Style, élan and poise – all things synonymous with my dear friend who sometimes gives some really good advice, at other times inspire and motivates. She is the glamorous element in my life and sometimes even at work when we collaborate on projects. But, what I truly admire about her is the ‘coolness quotient’ she has with kids.
Recently, she started a series – “Inspire and Aspire”- to give a much needed voice to teenagers of today and that is the kind of support our youngsters need.
Her journey is equally interesting and motivating. Do read on her tête-à-tête with us.
Q1. How did the idea for your business come about?
PR: I have been working with women and children as an Image and Etiquette Consultant for 7 years. However I wanted to dig deep and dive into helping my clients have a permanent change. This led me to study and take up life coaching. I specialise in coaching women and youth.
Recently, I also launched my YouTube channel called Inspire and Aspire, a platform for parents and children. My aim is to propel children into paving their path to success. I am passionate about getting kids to work in their teens and follow their passion. Nothing like earning your own money and getting the kind of exposure and life lessons when working during these years. It gives one so much confidence. The main focus of my program lies on their social and mental well-being.
Q2. How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?
PR: It is very important for us to not shy away from marketing ourselves. We must be comfortable in putting ourselves and our work out there. The best way for us to promote our business is to have a collaborative approach. Collaborate with entrepreneurs who can add value and enhance your business. A good word that spreads about your work can bring in many good opportunities in the future. Something I truly believe in is to help others as much as you can. Help other women find their calling. Life is all about giving and sharing
Q3. What piece of advice would you give to women who would start a business of their own?
PR: I stepped out of my comfort zone at the age of 16 when I took up my first job. I started by working in television serials and TV commercials. I was always work driven and growing up in Mumbai just made it a lot easier to find good opportunities. Hence doing something constantly and being financially independent has been deeply ingrained in me.
Working for yourself gives you the freedom and time that we mothers need. Also since it’s ‘our’ business and work we nurture and nourish it just like the way we take care of our families. And where there is passion and dedication the income flows in.
Thank you so much Priya, for sharing such useful insights here with all of us. We wish you all the successes in your endeavours.
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