#TotheMoon How I Blogged My Way To Bollywood by Malini Agarwal
One enthusiastic girl + Lots of Dreams + City of Dreams + Social Media ‘A’ game = Miss Malini !
Currently every millennial out there wants to be what she is. She is one #BossLady and #tothemoon is her mantra.
Like it or not, whether in India or internationally, you cannot miss Bollywood, and synonymous to Bollywood is Miss Malini…. And that’s what makes this book so surprisingly wonderful. Surprise, because there is more to her than just Bollywood.
Malini Agarwal is the founder of MissMalini.com, India’s favourite Bollywood, celebrity gossip, fashion trends and beauty tips website. More than that, MissMalini is a brand to reckon with.
In this autobiographical narrative with 42 blogs, Malini Agarwal has successfully described how she blogged her way to Bollywood, and not stopping at only that, but to every digital space and screen.
The book is a delightful read. Divided into 4 sections, Malini has described her journey to Mumbai, her foray into Radio, her career trajectory, and finally, how to build a brand.
Now here is what I absolutely adored: Malini speaks to you. Her writing is personal, more like sitting over a cup of coffee and chatting. Her writing is enthusiastic, like her personality, you can feel the pure #love and #energy that comes forth. She describes her childhood, her journey to Mumbai and how she did it all. Her struggles, her success and her stories are shown in a light, humours manner but depict the dedication and passion that she possesses. If I have one take away from here, it is this – Passion for what you do is utmost. Money, fame and success will follow if you are passionate enough to follow your dream. That dream could be anything…. and going by some of the new career choices that millennials are coming up with, it could be literally anything …. #icandothat and #whynot?
Filled with anecdotes, Bollywood stories and #MMProTips, which are incredibly interesting and profound, there are some serious life skills here. Simple, funny and yet thoughtful. The extraordinary people who have helped Malini in her journey have written to her, advising her on her future endeavours and these messages are beautifully meshed into her narrative.
The ‘How to build a brand’ section is a wonderful read and has some brilliant management mantras. She describes how to find what you are passionate about using Japanese techniques. Now isn’t that very corporate? Her personal insights and professional tips are a must read. The trivia on the various digital platforms is an eyeopener and whether you are a millennial, gen Y, or any other alphabet, you can learn, read and grow.. because if there is one thing that I have learnt, it is that age is just a number and you are never old to learn.
This book is on my top 10 2018 lists to read for Management Tips, Career Advice and general fun tips on how to blog, network, socialise and live your dreams.
#HashtagGeneration #tothemoon we go!
Here is the Amazon link where you can buy the book