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Episode 109- Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Embracing Your Ambition

February 4, 2021 • Book Club
Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multifaceted talent and global star with more than 55 films to her credit. She’s an actor, producer, investor and philanthropist. Now she’s adding author to her credentials with her new memoir, Unfinished.  Priyanka made her American TV debut on the hit drama Quantico on ABC, making history as the first Indian-born actor to star as the lead of a TV drama series. She’s been featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s coveted “Time 100” issue and recognized as one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women. On this episode, we talk about embracing your ambition, taking ownership of your career, and the power in choosing to reinvent yourself.

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Show Notes

  • The power of embracing change and reinventing yourself (2:03)
  • The story behind how Priyanka became Miss India (3:18)
  • How she navigated her own career at a young age (6:01)
  • Be a student of life (7:38)
  • Give yourself options and permission to fail (8:53)
  • Where her confidence comes from (10:11)
  • Why she decided to pursue a career in the United States (12:52)
  • How taking risks has shaped Priyanka’s career (15:18)
  • How she decides what roles to take and how she prepares for a role (17:35)
  • The creative partnership she shares with her husband, Nick Jonas (20:33)
  • Her relationship with her work (22:20)
  • Navigating adversity in her career (23:55)
  • Creating her own seat at the table as a woman of color (25:25)
  • Don’t shy away from your ambitions (28:54)
  • The influence her parents had on her life (32:00)
  • The next step in her career as a producer and an investor (34:05)
  • The key to her success in having a global career (37:30)
  • What she wants her legacy to be (39:55)
  • How her upbringing shaped her humanitarian views (40:53)

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