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Personal Branding

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Source: Stickycomics.com I have a fun exercise for you.  Sit down with a notepad or laptop and write down about the ideal version of yourself. If you are in your twenties ( or younger than that) you may have these aspirations about appearance. ( A well-kept secret – those concerns follow you into your 30s and 40s as well; you may just camouflage it better). For some of you, it may be...

A letter we should all write

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A letter we should all write “The problem with comprehension is, it often comes too late.” Rasmenia Massoud. That is the problem with hindsight. By the time wisdom dawns, the time to act has gone. Or has it? We always think it’s too late and treat that as the end of the matter. Day 31 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. (And with that we come to...

The Comedy Around Death

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The Comedy Around Death Death is a very sensitive topic — especially if you have suffered the loss of someone dear to you. I have lost a few people who were at the centre of my universe. And I have the greatest respect for this aspect of the lifecycle. One day I hope to learn and document the various customs around this part of life. But for today I would like to take a step back and look at some...

Startup Mistakes and other questions

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Startup Mistakes and other questions When I started on the “One Day, One Blog” challenge, I asked a few people in my network if there are any particular questions they would like me to answer. Most of the questions were related to “Startup” life and a few about my personal challenges in a professional setting. On day 29 of “One Day, One Blog” challenge for the month of January 2019, let me try...

Marriage proposal and Recruitment process — Too close for comfort

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Marriage proposal and Recruitment process — Too close for comfort When I had to let go off an employee, I realized how much similarities there were between breaking-up( a relationship) and parting ways with a colleague. I think I even said something along the lines of “It’s not you, it’s me/us” at one point. Day 28 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January...

From the diary of a closet introvert

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From the diary of a closet introvert I am an introvert who have mastered the art of faking being a social butterfly. The problem with faking is that you cannot do it for long. You get worn out sooner and you want to throw a nice little tantrum and sulk. Day 27 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. PC: Unsplash Two incidents happened recently which...

Tim Ferriss and the “Tools of Titans”

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Tim Ferriss and the “Tools of Titans” The phrase “self-help” gives you the impression of something that is a bit wimpy. I am a self-help junkie and proud to say that aloud. Some of those books are truly wonderful and are an important part of my morning routine. Day 26 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Fan Art I cannot remember now what made me...

We women need to “Lean In” more

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We women need to “Lean In” more I have been a fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In” since it released. When I need to give a talk to college students I find myself flipping through it’s pages to just put me in the right frame of mind.Her ideas and suggestions still continue to be valid. Day 25 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019. Source: McKinsey...

Let’s not talk about FGM — it’s embarrassing

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Let’s not talk about FGM — it’s embarrassing What is FGM? It is “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting” and includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. [ Day 24 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] I was in my late teens. I...

Visit Aldona— And Meet the Amaral Family

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Visit Aldona— And Meet the Amaral Family No one can visit Goa just once. The beaches and shacks keep calling you back. But if you thought Goa was just about the sea, think again. Allow me to share with you my visit to Aldona — a village in the northern part of Goa. [Day 23 of “One Day, One Blog” — a challenge I set for myself for the month of January 2019.] The Cancio’s House — 500+ years...

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I have enjoyed reading and writing ever since I could read and write. I have been told that my words inspire and help people. That gives me the courage to write more.
If my words help you in any way to better your life, I will consider that a blessing.