January 2018

Why is comparing yourself to others bad for you?

Ram and Shyam went to the same coaching center to prepare for GMAT. They discussed together and wrote the exam on the same day. Ram scored 740 while Shyam scored 670. Shyam has highly dissatisfied and went around telling people how Ram was lucky to get 740 even though both prepared together.   What does […]

2018 Week 4 Challenge

Week 3 passed like a wisp. I had two holidays. But my productivity went down as I was sick for a long time. Review of Week 3 1.Book of the week: Feeling Good – The new mood therapy I was expecting a book which talks about how to feel good and be happy. But this […]

How to be nice to people

Case 1   Mentor: You suck at communication. Mentee : Okay!   Case 2   Mentor: From tomorrow I will teach you tricks to communicate better. Mentee: I am more than happy to learn Sir!   Whenever you communicate, there are two ways to communicate it. One is by being harsh (case1) and the other […]

What causes depression?

Depression is the product of your thoughts. Your thoughts trigger emotions. The emotions trigger physical discomfort. The discomfort triggers the unproductive behaviour. If you are depressed, you are stuck in this loop forever. The first step to overcome depression is to understand the faulty thought process which is the root cause of endless misery. Even […]

2 Values which guarantee Success

I have nothing to write today. But I am still writing this. I had been sick for the past few days. The medicine makes me feel drowsy. I am writing in that drowsy state. I can put the blame on my illness and take a break. But I know that is not playing a fair […]

How to overcome addictions

I pass a smoking zone. I wonder why there are so many addicts. The cigarette pack shows a damaged lung.But that doesn’t deter a smoker.   I hate that colleague who comes and speaks to me after smoking. It smells awful. I ask him why he smokes. He says “ You breathe in more polluted […]

Course Review: Viral Marketing and How to craft contagious content

Viral Marketing is one of the most amazing courses I did on Coursera. Even though most of the concepts were already known to me, I really appreciate the way it has been explained through illustrations and references to psychology experiments. Even though I prefer to do just a few minutes of course everyday, this was […]

5 Ways to get the most out of your day

You had a great start for the year with lofty resolutions. 15 days into it, you feel lost. You can’t find your path. You feel like a loser. You want to change for the better. You want more out of your life. But nothing seems to be working. You are drowned till your neck in […]

2018- Week 3 Challenge

Week 2 felt like a very long time. I am scared to look back and evaluate how it has been. But then it is time to face the reality. Review of Week 2   1.Book of the week: On Emotional Intelligence   The book has been great. It shows examples of how emotional intelligence can […]

2018- Week 2 Challenge

I can’t believe that week 1 is already over. Time flies so fast. Writing this review at least makes me acknowledge the time which has passed. It also gives me a chance to plan for the next week proactively.   Review of Week 1   1.Book of the week: Fluent in 3 months   I […]