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Month: July 2022

Satya Nadella’s First Lesson On Empathy

First Lesson On Empathy

This is a personal story narrated by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He was interviewing for a role at Microsoft, and one of the interviewers asked him, “imagine you were walking on a street and you saw a child fallen Read more…


Downsize, Donate, Delete

Downsize

Sharing a great idea via James Clear’s Blog,- “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is eliminate the task. Downsize. The rooms you don’t have, don’t need to be cleaned. Donate. The items you don’t own, don’t need to Read more…


Take The Lead

take the lead

In relationships, we always want others to take the initiative. Let me illustrate this with a simple example. You see an old friend/colleague/acquaintance in the distance. You have clearly noticed the person, but you don’t know for sure if the Read more…


What Caused Your Bad Day?

Bad Day

Imagine you have an important meeting early in the day and are rushing to the office. As you leave the house to get into your car, you notice another car parked right in front of your garage. You honk in Read more…


Lessons Repeat Until You Learn

In Life, I’d like to believe that there are no mistakes, only lessons. When I was a toddler, I made the mistake of putting my finger in the candle fire. I learned a valuable lesson- that putting fingers in fire Read more…


Be Selfish!! About Your Happiness

Be Selfish

Make your happiness and well-being your biggest priority-Because we all leak our emotions to the people and the environment around us. If you are happy and peaceful, you will radiate the same emotions to everyone around you. By the same Read more…


Weekend Story-Rich Or Poor?

Weekend Story

A wealthy woman went to a shopping mall on the eve of her son’s wedding. “Can you please show me some inexpensive dresses- It’s my son’s wedding, and I want to present a dress to my maid,” she asks the Read more…


No One Has The Same View

Everyone has two Eyes, but no one has the same view. Therefore, you may perceive something as an opportunity while someone else feels otherwise, or you may want to do something one way while someone else would like to do Read more…


Ambition and Expectation

Ambition and expectation

I follow¬†James Clear’s Blog, where he shares some great perspectives every week. Here is a quotable quote that he put out this morning that presents a brilliant contrast between ambition and expectation. It will make you pause and think !!¬† Read more…


My Ten Favorite Maya Angelou Quotes

I love collecting quotes by Maya Angelou, the renowned American poet and civil rights hero. I find them very inspiring. Here is a sample of ten of her beautiful quotes that I have in my collection.  Without courage we cannot Read more…