Nidhi Hasija was born at Hirakud in Orissa, at her maternal grandmother’s place, to Capt. V.K Malik and Aruna Malik. Nidhi and her brother Nitin and have been reared with a lot of love and attention by their parents in Jabalpur. Having completed education there, she moved to Indore in 1994 after her marriage to Anirudh Hasija. She couldn’t have asked for more, she is blessed to have him as a life partner and support system.
They have two children, Karan (24) and Vibhooti (18). Together, they make a happy lot!
Nidhi started her career as a school teacher in 1999 from Progressive Education school as an English, Social Studies and Analytical and Verbal Reasoning teacher. It was college teaching from 2005 onwards. She has taught Business Communication, Marketing, HR, Economics, amongst other subjects at Wigan and Leigh College, Amity and IIPM.
Apart from this, she has also been a voice and accent trainer at Genpact, runs a center by the name of ‘Eloquence’ for preparation of IELTS/TOEFL/GD, PI, PD. Presently she is into General Management and Communication Skills Training at the Institute of Chartered Accountants(ICAI), Institute of Company Secretaries (ICSI) and as a freelance trainer.
Nidhi is also a writer and seven of her books have been published by Dainik Bhaskar, titled ‘The Luminaries’.
She has also written children’s’ stories for an upcoming App. She also writes content for websites, blogs, video scripts; you name it, and she writes it! She loves dabbling with her skills, so she does Voice Overs and interviews as well! Phew! After that long list of what she does, let’s get to know more about her…
1. Tell us about your journey?
Well, my journey has been a fulfilling one. I’ve lived life on my terms, taking decisions in the interest of the family, so there are no regrets really! If I lost out on some opportunities, I’ve been duly compensated in others. Success has come to me from unexpected quarters. It’s been a journey of diligence, experimentation and making the most of my attributes. If I look back, I’ve evolved and come a long way. I wish to touch more milestones in this eventful journey called life.
2. The Winning Stree moment
Nothing can beat the joy of motherhood! Holding my son in my arms for the first time, and then my daughter has been ‘The Winning Stree’ moment for me. Professionally, I’d say the launch of my first book was one such moment. I think every moment that makes you ascend to another level is a ‘Winning Stree’ moment.
3. Your belief…
The choice is always yours. You have to learn to own your decisions. Sometimes you may bite off more than you can chew. But you need to brush aside the negativity and move on. You have to have guts and enter the vortex of life which is in a constant state of influx and embrace its challenges. There’s no time to grumble and mope. Move on!
4. The three things that you say to yourself
Life is beautiful. I choose to be happy.
Every day and in every way, I am getting better and better.
Thank You God for making me, me.
5. The first thing you say to yourself when you wake up in the morning?
Thank You God for this beautiful day. I hope to live it to the fullest.
6. As a social media influencer, what are the two things that you would like to influence all your followers?
NEVER GIVE UP:
There is something for everyone out there. Go get it! Reach out to others, no man is an island; we all need help. So, don’t let your ego get in your way. Ask, and ye shall receive and vice-versa of course!
Your uniqueness lies in your skills which need to be constantly made better. Be open to change and learn something every day. So that when you see your past work, you can proudly say, “hey, I’ve come a long way.” Be humble! The world will love you more.
7. Winning message to other women
Be you! Keep your face towards the light and feet firmly planted on the ground! Stop playing the blame game and look for ways you can shine.
8. Difficulties you faced when fulfilling your dreams and aspirations
There was a time when I had my fingers in too many pies. I was running from one place to another, sleeping little, waking up early, coping up with deadlines and exhausting myself.
Sometimes, I feel marketing yourself becomes difficult. When you work commercially, you have to give in to the client even though your sensibility doesn’t allow you to. I guess that is a tough decision that creative people face.
But strangely, I enjoyed every minute of it. I might have been a little irritable at times, but I had a very strong support system, both at home and work, so that made a world of difference.
9. What makes you extraordinary?
I’m an ordinary woman with maybe a bit of extra everything 😊My weight, my zeal, my love, my desire to keep the spark alive, my growing oneness with myself, to become better, to help, to empathise, to understand… above all, to live life Queensize with an attitude of gratitude!
10. If there was one thing that you wanted to change and this is career wise/profession wise what would you have opted for and why?
Nothing at all! Maybe I’d like to be more organized, use technology to my advantage, but as a profession, I’m happy putting my heart on paper and imparting knowledge to those who need it. I feel writing and training are both very noble professions, and it gives me a high to see people who’ve trained under me, accomplish their goals, or others who can relate to and enjoy my writing.
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