Tara Barot Chum Hom Kok Photoshoot

Hiya, I'm Tara

I’m a curious soul. These days I spend in my tiny home (tara cocoon to see more) where currently I’m working fro, for both my full time day job, and the coaching. With plants all around, daylight flooding the space and a balcony with a view, it all feels like paradise.

My life work in seasons, season of projects, activities and hobbies. These include reading, swimming, acting, improv, reading, sailing, spending time with friends.

I’m full of energy and in a good mood most days. Along with the curiosity I’m a eternal student. I know little of all the knowledge that is out there. therefore I have loads to learn still.

I used to push people to do things, that worked for me. Then I realise that with all the good intention I had I couldn’t make people do things.

Instead I started focusing on myself. Living my life for me, and shifting things in me. And I let others see the changes in me. When I’m asked I can share the tools I’ve used on myself.

It’s started with listening to podcast and reading books. I would look to takeaway 1 thing from a book or an episode and use it. See how it’d work in my life and choose to keep it or leave it.

Then, my home. I noticed that the way my home was laid out made be behave a certain way. I flipped it around, asking myself what do I want to be doing in my home. And then I moved the furniture around to set up the habit in place. Slowly I noticed I was doing this activities on a regular basis. I put all this knowledge and steps in an online course – The Home Design Coach.

Tara Barot - sailor, interior designer and multipassionate entrepreneur - life coach, actor, improvisation

Life FIiped on itself

Since 2020 I’ve changed a lot of things in my life. Starting with ending an 11 year relationship. I was 100% financially dependent when I left and I didn’t have a plan. It felt like the right thing to do.

Upon my return to HK I had to move out and figure out what I wanted to do for work. I tried a few things. Worked on yachts, worked on digital marketing, interviewed for a film producer job, didn’t get it. Work more full time on mega yachts. Produced short videos during Art Basel Hong Kong. And then I found myself a full time office job, after 10 years of working on commission / freelance / entrepreneur.

The company a crypto exchange company, the job reception/admin/office management. My background is interior design in which I built the skill of project managing, also events planning and hostess. 

The lesson – try and see if you like it, if no, try again, if yes, keep going.

AND – you can’t predict where you’ll end up. I could have never foreseen working in a crypto company. I had ZERO tech and finance background. and yet here I am 🙂

I’m grateful for where the journey took me, and curious to where I’m going to go.

Tara Barot sailing crew on Kallima Swan 82 yacht charter during Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2020 - Photo by Rosalie Chevalley photographer

I ask myself : “what life do I want to live?”

Once I know my answer, what I choose to take on, are things that are leading me to live the life I choose. 

“If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no”

“If you don’t prioritise yourself, no one else will”

I lead life by my actions, and currently I’m sharing my journey through my email updates. Sign up HERE to receive them on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don’t want updates anymore, unsub anytime

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This is all for you, inspired by my journey. There’s no shortcut in life to get to what you want. There’s a faster way, and that’s learning from other’s experiences.