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Keep Scarcity Thinking At Bay

scarcity thinking

Our mindset has a big impact on the kind of life we lead. An abundance mindset really shapes the joy and fulfillment that we experience when engaging with the world. In times of difficulty or crisis, it is so easy Read more…


Weekend Story-Alexander’s Three Wishes

Having conquered many kingdoms, Alexander the Great was finally returning home. But unfortunately, in the course of his journey back, he fell ill, and very quickly, his health deteriorated. When death stared him in the face, Alexander realized how meaningless Read more…


Weekend Story- The Unhappy Man

Unhappy Man

Once there was a person who was very unhappy in life. He was dissatisfied with the way his life was going. Life felt like a drag to him – wrong job, unhappy family, etc. One day, a friend of his Read more…


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…


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…


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…


Weekend Story- The Two Monks

Two Monks

In ancient Japan, there were two monks- a master and his disciple- who once traveled between two towns during the rainy season. The roads were muddy and potholed because of the rain and, in many places, difficult to cross. Coming Read more…


Embrace The 90 Second Rule

90 second rule

Decisions and actions we take in the heat of the moment rarely lead to good outcomes. Harsh words uttered in anger, investing decisions made in haste because of greed or panic, and life decisions made in the grip of FOMO(fear Read more…


Make Everyday A Masterpiece

Everyday A Masterpiece

There is a very interesting website http://www.lettersofnote.com , where the author Shaun Usher shares a collection of some of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. This website celebrates the power of the written correspondence, a fast vanishing art Read more…