Monday, June 6, 2016

He Never Lets Me Down

“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” 
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

We all need to look within for that inner strength but many of us are also lucky that we draw our strength from a special someone who never lets you down even when the going gets tough.  

I draw that strength from my husband who has been a a great friend, mentor and someone I can count on. From shopping to career advice, its amazing how over the years I have started to rely on this person I met at work first, almost a decade ago! 

I take lot of pride in the fact that I am an independent woman capable of taking care of my own financial, emotional and other needs. Having said that I have no qualms in agreeing that I depend on my husband for lot of things. One of the most important decisions of my life was to quit my job as a journalist and take the risk of being an entrepreneur. My husband was the one who encouraged me to take the plunge and without him I wouldn't have dared to take that step. Few days back I was watching Lava Mobiles TVC and I realized the qualities mentioned of trust, reliability and strength are also the qualities that define my husband and the relationship I share with him.  

So often we take the person we depend on for granted and at times we forget giving due credit to that person. But that doesn't change the self-less attitude of our loved one who has been there and the one who never lets you down. My husband has been there through good times and the testing times. He never lets me down in my weak moments, irrespective of the fact that I have been there for him or not. 

In todays world when relationships are fragile, lives busy and careers challenging, I am lucky to have someone I can depend on and a partner who is trustworthy and reliable. He is my strength and I am glad I wrote this post to thank him, albeit a little late. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

My #KhudKoKarBuland Moment

We all nurture few dreams and look for the right time and opportunity to realize them. But it’s a few lucky ones who witness their dreams materialising. Besides the grit, luck and hard work, it’s financial planning and making the right choices that help few of us realize our dreams. 

I too had a dream of quitting my journalism job one day and to start a travel website where people could read about my journeys and get inspired. I wanted to write, what I believed in rather than what sells. I wanted to break free from the deadlines and towing the editorial line and ideology that media houses followed. Being self -employed would also mean being able to spend more time with my family. But it’s not easy to quit a job that pays well and take the risk of becoming an entrepreneur. It’s even more difficult when your husband too has just turned an entrepreneur just few months before you quit your job. 

But thankfully I had nurtured my dream and planned my finances. I had savings and had also invested in right insurance and investment policies to secure my future. I took the plunge.  

The latest Birla Sun Life Insurance ad video #KhudKoKarBuland touches a chord and reiterate the fact that everyone should invest in an insurance policy. We often wait till our thirties or our children to be a little older before we invest in one, which is not the right approach. Adversities doesn't announce their arrival in advance and there is no ‘right time’ to make your dreams come true. 

In one of the videos we see a man, Madan, lying on hospital bed and has just undergone a bypass surgery. He has been advised by doctors to not resume his job. When his boss, in a bid to help, offers his son Suraj the job of his PA, the man with a smile answers that it’s not needed since Suraj is leaving for his MBA in England. The boss is stunned at his PA’s planning wherein despite being bed ridden he secured his son’s future and helped him realize his dreams. 

The time is right whenever you are ready. Life is uncertain and we all grapple with our insecurities. Therefore it’s although more imperative that we plan right and make sound choices. Have you planned your finances well to realize your dream? Have you invested in right products to fight with adversities? Birla Sun Life Insurance can help you in your journey of life and in realizing your #KhudKoKarBuland moment.