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…
On May 21, 2021, popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced to end her show. Despite winning over guests and audiences for about two decades, it all crumbled down due to her narcissism, leading to a toxic work environment.
Then there is a 56-year-old Keanu Reeves. Even after featuring in the most iconic movies ever, he had steered away from the life of a celebrity.
While on the subway, he offers his seat to a woman. On the street, he sits to take a sip with a homeless man. In the airport, he goes out of his way to help…
Okay, let’s do this. It all started about a year ago. Back then, I was pretty new as a writer. No experience. No followers. No traction. I was eager. I was hungry. I was desperate!
I browsed around the web for some help. I watched countless videos and read as many articles. From professionals to rookies, I had knocked on all doors. Now, from the noisy line of self-help writers, I found some great pieces of advice and some bad ones.
But almost all of them seem to agree on one thing. …
Life is hard. But for the wide-eyed dreamers, it can get downright cruel.
In 2012, when Life of Pi came out, I was barely 17. Nearly the same age as Pi Patel when he got lost at sea. Yet, I was too young, too naive to grasp the layered themes and subtext. Thus, the following quote made no sense to me:
“Without Richard Parker, I would have died by now. My fear of him keeps me alert. Tending to his needs gives my life purpose.”
It came from the 17-year-old Pi. …
I turned my head as a silken voice came from behind — “May I come in?” That is when I saw her for the first time.
Let me tell you. It was just like the movies. Time DID slow down — I HAD goosebumps — and my heart DID skip a bit! (I will give a pass on the music because I had my earphones on)
Speaking of movies —
As I write this story, the vibe is, for lack of a better word, poetic. …
If you are reading this, you might be suffering from one of these two issues:
Now, why is this the case? There can be many reasons. Maybe you are not all clear about your goals yet. Or your routine might be draining you. However, in most cases, it comes down to one thing. What would that be?
Well, it is the glorification of unachievable productivity.
Where does chasing this mirage get us…