6 Powerful Levels of Change that Actually Last

“I just need to lock myself into a room for 8 hours and get all of this work done!” I told myself repeatedly on a typical bad day in 2011. I had just graduated from high school and some how persisted and succeeded in getting into a college of my choice. That day was one of the many days in which I mostly focused on behaviours (techniques, tactics, and routines) to get to my end goal – school work, job,

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How to Love Yourself

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance” Oscar Wilde As I grew older, a funny thing started happening with my friends and I. With “growing up” came the realization of responsibilities – graduation, career path, and earning money. Therefore, each one of us went to do those things. However, a good chunk of us forgot to take care of the fundamentals ….. what has been painful to witness over these years is the damage that is has caused;

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Experiments

Experiments are an indispensable and often overlooked part of “The Forever Learning Journey“. The articles and projects that are shared on the blog are a result of application of these experiments that bring about the learnings. Many of these experiments emerge from real-life experiences that I encounter. It has been very revealing – ranging from fun to frustrating – but always rewarding to try a new experiment (aka habit) for a few weeks and observe the results in my personal and professional life.

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What a Lonely Birthday Taught Me

Lonely Birthday

February 9th was my birthday and I spent it alone by myself. I am a bit of an introvert and my birthday happens during exam time so I have gotten used to spending it by myself while my friends crammed for exams. But something interesting happened the first time I had to spend it alone. Unlike the previous birthday in which I was consumed by the “celebration” of it – text messages, facebook, phone calls, and hanging out with friends;

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Hidden Cancer in Mediocre SaaS Start-ups

Tl;dr; I built a mediocre SaaS startup, SharpScholar. Running a mediocre startup is like cancer: slowly attacking each part of your company – team, vision, etc until it becomes a zombie. You are constantly fighting the disease instead of building the company. The solution? Extract learnings and restart. *(See Caveats) I have been taking stabs at creating companies for about 4 years now. The most committed project has been SharpScholar – consuming 50% of the journey. If you are building a

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