Rupa Patil is a simple, rooted person who is driven by spreading optimism & creating leaders.
Mother of an amazing 5-year-old boy: Neil (& 6 year old Labrador – Genie). Wife of an amazingly peaceful & loving husband – Bernard. Born in a humble, extremely supportive, open-minded family in Mumbai. After 15 years of IT-industry experience, Rupa founded her own venture: Weekend Nuts. A company for creating experiences worth cherishing, not just events. She is on a mission to change at least 5 lives for good – Personally, Professionally & Financially!
Tell us about yourself, your background and what you do currently
I’m a die-hard optimist, a dreamer & a doer.
Mumbai-born, Aurangabad-graduated-Engineer & worked in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. Enjoyed working 15 years in IT industry, managed multiple teams & projects, learned a lot from a few wonderful bosses/leaders.
In 2013, I launched my own little business: Weekend Nuts – out of my passion of creating memorable experiences via great events. Today, Weekend Nuts’ service portfolio includes “creating experiential events” for Families, Corporates and for Brand Promotions.
What’s next? “Experiential getaways” – i.e. weaving a memorable touch-n-feel-experiences for friends, families and corporates via meticulously designed weekend getaways. Where the focus is more on the actual takeaways & memories, rather than just vacationing!
Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote
Recently, out of curiosity, I started observing, studying & investing in a few online businesses. Now, I’m working on a platform: EarningMums.com for showcasing legit business opportunities to home-makers, working mums, students or anyone seeking true financial freedom, through online businesses. What triggered this project is one of my favourite bucket-list items: Touching at least 5 lives for good –by improving their personal, professional & financial life!
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?
Once we overcome that – the world is our playground & the sky is our limit!
What has been your greatest achievement personally?
Overcoming self-limiting thoughts…this empowered me to transform literally on spheres I wouldn’t have imagined otherwise!
From simple things like ‘choosing’ to be a morning person, to something more complex like unlocking my true potential or discovering the deep-rooted spiritual priorities.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?
Wow! This thoughtful question just gave me wings! If I weren’t doing what I do now, I’d probably be in the Greater Himalayan range. Organizing Treks or trainings or just simply be based out there, in mighty Himalayas!
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Truly difficult to name just one person, but if I have to do that, it has to be my Mother. She has this amazing blend of kindness, optimism, persistence, leadership and hard work. Being a curious non-fiction reader, my everyday inspirations come from world leaders like: Swami Vivekananda, Kiran Bedi, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and many, many real-life heroes! I believe if we have an open mind, we will find inspirational souls all around us!
What does the future hold for you?
Being a source of inspiration & genuine support to those who need it.