Heya, welcome to interview with Aditya! Today, we have someone who is exceptionally phenomenal with us, she is the Founder and CEO of College Shortcuts, author of The Four Year Plan, Contributing Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Time To Thrive, she is a woman who has empowered thousands of students and helped them to thrive in their area of expertise. She has also volunteered with Tony Robbins, Habitat for Humanity, and speaks to students across the country about taking control of their educational career. She is also the owner and founder of Elite Private Tutors, one of the best tutoring agencies in the country. She is ‘The Queen of College Consulting and Tutoring’.
Guess Who is she? You guessed it right! None other than, NEHA GUPTA!
To Know more about her, you can visit her website by clicking me!
Enters Miss Neha…
Me: Welcome to interview with Aditya!
“It’s my pleasure”
Me: “That’s your highness”
“Okay, let’s dive into it.”
“HERE WE GO!”
“Live life to the fullest, this isn’t a dress rehearsal.”
To make sure all children get into the college of their dreams.
“Elon Musk” – he is an innovator and always coming up with solutions to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Do you want your kid to be a rockstar? Hire a mentor today![AB: I too personally believe, mentor is someone who can empower any individual’s life and make him shine – like a star!]
How does your morning Ritual look like? What do the first 60 minutes of your day look like?
Meditation, Cup of Jasmine Tea, and checking any emails or texts before I go workout.
What do you wish, you had known about your domain or your area of expertise, 20 years ago? And how would it had saved your resources?
Focus on the goals that you have and stick with them. Be patient with yourself, growth doesn’t happen overnight.
What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something outside of your main area of expertise?
Entitlement and Today’s Children.
What obsessions do you explore on the evenings or weekends?
Spending time with friends and family, cooking, relaxing, finding great events in my city.
Can you share some experiences of your life that you think have played a significant role in how you’re today?
I have had numerous life experiences happen to me – there are a few speeches you can watch to see more about my story by clicking here!
Life is short – very short. Love the people you have in your life today.
Yes – I learned at the age of 15 that I loved working with kids and their academics. I have always had a gift with children.
“Just be yourself.”
I would do what I do most days – honestly, I live a great life. I would spend time with my niece and nephew and be by the water.
- Wasting time,
- Not following their passion,
- Holding grudges.
Currently working on my third book, and growing my consulting business.
“Oh gosh, this is a hard one. I think it would either be about being an incredible tutor – like Super Nanny- but instead, Super Tutor.”
(Or do you have a favorite failure of yours?)
Failure is so important, otherwise, life is boring.
What have you changed your mind about in the last few years? Why?
Focusing just on making money – instead, it really is about creating impact and leaving a legacy.
Is there anything that you believe is true, yet you can’t prove it? (If yes, what?)
White Hot Truth, Danielle LaPorte – her work is absolutely amazing – I get her emails daily, and love her work. It is gritty and real.
Tony Robbins. Every single conference is WORTH IT.[AB: Even I’m a great student of Mr. Robbins.]
Relax – you won’t die that soon – just relax a bit more and act your age.
Little known fact about you?
I am an intensely passionate person and know how to have a good time.
Most favorite movie?
My Best Friend’s Wedding.
Rapid Fire Questions:
Take more time to spend with others. Build incredible relationships.
Eat something Neha – you can’t keep working without food, get something in your body.
Core beliefs to live by:
Be passionate about what you do. Design your own life.
What’s something you believe that other people think is crazy?
You should be able to choose anything you want in life. The way you live, the way you work, the hours you want to work, the type of spouse you want, the decorational color of your house – you can literally design any aspect of your world.
“A hot pink car and a house on the water.”
Carbs – haha, noodles – I wish they never existed.
“Your energy is contagious.”
“If you are between 5-23 – remember that you can do anything you want. The real game of life is what is between your ears.”
“Live, Love, Matter.”
What did you learn from it?
Share your learnings in the comment section below!