Geeta inherited her zeal for storytelling from her Dad, who used to get his three daughters to tuck HIM into HIS bed and massage his feet while he wove intricate tales of spies, killer monkeys and farting dragons. Any residual resistance to the call of the pen was dismissed the summer she turned 10, when Mr. Nadkarni forced his girls to write three essays a week or they couldn’t go out to play.
Geeta got her first paid (and international!) writing gig at age 12 and in the more than two decades since, she’s worked for the CBC, CNN, Global TV, Reader’s Digest, the Montreal Gazette, Asia Pacific Broadcasting (and more) producing print, TV, radio and new media. She was voted “Best TV Personality” by the readers of the Montreal Mirror and has been featured in the Montreal Book of Everything. She is the creator of Baby Got Booked, an online course to help entrepreneurs do their own PR in a way that makes them every journalist's dream come true.
Like most couples, we have certain labels we've come to own over time. I, for example, am the visionary, the queen of creative chaos. I bring fire, optimism and 10 ideas a minute to each conversation. Meanwhile, Pat is producer, the king of structure. He is organized, dependable, a genius at follow through.
I started a 30-day cold shower program after I realized that many of my other entrepreneurial heroes like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss also use cold showers to prime themselves for their day. Why? Because, as I discovered first hand, a cold shower is like a Rorschach ink blot test for all the crap you carry around in your mental backpack. The crap that holds you back from greatness.
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