Audiobooks New Zealand
Season 3 Ep 1: Tossing it with Rahul Rai
It was made very clear, after meeting with Rahul, that doing what makes your heart sing is what life is all about. Managing to find time for himself around managing hotels, dealing with the horrific outcomes of being involved in a personal and professional sense in the Christchurch earthquakes, as well as a massive health scare, it was proven to Rahul that time is of the essence. It is a resource, and saving the things that give us contentment for later is not an option.
It took the power to become vulnerable and honest for him to pen this recent publication, also the awareness that resilience is a huge asset we can work with as people. How many promises are made when we, or a loved one, is in the throes of their fragile mortality, to live more presently, more acutely attuned to what we love, and what drives us? And how often are those promises abandoned when we need to re-enter the rat race of life and pay a mortgage?
Attaining a contentment mindset is what Rahul is all about, and what his book is all about. This entails being at peace with where you are, and the decisions and circumstances you have experienced in the past that brought you to where you are. He dictates that being part of something bigger than ourselves is a huge contributor to why we behave and exist in the way we do.
By shifting the order of your priorities when it comes to achieving your dreams, as well as your career outcomes, and using the length of life you have wisely to be able to have both, we learn through this ‘why to’ book that you shouldn’t delay anything that is vitally important to you.
He shares strategies around how you can maximise your contentment sustainably. Passions and purpose are as important as each other, but passion needs perspective and sometimes needs to be postponed. Economic cycles follow us in life, and we live in a world that responds to that, so our passions need to be monetised to be fulfilling and we need sustainability to achieve anything. ‘Repurpose snippets’ are things you can do while you’re doing life, in small snippets throughout time, not just during your holiday.
The first half is about perspective, wake up calls, don’t sweat the small stuff, pivoting to make sure you can get the best of both worlds. The second half is about how to get involved in philanthropy - “giving back makes you feel good, being part of something bigger than yourself is what gives you fulfillment, giving is a function of one’s mindset not bank balance. There should be no delay with giving.” Rahul does this through mentoring small business owners, and creating thankyouhealthcare.co.nz throughout the dreaded pandemic - a website where businesses post their best deals for healthcare options/products/services for the general consumer.
Rahul loved narrating his own audiobook. Getting his own voice and tone in the words enables him to get the message across warmly. Rahul enjoys travel audiobooks, narrators such as Michael Pallen, cycling audiobooks and their stories/challenges and how they overcome those obstacles.
This, and his other works; ‘Buy and Hold for All That Gold,’ ‘Living an Abundant Life,’ ‘Buy and Hold: Simple Steps to Successful Real Estate Investment in NZ’ are available by Googling Rahul Rai books, on Amazon, Xlibris or of course audiobooks.nz. Rahul is also available on LinkedIn.
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Romy Hooper, Audiobook Narrator, Actor, Writer and Podcast Host