Thursday, September 24, 2015

Date your Glorious Mistakes - Life of a blogger

Today is my 100th day as an entrepreneur. #BetOnYourself
Thank you for the surprise feature @SocialSamosa #WIN15
Link: 30ish featured in #WIN15, India's top Blogger Conference and Awards

Now that I have the very overwhelming title of being the “Founder of 30ishblogging and PhotoblogHER” Its a struggle to match the hyped digital persona. Not easy, you make glorious mistakes before it seems right (to others).When someone says Entre-Pre-Neur, it actually means 'enter at your own risk'. 

As part of my business strategy, I meet high profile digital consultants who shred every bit of brand 30ish. These meetings leave me feeling like a neon bulb who’s mistakes are visible like dinosaurs. Trust me it takes 24hours to recover from such panic moments.

Life Hack: You had a purpose before they had an opinion, stick to it. 

Thanks for trying to kill my vibe but over time I have become very possessive about my mistakes. They are my true treasure. As long as I am making mistakes, I am growing. 

Ever tried dating your mistakes? It's a safer option than taking them too seriously.
Dating is when you are in the early stage of your relationship, where you meet and know each other better. More like a prelude to being a fully fledged couple, without any serious hang ups. Similarly I prefer dating my mistakes, evaluate pros and cons. I want to know the beast, few mistakes are discovery to your next step, some are purely waste of effort. So take a call and move on.
When the time is right, your mistakes are taken as jokes. Other way round and your jokes are labelled as mistakes. So I guess, there's no right or wrong to this. 
Step One - Date mistakes
Step Two - Accept
Step Three - Learn 
Step Four - Laugh and Forget
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Monday, September 14, 2015

#30ishTALKS, being a Coach'ar.

Taking 30ish* to LIVE audience was electric. I have lived this brand like a zombie in the last one year. When I stood on that stage, one thing was very clear that 30ish is much bigger than the vision I started with. Being authentic has made 30ish flaming and stunning. Thanks for believing in me.

Public speaking is one of the top 3 social fears known to humans, interesting trivia. Just breathe and hold the bull by its horns! My first and most iconic experience of public speaking was when I forgot the definition of “Inflation”(Economics, BMM). If you are born in the 80’s every professor will give you the example of onions being affected by inflation, thats exactly what I blanked out at. Till date onions represent tragedy.

#Life Hack: Every speech is spilt into 3. What you prepared for, what you delivered and what you could have.
My Day in a nutshell, comedy of errors
Every time they cheered, the excitement made me forget the next point :D

Not making this melodramatic, because days like these remind you that 'life is a joke' and overthinking just makes it worse. Was so hyper that I blow dried my hair for 45 minutes and slept, its a miracle they are still intact. Kept thinking I will wear “That Grey Dress” but “That Grey Dress” was with the dry cleaner (quite organised) 
Should think before you get on stage
Read your lines
Practice your speech

Should not think, but I did.
Why does my right lense seem clearer than left, what if I trip.
I need water now, or I will choke
I should distract myself, may be update my FB profile (which I did)
What if John Snow is alive, (obsessive GOT repeat watching syndrome)
I think the show MC is forgetting her lines (forgot this could happen to me as well)
Book an Ola
But FIRST please try to breathe and concentrate
Don't fear perfection, acting silly is a hidden weapon. You will always remember the kid who forgot his lines and bounced back with a cuter goof up. Connect with their heart, be real. 30ish is now a movement in progress, thanks to all our goodwill ambassadors. Leave your comments, I will get back with a giant smile.

Being a Coach'ar, but my way.
Pooja Kochar.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mom @30ish, congratulations you a warrior

Featured by #YouthKiAwaaz, 30ish and PhotoblogHER are challenging conventional beauty through photography 
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Every mother is fighting a silent battle. I am very attached to one of my projects #PhotoblogHER, where  I narrate the story of her motherhood through photographs. Moments of her holding the baby, telling them stories, building their dreams is what stays back as a priceless memory. This post is a reflection of my interactions with all the mothers in the past 6 months. 
#Life Hack: Imperfections make us unforgettable, they remind us of our struggles and our victory. Ask a mother to define her stretch marks and she will say, ‘a beautiful battle’ where I won. 
New mom’s apologise “Sorry I am not in the best shape, but can you make me look slimmer, prettier, sexier”. My reply surely, we can work on the lighting and angles. But the fact is that no photoshop will hide her battle lines. They are her identity. 
It’s a very difficult space, food, career, relationships and social pressure are always playing hide and seek. The only way to fight back is to accept it. Your beauty is beyond your insecurities and the texture of your skin. As a woman, I love your stretch marks, dark circles, love handles and cellulite..because thats life.
Bloggers are supposed to be influencers. This power should be used to tell women across the globe that their body type does not need a stamp from the society. You are not a fruit basket.. apples and pears are for the farmers market. A mother will always choose strength, thats your reality.
Leave your comments & share the post, it will inspire other women. 
Love and Grace
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