Some days…

Some days… I don’t feel like waking up in the morning and doing the “work.”I feel like an imposter trying to do things to keep up with other imposters.I question if what I do has any purpose or value at all!I don’t think I have any ideas worth sharing.I hate myself for not meeting my…… Continue reading Some days…

That’s all folks!

Among the many life decisions I have made, the one I took this weekend has to be the hardest one ever. After nine years of constant struggle, frustration, and restlessness, I quit entrepreneurship for good. It’s been one heck of a ride. And as I write this, I must say — I don’t feel anything…… Continue reading That’s all folks!

Help yourself to not read self-help

I’m at a stage in life where I’m not too fond of self-help or anything that looks, feels, and sounds like self-help. Here’s why — most self-help books and products are designed to change you for the better, and they fail. At least 99.99% of the stuff out there are rehashed versions of the stuff…… Continue reading Help yourself to not read self-help

Don’t let “what-aboutism” get in the way of progress

 “What-aboutism” is a disorder where the patient often searches for excuses for why a particular methodology or idea won’t work instead of giving it an honest try or finding ways to make it work. They are often found saying variations of “yeah, but…” or “let me play the devil’s advocate here.”   If that sounds eerily…… Continue reading Don’t let “what-aboutism” get in the way of progress

The haters will always be louder

Go to amazon.com and check out a bunch of articles that you’ve been planning to buy. Or perhaps, the stuff that you have already purchased in the past month or so. Now, check out the reviews. If you’re like me, you will go for products with the highest average rating and the most number of…… Continue reading The haters will always be louder

Stop trying to be liked by everybody

The other day in the LinkedIn universe, Organisational Psychologist, Adam Grant, posted the following: The goal of social media shouldn’t be to collect likes from strangers. It should be sharing your insights and learning from the wisdom of others.This was accompanied by an image of a building wall that reads: Stop trying to be liked…… Continue reading Stop trying to be liked by everybody

Do you have the courage to be changed and be disliked?

I’m reading this fascinating book by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga titled “The Courage to be Disliked” that highlights some fundamental principles of Adlerian Psychology. And while I’m still reading this book, I have found the following three aspects quite important: We’re not stuck being who we are; we can choose to change and develop…… Continue reading Do you have the courage to be changed and be disliked?

Ready or prepared?

One of the most important distinctions that adults need to understand is the difference between being ready and being prepared. Most waste their entire life “getting ready” for the right moment, the right opportunity, and the right whatnot, only to realize that they’ve spent a big part of their lifetimes just “getting ready” for something.…… Continue reading Ready or prepared?

How do you get up?

Diego Hypólito is a gymnast who represented Brazil in three Olympics: 2008, 2012 and 2016. He was Brazil’s biggest hope at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 for the Floor Exercise, having won the 2005 and 2007 World Cups. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it in 2008. He didn’t give up though, kept working on himself to…… Continue reading How do you get up?

How does Ryan Holiday read?

I love this tweet from October 2020 that Ryan reposted recently. How I Read: Every dayOne book at a timeOnly physicalWith a penGoing down rabbit holes (find the next book in the current one)Transfer the knowledge to notes afterwards I know a lot is going on there. And for most people, Ryan’s approach will be…… Continue reading How does Ryan Holiday read?