Interview With Ghada Makhoul (@ghada_makhouls)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
As the daughter of a journalist and writer, I grew up with a strong foundation in writing. My father was a novelist, theater critic, and screenwriter for film pictures. My mother, on the other hand, contributed to some of the city’s most respected publications. I became an avid reader and writer as a result of being surrounded by my parents’ devoted work and enjoyed reading stories from a young age. I decided to pursue a career in journalism as a result of that sensation of discovery and illumination. I’ve always like gathering information and news, and it’s become a vocation that I’ve always chosen..
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
My favorite anecdote from my career as a journalist was an interview with Pope John Paul II in Lebanon during his holy visit to my nation in 1997, when I first began conducting professional interviews with celebrities from all over the world. His supreme humility and gentle demeanor toward all individuals have left an impression on me. In a brief but really valuable chat and interview, I realized one of my lifelong ambitions.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I encourage my coworkers to be curious, observant, and open to learning new things, to share inspiring tales, to investigate topics, and to be the voice of those who are unable to speak for themselves. Be enthusiastic about your journalism profession and see it as an opportunity to help shape and improve the world.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My father has been my lone hero, supporter, and motivator throughout my life. My father used to watch me play volley ball with my buddies when I was a kid. Two other families were also keeping an eye on me, but this time with a critical eye. My father was well aware of this and advised me to play freely and confidently. He showed me that the secret to life success is having faith in all of my skills.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I’ve always believed in speaking out, in being the voice of people who are unable to speak for themselves or communicate their demands. Not only to benefit humans, but also to benefit nature and animals. I grew up loving animals and have always backed volunteers and charities by writing articles and helping to make the world a better place.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
” My favorite life lesson quote is “Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.” – Roy T. Bennett.I’ve failed at many things in my life, and anytime I wasn’t hired after a job interview, I’d be depressed for weeks. But as time has passed, I’ve come to know that being pessimistic and not putting out a good effort will never make you a better person. Despite my failures, I continued to attempt, and I continue to do so.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I am available on Twitter and Instagram platforms.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Thank you for your wonderful interview; I am honored to share a small part of my journey with you.