Inspiration February 23, 2018
Dr. Anjali Chaugule teaches us how to have it all.
Most people have a hard time juggling a full-time job and a hobby, but we all know that women are capable of doing everything the average person can’t.
Dr. Anjali Chaugule is proof that a woman is capable of anything she puts her mind to.
Chaugule isn’t just a dental surgeon from Pune, India, but she’s also a tango and salsa dancer, an aspiring model and a stained glass and canvas artist.
She was also crowned second runner-up in the Miss Pehenaawa 2017 pageant, the organizing chairman of the Indian Dental Association and was awarded the Golden Brush Award and the International Visual Artist award for her stained glass paintings.
Who said women can’t have it all?
But how does she do it? Well, ENTITY spoke to Dr. Chaugule about how she got to where she is today.
ENTITY: Name three habits that have helped you on our professional and/or personal journey?
AC: 1. Live in the now.
Regardless of where you may be in your life, whether it’s a time of failure and distress or a time of unbelievable success, don’t forget to live in the now. Be as present as possible. All too often, we let our ambition and desire get in the way of enjoying life today, which will always provide anxiety and stress to some degree.
Living in the moment doesn’t mean completely forgetting about the past and the future; it means not allowing the past or the future to control the present.
2. Celebrate every day.
There is power in celebrating everything — especially the small daily wins. Make it a personal habit right now to start celebrating everything in your life. Just because you haven’t reached one of your main goals yet doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and capitalize on where you currently are. One good way to get into the habit is by recording your small daily wins in a journal.
ENTITY: Who is your mentor?
AC: I have been lucky enough to have many mentors in my life. I believe no one mentor can be enough to guide you through all the things that you may encounter in your career and life.
1. Someone you respect in the area you want mentorship in
2. A mutual rapport and respect
3. Someone interested in helping others grow and know how to do it
4. Someone who is supportive and not controlling
ENTITY: In this fast-paced, digitized world, do you have any advice for the younger generation that can help them make sense of it all? Any pastimes you’d recommend they preserve?
AC: For healthy development to occur, children must experience real-life peer friendships and positive relationships with adults. They must overcome challenges and obstacles in the real world, learn from mistakes and reflect on the adult they hope to become.
The key for every parent is to facilitate a healthy, balanced relationship with technology – being aware of its pitfalls and helping children integrate media into their lives in positive ways.
As someone with many awards and accolades, Dr. Chaugule really is a Woman That Does. With her motto of “there’ll never be another now, I’ll make the most of today. There’ll never be another me, I’ll make the most of myself,” she pushes herself to be the best version she possibly can be every day.
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