Time

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Note to self:

Make it count

We sacrifice our health to make money.
We then sacrifice money to fix our health. We get so anxious about our future that we don’t live and enjoy the present… and so, we neither live in the present nor the future. We live as if we’re never going to die and die having never really lived.

The best time to explore your dreams is right now. Ask yourself the same question anytime in the future and the answer is always right now. Make the most of it…make the”right now” count.


Dedicated to my good friend, guide and mentor, Fr. David Francis and my uncle Joe. Happy Birthday!


Inspiration and ideas realised from a post @thegoodquote


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Relationships

Soccer field in Seattle Washington
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Note to self:

Forge deep connections

Reflect on what your dear ones may expect out of you and the relationship.

I had a thought that my 8 year old would love to play soccer ⚽ and work on his cubing algorithms in the first hour that he’s up. So I dedicated about 30 min every morning with my son playing. He now goes to sleep with the excitement that he gets to play every morning with me.

Old friends, the ones who no longer play an active role in your life; maintenance friends, the ones you only enjoy seeing occasionally; and growth friends, the ones who make you feel great, make you laugh and always have your back.

You should see your growth friends at least once a month, and you should try to find about ten of them; they’re the ones who’ll bring your life happiness and charge.


Dedicated to my growth friends


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: The Charge by Brendon Burchard


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Personal Growth

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Note to self:

It is a lot easier to control and design your environment than having to fight over willpower to accomplish what you set out to do – our ancestors did not need a lot of “will power” to be slim or fight obesity, their environment made the difference.

Improve productivity by keeping eustress in mind – design your environment around it. (From Merriam-Webster: eu·​stress | \ ˈyü-ˌstres , a positive form of stress having a beneficial effect on health, motivation, performance, and emotional well-being)

Pure work and pure play – As we move back and forth between the two, we realise our full potential.

If you’re working from home these days, designing separate environments for each state, makes it far easier for your mind to work hard and play hard.


Dedicated to the working class heroes.


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Willpower doesn’t work by Benjamin Hardy


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Personal Growth

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Note to self:

Here’s something to help prioritise what’s important in life.

Think of these as the various “accounts in your book”

The Three Categories are:

  1. “Being,” which includes your intellect, spirituality, and physicality;
  2. “Relating” – or the relationships and communities you participate in;
  3. “Doing,” which covers work, finances, hobbies, and pursuits.

Name as many “accounts” relevant to you in each category, like “Python programming” could be one account under hobbies and so on…

Think about the health of all your accounts. Which are doing well, and which ones need your attention?


Dedicated to my son Akhvi


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy


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Personal Growth

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Note to self:

Sometimes new roads appear out of nowhere or a tree unexpectedly falls down blocking your way.

Pay attention to the changes around you so you can reassess where you’re going – using your plan for life as a GPS. A GPS reroutes your journey without judgment or criticism.

And the vision of your legacy will help you design your plan.


Dedicated to my brother in law Ajay Gurbani on his birthday


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy


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Personal Growth

Seattle center space needle scooter kids play area, Washington
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Note to self:

Developing a habit of doing away with self-pity and putting gratitude in it’s place makes you stronger

If you let other’s opinions influence your actions, you are authorising them, the power over your life

Don’t hold on to bitter thoughts about someone else. You are granting them more power over you and limiting your own ability. Being forgiving empowers you.


Dedicated to my nephew Rishab Gurbani and my dear friend Arun Sogathur – A very happy birthday!


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was flipping through the pages of the book: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do by Amy Morin


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Courage and Resolve

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You can’t selectively shut down emotion. You can overcome it’s power over you by claiming your “fear routine” or “habit”

Often, “Your Inner Critic confirms your worries that you aren’t good enough”

“Listen to your Inner Critic without granting it free rein over your life choices”

Ask your inner voice again saying: “Redo please, I’m listening, but only if you can say things respectfully.”

What does your inner critic say about your ability to make your dreams a reality?
Do you think it wants you to fail? Or is it just so overwhelmed and afraid? Does it think you lack the skill or talent to achieve your goals?

Pondering over the means to achieve your goals may calm your inner critic.


Dedicated to my brother Carol Olympus on his birthday


Inspiration and ideas realised while I was reading the book: The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda


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Courage and Resolve

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With courage and resolve, there’s no telling the great distance you can cover, what you may accomplish or how much you can achieve. And we’re still waiting over it?

Identify the role fear plays in your mundane routine and “autopilot mode”. Often it’s so buried deep within that you don’t even realise it’s fear underneath.


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Courage and Resolve

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Hard work and intense enthusiasm will get you farther than a “natural aptitude”.

Take courage to jump into unfamiliar subjects, with a firm belief in yourself, guided by your passion.

It will definitely be outside your safe zone for a while.

But when the time comes, you will be able to perform at the peak of your physical or mental capabilities.


Also by the author in the “enjoyable learning” series:

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