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The Tamil Creator Podcast (EP #59): Genevive Savundranayagam - Serial Entrepreneur & Brand Builder Behind Mahara Mindfulness (Creator Of "The Human Being Journal")
Genevive Savundranayagam is a serial entrepreneur, brand builder and the Co-Founder of Mahara Mindfulness which created the buzzworthy "The Human Being Journal".
Ara Ehamparam
Co-founder & Podcast Host ("The Tamil Creator")
Canada
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She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the spark behind "The Human Being Journal", side hustles, a fear of not living up to her full potential, quitting her job right before the pandemic to take the entrepreneurial leap, prioritizing friendship/family over business, the peace she experienced in New Zealand and much more.

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Timestamps

00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Genevive Savundranayagam
01:08 - Genevive speaks on growing up, her professional experience, and more
03:19 - What made her go down an entrepreneurial route?
06:57 - Navigating business partnerships with friends
10:17 - Initially opting not to sign a shareholder agreement
12:32 - Mahara Mindfulness - the idea, the name, and more
16:00 - What is ’The Human Being Journal’ ?
20:10 - Why there won’t be a digital version, or course, for The Human Being Journal
23:42 - The buzz around The Human Being Journal and how it got into Indigo
27:11 - Funding Mahara Mindfulness; bootstrapping vs. fundraising
28:43 - Deciding which investors they wanted to work with
30:13 - Where she sees the company in 5 years; US/global expansion, giving back, and more
32:14 - Have friends/family questioned her choices along the journey?
33:49 - How Genevive wants to be remembered by friends and family
35:27 - Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
36:40 - Genevive’s life would be a ‘disaster’ without a calendar
39:12 - Her favourite sources of learning, and everything happening for a reason
42:13 - The positive impact that morning workouts have had on Genevive’s life
43:50 - Who Genevive admires in the global Tamil community and non-Tamil community
46:42 - Creator Confessions
53:19 - The Wrap Up

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