From: As told to Sreshtha Chatterjee
Posted On Friday, August 19, 2011
No matter how deluged with work you are, you can still always find time for people who are most important to you, says Gagan Deep Singh...
I am in sales, so my working hours invariably extend beyond 5 PM. It also requires extensive domestic and international travelling. However, I believe one can still always find time to catch up with people who are most important to us.
Wherever I am, I try and ensure that I talk to my parents at least once in a day. I try and give quality time to my job, friends and family.
My job involves meeting a lot of people, and I love that. Each individual is different and has a unique set of positives, which gives me an immense learning opportunity.
Networking comes naturally to me. I am very open and transparent in my interactions with people. I have friends wherever I have worked or stayed, and I love staying in touch with them.
There are two books, which have greatly influenced me – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, which inspired me to live a simple life and find the right balance between work and family; and Winning by Jack Welch, which talked about how everyone likes to be a winner in life.
I like travelling with family and explore new places. I take a break at least once a year. Sundays are reserved for family and for myself, and I try and pass on the same message to my team. On Sundays I like going out to malls, have dinner outside, cook, read books and catch up on movies.
I am in touch with my friends from school and college. Meeting them is difficult as most of them have moved to different cities, but I try and stay connected via emails and phone.
My childhood is from a small and beautiful hill station, Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh). My parents and sister have been an incredible support system, and contributed hugely to what I am today. I did my mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and my PGDM from SCHMRD, Pune. I’ve been with the General Motors for more than 12 years now, and I thoroughly love my job.
Singh is regional sales manager (East), Chevrolet Sales India Pvt Ltd
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