Earlier this week I was contacted by Sat Mann, a former radio-show host who founded his own podcast, The British Asian Podcast. The show itself explores the lives of British Asians who are pursuing their passions and leading in their chosen industry/field.
I had already been listening to Sat's show since it started and really enjoyed listening to 'real' stories of people in the UK doing amazing things. For me it served as inspiration and provided nuggets of wisdom to apply in every day life. Naturally when Sat asked me to feature on the podcast I was pretty shocked and humbled, "Me? What do I have to say?!" were my immediate thoughts but I went ahead with it after Sat's encouragement.
Meeting Sat for the first time was a wonderful experience, he had a positive aura around him and immediately put me at ease with his friendly and personable character. The podcast itself was an interesting experience, on one hand it was the first time I was recounting some extremely personal stories to someone I just met and on the other it felt like a conversation with a close friend.
The highlight of the podcast for me was actually getting a chance to listen to Sat's story and his journey to creating the podcast. It was definitely inspirational and I hope one day he is featured on a show because he definitely has some wisdom to share.
I'm extremely grateful to Sat for featuring my story. I still haven't listened to the podcast and don't intend to as I find it so cringe worthy listening to my own voice! I hope it helps you to better understand my passion & drive for the initiatives I am involved with.
As I travel around the world, I take some time out to reflect on the things I wish I could have told myself when starting my career in the city.
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