About the Podcast Episode
On this pilot episode of the Success 10X podcast, we’re talking to Avil Pinto about Success. Avil PInto is an HR and Supply Chain professional. A lot of us really struggle with the meaning of success. This episode of Success 10X Podcast provides you with answers on the topic of Success.
The term success has been used several times, but let’s clarify what it actually is. It probably means something different to you than it does to me. The definition really depends on where a person is in life or what has his or her attention.
Success in early childhood might mean receiving an allowance for the first time or getting to stay up past one’s bedtime. But that would no longer be of interest just a few years later, when success in the teen years might mean getting one’s own bedroom, cell phone, or a later curfew. Success in your early 20s might mean furnishing your first apartment and getting your first promotion. Later on, it might be marriage, kids, more promotions, travel, more money.
As you age and conditions change, the ways in which you define success will transform yet again. When you’re much older, you’re likely to find success in good health, family, grandchildren, your legacy, and how you will be remembered. Where you are in life, the conditions you’re facing, and the situations, events, and people on which your attention is most focused will influence your definition of success.
Success can be found in any number of realms—financial, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, philanthropic, communal, or familial. However, wherever you find it, the most crucial things to know about success—in order to have it and keep it— are the following:
1. Success is important.
2. Success is your duty.
3. There is no shortage of success.
You will learn:
What is success?
How to Attain Success?
Where to Find Success?
Definition of Success.
About the Expert: Avil Pinto
Avil is an HR and supply chain professional based in Dubai. And he is the founder of Dubai jobs hunt a Facebook group. He is a ‘Careerpreneur’, a Toastmaster and a storyteller. He helps individuals to unlock their true potential through life and career coaching and personal branding.
About the Host: Deepak Machado
Deepak is a writer and risk management professional. He is a bitcoin enthusiast. In his free time, he likes to read or watch thriller/murder mystery movies. He loves Falafel. His mission is to help 10000 writers and coaches succeed online.
Deepak Machado 0:13
Hello and welcome to Success 10 x podcast. My name is Deepak Machado. I'm a writer and a risk management professional. I'm also a Bitcoin enthusiast. In each episode of this podcast, we bring you an inspiring person or a topic to help you amplify your success, then x. This podcast is dedicated to you if you are serious about your career growth, personal growth, financial growth and business growth. I hope this podcast will create a spark and ignite your desires to achieve higher success. Thank you for spending time with us today. And let the journey to success 10 X begin.
Bruce Lee said this. The successful warrior is the average man with the laser like focus. The successful warrior is the average man with the laser like focus.
This is the pilot episode of the Success 10X Podcast. And in today's episode, we will be talking about SUCCESS. Yes, that elusive thing that most of us are behind success and to speak with us on success, we have Avil Pinto. Avil is an HR and supply chain professional based in Dubai. And he is the founder of Dubai jobs hunt a Facebook group. He is a careerpreneur, a Toastmaster and a storyteller. He helps individuals to unlock their true potential through life and career coaching and personal branding. I welcome Avil to this pilot episode of success 10 x podcast.
Avil How are you doing today?
Avil Pinto 1:59
I'm doing great Deepak. Good morning to you. And thank you for hosting this amazing success annex podcast. I'm super excited.
Deepak Machado 2:08
When we started discussing about success. The next podcast, we said we have to have one initial episode of defining what success is. So let's start with you. What is the definition of success, according to you, and what you feel about what people understand about success?
Avil Pinto 2:30
Right. Excellent. Good to start with this question. I think it's good to define what success is actually by dictionary meaning success is accomplishment of an aim or a purpose, very simple terms, accomplishment of an aim or purpose. But different people have their version of what success means to them. And for me in very simple words. For me, success is a way of life, a way of life, what you see, and what you want to achieve what you want to become, and what you do on a daily basis. That becomes a way of life. And that has a lot of combination of things that we do, or that I do, I chose to do. For the example I have defined myself waking up at a certain time every morning. And then doing few things which can be exercise, reading, writing, gratitude, and then going through the day. And that itself a small step towards you mastering to your bigger purpose or a bigger goal or a bigger vision. And that doing that small bit is a success for me. And that's why I call it a way of life. Now, let's understand based on the people that we look around the successful people. Let's talk about Bill Gates, what success meant for him. For him, having Microsoft, in every computer in every house, every user was a success. Steve Jobs late Steve Jobs, the best technology was success for him. That was what that was his purpose. That is his mission. And that translated into what it became what he and the company and the brand which has evolved Mahatma Gandhi freedom was a success. Mother Teresa serve those who are in need. selfless service was that mission, that purpose that defines success. So now when we look at different people who have done different things. That meaning of success is different. If I ask Amitabh Bachchan, his way of definition, defining success is different. So it's important to then go back to your own self, and ask what success means to you. And I think that's the first level, to define yourself, who you are, and then taking it on.
Deepak Machado 5:31
Yeah, thank you Avil for that simple and easy way of putting things. So, we already talked about success, and this term has come already in this podcast several times. But it probably means different things to different people, you know, the definition of success depends on a person where he is in his life, or what has that person's attention. You know success in childhood can be you know, receiving your weekly pocket money, when you go to college, it may be passing in certain subjects; in your career, it can be you know, attaining that job or getting the job, or you know, getting a promotion at your work, few years later, maybe you want to have a fancy phone, that could be a success, your definition of success, then, you know, you may define a successful as getting into a good relationship, or getting into a particular relationship. You know, it can be different for different people. But broadly speaking, people also define it as you know, financial, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, so many other kinds of success, you know, you can go deeply, but majority in society, Avil I've seen that, you know, people defining or taking success in line with money, or wealth. There is something, something missing there. And they shed some light on that.
Avil Pinto 7:06
Good one. Even I believed, because of my upbringing, and because of the way we were told that successful people are wealthy. And if you have money, you are successful. So money was the co existence, defining whether you're successful or not. And later, I realized money is not the only thing that will define success. I don't think Mother Theresa had money or Mahatma Gandhi had money, but there yet are successful. And we read them in history. Winston Churchill, or Martin Luther King, I don't think they had the wealth or you know the money, but they are they defined a different level of success. Because success by far it means that achieving your purpose or a goal. And as you just said, that attaining that marks, finishing your qualifications. So these are the goals that we set as human beings, we are oriented towards setting goals achieving it, and human needs are, by large vary from person to person. But we all get fulfilled when we achieve something. And that's why we call it a task; we call it a goal, we call it a milestone. And when we achieve that, we achieve success. So it's a wrong way to approach that, earning money or having more money, I will be successful. It's according to what I feel. What I truly believe, is I believe in contribution, what I can contribute. So when you contribute, and that contribution results in probably solving people's problems, giving them helping them achieve a better life, probably that gives them happiness, that will enable automatically to earn money. Okay? So when you contribute what you do, money is a byproduct of what you do. So Bill Gates never thought that you would be one of the richest man in the world. Unless he created Microsoft. That was a solution to people's problems. He gives solution to people's challenges and that's why people opted to buy and that's how it created that resource of revenues and you know, money for him. Similarly, all the entrepreneurs business icons that we call and even Amazon today? I'm not getting his name, (Jeff Bezos), Jeff Bezos, yes. Jeff Bezos, okay, created a solution, which, which today has made Amazon a biggest company in the world. Okay. Now what I mean to say is, success is also defined based on the value that you create for people, the contribution that you bring in creating solutions, giving them ideas, and so on and so forth. So that by large is also success. I hope this helps our audience, okay, to understand that money is a byproduct of what you do. So what is important is to focus on what you are becoming, what you are contributing, what is your value to this world? And then automatically success will follow you.
Deepak Machado 11:11
Yeah, so you spoke about Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, the people, let us I mean, I would say just look around you in your immediate neighborhood. Look at the entrepreneurs look at the people in working in a company at a very high position. Why do some people define them as successful? Okay, I also have some business idols I follow in here in Dubai, who are my friends, and some are relatives that's successful, because they've added value. Yes. One person I can say is Michael D'Souza. He's successful, because he's added value to the society. And then as a byproduct, as you said, was the money that you get, as for your contribution to the society, society gives you back, okay, here, here Avil, this is the contribution you did to the society, this is your reward. Look at the people in your company. Look at people, other entrepreneurs in our society, don't go far as Bill Gates, or maybe Jeff Bezos, they are a good example. But when we look surrounding people surrounding to you near you get inspired by them. I asked questions how they have been successful? Or what makes them successful? Why do you feel they're successful? Answers will literally come. Even if they have they are rich, how rich? Is it through inheritance? Is it through an enterprise or business that they have? So you will find answers for your questions. Not many people think about it, why this person is replacing, okay, he has been lucky. Luck does play a part. But there is much more to success than only luck. Okay, luck lock comes to those who are prepared for it. So the people also call someone Okay, overnight success. This person was an overnight success. But they don't see the 10 years that he worked for that in the I think in the book, Outliers, the author says, you know, 10,000 hours of preparation to become the best at it. Yes, that's what people will see your, your current image, your current video roll, they don't see that 10 years of efforts that you put in to become the successful person. So Avil in your life, there must be some catalyst or some some event that made you realize that I have to be successful, what was that? Can you shed some light on?
Avil Pinto 13:54
I still remember this event? The park, I was 13 years old and my I lost my dad, he was 44. And like you said, overnight, things changed. From a place where we had many things that I could see that I never thought that I had to probably struggle for even paying my paying for my school fees. And to, to that, feeling that experience, which made me take that decision in my mind that one day I will become I will be having enough to fulfill all my dreams and my aspirations. And from that moment, things started getting into my head, which was about doing things that will only give me learning, growth and fulfillment. Learning, growth and fulfillment. Now what did I do for this? I remember, eighth grade. Okay, eighth grade, I was climbing coconut trees, I was going to the field and selling vegetables in the market, selling coconuts and then paying fees, paying the school fees. There was a day when I think the teacher called my mom, 'if you are not able to pay the school fees, don't send your son to school.' Can you imagine that moment? And I think these situations made me so strong mentally that that I want to become successful. Okay. And for me, my definition of success was 'have enough'... having enough so that I don't have to worry. Okay. So my journey of working started from age 13. And when I got into college, university, I was working part time, working on weekends and studying. And then I got a job, then I moved to Bombay. And three months I didn't, I was looking out for a job. So there I worked in catering. I worked in restaurant, as a as a waiter, not even wait, it's a cleaner. It was the moment for me to, to to become more stronger. That. And that gave me great exposure. In the restaurant when I was cleaning the tables, I saw rich, wealthy people who are coming and dining. I said one day, one day I would be that person going and eating in such a restaurant. Can you imagine that feeling that you're visualizing that one day, and I pursued being with, you know, I pursued through my excellence, I focused on what I can do better, how I can get better. And because my focus was getting better on a daily basis, so in the pursuit of excellence, getting better every day, my only focus was be the best version of myself, I don't want to be the same person, when I go to sleep every night, when I see it in the mirror myself. I shouldn't be ashamed, I should be more excited that I'm not the same today, who I was yesterday. And that is the excellence and that I kept working on attending sessions, reading books, meeting different people who are extraordinary, who are 10X ahead of me. And that enabled me to understand myself better, and understand those gaps, what I could do better. And that's how journey of my life has progressed. And today when I speak people say I will for you. It's easy man you know to speak, you can do many things, you can do live videos. It's not a big task or a challenge for you. But if I go back five years back, or 10 years back, people laughed at me because I couldn't speak English. And today, it's a different ballgame. So it's very important to keep developing ourselves. And as we develop ourselves the success will automatically will fall on to you. So the founder of Walmart had once said success is overnight of 20 years of preparation. overnight success comes with 20 years of preparation. So, today where I am, I have still bigger goals, bigger dreams, but I am getting there. Every milestone that I achieve is reaching to that level of success. So like I started before, like I said before, every single day, if I take my success habits, that I have certain things that I wish to see every day that are happening and those tasks are those things that I do are aligned with my bigger purpose. For example, if I want to be a great storyteller, then I have to do videos I have to build content I have to write and narrate. For that I have joined Toastmasters to be a great public speaker. Now for that what all I am doing on a daily basis Am I reading book Am I reading my watching some videos at Can Help me to become that great speaker, which I'm doing, I am allocating a certain amount of time every day. If I want to be an author, then I have to be spending some time every day. So now I have a list of things that I do. And when I take, and I go to bed every night, I know that my day was productive, and I have lived my day. And that defines success for me, I lived my day to the fullest 24 hours God has gifted, what I have done, have I lived it to fulfill that purpose? Now, what is this purpose, this purpose is towards helping people unlocking their true potential, I have gone through certain challenges, I see people going through challenges. So if my experience can help somebody, why not. And this is what I decided that I can contribute. And with this contribution that I am doing, with, with the experience of my life, is contributing the success of another person. And that is fulfilling me. That is exciting me to see somebody else thriving somebody else getting that job, somebody else getting that career break. somebody sees positivity, hope, belief. And these are some amazing things that can happen on a daily basis. And when when I see that happening, I feel fulfilled, to learning, growth, and fulfillment. If these three things, if it can happen to anyone, you are on the way to success.
Deepak Machado 21:48
Yeah, thanks for sharing your very intimate stories, your childhood stories, you also reminded me of my stories, my granny was very entrepreneurial at her age. I mean, I still I remember the days where we used to be had this whatever, this wonderful Jasmine plants, okay. And she used to make vegetables, I grew up living with her. And I think this quality of putting in your effort out being entrepreneurial in whatever you do, that has come from there, I believe. We used to go to market selling this flowers, and vegetables, me and my aunt together. Still, we still joke about it when she's also in Dubai here. So whenever we talk, you know, I remember those days when we used to go to market to sell the flowers, to the buses, you know, to park there, and vegetables, whatever we had grown and exist for the day, which to come and sell. There are so many memories are coming to me. And thanks for getting those back. It is very profound, sometimes we think where we have come from, and where we have reached, it's very, I mean, unique to each each of us. So we have to treasure or cherish these memories. That's what I would say.
So carrying on with our the topic of success. A lot of people make this mistake of equating success with wealth. Yes wealth is required money is required. But I also know so many miserable millionaires, they have a lot of money, but other departments of their lives are not doing so well. So I track mainly four areas of my life, I know how about success on his financial, in my relationships, then my physical and mental fitness and emotional fitness, and also the spirituality. So these four sections, I track it on a daily basis, where I'm doing. And one of the success habits that came out of it for me personally was, you know, reading more books, reading other people's perspective, watching motivational videos or inspiring videos on YouTube or documentaries related to that. So Avil what is one success habit that you see is the the biggest contributor to your success or to your goals?
Avil Pinto 24:20
So far, you shared so many insights in the last one minute. That one success habit, according to me is first discovering yourself who you are. Okay, first thing is very important because you might be pursuing many things but without knowing who you are to this world. Okay, so that's the most important Who am I? Who am I? to this world why I am one. Mark Twain has remarkably said you know, two important dates of our life is the day we are born, and the second date is the day we understand why we are So, many people, they they get into this vehicle of success or making money but at some point there is no fulfillment. Okay? Now why there's no fulfillment because there are other areas of the life which is hollow or missing. So, as a coach, I always ask my coaches or client or people that reach out to me is that look at your wheel of life okay. And we love life has eight elements. So, use spoke about five then I will add to family fun recreation, okay. So, start with health, career finances to have love family, spiritual and other two areas, which I think you mentioned. So all in all, you should balance your wheel of life okay. Now then you understand, okay, I may be focusing only on earning money, but I am not focusing on love. My spouse may not be happy, my children not happy because I am not giving or spending time to share that love that bonding. Or probably I'm not giving time for my family. So you see, Wheel of Life would help big time. But you have to be focused, not only in just expanding, growing, but at the same time, take some time to introspect. How are my other areas? Am I connected to my friends? am I spending enough time to maintain my health and fitness? Now, when I say health and fitness, there are many things within health and fitness, mental well being physical well being emotional well being. Okay. So if you are emotionally well, then you can do many things well, right. So you have to give attention to all of these areas. So give attention to the broader eight areas that I mentioned. Just not about, about earning money. And that is not the only thing I like I said before, it is what you do, and what you become will will, money will be the byproduct of what you become and what you sow what you give, what value you create.
Deepak Machado 27:44
Great, thanks, Avil. I think we've spoken a lot today on success. We also will speak about wheel of life in one of our future episodes. So the initial episodes, I would like to tell you, that we will turn them term them as foundational episodes, where these will work as a base for our future episodes where we have guests and experts in the different areas of life, financial, career, business and in other areas of life. And this is where we want to take this podcast to and success you know, this episode is very important and very touchy. That's why our podcast is named itself has Success 10x we what we would like you to achieve success connects and we are there to help you with with thoughts and inspiring words from experts like Avil and others who will be on this podcast. So going towards the conclusion of this podcast episode, I would like to say that success can be found in different areas for you, like Avil set to balance the wheel of balance financial, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, philanthropic, communal people, some people are drawn towards community help or charitable help. Yes, okay. There are some crucial stuff about success that I would like to say this is given by Bill O'Reilly: in order to keep in order to have success and in order to keep success, following are important. That's what he says success is important. You have to believe that success is important to you. And success is your duty. Okay, it is nobody else's your success is your duty; don't depend on other people to make you successful. And third, very important point. There is no shortage of success. Don't have this limiting beliefs about success. Everybody can be success in whatever field you'd like to be. Thank you for listening to this episode of Success 10X, where we learn today about success and what success means to you. I'm sure you are as Inspired as I am to grow and to learn. Avil before going do you have any parting words for our business?
Avil Pinto 30:08
Yes, one simple things. Don't look at success as a big thing. Or you have a mountain of like an Himalayan peak to to climb. Look at success as a smallest milestone when you achieve it celebrated. That's your first step to success. If you are looking at public speaking mastery, if you deliver that one first speech, that's your success. If you have to get good marks, and getting first test good marks, that's your first level of success. If you want to be a great parent, one day spent with your children without shouting, screaming with love, that is success. So take these moments as your milestones to achieving bigger, bigger goals and vision and purpose.
Deepak Machado 31:00
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Well, thank you for those wonderful words.
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Avil Pinto 32:07
Thank you. Amazing. Thank you
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