDs and a lot more!
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Your Road ID has many different types of IDs available: Wrist IDs, Ankle ID, Shoe ID, and Pet IDs.
There are endless numbers of colours available to choose from, all colours are bright and some IDs have a 3M Scotchlite highly reflective strips in the middle to keep a person visible in low light.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
One afternoon, my joy seemed to see no bounds. I had finally bought an all-new road bike, which I had been eyeing upon, for almost a year. Nothing could have been better.
One day, when I had barely covered a kilometer, it began to rain and I slowed down the speed of my bicycle. After paddling for another few meters, I lost control over my bike and it skid for almost 50 meters on the main road. Thankfully, I had my safety pads and helmet in place, and the traffic behind was slow, which averted any major accident. Interestingly, people who stopped by for help couldn’t believe that I escaped nearly scratch less from that place given the fact that it was the main road full of vehicles of all sizes. That night when I was in my bed thinking of all that happened that evening, I just could not sleep.
Since that day, these words have echoed in my mind day in and day out. The very fact that “Safety is not only important but also indispensable”, gave me the idea of spreading the word, and hence came in the picture, YourRoadID.com.
What is your life mantra?
Never lose hope at any cost, work harder every day. YOU will succeed.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part is to create the awareness about the importance of carrying a Your Road ID. There are many who know the importance of it and have been giving me the blessing for what I am doing. But there are also those, who think carrying an ID is not that important as they believe, they have enough IDs in their wallet. They don’t realise the driving licence, insurance card in their wallet only has their number and address. However, on Your Road ID wristband, there is information such as:
-Name/ age of the medical ID wearer
-Emergency contact address -Emergency contact name and number #1.
-Emergency Contact name and number #2.
-History of medical conditions (i.e. heart attack, stroke, diabetic)
. -Blood Group.
This information makes it easy for a random person to save the injured’s life and get them proper medication.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Being proactive, one should wake up early morning and make a plan of what all task he/she has to complete by the end of the day.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I recommend using all apps/ social media platforms. Each platform has the capability to give us something new. Although, Facebook and Instagram are my favourites.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I like to wake up early in the morning. This gives me ample amount of time to plan my day.
Answer in less than 50 words
Keep calm and work hard.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Getting too excited. (over confidence)
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Customer’s feedback Matters!
What are your plans for next 3 years?
There are many things planned for the future, but I like to keep calm. However, I want Your Road ID to be with every individual in this country.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would stick with the same project. I believe in giving something new to customers and YourRoadID is the one.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Do It Now! Sometimes ‘Later Becomes Never.”