Driftaway Coffee was started by Anu Menon & Suyog Mody as a passion project. We started it to fulfill our desire to create, do work we were passionate about, as well as our need for and interest in great coffee. Here’s what led to starting it.
Over the next few months, we read other people’s stories about doing work they loved, watched many TED talks & listened to lots of inspiring speeches. The reason we needed to do this was two-fold-one, we wanted to find work we loved, but didn’t know what that would be. Learning from others who went on similar paths & felt what we were feeling was a start to figure that out. Secondly, the thought of leaving the security of well paying jobs was terrifying. The idea of failure is scary. So we needed to hear from others about how they tried and failed, until they succeeded. At the end of it all, we needed to know that it was okay to fail.
Over these months, we created an Inspiration Wall in our apartment. Little quotes from everything we read & watched reminding us that it would be far worse to do nothing, than to do something & fail.
“It would be far worse to do nothing, than to do something & fail.”
The Inspiration Wall in our Brooklyn apartment.