Whether you like it or not.

There will always be the grind. Whether you love it or not. That’s the process that you’ll need to undergo. The price you pay to get where you choose to. Whether you like it or not you’ll need to deliver. At a professional level, it’s visible – deadlines, targets, agendas, goals, etc. though at a personal level it’s a completely different story. We prefer lazy Sundays, couch surfing, binge

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A better question.

“What’s in it for me” is a lousy question to ask. It has limited answers – money, favours, money-equivalent products or services. Let’s ask a broader question: How can I contribute, create and capture value in this situation? Contribute by applying your metal, emotional, intellectual faculties, technologies and street-smartness. Create by utilising your resources – time, energy, money and sanity. Capture the value created: it could be a cheque,

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Drop drop drop

Bend, mend or end the system, the status quo, the conventional norm. Change in a culture begins with one individual that chooses to do something differently. With time a few people catch up and not everyone will do. If you fail, realise that this current system also didn’t exist not long ago. It may have been relevant then. Don’t wait for all the critics, old hats, stubborn bureaucrats to

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Sustaining on the hard route.

There are always multiple ways to reach where you intend to reach. There are the easy ones, the ones we label as short-cuts. Get rich quick in 3 steps, loose 5kgs in a week, find your soul mate by just by swiping right. They never work. Even if they do for a few they are not sustainable, healthy and worthwhile. You can win a lottery, lose that pot belly,

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3 levels of consequences

The first is usually obvious. The rest needs some thought. The idea of thinking about consequences in layers is fascinating. As a youth, we are reckless and carefree. This being the best time to make the most of our opportunities because most of us are virtually well off financially, emotionally and mentally. Let’s say you decide to buy an ice cream. ( Oversimplified ) The first consequence is a

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Doing differently.

It makes business sense to do things differently. Not everything that way people won’t be able to relate with you but a few that count. Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, A usual shoe brand but what they are doing differently is their business model of one for one. Where every shoe you buy, they gift one shoe to a kid in Argentina. It’s a small difference that people

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The circle of subjects

It’s all connected. You may be studying a subject in isolation, but in application multiple subjects come together. In basketball there are multitude of subjects being applied: Player statistics, Nutrition science, fitness regimes, marketing of the matches, selling of tickets, advertisements, crowd management, Emceeing, projectile motion of the ball, accurate electrolytes in every players’ water, mindset of each player, strategising, influencing team members, delivering your 110%. While studying whichever

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Delivering a speech

The 3 simple steps to make a speech happen. Get it down: Ink it, type it or scribble it on a tissue paper. Get all the ideas, thoughts, stories that you want to share out of your head and somewhere you can look at. Get it right: Create an order, a sort of sequence, colour it with words, phrases, quotes, anecdotes or even humour. Now, look for grammatical errors,

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Why you must take a chill pill.

Sometimes, It’s ok to be laid back, to be chilling, to unwind and just be. No deadlines to worry about, no politics to ponder through, no immediate action. All time slots are closed for the world but open for you. This phase of “doing nothing” is also a creative zone. Ideas, stories flow naturally to you. You begin to notice the little things without much effort. Newton noticed the

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