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Month: September 2021

There Is Never Any Bad Weather

bad weather

A retired weatherman was asked by his friend,” You have trained to read the weather all your life. Can you tell me what kind of weather it is going to be tomorrow?” “Sure, I know. It will be the kind Read more…


Are You Feeling Guilty For Being Free?

Free

Up until a few years ago, I used to be troubled by a problem. Whenever I found myself free, there was a noise in my mind reminding me that I was wasting time, that I could do something more productive. Read more…


A Model To Get What You Think You Deserve

What you deserve

Many people I know struggle with the notion that they aren’t receiving the value they deserve.  No matter who you are, whether you’re a small-business owner, employee, or job seeker, no one will pay you what you think you’re worth. Read more…


Life Advice From Warren Buffet

The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. I came across this nugget in a¬†Youtube Video¬†featuring Warren Buffet. He is speaking with the MBA students at the University of Florida Read more…


Bayesian Thinking And Beliefs

I am not a Maths geek, but one interesting mathematical construct that has recently fascinated me, is the Bayes theorem. About a year back, my son, who has a popular blog on Machine Learning, wrote an interesting article about Bayes Read more…


Five Traits To Influence Better

Influence

Having the ability to influence others is crucial to achieving our goals and managing our relationships. Over the years, I have learned that there are five essential traits we all need to display to persuade and influence others effectively. You Read more…


The Easiest Way To Happiness

My Happiness

A man went to a Buddhist Monk and said to him, ” Master, I want happiness.” With a twinkle in his eye, the Monk replied, “First, remove “I”-that is your ego; next, remove “want”-that is your never-ending desire. See, now Read more…


When You Take Someone’s Help, Keep Them Informed

Keep Informed

In a recent post, I discussed a simple idea about how to ask for help from others – Be specific about the type of help you want. I want to share another important tip when it comes to taking help Read more…


Start Small To Achieve Big

start small

How can you solve big or complex problems if you don’t know how to solve the small or easy ones? How will you write the 500 words Blog if you don’t sit down to write 50 words? How will you Read more…


When Seeking Help, Do Your Homework First And Be Specific

Seeking Help

We all have times when we need someone to help us out of a jam. But, unfortunately, when it comes to taking help, many people have a hard time. In case you need the help of a close friend, you Read more…