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Name: Shambhavi Chhugani
Business: Tarot For U
Location: Mumbai, India
Industry: Personal Services
Reason for starting? My journey with my cards has been 18 years long. It started as just a passion, but then I decided to make it a conscious decision, a thoughtful career move, which gave me an opportunity to follow my passion and bring balance to my home. I truly found my peace in the mantra of a happy home. After pursuing this career for 12 long years and a few years into my marriage, I became aware that soon I would start a family. I decided to consciously apply myself to follow my passion and, while doing so, I wanted to be financially independent. I work long hours to constantly upgrade myself. At Tarot For U, a typical day for me starts at 6:30 am and goes until 12:30 at night. The life of an entrepreneur is not easy as the challenges are many and the resources are limited. We homemakers face three times as many challenges as against a working man. I truly believe in the philosophy, “attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.”
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How do you define success? Success is an experience… It’s been a fantastic journey so far. I was a normal face in the crowd. I truly started to taste my success when I started getting recognition from random people on the street for my predictions and work. When I was made to feel special, I knew all my efforts were finally paying off. People put a lot of faith and trust in me and my work. This is a very big responsibility for me.
Biggest success: My Golden year in my journey came along last year in November and December 2016, when I was awarded the Grand Master in Tarot Prediction by the Inspire Awards. And a fortnight later, I was awarded with another award in the tarot category, “Excellence in tarot.” These were truly the turning points in my life.
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What is your top challenge and how you have addressed it? My top challenge was managing home and my new born child 5 years ago. It was tough to be on round-the-clock, addressing and meeting all the challenges. All the roles were very demanding, and one wouldn’t want to cut corners in either. My mantra to manage and meet all ends came around a few months later, when I realized one needs to follow discipline and time management. It was a perfect solution and allowed me to perform my best in all my roles.
Who is your most important role model? I would like to give this credit to myself. I inspire myself, I set targets and then I achieve them and celebrate. I am my own role model. It’s not over confidence but belief that I do my best.
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