This year when my husband and I travelled to New Zealand, on our way from Christchurch to Grey mouth in the south Island, we took this scenic Alpine train journey that took us through some stunning landscapes with live commentary on the struggles of the miners who worked there. How they had to fight for their right to 8-hour work life. And all that they desired was a simple triple 8 rule — 8-hours sleep, 8-hours work, and 8-hours leisure.
We have all grown up listening to these proverbs.
It’s high time we revisit some of them to reflect the changed realities of time.
I took a stab at a few of them.
Honesty is an excruciatingly painful, long-drawn and brutal policy
And yet, we need captions
Yet, they choose alms over pity
And worth nothing if you are a vegan — so consider your choices wisely
If that’s true, we should take action on climate change right now. This planet won’t last forever.
Yet, most people prefer to stab you with their words than pick an ugly fight.
Don't Be Too Afraid To Fall
You’d not be able to articulate your problems, you may not comprehend the other person or follow a discussion, you may have to eat your words because you didn’t think it through. But it’s alright. You will be better the next time and the time after that.
If you are too scared to make mistakes, you won’t be able to explore new opportunities — present to someone, learn a new course, or use an alternative approach. Seize every opportunity.
Unlike my seniors at work who can maneuver their way out of a tough conversation…
Consistency will not get you a million followers. Improvement in your writing quality will.
I come across at least one article every day where a writer recommends showing up consistently. Agreed. Consistency will help you hone your writing skill-set and create credibility.
But then they reason saying you need to write every day because your readers are looking out for your writing. I respectfully disagree. Readers are looking for good content — they don’t care about you as a writer. As long as they see content in their feed that makes them click, they keep coming back. …
Coaching is the best way to develop oneself
When you coach someone, you learn a lot about your own capabilities —
If there’s only one thing you can wear, choose to wear a smile
There is nothing more beautiful than a genuine smile. It can make wrinkles disappear, soften the blow, and make hearts melt.
Smile is a powerful tool. It opens the door to kindness in your heart. It helps people to be more carefree. It rekindles flames where once there was darkness. It heals the deepest of wounds. It reveals your sensual, beautiful self to the world.
This valentine’s day spread more smiles and worry less.
On that note, I will leave you with the lyrics of this beautiful…
There is so much free stuff lying around that you never need to pay to get started.
I am inundated with the amount of information I come across on medium on how to excel on Medium — people have created so many toolkits — how-to guides, checklists, e-books, newsletters, substack content, learning courses, email templates, podcasts and others. The best part is it is all free and you don’t have to pay a dime.
If you want to grow your email subscriber base, all you need to do is follow these 3 steps and you can get started
The one self-destructing thing that prevents you from exploiting your full potential
An idea should trigger a barrage of questions in your mind.
The questions should pick your curiosity and lead you to finding answers.
Those answers would define who you are as a person — a leader or just a follower.
A leader is the person who is a self-starter. A little inkling is enough to spark a million ideas in a leader’s mind. A leader need not be told exactly what is to be done and how. They find their way. Good leaders sometimes find better ways. People…
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A habit-tracker is the ultimate way to achieve consistency.
During lockdown, I gained almost eight kilos despite a moderate exercise routine. I was clearly eating way more calories than I was burning.
I had to lose this excess weight — I installed the Myfitness app to track my food intake.
I was diligent in tracking every single day.
The result — it’s been a little over two months and I have already lost close to four kilos.
Here’s the psychology behind tracking
When you track, you are consciously noting the habit. You get to see the cumulative impact over time.