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Sept. 17, 2022

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series with Shashikala Shanmugasundaram - 09.17.22

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series with Shashikala Shanmugasundaram - 09.17.22

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series, welcomed to today’s podcast, Saturday, September 17, 2022, Shashikala Shanmugasundaram “Shashi”.  Shashi is an experienced architect and a seasoned project manager who has led iconic developments in Singapore to successful completion. Prior to embarking on the journey of becoming an author, she was the Senior Vice President of a reputed hospitality group in charge of construction projects across South East Asia and Australasia.  She was retrenched in Dec 2020 during the peak of Covid-19.

Shashi’s “retrench” was just that; however, she turned it around!  Her attention to detail led her to chase the happiness chemicals.  There is strength when we surrender ourselves - in other words going through a tragic or unexpected  experience, we have to acknowledge our journey, honor where we are because when we experience real life, we need to also focus on our body, mind and soul - that is where the “shift” happens!!

She decided to use her time meaningfully and write a self-help book that will take a positive message to the world during the pandemic. The book titled — IN THE RING WITH LIFE: taking the punches and winning the game!  Her book was launched at the end of 2021.

As the title of her book suggests, her book is about taking life’s punches, learning the lessons and standing back stronger. She has touched upon a wide spectrum of life topics — health, happiness, success, goals, continuous learning, living for a cause, parenting, adoption, retrenchment and the struggles associated with them.

She has also covered challenges which women have to face during pregnancy, childbirth, and climbing the corporate ladder in male-dominated settings. She believes that the purpose of the book is to inspire someone somewhere, who has been knocked down hard by life, to stand up again and face life head-on!

Shashi stood up, honored her journey and was able to shift the trajectory of her life!  I’d say that’s ‘karma currency’!

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Let me know what you thought of today’s episode.  Also, do you have a story you want to share?  Your story will inspire others as Shashi’s has!   If you are interested in sharing your story, please go to my website and “register as a guest”.


Thank you Shashi - your approach and resiliency to shift your perspective is Truly amazing as these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!

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