Only 9 weeks to go for The Growth Retreat, a networking event, I am hosting at Rishikesh from 8-11th December 2022. Every week we will bring you a write up by one of the esteemed guest speakers of the Retreat, giving you a sneak peak of what they will be sharing with the participants of the Retreat.
Removing Barriers to Growth
by Priti Rathi Gupta
Growth(noun) – the process of growing and developing
I like the Hindi definition better
“वृद्धि और विकास”
Mankind enjoys the entitlement of natural growth, from a new born to a child, to a teenager and then adulthood. This evolution is a given.
As we go through life, circumstances, abilities, skill sets become navigators to our destinations in life. It’s true that we cannot all be at the same destination. But we can definitely choose where we want to be in life led by our “North Star” of success.
I, for most of my life was okay to play along with the way life “happened to me”. Till I realised that I had drifted far away from my “North Star”.
At what point did I stop growing at a rate that increased the gap between my current version and that possible version? Was it possible to course-correct? To tackle all foreseen and unseen challenges – did I have it in me?
Some introspection and more importantly, a lot of extrospection shed some light.
I studied people around me, who were the absolute best version of themselves- Entrepreneurs, Executives, Artists, Homemakers, who were dazzling shining lights in their own field. Some even achieved great fame and became inspirations. What could they have done differently than most of us? Were they more privileged, smarter, intelligent or just plain lucky?
Probably some of these factors worked in their favour, but then should everyone with the same be as successful? What I have learnt can be summed up briefly in these beautiful lines I chanced upon:
Pick the path that lights you up,
Stop listening to doubts,
Start connecting with courage,
Do net let the idea of normal get in the way,
Know it’s not the easy path,
But great things take effort,
Lean into your determination,
Lean into your mission,
Lean into the “Real You”
Priti is the Founder of Lxme, a social Fintech focussed on women and Managing Director & Promoter at Anand Rathi Shares and Stock Broker Ltd, a 25 year old Financial services firm . At AnandRathi, she pioneered the commodity and currency futures desk, along with the wealth management business for the mass affluent. Having worked in the financial services sector for almost two decades, Priti understood that financial services industry considered men to be their primary audience and was keen to to make it more accessible for women. She envisioned a product where she would take her expertise in financial services and create something to help women achieve their dreams and overcome their financial fears, giving rise to LXME (read as ‘Lakshmi’).
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Priti Rathi Gupta has also completed a Post Graduate Programme in Family Managed Business from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, and has completed her B.Com from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
You can connect with her on Twitter @PritiRathiGupta
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