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Slipping back into the old ways…

… of getting things done. I’ve had my share of experiments with having no goals. It’s good and I don’t think an obsessed problem solver (Restorative is my top strength) like me can function without a to-do list. Of course, the purpose of the experiment was to be productive without getting overwhelmed with the list. […]

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The 5-Step process to get what you want out of life

I’ve been rereading Ray Dalio’s Principles to extract some of the hidden gems I might have left out when I read it a couple of years back. And here’s one that I can’t believe I didn’t highlight or already share with you previously — the 5-step process to achieve whatever you want in life! It’s […]

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Finish what you started

While I might not be the greatest example for someone who always finishes what he starts, I certainly am someone who has worked on this exact skill for the past few years. I can’t ever think of myself as an expert in this area but my success rate has significantly improved over the past few […]

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Principles and values

Everyone’s got values. Even thieves, robbers, and murders! The key is to understand what shapes those values and how does one intend to apply it in their lives. For me, the answer have always been in the principles that I follow. But aren’t they the same? No, they aren’t! Principles are self-evident and — as […]

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If you seek tranquility, do less

We’ve all struggled to separate the wheat from the chaff, the essential from the non-essential, and the important from the urgent. And it takes a lot of time and skill to get to this place where you know exactly what you will focus on. So much so that it takes an average person half their […]

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Skin in the game

In my estimate, 90 percent of the employees attending a training program are sponsored by their employers. (It’s probably more, but I would rather be conservative than quote something that’s not true.) And almost 50% of these attendees are on programs that may not benefit them directly — neither professional nor personally. Yet, they’re okay […]

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You don’t lose the seeds you sow

While I haven’t quite understood the psychology behind “sunk costs,” I do know that people hold on to things that offer no value far longer than needed. In fact, if you’re assessing the money, time, and effort you’ve invested in your pursuit right at this moment, it’s already too late. Why? Because you still haven’t […]

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I get knocked out but I get up again…

Participating in ADCC India Nationals 2020 wasn’t just memorable but also quite a leap by all standards. It was one of my first sporting competitions in years and besides all that preparation certainly helped me expand my skills as a jiu-jitsu practitioners to the next level. I think I learned more about the art in […]

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The one thing that will save your career

No, switching jobs won’t help. Nor would getting a degree or a certification from a prestigious entity (at least not to the extent you think it helps) will. In an age where our culture’s obsessed with the shiny-object-syndrome, the latest trends, the next big wave of whatever (and god knows what), I believe the basics […]

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Why seek answers when you can ask questions?

As humans, we can’t help but seek clarity on things that matter to us or pique our curiosity. We’re constantly looking for answers to help us get from where we are to where we want to be. Could that be the cycle of life? I’m really not sure. But that’s what we often default to […]