Q1. Describe yourself in three sentences.
I enjoy taking on new challenges, actively setting objectives for myself, and establishing new benchmarks as a leader for my team and the brand. Additionally, I practice discipline in my personal and professional lives to maintain a healthy work-life balance. I am also constantly seeking newer ways to do bigger and better things as an individual and as a member of society.
Q2. What is the one subject you think aspiring leaders should learn?
In my opinion, dedication is the core value that aspiring leaders should instil in themselves. Dedication is the key to success, one must adhere to the rules that have been set for the growth of the business to achieve the company’s vision for the larger good of society.
Q3. One thing you believe is essential for sustained growth.
Consistency, rooted in business practices, can become a major growth driver and is the underlying secret ingredient to all your strategies and daily operations. It ensures success since entrepreneurs do what they enjoy. It will keep you motivated to work harder and push through everything necessary to achieve your daily goals.
Q4. One book that you love and the one you’ve bookmarked?
I love reading books, especially biographies and anthropology books. My current favourite book is Negotiating the non-negotiable, written by Daniel Shapiro. The book offers a useful framework for understanding identity through the five pillars (BRAVE) – beliefs, rituals, allegiances, values, and emotionally meaningful experiences – and how conflicts can arise when one of them is threatened.
Q5. Leadership quotes that inspire you
I truly believe in Dare to act and get inspired by your past mistakes, it’s a life hack; we must develop self-confidence in order to learn from our own mistakes. By overcoming our shortcomings, we become stronger as we know our strengths and weaknesses. It wouldn’t be as easy for us to understand ourselves without the mistakes we have made. More than quotes, it is people who inspire me. Thanks to my work, I keep coming across amazing personalities with something unique to offer and learn from.
Q6. What is your unique way of maintaining a work-life balance?
Make a plan and stick to it. In my opinion, maintaining a healthy balance in both areas is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. My life as an entrepreneur is tremendously demanding, and this stays consistent the entire year. Since most of my time is spent in the office, I make sure to take time out for my family, especially post work and during the weekends. Being a morning person, I wake up at 5 AM and stay strictly offline and focus on my morning ritual with my family, which includes practising Yoga and exercise, followed by a healthy breakfast and spending some quality and precious time with my children. After finishing my morning ritual, the next thing I do is to make daily goals and keep my to-do list handy, which assists me in focusing on specific goals that I must achieve before the end of the day. Knowing when and what to do makes me more comfortable at work.
Q7. Significant learning in the past couple of years?
Both personally and professionally, I’ve learned how important it is to be agile in all situations and stay positive to be able to lead a balanced life. Another key learning is that focusing on one goal at each stage allows us to plan for the future more effectively.
Q8. Some productivity apps and technologies you use in your daily life?
I mainly use health monitoring and team collaboration apps to streamline my day. With just one swipe on my realme phone and smartwatch, I can easily navigate my daily health chart to any important meeting, even on the road. The applications I’m hooked to are: Whatsapp and Twitter are my top favourites. Twitter allows you to connect with your target audiences and express yourself freely. Whatsapp keeps me updated and stays connected with my family, friends, and work team.
Q9. What is your technology detox?
Technology detox for me is spending as much time as possible with my family and loved ones alongside my daily morning exercise routine.
Q10. If money was not a bar, what piece of tech and automobile would you own?
I think with hard work and perseverance, I have managed to achieve a decent lifestyle. Over the years, I have seen the power technology holds and how it can bring the best of citizen services to an entire population and provide the right tools to empower youth. I, along with my team at realme, are working towards making technology more accessible to the youth by making smartphones and the entire connected TechLife ecosystem, including hearables, smartwatches and smart appliances, available to them at relevant price points with a mission to help the youth Dare to Leap and achieve success in what they do.