How many of you agree that a smile is encouraging? Amazing! To me, a smile is our creator’s signature on his best piece of work. A smile is a smart Human art that originates from the heart.
For the next 6 minutes, Remember to smile.
We will be taking a rollercoaster ride. Is anybody afraid of rollercoaster’s? Fasten your seatbelts and tuck your arms in. You are safe.
This ride, with its ups and downs and twists and turns, will take us through the rhythm of my life.
“Good artists: copy, great artists: steal”. I stole this saying from Picasso. Similarly, I've stolen ideas, lessons and thoughts from innumerable books, people and experiences that life brought.
23rd of December 1989, I was born to a beautiful mother, as a little princess to my father and an object of curiosity to a 3 year old, my crazy, crazy, crazy brother. My family is inclusive of grandfathers, grandmothers, uncles and aunts and we are highly eligible to represent any Indian Family television series. Drama, Drama and more Drama!
I studied at St. Teresa’s Convent High School in Santacruz wherein I was good at scoring marks. Elocution, Dance, Song and Sport, I relished them all. Like I already told you, I had a big family who stood to support me when I was still very small.
A smooth rhythm, a smooth ride, a smooth life.
My life served in a golden platter then suddenly shattered. My family, it had scattered.
Circumstance, it’s the track that turns everything upside down!
My parents had gone two different ways. It was dark, and at 15, I was forced to make a new start.
A maternal shield protected me. However, a princess, I no more was.
I hope you remember we are on a ride. This ride called life asks us to Open our eyes, Smile and enjoy every dive. The fall helps gain momentum. The momentum we need to Rise. ‘Always for the good’ is my Favorite advice. Relax! Keep smiling!
“Plus j’apprends, meiux j’enseigne. Plus j’enseigne, mieux j’apprends” “More I learn, better I teach. More I teach, better I learn”. I learned French at the Alliance Francaise and in turn taught students who were taking their grade 10 exams. The experience enriched me. I was encouraged to smile.
Of course I was stressed, but life wasn't a complete mess because I was determined to find the ingredients of success. I was enjoying what I was doing and I said to myself, “I will grow and everyone will know.”
I love myself and my friends love me too. They sheltered my innocence and encouraged me to see life though a Loving lens.
Smile at anyone and they have no choice but to return one to you. Go on, try it. Look at someone you don’t know and smile. It works. 100% guaranteed and free of charge.
This formula works with the existence too. Smile at the existence and it will return one to you. The existence smiled at me when I received a full-paid scholarship and flew to Vermont in the United States to graduate as a Bachelor in Business Administration from Champlain College.
With new found freedom, time was polishing my life. I exploited every prospect that came my way. Education, to me, had become a very interesting play. Infrastructure, books, Case studies, role plays, seminars, industry-led projects, factory visits, open-book exams, movies, bowling, ice-climbing, trekking, sledding, travel, and much, much, more. It was a learner’s paradise. Fascinating!
And then something else happened! Like a rollercoaster U turn! I wanted to take the Next flight back home. I had a serious problem. A problem involving of a Sinful Stomach and a demanding tongue! My taste buds were repelling the food there. In three words, I was Hungry! And food is so important. Do I have to explain? It Shows!
The pampered little brat that I am, I turn 25 this year, and I can boil water, prepare tea and make Maggi!
Anyway, as far as my ambition goes, all I know is that I want to dress well, interact with people, and have them want to listen to me, while I get paid to talk.
I am passionate about self-development, communication and education. Facilitating, teaching, training, mentoring and coaching are verbs of progression that make my eyes Sparkle. It’s mesmerizing when I visualize myself in front of people as beautiful as you and have something important to effectively share.
Oops! This ride, is coming to an end and in case you still do not know how to refer to me, your new friend.
My name is Rajna. In Hindi, it means brightly coloured and intelligent.
If you were timing me for 6 minutes, it's hard to believe that you want me to stop. If you do, you seem to have missed three points.
1. I am a woman!
2. I am a woman who loves to talk!
3. I am a pretty woman who loves to talk!
I hope you had a jolly ride and always remember to Smile.