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Founders of Stapoo - Aayushi Patel and Ishita Gupta

The Teen Bizness Podcast

In the third episode of The Teen Bizness Podcast, we interview Ishita and Aayushi, two social entrepreneurs from Bangalore, India. Ishita and Aayushi have taken it upon themselves to combat India’s education inequality crisis using their innovative digital literacy approach. Tune in to this episode to listen more about their ed-tech startup Stapoo and their experiences as teen entrepreneurs.You can also donate to their platform using the link below: https://www.instamojo.com/@stapooeducation/

22mins

18 Jan 2021

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The Architects of Reality: Ishita Gupta – Part 2

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

It’s time for Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Ishita Gupta. Ishita helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as another 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker who works with clients who are serious about living up to their potential. She joins us for this special 2 part episode of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast where she gives a beautiful anecdote of her newly found friendship with David, a homeless man from New York, as well as an inspiring look into the past and present of her work and how she got to where she is today.To find out more about Ishita Gupta and her work, visit her website at www.ishitagupta.com You’ll find Ishita on most platforms as Ishita Gupta, including InstagramSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

10 Oct 2019

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The Architects of Reality: Ishita Gupta – Part 1

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Ishita Gupta helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as helped publish 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker and works with clients who are serious about living up to their potential. She joins us for this special 2 part episode of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast, filled with wisdom and beautiful insights into building confidence and self-worth, living without fear and pursuing your dreams.To find out more about Ishita Gupta and her work, visit her website at www.ishitagupta.comYou’ll find Ishita on most platforms as Ishita Gupta, including InstagramSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

9 Oct 2019

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Culture Clash, Identity, and Unlimited Potential – Part 2 With Ishita Gupta

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

It’s time for Part 2 of our inspiring conversation with Ishita Gupta. Ishita helped Seth Godin publish his book Linhchpin: Are You Indispensable?, as well as another 6 bestselling books at The Domino Project. She is now a writer and speaker who works with clients who are serious about living up to their potential. She joins us for this special 2 part episode of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast where she gives a beautiful anecdote of her newly found friendship with David, a homeless man from New York, as well as an inspiring look into the past and present of her work and how she got to where she is today.To find out more about Ishita Gupta and her work, visit her website at ishitagupta.comYou’ll find Ishita on most platforms as Ishita Gupta, including InstagramSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

6 Feb 2019

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Cheers to Living Fearlessly, Confidently— Awesome! with Ishita Gupta

Hardcore MBA Podcast

This week’s episode will surely tickle your mind! We present to you a spectacular guest, Ishita Gupta- a business breakthrough strategist, business coach, and a renowned speaker who is also the founder of Fear.less digital magazine (a publication that has profiled hundreds of authors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders on how they’ve overcome fear). Today, Ishita […] The post Cheers to Living Fearlessly, Confidently— Awesome! with Ishita Gupta appeared first on Hardcore MBA Podcast.

32mins

29 May 2018

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S1 EP3: Getting Stuff Done vs Dreaming Stuff Up with Charlie Gilkey and Ishita Gupta

Tracking Wonder Podcast

Jeffrey's premise:  "The most influential and fulfilled entrepreneurs and artists can toggle between getting stuff done and dreaming stuff up so they can experience those moments of opening that keep them lit up with meaning."No doubt you’ve had the experience of being busy all day, yet getting absolutely nothing done.  You work through the easy tasks on your to-do list, avoiding the ones that are truly important—because those projects scare you to death! How could you learn to focus on the things that actually matter? To create your own productivity systems that eliminate distractions and hold you accountable for creating value? To find the necessary balance between contemplation and action?  Jeffrey is joined by speaker and business consultant Ishita Gupta of Fear.less Magazine and business growth strategist, speaker and author Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing to discuss the formative experiences that led to the productivity systems they use today. Ishita shares her take on the need for a personal connection in any innovation, and Charlie explains why it’s better to focus on being useful rather than trying to do something new and different. They riff on the process of determining what is really important and eliminating tasks that don’t create value. Listen in and learn how Ishita and Charlie approach contemplation and the significance of finding that quiet time to connect with yourself.  Key Takeaways [2:18] Charlie’s young genius MacGyver, creative with limited resources Fortune of misfortune: resourcefulness, adaptability [6:42] Ishita’s young genius Super-curious, questioned being told what to do Desire to do extraordinary things Bounce back from embarrassment [11:15] Ishita’s impetus for developing systems All-nighters in college (hated compromising herself) Missed opportunities from sitting in indecision Needs systems, accountability to stay afloat [15:46] How Charlie came to develop systems for productivity Pursuing master’s in philosophy, Army officer at same time Read about others’ productivity systems Changed what didn’t work, became documentarian of process [19:47] Ishita’s take on why innovation must be personal Forced to confront own fear (Seth Godin’s altMBA) Interviews around overcoming fear, turned into magazine Solve your own problem first [25:46] Charlie’s take on innovation Focus on being useful Start by assimilating others’ work, find your 5% difference [32:43] Charlie’s approach to getting the right stuff done Tendency to be afraid of important to-dos Focus on fewer things that really matter [35:22] Ishita’s advice around getting the right stuff done Accountable to someone else Repeat long-term goals daily Eliminate distractions [38:35] Ishita’s take on dreaming Direct correlation between desire and opportunity [42:40] Charlie’s insight around the significance of contemplation Contemplation added to morning routine Society has lost ability to sit with selves [46:22] How Ishita gets into a contemplative space Dance party Get into world (i.e.: outdoors) Engage with others [51:08] Charlie’s advice for getting into a contemplative space Disconnect from internet Implement ‘inbox perspective’ Tea ritual Connect with Ishita & Charlie Ishita’s Website Charlie’s Website Resources Seth Godin’s altMBA The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books by Azar Nafisi A special thanks to the early supporters of the Tracking Wonder Podcast. Your enthusiasm, feedback, and support helped make this possible. Thank you.  A few very special early supporters: Patti Shade, J.R. Schumaker, Madeline Danaher, Marty Neumeier, Lyn Henderson, Lucas Dodd, Carol Delmonico, Megan Eberhardt, Leigh Marz, Tricia Chitwood, Emily Seay, Dana Andersen, Kristal Pooler, Mandy Marshall, Julie Sperring, Stargazer Li

1hr 3mins

21 Apr 2018

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Ishita Gupta: Falling Apart Can Be Falling Into Something Bigger (Episode 158)

Productive Flourishing

Ishita Gupta is a leadership and business strategist who was the head of media of the Domino Project for two years, and is a sought-after speaker. She joins Charlie today to talk about rebuilding her life and business. After a confluence of major life transitions, Ishita went home to refortify herself with her parents, only to realize her parents were in a health and business crisis that she needed to attend to. Key Takeaways: [4:20] - Ishita shares some of what she’s been challenged by in the last two years. She has been working as a business coach and publishing her online magazine for a while, but in 2015 she became very burnt out with her work - she was working a lot and feeling stressed and very tired. In addition to work stress, she was in an unhealthy relationship as well. [7:30] - This point became a big wake up call for Ishita to get away and slow down a bit. She moved back to Detroit with her parents, and realized her mom was having major health issues, which began to affect her mother’s business as well. At this point, she had to give up her own healing to focus on caring for and helping her parents. [11:55] - The last two years have given Ishita some of the biggest lessons of her life, and taught her to challenge some of the things she previously believed. These lessons include surrender, acceptance but not approval, and being okay with uncertainty. [12:53] - For the first full year, Ishita felt embarrassed by talking about her situation. This translated to the communication in her business and online presence; however, she did have her core support group to talk with, and she learned that everyone just needs someone to listen sometimes. [16:04] - In 2016, she had to stop her business for a period of time so she could take care of herself. Being real with her clients, and their understanding, was an important part of her healing process. [17:45] - Charlie shares his experience with a period of grief, and not really being able to share too much with other people. It could be helpful to just let other people know that something is going on, even if you don’t want to go into the details. [18:57] - Business stacks on life, not the other way around, and sometimes the business of life is the business. If you need someone to talk to, be careful of the people who are well-meaning fixers, when you may just need a well-meaning listener. [21:27] - One of the big lessons from Ishita’s story is that even when there were times she couldn’t perform, she still survived. If you’re at a point where your business pays the bills but you’re unable to make ends meet, let yourself off the hook for a period of time. It doesn’t always feel good, but you’ll be able to make it through. [24:21] - For the compartmentalizers, while it’s good that you can put stuff away to get through work or family issues, be aware that those things are stil there. But it is okay to give yourself permission to be going through a hard time. [27:00] - One of the challenges of entrepreneurship is when it becomes a self-aspirational label. This becomes a situation when your business is not working, and you can’t make a change as an entrepreneur. You’re not a failure if you have to get a 9-5 job for a period of time. Charlie shares four key points for people in a rut: know where you are, where you’re going, have a road map between those two places, and know what to do when your plans doesn’t match reality. Part of the challenge is accepting where you are right now, and being adaptable to change. Ishita shares some of her struggle with this, and how she was able to turn the situation around into one where she had the freedom to be herself. Moving forward, she will have all the lessons she’s learned in the last two years to add to her plan. [31:06] - Many people feel the most trapped in the areas where they have stuck their energies or minds. You have to give yourself permission to let go and focus on what other stuff needs to be done. [33:50] - Life can be good and hard at the same time. You have to learn how to hold on to the great moments in the middle of grief. Finding the people you can talk to about it, and being okay with what is, are the first steps in being okay with the shifts it could cause in your life. [36:15] - Ishita talks about struggling with finding a balance between oversharing to the point of too much information, and under-sharing where you don’t allow yourself to connect with your readers or listeners. For her personally, if she doesn’t share in some capacity, she won’t be able to show up for her clients in an authentic way. As you work through this for yourself, you’ll find what level of sharing is comfortable for you. For Charlie, the important thing is knowing how sharing can prevent you from or enable you to move forward. [40:07] - In your business or personal brand, what attracts people to you is your Achilles’ heel. If you cover up too much of your vulnerability, people might find it difficult to relate to you. The ownership of these vulnerabilities is important in sharing it with others and also claiming and taming it for yourself. [45:20] - Sometimes, it can be very helpful to escape from the reality of your hard situation and if you can, give that time to someone else. For Ishita, if she can still help someone and deliver results, she finds that it really helps her. The idea that you have to be in your perfect state to do your best work is a point worth challenging, and will be different for everyone. [48:11] - For people who may have more trouble compartmentalizing, it can help to identify the bad stuff, but then also look for the good stuff that fuels you and that you can use to anchor you throughout the day. Balancing the less favorable stuff with the nourishing parts of your life can help you navigate through the hard times. Breaking things down can help you focus on the things that are going to help you grow, and identify those that perhaps are not worth investing in anymore. [54:45] - Sometimes, it’s about making the situation suck 1% less rather than making it 1% better. Making progress on the good things as well as making progress on the bad things can provide us with additional motivation to keep moving forward. [58:10] - When you surrender in some way, that’s where solutions can start to come from. [59:00] - Ishita’s invitation for listeners: Recognize that your best work does not always have to come from perfect times. Some of Ishita’s best work has come from her messier moments. Make your mess your message - take ownership of your life, your lessons, and the way you want to share them with the world. Mentioned in This Episode: Productive Flourishing Ishita Gupta The Domino Project The Progress Principle, by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer

1hr 1min

7 Sep 2017

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Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast 017: Ishita Gupta on confidence

Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast

Ishita has got a sweet soul, Her virtues too great to extol. Her schtick is that she Can help you to be Confident and in control. Ishita Gupta is a confidence coach. She’ll share her own journey toward self-confidence and what she’s learned along the way. Highlights: Ishita’s story of how she lost and regained her self-confidence Seth Godin’s non-MBA program “Seth’s belief in me amplified my own belief in myself.” being surrounded by people who don’t believe in you addiction to underconfidence “what you do can make it true” (an alternative to “fake it ’till you make it”) impostor syndrome How to tell the difference between underconfidence and actually being underqualified? For someone who’s feeling unconfident or not good enough, what’s the first step? You can find Ishita at IshitaGupta.com. Her Confidence Course opens in July! To subscribe or listen to past episodes of the Spiritual Entrepreneur Podcast, visit SpiritualEntrepreneurPodcast.com.

52mins

5 Jun 2014

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Ishita Gupta/HOW TO FLY INTO A FEAR.LESS NEW YEAR! Let's face it: Fear hurts. 12/21/2011

ConsciousSHIFT with Julie Ann Turner

Our patience with fear has run out. What we’ve found most helpful in dealing with it is to see the detailed experiences of all sorts of people who have gone what we all go through and come out triumphant on the other side, to prove that fear doesn’t have to win and that it really shouldn’t have a chance at all."

56mins

22 Dec 2011

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FearlessStories.com Co-Founder Ishita Gupta shares “How to be Fear.less” 06/02/10

ConsciousSHIFT with Julie Ann Turner

FearlessStories.com Co-Founder Ishita Gupta shares “How to be Fear.less” and the official launch of Fear.less Magazine…Humanity's Team Gerry Harrington shares Global Oneness Petition Presentation to United Nations

55mins

2 Jun 2010