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Deja comes

Deja comes

It was like every other weekend coffee conversation. But it was not. Swami and Jigneshbhai were having their usual question answer session. The questions weren't ending and the answers weren't starting. I don't want to get into the details of the discussion because...

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Level Up

Level Up

"One arm after the other, one pedal after another, and one foot in front of the other. For seven hours plus". That's what Sam said when Jigneshbhai and I asked him how he managed to finish the Ironman triathlon. The arms for swimming 2 km, the pedals for cycling 90 km...

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Courage before Clarity

Courage before Clarity

We demand clarity before taking any step. But before clarity, we need courage. Why courage? Because clarity just gives comfort to decisions we have already taken based on courage. If we haven't taken the decision, we seek more clarity. It's a mask. "But with all the...

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Deja comes

Swami Protests

Swami decided to join a protest last weekend. He told me and Jigneshbhai that we are going to have coffee at a protest. But a doubt cropped up. "Is coffee allowed at a protest? Who's going to get it for us?" Jigneshbhai and I had no idea. We had never been to any...

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Structured Flexibility

Structured Flexibility

Too much structure seems rigid. Too much flexibility gets nothing done. For any endeavor where you want to change from a state of A to a state of B, there needs to be an adequate mix of structure and flexibility. This applies to anything like improving health,...

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Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

Most people go online when they want to learn about something; Google being the starting and often the endpoint. Followed by YouTube, Udemy and the like if they want a deeper dive. These sources make it easy to get information, knowledge and form an opinion. It is...

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What if to What is

What if to What is

It can be a long journey. From What if to What is. It can also be a journey that never begins. Most of the time we are in What if land. Both positive and negative. What if I get my next promotion?What if we buy a bigger house?What if all my dreams come true?This is...

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The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

What is it that makes perfectly sane and intelligent people do things that they know are not to be done? Or not do things that they know ought to be done? Genetics? Indiscipline? Lack of Willpower? Motivation? Habits? Integrity? Values? Short-termism? Incentives? Most...

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Forecasts that are useful

Forecasts that are useful

"Neglect the forecasts" said Jigneshbhai when Swami asked him how his investments will do this year. The start of the year is filled with predictions for Sensex and Nifty levels. Will the Sensex hit 45000 in 12 months? What is the list of top 10 stocks for the next...

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What if to What is

Think, Act, Switch

There are two types of people. Those with a bias for thinking and those with a bias for action. The ones with a bias for thinking map out everything before taking the first step. The ones with a bias for action step out first and then start thinking about the map....

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