Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine.
The interview questions are as follows:
Can you introduce yourself and your work to us?
Hello, I am Afrah Naaz, a Clinical Nutritionist, Certified National and International Diabetic Educator, Slimming Therapist, Childcare Advisor, and Educator.
My work is to provide lifestyle modification tips to my patients, which include diet plans, recipes, exercise tips, education on the diseases they are suffering from, do’s and don’ts in order to avoid any mishappenings, monitoring tips, etc.
What is the role of your family in your achievements?
My family has played an incredible role in my career and achievements. They have always trusted me, my abilities, and my decisions. Wherever I stand today, it is only because of my family. All of them have taught me the importance of being an independent woman and how a woman can take care of both the house and the work together and successfully (with some amplitude support).
What is your ultimate aim in this profession? How have you created a new path in your profession?
My ambition in this field is to serve as a support system for patients suffering from one or more diseases. My motive is to provide them with comfort and clarity by educating them on how they can manage their diet, lifestyle, and conditions with simple comforting tips.
This field is a never-ending pathway where we have to keep ourselves updated so as to provide more up-to-date and relevant information to people.
What was the one thing that first persuaded you to enter into this field of industry?
My late sister (who wanted to be a doctor) is the reason I am into this field.
By this, I feel my sister’s wish is with me always, if not her.
With such cut-throat competition in this industry, what is it that makes the services you offer exceptional?
Competition is in every field, wherever we go. If we keep noticing only competition, we will become competitive and not comforting to society. And I won’t say that my services are the best because everybody is doing or trying to do their best in their fields.
I would rather like to say that I will try my best (InshaAllah) to educate people until I reach exceptional standards of comforting my patients.
I always try to understand the patient’s situation before advising anything. I try to counsel them in a warm, welcoming way so that they are at their utmost comfort zone while I am consulting them.
Your achievements in this industry are more than impressive. Would you like to share them with us today?
I feel glad and honored that you appreciate my work, and I will try my best to keep up that pace for sure. It was not easy to come into this field as I had other plans for my career, but as I mentioned earlier, my beloved late sister is the reason I am in this field. That made me keep moving forward in this field and taught me that anything (which is good that our hearts’ desires can be achieved with a little bit of patience and a lot of hard work)
Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
Not at all. My profession is my own choice, and I love my work. When you love something wholeheartedly, you neither get bored nor tired of it.
My motivation is the smiles of people after I finish consulting them, and if I am unwell, I continuously keep reminding myself of their comfort, which keeps me motivated all the time.
What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
Other than my profession, my hobbies are baking, knitting, crocheting, and learning or trying to learn different languages. Currently, I am trying to learn Malayalam and Arabic languages.
You have achieved so much in such a short span of time. Is there any specific advice you’d like to share with the new people entering this industry?
Our achievements are not about us alone; they consist of innumerable people who have supported us and pushed us to this level where we are right now.
To those who are planning to choose this field or who have entered this industry recently, I would love to say that never be in a hurry to achieve success. Life has its own ways of fulfilling our wishes and giving the fruits of our hard work to us by itself and at the correct time.
Anything that is instant is never permanent.
Keep doing the hard work and be good to others, especially to those who are working under you, as the peaks of achievements are always based on strong foundations. If you can’t hold a base strongly, the peak might fall in the future.
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