My Work is My O2

My Work is My O2

I love listening to my son talk about his day at school — he has so many amazing stories to share, I can never get tired of listening to his prattle.



Published: Fri 17 Apr 2015, 1:27 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:28 AM

 

Who: Heena Hussain

What: founder, AARA fashion

 What is the first work-related thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

The first thing that comes to my mind is to figure out, ‘how do I make the day productive?’ I immediately start compiling a to-do list for the day — wherein I prioritise the workflow — and try and follow that routine as best as I can.

Describe your work in a sentence.

My work is my oxygen.

 What is your #1 personal principle/success mantra at work?

I have quite a few actually. One, success comes with a lot of hard work. Two, just keep your dreams alive. And three, understand that to achieve anything you need faith, belief in yourself, vision, determination and dedication.

In your workday, what is the one thing you cannot do without?

Planning out my day. It helps me save a lot of precious time and, therefore, be more productive in the long run.

What is your favourite place for a business lunch in Dubai?

Zuma and La Petite Maison. They both offer such great ambience… and the food is excellent.

Who’s your role model as the perfect professional?

Neeta Lulla. She has been in the fashion industry for the past couple of decades, and still going strong. She has dressed so many Bollywood stars, and has set her own standard of excellence… every bride wants an outfit by Lulla. Her style is so detailed and unique; there is so much to learn from her.

What is your idea of switching off? And what’s your idea of an ideal weekend?

Just shutting out the world and spending time with my kids. I love listening to my son talk about his day at school — he has so many amazing stories to share, I can never get tired of listening to his prattle. My son loves to go to KidZania in Dubai Mall, so I take him there whenever I have time. Basically, I take my son and daughter out for fun activities, and try and spend as much quality time with them as I can.

What is the last thing you (usually) do before you call it a day and crash?

I thank God for the day and all the blessings He’s imparted.

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