Ramdas Shenoyy from stirfrymba.com in conversation with the serial entrepreneur.
Describe your life’s journey so far and your motivation?
I am a self-motivated person and that’s how I have always been. I believe in giving my best to whatever I do. Since childhood I was creatively inclined, however, those times were different so I focused on building a stable career first. I completed Computer Engineering and MBA in Systems and Finance and then landed up with a lucrative job at Infosys. I had a great stint there but after 6.5 years, I resigned to pursue my passions. Today, I am a blogger, author, serial entrepreneur with 3 ventures, choreographer, mentor and counselor, and am satisfied with my journey.
What are your important goals in life, how do you plan to achieve them?
My goal is to touch the lives of as many people as I can positively. On a personal level, I strive to be a mother who can raise a good human being. I hope I am able to instill the right values in my 5-year-old daughter and make her an emotionally intelligent child. I am not someone who plans far ahead. I believe in focusing on the next step and taking things one at a time. I am soon going to start my own non-profit initiative called “The Listening Ear Foundation” to provide an emotionally safe and comfortable space to women from all over to share, discuss, learn and grow. As a part of my venture Beyond the Box, I aim to reach out to more and more kids and contribute towards raising a perceptive and thinking generation that is confident in articulating and expressing its thoughts.
You are wearing multiple caps..how would you like to be described?
Yes, I don multiple hats and love all the roles I play. I would like to be described as a person who has left a mark in the lives of others.
How was it get a KaramVeera Chakra award?
It was a surreal feeling, to be honest. I still do not know if I deserve it but I am deeply humbled and grateful to be a recipient of a global civilian honor. More than a recognition, I see this as a responsibility to contribute more towards making our world a better place.
What is success to you?
Success is subjective and means different things to different people. For some, getting up every day and going out to live their daily life is in itself success due to their struggles. To me, success is influencing someone to be a better version of themselves. The more people I can inspire, the more successful I think I would consider myself to be. Self-improvement is also an indicator of success according to me. Learning, unlearning, re-learning and evolving is crucial to be successful.
What is your life’s philosophy?
I believe in living life queen size and that is the mantra I follow. I try my best to make every moment count. Often people think that it is nice to be nice. But I say that it is just easy to be nice. By doing something good for others, we are helping ourselves more than them.
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