You decide your Destiny!

You decide your Destiny!

Your actions in the present decide your future.

What you decide now is what you will become in the future.

Every decision matters.

It’s not about succeeding in every decision you take, but being satisfied with your decisions because they will form your future.

What you want to be or what you don’t want to be is up to you – you decide that!

No one else has that power, even if you think otherwise!

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#LiveTheZazzLife

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it’s worth remembering.” – Arnold H. Glasow

Forget the past – forget the past mistakes – forget the past decisions if you aren’t where you want to be – learn from it though.

More importantly, Live in the present.

Make everything about today.

Conquer today.

Today matters!

Make it a day worth remembering that tomorrow you write a story about it.

It can happen – it’s up to you – your choices define your today and your tomorrow.

//QOTD – Was today worth remembering for you?

Yes Man – What Movies Taught Us #5

Yes Man – What Movies Taught Us #5

• What Movies Taught Us #5 – Yes Man •

Movie In Focus: Yes Man
Starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

The movie revolves around the concept of saying “yes” to everything – whatever comes along the way, you have to say ‘yes’ to it.

What happens if you say ‘yes’? Well, in most of the circumstances, you’d have been in your comfort zone and would have missed out on the opportunities.

Secondly, it opens doors to various other avenues you might have not thought of, with every yes, you will learn something new, you will grow, you will unlock chapters of your life which wouldn’t have been even written in the first place.

The movie conveys saying yes to everything along your way, which won’t be entirely possible, but why not try saying yes to most of the opportunities instead of doubting ourselves whether we would be capable of it or not, or whether it would take time of our day. You never know what path you walk on and what you discover.

If you haven’t given this flick a try, watch it, get inspired and try something new today.

#WhatMoviesTaughtUs

What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not

What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not

• What Songs Taught Us #8 – Fikar Not •


Song In Focus : Fikar Not
Film : Chhichhore

A beautiful, enthusiastic and soothing song about Life.

Life is short, then why do we keep worrying about the tiniest of things, why do we stress about the unnecessary stuff in our life?

This stress, this worrying has a negative impact mentally, and as the song says, you’ll die even before dying because of it.

So…

Enjoy your life!
Enjoy your present!

Stop over thinking!
Stop stressing about the things that aren’t in your control!

Eat, drink and live, enjoy life because life’s short! ❤️

#WhatSongsTaughtUs

Each Day to its Own!

Each Day to its Own!

“Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

Each day brings it’s set of gifts in one’s life – in the form of – learnings, mistakes, decisions, achievements, failures and more.

For each day is its own and it’s gifts make a better tomorrow, building a better version of ourself in the process.

It’s not wrong to look at each day as a new day, as a fresh start because it allows you to do different, be different and re-build if you want to – that’s a gift in its own way!

Happiness today, not tomorrow.

Happiness today, not tomorrow.

Happiness today, not tomorrow is the goal.

You need to be happy today.

Happiness is lived, not earned or achieved.

How do you do that?

• Being grateful for what you have,

• Loving what you do and,

• Loving the process more than the destination.

Three minor tweaks to your day-to-day life and you can start being happy today!

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

What can one voice do?

What can one voice do?

Everyone has this one thought on their mind…

What can I do with my voice?

Should I raise my voice on a particular topic, but what if I’m the only one?

Would it make a difference?

We are a population of 7.3 billion people, what can one voice even do?

It’s better to be quiet, than to be loud and not be attended to.

However, should this be our thought process?

Wouldn’t it be better to speak your mind?

Raise your voice?

You never know the support that’s out there? The like-minded people who are ready to raise their voice with you, but they were waiting for someone to raise it first?

Plus, what’s the worst that can happen?

You support a particular topic, you put your voice to it, but you don’t get any support at all.

But, you still love it right?

Then it doesn’t matter anymore! On top of that, once everyone sees your passion and your love, they’ll automatically start backing your voice.

That’s always been the case!

We are an amalgamation of

We are an amalgamation of

Who we are.

Who we become.

What we think.

Where does it all come from?

Certainly not from a bunch of books taught to us during school or college.

We are an amalgamation of every person we meet in our lifetime, every experience we have, every activity we are a part of, our conversations, what we read, what we observe around us.

It all affects us.

We are a sum total of all that.

It’s all talk.

It’s all talk.

Some people talk about it, but don’t believe in it.

Some people believe in it, but don’t know how to talk about it.

Some people believe and talk about it, they are the authentic ones.

It?

It can be anything.
Life.
Career.
Finance.
Relationships.

Who are you listening to?

What You Think – You Attract

What You Think – You Attract

You can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it.

#AchieveTheImpossible

When people around you, say it’s not possible, it should give you the energy to do it even more than before.

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

We get so entangled in our day-to-day lives, with “chasing happiness”, with “attaining success” that we are always chasing something.

When was the last time we focused on ourselves? When did we take a step back or rather stayed still and thought about us – who we are?

I was the person I’m referring to, in the first paragraph! I had been living it, without realizing the mistakes – because that’s what the society taught us, because that’s how everything is around us.

Something clicked within me, that things are going good but I’m not content with it. That its time for a change. That I’ve to change myself, in order to grow.

When you ponder over yourself, when your only goal is to learn more, about what is right – you seek knowledge and nothing else.

And in this process, you improve yourself. Improve as a better version of yourself! A 2.0, if that explains better.

With a good period of time spent on this and having realized that the process is long but enjoyable – I learnt this, the only way forward is to improve yourself and nothing else.

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Perspective matters.

How do you approach a particular situation in life depends on your perspective!

You can approach a negative situation with a macro positive perspective of life.

You can approach a positive situation with a micro negative perspective of life and not enjoy the positive results at all.

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It all depends on you. Your perspective decides who you are and who you want to be, how you’d like to move forward in life.

You have the power to change that perspective, if you want to, if you feel it’s not in the right direction! And it all starts with your mindset!

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Perspective matters.

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We try to fit in!

We try to fit in with everyone else thinking, “Are we doing the right thing?” and yet, we forget that every human being is unique!

Every individual has a different purpose and everyone has to be different! The world would be a lot weirder if each and every one of us has the same goal, with the same amount of execution and same routines too! Don’t you think so?

So instead of trying to blend in, let’s all be different, have our own unique journeys, with different goals and different purposes.

Society’s Success Checklist – Have you checked your boxes?

Society’s Success Checklist – Have you checked your boxes?

Looking for society’s approval? Check those three boxes, or chase until you can check those three boxes and the society will term you as successful.

• How do you define success?
• Who has the right to decide if someone is successful or not?
• Does getting another person’s approval necessary to term yourself successful?

Having read case studies on various entrepreneurs, listening to their podcasts, read their books, watched their interviews and the majority of them describe happiness as success.
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It’s how you determine success for yourself that will decide how happy you are.

If you live a healthy life, with people around you whom you love and care for, if you adore your work, then you’re the most successful person you know.

Introducing @livethezazzlife

Introducing @livethezazzlife

A life with perspective, kindness, gratitude, happiness and prosperity equals to a positive life.

To achieve that, the process starts from your mindset.

To achieve that mindset, you need to feed your brain with the right information!

Which is the reason behind starting @livethezazzlife with a motto of making Positivity Louder!

Follow the account on Instagram – @livethezazzlife – if you’re interested.

There is no Backup to Entrepreneurship

There is no Backup to Entrepreneurship

If entrepreneurship is something that flows within you, then you wouldn’t want to do anything else; there is no backup.

There’s a certain aura of doing it on your own, no matter how small or big, that makes you want to do it even more. The vision, the passion, the energy, the struggles, the journey is so incredible; you just love it.

When you create your company, it becomes your baby, your child; you want to grow it, you want to nurture it and take care of it. The words may seem out of context, but it’s not, it’s the truth.

No matter how many backups you create, if entrepreneurship is within you, you’ll do whatever it takes, start ‘x’ number of companies until you make it, but you shall keep doing so. #Facts

DREAMS!

DREAMS!

There are two kinds of people,

  1. One who keep sleeping so they can dream more and,
  2. one who wake up and follow their dreams.

Every dream is achievable as long as it’s practical and you work towards it!
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Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!

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Monday Motivation

“You only live once? False.
You live every day. You only die once.”

If you think about the past, then you’d regret it. If you think about the future, then you’d always be anxious.

Be in the present! Live and enjoy each day to its fullest!

It’s okay to take a break!

It’s okay to take a break!

Graduated in May 2015. Zazz Media started in December 2015. What happened in those six months?

The entrepreneurial spirit always existed within me. I knew; eventually, I’d build something – although, I didn’t possess the answers for the what, when and how.

Coming from our stressful education system, teaching us all but the same principles, those six tension-free months was a blessing! No responsibilities, no plans, no routine! Nothing valuable happened during that period. Although, in hindsight, I’m happy I took that decision because that brought me to where I am today!

Proceeding down this path gave me the push, the energy to accomplish something. That realisation was important!

It’s up to you, whether you’d like to take a break or not. However, remember this – If you can take a break, do it for yourself. Please don’t rush into decisions, because you got pressured into it. When that happens, you don’t make choices out of happiness.

the Story of my first start-up – Shreyan Rohit Productions

the Story of my first start-up – Shreyan Rohit Productions

#ThrowbackStory #FirstStartUp #2014
During college, back in 2014, specialising in entrepreneurship and simultaneously studying a photography course led me to start a production firm called Shreyan Rohit Productions.

0% professional + 5% personal experience – having just studied the basics. However, this profession had an energy/ an aura around it that created this hunger inside me to accomplish something, and right now itself. #2014Thoughts

Long story short, approached Shreyan Ghosh, a college acquaintance at the time – also, a skilled, knowledgeable photographer wanting to grow into this field – and asked whether he’d like to partner up for such an idea (of doing this professionally). At first, both of us were hesitant – since we didn’t know how to proceed or even if we got the project in hand, how would we execute it.

However, as they say, you can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it. For us, we only wanted to start and experience this field’s professional aspect – with no end goals in mind.

Fast forward to making 15+ videos and photo shoots – 5+ clients – hiring editors and photographers to help along the projects – creating the brand design with no knowledge of its know-how. In the end, this was a fantastic experience altogether – full of struggles and learning.

Somehow, late 2014, both of us drifted regarding the professional shoots – focusing at the end of our college year and ultimately, it came to an end.
If I had to travel back in time and modify one element of this journey, I wouldn’t change anything, because I loved all of it – every lesson we learned – every downfall we faced – all the firsts, whether it was creating a logo or approaching a client or mailing an invoice.

Shreyan Rohit Productions, the end.
Big shoutout to @shreyantito who was a part of this journey, along with me – what started as approaching an acquaintance to become a business partner ended up with us becoming brothers for life.

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Who are the Joneses and why you should avoid them?

Who are the Joneses?
“Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbour as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “Keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” #Wikipedia
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Consciously or sub-consciously, all of us are trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. Now is the time we realise the mistakes we’ve been making! It shouldn’t matter to you what the others are doing if you are satisfied with your everyday life! We fall for worldly possessions because we see someone else accomplish something and now we want the same.

Someone else means your friends, your colleagues, and even those you follow on social media. The current trend is tied in with posting every expensive stuff you buy or do on social media. Now more than ever, it’s about telling others what you are doing rather than for your self-interest!

Ask yourself three questions the next time you do anything,
1. Am I buying this product/service because of self-interest?
2. Is this bringing value to me?
3. Do you care about other’s opinions?

Achieve stuff for yourself and not for others! Think about it and STOP NOW! The only loss is yours and not anyone else’s.

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You Matter.

Yes, you do. You’re here for a reason. You may not know it yet, but the journey has just started! You have time to figure everything out. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Are you living for the Weekends?

Are you living for the Weekends?

There’s a mindset ingrained in us since childhood, about working Monday to Friday and then enjoying the weekends!

Everyone hates Mondays and calls it the ‘Monday Blues’! Come Wednesday; people start talking about their Friday and Saturday Night plans. Why?
There’s no harm to enjoy the day off but first, live each day to its fullest. Maximise your potential for that particular day, and when the time comes, you cool it off!

Bars and clubs out there have started exploiting this weekend mindset and provide you with mid-week and Friday night offers. Falling into their traps, you spend thousands of hard-earned bucks on just three-four hours worth of satisfaction and luxury, only to do it the next week again. Moreover, what are you achieving out of it?

Think about it from the long-term perspective. Does that activity bring any value addition to your life? People have their own choices, but at the same time, enjoy your other days too instead of wasting them on something you don’t love; only to wait for the weekends and curse Monday yet again.

Do what you love every day, rather than waiting for the Fridays and Saturdays.

Weekends are a boon to us! How about productively executing it to achieve your goals? Work on your personal development, act on those goals we’ve been trying to accomplish, finish your side hustle project! These points only matter when you know your vision!

In the end, it’s your choice! #LiveEachDay

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Frustrating Days at Work?

Everyone has stressful and frustrating days at work, although, there’s a catch!

When you’re passionate about your work, then those days don’t worry you as much, and at the same time, you know it will improve from there on!

The opportunities are endless today; anyone can pursue their interests in any manner they want!

It’s about self-education and self-learning, understanding from your own mistakes!

This is the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning.

This is the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning.

When you wake up in the morning, making your own bed should be your first pursuit. Here’s why!

A. Habits Creation
It starts with a small step. Doing this every day helps you create a pattern, which then gives you the confidence to develop more habits for yourself, thus making your day more productive and organised.

B. Winning Mindset
Everyone says the same thing in the morning, ‘My bed is calling out to me; thus I need to sleep more.’ Making your own bed creates that WIN in your mind, that if I can conquer this first task in the day, it instills the mindset to overcome the other activities as well.

C. Achieving Confidence
When you’ve had bad days at work, when you struggle with your daily activities, and you come home and see the bed you made for yourself, it gives you the confidence that if I could achieve this micro task in the morning, I’ll wake up the next day and try accomplishing the rest of the day as well.

If you’re waking up early in the morning, or at least, if you’re making your own bed, you’re on a path to have an excellent start to the day/ achieved significant success in the morning with the entire day to conquer more.

If you aren’t, start doing so and notice how different your day turns out!

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When do you need Inspiration?

Inspiration is not something you force upon someone; one attracts it when they need it. Meaning, only when you keep an open mindset, will you accept it and allow it to change your life.

When do you need Inspiration?
A. When you have a stagnant routine
・Without any value addition to your life.
・When you’re miserable with your everyday life.

This is the point when you look for inspiration. You desire a change in your life. You aspire to do what you love. When that happens, you’ll be content every minute of every day and not think regarding anything else.


B. When you want to grow/ expand your mindset
・When you’re performing fabulous, but you can do better. You’d like to improve.
・When you’re stuck in a specific point of your life.

This is the moment when you realise that you want a diversion in your thought process which will help you reach your destination. You want to improve in a better version of yourself.


C. When you want to learn
・You’ve limited knowledge. No matter how much you study and learn and experience, you still crave it more.
・You wish to discover more about your industry or other sectors of your interest.

This is the thought process when you’d like to learn more. You follow certain people, and you start listening to them. An endless process, one, out of which you’ll come out as a better person.

When was the last time you were asked, Are you Happy?

When was the last time you were asked, Are you Happy?

Every time you meet someone, the question boils down to, “How’s work going on?

With me, the conversation comes down to two questions, “How many clients do you have?” and “How many employees do you have?” apart from the general question above.

When was the last time someone asked you, or you asked someone, “Are you Happy?

Because, it starts and ends with that, happiness. Are you Happy in your life? Are you Happy at your work? Happiness is not a chase, but a journey, a state that we should live in every day!

Next time you meet someone, for a change, pose this question and see how meaningful the conversation turns out to be! ❤️

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Are you in your Comfort Zone?

All good things take place outside our comfort zone.

If you want to transform/ improve your life,
If you have a macro goal to achieve and you can’t progress,
If you’re troubled by the daily circumstances of your life,
The answer is, ‘To get yourself out of this comfort zone‘.
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You’ve created this stable world for yourself, where everything is going the same way, with no growth and no improvement.

To grow, or rather, improve as a better version of yourself, you need to escape that safe place. The grass is greener on the other side!

Every day, every month and every year, the smallest amount of value that you can provide to yourself, helps in upgrading to a better version of yourself.

What about Today?

What about Today?

Regretting the past? Focusing on the future?
However, what about today?

Without conquering today, you will probably regret the past, or you won’t achieve the future goal! Why? Because we don’t live in the present.

Ask yourself again; what about today and re-think your steps!

The World is Black and White. ⚫⚪

The World is Black and White. ⚫⚪

We live a simple life, and anything beyond black and white is luxury. Necessary luxury or not, it’s up to you.

Metaphorically speaking, every colour you add to your life is luxury. Whether you add that colour for yourself or to show it to others is up to you!

The sooner we realise our decision-making process, the better for us! Do we want to win or do we want to show others that we have “won”? #DontKeepUpWithTheJoneses

The “Perfect” Scenario

The “Perfect” Scenario

Nothing is Perfect, and it will never be! Imperfections make us who we are! It applies to our life, personal and professional, work, relationships, everything else too.

You cannot chase after perfection, because it doesn’t exist.

As much as it applies to the macro situations in your life, it also refers to the tiniest day-to-day elements as well.

You can only accomplish something when it seems acceptable to you. Not when the time is right, or when you have to do it (external pressure), or when you feel its perfect enough to execute.

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” – Henry David Thoreau

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Frustrating VS Passionate Work

Everyone has stressful and frustrating days at work, although, there’s a catch!

When you’re passionate about your work, then those days don’t worry you as much, and at the same time, you know it will improve from there on!

The opportunities are endless today; anyone can pursue their interests in any manner they want!

It’s about self-education and self-learning, understanding from your own mistakes!

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Kindness towards Everyone

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” – Harold Kushner

  • With no judgement towards others in your mind,
  • With an intent to provide value,
  • With a kind feeling towards everyone,

Your perspective changes!

You see your general surroundings in a better manner! In these situations, you have no other expectations, but to provide value!

That feeling is indescribable! Start showing kindness towards others by thoughts or deed! If you believe in ‘karma‘, then you should also think that the universe will repay you somehow, sooner or later! ❤️

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Interview for the Symbipreneurs Book

This interview is a part of the Symbipreneurs book, by the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, showcasing the alumni entrepreneurs.

*The book is set to be released in 2020*

In this interview, I share my insights on the following:
• the idea behind Zazz Media and the hurdles faced since then
• the first thought of becoming an entrepreneur
• the inspiration during the tough times
• the *secret* formula of becoming a successful entrepreneur

Do subscribe to the channel and drop a comment after watching the video!

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Why do you compare?

Why do people compare their lives, especially their achievements with everyone around them, takes my breath away. No one would compare their struggles or learning with anyone else.

What joy do people gain, by comparing their successes with others?
Everyone has their own timeline! You know the best outcome for yourself! You know your desires!

Everyone comparing their journey with others don’t know the behind-the-scenes of your life, your journey, your hustle and your struggles.

Happiness should be the ultimate goal for yourself and the others around you; life would seem better that way!
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Only when said, do people understand “comparisons” is negative for yourself and doesn’t provide any value to you.

The First Step?

The First Step?

The first step towards changing/ improving your
・mindset
・career path
・perspective on happiness
・path to entrepreneurship
・you,
starts with you.

You’re one step away from changing your life, and you don’t even know it yet.

Start Now!

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Travel is the Best Medicine.

Would you

  • like to take a break from your everyday life, or want to figure out the answers in your life?
  • Would you like to move away from the chaos, or like some adventure in your life?
  • Would you like to explore new opportunities or seek out new ideas in your life?

Travel is the best investment in your life that makes you more productive. More productive in your life, your mindset, your thoughts, it makes everything clearer.

Often, people say – “This place is too expensive” or “This is a huge investment”. Travel need not be international; it can be anything – a one day trip/ a weekend getaway or a whole week off – whatever suits you. Travelling somewhere is more important.
Don’t we have the same 24 Hours in a Day?

Don’t we have the same 24 Hours in a Day?

In a typical scenario, for most people, out of the 24 hours every day, you usually work for 8-9 hours, and you sleep for 7-8 hours. For arguments’ sake, let’s add another 2 hours for your breakfast/ lunch and dinner.

In this extreme scenario, which isn’t the same for all, there’s still another 6 hours left for productive use.

During discussions, the topic tends to sway towards, ‘I had work‘ and ‘I didn’t get time‘. However, when you manage your time accurately, you’ve all the time in the world.

Either for your side hustle, either for your personal development, there’s always this extra set of hours which we tend to ignore.

Let’s apply all the hours you’re awake for, in the best possible manner.

Time waits for No One!

Time waits for No One!

We think we have enough time in our hands! Do we?

It seems 2019 just started yesterday, and we’re already at the end of March now! Days, weeks and months will pass by, and 2020 will come along!

Now is the time to execute! Take those pending actions! Step forward towards those future goals!

Never have that regret of letting time pass by, while you were waiting to take action! #OneLife #Execute

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Are we living for the Future?

We continuously focus on how our future will look like, and our efforts toll up for our post-retirement.

However, what about today? The present. We have one life, and we have no idea how tomorrow is going to be! So why not utilize the time we have to chase our dreams and pursue our passion or exploring life or discovering and learning new skills and interests. Living a better version of our life should be our focus.

“Don’t Live the Same Year 75 times and call it a Life.” – Robin Sharma

The Power of One

The Power of One

・ONE decision, which might transform your life.
・ONE step, which will produce a different life path for you.
・ONE positive thought, which will provide you with the confidence to act on your goals.
・ONE friend to guide, who can’t take that leap forward.
・ONE act of kindness, which will provoke you to accomplish more.
・ONE day to act upon, which ultimately becomes your Day One.

It all begins with ONE.


You have ONE Life. Now is a perfect time – to take yourself out of your comfort zone and do stuff you never thought you would.