my name is Jigar Patel
I’m a dreamer.

I grew up in the beautiful Salinas Valley. I was the second son of two amazing parents who immigrated to the United States from India. They came here with close to nothing, and worked from the bottom up. Whether we were living in a small apartment or a hillside home they never once said no to me. They instilled in me the value of hard work.

In my lifetime, I have been blessed to have travelled to many parts of the world. Seeing the different parts of the world and it’s cultures has had a great impact on my life. I am an egalitarian. I support movements of equality and fairness. I am fascinated and accepting of other culture’s knowledge, cultures, beliefs, and values. I keep an open mind.

The state of the world keeps me up at night. I am deeply concerned for humanity. I believe in giving rather than taking. I believe I, along with the rest of the human race, must give back to the world and humanity. It pains me to see human struggle. Whether it be the struggle of a poor man in hunger or a affluent man in depression. I believe all humans can and should equally be happy and successful in their own individual ways; and the we must be united in achieving this goal. I believe a life is not lived unless it is lived in service to humanity.

I’m a perfectionist. I overwork. I take the leadership position, always; and I get the job done- better than anyone else could do it. I believe that if I don’t do something, it will never get done; and that my work is a reflection of who I am. I have extraordinary passion in my work and my projects demonstrate that.

I have the gift of gab. I am an effective communicator. I know what to say and when to say it. I know what people want to hear. I love speaking, and I do it well.

If I’m not speaking, I’m thinking. I’m constantly thinking- overthinking. I crave knowledge. I love learning. If I see or hear about something I don’t know, I read and research. My knowledge is my greatest strength, and nobody can take that away from me. I must know everything about anything.

My big eyes aren’t just pretty they serve a giant purpose- to see! I’m an observer and I pay close attention to detail. Image is everything. I try to gather and take in as much as I can. ^knowledge is power. I strive for visually appealing. Everything must look good.

I believe every new connection is a new opportunity. I believe I can take something from anyone I come across (whether that be a piece of information or an exact example of how I shouldn’t behave); but better yet, I believe I can give the same person new information and make a difference in their life. People are not disposable, but they are usable (in a positive way) and should all be utilized. We all have something to bring to the table, and if you bring enough people together- you’ll be able to achieve greater and wilder things.

I’m old-fashioned. I believe people should strive for self-excellence. I believe people should live by morals, codes, virtues, and ethics. We must act in a manner that promotes humanity and act as if each of our own actions will become universal law. I believe in duty. Duty to one’s country. Duty to one’s religion. Duty to one’s family. Duty to one’s lover. Duty to the world and the universe. Duty to humanity. Duty to promote good and not evil.

I’m a planner. I have everything planned out. Always. Everything I do is planned. Strategy is key.