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And ask yourself what is the next right move. Not thinking about 'uhhh' all I got all of this to What is the next right move? And then from that space, make the next right move and the next right move.

And not to be overwhelmed by it because you know your life is bigger than that one moment. You know you are not defined by what somebody says is a failure for you. Because failure is just there to point you in a different direction.

I say to my girls all of the time that your real work is to figure out where your powerbase is and to work on the enlightenment of your personality your gifts that you have to give with the real reason why you are here.

That's… That's the number one thing you have to do, is to work on yourself and to fill yourself up and keep your cup full. Keep yourself full. And I can understand… I could understand that it really was because I was grounded.

I've done the, was doing and continuing to this day to do the consciousness work. I work at staying awake. If you look around you, you see leaders in positions of power in politics, in media, in business, all of them with high IQs, great degrees making terrible decisions.

What is missing is not IQ, but wisdom. And today is getting harder and harder to tap into our own wisdom. Because we are all so hyper-connected to our devices, our screens, our social media. That we are having a hard time disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with ourselves.

What I am telling you is to regularly disconnect from technology, to regularly unplug and recharge in order to reconnect with ourselves, and our own deepest wisdom. I am a very curious person and a and that curiousity really is.

.. I think it is basis for all the kinds of things I like to try and experiment with and attempt and we have a good time doing it. It is not so much being driven as much as being interested in a lot of different things.

I really encourage them if they have a great idea to run with it. Find ways to finance, find ways to build, find ways to market. Every business has… And I don't like saying those things as obstacles all the time.

I like to think them as challenges to be solved and problems to dealt with, working hard and have an… and making money for your hard work. There was another thing I also discovered as an entrepreneur that it is all well and good to work really hard but you must be compensated for your hard work.

Actually, you should see that your business is forming. That a business is being created, you are actually being productive. I'm just a committed and even stubborn person, who wants to see every child getting quality education, who wants to see women having equal rights, and who wants peace in every corner of the world.

Education is one of the blessings of life, and one of its necessities that has been my experience during the seventeen years of my life. We wanted to make our parents proud, and prove that we could also excel in all studies and achieve those goals which some people think only boys can.

But things did not remain the same. I had two options. One was to remain silent and wait to be killed. And the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. Ideas are the most vulnerable in their infancy.

And the moment you have an idea it's human nature to turn to your husband, you wife, your co-worker, and tell them your idea. And out of love and concern, often times, people would tell you two or three things that they think may be you should consider.

And it stops people a lot of times often right in their tracks, Failure for me became not trying versus the outcome, So so many people don't take risks for fear of failure. They don't start the business, they don't go create they don't go try out to be in the play or whatever it is for the fear of failure.

And once you redefine that for yourself, you realise that failure is just not trying. Courage is not doing things in the absence of fear Courage is doing things despite the fear. And I have so many fears.

You know, I do. Still, so… And the more you do it, it is like a muscle. Courage gets stronger and stronger and stronger in your life. I think, especially, the more people are in jobs, or in their roles, they feel even more pressure like I'm supposed to know this already.

Or I'm supposed to be the smartest person in the room because I'm doing this for the longest and that is not real, it is just an advantage. Some people start businesses and try to and come across that they are much bigger than they are because they feel like that's only way that they can be taken seriously.

But if you know your products great and you know why you made it, you don't have to apologise for being out of your home or apartment, or being small. The first is competency, I think anybody wants to be a future leader, should have a hip pocket skill.

Everybody looks at and says XYZ is the go-to person for that skill. Because, unless you're really known for something, and not just a generalist, you don't stand out in the pack. But in order to be competent at something, you've got to be a lifelong student.

Because you've got to constantly refine your knowledge with that subject. so that you remain ahead and abreast of everything that goes on that field. First. The second I'd say is courage and confidence.

It is a pair. You can be very very competent but if you are not willing to speak out, if you are not willing to have the confidence, based on your knowledge, what's the point? Right? You just roll over.

So courage and confidence are very important. The third is communication skills. You cannot over invest in communication skills. Written and oral communication speakers as a leader you constantly have to mobilise the troops.

So, I encourage all of you, invest in communication skills, critically important. The fourth skill I'd say is consistency. It is important that leaders are consistent. You can change your mind. But change your mind against a consistent framework.

Because if you are not consistent, people always take in guessing in what you're doing. So, be consistent. And the last skill is your compass. Integrity is critical in this job. You can be competent, you can be courageous, have confidence, be a great communicator, be consistent.

But if you don't have integrity that compass doesn't point true north, everything comes crashing down as we have seen in recent times. So again it's the 5 C model and that's what I've operated against for all my life.

I think it is very important to keep evolving. And I think when you have that kind of a mindset then, reinventing yourself or reinventing the business is the natural part of that process. You have to keep challenging the status quo.

Discomforting as a girl to sort of even look at pursuing a career in brewing but my father said to me, he says why do you have that kind of perspective about brewing because brewing is the oldest biotechnology known to man.

So, you know… I think you should look at it as a science. I think you should look at it as a fermentation science. [Music] and ask yourself what is the next right move not think about oh I got all of this to them what is the next right move and then from that space make the next right move and the next right move and not to be overwhelmed by it because you know your life is bigger than that one moment you know you're not defined by what somebody says is a failure for you because failure is just there to point you in a different direction I say to the my girls all of the time that your real work is to figure out where your power base is and to work on the alignment of your personality your gifts that you have to get with the real reason why you're here that's that's the number one thing you have to do is to work on yourself and to fill your self up and keep your cup full keep yourself full and I can understand I could understand that it really was because I was grounded I've done the was doing and continue to this day to do the consciousness work I work at staying awake if you look around you you see leaders in positions of power in politics in media in business all of them with high IQs great degrees making terrible decisions what is missing is not IQ but wisdom and today it's getting harder and harder to tap into our own wisdom because we are all so hyper connected to our devices or screens or social media that were having a hard time disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with ourselves what I'm telling you is to regularly disconnect from technology to regularly unplug and recharge in order to reconnect with ourselves and our own deepest wisdom [Music] I'm a very curious person and and that curiosity really is I think at the basis for all the kinds of things that I like to try and experiment with and and attempt and and we have a good time doing it it's not it's not so much being driven as much as being interested in a lot of different things I really encourage them if they have a great idea to run with it find ways to to finance find ways to build find ways to market every business has and and I don't like to think of things as obstacles all the time I'd like to think them as challenges to be solved and problems to be dealt with working hard and have ended making money for your hard work that was another thing that I also discovered as an entrepreneur that oh it's all well and good to work really hard but you must be compensated for your hard work actually you see that a business is forming that a business is being created that you are actually being productive [Music] I'm just a committed an even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education who wants to see women having equal rights and who wants peace in every corner of the world education is one of the blessings of life and one of its necessities that has been my experience during the 17 years of my life we wanted to make our parents proud and prove that we could also excel in our studies and achieve those goals but some people think only boys can but things did not remain the same I had two options one was to remain silent and wait to be killed and the second was to speak up and then be killed I chose the second one [Music] ideas are the most vulnerable in their infancy and the moment you have an idea it's human nature to turn to your husband your wife your co-worker and tell them your idea and out of love and concern oftentimes people will tell you the two or three things that they think maybe you should consider and it stops people a lot of times often right in their tracks failure for me became not trying versus the outcome so so many people don't take risks for fear of failure they don't start the business they don't go create the art they want to create or they don't go try out to be in the play or whatever it is for the fear of failure and once you redefine that for yourself and realize the failure is just not trying courage is not doing things in the absence of fear courage is doing things despite the fear and I have so many fears you know I do still so and the more you do it it's like a muscle courage gets stronger and stronger and stronger in your life I think especially the more people are in jobs or in their roles they feel even more pressure like I'm supposed to know this already or I'm supposed to be the smartest person in the room because I've been doing this the longest and that's a real disadvantage some of people start businesses and try to come across that they're much bigger than they are because they feel like that's the only way they're gonna be taken seriously but if you know your products great and you know why you made it you don't have to apologize for being out of your home or your apartment or being small [Music] the first is competency I think anybody who wants to be a future leader should have a hip pocket skill they everybody looks at and says X Y Z is the go-to person for that skill because unless you're really known for something and not just as a generalist you don't stand out from the pack but in order to be competent at something you've got to be a lifelong student because you've got to constantly refine your knowledge of that subject so that you remain a head and a breast of everything that goes on that field first the second I'd say is courage and confidence it's a pair you can be very very competent but if you're not willing to speak out if you're not willing to have the confidence based on your knowledge what's the point right you just roll over so courage and confidence are very important the third is communication skills you cannot over invest in communication skills written and oral communications because as a leader you constantly have to mobilize the troops so I encourage all of you invest in communication skills critically important the fourth skill I'd say is consistency it's important that leaders are consistent you can change your mind but change your mind against a consistent framework because if you're not consistent people always taking a guess in what you're doing so be consistent and the last skill is your compass integrity is critical in this job you can be competent you can be Courage's have confidence be a great communicator be consistent but if you don't have integrity that compass doesn't point true not everything comes crashing down as we've seen in recent times so again it's the five C model and that's what I've operated against for all my life [Music] I think it's very important to keep evolving and I think when you have that kind of a mindset then reinventing yourself or reinventing the business is a natural part of that process you have to keep challenging the status quo discomforting as as as a girl to self even look at pursuing a career and doing but my father said to me he says why do you have that kind of a perspective about growing because booing is the oldest biotechnology known to man so you know I think you should look at it as a science I think you should look at it as a fermentation science [Music]

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