One of my favorite quotes about time comes from Andy Warhol. It goes like, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
In all honesty, on the surface, it seems like a statement that doesn’t say much about time. But if you read again, it says it all. My takeaway from this statement is that we have the power to change our lives based on how we spend our time. Time in itself doesn’t change, it’s what we do with it that makes all the difference.
Just like this one, here are 5 lessons…
Over the past week or so, I’ve received a dozen DMs from people who are feeling overwhelmed and anxious with the current state of things. I won’t lie, I’ve been feeling many of the same things too.
So I thought, why don’t I attempt to address that with this article.
With each passing day, the world we live in makes less and less sense. It’s rife with inconsistencies and contradictions. On the one hand, there is chaos and madness. But at the same time, we also see beautiful stories of connection, love, and kindness.
It can be quite disorienting and…
I vividly recall this one Sunday in the December of 2019, when I was sitting on my bathroom floor and just crying.
I remember thinking, “Will I ever stop feeling like this?”
It had been a few months into quitting my job and starting a new business. Despite things picking up on the business front, I felt extremely overwhelmed and constantly on the verge of a breakdown. Slowly I started withdrawing from people, from stepping outside the house and eventually putting any effort into what I had so passionately started.
It wasn’t until things came to a complete halt a…
I was never really a morning person for the first quarter of my life. I always struggled to wake up on time, let alone wake up early.
While working a 9-to5, a morning routine never took priority because all I wanted to do was wake up and get to my job. Then the day would take care of itself.
About two years ago, however, when I quit the corporate grind and decided to start working for myself, things changed. Mornings became an integral part of my day. And they impacted more than just my mood. …
In 2019, I quit a well-paying job as a content strategist to “start a business”.
And I did.
But that business shut shop within the next three months.
Why and how did I go from charting out a plan and investing money to shutting shop within the next few weeks?
Let me tell you.
I was working with a leading travel platform in India at the time. Before I put in my papers, I spent a few weeks planning the entire concept. It wasn’t a profound idea, nothing that was going to “change the world”.
I wanted to sell jewelry…
When I was in high school, I couldn’t wait to start adulting — to have my own place, go partying with my friends on the weekends and trot around town in fashionable clothes. You guessed it, like Carrie in Sex and The City or like Monica or Rachel in Friends.
Not the best idea of adulting to have as a teen, is it?
I was quickly made aware of this a few years later as I got a job and got my own place. The reality was blaring and not quite as “fabulous” as I had expected.
If you’re an…
As I inch closer towards turning 30, I’ve realized that the one thing I value the most in life is peace of mind. And I believe that all of us are striving to maintain our peace of mind at all times.
If you think about it, every time there’s a disturbance in our happy state, we work towards eliminating that disturbance so that you can go back to it.
Ultimately, every step that we take is to ensure that we maintain this state of peace somehow. What I’ve figured out — and I’m not a genius for doing so —…
Last year, after six years of working as a writer and content strategist with different organizations, I finally decided to quit. Why? Because I had a plan. Or so I thought.
My last job was with a travel-based startup in New Delhi and at this point, I had been with them for two years. I remember putting in the papers on a Friday in September. I had butterflies because I was a step closer to my dream of starting my own business — a dream I had since the beginning of my career.
I had everything ready to go for…
A friend of mine set up his restaurant in Delhi, India, at the beginning of February 2020. Everything was going well but then bam! COVID! Suddenly there was panic and frenzy and navigating the F&B space became extremely difficult. I should know because we had to deal with something similar with our own F&B brand — The Nutty Kitchen, a vegan-beverage startup.
After his place re-opened, he found it difficult to get back customers. The conventional marketing methods could only do so much and he wasn’t well versed with the digital world.
Stories like his dot the current work landscape…
Growing up, one person I was completely fascinated with was Leonardo Da Vinci. I was 13 when I found out that being one of the world’s most famous artists was just one of his many attributes. He was also a mathematician, a scientist, a philosopher, and he made discoveries on everything from anatomy to engineering!
That came as quite a surprise! How could he be following all these different interests? How was he so successful as an artist when that wasn’t the only thing he was doing? Weren’t we always told to stick to one path and one path only?