Sapna Chadha, Google’s Senior Country Marketing Director of India and Southeast Asia, shares what called her to become a champion of women’s rights and how a single conversation called changed the trajectory of her career.
Here are my top three takeaways from our conversation:
Stop trying to please everyone. Sapna keeps a sign on her desk that says: “You can’t make everyone happy. You are not pizza”. It reminds her to focus on self-care and her personal growth rather than the often thankless and impossible task of trying to please others. What will do this week to invest in your growth and happiness?
Pace and brace yourself. We need to be realistic about needing reinvent and transform ourselves in a post COVID world. Sapna shares a quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” What new skills do you need to practice to be successful in 2021?
Communication is crucial. The most important life skill to master is communication. Our most challenging relationships are often the ones where we have our greatest communication difficulties. Sapna relies on principles from the classic best seller “Crucial Conversations” to improve communication and relationships simultaneously.