#44 - Saniya Chughtai. Oman based Entrepreneur & Children's Author. 'Your Dream is like a Skyscraper. You are standing on the top of it and all you have to do is JUMP'.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla sat down with Saniya, the CEO of The Pulse of Life Design House and the Wadi Tribe The Author of the children's adventure series, 'The Adventures of Chee and Dae',. Based in Oman, she started her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of 11 years old where she embraced her dreamer and creativity qualities into creating furniture. She knew then being creative would be her life's work. Today she works on building her business and continue to embrace her love of creative, children and working from the heart.
Inside This Episode
Saniya Chughtai is a dreamer and creative person who follows her heart. Her business cover three different areas yet the core thread between all of them is the creativity and honesty that she thrives on. For her core business, The Pulse of Life, she takes her inspiration from nature and how nature beautifully brings together colour and shapes. She even admits she can't draw a straight line. :D
Saniya shares how she prioritises managing all her businesses and how she does organise her days to to achieve all her writing and her creativity. We speak about credibility and what has contributed to her credibility. She also shares her take on what she would say to women about to take plunge. I loved her it myself as it was an analogy we could all relate too. So let her tell you that too. :)
'thanks Saniya for sharing your story and your business advise. I wish I had met you earlier as I felt very connected to the words you shared. see you real soon.' NIcholla xxx
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey. How your particular journey into starting your own venture came about?
2. Tell us a little bit about your business(es) and your vision for your business
3. Can you give us an insight into day to day business activities? How do you organise your day and how do you prioritize?
4. How Did you get your credibility quickly?
5. How important has collaboration and partnerships been with the success of your businesses? Do you think you can had the same success without them?
6. Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
4. Is social media a large part of your business and what tools are working for you right now?
5. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
6. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
7. What is the best piece of business advise you have ever been given? And how is that working for you right now?
8. How (if ever) did you rise above failure or struggle? What action did you take?
9. Where do you see yourself and your businesses in the next 10 years? How will they have evolved?
10. Who is your ‘go to person, book or quote’ that gets you pumped and helps you refocus when you are feeling de-motivated or low?
11. What books or resources would you encourage other women to explore to help them learn more about entrepreneurship and strategy?
12. If you could time travel back to day one of your startup and have 15min with your former self to communicate any lessons you've acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heart ache, what would you tell yourself?
13. Closing question: What advise would you give to those ladies out there that are on the edge of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur?
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