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The Q&A in textual content format
You achieve this many issues, would like to understand how you began your profession and three greatest and three dangerous experiences.
I began my skilled profession as a Management Consultant after my B-School. I labored for a 12 months earlier than I spotted that the 9-5 life isn’t for me. I wished a life the place I may, realistically, spend time with my household & buddies, each time I wished. At the identical time, blogs turned a factor, internationally, & I received on it. This was 2004. I used to be a broke freelancer residing in Bombay. I couldn’t even afford the 9k hire. I knew how one can code web sites & I began getting purchasers from the US / UK / Europe. Far too many good / dangerous / superior issues in 16 years!
How to keep up sanity on this insane time?
I can’t inform you how one can do it however I can share a number of the issues which have helped. JOURNALING. Write how every thing makes you’re feeling. One line, one web page, no matter. Has helped me cope. THERAPY. Talk to knowledgeable. The lockdown has amplified our insecurities. Uncertainty has sky rocketed. Just like our our bodies want a bodily coach to maintain wholesome, our mind wants a psychological coach. And lastly, like all the nice occasions & the dangerous, THIS TOO, SHALL PASS.
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As an influencer & beside placing all my effort & data in my content material, why am I not rising?
Firstly, on the whole, most platforms are affected by customers leaving and lowered natural attain for current accounts like yours and mine. Secondly, it’s an extended recreation. Content isn’t every thing. It’s ONE spoke within the wheel. Right now, on floor issues should not attainable else I might’ve instructed assembly folks in actual life. Thirdly, it could even be particular to what your area of interest is, what your objectives are, particularly. Else it’s generic recommendation.
What sort of content material helps in participating folks & purchasers?
Controversial opinions, nudes, and many others. More engagement, extra followers, extra purchasers. That’s the common reply. But on a person model / particular person foundation, it could rely on : What is your objective? What work do you do? What do folks wish to know extra about you? Etc.
Do you additionally do total enterprise teaching aside from teaching for constructing manufacturers on-line?
Yes, I do. The 60 minute consulting name is custom-made to every particular person. The elementary rules of doing enterprise are the identical. Once you’ve established your objective. The suggestions I’ve acquired from consulting calls is that it has helped purchasers slim down their objectives & really perceive what it’s they really wish to do. And then relying on whether or not you discover it helpful, I’m completely happy to work on intermittent hand-holding, as required.
What are the highest 5 blogs that you simply like to learn?
I don’t learn any blogs. Most of my studying materials is both paperback books / audio books and podcasts. If I do learn some articles, I normally get these hyperlinks from folks I comply with on Twitter.
In the previous, artwork was inseparable from politics. How does work within the social media period when hate is rampant? Asked since you probably did these shoots with Divya Spandana… and my artwork is political too.
Divya was managing social media for the Indian National Congress and I photographed some occasions with them. Some of the images made it to my weblog. I used to be not attempting to make a political assertion. The greatest motive I did that gig was as a result of I used to be curious. I’ve had one cellphone name interplay with somebody who was managing the Modi marketing campaign previous to him being elected the Prime Minister. And this gig with the Congress meant that I might have some interplay with Rahul Gandhi. I wished to see for myself. No cash was concerned in both interplay. I did find yourself registering to vote for the primary time after these interactions. I made a private political selection for the primary time in my life. As far as social media and hate are involved – social media, IMO, amplifies who we’re. That’s it. I don’t know if hate has gone up or down however I do know that I get to learn about all of it nonetheless. To keep my private sanity, I avoid politics on-line. We do have rabid political discussions with family and friends. I’ve not thought of my artwork to be political or apolitical YET. So far, I’m not making an attempt to make any assertion with my artwork. I’m attempting to get pleasure from making artwork and utilizing that as meditation.
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What is #NAINAMAMA? : “Naina’s Monday Ask Me Anything”.
Having used the “Ask Me Anything” questions field on Instagram Stories over the previous few years, I’ve thought of doing it in a extra structured method and I’ve noticed that loads of the questions are repeated. The repetitiveness is comprehensible due to the character of Instagram. Stories are gone after 24 hours and never everybody will get to see them. This isn’t solely a waste of my time, but additionally a lack of data that somebody may discover helpful. I’ve, certainly, thought of saving these tales as “Story Highlights” on my Instagram profile however I don’t like how they eat up helpful actual property. Someone visiting my Instagram profile for the primary time, sees my profile picture, my statistics, my bio after which a complete row of Story Highlights and THEN they get to the actual motive they’re more likely to interact with me : my work. Without the Story Highlights, they’ll see six posts and 1/fifth of one other three. With the Story Highlights they’ll solely see the primary three posts of their entirety, which, to me, is unacceptable.
Every Monday, I’ll put up the Q&A field on my Instagram Stories and try and reply about 5-10 questions. I may even doc these questions on my weblog, just like right this moment’s weblog publish.