It was late night and I was just flipping my Facebook notifications and there I spotted a post from one of our management students, S Das (name changed for confidentiality purpose).
It took me back to the year when we were conversing how he wanted to become a photographer and his dad locked up his camera. Rest the only thing I knew about him was that he liked Blue… I mean the color!
Drenched in his fondness for Media he chose to pursue an internship in one of the Top 3 Advertising Firms. I was happy to see him get what he wanted to. But this happiness did last precisely for 8 days.
9th day he ambled his way towards the entry of Floor 2 Board Room and exactly we met there once again.
I was super glad to see him and he looked dismal… A mismatch which took a few minutes to neutralize…
“Hey! S Das, how have you been? How is your internship treating you?
“I don’t want this, I never wanted this profile” “No no no this is not me”
Worried I was though yet tried listening to him at length. All along the chat, the only bit I could think of was not to repeat what happened. Not doubting his rooted interest I thought of profiling him again. I called up an alumnus who worked in a digital start-up and anchored S Das with him. And his Energy story commenced since then. Today he works with one of the Fortune 500 Companies. A superb show of his persistence and travail to gear up.
Ahhh !! how could I forget to quote …so during these 16 months spent on campus, his acquaintanceship grew up with one of my mentees.
Monika Chibber (name veiled) was confident and soon got her first Placement offer from one of the popular companies at 5.99 LPA as fixed. She decided to revoke it. The conviction she boar was loud and out which just had to be understood right. Her demeanour reflected that she was made for a larger win.
Today she works with one of the Top 5 valued companies by recent Forbes rating index.
It’s about living with your mentee each day, not baggage them with your own experience but Observe, Learn, Profile. Repeat
3 Key Takeaways:
1-Know your energy well and channelize it right. Knowing is just..just not enough!
2-Believe you and only You can do it.
3-Upon joining dots, you see this Energy was so contagious to embark it’s way to close group peers too. Stay with the right energies.
Until next ..See you!