Kriya Gangiah’s Boundless Energy

Kriya Gangiah’s Boundless Energy

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The creative side of business

Currently the producer of Ian F’s The Business, a FNB-sponsored business show on Ballz Visual Radio, Gangiah has now set her sights on the world of business.

I’m motivated by…

The goal of being number one. I’m extremely driven. I’m the most competitive member of my family, and my friends and colleagues all know that when I set my mind to something, my aim is to dominate it.

My number one belief is that…

Success starts with the individual. You can’t wait for someone else to come along and make you successful. You’re in control of your own destiny, so hold yourself accountable to a higher standard.

It’s important to remember that…

There’s no other person but you, so be that person. We should always be true to ourselves. Know who you are, and then always be that person. That way, you’ll always be genuine and people will know what to expect from you.

A mantra I live by is that…

You should take every day as it comes. There are six billion people in the world. If someone doesn’t like you, that’s their problem. Don’t let it change who you are — rather be true to yourself.

Something not everyone knows about me is that…

I’m an avid baker. I love trying out new recipes and making delicious treats for everyone around me.

 

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The quirkiest thing about me…

Is my creativity. My name means creative, and I’ve always lived up to it. I love making things, from picture frames to a home-made backgammon board (my dad had to help me with the power sander for that one), to a chandelier in my living room. You create your own environment.

My pet peeve is…

Being late. I absolutely hate keeping people waiting. I think punctuality is a mark of respect.

The best advice I’ve ever received is…

When people listen to you, take the responsibility seriously. My programme manager at Tuks Radio used to drill into us the fact that people listened to us to make their days better — not because they wanted to hear about our problems. He always told us to leave our problems at the door, and pick them up again on the way out (if we needed to). His point was that our listeners were our customers, and they came first.