Mathew Jose is a social entrepreneur who runs an Organization called Paperman. Through this organization, Mathew’s mission is to bring about a positive social change through trash. He has created a platform called trashfunding that helps people to convert their trash into an investment for social change. His expertise also lies in the key understanding he has about India’s 1.5 million strong informal sector recyclers. He is passionate about improving their livelihoods through his innovations.
Martin Luther king Jr. said, If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
My friend life is not always about sunshine and rainbows. You might get knocked down or get hit on the face. You will be torn, betrayed and lost. People will leave you when needed you the most.
Buy hey, do you stop? Do you Quit?
No my Friend. You muster all the courage, bounce back and face it. You grow stronger and learn. But you will not Quit. Because,
Losing is Temporary but Quitting is permanent.
All you need to do my friend is Keep Moving Forward.
Sarvesh Sashi was fairly born with silver spoon on his mouth. He had every opportunity to take easier route of taking care of his father’s multi-million dollar businesses. He rather walked down the less traveled road of starting his own. At the age of 17, he started a chain of Yoga studios with unsecured loan from his Uncle.
He is branded as youngest CEO in Yoga and Wellness sector by Bloomberg. He is also an INK fellow, TEDx Speaker and featured in many national media for his innovative work in Yoga. His studios presents 25 different forms of yoga such as basketball yoga, paddle boat yoga, brick yoga, etc.
Melissa was raped twice as a teenager, lost her friend to suicide and dad to cancer. She got addicted to drug, became alcoholic and suffered from severe bulimia for almost a decade.
She has faced a lot of challenges in her own life. It seemed impossible for her to come out of all this. She was surrounded by wrong kind of people, dating a meth addict and going down the wrong path in life.
On this episode, Melissa shares her story of bouncing back and thriving. She is a certified Yoga teacher and reiki healer. She is also a host of Podcast called Mind Love where she discusses mindset shifts, energy frequencies and modern mindfulness through raw stories, personal experience and inspiring interviews.
I was a very average student while I was in school. Everyone said that. My parents always answered saying, Ya Bijay is just an average student, he neither fails nor Tops the class when somebody asked them about my study. My teachers also always said that, and I was categorized as an average student. That statement kept coming over and over again from them. When it kept coming repeatedly for some years, I, somehow at that point in time believed on what they said and accepted that label of an average student all my schooling. Bijay is an Average student.
Nidhi is a Nutritionist and Fitness expert based in South Delhi. She is director of Organization called Nidsun Wellness which helps people with non-invasive body shaping, diet plans and online fitness programs.
She’s a certified Fitness trainer with a specialization in training for special needs, she’s a Puma Athlete and trainer. She has been personal training many special needs clients one and one. In terms of fitness and exercise, she has been working out last 17 years and has learned Functional, weight training, Yoga and various dance styles. She’s the brand ambassador of Puma Do You in India along with Jacqueline Fernandez, Kalki Koechlin Liza Haydon, Sakshi Malik & others and was part of their Guinness World Record plank
You are making choices every single moment in your life. Whether it is to watch a movie or read a book, go on a party on weekend or build business. You are making those choices every moment.
Your life at moment is reflection of all the decisions or choices you have made in the past. One good choice can transform your life just the way it did for Abdul in the story I have shared in this episode.
Stop complaining and take responsibility because you were born to soar higher like an eagle not to quack and complain like the duck.
Make that life changing choice, plan and stick to it. You will astound yourself.
I am keen in deconstructing successful people and get deep into their habits. In this episode, I present you three most common habits of successful and inspiring personalities I have interviewed for this podcast.
These three habits are repeated in several episodes by different guests and I wanted to put them together and present you so that you can use them to succeed in your own life.
What? You think you need a lot of money to start a business? Wait my friend. You need ZERO money to start a business of your dreams and turn it into a multi-million dollars venture.
Avelo Roy has done the exact same and he shares how he was able to do that in this episode.
Avelo is a serial entrepreneur who has built seven businesses in US with Multi-Million dollars worth of products and services in wide range of segments from consumer electronics to food science to healthcare process automation and so on.
Manoj Vasudevan was not always a world-class public speaker but with consistent practice and endless determination he was able to win the coveted World Championship of Public Speaking in 2017. At one point in time he was not promoted by his organization to the next level as he lacked what it took to be at next level. That was the moment when Manoj decided to excel in Leadership and Communication skills. He quit his job, started a company and started to work on building these skills.
The Inspiring Talk podcast turned SIX months and it all started with a decision to inspire people. I have learned a lot along this journey and got opportunity to interact with amazing people who has reached milestones. This podcast now have 19 amazing interviews and boundless love and blessing of listeners. our community is growing every single day.
Sean Douglas was suicidal at one point of time due to heavy drinking habit and series of negative thoughts. He has grown in alcohol and abusive environment at his home. This had deep negative impact in his life and he himself became alcoholic. But this is not what he wanted for himself in his life. One fine day he said to himself, “I am so done with this. I need to change the way I am living my life.” He turned to timeless wisdom of great books and people who has shown him the way. He shares decisions we make in our life at the moment has impact in our future.
There is only one way to avoid criticism, Do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. -Aristotle
When I came across this story that I grew up listening to from my teacher in school, I couldn’t stop sharing it with you.
You might have heard this but still is so relevant even today.
Enjoy the show!
Praveen Wadalkar robbed his six years old son’s piggy bank to go for a business meeting. His first business was a complete flop show and he had no money left as he and his wife both had left their job to start that business. Praveen has been to the stage where quitting the entrepreneurial dream was much easier option than to continue. But he kept moving forward to start another venture which flourished and is now spread across many nations in Asia.
I have realized that there is a trait in every successful people that loser and quitters lack by interviewing successful and inspiring personalities every week.
They have winning mindset. They believe on their vision and dreams more than anyone else and keep pursuing unless they turn that into reality.
Another such quality is to stand up back tall more determined and more focused than ever after every fall.
Enjoy my take on winning mindset!
Jigna Tanna is a Construction Entrepreneur, Author, Keynote Speaker, Change Catalyst, and most sought after Performance Excellence Strategist.
Jigna comes from a family of business background with open mind but she eventually got married to family where women’s freedom was not as widely accepted. She along with her husband had to take a hard route of starting the business all over again.
Is fear of failing or being rejected stopping you from executing on your idea or plan that you believe will transform your life and life of people around you?
When you are in this situation next time ask yourself these three questions:
What is the worse that can happen as a result of this task or action that I am about to take?
Even if the worse possible happens to me, can I bounce back to where I am today?
What is the best thing that could happen if I do this?
You already have what you need and you already have enough information on what to do and how to do. The only ingredient that’s lacking in your success journey is taking action.