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Interview with Ramya R. Moorthy


Interview with Ramya R. Moorthy


Today i'll be sharing interview of an inspiring mother who not only support her children, house but also she is a sucessfull IT Enterprenuer. Her book "A Journey in Search of Happiness" is written for her charity organization.

So let's read Ramya's Introduction, her journey, her strugles in her words


MyBookTours: Tell us about yourself.

Ramya:  I am a proud mother of two little adorable daughters. I am currently an  Entrepreneur with almost 2 decades of experience in IT.
As an Engineering graduate, I worked with many MNCs for 14+ years at Bengaluru. I have no love to settle outside India though I travelled various countries before marriage. Being a nuclear family, after my 2nd daughter’s birth, it was highly challenging to manage my personal and work commitments. As my priorities changed, I decided to quit my highly paid IT job when my kids were 3.5 and 2 years old.

 But soon within few weeks, I decided to register my company so that I can do the work that I love when I find time without any stress and pressure. This led to the birth of EliteSouls Consulting Services at Bengaluru in 2016. Initially, I started an online academy and then slowly added project delivery services and expanded our service portfolio as I managed to get additional bandwidth. As of now, we are operating from Bengaluru and New York. Have made multi-crore revenue but still long way to go.

My friends, colleagues and relatives know me as a core technical person though I am a blogger and conference speaker (only technical). Honestly they didn’t expected this self-help book from a technical IT architect who has authored 15+ technical research papers. Their appreciation and wishes meant a lot to me for the time I invested in writing this book amidst my family and work commitments. 




MyBookTours: Why did you choose writing and who inspires you to write?

Ramya:  In nutshell, my quest in my life has led me to write this book. As I found the perfect answer after many unknown questions after many years, I decided to write it for the young generation to read and get benefitted out of it.

 My father is always my great source of inspiration. As I had to face many struggles from my early childhood days, I was starving to claim success and to lead a happy life. I was passionate to get a highly paid IT job to close all our debts and my dream came true when I was 27 years. I had a great satisfaction about my achievement but still I wasn’t feeling happy about it. I had no clue why I wasn’t happy in spite of bringing all my dreams to reality. I then realized Success is different from Happiness. That is the time the real SEARCH triggered in me. I got married and after two kids, my responsibilities tripled yet my search didn’t settle down. I usually don’t read books but I started reading to understand the real meaning of Happiness. During my research, life had many twists which also helped me to understand and experience the real meaning of Happiness and Success. Afterall Struggle and Success are the two-sides of a coin. I think, I have experienced both which helped me to find the real happiness secret.

After years, my search was successful and I got a beautiful feeling of satisfaction and achievement and well-being. So, I decided to write a self-help book about my experience and use some of my personal life experience to characterize the mother character. But I decided to write this book as a fiction because I feel that the importance of a 2 line moral is realized only if there is a story to emotionally bind the readers to it.


MyBookTours: How much time did you take to write “A Journey in search of  happiness”?

Ramya: It took me a decade to learn and experience the 5 key life principles that helped me to become all I am NOW. But when I decided to write it as a book, I took 3 months’ vacation to complete the book (Aug, Sep & Oct 2019) as I planned to publish the book for my daughter’s 6th birthday in Nov 2019.

MyBookTours: What all suggestions would you give to them who want to make their career in writing?

Ramya:  I am not the best person to suggest as am not a professional writer. But I feel, the eligibility or basic pre-requisite to write a non-fiction book is : You see or experience a challenge or problem in your life or in society and you work towards it to find a solution. You can write your experience irrespective of your success or failure while approaching to solve that problem.


Anyone who meets the above pre-requisite can write a book (am not referring a fiction or thriller here). But spend quality time researching on the topic and analyze it, explore about any existing solutions on your topic, etc in order to give quality content to the readers. Content is very important for the success of a book and the presentation style makes it appealing for the readers to read and feel your thoughts. I feel the to-do list for aspiring writer is

    1)     Write, Write and Write. Keep writing to improve your writing style.
    2)     Read, Read and Read. Read more and more to become knowledgeable and to                learn from other.
        
       MyBookTours: Tell us about your book which you have written recently?

     Ramya: A Journey in search of Success Happiness’ is a self-help book presented as a family fiction. I was on quest for many years and when my search was successful and I got a beautiful feeling of satisfaction and achievement and well-being. So, I decided to write a self-help book about my experience and use some of my personal life experience to characterize the mother character. But I decided to write this book as a fiction because I feel that the importance of a 2 line moral is realized only if there is a story to emotionally bind the readers to it. My 2nd book about Women is due to publishing during the year 2020. 

       MyBookTours: What all challenges did you face when you were writing first           novel?

     Ramya:  Though I was very clear and confident about the book content, I had to face   lot of challenges that are common for a first time author.

     1) Finding time to complete it in 3 months (I think my decision to take 3 months’ vacation to complete the book helped me to solve this challenge. Considering the seriousness of the book content, I realized multi-tasking cannot help and will not be able to do justice to the book theme and opted for a 90 days break from work).


     2)  How to choose the book publisher who can add value to the book content? (need to do lot of research about it and finalized the option as I didn’t had any authors in my connections to help me with some ideas about  the process and financial investment).



     3)  How to Market the book to reach the readers? (after researching about successful marketing tips from best-selling authors , am working on various options to market the book)



    MyBookTours: Which is your favorite book and who is your favorite author?

Ramya: The top 5 from my big list of books which I love to read even hundred times.

                   1) The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

                   2) The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma.   

                  3) The Seven habits of highly effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

                4) How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie.

                 5) The Power of your sub-conscious mind by Joseph Murphy.

 MyBookTours:  Any project that you are currently working on?

 Ramya:  Writing / Hobby : I have started working on my 2nd book about WOMEN.  This special book is my dedication to brave Nirbhayas of India. This book characterizes  different traits of modern women for their well-being and to lead a    successful life. I am hoping to publish this book in 2020. 😊


Profession / Career : I am handling multiple projects on Performance Engineering and Cyber Security to various US clients. So far handled/managed 250+ projects and  counting. It’s just my daily routine job 😊


Personal / Family : Every day is a big project for a working mother who has naughty children at home. This project is more sensitive, unique with daily hick-ups and struggles to  spend quality time with no comprise in story-time, making favorite dishes, packing creative lunch books with healthy goods, play-time, etc irrespective of my health or mood. A lot more challenging project than anything else. 😊 


     How to connect with Author


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     Mail : ramya.happyjourney@gmail.com





Interview with Ramya R. Moorthy Interview with Ramya R. Moorthy Reviewed by Archana Singh on February 09, 2020 Rating: 5

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