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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. …


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…


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…


Honest talk

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A content creator’s job is to post content.

They create content based on what they’re interested in and what their sponsors want them to promote.

They call guests who are available or have a new book or movie release :)

As much as they tell you they’re doing it for you, they are doing it for their business.

It’s your responsibility to know what to consume and in what quantity.

Watching hundreds of videos and reading tons of articles are only surviving their purpose, or is it benefiting you as well?

I have spent the last few years trying to…


Write even when no one is watching

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As a frequent Medium reader, I am sure you must have read many articles about Medium giving away bonuses to top 1000s writers on the platform.

The bonus was based on the most number of reads, claps, and engagement. I was surprised to be one of the thousand writers who received the bonus. I joined the bandwagon and shared my event on LinkedIn.

The number of followers and number of articles written was definitely not the parameters taken into account. Nobody knows the reason behind this generous gesture, and we can only guess. …


They altered my mindset and made me rethink my choices

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Spirituality has always been a part of life. At the beginning of this year, I decided to dive deeper into spirituality.

I picked up books that will make them understand the concept of spirituality and help me evolve as a spiritual being. Reading spiritual leaders and people who have been the epicenter of spiritual advancement was an eye-opening experience.

Sharing five books that made deepen my roots of spiritual awareness and blew my mind.

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda


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A poem about faith

Give him your love
Give him your sorrow

Give him your joy
Give him your cry

Give him your dreams
Give your nightmares

Give him your solace
Give him your family holiday

Give him your distraction
Give him your meditation

Give him your darkest secrets
Give him your biggest regrets

Give him your loneliness
Give him your friendliness

Give him the world you live every day
Give him the love that comes your way

Let him show you the way when you get lost
Let him find you a ride when you can’t walk

Let him heal you at his…


Let’s think outside the box and write something we haven’t written before

I mostly write about personal development and creativity. Sometimes I write essays about self-love and my content creation journey.

The articles that don't fit in the above category are often absurd ideas I am romanticizing or personal experiments. I enjoy writing the latter category more since it challenges me. It allows me to create something that only I can think and write about.

To write articles that I usually don’t write, I follow several unusual ways to develop ideas that unleash my creativity and help me come up with exciting pieces.

Today I am sharing four unusual ways to get…


How people are making money by teaching about a platform they use with 4 easy steps to help you start

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Renowned Youtuber Matt D’vella is about to launch his YouTube course. With around 3 million subscribers, Matt is known for directing Minimalism, a Netflix documentary, and he makes videos about productivity, minimalism, and lifestyle design.

While trying to understand why everyone was launching their courses to learn how to use a platform, I realized it was not new. Teaching people how to use a social media platform you’re proficient in has been a great income stream for many content creators.

Matt joined the bandwagon of Ali Abdaal, who started teaching people how to create successful YouTube channels with his Part-Time…

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