Mishka Patel (25)
OCCUPATION / TITLE:
TV Presenter / Lifestyle, fashion and travel blogger / Master of ceremonies and Keynote and Motivational Speaker
WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS
First and foremost, to keep my business running, to stay relevant and to always keep on growing and learning.
WHO INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
It’s hard to pin down to only one person. Various people and stories inspire me. Driven and goal-oriented people inspire me. People who strive and thrive inspire. My mother inspire(d) me.
WHAT’S AT THE TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST
I have ticked off some off my list, like swimming with dolphins in Mauritius, Zip-lining and stand-up paddle boarding in the middle of the Mauritian waters. But, I have the worst fear of heights, but recently decided to jump out of a plane. Yes, I ticked off skydiving too. So next, I’d say to either bungee jump, or do something completely different. (yes, I decided to tell you about my adventure bucket list!)
5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY :
Goal-oriented, productive, fiercely focused and organised.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR DOWNTIME?
I love to read. Even though I train in the gym 5 days a week, I truly enjoy taking care of my body, mind and health. I try and go on a hike as soon as I get the opportunity to. Get some sun at the beach. Braai. Spend time with my family. You know, the things that really matter.
WHEN LAST DID YOU DO SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME
All the things on my bucket list are ‘first times’. But the last time I truly did something for the first time happens almost all the time. My career is exciting and always takes me to experience new things. Sometimes scary, thrilling and sometimes stressful. But it never gets boring.
ONE ITEM YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
There’s too many, but if I really had to choose: My car! Haha
DEAR 15 YEAR OLD SELF…
if only you knew your potential.
DEAR FELLOW GIRLBOSSES …
Always do you. Bad days will come. But always keep on keeping on. Always be open to learn new things. Learn from one another. Grow WITH each other.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY?
Good things don’t come to those who wait, it honestly comes to those who get up and work for it. If you can dream it, let me be the one to tell you, that you can be it.
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES?
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE