Going live is exhilarating. With platforms designed to appeal to the attention of your audience, they do put you on the edge. You have only one shot at it and the feedback is instantaneous. Your adrenaline does kick in! For most, it’s too much to handle. While some thrive on it, many steer away from it. Going live is a double-edged sword. It only gets complicated when multiple individuals
Negotiation is about creativity, your ability to recognize what could be of high-value to you and low-cost to them and some convincing skills. More than anything else, It’s about creating a win-win deal. A bargainer has only 1 factor: Price. A negotiator has multiple: Price, extended warranty, insurance, additional training, fee waiver, free installation and on. The more creative you are the merrier. Our culture encourages us to save
Most aggressively study theory as they are usually adept with memory, recalling abilities and are logical. (Like, they know where they can score!) Many students skip the theory sections and head straight to practicals. (Because of their learning style may be more hands-on, auditory or feeling driven.) The society in-general places practicality on a pedestal and tuck aside all-things -theory (Thanks to the intellectual bullying they’ve experienced) This has
It’s hard to get someone to open up in a studio environment. The bone-chilling AC, the overwhelming headphones, the blankness of a mic. It’s difficult to forget them all and speak as if nothing existed. Their hums, breaths and ah’s are easy to capture though. It’s easy to get somebody comfortable in their homes, at their office or even at their usual cafeteria. But it’s hard to get their
We all make plans from to-do lists, priorities, agendas, time tables to Pomodoro timers! You need the discipline to see the plan through despite going off track, deviating to a tangent or experiencing the happenings of life. A few tactics may be of value to you as you plan your day: 1: Discipline the distractions: Allow for a slot to engage in miscellaneous activities, scroll social media, check personal
I don’t have any reassurance to give. However, if you have been adding value to people that care. If you have been making a difference in their lives through your work. If you are being missed when you don’t show up. Then, your work matters. If not, now is a good time to step back and reconsider why you are doing what you are doing. Start small, stay focused
Many decisions we make are not black and white, they lie in between. Amongst the various shades of grey. Your principles, value systems and varied experiences are a compass to asses and incline towards the better choice. What you choose will choose your future. I hope you’ll take the hard, good and high road moving forward.
The pulse of the interaction, the tension beneath it, the rapport behind it is felt in the pause. The pause makes you lean forward, slide to the edge of the seat and pay rapt attention as the suspense builds. It nudges you to future-spect, to take a side, to get emotional. Pauses are not buffers, breathing breaks or boring! They are bundles of unknown. Placed abruptly it can break
Being on time, all the time. Time after time. It’s a habit worth building. It urges you to say no to things that matter little so you can say yes to what really matters. It means planning buffers or empty slots in your calendar to take a breath, accommodate a delay or a quick set of 25 pushups. It makes you reliable, easy to trust and worth the premium.