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Inspiration of the day: Finding Strength in the Face of Weakness

Inspiration of the day: Finding Strength in the Face of Weakness

I recently watched a video of Ananda Shankar Jayant, a classical Indian dancer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. During the video she looks composed, speaks eloquently and seems at peace, hardly looking like a woman who had been suffering from breast cancer for over a year. It is only the short, quick breaths…

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4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

4 Lessons on Courage I Learnt From a Boy With No Arms

Imagine yourself as a baby, born in the middle of a war. You’ve been exposed to the sounds of people dying all around you; the crumbling of buildings, the explosions of guns and the cries of the wounded. You too, are a victim of this war. Your limbs have been twisted into deformed stubs of…

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Making That Switch From Designer to Writer

Making That Switch From Designer to Writer

This post is one I’d like to share with all the budding designers who intend to make a switch to copywriting but aren’t too sure if they should make that jump just yet. It’s a story of my journey towards becoming a writer. The year was 2006 (not too long ago so what I’m about…

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Is Fear of Success Holding You Back?

Is Fear of Success Holding You Back?

The single biggest fear that people have is not the fear of failure but the fear of success.  – Karthik Siva on BFM 89.9 Well, this is the message that I seem to be getting from the universe at the moment. The thought first came across my mind during an incident at work. After a meeting…

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Never Be Overwhelmed Again

Never Be Overwhelmed Again

You know, there are some days when I just want to be an ostrich and stick my head in the sand because there’s just so much to do and I don’t know how I’m going to do it. So I’ll tell anyone who would listen that I’m overwhelmed. What do you think of when you…

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Overcoming The Fear

Overcoming The Fear

Remember your first swimming lesson? You entered the pool only to realise it’s deeper than you thought. You couldn’t stand in balance, and you slipped. You wanted to stand up straight, but the more you struggled the more you drowned. Few gulps of water. Couldn’t breath. Alas, you were safe, but your first belief towards…

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