In this Expert Insight Interview, Ravi Hutheesing discusses pivoting your passion into your profession. Ravi Hutheesing is a descendent of India’s first family, including the prime ministers Nehru and Gandhi. He was the guitarist in the Grammy-nominated band Hanson, performed at the White House, Madison Square Garden, SNL, etc. Later, he became a pilot, aviator, and speaker, helping the industry attract new student pilots.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Ravi’s book “Pivot”
- Why everyone should try to pursue their passion as a career
- All of the factors necessary for success in any walk of life
During the first COVID lockdown, Ravi was actually on a three-week trip to the coast of Chile, and the border closed while he was there, so he ended up staying for six months. So, what did he decide to do while being stuck on the Pacific coast with a beautiful view for six months? Write a book.
“Pivot” is a very autobiographical book about Ravi’s pivots throughout his life, but the context has to do with the pivots we all had to make during the pandemic. When we have this type of catastrophic event that shifts our mindset, it allows us to reinvent ourselves and reinvent the way we want to lead our lives.
Pursuing Your Passion
Nowadays, we have so many tools and resources at our fingertips; we can do things that we could never do even 10-15 years ago. It is somewhat of a luxury to be able to pursue your passion and build a career out of it. Many people don’t have that opportunity, or at least they think they don’t.
While it is a luxury, it is also hard work. It is not easy to pursue your passion, but then again, it is not easy to do most other things either. So, you might as well do what you love because you will have to put in the effort and the time anyway.
Being Prepared for Opportunities
Ultimately, persistence prevails. And it’s not just about being persistent but also having the attitude of lifelong learning, willingness to fail, and tolerance for risk. Opportunities present themselves disguised as hard work, which is why most people miss them.
These things factor into your success, but when you’re doing what you love, you generally have a higher tolerance for risk, a willingness to fail, and a stronger desire to learn because you’re pursuing your passion.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.