December 2017

2017 Review

Even though I stick to monthly goals, I quickly want to review how I did in the year overall. Like everyone else, I started my year with new year resolutions but failed in it terribly. Finally I opened my eyes in April and decided to tackle it month by month. That was one of the […]

How to talk so people will listen

It is basic human need to want to be heard. But many a times you don’t know how to talk so people pay attention. You end up getting frustrated and blame the way you are or your position.   But making people listen to you has got nothing to do with how interesting you are. […]

How was your year?

Just 2 days left for this year to end. Everyone is busy with writing goals for new year dismissing the year gone as a lost year. But this year was special in its own way. How was your year?  Was it a roller coaster ride? Or a journey on a highway?   Whatever it would […]

Never Split the Difference – Book Review

Author: Chris Voss Print Copy | Kindle Never Split the difference is one of the best books I ever read. If anyone asks me for a life changing book, I will definitely suggest this.   What makes the book life changing?   Most of the conversations we have in daily life involve negotiations. From agreeing […]

How to make a tough decision quickly

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! From the time you wake up to the time you sleep you make multiple decisions. A few decisions are easy and a few are tough. A few make you feel that you have taken the best decision of your life and a few will make you regret for ages to come. Did […]

Letter to your future self

Letter to your future self

I came across a letter to your future self while reading Hyperbole and a half.   Dear 25 year old [note: not “Dear 25-year-old me” or “Dear 25-year-old self,” just “Dear 25 year old”],   Do you still like dogs? What is your favarite dog? Do you have a job tranning dogs? Is Murphy still […]

How to find your true self

Since my childhood, I have been intrigued by the question  “Who are you?”   I didn’t know what I am.   If I said  “I am X who works for Y and stays in Z”, does is it answer the question?   Am I the profession I do? Or just my name?   Or should […]

The actual cause of Loneliness

Loneliness is a very loosely used term.   If you say you are lonely, the advise you receive is Mingle more Be social Become attractive Keep yourself occupied Change places Go on a vacation Try a new hobby   The above list will help those who are temporarily lonely. But if you have been experiencing […]

What do you like about yourself?

  Yesterday, as a part of Secret Santa celebrations, my colleague was asked to boast about himself. All he said was what he liked about himself. We live in a society where talking what we like about ourselves comes under boasting.   I agree that it is not a good practise to talk about yourself […]

Tiny Beautiful things – Book Review

Author : Cheryl Strayed Print Copy | Kindle   After my best friend moved to another city, I acted as if everything was normal. “It has nothing to do with my daily life” I thought. But I came to terms with my reality after reading this book. It is okay to miss people whose company […]