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Getting into a magical state of flow only takes a simple linguistic switch

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It’s 2021. There are battlefields in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, and elsewhere. Wikipedia lists around 40 ongoing wars and conflicts this year.

But perhaps, the most consequential battle now being fought is in our minds.

Every day, we’re fighting a constant battle with abstract enemies — boredom, laziness, procrastination, and many…


Authenticity is a slippery thing. Here’s why you still need to pay the high price to be yourself.

In one of his interviews in Dubai, Elon Musk was asked what advice he would give to young people who aspire to be like him.

Musk glanced at the floor as if it would reflect his answer back on the polished ivory stage he was standing on. …


Writing Tips

Four honest tips to step up your writing game.

The first few weeks I joined this platform, I wrote several dead articles. What I mean by “dead” is, reading them again now, got me thinking like,

“This isn’t real. It has no feeling, no distinctiveness, no single ounce of writing spark. Good lord! I’m the only person in the…


The Art of Persuasion

Follow this ancient advice and master the art of persuasion — in writing, life, and beyond.

Sculpture of Aristotle at the Old Library of Dublin University. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

It’s amazing how some things in life can remain universal. Aristotle’s ancient wisdom of rhetoric is one of them.

The word “rhetoric” comes from Greek which means “speaker.” …


Marketing | Management

Debunking the Pareto Principle in marketing — and our everyday lives

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“I grew up with the 80/20 rule and kind of accepted it for a long time with little thinking. Who could argue with a famous economist?” — Jan-Benedict Steenkamp, Professor of Marketing

When I was in college, our professors had a habitual modus operandi of giving us more homework and…


No, you don’t need to achieve “four components” to reach Ikigai

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What is your reason for being?

There’s an age-old Japanese concept referring to our never-ending quest for “reason for being” called Ikigai.

As an ideology, Ikigai is often linked to the topic of self-discovery, as it helps you find your life’s values, meaning, or purpose. …


The world is full of empty words, but you don’t need to listen.

“It is incredible how much intelligence is used to this world to prove nonsense.” — Christian Friedrich Hebbel

It’s hard being a science-fiction writer, especially if you’re writing for the mass market.

Not because the mass doesn’t like stories that differ greatly from the real world, but because literary critics…


I don’t know about you, but I bet you’ve ever met someone in your life and been amazed at how much confidence that person projected.

Then, you tried to find a rational reason for their perceived social advantage. …


#2: Self-discovery can never only be an internal process

Have you ever wondered what would you look like today had you followed your dreams?

Maybe you wanted to be a well-known author, a successful entrepreneur, or a physical therapist — where, according to an online survey by PayScale, is one of the happiest and most satisfying jobs in the…


How to embrace the new world of marketing in an era of “weirdness“

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“In a world that’s changing fast, the biggest rewards go to people who are taking initiative, as opposed to waiting for something to happen to them.” — Seth Godin

Most people think marketing is a task. Not a science or an art — but a task.

It’s a task where…

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