“Know, love and be­lieve in what you are do­ing”

WKND - - What's Hot - — Staff re­porter 12 au­gust 2016

What led you to start the fash­ion ex­hi­bi­tion? En Vogue by AAJK was con­ceived by friends, for friends who love to shop to­gether!

What is your # 1 per­sonal prin­ci­ple/ suc­cess mantra at work? My suc­cess mantra all th­ese years has been “Know, love and be­lieve in what you’re do­ing!”

What is one im­por­tant skill you think ev­ery professional should have? Never give up on your dreams. I be­lieve that ev­ery­thing else will fall into place.

What has been your most chal­leng­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to date and what you did to re­solve it? We all face our share of chal­lenges in life, be it at work or at home. For me, it was rather dif­fi­cult to shift from a cor­po­rate back­ground into the glam­orous world of fash­ion! How­ever, I strived to be the best, and slowly and steadily, I was able to make a mark. It was all about hav­ing the right peo­ple by your side.

Who’s your role model as the per­fect professional? Like ev­ery daugh­ter, my first hero is my fa­ther, and so, when it comes to busi­ness as well, my fa­ther is my ul­ti­mate role model. I have seen him han­dling busi­ness af­fairs all my life and he does so with pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance.

If you had one free hour in the day to re­lieve stress, how would you use it? I would find the near­est beach, sit down, and catch the sun­set. That’s pure bliss

Any ad­vice for as­pir­ing en­trepreneurs? The first step for any en­tre­pre­neur is to iden­tify your goals. Then comes the harder part of achiev­ing those goals. If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that per­se­ver­ance and pa­tience are the key words.

What is your great­est dream, pro­fes­sion­ally? Now that I’ve worked so hard to cre­ate a brand name, I want to see it suc­ceed. I hope it reaches many dif­fer­ent coun­tries in the years to come. If you had a mil­lion dol­lars, what would you do with it? Firstly, win­ning a mil­lion dol­lars would truly be a dream come true! I would def­i­nitely go on a nice, month- long hol­i­day with my fam­ily and do my best to make it a mem­o­rable trip. The next thing I would do is do­nate a por­tion to char­ity. I would def­i­nitely save some for the fu­ture of my lovely daugh­ters. And I would put the rest away — you never know when you might need it, and I tend to squir­rel away sav­ings for the un­ex­pected.

we all face our share of chal­lenges in life. for me, it was rather dif­fi­cult to shift from a cor­po­rate back­ground to the glam­orous world of fash­ion

WHO: Anu­radha Agar­waal WHAT: Founder, en Vogue by AAJK

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