Winning Stroke: Interview with Joy Sharma, Founder, ArabEasy

My mantra for life is "If your gut is saying otherwise, don’t do it"


If not in the current profession, you would be?


One tune you always hum.

"My Way" by Sinatra

One book to read when you want to motivate yourself.

Not much of a reader but when I have free time I read History ... find a lot to learn there - "People's History of the world" by Chris Harman is a good one. It helps understand how phases in human history evolve, the forces at play and evaluate where we are today.

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.

From Rocky Balboa -“Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”  

The place you never been to and always want to go

 I've traveled a lot internationally but not enough in India. Want to explore the far reaches of India.

An animal that signifies you & why?

A Horse

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with

Right now at the early stage of a successful startup - Gurukant Desai from the first half of film Guru

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?

Irrfan Khan - missed opportunity

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?

Luck more than Hard Work. Enough Hard-working people out there and far fewer successful ones 

One best decision you ever made

Leaving the Entrepreneurial life when I did, spending a few years learning different things, and then returning to Entrepreneurship now

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or professional life?

If your gut is saying otherwise, don’t do it.

Whose advice do you seek when in a dilemma?

My parents and my girlfriend. Only people I can trust blindly will always have my best interest in their hearts.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Being able to spend most of my energy on my passions through life - Not "having to do things" and instead, "Choosing to do them"

One thing that you want to change in yourself.

Make more time for myself 

A line said by your close one that you never forget?

My mom told me to be a good person above everything else

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