385: The Lifestyle Portal With Tanya Munshi
Tanya Munshi is the founder of The Lifestyle Portal which is a cookie jar of all the good things you love about life; from food and recipes, fashion and style, home and living, parenting and pep talk, travel and culture and most importantly people’s start-up stories that you simply love writing about. She has been featured and profiled over a 100 entrepreneurs/ start-ups from various fields and have collaborated with some of the top brands in the country.
Tanya used to never believe in herself and her abilities. She went through many bad moments in her life but Tanya realized her true worth by leaving a bad marriage and starting from scratch. Creating The Lifestyle Portal is what helped Tanya boost her confidence and be the success that she is today.
Tanya Munshi is the founder of The Lifestyle Portal.
Tanya is of Indian descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self-confidence has to come from within and for something that you firmly believe in. So even when things get rough – remember how far you have come and that will plant the seeds for your self-confidence.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Tanya was a weak person mainly because she did not believe in herself, in her abilities and always thought she was not good enough. To top it all, a bad marriage added as a catalyst in going downhill. She would not take up new projects, was stuck in the same rut and seldom explored new opportunities in her career and personal growth. When something is not right in one area of one’s life, it can affect in other areas as well.
The “AHA” Moment
Gradually when her divorce came through and she stepped out – did she finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. She was finally on her own with a child and had to start life from scratch.
All this happened after Tanya’s separation and when her divorce came through. It was as if the dark clouds had finally moved away and she landed up surprising herself with the kind of writing she was doing.
For theThe Lifestyle Portal, it was the first time she realised that she was ACTUALLY good at something. When people started calling asking her when the next article is going live, what projects she is working on and when she started getting featured on other online platforms, it made Tanya realise that wow, she is good enough and worth a lot more than she was made to imagine. She realised that the reason for her own happiness is herself and not anyone else.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Tanya reminds herself how far she has come from the day she started her journey as a single mum and a solo entrepreneur which need her equal attention and that was a truly amazing experience in her journey to self discovery.
When she attended a start-up summit as a speaker, when she started getting featured for her work on her own merit and gaining recognition from people is when she realised what a miraculous thing this self-confidence is. Once you have it, it just shines through.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
No one can make you feel small without your permission. So it would be futile to blame someone else for your failures. If you’re not good at one thing it’s okay – because there HAS to be something else that you must be good at and this is what self-confidence teaches you. You don’t have to seek the validation from someone else, as your own self-confidence will sail you through