Born in 1984, Devika has travelled across many Indian cities since she hails from the defence background. She began writing poems in 1997 and has continued her passion for writing until date. She believes ‘Work is Fun’; after switching several profiles in her professional journey, she is finally satisfied with the profile of Content Writing (currently has 3 years of relevant experience). Her hobbies include Reading, Listening to Music, Theatre and Creative Writing. She is currently working as a Senior Content Writer in IT Company at Gurgaon, a Theatre Artist/ Trained Salsa Dancer, and an Author.
Please provide a brief overview about yourself & about your professional life?
I am an avid writer and author of multiple books. I have edited two books (a novel called Absolute Love Letter and a business fiction book called Diamonds In The Rough). I released my first book titled ‘7 Vows of Marriage’ which got over 4.7 star rating on amazon. My second book titled ‘The Mind Game’ is under publishing and will be available soon.
What is your life mantra?
Life is given once; live to the fullest.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Switching jobs in order to find the perfect career. I have been jobless for 6 months that did not have a good impact on my resume. But, I didn’t want to take up a job where I didn’t have any learning opportunity. I have switched jobs within 3 months of joining, as I did not enjoy my work.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Meeting new people to learn from them and stay motivated.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
News, banking, dining. I am not very tech-savvy.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Willingness to learn
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Accepting that sometimes things don’t go as planned, and takes time to materialize
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Being humble even if you are the CEO of a company or at the peak of your career. Nobody knows everything. Your employees can also teach you a lot.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Ego damages you as a person. Wear your attitude but not to dominate others.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Giving people their due respect and not belittle anyone.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Write 4 books and attract 5000 genuine followers , who like my books, on Facebook page www.facebook.com/authordevika
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Choose A Career in Performing Arts over MBA
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- Golden Temple
- Sri Lanka
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Doing what you like is freedom; Liking what you do is Happiness”