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Month: July 2021

The Hamburger Theory And The Happiness Archetype

Happiness Archetype

Tal ben-Shahar is a professor at the Harvard University Teaching a top-rated course on Happiness. He has postulated the Hamburger Theory to metaphorically represent four different archetypes of people who approach life differently. The model looks like this. Type 1- Read more…


How To Get Better At Things

Get Better

Most of us go through life trying to do our best at whatever we do.  But in many domains which are important for us, we find ourselves getting stuck. We keep doing our stuff, working hard, but we don’t seem Read more…


We All Have Three Levels Of Fear

Fear

A couple of days back, I wrote about how defining the fear is an essential first step to overcoming fear. I had a reader reach out to me wanting to check how we can define our fears, particularly when the Read more…


Your Emotions Are Telling You Something

We feel strong emotions only when something matters to us. Conversely, we tend not to feel any strong emotion to stuff that doesn’t mean much to us. On any given day, we go through a range of emotions- anger, envy, Read more…


Define Your Fear

Define Your Fear

All of us sometimes suffer from some fear or the other that holds us back from living up to our full potential. There is a voice in our head that keeps telling us, “It’s not safe. Hold back”. Here is Read more…


Forgive Like Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

In 1963, Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years. He was initially kept at the Robben Island Prison for close to 17 years. During his incarceration there, the amount of humiliation and pain that he had to endure at the Read more…


The Tantalus Punishment

The Tantalus Punishment

Tantalus was a Greek mythological figure, most famous for his punishment. The story goes that Tantalus was banished to the deepest underworld Tartarus by his father, Zeus, as a punishment for having committed filicide(a parent killing a child). In the netherworld, Tantalus was Read more…


The Effective Executive

When I entered the workplace for the first time, I was fortunate to have one of my early supervisors insist that I read a book by Peter Drucker titled, The Effective Executive. I am sure that I must have browsed Read more…


History Is A Great Teacher

History

Whenever we start on something new, a new job, a new role, or a new task, we are always eager to get on with it and show results. We start with trying to understand the current situation, and then we Read more…


Five Quotes To Make You Think

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to capture powerful life lessons into pithy and memorable one-liners. So whenever I come across any quotation that catches my attention, I note it in my journal of quotes.    Here are five messages from Read more…