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What are you resisting?

This summer, my parents joined us for the summer vacation. During the day, they’re busy either with their chores or we take them to a nearby temple. In the evening, things tend to get a bit slow. My dad isn’t in a shape that he can walk alone. We live in a society where evenings …

emotional intelligence

Being Emotionally Intelligent…1/6

 These days, one of the most frequently heard words is “Emotional Intelligence“. Unfortunately, it is mostly misused and misinterpreted. As a result, people tend to go in the wrong direction causing more damage than help. Through this post, I aim to help you understand Emotional Intelligence better. Please note that this is not a research …

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Stressed Out?

At times, the stress we undergo is caused by the people around us. What we often miss is that the stress is not caused by the people. The stress is caused by our incompetence to deal with them. I’ll share with you a few tips that’ll help you reduce the stress. You like someone and that …

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What are your limiting beliefs? 2 of 2

I talked about the impact of limiting beliefs in my previous post. Let’s look at it a little closer this week. Before you proceed reading further, I recommend you take a note pad and pen. This exercise takes 5 to 10 minutes. You will need uninterrupted thought process – so please sit alone comfortably and …

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What are your Limiting Beliefs? 1 of 2

My classmate Dr. Mumtaj shared this story with me and I have modified it to suit my learning from it. Once a man goes to a village and challenges the villagers to climb the tallest wall. All the villagers say that it’s impossible. A few of them come forward to try while the others behind …

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Who are you competing with?

At the start of my career, I joined a multi national organisation. On the day 1, during the induction, one of the speakers walked into the room and asked us “Do you know who your competitors are?” After hearing our responses, she said “Take a moment. Look around yourself…everybody here and every other person who isn’t …

Do you have a trouble tree?

***Story Source – Anonymous*** Once a carpenter had a very bad day – arrived late due to car break down and faulty tools in tool kit. In the evening, his client drops him home. The carpenter invites the client home for a coffee. Before entering, the carpenter walks across to a tree next to the entrance, …

What are you giving?

In India, it’s a very common sight to see beggars on traffic signals. A few days back, when I stopped at a signal, I saw an old beggar few metres ahead of my car. The driver of one of the vehicles gave that beggar a small bunch of bananas. He gratefully accepted them and walked …