401: Be Your Own Hero With Pooja Bhayana

Pooja Bhayana is the co-founder of Let’s Barter India. The most significant milestone in Pooja’s life has been starting her own Be Your Own Hero With Pooja Bhayanacompany, Let’s Barter India and making it the world’s largest community on Facebook, with over 105,000 engaged members. Her future plans for the company is to build a platform that empowers anyone who might not have the cash for their needs. Her vision for Let’s Barter is to make it a sort of parallel economy that makes your used goods, professional services and soft skills a currency of use. At Let’s Barter India, Pooja oversees the marketing, operations and growth strategizing.

Pooja used to be under confident and didn’t believe in herself.  When she decided to become her own hero, that is when her confidence grew because she focused on herself instead of worrying about what others thought of her.


Pooja Bhayana is the co-founder of Let’s Barter India.

Cultural Background

Pooja is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.

She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is not just being comfortable in your skin, but unapologetically being yourself!  Knowing and embracing your true self.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Pooja grew up as an under confident, self conscious girl who didn’t have the courage to pursue her dreams. While she had great supportive friends, she would think that she didn’t deserve it or that she needed to do so much more to be deserving of love.

The “AHA” Moment

The journey of finding Pooja’s self confidence and being comfortable in her own skin started with the launch of her start up Let’s Barter India. While the world was appreciating what she was doing, she was struggling with self doubt, body image issues and low confidence. This is when she decided that the fate of her start-up was linked to how brave she would be right now, and hence started taking small steps out of her comfort zone.  Pooja was received with only love, regard and even respect from the universe.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

After Pooja embraced herself with love, she started a ripple effect where everyone around her appreciated it too. As her work continued to empower her, she wanted to ensure that she spread the love too. Today, she speaks to many young women about self confidence, empowerment and entrepreneurship. She takes the stage with confidence, abide by her own rules and lead life rather than just living it.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Embrace who you are, embrace yourself with all your imperfections and flaws but know your strengths. Women are too harsh and strict on themselves but conformity to societal standards is for sheep. Make your own rules and live healthy!

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