In conversation with Nazmul Huda
Published : Thursday, 22 February, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 614
Nazmul Huda is a Central Bank official, inspirational speaker and writer. He is the author of a highly acclaimed career development book Career Charisma. At present, he is serving at the Bangladesh Bank as an Assistant Director. In a recent conversation with the Young Observer, he talked about his wide range of works, future plans and much more.
What is the definition of a successful career to you?
First of all, career does not mean merely a job; it is much more than having a high-earning, high-achieving or high-living life. To me, it is a complete journey towards a better life. When you feel that you have your dream job, a family, settled down in life and, most importantly, achieved the goals and objectives according to your plan, then you're successful.
What made you take up career consultation seminar in different universities when you already had a demanding professional career?
Career counseling or corporate training is not my profession, but my passion. After completing my graduation in Pharmacy, I joined a renowned pharmaceutical company as a training executive for their field team. I eventually realized that everyone wanted to be successful, but not everyone can figure out how to achieve it.
I ascertained how venerable, unstable and susceptible our fresh graduates were! Then, I decided to do something for the betterment of our youngsters and started participating in career development seminars in different universities throughout the country.
You've written two books, to be specific, Career Charisma and X-Factor on career development and motivation. What was the inspiration behind these two books?
I have been writing career related articles for different newspapers for a long time. The idea for a book came from my family members, friend and colleagues who inspired me to publish a book of such kind. Thus, Career Charisma became my first book.
After getting a huge response from readers, eminent writers, educationalists, corporate trainers and professionals, I decided to write the book X-Factor, a psycho-scientific motivational book, in order to help my readers explore their inner strength and power.
Bankers are seriously busy people. How did you manage time to participate in different career consultation seminars and write motivational, career development books?
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. I believe that, if you think of something deep in your heart, you can make it happen. Definitely, bankers like us are full of different activities in our day to day life. Time management seems very challenging to me, but my passion makes me sacrifice my holidays.
How can one stay motivated on one's goals in today's culture where someone or something is always trying to pull one down?
The thing is-- we do not measure our life from our perspective but through other people's eyes. We bother too much about others' opinion about us; we tend to assess ourselves by parameters and live up to their expectations instead of ours. Then again, once you decide a vision for yourself, you must put your heart and soul into it and visualize your goal. Only then, I believe, you can achieve anything you want, overcoming all the obstacles and boundaries.
You started debating in your school days and secured numerous achievements in this sector. Recently, you have written a book on debating. What made you interested in writing the book Bitorke Hatekhari?
As you know, debate is an extracurricular activity that helps students to grow in terms of approach, attribution and concrete and abstract thinking. Being a prodigious fan of debating, I have been working with the National Debate Federation (NDF) for a long time. We are trying to take debating to the grassroots level of Bangladesh, organizing regional, divisional and national debate festivals and seminars all over the country on a regular basis.
After participating in different seminars, I discerned that there is much potential in our students living in the rural and remote areas. But, they lack the opportunities to learn the art of debate. Such a predicament drove me to write a book on debating, so that we can reach those potential boys and girls and help them to learn, practice and master this art.
If we make a graph of your career, it will stretch across different dimensions. What is your future plan?
I would like to bring out the innate talent of today's youth through inspirational speeches, books and articles. I believe that, in this way, we can help the young generation change their lives, upgrade their intellect and build better careers.