November 30, 2020

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How Anca Verma Never Lost Herself When Starting a Successful Business

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Anca Verma built a trustworthy business despite the obstacles.

Women empowering women is more than a hashtag. It is a mission I am on to bring about change and lead every person to believe they have what it takes to follow their passions. We can help one another in so many ways.

One of them is to support each other’s dreams and give support without expectation or attachment. The more you connect authentically to those around you and grow in your relationships, the more women will heal and change the world.

So when I meet other women doing the same thing, it fills me with a sense of joy that needs to be shared.  One of these beautiful women is Anca Verma.

Anca Verma – Chairperson, Olialia World

Supermodel Anca Verma is the Romanian-born wife of Indian business tycoon Abhishek Verma. As a successful business-woman Anca Verma makes investments extensively across the globe. She is richest Romanian in the world.

In 2011 Anca introduced OLIALIA brand in India and in 2016 commercial launch took place. Anca is the Chairperson of OLIALIA WORLD which is a leading multinational FMCG company manufacturing Cigarettes, Spirits, Cola, Dairy Products & Prepaid debit cards with 85 other business verticals worldwide.

As I connect with more and more beautifully strong and talented women all around the world, I see many entrepreneurs who struggle with holding on to who they are in the process of building a business. 

Please know who you are in the most powerful thing you can offer the world. Anca shared with me about being a strong woman, navigating success and building something from the ground up in the capital of India.

Anca spoke about five powerful takeaways to building an authentic business that I am so honoured to share with you.

Focus on your business, not your competitors

 “Continue pushing the limits and making yourself original. It’s going to drive you crazy, especially when you’ve dedicated your time and effort into something, but get used to it — it means you’re doing something right. Once you run into that, realize you are now setting the bar.” 

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Anca Verma and Abhishek Verma – At the launch of Olialia Vazir Pan Masala

Support others in their missions

“I come from a place where I didn’t really know that pursuing my dreams was even possible. If I can help the next generation understand that it is actually very possible, I want to do that. 

Share the tools and knowledge that you’ve gained. We are in a weird social era where people feel like sharing knowledge and helping the next person will in some way hinder their growth. I say, share that information; there is enough success for everyone out there.”

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Anca Verma (Chairperson – Olialia World) with husband Abhishek Verma (Olialia World Chief Evangelist), Rasa Tomkiene (Co-Founder – Olialia World) and Justinas Tomkus (Co-Founder – Olialia World)

Use your fears to help you improve

“It’s going to get hard, but whatever you do, don’t give up. And don’t be afraid to ask for help or constructive criticism. The objective is to gain as much knowledge as you can to grow.

I didn’t go to school for business, so I’m self-taught—everything I’ve learned along the way, I’ve learned on my own and with the help of my team. It was a struggle, but doing so has made me more confident as a business owner. 

There’ve been times when I wanted to give up, and literally, shortly after pushing forward is when I levelled up.”

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Anca Verma at the launch of Olialia Cigarettes launch in New Delhi

Be determined to stay the course

“Every single day I do something for Olialia, whether it be learning something new, being involved with my team, taking a photo for Instagram, creating new ideas, etc.

Every day, I make sure to do something for my brand growth. You must be fearless, be consistent and know that if you didn’t try you’ve already failed.”

Anca Verma at an award function.

Never forget who you are — or who you’re doing it for

“I’ve succeeded by being myself, really. I’m a genuine person, and I think people gravitate toward that. I haven’t had to pay my way to the top — all of Olialia’s clientele and support are 100 per cent organic.

Be yourself, unapologetically. It’s what makes you unique. For example, becoming a mother has helped shaped me. It’s given me a totally different spark that I’ve never had, a new reason to hustle even harder. I have to leave a legacy for my babies, it’s so important to me. 

No matter where you are in your life or what level you are in business, know that who you are is the most important thing.”

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Anca Verma with her mother-in-law Mrs. Veena Verma and husband Abhishek Verma

Choose to shine in your authenticity and walk boldly with women all around you toward your dreams. Together we can accomplish anything!

ANCA VERMA