At a certain point in your life, you must have thought to yourself:
“Can I do what I love and make a fortune out of it?”
Guess what! I wondered the same. I even went a step further and took a shot at it. How did it go? Well, it turned out to be a life-changer for me (not the way I expected).
“Study hard! If you don’t, you will end up poor!” From my early childhood, my parents had hammered this idea into my head. …
What is money to you? What is your relationship with it? Is it something you own, or is it something that owns you?
Chances are, these questions made you feel uncomfortable. Need not worry; it is okay! You are not alone. According to studies, most people tend to feel some form of psychological discomfort while discussing money. Why don’t we start over? Allow me to tell you a short story.
From the beginning of 2019, my business was going through a rough patch. I was having issues with the workforce, leading to several lose of clients. I needed a side…
You are on your desk, scribbling out the contents of your mind. It is not a piece yet, but soon, it will be. For that, you’ll need to make the best use of your words. Besides, it should feature the utmost editorial values. To elaborate, it must have the right pacing, proper flow, and a solid structure.
Most of all, it should speak to the readers, giving them something special to cherish.
You give it your best — you pour your heart and soul into it. It feels so good you have teary eyes! You mail it to the editor…
Two years after I launched my digital marketing startup, I ended up broke, stressed, and helpless.
It was the fall of 2017 when I quit my daytime job in an autonomous Media Marketing house. At first, $170 a month for a fresher SEO analyst seemed fair enough. However, within months of my joining, things changed. Matters (beyond my job role) began to fall upon me.
It started with a client-visit. Then, I found myself outlining campaigns. Shortly after, I was micromanaging the team. And lastly, I was formulating all the content. I had become the centerpiece of the machinery. …
Some literary works stay with you. It might be days, weeks, months, or even years since you last checked into the piece itself. But the feel of it lingers, breathing a sense of life in a lonely quiet evening.
It makes you wonder, what does it take to write something that speaks to people?
And the answer may not be as exciting or pompous as you might expect. It is because all of it starts with a simple idea with endless possibilities.
Need some examples?
Well, the entire ordeal of The Mayor of Casterbridge emerged from the idea of a…
Imagine it’s 1.30 AM. You are lying on the bed wide awake. It has been like this for quite a few nights. It takes you hours of struggle to doze off. And, finally, when you do, it keeps getting interrupted. Then, the following day, you wake up more exhausted than the night before.
Now, you are sick of it. Tonight, you got to get a good night’s sleep. So you pick up a book. After all, according to studies, reading
So you act smart and take out…
Does the very concept of time management scare you? If it does, chances are you have had a history.
Maybe you have been missing your deadlines lately. Or perhaps, it is your loved ones who are complaining about you not being there for them. But you have been trying your best. Your work, loved ones do matter to you. Thus, you hustle — you panic — you cut down your sleeping time. Yet, you don’t seem to have the time for it all.
You think to yourself, “I wish I had more time in a day!”
Wait! Pause! Now rewind…
After eight years of failed attempts, I finally learned how LOA makes money. I have never been the same afterward.
Back in 2013, I was a gullible 17-year-old. So, when a friend I hadn’t seen in years popped up and asked to meet up, I did not see any red flags. Of course, it turned out to be an MLM seminar.
No, I was not buying it. If anything, the flashy and over-energetic nature of the presentations made me all the more defensive. (Maybe because their pitch was going over my head. In hindsight, it might be all intentional. …
About 12 years ago, when we first moved into this city, it was a tricky time for me. Being a 14-year-old teen, I was going through a rough time. Neither was I as cute as the 10-years olds nor was I as poised as a 20-year old. Also, coming straight from a small town, I was judged rather harshly by my elite neighbors.
It could be me projecting, but I sensed a mix of disgust, annoyance, and indifference whenever they would look at me. My attires looked baggy on my gaunt physique. My dark skin was all oily. Worst of…
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
What sets us, the humans, apart from the remaining life forms on the planet?
— “We are the smartest species there is. An average human is far more intelligent than an average animal.”
Wrong! Evolutionary biologists claim some animals show superior cognitive abilities to that of humans.
— “Well, then, how did we manage to come so far? Is it not because of our intelligence?”
Yes, it certainly played…