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Need to know v/s good to know

Regardless of the skill that you’re trying to master, you can’t skip the fundamentals. There’s no getting around to it. I believe the secret to attaining mastery is essentially and obsession to master the fundamentals. It’s the basics that become more nuanced to become “advanced” in the eyes of the practitioner. There’s a popular saying […]

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The Seven Wastes

I’ve been fascinated with all things Japanese since I was a kid. Perhaps it was the martial arts (Judo, Jiu-jitsu, and Kendo) or that soothing sensation I used to feel after studying a chapter (Koan) from a book on Zen Buddhism, I was in love with the culture. And as I grew older, I delved […]

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Fall in love with your dreams, not plans

The number one reason why people give up on their dreams is because their plans aren’t working. Read that line once again. And perhaps, one more time. If you’re thinking right, you would agree that giving up your dreams due to faulty plans sounds utterly stupid. Yet, so many people do just that! Why? Because […]

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The Blind Men and an Elephant

Of all the parables, this one’s my favourite! A group of blind men heard that a strange animal, called an elephant, had been brought to the town, but none of them were aware of its shape and form. Out of curiosity, they said: “We must inspect and know it by touch, of which we are […]

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Combating distractions

One of my most recent experiments is to delay distractions, particularly while driving. I’m tempted to check WhatsApp messages and sometimes even emails during a medium to long commute. And each time I pick up my phone, I tell myself, “you can but after 10 minutes.” Guess what? I’m not even thinking about my phone […]

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Whatever you say, you will be misunderstood

That’s like a general rule of communication most of us, including the experts, don’t acknowledge. And irrespective of how good a communicator you are, making an effort to be understood is critical to avoid the typical “failure to communicate” scenarios. When it comes to aspects of communication, I’ve learned a great bit from teacher and […]

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The best time to write

One of the ideas writers and content creators debate about is the best time to write. In fact, stop reading this and try Googling, “best time to write” and you’ll get over 3 billion hits! And almost every debate falls in the early morning, late at night, or anytime camp. I’ll be honest, no matter […]

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The biggest deterrent to our success

I think you already know I’m not a huge fan of the word “success.” And I don’t like it because it’s been overused and abused. Just Google the word and you’ll know what I’m talking about. That said, everyone wants it. But have you ever wondered what keeps people from achieving it? Lack of focus […]

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Why I write

It helps me feel heard.It helps me clarify my thoughts.It helps me share my beliefs, musings, and assertions.It helps me fuel my fire.It helps me give you a glimpse of my thoughts.It helps me connect with you.It helps me understand you better.It helps me become a better communicator.It helps me build a relationship with you.It […]

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Wisdom of the postage stamp

This quote by Josh Billings made me slam the brakes hard, pull my car over, and write it up in my notes app. “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” Josh Billings While most believe sticking to one thing is old-fashioned, history proves that it is the only thing […]