She Did It !

Hey everyone ❤ I’m Back with an inspiring story “She did it ” .

Story of a woman that inspired me

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This is her mantra ” Do it with passion or not at all ”

As you all know , I’ve been helping  women to  achieve their business online .

It’s been an amazing journey with Kamala Rao ( Follow her – Here’s her website http://kamalarao.com/  )

I have got an opportunity to work with Kamal Rao  a very dynamic personality . This past few months journey with her made me realize how confident and strong a woman can be in spite of her struggles . She is incredibly amazing the way she speaks and approaches things, made me to respect and follow her . She has multiple hats , Director of a Multinational Company , a Mother,Wife,Trainer,Entrepreneur , Beauty consultant and lot more .. Kamala has received many awards,training 1000 plus women every week, Check out her you tube channels,blog,webinars ,Workshops,interviews etc .

This caption well suits her “BOLD & BEAUTIFUL” 

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I’ve been coaching many women in all age groups but Kamala Proved ” Age is just a NUMBER ” My age is her experience . She’s so much into women empowerment and works for women’s upliftment  . I’ve been learning so much from her each and every day in this journey .  She’s so humble and kind to me Respects my knowledge and she has fire with in her to learn new things everyday . She tried each and every strategy and tips I suggested and she is easily coachable . She’s one of the inspiring and adorable clients to me .

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Kamala is down to earth , fun loving & at the same time workaholic  🙂 You all know , it’s not easy for a woman to level-up and grow in life Kamala proved that one with hard work and never give-up attitude can  rises up from all struggles,criticisms and rejections .. This journey of hers is not made of flowers and glitters It was full of thorns , doubts , haters, disappointments the beauty is, how she over came her obstacles . Staying strong and confident made her to reach where she is now .

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I’ve learned lots of beauty tips (skin care & hair care ) She has tons of it  🙂 Cooking tips She is a good cook though . (she’ll be sharing her experiences & tips LIVE in our Women to Business Women Community ) She has got many amazing business opportunities for females that would strive to achieve greatness .

I have a big respect for females who takes care of home & business . That’s not a easy job .. Only a woman can handle kids,family,home,business .. Salute to all women !

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This post about Kamala reminds me of my Fb quote , “Never be ashamed of your story, who you are or what you have been through…It’s what you’ve OVERCOME & made you the STRONG WOMAN you are today.. BRAVEHEART – YOUR story may be the hope, strength & courage that speaks to the heart and inspires someone else’s life.”

Kamala is a living example and inspiration to many women .

Her life and lifestyle says, DREAM BIG.. DARE GREATLY.. AND SHINE BRIGHTLY . 

Why waiting girls .. GO Follow her of Facebook and Instagram.. Learn from the expert ❤  ❤ ❤

Kamala says,”I strongly maintain that “If You Believe in yourself and in your Dreams, It’s Never Too Late To Reach Out to The Stars!”
You will see it when you believe in it.
I did.”

I’m being so grateful for knowing her and sharing my knowledge with Kamala.

Thank you so much Kamala ! Keep Inspiring ❤

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Queens of Yarns !

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Inspire others with your story

Everyone has a story to tell – a powerful tale that can inspire others to dream big and to think big.Everyone has a story…a history…a series of failures and mistakes that have shaped them into the person they are today. We shouldn’t be ashamed of our story. Our story is what helped us become the person we are. That story is what taught us great life lessons that we might not have learned otherwise. That story is what will help us make better and wiser decisions in our future. That story is who we are…it is us.Never be ashamed of your story and never discount the impact it may have in someone else’s life. Let your mistakes and your failures inspire others to do better in their own life…then feel good about knowing that the things you overcame have helped inspire others for good.

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Women Inspiring Women

Women Supporting Women

Here’s the example for these words.

Guinness World Records is thrilled to announce that Mother India’s Crochet Queens (India) successfully made the Largest crochet blanket in the world, measuring an astonishing 11,148.5 m² (120,001 ft² 72 in²) – easily covering the football pitch on which it was laid.

 

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I have been honored to interview some of the key participants of this Guinness World Records . 

We rise by lifting others .. I’ve a super inspiring post today . A group of women joined together to create world record.These women are from different backgrounds.Some are Home Makers and some are single.They formed a Facebook group in 2015 and achieved the ‘Guinness World Records’ in 2016.Yarns,Needles,Knitting,Crochet skills brought them together.

When I interviewed them ; Most of them said,They started Crocheting as a hobby to kill time . Now they grow so big that they are too busy in receiving customer orders . 🙂 These ladies are skilled crafty in making Crochet bags,purses,home decor items,candle holders,dolls,kids&women wear,sweaters,door mats,table mats and lot more . (I’ve posted pictures of some of their awesome creations below)

These are the tools used to Crochet (Sujatha Shankar displayed her tools)

Passion turned Profit 

Geetha lives in a small town in Southern parts of India . She’s single and wanted to spend her time useful.She is good in making dolls..

“I love to do dolls. So learned Amigurumi (Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.) . My turning point is , after doing amigurumi dolls I got more orders. I keep getting orders for Ganesh and krishna dolls.I learned quelling, crochet, silk thread crafts by watching you tube” –  Geetha Renganayagam

Here’s Geetha’s Facebook page for more awesome colorful dolls https://www.facebook.com/Geethus-crafts-844975052223269/ .

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Let’s hear it from Varalakshmi, “What started  as a hobby of mine(crocheting) to unplug myself from the non stop lifestyle, became more just a passion after I joined MICQ and has driven me to complete 50 blankets. I fear that once we break the Guinness record, there might be a vacuum in my life and l am contemplating some other avocation which would give me equal if not more satisfaction. Hope this journey continues in future with the new phases and with a different outlook. ”

Some of Varalakshmi’s super creations below

 

Rajakumari shares her experience below ,

” Crocheting had inspired me a lot to being out the creativity in me…
Started with a simple shawl , the products are endless…
Just after completing one project, my creativity and the magic hooks in my hands automatically starts up with another…
I find crocheting is cool and super fun…this is my one and only hobby…
If I want it simple, its as simple as that…😎 If wanted it complicated, I’ll make it complicate as much as I can…😂
I can see so many things for the crocheters to discover…”

I’m happy to share some of the awesome crochet work of my friends Rajakumari,Rajeshwari,Devi Priya and Sujatha Shankar . Omg they’re killer stuff.. Magical hands.. No words .. I’m speechless .. Here’s the display

It’s not that one should born great to attain greatness . All the above women are from middle-class family , not holding an international certification, some are physically disabled (this is what they say, “my ability is stronger than my disability” and they proved the world by their World record) but still they DID it with their skills,talent and hard work. I’m so proud of them .They’re the real inspiration .

Wrapping- up this post with this quote

“Behind every successful women a tribe of other successful women,who have her back.”

Love, Devi ❤

 

Never believed in Miracles Until she became One

Friends!! I’m proud to share a friends life story today .She’s a Miracle and Magic. Shes the first girl in India who danced with dialysis solution in the stomach on stage. She has become the  Queen of Beads. . Creator of “Lavender feel beautiful” .(Beading awesome jewelry ) Her story is a super inspiration for other women .

You see this beautiful lady below , Her name is Seema. She’s one of my Facebook friends I met her in Uttaran projects ! I don’t know her much personally.You can’t judge a book by its cover!! I didn’t know any of her struggles until she shared it on her Facebook…. you see this amazing, gorgeous, incredibly kind person on the outside and assume everything is perfect on the inside. This just proves you never know the battles that others are privately facing. I too, struggled behind the mask I wore every day. Thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing.

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I am herewith sharing Seema’s story just to make all the women in this Universe,aware that no matter what happens they are enough and the power of prayers will take care of the rest.

“Never believed in Miracles Until she became One”

“We all have a story,we all are special,we all have a purpose in life and,there is a reason for our struggles.” – Seema Nair

This is a girl living her ordinary life in an extraordinary way.

Seema shares her story with us here. Seema says,” I received recognition in school due to my voice ,I sang at various inter school level competitions which gave me a lot of accolades.My school titled me a “nightangle”.I was thoroughly in extra curricular activities and was an above average students.I was a popular student and was loved by everyone.I was born and brought up in Delhi ,a place where I got educated ,grew up into a young lady and started working.I started working at a very age in my life 17 as an intern in a fashion house and I had a blast.Further on I became a merchandiser to senior merchandise in export houses and became a workaholic .I had many beautiful learning and experiences in my career and the most important was value of time,qualitative deliveries and respecting the workers.

One day I had been experiencing a heavy pain in my back,internal fever and shivering .I was admitted in the same hospital where I was born what an irony I thought to myself .My parents came in , with saddened faces and burst out crying ,they said both your kidneys have failed .Its only 10 percent function.I hated dialysis ,I saw people dying on their dialysis bed and I was the youngest in the lot .Due to starvation,dehydration I became very weak and lost all my muscles.That one year I realized our family grew closer than ever before and the whole extended family came together to contribute financially for my first transplant.My Father donated his kidney to me,I was re-operated the next day as there was clotting next to the new kidney.Finally when I came back to my senses,I ate my first official meal in a year a creamy vegetable bake .There is a period of 1 year isolation post transplant patients go through and its often depressing staying within 4 walls.I used to watch a lot of cookery shows,movies.I slipped into depression very soon,this was the toughest phase .I had visual and auditory hallucination due to excessive drugs and trauma.I heard things and saw people when no one said anything or no one passed by.After going to a counselor I took some medications and recovered ,he said this happens to all patients who have undergone tremendous trauma.

I met my husband we dated for a year and got married.He made my life miserable from using abusive words,to getting violent .Immediately after wedding in December I lost my eyesight which was the first major blow to our marriage,negligence of doctors lead to high diabetes.My eyesight came back slowly but not completely,I could not see faces but I saw colors and started painting.I earned a lot and bought every basic thing required for the home . My marriage life was not successful It ended after so many arguments and unpleasant incidence .

I learnt Salsa dancing,started going for regular therapies..Made new friends and slowly forgot him .I was the first girl in India who danced with dialysis solution in the stomach on stage.I got very involved in Chennai Food Guide where I would share free recepies and pictures .I never ate the food as I barely ate,but I found all the positive ways to convert my sadness into joy and the best choice I ever made was Dance. Noone knew what was happening in my life ,in a year I got hospitalized 21 times and all the money for second transplant got exhausted .I wrote on FaceBook and got sponsorship through and by friends and well wishers. No one knew this since they could just see my smile,I cried every day in pain due to crambs,muscle strain,dehydration and what not.I used to go to two Salsa classes to keep myself active,it helped me a great deal.I had so many restrictions so there were so many things I could not do and who really wants to take responsibility anyway?There is so much one can do,but what really matters is the physical presence and touch and the affectionate words I longed to hear “everything will be fine”In this busy world,where everyone was on whatsapp no one understood my eyesight is really bad and its strenuous to be on it .I don’t drink,smoke,party or eat out makes me so boring isn’t it ?I would write about my days good and bad .I became an inspiration to everyone which felt great only that everyone got an inspiring person is a human being too he/she can never be perfect .I left salsa,my health worsened and the doctors told my parents I have no chances.My Mother never gave up .I was on hemo dialysis and I was bedridden now.It was 5 years we were waiting for a cadever now,on 29th july the day of  Eid when I was ready to attend my first Eid Milan party we received a call .I received a donor. I survived the transplant with the will of God and again experienced severe depression and isolation .Yes I was disoriented,sad,shattered,angry,shadows of my past were not leaving me,my heart was broken and I could not make amends with the changes in my life once again and also in the body.The body has to accept the kidney,any small noise was like a thunder everything scared me,I suspected everyone,I was inside my room laughing without a reason ,singing and dancing like no one is seeing .I had the hallucination again ,this time everything was dancing .The medications took a toll on me,I prayed and prayed night after night and God saved me .I found out that depression was a part and parcel of a transplant the levels are different and not everyone has it .16 years of an ailment was not a joke,it took me a while I became fine .I got back into dancing and performed in a group and solo number in Bangalore .My smile was back the hair and weight dropped but to me what mattered was I could live a day free of hospitals.

I visit the hospital once a month for routine checks,I live on life saving drugs and other medications.I held small cooking & dance workshops ,taught little kids but was never sure what should I do to start my career from a scratch.During my illness My Mother and I learnt the basics on jewelry making,soon we started getting loads of orders internationally,people encouraged me,loved my designs and sense of colour. I started this business with a few thousand rupees today my  Brand is named after Lavender feel beautiful!It signifies-love,devotion,elegance,grace  and positive aura.Today its almost seven years I think ,I have completed 22 collections and participated in over 6 events.My aim is to have a Brand that represents originality and quality.Everything is exclusive especially the color combinations and patterns.

I received an honorary award from Chennai Food Guide by Mr Mohd Ali ji the “Hero award”.Do I ever feel lonely ? of course but the art of living is when we begin to enjoy our own company.We should be enough for ourselves.I have cried maybe once on the dance floor because that was a rough phase for me.Like anyone else I also want a family and I have dreams .The reason I ever experienced all this logically was because of negligence and spiritually because God wanted me to now how special I was to him .I think my purpose is to live ,and everyday when I do live someone will hear about me and not give up .I used to do a little charity by cooking and dancing for the underprivileged if there is always some who is undergoing the same like us there is someone undergoing worse .I am a living miracle and when I met Eddie the Mambo King personally he said “I am the walking testimony of God,every dancer should be inspired by your story and you are his child “.Why do such traumatic events happen? So that we don’t take our lives for granted,learn to love ourselves,cherish the ones we love and believe that this world moves on faith .There is so much good in this world and I have seen it the bad is much overrated.Yes we need to change our perspectives and find peace within.I learnt yoga and understood when we meditate every problem is resolved on its own.A blessing does not always comes in riches it comes as miracles and the day I became one I started believed in one.You know your body the best,you are your own best friend ,be kind to yourself first if you think something is wrong with you ask for help.If you see someone is depressed lend them a patient ear .Overall about 80 percent people in India suffer from depression it does not spread and even if it did there is always a medicine for every ailment.With no life insurance or financial support,jobs,quota I live working every single day day in and day out.

I am alive and that is what that matters .”

I Live my life Queen size and so should everyone !

Here’s Seema business page and site.

Awesome collections inside ❤

https://www.lavenderfeelbeautifulstore.com/

https://www.facebook.com/LavenderFeelBeautiful/

Hope this story sets an example for those who have lost hope,who are struggling through tough times.This story is just one among many that are untold .

Love , Devi ❤

Inspiring story from Meghan Markle 

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Happy Morning My Angels !

One more inspiring story from Meghan Markle

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision ♥️

“Women need to have a seat at the table, an invitation to the table, or women will create their own table. “

👉These 2 statements above had me smiling from ear to ear.

💥Her powerful story is a reminder,
that no matter how small of a voice we think we have,
we can empower,
we can make change,
our impact no matter how small can create a ripple effect of change!

As a woman in business, empowering other women is my purpose. 📢No matter how hard it is to fight for what you believe in, think about our daughters and the opportunities they deserve to have.

🙌Tag a woman in business who needs to hear this today
🙌Tag a mother so she can share this with her daughter.

 

Story of a Boss Lady

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Here’s a story which inspires you .

Please don’t envy me or say “must be nice”. You have no idea how many long nights, early mornings, arguments, “sleeps on the couch”, “no’s”, overdrafts, counseling visits, insecurities, losing friends and fear I’ve had to overcome.

You are seeing chapter 20 now…you may have missed many of the other chapters😘
Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. Growing a successful business doesn’t happen over night. The ones who come in thinking they’re “getting rich quick”…will never get it. That’s not how this works. You need to learn. Grow. Be coachable. Be passionate. Consistent. See the “big picture.” Have the mindset. “You can’t have a million dollar dream, with a minimum wage work ethic.” You take a ton of losses. You struggle. You fail. You get laughed at by people you thought would support you. You’re misunderstood.

You see my glory. But you don’t see the woman I’ve fought to become to get to where I am today.

And my story isn’t even close to being finished✨

Love Always , Devi

 

WE CAN ALL BE WHO WE DECIDE TO BE

Carrie- Underwood.jpgI love Carrie Underwood. She is so strong & such a girl boss. Read and be inspired!

You may not know this, but on her way to the American Idol audition she told her mother (who encouraged her to go) and I quote, “It’s stupid. What chance do I have?” Yet, she went anyways.

On the left, is a picture of Carrie at the beginning of her career on the American idol stage and on the right is last week at the CMA’s after TWELVE YEARS of hard work.

It shows you that plenty of people stumble into amazing things with ZERO belief in themselves. It also proves you never know if you never try.

Those legs, she works hard for. She isn’t sitting home on the couch, she puts in HOURS behind the scenes!!! Additionally, she has worked her tail off in the entertainment industry to get to where she is today. She puts in HOURS behind the scenes to get her performances, vocals + super fly wardrobe just right.

My point is, we all start from the bottom + our dashboard clicks back to 0 on the first day of the month just like everyone else. But the really cool part… The part that gets me fired up before the sun rises or the part that gives me goosebumps when i think about y’all and where this team is headed
WE CAN ALL BE WHO WE DECIDE TO BE

Nobody is born a star. Nobody.

Her original audition where she was ringing her hands and could barely sit still from her nerves, yup it’s right here : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=82cEAX2VFPE

Source:Internet

 

Devi Venkatesan

INSPIRING STORY THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Inspiring story that will change your life .

“Sometimes you have to be willing to let go of something old to grab onto something new. You have to be willing to let a part of you die that you used to be comfortable with in order for another part of you to be born.” ~ Lisa Nichols

Don’t hesitate to share your story who knows it might inspire someone today . 

An inspiring story has the power to touch your heart and forever change your life . And I know for sure that the inspiring story of this brave and amazing woman will most definitely touch your heart and forever change your life.

 

 

What about you? What can you do today to change your life and become a source of inspiration for yourself and those around you? You can share your comment below 🙂

Devi Venkatesan

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