Interview with Danilo Cortellini (@danilocortellini)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’ve always wanted to be a chef, to be more precise I’ve always wanted to be around food but I did not know what that would mean in real life. I was about 10 or 11 and one days I saw a TV advert with a chef cooking with some special ingredients. I did not pay attention to the recipe at all but I was captured by the immaculate white jacket that he had and the calming but strong energy he seemed to emanate. Truth be told, I grew up in a stereotypical Italian family, with my Grandma making fresh pasta and mum baking cakes all the time, and I couldn’t be luckier. I was always around food and mealtimes were synonymous with sharing, of bringing people together. And those are the values I treasure most to this day.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Taking part in Masterchef the professional was an interesting one. Though competition, really nerve-racking… so much so that you forget to be in prime time television!! I was the only Italian in the competition and I must admit that it played on my favour to use my background as a constant source of delicious ideas. I was really pushed to my limits but in hindsight the personal growth was remarkable. And I did make it to the finals. 🙂

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Do things at your own pace and focus on what would really make you happy but surround yourself with people that encourage you to be the best version of yourself. We all need a little push once in a while.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

There are many people I am grateful towards to. My family and my strong small team before anyone else. Thanks to my position at the Italian Embassy in London I’ve had the opportunity to meet brilliant people from every walk of life, actors, musicians, directors, artist and politics, you name it, I could not have asked for more. If I have to name 1 person that I met along the way that I cherish particularly it must be the late Antonio Carluccio, he was the godfather of the Italian cuisine in the UK and in the world. Antonio very much reminded me of my grandfather, and the approach he had towards food and people was very natural and comforting, a true master.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I can proudly say that I’ve supported many charities along the way, especially during the COVID 19 crisis. Helping to raise fund is always keys but this time was different, we everything stopped we have put our own team at a good use and we cooked for members of communities in London that were in need for over 3 months helping to distribute thousands of nutritious Italian meals across the city. 🙂

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

I like to think that I act with kindness and respect, even online, and push towards content that aims to elevate others rather than myself only all the time. I’ve had my share of difficult years in the past, I am not going to lie even if I don’t talk about it, being positive instead of acting passive-aggressive all the time can really impact others people lives. A smile or kind word could go a long way!

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Instagram at @danilocortellini

Twitter @Danilo_chefUK

Facebook @danilocortellini.chef

Interview with Abdullah Mehmood (@theabdullahmehmood)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Abdullah Mehmood is the Youngest Pakistani Entrepreneur and apart from that, he is known for his YouTube videos.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Starting from tech videos Mehmood ended up creating vlogs and comedy. An 18-year-old young social media influencer is currently a college student.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Work hard and prove yourself, things are bit difficult in the start but soon you get the initial push you will fly so high.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Each and every person who followed me on social media are the reason for my success. Even a single person means a lot to me.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I was always positive and energetic all the time I worked hard on myself to show the best part of me. I always try to be good with people and stay humble.

Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Don’t Give up, Beginning is always hardest.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can find me on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theabdullahmehmood

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theabdullahmehmood/?hl=en

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTnf4Ymy6JAliiF3t84qWqw

Interview with Juhi Sharma (@rjjustjuhi)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

My love to spread love and happiness brought me to be a radio Jockey and for the last 13 years that I have been associated with radio & media, I have been doing what I love.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

When I hear feedback from radio listeners that I have made difference in their life like getting them through a difficult phase in a foreign country.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Work with integrity, daily its an opportunity to excel. Keep doing your job with the faith of rising and without expectations and if your work deserves it, you will reach the heights of your career.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Indeed there have been people always who have supported me during my journey starting from my parents, family, husband, colleagues, household, my dogs, my admirers & people who gave me constructive criticism as feedback.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have utilised time and again my position to help out people by my radio shows talks whenever possible to encourage people to sail through difficult times, infotain and entertain people looking for a company in their times of loneliness.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

I have miles to go before I sleep. Every time someone tells me that I started my journey at a small position and I have managed to reach a point to be able to influence people, I use this phrase and I completely mean it.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

By my Instagram page “rjjustjuhi”.

Interview with Mannan ‘Azel’ Ahmed (@azelnorth)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’m a music producer with over 60m+ streams.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Producing the entire current catalogue for @manilagrey https://youtu.be/dWhyFfsb74g

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

self-care in the music industry is very important.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

The creative partnership I have with @manilagrey is one that’s long-standing and always evolving. We put out hit records independent and traveled the world the music off of it.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Connecting with fans over IG and hearing their stories is what makes it all worth it.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

While we are here’ seize the moment.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

http://www.instagram.com/@azelnorth

http://www.twitter.com/@azelnorth

Interview with Nyx D. Johnson (@nyx_d_johnson)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Career path on social media is very different from a day-to-day one. I work in advisory (in particular in tax advisory), dealing with several industries and C-level clients all over the world. I’m passionate about fashion, make-up, travelling, reading and lifestyle and I decided to create an Instagram account in order to share my style and tastes. I think my account on Instagram is my “Datsuzoku” (a Japanese word that means “Freedom for habit or formula”). I’m really pleased with my professional life but, at the same time, I’ve set important goals for my social media account. I don’t think these two lives are irreconcilable: at the moment they coexist well. For my career path on social media, I chose a pseudonym inspired by Greek mythology: Nyx (Greek goddess of the night, with exceptional power… She is feared by Zeus himself…). My power is represented by determination and stubbornness. So I have achieved important goals in my professional life.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

An interesting story? Well, for the moment the interesting story is the following that I managed to attract. I am very proud of the results achieved so far. In social media, it is difficult to create content that can be attractive to audiences of different nationalities and ages. I will continue to strive to create the content of ever greater quality.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Look for your own distinguishing feature and not homogenize yourself. That’s it. In many cases, quality lies in the difference.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I’m grateful to all my friends and colleagues that are supporting me in this adventure. They make me want to go on. I am a very determined person and I would like to achieve ever more ambitious goals.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Six years ago I adopted my Galgo (Spanish Greyhound) Miss B. In the future I would like to found a shelter to house stray dogs and/or dogs that have been mistreated. I think a second chance exists for everyone, humans and animals.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” (quote by Milton Berle). This quote is very much my way of thinking. Life offers opportunities, but it’s also up to us to make these opportunities reach us.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

I have an account on Instagram. Hopefully, in the near future, I will develop similar accounts on other social platforms.

Interview with Christopher Cox (@just_crackerjack)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’ve always been a massive fan of music and all genres of music. As a young child listening to the music, my parents played to then following my own path within the music. I’ve always had an interest within the Urban genre from its beginning to this present day. I’m naturally a creative person and music is the way I can express myself and hopefully in the process of projecting my story, feelings and emotions, people will be able to relate and enjoy. It’s more than a hobby for me, it’s my passion, you could say my calling in life.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I can tell you a story more so based on the people that show you love and the people who just tell you that they love you. Actions speak louder than words. When you elevate, people will either push you or pull you…. a story is forever unfolding. It’s more so how you plan for the next chapter.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

To be consistent. Stay humble and be patient. Always show love and support to others. To stay within your own lane and not allow yourself to get caught up within other people’s drama or any negativity which may be directed at you. As long as you have passion the flame will continue to burn.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My father was my biggest inspiration, he had always supported my ideas and beliefs. His passing this year (January 17th 2020) motivated me to push harder. To stay consistent and to believe in me. My closest friend Nick ‘Noodle’ Parsons who also passed this year motivated and pushed me towards my goals. So their joint support and love inspired and elevated me throughout. I would like to mention another close friend of mine, Jay Escott who also involves himself within the music scene has been a great pusher and believer of my music. So a massive thanks to them all. It’s all love.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I hope that my story will help people work towards their own goals. I hope to enlighten people with my music, by telling my story and how anything is possible for as long as you work hard for it. You reap the seeds you sow. Stay on your hustle.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“It is what it is”

That’s life summed up really, things happen that are out of our control, so you either adapt or fall behind. Oh and “Get The Bag” means to maintain your hustle, go get that dream you’re chasing and make it a reality.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

You can find me on all Social media platforms.

Instagram: just_crackerjack

Facebook: Crackerjack/ crackerjackxxx

YouTube: Crackerjack

Interview with Rupesh Sawarkar (@rupeshsawarkar95)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I started my carrier at the age of 15 before 10 years when I was just a middle-class family background. I started working when I was in 11th because dad accident took place and he was a civil Contractor then I started working in some field which I didn’t know but after 2 years I Create an opportunity with big contracts and in 2017 before 3 years I form a big company name Sawarkar Shelters & construction which do government & private construction both I have struggled a lot besides that I have also started my political carries simultaneously.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I have many stories and struggle in my life that helped me to reach here.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

God is Great.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I will be always grateful to supreme universal company chairman and Ex-CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis they support me a lot to reach here.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I am very happy that’s I have reached here in the last 8/10 years with the blessing of God.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Yes if you can dream it, you can do it which I always believe.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They follow me to see my updates always as I am a political and helpful person to the needy one.

Interview with Jesse Shawn (@jessshawnofficial)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Sure for sure. Acting (which I have been a lot of movies) and Music which runs in my lineage… my cool rockstar family (Uncle Bob) was married to Diana Ross in the 70s and that makes me want to follow the journey. I’ve been around many celebrities and grew up as Diane’s second son. I love art and you can see on IMDB my most recent prominent credits.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Oh god so many… Meeting Seal when I was like 8. Doing movies with amazing A-List talent I mean the list is pretty huge.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Do not ever quit… Keep trying and if it fails try and try but never no matter lose any hope when it gets tough because that is the time when it really makes or breaks.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Spencer firstly! He put me in some great Productions for HBO.. cannot leave the real inspiration (DAD). Music business legend. showbiz is our family jewel.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

All the time… when I see anyone who is down I play music for all the down and broken. I used to be kind of broken… they deserve nothing more than a good chance.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

No, but like Nike just do it.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The readers can follow me on Instagram “@jessshawnofficial”.

Interview @ Republic (republic.qa)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Since I was studying at the university I go to one of the coffee shops in the city every day I dreamed to open such a coffee shop and bakery like that so that how the dream starts.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

We offered on the businessman to be a partner with us and to get some support, he rejects to be with us, and after almost 3 months he asks to be a partner and to support us. LOL 😂

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Try to recruit somebody who can cover your weaknesses skills.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Try to work with a consultant of F&B, also try to work with an executive chef to train your staff very well.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

We put a percentage of 1% of our net profit to be spent monthly to Charity.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Never Give Up.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The readers can follow me on Instagram “@republic.qa“.

Interview with Miguel Marta (@miguelmarta33)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I am the founder of the Marketing Experts company in Portugal helping companies to evolve in social networks and in the market and helping to find influencers for brands and I realized that I could help brands more by creating a page on Instagram I decided to create my blogger page about brands and products I consume and test daily have de feedback off the brand.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Having helped an Ipo hospital institution for cancer patients in this case children through a video on my birthday where each like was attributed one euro to that institution to help children with cancer from that moment on, I have created bonds with this hospital until today despite having family members there it made me see the world from another perspective.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Be ourselves, humble and sincere, and do with the passion that everything comes from the heart.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Success conquers if daily because the is not always right the yes conquerers but the most important thing is to like what you do the rest is intended creates the guiding line.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

We all have to help each other, each one has its sources of inspiration, mine are the beach – Martin Luther King Jr. – Dalai-lama or the rest has to do with the experience of each day’s day.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

With the life I spent my biggest sentence is “Self-love cannot be selfish Respect has to be exterior by building For the essence of survival It is what you are and not what others want to learn from others’ mistakes The selfishness of those around you may be what makes you evolve because if you have entrepreneurial DNA sooner or later You will succeed in life”.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Being genuine and true and the details that a lot of people are afraid to say that always comes from my natural part of living and being myself and not by a brand or product.