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Weekend Story-The Valuable Pen

valuable pen

There was once a friend of JRD Tata who constantly complained about losing his pens. So, he always opted to buy cheap pens to avoid fretting over his careless tendency. JRD Tata had a suggestion for his friend. He told Read more…

Ten Tips For A Better Life

Good life

I am subscribed to a few valuable blogposts and newsletters for picking up on ideas for better living. I recently came across this brilliant blogpost https://conorbarnes.com/blog/tipsforabetterlife where the author Conor Barnes presents some intuitively original thoughts on living a good Read more…

Friday Wisdom-Secret To Great Relationships


Sharing via James Clear’s Blog. Your relationships will rarely be healthier than your self-esteem. If the time you spend alone is already enjoyable to some degree—that is, if you have a healthy internal monologue and generally feel good about yourself—then Read more…

The Orange Metaphor

Orange metaphor

Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of the prominent leadership gurus, often used the metaphor of the orange to convey a profound message about human behavior and personal responsibility. Here’s how he would relate the story: “Imagine you’re holding an orange in Read more…

I Can Be Better


This evening, on my LinkedIn feed, I came across two powerful quotes on leadership that shook me up a little. I was shaken because I mentally checked where I stood from the point of view of these two quotes. I Read more…

Weekend Story-The Value Of Time

value of time

A miser had accumulated, by effort, trade, and lending, three hundred thousand dinars. He had lands and buildings and all kinds of wealth. He then decided that he would spend a year in enjoyment, living comfortably, and then decide what Read more…

Back Yourself

Back yourself

My wife has a remarkable talent for motivating my kids to pursue opportunities they might otherwise hesitate to take on. Over the years, I’ve observed her masterful balance between unwavering support and aggressive cajoling, instilling in my kids the confidence Read more…

BE The Person

be the person

To succeed, you must focus on the person you want to BE, not the things you want to have. Exercising is not a verb, but a way of life. The same thing goes for healthy eating. To succeed in anything Read more…

Comfortable Inaction Is Expensive

comfortable inaction

John F. Kennedy popularised the idea of comfortable Inaction through one of his quotes-“There are risks and costs to a program of actions. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable Inaction.” Comfortable Inaction is our Read more…

Five Ways To Be Present

be present

Notes from my daily journal-29/08/2023 Yesterday, I returned home from work late evening and sat on the couch, scrolling through my phone notifications and half-heartedly listening to my wife talk about her day. All the while, I was thinking about Read more…