Embrace the dream; don’t kill it
After a life-threatening illness in her early 30s, Romila Mushtaq recovered and took up yoga,meditation and traveling. A neurologist “running on a hamster wheel in stilettos,” she found more than physical healing in her new pursuits. Mushtaq started to dream about starting her own business.
After devising a game plan and saving for 18 months, she told her father, also a physician, that she was leaving her lucrative position at a hospital to strike out on her own. His reaction: “You are on a one-way path to self-destruction.”