Tarannum Jayaswal

Tarannum Jayaswal


I learn about success by reading autobiographies of successful people like Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs.

Tell us about the venture/ business/ initiative you have started...

Schooling system has not changed even for a bit. But we have! Several professions and job roles such as those of doctors, lawyers, accountants are believed to become redundant over the coming years. But the Schools are still making us believe that it is important to study traditional books in order to become successful in life – become real doctors, accountants and lawyers. Will there be a gap in the learning process of our society? Most of us have smartphone and all forms of gadgets that answer our immediate questions in just a few seconds. Whereas our current education system believes in memorization of information.

Robotics, AI and digital technologies are fast changing our worlds every day. Does this mean alternate means of Education is becoming a necessity in our lives? I have read fascinating autobiographies of successful people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma and various others which has changed my way of thinking in life. I have launched a YouTube Channel and have attended many seminars and various kinds of business events. I have also spoken in property investment seminars. I am currently learning a lot about asset, liability and things that define Debt, Inflation, difference between money and currency, etc. If somebody asks about anything related to property investment, I can jolly well answer that without a hassle. All thanks to my interest in alternate education. Reading books on entrepreneurship, self-development and motivation is defining my ideas and thoughts in a big manner. I read Rich dad poor dad by New York Times Best Selling Author, Robert Kiyosaki when I was 6.

What is your definition of success? What advice would you give to your younger self about "success"?

Success, according to me, is learning new things. I learn about success by reading autobiographies of successful people like Warren Buffet and Steve Jobs. I also feel enriched by watching videos of motivational speakers like Gaur Gopal Das and Jay Shetty.

What challenges have you encountered on your journey and how have you overcome them? Is this a common challenge in your industry? How can we tackle it?

Not many, to be very honest, the only challenge that I currently face is that I am required to manage a lot of things at such a young age. I attend my school for acquiring a formal education. Plus, I am also undergoing a parallel education too. I am strict regarding time management to tackle this problem.

Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome? If so, are there any examples you can give and tips you can share with other women on how to overcome it?

Not yet, by God’s grace. I never have felt it till date.

Are there women you look up to? Who are they and why are they inspirational to you?

I have always considered my daddy to be my best friend, but my Mom has been my role model, mainly because of her supportive nature. She has given me all kind of moral support and helped me to overcome the intricacies of life.

What are your thoughts on work-life balance? Do you apply any techniques to achieve work-life balance?

Please refer to the answer of s.5.

How did you know it was the right time to start your own venture/ initiative? How would you advise someone who is just starting out with a project outside of their regular 9-5 job?

Right from the age of six, I had developed a habit of reading self-development books as well as watching videos of various motivational speakers. I also enjoyed reading books based on the autobiographies of successful people. All these have inspired me to start my YouTube videos.

What have you learned about leadership, entrepreneurship and mentoring others?

I have learned a lot from my father, who himself is a great public speaker and an entrepreneur too. He faced many challenges right from his childhood days, as he was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Some of the books, I read so far, are on the lives of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, who have motivated me to a greater extent. I try my best to motivate my friends, brother, and cousins to do the things that they are best at.

What mistakes do you see people make when they first start their own venture/ intiative/ business and what advice would you give to women so that they can avoid making these mistakes?

Most of them tend to rush in their venture without doing much of due diligence. “Slow and steady wins the race” – is my personal preference.

Are there any resources/ books you would like to recommend for the women who read your #AspiringWomen article?

“Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki; “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy; “Think and Grow Rich” by Ben Holden-Crowther and Napoleon Hill.

Is there anything else you would like to share with other women on their journey to success?

Stay focused in your life, break some rules, if needed, and lastly, humbly accept the failures in your life and change those failures into success.

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