Sonesh Bhardwaj is a Global Motivational Speaker, Keynote speaker, virtual facilitator, Certified Sales & leadership Master Trainer, Business & Life Coach. She is also known as one of the most influential Women & youth catalyst in India.
In this episode of Wonderpublish Changemakers, Sonesh Bhardwaj shares some instructions to turn your passion into a career.
An Electronics & Communication Engineer by education, Sonesh Bhardwaj holds 14 yrs of work exposure with top companies across the Globe. She has handled various top management roles in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Training in industries like Telecom, Advertising, Events, FMCG, Real Estate, Education and Business Consulting.
Following is an excerpt from the interview Wonderpublish recently conducted with Sonesh Bhardwaj:
Q. 1: How did you convert your passion into a career?
Ans: We have all heard about passion, but first we need to understand what passion is all about, is passion something we are doing for the sake of doing, or is it something where your body and mind are in sync and you really enjoy doing what you are doing in your life. The definition of passion varies from individual to individual. You discover your passion, and make sure that it doesn’t cause you boredom, rather it should make you feel good while doing it. Almost 90% of us don’t like the job we do, that’s where passion comes in, if you do something you are passionate about you love your job, and you find innovations for that particular work.
Q. 2: There are people who still don’t know what they are passionate about, how do you guide them?
Ans: The majority of the people I handle are University students, whenever I go to the colleges or universities for placement trainings or other trainings, and usually when I ask them about their passion, they say that they have to find a job for now, I further ask them about the type of job they desire, they won’t have an answer. I won’t blame them, I would say they don’t have clarity as of now. All they need is somebody who can direct and help them out in order to identify their passionate areas, and then they take their journey ahead with the right mentorship and guidance.
Q. 3: Do you think there is a difference based on our linguistic background, i. e., Hindi or English, on our career?
Ans: I don’t believe that, because I have a Hindi background as well. The linguistic background never stops anyone, it is all about our mindset, how open our mind is towards change. It is all about our thought process, it is not about English or Hindi medium. All we need to do is work hard to get ourselves to face the challenges and then we have our journey.
Q. 4: You believe in the combination of hands on experience and upgraded knowledge, so what do you mean by upgrading knowledge?
Ans: The change of mindset is what we need to make a difference, to bring that change we need to upgrade ourselves. If we are in a competitive industry, we need to level ourselves up. It is just like using our phones, we all need to upgrade our phone’s software. We know the practical application of being at an upgraded level, so change is required at all levels, and upgrading ourselves is the key to that.
Hands-on experience is like the icing on the cake because when we have experience we sound more confident, we can do justice to whatever profession we are into, and we bring enough creativity and innovation to the table. It is extremely necessary now if we need to be competitive in the industry.
Q. 5: Would you say experiences outside your passion are essential in any shape or form in increasing your worth at job or self worth in life?
Ans: Absolutely, I think that our life should not be bounded around our work, I firmly believe that our life and work should go hand in hand. We have never seen a great businessman having a pathetic life, or we can’t be an individual with a great personal life, but a disturbed professional life. That’s why we need to find balance, if I am looking for my overall improvement, I must pick one or two areas, where I feel that I should try my hands on, and it could be a hobby, something we are passionate for on the social ground, something we are helping with. So it could be anything, it depends on us, but I feel that this experience will play a vital role in our overall development.