As you may know, I am now partnering with CAMPUSPEAK and I am thrilled about this new adventure. Part of what I love about this organization is that I have the opportunity to be surrounded by incredible fellow speakers.
One of them is the fantastic Shinjini Das, the ultimate “Go-Getter Girl.” At 24 years old she is taking the world by storm and I had to share her story with you. I hope you’re as inspired by her as I am!
Here’s our interview:
- You are known as the “Go Getter Girl.” What makes you a go-getter girl?
A go-getter girl truly believes that her story will be one of the greatest stories ever written. Her self-worth comes from a deep powerful reservoir of energy within, and she has an incredible amount of mental strength, which drives her to achieve the insurmountable. She is driven and extraordinarily empowered from within, and I am happy to share that I based my globally recognized Huffington Post article, “5 Secrets of a Go-Getter Girl” on my own life and journey as a go-getter girl who seeks to fulfill her own vision of herself first and foremost.
- Many girls are shy and afraid to approach others. How can girls overcome the fear to connect?
Great question! What I want all my girls to understand is that fear is an inbred emotion, meaning that it truly has zero basis and only has validity if we choose to validate its worth. I choose to not let fear or indecision dictate my life, and instead invest in ultra high self-confidence, happiness, and soaring levels of high self-worth in crafting my story. Focus on yourself and understand that in order for you to succeed, you must reach out to someone, so in essence, reaching out to someone is a means of serving yourself and your highest purpose. I am sure you respect yourself enough to want to achieve your own dreams, so what are you waiting for? Today is the day to network and overcome your fear to connect with others. You got this!
- What do you want to see for the newest generation of girls?
My greatest dream is to envision the next generation of go-getter girls become fierce women poised to change the world. We desperately need more empowered women in our world, those who do not let life happen to them, but rather make life happen for them. There is nothing more attractive than a woman who recognizes her own self-worth, and understands the steps required to convert her dreams into a reality. Girls and women are powerful beacons of light, and I want to encourage more of us to own our own power in the quest to change the world.
- How can we empower women to reach their highest potential?
The greatest gift a woman can give to herself is acute self-awareness and acutely high levels of mental strength. She has to derive her entire self-worth from within her own inner reservoirs of overflowing positive energy, and seek solace in her mind of incredible mental strength during times of indescribable struggle and an insane number of lows. I would highly recommend that each woman develop an inner reservoir of positive energy by deriving inspiration from her favorite sources, and engaging in re-affirming self-talk to build up her unbreakable levels of mental strength.
- What do you wish you knew when you were starting college?
Crafting one’s own path, admittedly far more difficult, is infinitely more rewarding than adhering to someone’s notion of how life should be lived.
Want to know more about Shinjini? She’s a Keynote Speaker, trilingual Multi-Media Personality, Huffington Post Contributor, and Brand Spokesperson with a social media following of 41,000+. An empowering and globally recognized versatile talent, she has been featured on ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, Sirius XM, Forbes, is fluent in Spanish, and was invited to moderate a panel at The Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in recognition of her global advocacy efforts to empower women and youth. This past March, she was profiled in INC. Magazine as a Global Hero to share her thoughts on broadening international access to education for girls. Follow her journey @SpeakerShinjini and on http://www.shinjinidas.com.
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