How long will you let the fear of what could happen, and intimidation of what might happen, prevent you from achieving what should happen? – is what I thought when I was all of 10.

Being a kid of the 90’s which doesn’t really qualify as a millennial I believe, it was hard to break out being timid and shy and even a slow learner. Being Dyslexic wasn’t a choice. it just happened to me. It wasn’t something I knew and nor did my parents. However, it sure put me in a light of low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Being competent at anything that time was far from achievable.

As a teenager, I had self-image issues and I was wondering how would I ever make it out there with a career and I always wished if I could have a magical moment and just be a bright kid like the rest.

BUT …. people said there is no such thing as magic and there is nowhere out of this situation. I was even told that some people are just born with a knack of great communication skills and are crowd pleasers, while others were to observe them and move ahead. It seemed as if it was an inborn talent that couldn’t be learnt (but I learnt and I consult on the same!)

None the less after much struggle in my head and heart I decided that I needed to step into my own game plan and be my own Fairy God Mother! And so, I did just that. I started to find my own ways of speaking out with confidence and breaking out of my shyness and moving forward. Of course, it wasn’t the best of results I’d say but I felt that I was at least in the stadium of the game called life!

School and college got going … people mocked me, called me challenged, slow learner, low confident individual …basically my life was that of Inu in tare zaamin par.

He had Aamir Khan I didn’t. So, I had to be my own till I could. I, somehow with God’s grace reached my last year of graduation and then my mother stumbled upon image consulting in the newspapers. And no, it wasn’t for my image but it was for me to become a consultant to others who were like me with something missing in regard with their image.

She had always seen me struggle and had struggled with me. So, she knew how well I knew that image and mostly self-image, was very important to be in this game of life.

It was a fairly new career option when I had joined. In fact, it was new! But the minute I sat and heard what it really was all about – it was a career I never knew I always wanted.

I wanted to have an Aamir Khan in my life but I didn’t have and so I thought why should other struggle with this whole self-image and low self-confidence thing whether they are dyslexic or not … many go through it in different stages in their lives. And so, I took this up on myself and became an image consultant. I then became the fairy godmother to many more since 2011 and now I live happily confident after!

My goal in life is to show people every day -that if you have the passion and take the action – MAGIC will happen and MIRACLE is within you.

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About the author:

Benaisha is one of the youngest certified Image Consultants in the world. She offers full range of Image Management services to individuals and companies in India and in the Middle East. One on one consulting on appearance management, styling, personal shopping, training of students on future & job readiness and corporate training is her forte. She also conducts several free workshops for the under privileged through various NGOs.

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Khushboo

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Anu Malla

A homemaker was tired of answering or rather not answering questions of people in any gathering about what she did decided to take up a career that would not only change her but make her a catalyst in changing others in each walk of their lives.

Bhumika Swarnkar

A successful chemical engineer but not having satisfaction of doing something much more meaningful changed her tracks completely and has never looked back.

Deepti Dange

An obese girl who tried to hide herself in a tom boy persona all her life saw a makeover show and decided to do this as a career and is today extremely successful as an Image Consultant and a Soft Skills Trainer.

Nitisha Jain

After being in one of the toughest profession of being a homemaker, Nitisha always wanted to do something more and came across the profession of Image Consulting and decided to take the plunge. She took over 5 years to take the decision but made the most of it and has already started assignments as a certified Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer.

Khushboo

She always had dreams of becoming a celebrity of sorts but being born in a conservative family in Jaipur could not pursue them until she came across a profession in which she saw her dreams coming true and at the same time being able to help others look, feel and perform better.

Anu Malla

A homemaker was tired of answering or rather not answering questions of people in any gathering about what she did decided to take up a career that would not only change her but make her a catalyst in changing others in each walk of their lives.

Bhumika Swarnkar

A successful chemical engineer but not having satisfaction of doing something much more meaningful changed her tracks completely and has never looked back.

Deepti Dange

An obese girl who tried to hide herself in a tom boy persona all her life saw a makeover show and decided to do this as a career and is today extremely successful as an Image Consultant and a Soft Skills Trainer.

Nitisha Jain

After being in one of the toughest profession of being a homemaker, Nitisha always wanted to do something more and came across the profession of Image Consulting and decided to take the plunge. She took over 5 years to take the decision but made the most of it and has already started assignments as a certified Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer.