the journey

My Story/ Award-winning Writer Journey:

SONAL B CHHIBBER.
(AWARD-WINNING WRITER, INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY AUTHOR, GLOBAL WELLNESS INFLUENCER, LIFESTYLE BLOGGER, JOURNALIST, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, REIKI HEALER, WRITING COACH & AUTHORPRENEUR, Dubai).

“Define Success on Your Own Terms, Achieve It by Your Own Rules, and Build a Life You’re Proud to Live”
Hello everyone, I’m Sonal B Chhibber, an Indian expat living in Dubai for past 15 yrs with my family. I’m an Indian-born and Dubai-based Award-winning Author, Content Writer, Poetess, Digital Content Creator, Motivational Speaker, Wellness Influencer, Journalist, Reiki Healer,Writing Coach, Authorpreneur and above all a dedicated Mother of 3 lovely children. I’m a passionate woman, who lives life on my own terms and encourages all women to do the same. I’m the founder of @sonalbchhibber lifestyle blog, which is now considered one of the most loved Lifestyle blogs in Dubai. I’m a sassy Lifestyle Blogger/ Influencer, who is passionate about Fitness, Fashion, Food, Friends, & Films. I have been a Social Media Star for long and have years of experience in being an Editor, Writer, and Global Indian Influencer. I like to motivate people and I guess that pushed me to start my own blog on social media that eventually grew into a community. My blog on instagram was born due to my passion for sharing my thoughts on women empowerment, parenting, ex-pat life, self-care, beauty, wellness, fashion, food, books, mindfulness, spirituality, and travel. I seek to inspire and empower women all over the world as I believe women are the cornerstone of family and society at large.

Previously, I have been a banker, management professional, and educator. At present, I don multiple hats of a writer, author, poetess, content creator, writing coach, motivational speaker, wellness influencer, lifestyle blogger, educator, model, journalist, communication advisor, healer, and a mother. I decided to quit my corporate job once I got married & moved abroad. Then I took a Sabbatical for few years after becoming a mother. While I loved being at home & spending quality time with my family, still a side of me was looking to venture out. That is when I decided to pursue my ‘passion of writing’. After winning a writing contest, my inputs started getting featured in reputed newspapers, magazines, websites, books, radio, TV & blog portals in Dubai and India. This got me much needed appreciation, acknowledgement and respect. So, with encouragement from my family, I decided to start my personal blog and share my thoughts, plus I unleashed my passion of becoming an author and released my books and became a renowned Writer. Idea was to motivate and empower all!

I have been a staunch believer in ‘women empowering women’ principle. I started my blog to support and empower women all over the world by my writings, motivational videos and life experiences as I believe women are the cornerstone of family and society at large. Being a mom of 3 kids and living abroad, it’s not easy to manage blogging and family simultaneously, but I try to create a balance between my professional and personal life by “working smart” and adhering to a schedule. Plus, I get full support from my family who understands my dreams and helps me raise the bar and be a role model for other women. It’s my positive attitude and never give up spirit which makes me victorious against all odds and balance everything effectively! I believe in the saying, “Never give up on your dreams. It’s difficult to wait, but it is more difficult to regret.” In the near future, I look forward to explore myself, try new things, learn more, write inspirational books, motivate people by my videos and do more creative and out of the box work which provides full justice to my talent and potential. Idea is to ‘be inspired and be inspiring’!”

Writing, Teaching and Wellness are the areas I’m passionate about. I have always lived the way I want and stand for right things, no matter what. I believe in being yourself and living life the way you want and get success on your terms. It’s tough, but achievable!

I believe in mantra : “Living life on own terms” which means the ability to live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to you. It also means being able to enjoy quality time with your family, while also having a purpose-filled career that provides financial freedom. It also means having the time, freedom and flexibility to pursue the things that matter most to you, whether that is travel, volunteering, fitness, or any number of other hobbies or interests.

Living life on your own terms is about having purpose and fulfillment in your life, as well as having freedom and flexibility to do what matters most to you. It’s important to do this because how you feel about your life and work affects not only you but also everyone around you. You can make this happen by starting today and taking action!

Well, I’m honored to be the winner of SHE Best Writer/Poetess Award, Most Inspirational Woman Award, Best Social Media Blogger and Model Award, UAE. Also, I got nominated for prestigious World Influencers and Bloggers Awards & Filmfare Changemaker of the year, Travel Blogger & Wellness Icon Awards, UAE. My articles and blogs have been published in various digital publications in the UK, USA, South Africa, India, and the Middle East. As an influencer, I have worked with various leading brands in the Lifestyle & Fitness segment. A staunch believer of the “women empowering women” principle, through my blogs and social media, I strive to support and empower moms all over the world! I’m an acclaimed writer and exemplary motivational speaker too. I’m known for my literary, travel, fashion, and lifestyle content. Along with Books and Wellness, I share my blogs on traveling and make my viewers see different places across the world through my eyes. I’m the new age social media star predominantly on Instagram. I inspire and promote women from all walks of life across the world. My motto is to empower and support women globally. Writing, Blogging & Coaching are my passions. My dream is to leave a noteworthy legacy behind, as I believe one should contribute to society, much more than one takes from it. I want to motivate & encourage women, help those who need to find themselves and pursue their passion in life. That’s my mission of life now!

Now let me discuss some tips on writing process, self-publishing and promoting your book as I think this information will be useful for upcoming writers :
1) Create pdf file on Adobe Acrobat and use Grammarly within your word-doc to check spellings.
2) Sign up for a PDF host storage site such as Ejunkie or similar.
3) Create links to sell/distribute and promote the PDF via Insta, your website, and a platform like Linktree– have a signup form for lead-capture and PDF distribution. Don’t make the mistake of just giving it away without going through this extra step (email for delivery).
4) You can also store on DropBox or Google forms and when people sign up through your links or website etc, you then send them a link to the stored file.

“Write your own story, Speak your own truth, live your own dream.”

Travelling has been a lifelong dream, an unquenchable hunger within me, a passion I discovered very early in my life. The idea of seeing the world, seeing other cultures, meeting new people, expressing myself was something that excited me. The hunger to explore the world & experience freedom was buried deep within me. It has always been the dream, the dream of travelling, that expression, liberation that comes with it.

The opportunity to be a travel blogger and visit many unique places has helped me to fulfil my dreams & encourage my followers to explore the world. My new book, “Sonal’s Travel Notebook…13 Countries in 13 Years” reinforces the thought that ‘We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.’ I’m designing the exact life I’ve ever dreamt for. Travelled to 13 countries so far, & long to travel even more.

For this year, my goals are higher than ever. More travel, more experiences, more achievements & more accolades. Love to inspire and help people travel to different places and create special memories of a lifetime!

Remember ‘The journey not the arrival matters.’

Sonal’s Travel Notebook :https://www.amazon.in/dp/B09VL2XG6B/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_YG9ZQ57THET0C2NF0F7J

Book Description: THE BOOK NAMED SONAL’S TRAVEL NOTEBOOK… INCLUDES EXPERIENCE OF 13 COUNTRIES IN 13 YEARS. Sonal Chhibber is an Indian expat living in Dubai for the past 13 yrs. She is an Author, Writer, Poetess, Editor, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Educator, Management Professional, Lifestyle Blogger, model & Mompreneur. She writes regularly about women empowerment, parenting, ex pat life, self-care, beauty, wellness, fashion, relationship, mindfulness, spirituality, and travel.

Links of my books are:
1. LIVING LIFE ON MY OWN TERMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y5NZ1VH/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_t1_CjwHDbYCFGRKX

2. SECRETS OF LIFE HACKING: WE ALL HAVE STORIES WHICH WE WANT TO TELL https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07ZG3R162/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_api_i_v9rSDbMYF210M
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZG3R162/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_api_i_6Z8RDbB8BFS6H

3. SONAL’S TRAVEL NOTEBOOK
https://www.amazon.in/dp/B09VL2XG6B/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_YG9ZQ57THET0C2NF0F7J
https://dl.flipkart.com/dl/sonal-s-travel-notebook/p/itmc9da6a7f8ffa3?pid=9798886293364&cmpid=product.share.pp&_refId=PP.0b956fe9-0221-422c-b017-6eb191f00f27.9798886293364&_appId=WA

My interview as Award-winning Writer got featured in VIBGYOR magazine : https://www.amazon.in/dp/1639749713/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_4NVWKDFDB6XTXG45KDQ2

My Work Highlights :
*Author of ‘Living life on my own terms’, ‘Secrets of life hacking’ & ‘Sonal’s travel notebook..13 Countries in 13 years.’ Books available on Amazon & Kindle.
*Co-Author of 20 Anthologies like ‘Ambient Heights’, ‘Misplaced Devotion’, ‘Sun Cycle’, ‘Colours’, ‘Train River Poetry’, etc.
*Chief Editor of ‘Politique’ journal.
*Former Editor-in-Chief & Content Writer in Celebrity, Fashion & Lifestyle section of popular Fashion Magazine, Middle East. Responsible for Brand & Events coverage.
*Articles published in reputed newspapers, magazines, publications, websites and blogging portals in Dubai, India & World-wide.
*Acclaimed Writer, Lifestyle Influencer and Book Reviewer on Instagram, Momspresso, and WordPress.
*Owner of ‘Sonalbchhibber’ blog & Website & YouTube Channel, ‘Sonal Shines’.
*Write-ups featured regularly in Khaleej Times, The National UAE, Out and About Style Magazine, Eat my news, Dubai Fashion Magazine, D Fashion Magazine, Ladies who online, Own it network, Ceo Medium magazine, Experts Mouth, Creatorshala, The Child Prodigy, Womens Web, etc.
*Part of TED Talks & Toastmasters. Certified by Harvard.
*Winner of She Writer & Poetess Award’2020 by Ladyzfuzion, Dubai.
*Nominee for Change Maker of the year, Travel Blogger and Wellness Icon by Filmfare, Middle East.
*Nominated as Best Lifestyle Influencer by World Influencers and Bloggers Awards, India.
*Nominated as Best Poet & Influencer by Glass Ceiling Awards, India.
*Nominated as Best Blogger & Most fashionable blogger by World Fashion Festival Awards & Most Fashionable Awards, UAE.
*Awarded as Best Influencer, Best Poetess, Best Writer and Model, Dubai.
*Interviewed as Best Writer by Own It Network, Infiniti Writers, Author In You, Eat My News, etc.
*Global Travel Blogger. Chosen as Ambassador & Representative for Global Travel Project by Byo Official for city of Dubai.
*Ranked among ‘Top 100 Influencers’ & story featured among ‘Top 100 Inspiring Stories’ in The Child Prodigy magazine.
*As a renowned Journalist, Interviewed many Bollywood & International Celebrities.
*Appreared in Talk Show on Channel V with Bollywood Actor Purab Kohli and been part of many Celebrity events in the city.
*Special guest for Power Awards, IWD & IED events in Dubai.
*Special Judge & Jury Member for My Dream Dance Stars, USA, Covid19 Supreme Warrior Women 2021, Little Munchkins Got Talent 2021 International, etc.
*Special Ambassador for The Great Tiranga Pledge, Mental Health Marathon & World PHD Chakra Awards.
*Supporter & Celebrity Guest for Mr, Miss & Mrs. Top Model India 2021, Season 2.
*Worked with several top brands in beauty, fitness, fashion and hospitality sectors as a Model & Influencer.
*Been Motivational Speaker for many events for empowering Moms and Women in workspace and households in Dubai & India.
* Ambassador for Sustainability Program, UAE.
*Excellence Awards Awardee, 2021.
*Winner of Inspirational Woman Award 2021, UAE.
*Emcee & Manager for Emirates Literature festival’2022, Dubai.
*Received Best Social Media Blogger Award for her contribution and event coverage of Khaleej Fashion Week.
*‘International Celebrity Author’ at Aaveg Literary Investment Meet, Lucknow. Face & Ambassador of Aarsh Publications, India.
*Global Woman Icon
*Educator, Writing Coach & Motivational Speaker.
*Change MaKer Of The Year 2021.
*Emcee & Manager for Emirates Literature festival’2022, Dubai.
*Women Empowerment Advocate
*Appeared as Guest Speaker on Dubai Radio Talk Show called Talk100.3 in lieu of World Literacy Day & given guidelines to listeners on how to become a successful Author.
*Special Celebrity Guest & Jury 2022 : Face of Dubai, Miss Central International, International Beauty Queen, Spring fest, Women Entrepreneurship Conference, Grand Queen Ghana, Project Gateway, Aliti Fashion Show USA, Dubai Taste Awards, Miss Teen Global Beauty, Female Founders Initiative,etc.

Being the face of many women who seek to accomplish their goals & dreams by their will power and dedication, I believe I’m here to inspire & empower. I believe it’s never too late to begin and make your dreams into reality. One can achieve anything, provided one sustains the will to make it happen and puts in the work required to make it happen. I believe when you discover something wonderful, one must share it with others, hence, I am sharing my life’s journey, milestones and lessons, so that moms like me get encouraged to fight back & not give up their dreams after marriage & kids. Hope strong women join me in this amazing journey and together we create magic & everlasting memories.

“Never give up on your dreams. It’s difficult to wait, but it is more difficult to regret.”

-SONAL B CHHIBBER.
Contact details:
Name : Sonal B Chhibber,
Email : sonalchhibber@gmail.com,
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sonalbchhibber
YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/c/SonalShines
Website : https://sonalbchhibber.wixsite.com/sonalbchhibber
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonalbchhibber
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SonalBlogs/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/SonalBChhibber/

My Bio :
Sonal B Chhibber is an indian ex-pat living in Dubai for the past 15 yrs. She is an Author, Writer, Poetess, Editor, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Educator, Management Professional, Lifestyle Blogger, Model, Healer, Journalist & Authorpreneur. She writes regularly about women empowerment, parenting, ex-pat life, self-care, beauty, wellness, fashion, relationship, mindfulness, spirituality, and travel. She likes to share her thoughts and experiences to help people. She especially seeks to inspire and empower all women as she believes women are the cornerstone of family and society at large.

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