Self-transformation: Coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown and remote working situation gave many people a lot of time to introspect, to review their decisions and to learn more about themselves. During this, many came face to face with issues related to their mental or physical health. It was also a time when people found a lot of free time in their hands, and tried to harness this to fulfil the goals that they had pushed aside due to lack of time. Many were able to do it. But many others also realised that it was not lack of time that was stopping them from reaching their goals, but rather different physical and psychological factors. And this is where self-transformation comes into play.
As many things changed with the pandemic, an increased trend around self-improvement has also been seen across the globe. This self-improvement has not only been towards professional life, like upskilling – as has also been witnessed in large numbers – but also in personal aspects, like mental and physical fitness. And self-transformation has been playing a key role to augment self-improvement during this time. Simply speaking, self-transformation is the act of transforming oneself in a systematic manner to attain the desired end goal. The end goal can vary from person to person with no limit on what it should be.
But this definition of self-transformation barely encapsulates the massive concept. To understand it in a deeper manner, Financial Express Online talked to Priya Kumar, who has been a motivational speaker for the past 26 years. She is also the Founder and Chief of Content at Genius Inside, which was founded earlier this year as a self-transformation platform to help people achieve their goals virtually.
“I have worked in the public world for 26 years and it has always been in person and 26 years is a very long time to know whether what you’re doing is working or not. The industry has grown from $40 billion two years ago to $80 billion now. That is a jump of 100%, which clearly indicates that people are reaching out for self-help. But the problem is that most of the platforms teach theory about self-transformation or self-help. Genius Inside aims to fill that gap, and it aims to help people apply what they learn to see the results,” she explains.
Self-transformation is a journey towards a particular end goal. But what are these goals? “The goal is whatever one wants to set it to be. Somebody could want better finances, while someone else may be looking to improve their relationships. A third person could be looking for promotion or for doubling their profits as an entrepreneur. It could be anything,” Priya explained.
Genius Inside has a 26-week (6-month) course at the moment, and …….