Thank you, we are flying to US tonight

Posted on April 29th, 2013 in personal - 60 comments

This is a personal note, not an Excel tip. So grab a cup of coffee, relax and read on.

As I pack our bags and run the last checks, one thought keeps crossing my mind. How impossible all this sounded just a few years ago’.

When I quit my well paying corporate job in April, 2010 to embark on this exciting journey of making you awesome in Excel, I never thought I would one day take my family and visit USA. I had bigger worries. I just became a dad to twins. Both Jo & I quit our jobs. We had no home, car or reasonable financial backup. Just a passion to do what I loved – share Excel knowledge, ideas with the world and somehow make a living out of it.

What followed was almost a dream journey, thanks to your generous support to Chandoo.org. You became a part of our little community, learned Excel thru our site, purchased our products, spread good word about us among your friends & colleagues.

Thank you

I just want to thank you for your continued support to Chandoo.org. With out that I would not even have the courage to dream about conducting Excel workshops in USA.

You inspire me to learn and share

You invite me in to your work & life

You ask questions, make comments

You give me new opportunities

You take time to learn and be curious

You give me a purpose and make me strong

Thank you.

Shout out to our readers in Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, Washington DC:

I am really eager to meet you and thank you for all that you do to support us. If you are interested, stay tuned. I will post details about this in a few days.

PS: We have a few spots in my Masterclass for Chicago, Columbus & Washington DC. Click here to book yours.

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60 Responses to “Thank you, we are flying to US tonight”

  1. josh w says:

    And thank you for taking on the challenge of teaching us.

  2. Sally K says:

    Chandoo, you should come to Houston next time! Thank you for making us Excel rock stars!

    • Texas Aggie says:

      I agree with Sally. Come to Houston next time!

      Congratulations and safe travels. I hope your travels in the US are enjoyable…

  3. prashanth says:

    all the best chandoo.

  4. Pradeep says:

    Happy for you that you took the road less traveled, traveled all too well, sharing your knowledge and gaining some all along the way and that now you are going places! Hearty congratulations, Chandoo!

  5. Joanne Forsythe says:

    I am so excited for you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I hope that you are greeted with hospitality and enjoy every moment while you are here. Your excel community loves you! Safe travels.
    Joanne

  6. Neal says:

    Heartiest Congratulation!!

  7. Kumar Setty says:

    Chandoo,

    Have a nice flight. Your words and achievements inspire me. I hope some day I will able to choose what I really want to do like you.

  8. sreekhosh says:

    ((((****))))) Happy Journey ((((****))))

  9. Szczepan says:

    Chandoo.. Thanks a lot for your classes!
    Enjoy your time in US and pass my best regards to your family!
    Stay healthy and happy! :-)

  10. Linda says:

    Safe travels and many thanks for all ALL the excel tips. You must schedule Canada into a future trip.

  11. Nikki says:

    You deserve every bit of it, Chandoo! I have, and continue to learn so much from you and am so grateful for your generosity in sharing your knowledge.

    Your humility is astounding, take care and may you and your family have a lovely time in US.

  12. Rankesh says:

    Have a wonderful time chandoo! You deserve a holiday.
    :-)
    CYU soon!

  13. Santhosh says:

    Congrats. Great Job.

    May God bless you.

  14. Anil Narayan Gawli says:

    Hey Chandu,

    congrats yaar, U have given le lots of info abt excel .

    Congrats and Best of luck for your future.
    Keep smiling.

    Warm Regards,
    Gawli Anil N

  15. Abhilash VK says:

    All the very best chandoo.

  16. Cesarino says:

    Excel fly to US

  17. Luke M says:

    All the best wishes for you and your family, Chandoo. Your story of following your passion and succeeding is an inspiration to me.

  18. Linda says:

    I hope you and your family have an absolutely wonderful journey. Enjoy your vacation in the U.S.

    Thank you for your sharing your incredible knowledge and expertise on Excel, and for producing this amazing website.

    Warmest regards,
    Linda

  19. Rahim Zulfiqar Ali says:

    Congratulations & Have a Good Journey,
    Best Wishes :)

  20. Jasmine says:

    That’s so awesome, congrats! Hope you have a good time here!

  21. Uma says:

    You are an awesome Excel Guru.
    Extremely happy and excited for you!!
    Congratulations and all the best to you and your family!

  22. Cathy says:

    I am extremely excited for you and your family.

    Have a great visit, you deserve it!

    Thanks for all the expert tips/tricks on Excel.!

  23. Carlos says:

    =CONGRATS(Chandoo!US2013,0)

  24. preggie govender says:

    Congratulations , well done .

  25. Mahant says:

    Congrats and c u soon….

  26. Ashutosh Pathak says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.

  27. Sean says:

    Safe travels to you and your family!

    I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Thank you for taking the risk to quit your job and dedicate your focus and efforts to providing the world with your knowledge!! It is truly a challenge very few embark on. You have made the work I do easier because of your lessons. I cannot thank you enough!”

  28. Rebeca says:

    Thank you for being there with such a humble attitude that makes it easier for us to make questions

  29. John Henry Funk says:

    I’ve been in this business for 30 years and 20 years of banking before that. My friend, you must surely be an inspiration to young professionals trying to make it in an increasingly competitive field.

    Welcome to the USA!

  30. sandeep says:

    Happy journey Chandoo and continue your journey of teaching excel all over the world.

  31. Brenda says:

    We did a similar thing when we had our first child. Flash forward 24 years and we still have our database programming home business and our daughter who is almost 23 has her own yoga home business. When our son was about 12 he had his first business…mowing lawns. We didn’t travel like you are but we have conducted business around the world thanks to the internet. Happy travels!

  32. GAURAV CHAUHAN says:

    Best of Luck , and happy journey ,

    i hope you grab your goal

  33. Misty says:

    As a mother of twins, I know first hand how challanging life can be WITH a double income. How amazing of an opportunity you have and we are all so blessed that you did what you did. Thank you to you for sharing and teaching all of us Excel junkies! And welcome to the USofA! Wish you were coming closer to the Kansas City area.

  34. vio67 says:

    Thank you for all Chando ! Happy travels for you and your familiy !

  35. Steve says:

    Thanks for all of the good tips; let us know if you stop by Seattle anytime! Safe travels.

  36. Audrey says:

    Chandoo,

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip! It would be nice if you could create a dashboard with an interactive Google map of your journey to the US with points of interests so that we can use Google Earth to track your lats/longs, population counts and wait times.

    Now that would be awesome.

    Audrey

  37. ecgilboy says:

    chandoo,

    Thanks for all the handwork & Von Voyage to you & your family….!!

    • Oswald Vanestrop says:

      I have gained a great deal from your tuitorials. In the near future I want to become proficient in using Excel. I am sure that you can help me. Please stay in touch.
      Have great trip.
      Regards
      Oswald

  38. Sathish Kumar Barla says:

    I wish you a happy journey…
    Have a nice time.

    With Best Wishes,
    Sathish Kumar Barla.

  39. Tamal says:

    Congrats and happy journey.

  40. Kiran says:

    Happy journey

  41. Sumit Chandra says:

    Happy Journey &
    All the Best………….

    Thanks & Regards,
    Sumit

  42. Sandhya says:

    Chandoo,

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip….

  43. Vijay says:

    Thank you Chandoo!

    Happy travels to you and your family!

  44. Ramzan Shaikh says:

    Before I came across Chandoo.org I didn’t know what you can do with excel but now I believe we can do almost everything with Excel. Thats the power of knowledge. Chandoo, you deserve every bit of accolades coming your way. The day I participated in the Dashboard contest by you, I knew that I have learned something what you call “Awesome”. It was pathbreaking.
    And m sure many more guys like me out here owe it to you for making work simpler. So CHEERS for all the effort that you guys have put in. Many more to come..

  45. Ra1endran says:

    Thank you Chandoo for the untiring support always extended. Have a good time in US

  46. Anshul Gupta says:

    you are inspiration for me… i have gained a great knowledge from your tuitorials. In the near future I want to become proficient in using Excel. I am sure that you can help me. please teach us as much as you can…..love you and god bless you………

  47. Stephen B Gomes says:

    Fly Robin Fly!

  48. Rasheed says:

    Wish you and your family a wonderful trip..

  49. Narasimhan says:

    You have made the proverb “where there is a will there is a way”

  50. Jason says:

    DANG!!! You’ll be sooo close to me (Indianapolis, Indiana)!! Wish you the best and safe travels!!

    (is this your first time to the USA? if so, i’d love to hear what your experience was like!)

  51. Vidal F. says:

    You deserved Man – You do a great job!

  52. Matt Healy says:

    Like everybody else, I hope you have a great visit to my country. Perhaps some day I will visit yours.

    I have learned a lot of useful tricks from your blog, and although I considered myself an expert with Excel formulas I learned some new things from your Excel formulas e-book. Well worth the price.

  53. chrisham says:

    Hey Chandoo, the stuff you put out on your blog is so unlike anything else. You really make your post interesting to the readers and everything from style to content, shows you put a lot into making it some quality stuff and so a regular reader of your blog, I wish greater success… thanks for making us “Heros” in our little worlds! Enjoy your trip to the US!

  54. Dale says:

    Dear Chandoo,

    before you leave for your trip, could you please help me troubleshoot an Excel formula? it regards =OFFSET(….), in cells A3:H17 i’ve got a series of sales figures……

    Just Kidding.

    Have a safe and memorable time! The USA is a fantastic place and you’ll have a great time there. People are friendly and very welcoming.

    This is a fantastic website you have and I hope you work at it for quite some while because I need your help in continuing to stay awesome in Excel :)

    Dale

  55. Chandoo says:

    Thanks everyone for your wishes, blessings & love. We reached USA safely and have settled down in to our new apartment in Cleveland. I am eagerly looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in this trip. More details on our reader meetups soon :)

  56. Sumitra says:

    Hey Chandoo,

    Are you planning a visit to London sometime soon?

    Cheers,
    Sumitra

  57. Saleh Saeed says:

    Good Luck

  58. Bryna says:

    Hey Chandoo! I just read your comment. Thanks for sharing this inspiring part of your life with us. I really admire you and wish you the best!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    Bryna

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