We often come across the question "How are we as a person?", "What kind of first impressions do we leave on people?", "How do we become a better version of ourselves?" and many more such. There are different ways to go about the process, generally an external expert help can speed-up the process but what if we want to take on the journey of self-exploration and make it a constant process. The episode has answers to all such questions and tips on how can we take on this journey.
We have Ms.Vinita Vyas who is the best to answer all your queries in self exploration. She is super fun and adventurist who is pro certified life coach. She is the creative director at Darpan Theatre & Cine arts, founder director at Simply Improvise and co founded The Orange Sky which curates off beat adventure focussed travel experiences. Isnt it better to hear from this fun loving human who can quench our thirst for the deepest questions we all have!
We often introspect how we come across as a person and what impressions we leave on people around us. And we constantly try to become a better version of ourselves. There are innumerable ways for it, you know, personality tests, like The MBTI, or using the Strengths Finder by Gallup, and a lot of others as well. But these are more structured programs, which often need a subject matter expert to guide us through them. And self discovery, I think, is a journey that one needs to go through. So we need a simpler way out to this right. But then don't worry. The book reinventing brand new subtitle, the theater way, is it rescue? The famous book by India's best selling author vinita Vyas takes us on a journey of self discovery to reinvent the brand new and equips us with interesting and creative techniques from the acting world, the world of theater. To give you a little introduction to the guest, Vinita Vyas actor and Associate Director of the other side falcate genbu pescar winner Hindi feature film. She's the creative director at the open theatre and senior arts. She's the founder director at simply provides, which helps organization improvise their performance through interventions using creative art techniques. She's also an adventurous and a Trekker, and has recently co founded the orange sky which curates offbeat, adventure focused travel experiences. She is an NLP practitioner, and a certified coach.
Namaste I'm Shubham Agarwal, and you're listening to SOS secrets of storytellers, a podcast where I interview authors and writers from the world of business, literature, and many more, don't miss out the last section, where we get to know secrets from the storyteller themselves. So let us welcome her. Hello, vinita maam a very warm welcome to secrets of storytellers.
Thank you so much. So Vinita maam with your life revolving all around Creative Arts, being someone who spends a lot of time in the Himalayas striking as a lockdown treated you as you were looking to flee the minute, you know, this gets better you get the opportunity.
Wonderful. That's that's that's a beautiful way how you looked at it. And thank you for sharing that.
Right shubham I am an improviser. Right. I believe in simply improvising whether it is on the stage or off the stage And very firmly, I believe that there is that smaller world, which is the stage where I belong. And that larger stage, which is the world, where you and I both belong. And I love to improvise on both these stages. So yes, that's how it is. And honestly speaking, I didn't quite plan on anything in life. Not yet. Not so far. Okay. I just love to live in the moment, one breath at a time, simple life assorted. Yeah. And, of course, like, as you're asking me about my transitions of, let's say, the careers or, you know, the different aspects of my professional life that I've been exposed to. So one thing for sure, that I was almost always sure of was that I wanted to be on my own. be my own boss. All right, always. Yeah. So yes, I needed to gain some experience of the real world if I may use that word, before I actually started my entrepreneurial journey. Yeah. And I was the Blessed One again, in my purpose. So I landed a dream role of marketeer. Yeah. Which, you know, with one of the most loved organizations of our times Coca Cola, right, that was like, everybody in our batch they wanted. And so yeah, and I was the last one I got through. And, like always, I think I still am the Blessed One I loved totally, absolutely loved what I did, through my corporate career into marketing and hardcore sales. I can say, sales, especially moving out in the field. So yes, I have been on the streets for many years, you know, I have been to those tiniest of retail shops, and even paan Wallah shops, to the biggest of corporate houses, to interacting with the CEOs now coaching, the CEOs and the MDS of large corporates. Also, throughout this journey, primarily the field, or the human interaction, that taught me a lot. And one fine day, I just felt It's time. And I simply improvised. That that was the corporate aspect. And how about my, no, my transition into theater films, to theater and creative arts, I can say has always been in my DNA, you know, that one theater and cinema arts was founded by my brother Sunil creme, who happens to be my guru, also in the world of theater and cinema. And I think they're right again, I'm blessed that way. So theater was always part of my life, right from school days. And now when I took a conscious call of getting into the space, you know, entering professionally, if I may say that way, so I had to just enter the space more consciously. That's all you know. And then there was no looking back. That's, that's what it was. And, yes, about my adventure side. So when I wanted to explore that, and I have been a tracker for quite some time now, since the last couple of years. I never thought of it as a professional venture, honestly, speaking. Okay. And I can say, from the orange sky, is actually our venture into travel. So that is a purely accidental baby. Okay. My father, and I often joke about this, that this has been our accidental, baby. I'll tell you what happened. Show,
Please. We would love to hear. Yeah.
Quite a task that you took on.
I'm definitely joining that journey whenever that happens, because it sounds wonderful.
That's beautiful So is this book an outcome of this whole journey, this transition this journey that you talked about?
Definitely true. I totally agree. Yeah.
Wonderful, but, you know, this sounds like a quite a deep concept and someone who's reading the book, does he or she also require to know theatre or say acting or you know, related skills. So is it For anyone and everyone,
Okay, okay. Simple question again to you. Are you also an actor? On the stage called line? right? Correct. And if I asked you like, let's say, I'm sure you play a role of a friend of some Yeah. Right? How would you rate yourself on a scale of zero to 10?
That's a difficult one, but I think I do decent.
I think eight is safe.
Yeah, I wish I had.
Nobody ever died. We never have a script.
You wouldn't want that.
Yeah. makes total sense. Yeah.
No, I don't. I do make quite quite simple. Yeah.
That's, that's wonderful. Yeah. So Vinita maam as humans, we sometimes or, you know, we fear the act of change. And the journey of self introspection does require us to tweak things about ourselves. And there could be some difficult changes as well that we have to bring about in ourselves at times. How do you get over this fear of change?
Because that I think that's at the very core of everyone who is trying to change.
Alright, so you've given the energy a new form.
I think being unsuccessful.
I think I feel weak. Okay. I kind of feel down on energy.
Now tell me Just think of and if at all you want to share, please otherwise, just think of one moment where you felt really successful. And that made you feel super happy. And you felt like, Oh, my God, I can actually take on the entire world. I'm at the top of the world. So I'm sure there must be so many.
Oh, you're already smiling because you thought that your thought just popped in. Yeah. You got the answer. That's how you manage it.
Yeah. What happened to your fear of being unsuccessful has a trunk already for you?
Oh, wow. it's out of the out of the room. Wonderful wonderful.
Yeah, yeah, I get,
That's lovely. Thank you so much for sharing that.
That's great. So any one small change that you think everyone can, you know, probably start doing after listening to us? What would that what would you suggest? One small change?
Okay. That's, that's quite deep. Yeah.
That's great. That's great. Thank you so much for that advice. Great. Thank you so much for taking us through this deep journey. This brings us to the next the concluding section of the podcast. So this is my personal favorite. And as you know, we call the show secrets of storytellers. So I would like to ask why.
Thank you. Thank you. So yeah, so you got to share the secret with us about the book all about the journey as an author.
kay. That's quite, that's quite a turn of tables. But I'm really grateful that you could, you know, you asked that question. I just. Okay, so this, the secret is, you know, that we're recording all these shows all these episodes with all the guests remotely, right. And since the very beginning, it's been, it's been a very great task to record it remotely, because a lot of disturbances, they'll talk noises that we just can't take care of, right. And my younger brother, who happens to be a guitarist, as well, has been someone who's been working quite quite religiously or always. So he came up with a very brilliant idea, initially. And so our studio is a makeshift studio, where we put pillows around the mic to kind of take care of the ambient noises. And that really helped us and that kind of changed. So if you you know, if someone listens to the first episode, and the episodes that are coming now, there's a huge drastic change. And that's all because we just made a small change, small, creative way of recording we just put a mic under the under a small set of pillows at it and it worked wonders.
We do not have we did not have a, you know, crazy studio and anything. It's improvisation. It's Yeah.
Right. I hope your publisher is not listening to this.
Thank you so much for sharing this, this is really humble of you. And this is beautiful, how you present these stories of the people that you've touched and the people that you've met in your life.
Oh, thank you so much. That'll be that'll be a pleasure. Thank you so much for your time, it's been a pleasure to have you on the show and discuss such deep, you know, topics that we normally do not want to talk about. But there's a really life changing. And thank you for sharing all the experiences that you've gone through.
Yeah, definitely. And same to you. Thank you, and thank you to all the listeners. This is Shubham, signing off. Bye bye.
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