Winning Stroke: Interview with Ashwarya Pratap Singh, CEO and Co-Founder Drivezy
"Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them"
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1. If not in the current profession, you would be?
2. One tune you always hum.
One song that really inspires me, and which is still on my workout playlist, is 'Going the Distance' by Cake.
3. One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
4. One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
"Don't ever let someone tell you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?" The Pursuit of Happiness
5. The place you never been to and always want to go.
Antarctica! Only 20,000 people visit it in a year. It's incredible.
6. An animal that signifies you & why?
Going by my spirit animal, A ram with his horns, a signature physical trait with a strong symbolic meaning. These horns, which rest upon the head, represent our mental faculties. They tell us that we need to stimulate our brains and put energy into our own mental evolution. Rams are intellectual spiritual totems and encourage us to uphold high standards. We must satiate our thirst for knowledge and continue to exercise our intellect so that it does not wither away. We must constantly fuel our imagination and curiosity. Just as the ram’s horns grow stronger with every passing year of its life, so, too, must our mental capacity.
7. A movie character you most resemble or resonate with.
Peter Parker from Spider-Man 2.
8. If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
9. Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
To be successful you're probably going to need both good luck and hard work. However, luck isn't something you can control, and hard work is going to improve your chances. So, in my point of view, if you put 99% hard work on something, there is 1% chance that the luck will trot along.
10. One best decision you ever made.
Incorporating Drivezy with my team of friends and founders: Vasant Verma, Hemant Sah, Amit Sahu and Abhishek Mahajan.
11. A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life.
Meditation. Temporarily removing yourself from all external stimuli and ideas of who you should be and what you should do allows you to access your own values and take ownership of the direction you want your life to take.
12. Whose advice do you seek when in dilemma?
Any of my co-founders, since we are a team of five founders we manage to seek advice and learn from each other, as a team and as individuals.
13. What has been your biggest achievement?
Incorporating Drivezy with my founders and bringing it to the level that it is currently operating at.
14. One thing that you want to change in yourself.
I’m in the process of improving myself. My goal is to become the strongest version of myself, physically, mentally, financially and spiritually. So, every day I always do at least one thing to move me towards my ultimate goal.
15. A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
"If the heart is empty, the head doesn't matter.” Love what you do from the start of your day to the end. If you put it out there in the universe, it will happen.