Armin Sethi - Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General & Editor-in-Chief, Bollywood Film Fame Canada (www.bollywoodfilmfame.com)
- What's your story?
I have so many varied interests. My parents told me I asked a lot of questions. My uncle and sister told me I write well. My grandpa predicted Iâ°ÃÂªd be a journalist. My dad thought Iâ°ÃÂªd be an athlete. My mom thought Iâ°ÃÂªd be a teacher. Today, Iâ°ÃÂªm an Assistant Crown Attorney for the Ministry of the Attorney General, prosecuting Criminal Code offences. Iâ°ÃÂªm also the editor-in-chief of Bollywood Film Fame Canada, so I have the opportunity to interview celebrities and put pen on paper. I coach soccer, teach dance, and volunteer so I think all of the predictions from my childhood kept me going in the same direction, with forks branching out from my core interest â°ÃÃ which is to give back and discover more.
- What do you value the most in life? How do you prioritize what is most important?
Family first. I believe I am where I am today because of the support I have received from my loved ones so they will always come first. Itâ°ÃÂªs important to find a balance. A career, volunteering opportunities, physical health, mental health, and giving back is important â°ÃÃ but none of those matter without the ones you love. I have a go-to planner, which I am teased about, and I write my daily and weekly goals in that. Some of the goals are to spend time with my loved ones.
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I think I need to relax a little and take time to just sit down and breathe. We get so caught up in the day-to-day activities and our electronic devices that we forget to interact with the people we love, who are sitting right in front of us.
- If you had to give one key ingredient to your recipe for success, what would that include?
Hard work. Natural talent without working hard will only get you so far. Hard work, on its very own, will give you the ability to nurture talent. Working hard makes me happy. And when Iâ°ÃÂªm happy, I feel successful.
- If you could give advice to your 20 year old self, what would you say?
Surround yourself with positivity. The amount of time and energy wasted on negative interactions is not worth it. You will tire yourself and lose out on productivity. It is easy to get caught up but when you do, take a step back and think: will this matter five years from now? If it wonâ°ÃÂªt, stop thinking about it. Donâ°ÃÂªt lose focus on the important people and things in your life. I think this is a constant piece of advice that should be followed throughout oneâ°ÃÂªs life and I find myself reminding myself of this advice time and time again.
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