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Founder of Staying Uncomfortable

The How

Kaivan and Gaurav met in Chicago in 2011 at Chicago Global Runway, a fashion show hosted by Kaivan. Gaurav was part of a fashion startup looking to recruit fashion designers, therefore, showed up to the fashion show. The rest, as they say, is history.

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The What

Kaivan had a break up for the ages, multiple failures in businesses, and friendships. Gaurav's dad passed away suddenly in front of him and also had a terrible breakup during this time. Both Kaivan and Gaurav hit rock bottom and were there to pick each other up. They encouraged each other to keep moving forward.

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The Why

After these immense experiences, they both started their journeys into self-awareness. They would question why society is a certain way, and why do people believe what they do?

Life of Staying Uncomfortable

The When

In 2017, while Kaivan was going through a rough time with his startup Glyder, and his personal life, he wondered if everyone goes through the ups and downs of life? He and Gaurav kept discussing the journey of life, and whether everyone goes through this, and how they come out of it?

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The Mission

Through powerful exercises and being able to talk through their stories, they saw the transformative results they achieved in their career, health, and relationships, and they decided to create Staying Uncomfortable (SU). SU has now become a platform for people to share their transformational life stories!


January 7, 2019

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