I'm super excited to share this week's #wingwoman with you all - Seema Dhawan! Seema and I met nearly two years ago through a business accelerator program through ATB Financial. During that time, I learned what a talented storyteller Seema is and how she helps others discover the storyteller within themselves. In our interview, Seema talks about how she has learned to work with the best draft instead of waiting for perfection, how breakthrough calls with clients excite her, and how she loves to read the personal essays column in the NY Times called "Modern Love." Continue reading to learn all about Seema!
1. What makes you happy?
The list is very long but a hot cup of tea, a perfectly seasoned meal, and a breakthrough with a client will usually do the trick.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
Trust yourself. There is a difference between doubt and lack of knowledge, learn the difference.
3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
I would solve access. If I had a magic wand, I would equalize access to healthcare, education, judiciary, and food across the globe.
4. How did you find your purpose?
It was a gradual process. Finding your purpose takes time and evolves, so I’ve learned to work with the best draft instead of waiting for the perfect answer and to enjoy the evolution.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
Probably that it takes time to find people that are compatible with you and then to nurture a valuable friendship.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
I wouldn’t say I have many relationships that didn’t work out, however, I do think at times your friends and you are in different stages of life and it’s ok to momentarily drift apart and then find each other fully again.
7. Who are your SHEroes (AKA female heroes)?
The women in my life continuously inspire me. I also dig Rihanna’s vibe.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
One of my favourite podcasts is The Mastery Sessions™ by Robin Sharma. They are short snippets of motivation, focus, and inspiration. I’m also forever in love with a column of personal essays by The New York Times called Modern Love, where moving narratives of real life and love are showcased.
9. Where can we find you?
You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @seemaddhawan and SeemaDhawan.com