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With their favorite books

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I have been watching tons of interviews of successful CEOs, especially the self-made ones. One thing that was common in their early lives was their reading habit and the curiosity to learn new things.

I wanted to dig deeper and find out billionaires who started their learning and embrace the billionaire mindset way before launching their multi-billion dollar companies.

In this article, I share five billionaires who give credit to books and life-long learning for their success and wealth, along with their recommendations.

Elon Musk

The real-life Tony Stark, a college dropped and richest man in the world today, Elon Musk is…

A guide to taking control of your happiness by using the psychology of positive triggers

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I used to think that working hard and making more money is the only way towards happiness. For most of my life, I procrastinated on satisfaction by waiting for extraordinary events and worldly success.

There was always something I was eyeing on, and that thing had me controlled. Studying engineering wasn’t my first choice, but I had to go for it like every other Indian kid in the earlier 2010s. Most of my days during college were spent waiting to get out of college. Nothing seemed to make me happy. Even when I got the golden chance to skip engineering…

What’s worth more — time or money?

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I have been fascinated by the concept of time.

If we dig a tad deeper, we’ll know that almost everything in life is about time. We work hard to achieve our dreams to get to a time where we feel accomplished; we wait for holidays to spend time with our loved ones. In fact, our life is the time we are here or

Life = Time we are alive

Before I had this realization, I spent my time like I was going to live for a thousand years. I was saying yes to everything and everyone; I was always available…

I learned the most important life lessons not from books or school but my relationships

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According to the Lok Foundation-Oxford University survey, 93% urban Indian population said they had an arranged marriage as of January 2018.

When people get ready to marry a person selected by their parents and society, dating and being in a relationship never hit their radar. Therefore, dating is still considered taboo in my country. The conservative beliefs and orthodoxy don’t allow people to interact with the opposite sex.

Luckily, because of my liberal and advanced mother, I was never restricted from talking to guys and hang out with them. It led me to start dating when I was 16. It’s…

We all need it every now and then.

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The internet has given us a chance to be creative and share our craft with the world. It has made people more creative and pushed them to explore different creative professions like never before.

Lately, I have been meeting a lot of people who have a side hustle aka a blog, a podcast, or a YouTube channel. The one thing that most of them complain about is staying motivated. As someone who’s been creating content consistently for a couple of years, I understand those days when we feel dejected and uninspired.

It happens to me all the time. Although I…

Lessons I learned on rejection, motivation, and self-doubt

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Being a writer is the trickiest job out there. Most of us started writing because we thought it was our passion; still, we are dreaded by writing.

I love writing, but I go through days when I feel stuck. One day, I find words flowing through me, and I am churning out article after article. The very next day, I struggle to put down even 100 words.

I have never doubted myself as much as I do when I hit publish.

To find a way out of this tunnel, I have found four ways that show me light when I…

How to get over success and failure and START working again

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A creative person has to face multiple rejections in their career, but they also have a fair share of success at their doorstep.

The first time I received a rejection mail was when I applied for a niche publisher with my manuscript. I remember weeping in front of my mother that day. I thought I would never be able to publish a book.

It felt like my first heartbreak.

I thought I’d never been able to get over it and will eventually stop writing. Luckily, I grew matured and grew some Rejection Muscle.

The situation wasn’t only with rejections; it…

Make the world accept you for who you are

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Personal Monopoly, termed by David Perell, is the epicenter of a personal brand. It’s the unique intersection of your skills, talent, and experiences that allows us to carve your path in the overflooded world of the internet.

In his book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Scott Adams, founder of Dilbert comics, talks about two valuable ways to become invaluable to the world. The first one is to the Lebron James of your craft, i.e., to be the best at what you do. …

“Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness.” — Eckhart Tolle.

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I have been thinking a lot about consciousness lately.

Humans are the only living species to be known to have consciousness, and we’re the only species who can choose to live a spiritual life.

The ability to be present and being conscious of who we are is the essence of life. Do you think a dog knows he’s a dog, a pet, or that he belongs to the Canis lupus familiaris in the animal ecosystem?

I bet he doesn’t, but we do.

As per Scientific American, “consciousness is awareness of one’s body and one’s environment; self-awareness is recognition of that…

Is this productive procrastination? Perhaps.

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There are times when I don’t want to write, even when I know I should. It makes me guilty every night when I think about how little I have written all day.

It may not happen with everyone, but some of you would agree, right?

After spending days and weeks dreading the time I wasted not writing, I came up with ideas about where I should spend my time when I am not writing.

Sharing my 7 tips to stay productive while procrastinating writing.

1. Idea Journaling

Ideas may not be valued in the start-up ecosystems, but ideas are worth a lot in…

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