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She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the kindest thing somebody did for her, balancing a full-time finance job with being a makeup artist as a side hustle, wanting to be an actress & what's stopping her today from pursuing it, how COVID taught her to slow down, why she's terrified of snakes, doing your research BEFORE you network, Ara reminding her of Jay Shetty (@jayshetty), and so much more.
"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam) to celebrate, spotlight and learn about the brilliance among Tamil creators globally. I want you to feel like you're a fly on the wall eavesdropping on a conversation that is a combination of educational, inspirational and entertaining.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Milli Thangarajah
01:00 - Her upbringing; growing up in SL during the war, moving to Canada at 9, and SO MUCH MORE
09:47 - If Milli had a time machine, would she still go back to school? Why she’s terrified of snakes
15:43 - Always wanting to be an actress and what’s stopping her today from pursuing it
17:33 - Balancing her full-time finance job and being a makeup artist
21:08 - Has she considered quitting her full-time job to be a makeup artist full-time?
22:24 - Why do people struggling to be present; lifestyle creep, the FIRE movement, fear of judgement
25:26 - How to make money in the makeup game
27:36 - Does Milli have plans to take a step back from 16-17 hour work days?
28:53 - What she says to people who say the Tamil makeup artist market is oversaturated
31:10 - Milli’s thoughts around leveraging social media for marketing and networking
37:49 - An insecurity that Milli has
38:35 - Is she introverted or extroverted? Milli compares Ara to Jay Shetty
42:03 - Her interests outside of work
44:16 - Muhammad Ali’s quote about service to others strongly resonates with Milli; starting a volunteer program
46:36 - The kindest thing someones done for Milli
48:37 - The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for by friends and family
49:13 - Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
50:04 - Books and podcasts she recommends to listeners
52:12 - Who Milli admires in the global Tamil and non-Tamil community
54:28 - Creator Confessions
1:00:02 - The Wrap Up
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