The thing I love the most about my job is that we develop, manufacture and market products that make a meaningful difference in a patient’s life across the world. It is this very element that inspires me to get up in the morning every day and never fully lose sight of the challenge. The purpose makes me feel proud and brings in great job satisfaction. I hate missing deadlines/targets, and people not complying with standards of integrity and beliefs about what is right and wrong.
I start my day early, around 5-5.30am. The first thing I do is wish my dear ones and answer any pending emails. This helps me to be always on top of my work. Before facing the chaotic world, I go for my workouts or a quiet walk early in the morning, as evenings are generally unpredictable.
The day typically goes towards navigating my goals and measuring its progress. Optimism at work helps me to spot opportunities. Meetings with the team, customers, partners, industry peers, etc keep me updated and help me focus on productivity.
I usually get home from a long day around 8-9pm. Then I have dinner with my family, chill with them for a while and spend some time responding to unattended emails or messages. Then I usually have about half-hour to read or watch TV before I go to bed which is around 11 pm, or sometimes a little later.
The weekend offers me with an opportunity to be creative and it is my time to hang out with my family and friends, and relax. I get up early as the weekend is quickest to pass by. I prefer to read and stay abreast with what is happening in the industry.
An unexamined life is not worth living! The weekend is a good time to put things in perspective and gain clarity, to refocus on my most important goals. Generally I take off on Saturdays and use late Sunday evening to plan for the upcoming week.
My smartphone and laptop with a wireless connectivity make me feel like I have got all the gadgets I need.
My work clothes are from high-street brands available in India. Nike is the go-to brand for my workout gear.
— As told to Ananya Saha