Trained as an engineer, Aarthi discovered her entrepreneurial spirit upon moving to the U.S. from India. After stints at Microsoft and Netflix, the YC-alum is making photography rental easy at Lumoid with her no frills attitude.
Persistence. As Kung Fu Panda eloquently puts it - there is no secret ingredient.
Don't be afraid to ask for help - there are plenty of online resources, and people willing to help. Work on scratching an itch with code, and you'll find your way.
Honestly, about 2 years ago - I started paying attention to what was 'in' and what would work for my body. I dislike going to the mall, and so I asked my fashionista friends to pick outfits for me. Now, I'd like to think that I have a pretty good sense of style, that's also super comfortable.
I grew up in India, where my parents saved every penny possible. One of the side effects of that, is that you learn to do things that are environment-friendly like using public transportation, reusing plastic bags, etc. I do little things, like use eco-friendly soaps and detergents, recycling electronics the right way and buying locally sourced products.