RAY: Leadership is never quiting

Leadership is never quitting. Failure is nothing but a feedback to your efforts, quitting for life time is true failure. Hope is the ever best medicine for mankind. Society must learn form the story of actress Lisa.

At 34, Eva Longoria Parker is an actress, philanthropist, producer, model, restaurateur, spokesperson, and CEO. Her Hollywood success was merely a starting point - she was just getting warmed up. Longoria Parker is involved in a green building initiative, she is co-owner of Beso restaurant in LA, founder of both Unbelievable Entertainment and Eva's Heroes, spokesperson for PADRES - a charity for children with cancer....and her list of achievements go on. Eva is an example of motivation in motion.

Hollywood fortune and fame would have been enough for many but not for this "ambitionista." You see Eva refused to let beginner success become her failure, like so many. "Building on success is a conscious approach. Whenever I do something I want it to be a tent pole for many other businesses." revealed Eva.

Geared for greatness Eva didn't milk stardom even though that may have been an easy street. With eyes constantly fixed on higher heights, Eva refused to let early achievement define her future or ultimately hold her back.

The actress and model, frequently named as one of the most beautiful people in the world by Indian and Canadian media, says she is feeling "reborn" after a stem cell transplant in January to treat multiple myeloma that is Cancer. Lisa fight with the cancer, her story will be very impotent to the cancer patient who lost there hope.

Lisa Ray ,to day she is cure and says she reborn. She said "This has hijacked my life for long enough and now I am going to take matters into my own hands," ...."It's really been a kind of rebirth," she said of her radical stem cell transplant treatment. "It's like being reborn from the inside out. It's a big cleaning from the middle of your marrow and spreading out."Multiple myeloma is a cancer of white blood cells that attacks and destroys bone and which more commonly afflicts people in their mid-60s. There is currently no known cure and treatment is focused on containment. Lisa Ray has won over her Cancer and relieved her body of the deadly disease. The actress is back into the glamour world in her second innings which she terms as her "Rebirth". She underwent a stem transplant therapy and emerged out of the treatment with full success. It is evident that Lisa Ray is now a changed person from within after her experiences. This is inspiration story for cancer patient.

Ten months after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Canadian actress Lisa Ray says she is cancer free, has enjoyed being bald, and is ready to embrace her second home, India, with new vigor.

Canadian and Bollywood actress Lisa Ray poses in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California on Wednesday. Ten months after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ray says she is cancer free. Gus Ruelas/Reuters

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of white blood cells that attacks and destroys bone and which more commonly afflicts people in their mid-60s. There is currently no known cure and treatment is focused on containment.But Ray, born in Canada to an Indian father and Polish mother, chose to fight back, and chronicle her battle in a painfully honest yet humorous blog that has won her even more admirers.

The glossy-haired star of Bollywood movies "Water" and "Kasoor," showed off her new short-hair look this week in Los Angeles.

Her most recent movie, "Cooking with Stella," opened the Indian Film Festival in the US city as a benefit for the Los Angeles-based Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

"My hair is coming back and it is looking awesome right now. I am just loving it. It is the sleekest and most well-put together I have ever looked," she laughed. Ray recalled that she had cut off her long dark locks for her role in 2007 Oscar-nominated movie "Water." But having her hair fall out while undergoing cancer treatment was a different matter.

"What was traumatic about losing my hair this time was I didn't have a choice. But I have enjoyed being bald," she added, relishing the absence of shampoos, conditioners and hair dryers in her life.

Re-connecting with India

Ray got her first modeling job after being spotted in India at the age of 16 while on a family vacation. And India was the first place she headed for after her stem cell transplant.

"It was the best thing I could have done," she said. "I am planning to divide my time between Bombay and Canada now. I felt really re-embraced and re-connected with a world and people in that world that I had missed, and it feels right to start really re-engaging and spending a lot more time there."

"There has been some tension in my life, living and belonging on two continents. But now I have come to peace with it. I haven't come to some big transcendental conclusion about this, but on a personal level it feels like I really need to absorb both places."

Ray said she wanted to resume her acting and modeling career. But what excites her most is the offer of a publishing contract in India. Details are still under wraps.

"Writing is a renewed passion that I have re-discovered. It is a beautiful way of processing what I have been going through," she said of her blog.

"You can take the pain and understand it through the filter of art.. It's been so valuable and I am definitely going to pursue it. I have a feeling that writing will become increasingly important in my life."

Ray also plans to continue efforts to raise awareness for multiple myeloma. Some 20% of proceeds from ticket sales to the "Cooking with Stella" screening at the Indian film festival in Los Angeles will go towards the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research which works on designing new drug therapies for the condition.

"Obviously, it is in my benefit. But we also we have to understand that cancer, not just multiple myeloma, is reaching epidemic proportions and we need to take action," she said.

Author:. Dr. Shailesh Thaker is the world renowned management thinker and motivational speaker on organisational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Inc., a highly reputed training firm, which always helps organisations to achieve international benchmark. Dr. Thaker as a management guru is always in demand as a keynote speaker, business coach,... Go Deeper | Website

Want More?

New Graphic
Subscriber Counter