Mindful & Driven

Learn When to IGNORE ADVICE and You'll Stand Out From the Crowd w/ Nileeka Bose

October 26, 2021 Amardeep Parmar/Nileeka Bose Episode 17
Mindful & Driven
Learn When to IGNORE ADVICE and You'll Stand Out From the Crowd w/ Nileeka Bose
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 17 of the Mindful & Driven podcast! It's all about how to not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing your dreams.

Episode 17’s guest is Nileeka Bose who is the Creative Director & Founder of The Bollywood Co (IG) which is an elite South Asian dance group based in London. Over the ten years, she's overcome many obstacles to now be working alongside some of the world’s most elite clients and brands.

Today the company is thriving, teaching a packed weekly schedule of classes as well as creating bespoke entertainment packages for clients across the globe. Nileeka has also choreographed for several  Bollywood & Hollywood films and TV shows such as Dancing on Ice, and incredibly, in November 2021, her choreography and dancers will be graced Marvel's The Eternals.

Topics discussed in this episode:
Why it's important to ignore generic advice. How to identify advice that works for you. How to when you should be stubborn. Why you should keep going despite pushback. How to stand out from the crown. How to grow from a one-person business to an entire team. Why it's important to be skeptical of advice. What advice you should pay attention to.

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Find more about Nileeka: https://www.thebollywoodco.com/

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nileeka/


Follow a career with a path (3:15)

Finding balance again (5:28)

Respecting boundaries  (9:58)

Family time (13:59)

Talking about changes and routine (16:44)

Prove to yourself and not to others (21:52)

Planning and strategy (23:32)

Take risks and ignore advice if necessary (25:18)


Intro Music:
"Himalayas" by Mona Wonderlick — bit.ly/youtube-monawonderlick
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
Free download: bit.ly/himalayas-download