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Love your work but do live life

It is 8am and I am just done watching Indira Nooyi, a lady that I admire, one-on-one with Barkha Dutt at NDTV Profit.

There were a lot of takeaways from the discussion but there is something that I want to take home and wish that you do too.

She writes mail, composes on Tuesday locking herself for 15 minutes and sends on Thursday, to 200 executives once every
fortnight on various topics ranging from business to career to personal.

Here’s the crux of one of her mails.

Indira and her husband would see-off their daughter daily for her school. One the first day of every grade, they would
take the photos and capture some precious moments.

One fine day, carrying forward the tradition, they were to take the photos, the daughter says, “Hey! I’m driving to college”.
And suddenly it was a reality check for them… their “little daughter” has grown up, time has passed by swiftly.

So, while it is good to be in business, great to be involved full heart and mind in work, do live your life to fullest and give
time to family and friends because time flies quickly and it never turns back.

And it reminds me of… “If only I could turn back time”.