"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is natures way. "

- Aristotle


Amos Bronson Alcott once said, “Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.” Well, this is true enough. When you are young, you observe and experience a lot of things and then you start developing hobbies and interests accordingly. When you start liking something deeply, it creates an impact on you and you feel like achieving it at any cost. This passion for learning becomes the driving force for achieving your goal. 





Mansi Rathod always had the admiration for food and used to watch cookery and baking shows on Television. She used to travel and explore different kinds of food and would try to make it herself. She says, “The first time I baked something was a cake and that too in a cooker. It’s the simplest cake baking recipe I came across and tried making. But not to my surprise, it was a big disaster. ”





Mansi was so unsure about her doing well in this baking business but she just wanted to give it a try. She kept on making different types of cakes and every time she used to fail badly. And while she was dealing from her own struggles, her parents dropped a new bomb on her. They told her that she had to pursue a bachelor’s degree which she thought would be of no use, but she did it for the sake of her parents. 


Meanwhile, she was attending many baking classes and made many blunders – burnt cakes and tier cakes falling down, she had seen all of it. But her determination was next level, she was ready to fail hundreds of times but was not comfortable leaving the baking profession. This is the kind of passion one needs to make themselves a pro in any business. 





There are times when you want to acheive something and you know that accomplishing this goal will be really hard but you still want to keep trying. This feeling ignites like fuel from inside and your thirst of wanting your goal becomes more. 



Once Mansi completed her graduation, she asked her parents that she wants to go abroad and learn baking. She says, “I went to Le Cordon Bleu school of London to pursue a diploma in baking. Finally, I got to learn my dream course and this time I aced it. I became better at my work and I couldn’t have been happier.”


Mansi says, she loves to make Sticky Toffee Pudding and cookies. And talking about the challenges she faces, she says, “I use high-quality products for my baked items and most of my consumers are students, so it gets a bit difficult for me. But for this reason, I can’t compromise on my quality.”





I want to get my own place for doing my bakery work. Right now, I am working from my home and it’s a very small place. My bedroom cupboard is filled with baking ingredients as my place falls short of storing everything. I hope I will find a better and larger place soon. 


To summarize, I would say dreaming of something is very easy but to bring that dream to reality is a tough task. You need to have a lot of dedication, discipline and perseverance to fulfill your dream. And I think after all those hurdles when finally your dream becomes a reality, there would not be a better feeling in this whole world. So, keep dreaming big and work towards making it a reality. 




Aparna Jaiswal

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