Interview with Dr Navana Kundu | International Best Selling & Award Winning Author |TEDx Speaker| Keynote Speaker & Coach – EMOTIONAL MASTERY I Entrepreneur I Helping LEADERS to Unleash rapid EMOTIONAL MASTERY
We always strive to bring meaningful and powerful stories from India and around the world to empower and motivate our growing community. As part of this endeavour, we invited Dr Navana Kundu for an exclusive interview with us. Let’s learn more about her incredible journey, her background and her advice for our growing community.
Tell us a little bit about your start-up and your journey, please;
I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was lucky enough to live in the most beautiful countries – Italy, India, Spain, Hong Kong, and Dubai. I climbed my way up from working in a large-scale multinational company to become a successful global entrepreneur. I was driven, I was hungry. I was an overachiever.
But, I also came with my own baggage. I had to suffer the battles of a dysfunctional family, a crumbling family business, abuse, and depression. Searching for healing and happiness, I trained as a practitioner of over 20 different therapeutic and coaching modalities. I went to the Himalayas and studied ancient traditions and metaphysical science. I am a doctorate in Effects of Meditation on Human Mind and Happiness. That’s when I reframed the methodologies of Emotional Mastery to meet the demands of today’s generation.
What service(s) or product(s) do you offer/manufacture?
I offer one to one sessions, online programs and workshops, immersive seminars and retreats on Emotional Mastery and spiritual science topics.
Why should people choose your product/services?
I do not give them second-hand book information or borrowed knowledge from some motivational talk. I have put together a decade of my experience expertise and knowledge to reframe the methodologies of Emotional Mastery that suit the need of today. I work with sure fire techniques that are deep and real.
Did pandemic (COVID 19) affect your business? if yes how?
With the pandemic more and more people have been feeling burnt out, disconnected, exhausted, demotivated, worried about the past, anxious about the future. A recent study shows that by 2030 it will be emotional skills over cognitive skills that will land you the promotion at work. So, yes, my work in emotional mastery has increased manyfold, helping people to understand their emotions and leverage their emotions to achieve empowerment in every area of life.
How many hours a day do you work on average & can you describe/outline your typical day?
When your work is your passion, it does not remain work but becomes a purpose. I have a daily routine of practices that help me maintain my intense lifestyle. I have a variety in my workload from attending clients for one to one sessions, preparing for workshops, speaking engagements, interviews, attending events and writing my next book. I definitely never forget my daily ‘me’ time of meditation, reflection and silence.
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
I do not have any great fear as such anymore. Like any other emotions fear brings a message to you. You experience fear when your mind perceives something or someone as potential threat. In my workshops and sessions, I guide my clients to uncover the hidden message of fear and transform fear into passion and proactivity.
What comes first for you money or emotions?
Definitely emotions over money. If you want to have excellent finance management, you need to have excellent emotion management. How successful you are in life depends on how emotionally fit you are. There is no point having one million dollar in your bank account, if your emotional state is that of stress, loneliness and worry. The quality of your life equals the quality of your emotions.
What piece of advice would you give to college graduates who want to become entrepreneurs?
Life of an entrepreneur can be like a rollercoaster. Many times life will not work out as per your planning and expectations. You will need to know how to handle your difficult emotions in those times. Learn to master your emotions to master your mind and your life. Emotional Mastery will help you to get clarity in your decisions and ‘why’s in life, awaken passion and purpose, and achieve fulfilment and meaning in everything you do in life.
With so much going on, how do you start the day to keep your passion alive?
You need to be intensely passionate to be consistently successful. The start of the day determines the quality of the day. I normally start my day with yogic breathing practices, energy medicine exercises and meditation. It ensures the maximum flow of positive energy in your body, mind and spirit. I choose the emotions that I want to experience that day with my morning affirmations.
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