But you thought it…

But you thought it…

Quite often, we carefully choose our words before speaking out loud.

Before speaking in specific groups of people or on online platforms.

There are people who say certain things in certain groups, but will portray that they’re quite the opposite to those particular thoughts, when it comes to their public image.

People believe what some say publicly, but only some know what someone’s whole picture is – in terms of who that individual is, whether they are really who they say they are or not.

And sometimes, not even that. Some people smartly keep their viewpoints to specific topics to themselves.

Here’s where the real crux of the issue is…

That you thought it.

No matter how you portray yourself publicly, no matter what your public image is, the real you is the person who has the realest thoughts that you don’t share with anyone, or at the most, amongst your closest peers.

That’s the person you are, that’s what your thoughts are.

You cannot really introduce change unless you nip that thought in the bud, unless you don’t have that thought at all.

Sure, you may have an alternative viewpoint when it comes to publicly sharing your opinion but what will you do about your real opinion that you’ve already thought of.

That’s the issue I personally notice, with regards to the current times.

People will support causes, become part of trends, but are really that person or are they simply boosting their brand persona?

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#28 of The Last 7 Days (14.09 – 20.09)

#28 of The Last 7 Days (14.09 – 20.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-eighth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. How to use philosophy to overcome the fear of your own death?

    Read here.
  2. What your email inbox reveals about your personality?

    Read more here.
  3. How being sad, depressed, and anxious online became trendy?

    Read here.
  4. What Oracle and TikTok stand to gain from a partnership?

    Check it out here.
  5. Life online: Subscribe to everything, own nothing

    Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Guy Raz on the traits of successful entrepreneurs, the story of ‘How I Built This,’ overcoming anxiety and depression, and more, on The Tim Ferriss Show.

    Listen here.
  2. Srinivas Kamath, Director of Natural Ice Cream talks about Natural’s journey in the last 10 years and where they plan to go in the future, on the podcast, The Indian Dream.

    Listen to it here.
  3. On the podcast, ‘How They Did It‘, Anshuman Ghosh, co-founder at Terribly Tiny Tales, talks about how the path to constant innovations has led to making content so unique.

    Check it out here.
  4. On Off Script with Salil, Nuseir Yassin of Nas Daily talks about travel, internet censorship and being an influencer.

    Listen here.
  5. How to overcome sugar addiction? Listen to it here on the podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy with Mary Hyman M. D.

    Check it out here.

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What To Watch:

  1. MKBHD talking Tech and Holograms with Mark Zuckerberg

    Watch it here.
  2. Gauranga Das on how to live a peaceful, purposeful and prosperous life through being of service, on Jay Shetty’s podcast, On Purpose with Jay Shetty

    Watch here.
  3. Edward Snowden in conversation with Joe Rogan, on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience

    Check it out here.
  4. George Lucas on the impact of Star Wars with Christopher Nolan

    Watch it here.
  5. Reed Hastings, co-founder of Netflix Inc., discusses the company’s culture that he has shaped over the last two decades

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

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Having the UNDO button in life?

Having the UNDO button in life?

How many of us have wished for an UNDO button in our lives?

Just press this button and reverse that decision, that choice you made, that moment you lived.

Only if you could change the outcome – which you wish to change because it didn’t match your expectations.

But, we forget in such a scenario, that it is our choices, our decisions, our experiences, our thought process that got us to this position.

Then why change it?

Instead, learn from it, understand what you made you choose that way, implement changes (if necessary) and move on instead of thinking about the past.

That moment is gone, what you can control is the present which affects your future as well.

Instead of thinking of a CTRL+Z let’s focus on a new button – CRTL+DO.

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Why are you creating Content?

Why are you creating Content?

Have you been creating content for any of the social media platforms out there?

Have you ever asked yourself why are you creating content?

Is there a reason behind this step?

We aren’t talking about design or content here, we are talking about the reason, the purpose, the WHY.

Did someone tell you to post on a particular platform because you’d get the engagement?

Are you posting content just for the sales?

Or would you like to build a Community, build your Brand?

Whatever the agenda may be, understanding why are you creating content helps you streamline your process and your approach towards the creation and these social media platforms.

Answering that will result in better creation, better communication and better relations as well.

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No human being is perfect

No human being is perfect

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know one human being, anyone, who would be perfect?

Perfect in every way!?

We admire people, we look up to them, we compare ourselves with others, we compare someone with someone else, the list is endless.

Admirations, comparisons and inspirations come from the soft spot of perfection, or our illusion of it.

Just because someone is doing good career wise, relationship wise, emotional wise, we feel their life is perfect.

However, is there such a case?

For starters, perfection doesn’t exist. There is only becoming a better version, for whomever it may be. There’s no end goal in any phase of life, just becoming better at it.

That brings me to the second and the most important point, said the above point, no human being is perfect. NONE.

Let’s get that cleared in our minds.

No human being is perfect.

Let’s not have that illusion either.

Because such an illusion constantly keeps one stressed, under pressure and in a mode of constant comparisons.

Every human has flaws, some are good at hiding them, some are good at overpowering their strengths, but everyone has flaws.

Understanding that is the biggest advantage one can have, in living their life, pursuing their goals, and ultimately, living a happy life.

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What is life teaching you?

What is life teaching you?

In every moment of your life, in every situation, in every instance, life teaches you something.

Only if you’re aware of what’s happening to you, can you be aware of these teachings.

These teachings can be in any phase of life, whether relationships, career, goals, finances, anything.

Teachings could be in the way of success or failure, there is a learning in both.

However, your ignorance and distractions can cause you to miss out on them, in turn missing out on your growth, your improvement, your evolution.

You live that moment of your life once, that particular learning happens once, if you learn from it, you can better yourself, if you miss it, it’s going to cost you and no one else.

Albeit if you’re aware, if you’re on the lookout for them, you can learn and understand and implement everything that life is trying to teach you; resulting in you becoming a better version of yourself.

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A rant on ‘The Social Dilemma’

A rant on ‘The Social Dilemma’

A lot can be said about social media, in general. Where I’m an advocate for it, it has its disadvantages as well.

Why an advocate, because stating simply, it is a new form of medium, one like the television, the radio and the newspapers, which helps in connecting with people all over the world, helping you share your opinions, helps in building your community.

Where more advantages can be stated, there are much more disadvantages than that as well.

Disadvantages in the form of people behind the scenes of these social media platforms playing puppeteering with its consumers and consumers not being smart enough playing into their hands every time.

It leads to manipulation and alteration of thoughts and emotions and ultimately results in you rooting for something you didn’t know you had an interest in.

We saw a glimpse of this during the 2016 US Elections and the documentary based on that called ‘The Great Hack, on Netflix. I wouldn’t blame just the platforms or the people smartly using the platforms to their advantage but also the consumers who fall for these techniques.

Now, we have this great documentary which sheds greater light on these issues, from the platform’s point of view, The Social Dilemma, “a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and live our lives.”

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Whilst a lot of what was shown here was already going through my mind for a while now, it was great to see, not just someone’s perspective of these problems, but to actually see professionals who have worked on these social media platforms and tools and to understand their perspective while making/creating them.

How easy it is for our attention to be captured, how easy is it for us to be manipulated, our behaviours to be changed, without even consciously noticing it.

Sure, someone might say, ‘I’m aware of these problems and the impact it has on people’ but then you let these same tools impact you too.

These very platforms, the people with the agenda using these platforms, use these tools to enrage the people, to anger them, to change their opinions – and every time they set their minds to it, its a success.

The amount of fake news that gets circulated, the engagement such news gets, how people easily believe them and the mob mentality takes over.

Time and again, we see situations and circumstances where these things happen and the documentary of this stature just slightly sheds a light on it.

The issue, of course, is much larger.

What can be done then?

Social Media is the present and the future, it’s only going to get more evolved and get more deeply rooted in to our lives.

As time passes, more and more platforms are going to pop up, with more tools to psychologically impact us.

People creating them are going to make money.

What can we, as the consumers do then?

Not everyone can keep their phones aside or start using flip phones like the previous times.

Setting our minds to it, creating systems around our life, having willpower added to the equation, every step needs to be taken one at a time.

Whether it is

  • turning off notifications, or
  • setting time limits to these platforms, or
  • becoming aware of your screen time, or
  • becoming aware of who you follow or whose content do you consume,
  • whether the news you’re sharing is fake or authentic
  • changing the position of your apps on the phone, so you get rid of the muscle memory, when it comes to automatically opening your phone and these apps within periods of time.

 

Small measures, small changes make the biggest impact in our lives.

This issue, if you seriously understand, is massive and needs to be solved one day a time.

I, personally, have faced these issues of social media addiction of checking the feed, checking the likes, doomscrolling, and every time I realize it, I try to come up with systems and measures to counter it.

Alas, the pit is deeper than it looks and I do fall in time and again, but at least I’m happy with the awareness of it, and the power to change my future steps.

This rant is never going to get over, nor this issue. The documentary is just the start of making us aware of these issues at hand, and hopefully we as the society rise and tackle this issue together.

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The truth of “What has to happen, will happen”

The truth of “What has to happen, will happen”

Who has heard this before, “What has to happen, will happen”?

Most of us have heard it, a number of times in our lifetime.

Most of us abide by that statement too.

And to be honest, it makes sense as well.

No matter what you do, no matter how much you plan, no matter what you predict, in reality, what has to happen will happen.

You cannot do anything about it.

However, said that, how true is that statement?

Is it 100% completely true?

I feel there’s something left out from that statement, which we didn’t ponder upon.

Something that once we understand, is game changing for us.

It’ll have a massive impact on our life and our choices and our decisions.

Here’s my interpretation of what’s left out –

What has to happen, will happen if you’re ready for it.

That last bit is quite important and something we don’t think about.

“If you’re ready for it”

Things may happen to you, opportunities may knock at your door, and you wouldn’t even realize it, and only because you weren’t ready for it.

I believe when you’re constantly improving yourself, working on your mind, body and soul, working on your emotions, working on your goals, working on your life, you’re making yourself ready for that moment.

The moment of when it has to happen, will happen.

Only now, you won’t miss on it.

Only now, you will be ready for it.

You’ll able to see it when it happens.

When it knocks on your door.

Only because you made yourself ready.

If you haven’t made yourself ready and levelled up for what the moment requires, why would it happen to you?

Why would that opportunity waste itself on you, when it would knock on someone else’s door who is making themselves ready for it?

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#27 of The Last 7 Days (07.09 – 13.09)

#27 of The Last 7 Days (07.09 – 13.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-seventh edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. How to be indistractable?
    (Stop blaming technology – distraction starts within. Manage your inner triggers to enjoy greater focus and a fuller life)

    Read here.
  2. Why Am I So Obsessed With People Liking My Posts?

    Read more here.
  3. Why You Should Choose Sleep Over Work?

    Read here.
  4. An Actually Useful Guide to Not Being On Your Phone All the Time

    Check it out here.
  5. LiDAR Explained: What This Laser Tech Can Do For Your New iPhone?

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The always-inspiring favourites, Yes Theory now have a podcast called ‘The Yes Theory Podcast‘ and the first episode is already amazing to listen.

    Check out the podcast here.
  2. On ‘Almost 30′ podcast, Jay Shetty talks about Spirituality, Leadership and Finding your Purpose.

    Listen to it here.
  3. Mike Tyson in conversation with Joe Rogan on his podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience‘.

    Check it out here.
  4. Jay Shetty on using ancient wisdom to solve modern problems, on ‘Your Wellbeing Podcast’.

    Listen here.
  5. In conversation with Nemanja Matic, talking about his life and career on the Manchester United podcast.

    Listen to it here.

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What To Watch:

  1. A rare, candid conversation between two favourites – A R Rahman and Arijit Singh

    Watch it here.
  2. On the ‘School of Greatness‘, Jay Shetty talks about mindset habits for happiness and thinking like a monk.

    Watch here.
  3. How Ben and Jerry’s makes nearly one million pints a day?

    Watch here.
  4. JL50, a Hindi web series about a plane discovered to have recently crashed in West Bengal. However, what is so baffling about the incident is that plane originally went missing 35 years ago.

    Check it out here.
  5. Why Amazon has a fake review problem?

    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

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Watch, Learn and…

Watch, Learn and…

We watch, we learn but we often forget the third part of the equation, which is more important than the other two.

How do we usually consume any information?

It’s either in the form of text, audio or video.

When we consume, and if it’s useful and adding value to our lives, then we reach the second part of the equation, i.e. we learn from it.

We learn the what, why, when and how.

So now that we have watched and learnt from it, let’s come to the third and the most important part of the equation.

And that is to implement it.

Implement that learning to our life.

Use it to our advantage.

Use that piece of information to make our life better, in whatever way we can.

Adding these factors together equal to you growing and evolving and eventually, becoming a better version of yourself.

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The Words you speak

The Words you speak

Every word that you speak has an impact on yourself.

On your mind, body and soul.

Whether those words are spoken to yourself or to someone else.

Whether those words are in thought about yourself or someone else.

Whether those words are positive or negative.

Every word that you speak has an impact on you.

When you speak ill of someone, your mind is registering the same words for yourself too.

When you speak good of someone, your mind is registering that as well.

Every word, the mind thinks is for itself.

It will use it for its own advantage and disadvantage.

The more negative you speak, the more negative the mind becomes.

That has an effect on your thoughts, your emotions, your actions.

How you are with yourself, how you are around everyone else.

Every word has an impact on everything about you.

Whether you realize it or not.

Being careful of what you speak, how you speak helps you in becoming a better person.

Helps you in either growing or limiting your growth.

That depends on what you speak.

Whether to yourself or towards others.

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Making Marketing complicated

Making Marketing complicated

Why do we complicate marketing?

Why do we have to complicate the process of connecting the brands and the individuals with other individuals?

Why do we have to complicate the process of building a relationship?

Even though the process generates results, even though its been going on since years and years now, as a marketer, seeing how the consumers are manipulated into the brand’s funnels shocks me.

By offering free e-books/ courses, hugely discounted material just for a day, and such similar marketing gimmicks, is being used to manipulate people into their funnels makes me think how low can someone get just to get their numbers high.

With the kind of social media and digital access that is currently available, it’s also the permission economy where you need the permission of the consumer to sell them anything.

The permission to make them your community member.

The permission to make them your newsletter subscriber.

Marketing gimmicks work, they generate results, they generate the numbers and thus it is continued for such a long time.

However, until when does it work with every individual consumer?

Consumers are smarter than before, they might enter the first or the second step of the funnel, but are they reaching the end nowadays?

That’s the question that should be asked.

Marketing has become so complicated that something as simple as, “Would you like to buy this?” isn’t even seen anymore.

Asking whether you’d be interested in a newsletter isn’t even asked anymore. You somehow always get that mail one day, because you were a part of the funnel sometime back.

There’s no permission anymore, especially at a time when it should be asked.

Marketing has become complicated, and as a community, we have made it so.

But, it’s also our responsibility to transfer the power back to the consumers, let them be the judge of it, let them have their permission back.


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Filling the Void

Filling the Void

More often than not, when things are not working out for someone, they have a choice.

Such a choice entails that you either address why something is not working out for you.

That something could be minor or major to your life, could be a habit or a goal, a dream or a lifestyle choice.

So the choice comes down to addressing the issue or the second one, the one usually taken…

Where one creates “fake purposes” or rather, to elaborate that point, where one holds on to something that would fill the void of not addressing those issues.

If that wasn’t self-explanatory, it means when people join causes or become part of trends they have no interest in or has nothing to do with their own life.

However, doing so lets them escape their issues, where that fake purpose is letting them feel that the particular cause they’ve joined holds more value than their issue, which seems just smaller and insignificant to that purpose at hand.

Doing so may temporarily move your focus onto something else, but it doesn’t take away what wasn’t working out for you or your life and your indecisiveness towards the issue.

The longer you choose to do so, the bigger the void becomes, and bigger your support towards those “fake purposes”.

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Two Lifestyles and a Choice

Two Lifestyles and a Choice

Living a certain kind of a lifestyle is a choice – one that cannot be changed in a day, but certainly requires a strong mindset and a definitive assertion of choice to do so.

To live one is normal, to change that completely and form a new one shows that you’re ready for change and you’re ready to step up, to evolve.

Drawing my own story to explain this further, having lived two completely opposite lifestyles – having seen the advantages and disadvantages of each of those lifestyles, of course I’ve drawn a number of conclusions from either of them.

Where one gives you the comfort, but also doesn’t allow you to grow and the other one definitely takes efforts and time, but also gives you comfort and growth, both.

Where one wasted a lot of time, another asks for more investment but gives that much return on investment too.

Where one allowed you to spoil your mind and body, another helps you in building a strong one and helps you to take care of them.

In terms of both of these lifestyles, having done a lot of experimentations of what works and what doesn’t – for me…

Now, I choose to not live a life without

  • meditation
  • yoga
  • clean eating
  • gratitude practice
  • conscious positivity
  • stillness
  • spirituality

– each of those things and more have their own value, their importance – their impact on the mind, body and soul.

It all comes from experimentations and practice – reading or having pre-conceived notions about anything won’t help unless you try something practically on yourself and see the difference.

Understand what works for you and what doesn’t, what is helping you grow and evolve and what doesn’t. You’d agree that, life is about becoming a better version of yourself.

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Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Changes

Most of us, wherever we live, have experienced multiple seasons in a year, changing from time to time.

Whether its the summers, winters, spring or the monsoons, we know what each season brings with it.

In terms of the atmosphere around us, the types of food that changes according to the season, the clothes we wear – all of this and more are catered according to the season at hand.

Basically, we are now prepared for what’s to come, we adjust with the season and what it brings.

What this also signifies is something really simple, that humans can change, or rather accept change when they have to.

Most of the people, when spoken to or otherwise, state that they cannot accept change or are not capable of change.

This is, of course, in regards to their mindset, their habits, their lifestyle choices etc.

However, now stating to those same people, how do they then adapt the seasonal changes to their lifestyle, how are they now capable of introducing those types of changes around them?

How is it that when it comes to improving their life mentally and emotionally, they hesitate and avoid that topic altogether?

If you’re one of them, then this might be something you ponder upon.

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#26 of The Last 7 Days (31.08-06.09)

#26 of The Last 7 Days (31.08-06.09)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-sixth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Your brain is a prediction-making machine — which is why it isn’t wired to deal with a pandemic. Here’s what to do about it.

    Read here.
  2. Algorithms Control Your Online Life. Here’s How To Reduce Their Influence.

    Read here.
  3. Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

    Read more here.
  4. Facebook and Instagram reveal content ‘recommendation guidelines’

    Read here.
  5. Is ‘FRIENDS‘ becoming the new ‘Star Wars‘?

    Read more here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. On ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty‘, he talks about 4 practical ways to think like a monk and how this powerful mindset will rest a difficult year for you.

    Listen here.
  2. Check out the podcast, ‘Mission ISRO with Harsha Bhogle‘, the story of India’s space programme, how it started, what happened, the entire story.

    Check out here.
  3. Do you have COVID-19 depression? Dr Daniel and Tana Amen talk about it on ‘The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast

    Listen to it here.
  4. Kunal Shah on how to become a second-time entrepreneur and learning from the past, on the Moneycontrol podcast.

    Listen here.
  5. On ‘The Deshbhakt with Akash Banerjee‘, Ravish Kumar talks politics, governance, citizenship and tolerance.
    P.S. There’s a part 2 of the episode as well.

    Check it out here.

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What To Watch:

  1. She is covering the real news, the real debates are here, the panel discussions are amazing to watch. Check out Faye D’souza’s youtube channel for a new form of journalism.

    Check out the channel here.
  2. Rocky and Mayur are taking a road trip, each day in a new city, covering the food specialities and tourism spots of the area, with daily vlogs on their individual channels as well as History TV18‘s channel as well.

    Watch it here.
  3. The English Nut interviews Dr. Shashi Tharoor, talking about English words ‘looted’ from India, English words used uniquely in India, and so much more.

    Watch here.
  4. David Blaine successfully completes Ascension balloon stunt

    Watch here.
  5. Fold, Flip or Duo: why fold a phone?

    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.


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Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

If you already have all the pieces of the puzzle, why haven’t you solved the puzzle yet?

Or probably you don’t have all the pieces yet, or how about none?

Would you accept that though?

Sometimes overconfidence and arrogance takes over our emotions and we feel/ show we have the pieces already, basically being a know it all.

In reality, its clouding our own mind and limiting our growth.

When you aren’t ready to accept that you don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle, it is you who will be affected, no one else.

Your path, your journey, your goals.

It takes the removal of your ego and the acceptance that you have yet to grow, when you also accept you need the other pieces to complete your puzzle.

Then, help shall be given to you when you ask for it. You shall receive the other pieces, the knowledge you seek, the tools you need.

You’ll then truly be able to have all the pieces. It’s a process, it’s a journey, you can’t have it all in a day, but you need to be ready to accept them too.

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Ignorance is Easy

Ignorance is Easy

It’s easy to ignore, it’s easy to say that this isn’t for me, it’s easy to say that this doesn’t suit me.

Those are the easy answers.

What’s difficult is to understand this ignorance.

Understand that you have limited knowledge, you don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle.

That you’re probably ignoring because you’re in your comfort zone and you don’t have to do much in that place.

Anything else outside of that will require efforts.

So why not just ignore and say this isn’t for me?

If you experiment, you try it out, and then you say it isn’t for me, makes sense.

That says you’re ready to try and evolve and keep on improving.

Those are the difficult steps that give you better outputs.

Easy steps start from ignorance.

Whether you’re ignoring or you’re ready to try, depends on you and your mindset.

In the end, it affects your life and no one else’s.

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Living Upside-down for a Day

Living Upside-down for a Day

We live a life of routine, schedules and habits.

Don’t we?

Every day has a certain routine, there are certain habits that you repeat every day, every hour.

And that’s how life is.

A bunch of habits and routine that guides you on the path you’re walking.

However, no matter how much you love it, you love the process, you love the journey, but sometimes you need change.

Sometimes you feel if something could be different.

And that’s where living upside-down for a day comes in.

Not literally upside-down, of course.

But overturning your day, a specific day, completely different than the rest of the days.

The rest of the days, you pursue your dreams, your goals, you live your habits and your schedule.

But this one day, you do none of it. You don’t do any of those routines. You let go of your habits (most of them, at least).

Such a day gives you a different aspect to life, a different glimpse of it.

You get some change, and you then become ready to bounce back.

This day could come once a week, once a fortnight or once a month.

It’s up to you to decide that.

Based on your energy levels, based on how long and how much can you push yourself without feeling burnt out.

But definitely try it out.

Live upside-down for a day.

Just not literally.

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The joy of creating

The joy of creating

If you have ever created content for someone else, then you will be able to relate with this.


What do I mean by someone else?


Well, you always create content for yourself but with the objective of providing value to someone else.


If another person is consuming it, their time should be well spent.


That’s where today’s topic leads to actually.


As anyone who creates something, not just as a content creator, but for any type of creation, there’s a certain joy attached to it from the creator’s point of view.


The joy of creating and putting it out into the world.


The joy of introducing it to the world.


The joy of people experiencing and enjoying your creation.


That is the joy of creating.


Anyone who has ever created anything will know this.


Creation of any kind.


Whether online or offline.


Anyone who’s planning to create should definitely experience this.


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Digging deeper for the truth

Digging deeper for the truth

We think we know the truth, our version of it at least and we then remain content with it.

But, the truth is like an egg.

Let me elaborate that statement.

The truth we know is like the outer shell of that egg.

In order to get beyond what you know and have more clarity, you have to break that outer shell.

You have to dig deeper.

Will you find the truth?

You never know until you dig.

Until you’re curious to know more.

To explore more.

To learn more.

Until you’re ready to see beyond your own truth.

Until you’re ready to accept another perspective to your own.

For that you will have to keep digging deeper.

For the truth.

Then you can match it with what you knew before.

And be thankful that you dug deeper.

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#25 of The Last 7 Days (24.08 – 30.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-fifth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Steve Carell Describes The ‘Emotional Torture’ Of Leaving ‘The Office

    Read more here.
  2. Who You Hate Depends on How Smart You Are, Study Finds

    Check it out here.
  3. Thinking of Skipping Vacation? Don’t!

    Read here.
  4. WSJ: Mark Zuckerberg used a private Trump meeting to hurt TikTok

    Read about it here.
  5. Zillennials‘ Are Haunted By Their Internet History

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Jack Dorsey discusses his career path and much more on the podcast, The Boardroom: Out of Office

    Listen here.
  2. Ryan Serhant talks his journey in the real estate world, how YouTube helped his business and his new book, Big Money Energy on the podcast, That Creative Life with Sara Dietschy

    Listen to it here.
  3. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Lana Swartz, assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia about her new book New Money: How Payment Became Social Media.

    Listen to it here.
  4. With the first episode on books, Kuch Bhi Podcast is a silly-smart comedy podcast where Rohan Desai, Urooj Ashfaq and Rahul Subramanian talk about problems that don’t exist and ideas that don’t make sense.

    Listen here.
  5. The @ Symbol – the history of the at symbol, its names in other languages and more on the ‘Stuff you should Know’ podcast.

    Listen to it here.

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What To Watch:

  1. Hans Zimmer breaks down his legendary career.

    Watch here.
  2. The Streaming Stars Roundtable 2020 with Rajeev Masand ft Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Arshad Warsi, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sumukhi Suresh, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Jitendra Kumar.

    Watch it here.
  3. Sacred Games author, Vikram Chandra talks about Season 2 of SG, 1942 a love story, Jackie Shroff’s sprained ankle, writing books, censorship on the internet and much more, ft Kumar Varun on ‘Wake Up with Sorabh’.

    Watch here.
  4. How the FRIENDS tv show influenced Indian culture? ft Dhruv Rathee

    Watch here.
  5. Start-up Funding Explained: Everything you need to know

    Check it out here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

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Knowing yourself is a journey

Knowing yourself is a journey

One of the best things about life is about being self aware, about knowing yourself.

If you know yourself, if you’re aware of who you are, you are aware of your thoughts, your emotions, your interests.

Knowing that, or rather understanding that about yourself is an advantage few people get to experience.

However, knowing yourself is not a destination.

There isn’t an end point to this process.

What we have to understand is we are complicated beings, changing, evolving on a daily basis.

The more we learn, the more experience we gain, the more our thoughts change, our actions change, our emotions change.

Not just those, but our interests change too, our plans, our purpose, everything.

Knowing that, one of the biggest things we need to realize is that knowing ourself is a journey.

Of course the key is to become self aware as a process, as a tool to unlock our lives, not just to unlock a closed door.

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The decision of changing my Lifestyle

The decision of changing my Lifestyle

Back in 2019, after months and years of no exercise and a habit of eating junk food time and again, I realized that I’d become a bit overweight. Not just that, but I felt bloated, exhausted and at times, bored and those were the major factors.

Which led me to start #100daysofsweat back then. But that wasn’t the only thing.
I knew I wanted to get back in shape, but the changes had to be long-term, not just fad diets and shortcuts.

The solution was to change my lifestyle and everything about it. The smart thing to do was to implement changes one step at a time. Introduce new habits and add discipline and consistency to the recipe.

With time, every type of food that doesn’t benefit the body or the mind was either reduced or completely removed from the diet.
With a shift to clean eating, another step taken simultaneously was the workout aspect.

Becoming self aware is a key factor here, because it allows you to understand the body type you really want, the foods that you love to eat and the life you want to live. Then you can make all the changes you want according to that.

Keeping the diet and the workout plan balanced, and introducing yoga and meditation to the picture didn’t just make the body better, but entirely my life too. Of course, there are a lot of minor changes as well, but the major ones are what bring the change.

Ten months in this process and I have achieved the weight I wanted, the lifestyle I wanted to have (with more changes still to be introduced), still in process of working towards the mind and the body.

Changing your lifestyle is a process, not a trend that changes every day. You need to be patient with the changes for the long-term effect.

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Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

Have you heard of this statement before – Every action has an equal and opposite reaction?

Yes, there’s a lot of scientific significance to it and yes, it’s applicable to most scenarios.

But, today we’re applying its meaning to mindset and learning its significance in that region.

Usually, there are tenseful, aggressive situations between two or more people which start with an action and a reaction.

It doesn’t matter who initiates the action here, as long as there is a reaction which is then equal and opposite to it and thus, leading to those aggressive, verbal or physical, tenseful situations.

What do the equal and opposite reactions mean?

Such types of reactions signify that you’ve given in to the situation and you’re not in control anymore.

These reactions are as bad as, if not worse, the initiated action.

On the contrary, irrespective of the action, when you’re able to hold your cool and analyze the situation before reacting means you’ve evolved and now your response will be better than before, you’ll be in control and technically, there would be no rise to a situation of any kind.

This is of course something that needs to be understood by the initiator as well, nonetheless, if the one reacting can learn as well, then why not.

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Status

Avoiding Burnout

Burnout is not something that you can avoid, but rather something for which you either take steps to control it beforehand or take care of it once it happens.

In most cases, you feel the burnout when you’ve given your all to the process, all your efforts, all your energy, and as an outcome of that process, you feel the burnout.

Irrespective of whether the outcome was in your favour or not.

Burnout is something that can happen anytime, to anyone.

And its not just towards your work or your work timings, but you can feel it towards everything else in life too.

But, how can you avoid it or rather control it before or after?

Well, it starts with becoming self aware of yourself, who you are, your needs, your interests, your energy levels, understanding when you need a break, when do you need to start taking care of yourself, when do you need to take a step back and analyze the entire situation again.

When you realize that the scale isn’t balanced anymore and when it is tilting and it’ll impact you, is when you need to start taking the steps towards it.

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The reverse option is unavailable

The reverse option is unavailable

Does a special car exist, only with the forward gear and the rearview mirror, where the reverse option is unavailable?

Where the car would move forward with occasional halts and just a few peaks into the rearview mirror, time and again?

Such a car may not exist, but that’s how our life works.

We move forward in life, with occasional halts here and there.

There is just no option to ‘reverse’ or go back in life.

All you have is the rearview mirror to look back and learn from whatever happened. You cannot do anything to change it.

You look back a few times, you learn and you move forward in life.

That’s just how life works, it’s just whenever we realize it.

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Instagram Reach has gone for a toss

Instagram Reach has gone for a toss

If you actively post on Instagram, then you must have noticed that the organic reach has gone for a toss.

It is true for all accounts, but more so for the micro creators.

And this reach has affected all types of posting, whether an Instagram Story or an Instagram post.

This change, however coincides with the introduction of Instagram Reels to the app.

In a rush towards promoting their Reels feature and trying to make it a success, their algorithm change has affected everything else for the creators.

By this, Instagram wants to unofficially say that one should either post a Reel or take the hit of their usual form of content not reaching to the regular amount of people or more.

They have played it quite smartly here, to be honest, because this feature of Reels is a direct competitor to TikTok and the upcoming short form video apps that have already hit the market and trying to make their base.

In such a turn of events, of course they’d like to make this feature a hit and get an established base of short form video creators on their app itself.

Nonetheless, it is hurting the other avenues, whether someone would agree to that or not.

Now, as a creator, either one should try and experiment with different avenues of posting other than Instagram and grow their branches out to other places or ride in the wave of creating Reels too.

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#24 of The Last 7 Days

#24 of The Last 7 Days

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-fourth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


Since the number 24 is so special to me and since this is the twenty-fourth edition of ‘The Last 7 Days’, I decided to give this week’s edition a twist and make it different than the usual.

In this edition, instead of sharing my list of the last 7 days, what I’ll be doing is sharing those things that I regularly consume in the format of text, audio and video, in comparison to the unique links that I share every week.


What To Read:

Sharing the list of sites/ companies whose content I regularly read

  1. For all news and updates about business and entrepreneurship, my go-to accounts are Business Insider, YourStory, Inc42 Media and Bloomberg.
  2. For all pop-culture news and updates, I follow Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and IMDb.
  3. To know what’s trending in the tech world, TechCrunch, Mashable and Engadget are the go-to accounts.
  4. VICE Media requires a special pointer altogether – their content, at times, is too interesting to read and I’ve shared their content quite often too, in the previous editions of The Last 7 Days. As they define themselves, the definitive guide to enlightening information.
  5. Honorary mentions to Harvard Business Review, Medium.com and LinkedIn where you get to read a lot of interesting content.

What To Listen:

Sharing the list of podcasts I regularly consume

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The Daily Stoic
    Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger

    Check it out here.
  2. Snacks Daily
    Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of our top 3 business stories in 15 minutes.

    Check it out here.
  3. On Purpose with Jay Shetty
    – On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world.

    Check it out here.
  4. Advertising is Dead
    Each week, host Varun Duggirala discusses the changes and developments in the business of advertising, branding, content, media and a whole range of issues that exist within the industry.

    Check it out here.
  5. Our Last Week with Anuvab and Kunaal
    Hosted by Anuvab Pal and Kunaal Roy Kapur, there is no right or wrong way to describe this podcast, but its one of the funniest things you can listen to.

    Check it out here.

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What To Watch:

Sharing the list of channels I regularly consume

  1. Business Insider/ CNBC
    – Both of these channels are absolutely recommended when it comes to watching business content.

    Check out Business Insider here and CNBC here.
  2. GaryVee’s YouTube channel
    If anyone knows who Gary Vaynerchuk is, they know the type of content he posts. What’s special about his YouTube channel is his long-form content where the real magic lies.

    Check it out here.
  3. Film Companion
    Right from interviews to video essays, film festival coverage, on-location stories, recommendations, latest movie trailers and much more – in short, everything you need to enhance your cinematic experience.

    Check out the channel here.
  4. MKBHD
    Everything you need to know about the latest tech updates and their in depth reviews, MKBHD has got you covered.

    Check out his channel here.
  5. Yes Theory
    I won’t spoil the fun by saying what their channel is about, but they are my ultimate favourites and there is so much to learn from their purpose. Go check them out and find out on your own.

    Check out their channel here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Introducing my weekly newsletter, The Weekly Zazz

Introducing my weekly newsletter, The Weekly Zazz

Introducing my weekly newsletter…

The Weekly Zazz

With an element of thought, emotion, and information, the newsletter will be focused on mindset, marketing, pop culture, entrepreneurship, and a lot more.

The first edition will be out tomorrow, i.e. August 23rd, 2020.

It would mean the world to me if you’d subscribe to it.

Here’s the link – https://rth24.substack.com

Thank you!

Post It!

Post It!

50 pictures clicked with one to post.

Countless captions deleted.

Constant overthinking with a dilemma to post or not.

Whether the audience would appreciate or not.

Whether it would have enough engagement or not.

Does any of this give you a clearer picture of what works?

You cannot predict anything.

You don’t know what works.

All you can do is…

Post It.

That’s it.

If you really want to post it, then just do it.

Click that post button.

Don’t hesitate for a second.

No matter what anyone thinks or how they react.

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Peeling off the Layers

Peeling off the Layers

Once we know something, we think we know it all, until we ourselves discover something else.

It is then when we realize that what we knew was just the outer layer and there are multiple layers beneath it as well.

You can, at that moment, choose to be content with the outer layer or choose to peel off the other layers and know more.

The more layers you peel off, the more you discover, the more you learn.

It is in that process when you evolve and improve yourself and the path that you were walking on.


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Dependency on External Factors

Dependency on External Factors

Our life is a mixture of internal and external factors that run our life.

Instead of the focus being internal with the help or rather an addition of external, things have just changed over time.

We have become so dependent on external factors to run our life that we have forgotten that the magic is within us.

What is this magic?

It is your mind, body and soul.

It is your thoughts, your emotions, your journey that makes those external factors what they are!

But alas, we don’t think about any of it and rather think its those external things that give us everything we want.

We then desire and crave for those things to live.

Our dependency towards them ultimately makes them our weakness too!

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Journey of a Moment

Journey of a Moment

Have you ever thought about the journey of a moment?

What’s the journey about? What does it entail?

The moment comes, the moment goes and then the moment is in memories.

That’s the simple explanation of the journey of a moment.

We live in the now. Not the past. Not the future.

Every moment we live then passes on and we cannot change anything about it. We have already lived it.

Every moment of the future cannot be predicted, only planned, but you still don’t know how it will turn out to be.

So, all we have is the now – the present moment that we can control.

We can either be fully satisfied in the now, and then when the moment passes, have a beautiful memory of it.

Or another option is to live in the past or thinking about the future, with the present moment just passing by, thus regretting every moment thereafter.

That’s what the journey of a moment entails. It begins with a choice and ends with it.

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Are you listening?

Are you listening?

Every word you speak to yourself, you are listening to it as well.

Every opinion you think of, every judgement you form, every envious thought you have, you are listening to all of it.

Every thing that you listen to becomes a part of your cognitive experience as well.

This is how you end up thinking about yourself, this is how you then behave, this ends up in how you pave the path for yourself.

Everything that you do becomes a part of you. As Lisa M. Hayes has said, “Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.”

Here’s something to remember – speak with caution.

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#23 of The Last 7 Days (10.08 – 16.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-third edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The last remaining Blockbuster is now an Airbnb listing.

    Read more here.
  2. Here’s why Writing things out by hand makes you Smarter

    Check it out here.
  3. A ‘Memory Hacker’ explains how to plant False Memories in people’s minds

    Read here.
  4. Sports fans have higher self-esteem and are more satisfied with their lives (whether their teams win or lose)

    Read about it here.
  5. Jack Dorsey explains why wanting to work 20 hours a day to be like Elon Musk is ‘bulls—‘

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Kunal Shah on CRED, Start-ups and Indian consumers on the ‘Next Big What‘ podcast.

    Listen here.
  2. On Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast, Steve Wozniak speaks about his Apple journey and it’s quite interesting to listen.

    Listen to it here.
  3. How your brain’s executive function works and how to improve it?

    Listen to it here.
  4. On the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast, featuring the original voice of Siri, what was it like to be the voice behind that voice and how did they make it come to life?

    Listen here.
  5. Mohit Chauhan talks about his incredible musical journey on the 9XM SoundcastE podcast.

    Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. Satya Nadella on cultivating a sense of culture and purpose, and how through relationships with others, work becomes more than transactional.

    Watch here.
  2. On ‘Open Nets with Mayank‘, Virat Kohli talks about his journey from 2014 to 2018, his change as a cricketer and as a person.

    Watch it here.
  3. The cast of Succession talks about the scenes from the second season, their bonding and speculations about the third season. (Watch this if you have seen the tv show, Succession)

    Check it out here.
  4. How Twitter evolved from start-up to Trump’s megaphone?

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

The fix to getting back in the moment

The fix to getting back in the moment

Whenever you feel anxious,

Or stressed,

Or you feel you’ve lost control of the situation,

Or rather your emotions have gotten the better of you,

Or you want to become more present in the moment than the usual…

Take a Deep Breath

That’s it.

It’s that simple.

Your breath controls it all.

Control your breath and you control everything.

Take in a deep breath and exhale as slowly as possible, that feeling of relaxation will immediately come to you, and you’ll feel calm and composed, and be present in the moment.

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Stand your Ground

Stand your Ground

Can you be easily swayed or are you able to stand your ground?

Anyone who gets easily affected by opinions and judgements towards them or anything that they do and then tend to change their own steps or opinions are those who are easily swayable.

This also comes from a lack of self awareness, not knowing who you are, what you stand for, what is your path.

On the contrary, someone who is strongly self aware about themselves is able to stand their ground.

They won’t let anything affect them, because within themselves they know what they stand for, in every phase of their life.

That of course doesn’t mean one can always be right, but there’s a thin line between being easily swayed and standing your ground that applies here, when you know that something really makes sense which would actually be an addition to your life.

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Inner Pollution

Inner Pollution

As much as the exterior environmental pollution affects us, we often forget about our inner pollution that is affecting us too.

Speaking of the exterior pollution, we know how bad the environment currently is and the kind of changes that’s needed, nonetheless, it’s a collective effort that will actually make the change in that direction.

Said that, the inner pollution within affects us as much as if not more than the outside pollution.

More, because its within us and we have the ability to able to either pollute more or take the stance and clean it for a better inner environment.

So, what is this inner pollution then?

Well, its these negative, toxic, judgemental, egoistic, limiting thoughts that we have within us.

The more thoughts you have of that nature, the more rise in pollution within your head.

This pollution ultimately affects our mind, body and soul and basically everything that we are now and everything that we will be in the future.

To curb that pollution, you need to take that leap of having a positive mindset, a loving mind and heart, a blissful soul.

To get to that point is a journey, just by having a single positive thought or being in a good mood when you feel like it is not the outcome of that process.

It’s a journey that you can choose to be on, to forever curbing and ultimately trying to get rid of that inner pollution in the mind.

Ultimately, wouldn’t you want a clean, healthy mind that helps you grow and evolve constantly?

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Adjusting to the Situation

Adjusting to the Situation

Sometimes you plan out something to the detail and it doesn’t pan out as you’d thought it would.

More often than not, there are hiccups in most plans that derail the process.

Can you dwell about it and think what you could have done?

Or rather would you adjust to the situation and make changes to your plan immediately and move forward?

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Efforts are never wasted!

Efforts are never wasted!

What if you put in your efforts towards something and it doesn’t pan out to your expected outcome?

Are the efforts then wasted?

Should you not have done it in the first place?

Such and more questions do arise in one’s mind when you don’t get your desired outcome.

At such times, quite often, one may feel low and disappointed.

However, should one feel so?

Are the efforts really wasted?

The first thing that you should ask yourself is, did you really go all in with your efforts?

If yes, if you did try your all, and even if it didn’t work out, well…

There are two things to know here –

A. Now you know more than before about the process and the mistakes you made, so your second try will be even better.

B. Every thing you learnt here, the process, the mistakes, the outcome, the emotions – all of it will come to use somewhere else, where you’ll be glad you went through this process the first time.

Any and all efforts are never wasted, it’s just that they may have not come to fruition just then.

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Trend after Trend

Trend after Trend

When it comes to creating content and marketing your company or your personal brand, one often gets lost in the trends.

Day after day, week after week and month after month, and sometimes for years, various kinds of trends keep popping up time and again.

Because these trends are always in the talks, especially from the consumers’ point of view, is when the brands or creators decide to create some form of content in that direction as well.

Since the topic is trending, their content piece might also become the talk of the town, and even if not, it would certainly get more engagement than usual.

Usually, the brands alter their content to the trend and yet keep it specific to their brand, so there’s a mix of both when it’s out there.

But what gets annoying is the amount of Trending Topics that keep popping up and then the ones creating the content try to jump at every opportunity, in order to get in front of the audience.

Sometimes, this applies to both types of brands – company and individual, they need to maintain a balance between the content they usually post and the ones aligned with the trending topics.

Also, being on the hunt for those specific trends which somewhat align with their brand values as well. Doing that then actually is a boost to the brand when one is able to do that.

Nonetheless, the steps while creating content need to be a smart one, thinking more about the brand and less about the engagement.

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#22 of The Last 7 Days (03.08 – 09.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-second edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The Netflix ‘ta-dum’ sound was almost a goat — here’s why it isn’t and how it was created.

    Read here.
  2. Getting to know the man who snubs social media – the lesser known Sebastian Vettel

    Read here.
  3. Don’t Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Productivity.

    Read more here.
  4. How the Pandemic Might Be Hurting Your Eyes?

    Check it out here.
  5. Meet the Guy Who Invented Tazos and Gave Meaning to School Lunchtimes

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Our Last Week with Anuvab and Kunaal – I love this podcast, discovered it this week and already my favourite!

    Check it out here.
  2. Vineet Kanabar talks to Pranay Manchanda about experimenting with different formats of web-series, on creativity in the lockdown, and what the future of theatre and acting might hold, on the Story Tellers and Story Sellers podcast.

    Listen here.
  3. No New Notifications from Kanan and Manek, where Kanan Gill and Manek D’silva talk about the ‘least important topics in the world’, packed with a lot of interesting stuff.

    Listen to it here.
  4. Let’s Do Shots, a podcast by Mad Over Marketingcovering a lot of wonderful marketing and advertising stories

    Listen here.
  5. The Blockchain Tribe, a conversation style podcast where the hosts talk anything and everything about blockchain – Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. How Information Overload can destroy your mind?

    Watch here.
  2. Tanmay Bhat talks to Gaurav Kapur about cricket, films, finance and everything in between on his podcast, ‘Honestly by Tanmay Bhat’

    Check it out here.
  3. The revival of Jet Airways?

    Watch it here.
  4. Samskara, an award-winning short film, starring Namit Das, Naman Jain

    Check it out here.
  5. Water, coffee, orange juice or milk, which one is the best hydrater?

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Client Deadlines

Client Deadlines

Be it any kind of a project, most of them always have some kind of a deadline attached to them.

Sometimes its a specific date and sometimes a period in which you have to submit your project.

You work diligently towards it, put in all your efforts and there’s even times when you feel you will be done way before the deadline.

However, what about the unaccounted circumstances that could derail the process?

Speaking of the current times, it could be because of COVID-19 on a macro level or on a micro level, technical or domestic or any such issue which derails that deadline?

The truth is, there are things you can’t control and such things are unfortunate and cannot be accounted for.

What do you then?

If you have exhausted all your possibilities and there’s nothing that can be done until that certain issue is back on track, all you can then do is this…

Be honest with the client.

Communicate transparently and be upfront with your issue and the solution that you have thought of.

If not a solution, at least the deadline extension that’s on your mind.

When you’re honest with your client, and honest with your process, with this positive approach that you’ve taken, things actually turn out to be good.

With such amount of honesty and transparency shown, and the dedication that’s already seen in your work, clients and the communications with them turn out to be quite flexible and that gives you the leeway to work freely. That’s the best kind of a relationship and a project one could ask for.

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Focus on the Light

Focus on the Light

It is easier to see the light in daytime, it’s the dark when you must take the efforts to see it.

When you reform your mind to thinking positivity and optimism, you don’t do it when everything is working for you.

The point of having this mindset is to be positive and optimistic
– when things are not working out for you,
– when you face a low point in your life,
– when you don’t know the direction ahead for you.

This is also what Aristotle Onassis tells us when he says, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

At those times is when the focus is usually lost and it is our mind that spirals out of control and makes things worse for us. To not let it happen, you can take the decision to work on yourself and to change/ improve your mindset.

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Consume before you Create

Consume before you Create

Quite a few number of times, one of the issues, especially when it comes to creating content for the first comes down to this…


“I have no idea how to start creating and how should I proceed.”


At such a point, instead of jumping on to courses and curricula, another thing that could be done on our own is to research.


Based on the platform where you want to create content, consume some content out there, understand what the creators are doing, how they post about their interests and how does their community react to their content.


With such a simple process, there’s so much learning that can be done without any academic learning of sorts.


Consume, learn, experiment, test and finally, start creating.


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Watching the climax

Watching the climax

Most of the times, people want to move too fast to reach that outcome they were expecting.

Without worrying about the process or the journey, for them, it’s the outcome that they wish for.

But, what happens by focusing on just the outcome?

With the focus on the outcome, we tend to move too fast towards the end, and we miss the entire journey, we miss the entire experience, we forget to form the memories, the stories of this process.

Moving too fast is almost as equivalent as pressing a skip button on your remote and just watching the climax of a beautiful film that you’ve missed out on.

What good is that?

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You can listen to it at –
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I can’t create content anymore?

I can’t create content anymore?

If you don’t already know this, what you’re reading now is a blog that I write on a daily basis.


With an addition of a podcast (here) that is also done on a daily basis.


Along with these and the social media content, I also write my daily calendar series on my Instagram Stories, The Daily Zazz, a one-line to one-sentence introspecting about mindset and life.


Why am I saying all this?


Well, with the content created at this quantity, along with the feeling that I’m just starting out, a question keeps popping up at times…


“What happens when if I can’t create content anymore?”

And as much shocker as that question is for me, I have been able to come up with an answer for it as well.


The content stops when I stop learning, when I stop evolving and when my growth is affected.


It’s as simple as that.


When I improve and evolve, there’s something in my process which I learnt and experimented with and something must have come out of it – and that is what I also share and talk about.


So until that is happening, the content will also keep happening.


P. S. I feel this blog post is just for me, but what if this thought process brings value to someone else who might be thinking about this as well! You never know!


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This mind is like a coal mine!

This mind is like a coal mine!

If you have ever seen a coal mine or a video of it, you’d know the amount of digging that goes into coal mining.

The deeper you go, the more and better quality coal you’d find.

Our mind works the same way!

We have seen just the upper layer of it and we feel our mind is so mysterious and beautiful and we have so much knowledge within us.

However, its only when you go deeper into it is when you realise how much more there is to dig.

How much more there is to know and understand and explore.

Just like a coal mine, if you want to find the good stuff and in quantity, start digging. (just not literally)

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#21 of The Last 7 Days (27.07 – 02.08)

With another Sunday, here’s the twenty-first edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The Many Obsessions That Can Haunt a Person with OCD

    Read here.
  2. Net neutrality is all but dead. Here’s what happens now.

    Read here.
  3. Every Harry Potter director’s favorite scenes

    Read here.
  4. Pessimists Die Two Years Younger Than Optimists, According to Study

    Check it out here.
  5. What is a recession? How economists define periods of economic downturn?

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The first guest on The Michelle Obama Podcast is her husband, President Barack Obama and it’s an interesting episode to listen.

    Listen here.
  2. The impact of the pandemic on the travel industry ft Vipul Prakash, Sunil Suresh, Yogi Shah and Swati Sharma on Roshan Abbas‘ podcast, So, What Do We Do Now.

    Check it out here.
  3. Everything to know about the Congress antitrust hearing against Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook on the Today, Explained Podcast.

    Listen to it here.
  4. On The Manchester United Podcast, Robin van Persie gives an extended look at his footballing career.

    Listen here.
  5. The journey of Samsung right from the start to facing corruption investigations recently and so much more on the Business Insider podcast, Brought To You By…

    Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts


What To Watch:

  1. On the Koki Poochega series, Kartik Aaryan speaks to Dr Geetha Jayaram on mental health and depression.

    Watch here.
  2. The Ultimate Mindset by Gary Vaynerchuk – 5 Reasons to change your Mind

    Check it out here.
  3. How billionaires got $637 billion richer during the pandemic?

    Watch it here.
  4. A fun conversation between Claire Danes and Damian Lewis on Variety’s Actor on Actor series. (both of them are my favorite people from my two favorite shows – so had to share this one)
    Check it out here.
  5. Indian Matchmaking : The Cast Reunion (basically the cast giving their version on what happened after and some tid-bits here and there) ft Dolly Singh

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Learning from the wise

Learning from the wise

In life, there are some with a quest to learn.

When you learn, you improve, you evolve and eventually are able to become a better version of yourself.

And that happens only with the quest to learn.

A curiosity to know more, to experiment, to fail but to try.

Nonetheless, that learning is beneficial when you learn from the wise.

Not just financial-wise, but every other type of wise as well.

Someone who has walked the talk is also someone who knows what they talk and they are probably someone to learn from.

Also, it’d be a cherry on the top if this someone is a level or ten levels higher than you, because then you know about the path ahead as well.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Silencing the voice that isn’t ours

Silencing the voice that isn’t ours

Quite often, the voice in our head isn’t ours.

Over time, that voice has become an amalgamation of the society’s wants and expectations, how you will be perceived and what will not disappoint them.

Not to forget, the society includes your friends and family, your colleagues, relatives, social media and everyone else you have an interaction with.

Anytime, you wish to do something which is out of the box for you, this voice inside your head says, “you cannot do it”.

Unfortunately, listening to that voice, then makes that thing you wanted to do just a dream for you. However, what if you can take charge of your life, do things you want to and shun that voice as well?

Vincent Van Gogh has said it perfectly, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Taking that plunge is all it takes, one step at a time though, becoming self aware of your thoughts, needs and wants, owning your voice, and seeing the bright side of everything – there will be a few hiccups, but ultimately you will have your own voice that will push you to do whatever you want, irrespective of what anyone thinks and irrespective of its outcome.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

FOGO (Fear of Going Out)

FOGO (Fear of Going Out)

After FOMO, i.e. Fear of Missing Out, there’s a new word in town – FOGO.

FOGO is Fear of Going Out.

The fear of going out during this pandemic.

Well, is it just the fear of going out?

It’s not just that, it’s about contracting the virus from someone else and that is the issue.

However, that’s just the upper layer of saying it, is what I feel.

It’s more about knowing that the other people around you may not be safety conscious as you and that is the real crux of this fear.

Only if, people individually, each and everyone of us, took up that responsibility that they’ll keep themselves as well as others around them safe and not causing any action that would change that.

Whether it is by wearing a mask, or by maintaining social distancing.

Simple solutions but only because they seem simple to such a huge issue at hand is probably why people don’t follow the precautions, at large.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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Limited by Boundaries!

Limited by Boundaries!

Anyone who compares or divides under political or religious or geographical or financial or any such “lines of boundary“, unfortunately has a finite mindset.

Not necessarily by choice, but the society works that way and that makes it easier for anyone to inherit those qualities.

What do I mean by ‘finite‘ mindset?

When what you think, what you say and what you do is limited within the bubble of a certain boundary. (political/ religious/ geographical/ financial etc)

In order to upgrade/ improve yourself, you need to

  • know that you aren’t always right
  • broaden your viewpoint
  • question the usual
  • hear out the other person once
  • introduce empathy in the picture
  • practice being silent when you don’t know everything

When you think beyond what you know, you realize that half the things you think or say aren’t even that important in life.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Where is your Phone?

Where is your Phone?

You’re probably holding your phone right now, on which you’re reading this blog.

The same device that you use to communicate with your friends and family.

The device that you use to consume content on the various social media platforms.

The device on which you watch your videos and play your games.

So, the probable answer to where your phone is, could be ‘always with you‘.

With such a powerful device that is always with you, why not use it to your advantage?

Why not use this tool to amplify your voice? To spread some positivity? To share what you know?

This device that you’re holding is the key to building your personal brand as well.

Yes, everything you need to build your brand on social media is on this device that you’re holding.

Whether it is the camera to record your video, or to click your pictures, or your microphone to record your voice or as simple as using the keyboard to write something.

Anything and everything can be done on your smartphone.

Which can use to your advantage.

Only if you want to build your brand and have a community and spread your knowledge or any other such goals that you’d have.

It’s all possible when you realize where your phone is.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Create, Don’t Hate

Create, Don’t Hate

If you consume anything on any of the social media platforms, you’d also notice that there’s a lot of hate out there.

At such times, you have a choice to do something about it.

Either you let that content consume you too or stay away from it and probably, someone else would be affected from it.

There’s a third door that is often not visible but we can choose to see it and open it too.

That is the door of creation.

How about instead of hating the people spreading the hate, or hating that content, taking a different path of creating content that tackles it.

Spreading some Positivity, Happiness and Love on the internet, if you have it within you.

Hate can only be overpowered by love and positivity, but someone has to take that step of spreading it.

One content piece at a time, one person, and as time passes, it can become a movement to spread love and positivity on the internet too, making it a good place again.

Create, Don’t Hate

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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#20 of The Last 7 Days (20.07 – 26.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the twentieth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

1. Why Men Think It’s Sooo Cool to Dislike Popular Things?

Read here.

2. How ‘InceptionRedefined Christopher Nolan?

Read more here.

3. Four Reasons You Should Embrace Being an Introvert

Read here.

4. How the ‘Jio effect‘ brought millions of Indians online and is reshaping Silicon Valley and the internet

Check it out here.

5. The new School

Read here.


What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield on the journey of Ben and Jerry’s, on the ‘How I Built This with Guy Raz‘ podcast. Listen here. (this podcast is not available on Spotify, hence the link leads to Google Podcasts)
  2. I discovered a podcast version of Shark Tank, titled ‘The Pitch‘ and the episodes seem great. Check it out here.
  3. On the Unmistakable Creative Podcast by Srinivas Rao, he interviews Seth Godin and if it’s Seth, you know its full of gems. Listen to it here.
  4. On the Ed Mylett show, Ed interviews Gary Vee where he shares how to overcome doubt and lack of motivation and how to truly love the life you live. Listen here.
  5. The simple food rules to radically improve your diet today, on the podcast by Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen, titled The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast. Listen to it here.

BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

What To Watch:

  1. How Spotify dominates Apple, Google and Amazon in Music? Watch here.
  2. A beautiful rendition of Kun Faya Kun by the students of Berklee College of Music. Check it out here.
  3. Evy Poumpouras on ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty‘ talks about how to instantly read people, create connections and influence people. Watch it here.
  4. Sebastian Vettel on his future in F1 and more. It was so great to see this side of him and what an exciting interview. Check it out here.
  5. Tony Robbins uncovers what makes greatness in his interview with Michael Phelps.
    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

What can you see?

What can you see?

In life, we only take steps towards those things which we can see.

The usual thinking is, if we can see it, that means its real and we have to do something about it.

If you get scratched on your body, you’ll put an ailment on it.

If your car gets scratched, you’ll take it to the car center.

But, what about those things that you can’t see?

What about the damage to the body with foods that aren’t beneficial to it (at all), but just has a feel good factor for the moment and you can’t see the damage it is doing to you, short-term and long-term? Or even with not working out because of which right from the movement to the blood vessels to the hormones, everything gets affected?

What else can’t you see?

Is there something more damaging that we are not able to see through our eyes?

How about the damage to our minds with negative/ polluting/ judgemental thoughts that affect our own mind and take away more from us?

Just because we can’t see the affect of these things through our own eyes, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen, right?

Internally, the process is happening, it’s just that only when something substantial happens then we realize the effect of something we did to then realize, “Oh, how I wish I could’ve seen that sooner?”

Let’s start noticing the things you can’t see and then start working on it.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Blog No. 500

Blog No. 500

This is blog no. 500

It’s the big number!

To be honest with you, I had never thought in my life that I’d be writing a blog.

That too on a daily basis.

For it to reach the milestone of 500 is just a feat in itself.

For someone who was never good at writing and for being told that all my life to now writing confidently and comfortably makes me happy with the path I’ve walked on.

This blog has allowed me to open up myself, to take a deep dive into my learning and my thought process and gave me a path to share my thoughts, my observations and my takeaways on a global level.

Global, because sometimes these blog posts have reached places which I haven’t even heard of, so I’m just glad I’m able to provide value on that scale.

I’m grateful for anyone and everyone who takes their time in reading this blog and if it has helped you in any way.

Of course, 500 is just a number and the blog goes on, providing the same amount of value and more on a daily basis and maybe one day I’ll be writing my 5000th blog post.

See you at the next blog post!

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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Are you the Spectator or the Driver?

Are you the Spectator or the Driver?

Do you control your mind or does the mind control you?

An undisciplined mind controls you, your thoughts and actions, it takes you places you probably don’t want to visit. You feel like everything is happening to you and you’re just a spectator in that scenario.

Whereas if you discipline your mind, if you learn to control it, then you are in control of your life, in control of your thoughts and actions. Instead of being the spectator, you are now the driver of your life.

As Buddha has rightly said, “There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.”

Just a change in perspective gets you to this point in your life where you choose to either be the spectator or the driver, the choice is always yours.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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1 tip to start creating Content

1 tip to start creating Content

Often when it comes to creating content, the one question on everybody’s minds is the same… “What type of content should I create?”

What type of content would work for me? What should I create that would give me engagement?

Going after trends, going after how algorithm works, there’s a lot of processes but it never works when it comes to creating content.

What works is really simple…

Create content about what you know.

What you know is already within you.

It’s already a strength for you.

And probably you read about it, you watch something about it in order to make yourself better at it.

In that process, you also deepen your understanding and broaden your viewpoint of what you know.

Looking at it from that perspective, the best tip for anyone wanting to create content comes down to this baseline…

Create about what you know.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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Good for me, not for you.

Good for me, not for you.

The issue in today’s times, especially with the trolls and heated debates comes down to this, which no one talks about.

What’s good for me, may not be good for you.

This could literally be about anything in life. Not just social media, but mainly that because nowadays everything boils down to that.

Along with social media, in your group conversations, in your work calls, in a networking event, literally anywhere offline and online, there could be something that’s good for somebody and might not be good for you.

There’s something for everyone out there.

Tastes differ.

Mindsets differ.

Wants differ.

Everyone cannot like the same thing. That is simply not possible.

However, when an individual understands that this thing is not good for me, but its not universally bad, its just not for me. When that happens, things literally change, for you and for others around you.

When that viewpoint changes, even your perspective of looking at things change.

One might say this is so simple to understand and yet we ignore it, something so simple that will reduce the hate and the trolling and the negative voices offline and online…

“What’s good for me, may not be good for you.”

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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You decide your pace!

You decide your pace!

When it comes to personal decisions or professional decisions, when it is about your life, then it is you who decides your pace.

No one else, no one can.

No one has or can have that control.

Whether it is to walk or jog or sprint or even to catch your breath, you decide your pace.

That decision is completely up to you.

That is what your journey is about.

And when you decide your pace, you are accountable for whatever happens.

You could sprint and get tired in a while and your plan may not work out.

You could jog and sprint in between and jog again, be strategic with your process.

Or you could even wait for a while and catch your breath, not worrying about others’ jogs and sprints.

When this happens, irrespective of whatever happens in the future, you know that you had taken that decision which led to this. You decided the pace.

It could have been a hasty decision or it could be a well-planned decision, you may never know until the outcome is out.

However, irrespective of the outcome, that choice of pace will decide the now. It will decide how you operate now and whether you’re satisfied in the now or not.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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#19 of The Last 7 Days (13.07 – 19.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the nineteenth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

Since the content I consume around the topics of mindset, marketing and movies brought me value, I decided to share that with you as well, through these weekly editions.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. The Less I Go Out, the More Afraid I Am to Go Out. Why?
    Read here.
  2. How alternative meat can help stop climate change?
    Read here.
  3. The Highs and Lows of Friendships During Coronavirus
    Read it here.
  4. What people in 1900 thought life would be like in the technological paradise of 2000?
    Check it out here.
  5. Acting confident online isn’t the same as being right
    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The Netflix Effect – a series of episodes on how Netflix got where it is today and whether it can maintain its streaming supremacy, on Recode’s Land of the Giants podcast.

    Listen here.
  2. How to stay ahead of the content curve? Listen to Tanmay Bhat and Varun Duggirala on Advertising is Dead, don’t miss this one – there’s so much value in this ep.

    Listen to it here.
  3. Nas of Nas Daily has a podcast now, Nas Talks. Seems interesting with two episodes out now. Check it out here.
  4. I came across an interesting podcast, ‘Direct to a Billion Consumers‘ and in this ep, the host Arjun Vaidya interviews Vedang Patel of The Souled Store, on his journey, his insights on the e-commerce ecosystem and how mindset is important in entrepreneurship.

    Check it out here.
  5. On the TED Talks Daily podcast, food researcher Aparna Pallavi speaks about ‘What foods did our ancestors love?’

    Listen here.

    BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at – Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

What To Watch:

  1. Anupam Kher in conversation with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, where they discuss happiness, health, immunity, anxiety, depression and more.

    Watch here.
  2. How to seek discomfort and stop putting off what you should be doing, by my favourites Yes Theory on ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty‘.

    Watch it here.
  3. Kunal Nayyar interacts with Sadhguru and this is such an insightful, learning conversation that shouldn’t be missed.

    Watch here.
  4. An insightful interaction between Gaur Gopal Das and HH Dalai Lama. Check it out here.
  5. If you have seen Aarya, then you’ll love this – the Bhagavad Gita song.
    Check it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Staying in your Lane

Staying in your Lane

What does it mean to stay in your lane? What good does it to you? Why should you do it?

Staying in your lane means to do what you’re good at, to execute according to your strengths and to walk on that path.

When you walk on that certain selected path, one, you have chosen to be in this lane, you’re aware of it, you’ve the knowledge of it. It’s your strength. Anything which is a strength is good for you.

Second, you are able to keep improving in your field because you understand the level of knowledge you have and how much more you have to learn.

You also become known by walking in that lane, when you share your opinions and observations about that path, people want to know more and want to learn more.

There’s only advantage for you when you walk in your lane, but the key is to identify that lane first.

That lane is not what the society tells you to walk on, or what your family tells you, that lane is a path where you’re comfortable walking on, where you enjoying walking, so much so that you can walk, jog or sprint too, you decide the pace.

However, the bottom line to excel/ succeed is to stay in your lane and then get better at it.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Walking the path of the unknown!

Walking the path of the unknown!

What is life, if not a path of the unknown, you may plan it ahead, but you never know what may happen.

No matter how safely you choose your path or how you emulate someone else’s path, everyone’s journey is their own.

Their own set of thoughts, actions, goals, difficulties and accomplishments.

When everything is unique to you, there is no knowing of what’s ahead, even if you compared it with someone else.

It’s a beautiful path to be on, full of adventure and no sight of what’s at the end.

No amount of planning can interpret the pits you’d be falling into or even how many.

There’s only one thing that can be done on the path of the unknown, and i.e. to be prepared for it.

When you improve yourself, your skills, your knowledge, your response to life, is when you become prepared for the unknown.

Instead of facing the issue and not knowing what to do, to some extent, you’re now able to prepare yourself for it.

If not with a proper solution, at least emotionally or mentally, so when the moment arises, you can be ready for it, you can be ready to face it. You won’t be in a situation of hopelessness or for the lack of a better word, be clueless.

Life is walking on the path of the unknown and you can only prepare yourself for it, with all tools and weapons at your disposal.

#SelfImprovement

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
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Serving on a Silver Platter

Serving on a Silver Platter

Quick solutions, shortcuts and just getting to the results hurts us in more than ways than one can count.

Walking on such a path where one wants quick solutions to every problem they have, a shortcut to every question they ask, gets them on a journey, where they aren’t learning anything, they aren’t evolving by making mistakes and then improving from them.

On such a path, there should be no difficulty, but everything handed out, so one can walk on this road with no cracks and no potholes.

In reality, this doesn’t get anyone too far because it doesn’t make them ready for the real world.

In the real world, one needs to find their own path, their own answers to their problems, be patient with the process and be ready to make mistakes as well. Sure, the process is long but is also an enjoyable one because they want to do it on your own, not something that worked for someone else’s life.

When they do so, they don’t want anything handed out on a silver platter, on the contrary they’re ready to face their own problems, do their own research, learn from scratch but do it with their own sweat and tears.

At such a time, they’re involved in the process, they’re evolving, ready to take on whatever comes their way. Nothing’s served on a silver platter.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

I can’t tell you, it’s a secret!

I can’t tell you, it’s a secret!

How many times have you not shared something because you thought it should be hidden?

Because you thought only you should know it.

Because you thought if others find out, then it won’t be exclusive to you.

This is not just about “start-up ideas” or your goals with life.

This can also be about the thoughts you have, the answers you have to someone’s problems, the knowledge to help out someone else.

“I can’t tell you, it’s a secret” is usually the response in most people’s mind, if not said out loud.

However, the more you share, the more you receive.

The more you give, the more you’re able to learn as well. When you share your secrets, you get to improve and evolve to newer thoughts, better answers and more satisfaction than before.

Earlier, with keeping what you already knew, you thought this is it, this is the answer that I should keep to myself.

But, by not keeping it a secret, you allowed yourself to understand that there’s more to it than that, and now you can walk the path of the unknown where you learn more and improve faster than before.

And that happens when you reveal your secrets, when you share what you know.

Ultimately, in this process, you also get to help someone out there, and make it easier for them as well.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Using your Smartphone to your advantage!

Using your Smartphone to your advantage!

The smartphone that you’re holding, the same one in which you consume content on the various social media platforms and even share them with your friends and family…

How about using this device to your advantage?

How about creating content to build your personal brand, be it of any sector, and share what you know?

Share some valuable content of what you know, who you are and everything that could be valuable to the audience.

In this process, you also build your community and also walk a little further on the path of achieving your goal, whatever it may be.

How is that possible?

Well, when you put out valuable, authentic content, you also open doors to more opportunities and more connections, you get to network with people you didn’t know, you build a community of people with similar interests to yours and that process helps you move forward in your journey.

It’s that simple decision of using your smartphone to your advantage instead of it just being a time-consuming device.

A simple change in the thought process where you still do what you were doing, but now also giving, sharing some good content that you have within you and also putting some positivity out there.

All of this, just with your smartphone.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Using your Voice wisely!

Using your Voice wisely!

All of us have a voice and many a time, especially with the freedom of writing anything on social media, we feel like putting our opinion out there!

What we should know is this?

Every voice matters and every voice can make a difference.

Each voice is powerful enough to make the amount of noise needed to make change happen and in the midst of that, similar voices join the cause and add support to that singular voice.

That is precisely why it should be used wisely. To add to that statement, your voice should be used when you think there’s substance to it when you think your opinion will add value to that topic, whether pro or against, but it should definitely be something of value.

Quite often, people use it just for the sake of it, or just because everyone’s voicing their opinions on a particular topic on social media. In such situations, one’s usually not aware of the occurrences or at least not 100% aware of it. It’s at such times when these particular opinions just add volume to a topic without having any substance to it, thus increasing the ‘internet pollution’.

The sensible thing to do is to use your voice wisely! That’s the bottom line.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

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#18 of The Last 7 Days (06.07 – 12.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the eighteenth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

I’ve been told my choices are pretty good to consume and I should share them with everyone, so you don’t have to just browse through.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. This Beatboxing Buddhist Monk Is Out to Change Perceptions of Spiritual Music (definitely watch the video here)

    Check it out here.
  2. How to tell the difference between feeling routine anxiety and having an anxiety disorder?

    Read here.
  3. A psychologist’s take on ‘only stupid people have a lot of friends‘.

    Read it here.
  4. Depressed People Use These Words More Often

    Check it out here.
  5. How hotels are handling new coronavirus protocols?

    Read here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Suchita Salwan talks to Kunal Shah about understanding human motivations, how to take feedback and more, on LBB Open House podcast. Any episode with Kunal Shah cannot be missed, ever.

    Listen to it here.
  2. Wouldn’t it be better to hear your eulogy before you’re dead?’ An interesting take on the ‘No Stupid Questions‘ podcast hosted by Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth.

    Check it out here.
  3. 1 simple strategy to dial in your focus on the Daily Mastery Podcast by Robin Sharma

    Listen here.
  4. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it‘ I’m glad I came across this podcast and such an interesting podcast, ‘Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques‘ hosted by Matt Abrahams.

    Listen to it here.
  5. How peanut butter works? Listen to it on the podcast, Stuff You Should Know. Listen here.

    BONUS: Have you checked out my podcast yet? ‘Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast‘ Check it out at –
    Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

What To Watch:

  1. Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds. This video is a must watch.

    Watch it here.
  2. Detour – a short film by Sumi Mathai, portraying kindness so beautifully, starring Sayani Gupta and Vikrant Massey.

    Watch here.
  3. Ed Mylett on how to pursue your passion with urgency and how to recover from the death of a dream, on On Purpose with Jay Shetty.

    Check it out here.
  4. Inside the NBA’s COVID-19 detecting smart ring: the Oura Ring 2 Teardown

    Watch here.
  5. FC Retake with Imtiaz Ali ft Anupama Chopra and Rahul Desai discussing Rockstar

    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Praise the Positive

Praise the Positive

How often does it happen that we didn’t like the food at a restaurant or an experience at a store or a hotel or a flight (for ex.) and we immediately leave a bad review on the internet?

How often has a public figure, be it a politician, or an entertainer or a sportsperson said something unnecessary and we immediately blew it out of proportion?

At the same time, how often have you written a good review after having an amazing meal at a restaurant? Or a positive review for a hotel or a flight after a good experience?

How often have you praised another colleague or a friend or an acquaintance after something good happened in their personal or professional lives? (not the inner circle, generally the friends in your life)

As a society, every individual is to blame. Because it is us who make the society collectively negative, with each one contributing by either a negative opinion or not praising the positive or also by staying silent.

Of those three, I want to focus on praising the positive in this post.

Let this be a challenge, let this be a movement. Every time we see something good happening, we build it as a habit to praise it, praise the positive.

In our circle, whether with friends or acquaintances or colleagues or juniors or seniors, whether on social media or offline, whether a personal accomplishment or a professional win, we’ll take that effort in praising the positive.

Whether we had a good meal somewhere, or had a wonderful experience at any place, through social media, or at least in person, we’ll take that initiative in praising the positive.

We cannot talk of everything else and not social media! Either the people we follow, or the community we’ve built, we will support whenever possible, we’ll praise the positive whenever we see it.

It’s this decision, this affirmation to make change possible when you see change happening. It’s this tiny step of you praising the positive, when you start noticing positive things happening in your life as well. This level of positivity will bring joy, energy, happiness and success along with it, you just need to be positive and praise the positive.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Can Instagram Reels take on TikTok?

Can Instagram Reels take on TikTok?

If you haven’t seen it already, but you probably have – Instagram Reels is here and has occupied our Instagram feeds.

For those who aren’t aware, Reels is Facebook’s answer to TikTok, where you can create 15-second clips with features like selecting an audio track, speeding up or slow down a video, adding effects, and setting up a timer to record a clip, most of it just like TikTok.

We have all seen this before, when Instagram introduced the Stories feature which looked exactly like Snapchat, but with a touch of Facebook.

Currently, there are more than one billion active accounts, 500 million-plus people globally use Stories, more than 50% Instagram accounts use Explore every month. So, they clearly have the numbers on their side. Said that, will Reels work?

Well, from the creation point of view, it’s become a bit complicated than being simple, with the choice of doing a Live video, or uploading a Story, uploading a 60 second video on the feed or a longer one in the form of IGTV or now as Reels.

Even from the user’s point of view, it’s become more noisier than before, the attention is divided and eventually sides will be chosen.

What do I mean by that?

With Reels having their own space in the Explore section, what might happen according to me is this, there will be a specific percentage of people who are Reels users and the rest Instagram users who want to focus on just the feed or their community.

When that happens, Instagram might make it a stand-alone app, just like it tried now with Lasso, their original TikTok copycat but is now shutdown, because maybe it was too soon.

TikTok had its own persona, which made it unique, making it that standalone short-video app, with advanced tools and an algorithm which pushed videos of all creators based on what you wanted to watch.

Not to forget, with their additional 60 second video features, TikTok in India had evolved over the lip-syncing feature and users were making some amazing stories or educational content for the platform. That type of content has just not been seen on Instagram even though they had the features.

That also means, until TikTok isn’t back, there’s a massive space in the market for a short-video app to conquer, if not the majority because of Reels.

Only time will tell where the storm heads, we have a bunch of short-video apps being launched in the market, and as we saw with Instagram Stories, Snapchat still exists. TikTok might make a comeback in the future. And the new apps. The bottom line is we are heading for more content than ever before.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify|| Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

The purpose of this blog!

The purpose of this blog!

With the blog now approaching the big number of 500, and if you’re an avid reader of it, or even if you’re new to it, if you see the pattern, you’ll find a whole lot of value in it, and at the same time, you’ll find all the answers to life you never thought to ask.

Walking on this path of self-improvement and growth, that’s what it does to you when you’re obsessed with the process. You notice patterns, you observe people, you think randomly, and you ask the atypical questions.

Said that, even though so much efforts and time is put into each post, with a simple hope that reading it might change something for someone out there, however, I have never officially mentioned anything about the purpose of this blog.

Why do I write it daily and why do I even write one?

Well, simply put, the blog helps me think beyond my random thoughts on the topics I write about, writing them helps me go deeper into a topic and in that process, sometimes something so profound comes out that gives me that tick that it is definitely going to provide a different kind of a value out there, to someone who’s reading it and if I may hope so, change their life or their thought structure for the better.

Why a blog? Well, because, one, it has a higher reach to a global audience, anything can be searched at any point of time, as per the user, they’re not seeing something when I want them to (as in the case of social media), but in their time of need, when they search about something and that particular blog of that topic pops up and gives them that perspective they were looking for.

More importantly, most of the times, I also write with this intention that the topic I’m writing about will make you think about it, will make you question it and then it is you who will have to think of the answer too. And that process is so beautiful, because then, with this information, you’re able to think what is right for you, not for someone else.

Why daily? Not to complicate this answer, if I would have written this weekly or monthly, I wouldn’t have been able to think half or even 70% of the content that I’ve written. Only because of my passion towards it, and the fact that it is daily, can I then think so much into it, delve into different topics, that sometimes could be obvious and sometimes we may have not questioned at all.

That, all of that, is what I think is the purpose of my blog.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify || Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts || Google Podcasts

Question the Default!

Question the Default!

As we live each day of our lives, as we grow, as a society we also become conditioned to do the same kind of things and in the same behavior.

Everyone is programmed to do the same thing in the cycle of life. Every age group is defined by the same set of responsibilities and same set of questions and requirements and pressure.

The bigger issue is everyone follows it tiptoe without blinking an eye.

To question the default is becoming an outcast in a group and the thought of doing so becomes scarier for an individual.

However, once you question the default is when life takes a turn for you.

That is the moment when you start noticing the pattern, you start observing the behavior, you start asking the right type of questions and you jump into an ocean of the unknown.

It gives you a thrill and also opens your eyes to the reality, where you realize things can be done differently, things can be done according to how you want them to be done, by you, for you.

No asks, no requirements, no pressure.

You now set a whole new pattern for you, a whole new thought process, you’re now the outcast in a group of outcasts, with all eyes on you, but you enjoy it, because it now gives you joy and a cheer you never had before.

All this happens, just by questioning the default.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify || Apple Podcasts || Breaker|| JioSaavn || PocketCasts

But my problems aren’t that bad…

But my problems aren’t that bad…

Have you ever had a problem that made you feel you stressed or anxious along with a wonder as to how would you solve it?

At such a time, the mind boggles down into spiraling thoughts and provides us with imaginations of different scenarios making us feel more panicky.

Sometimes, people then realize that these problems aren’t that bad when they compare to someone else’s larger problem at hand which is much graver than theirs.

Now, that isn’t bad at all. That’s a good way to think, it helps you get rid of the stress and anxiousness of that smaller problem (in hindsight) of yours and helps you regain focus of your life.

However, this thought that my problem isn’t bad can be troublesome too.

How and why?

Well, not that it isn’t good to scale down your problem with that other larger problem, but at the end of it, that problem, whatever it is, still is one for you, no matter what.

Only you have temporarily gotten rid of its effects by altering your thinking.

What can you do differently then?

Well, getting to its roots and understanding why it is a problem for you is a really good scenario from a micro and a macro perspective of life.

Once you solve one issue of yours, you then become capable of handing the other issues as well, those that affect you, and on top of that, you then come into a situation wherein those kinds of problems won’t have that kind of an effect on you anymore. Because now your mind knows that you’re capable of handling it, rather than getting rid of it temporarily.

Another counter point here could be that, it’s so easier to say to get to the bottom of it, but how easy it is when the moment arises. That may be true, but it doesn’t change the equation that if the problem is a solvable one, then you just need to get a practice of that calmness and patience to understand it and to deal with it.

Having both types of thought processes is good for you, one will get you the perspective and the other will solve it for you. The balance of both will come with practice and perspective and will give you a skill you may have not had before, or rather improved you at it.

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I have a daily podcast too, Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast – daily digestible episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

You can listen to it at –
Spotify || Apple Podcasts || Breaker || JioSaavn || PocketCasts

Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast

Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast

Presenting my podcast to you —

Mindset Marketing Movies – an RTH24 podcast

What is it about?

Daily digestible podcast episodes on mindset, marketing and movies.

If you want to improve your life, if you want to change your mindset, if you want to build your brand, if you’re interested in cinema, this podcast is for you. Tips/ Observations/ Thoughts and more.

Where can you find it?

Across all podcasting platforms.

Here’s the main link where you can find the link to all the available platforms – https://anchor.fm/rth24

Specifically speaking,

Here’s the link to the podcast on

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6v3EStgKGLsT4AcZ2SosjG

Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mindset-marketing-movies-an-rth24-podcast/id1522193391

Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/mindset-marketing-movies-an-rth24-podcast

JioSaavnhttps://www.saavn.com/s/show/mindset-marketing-movies—an-rth24-podcast/1/oBCe-Hcd3rk_

Castboxhttps://castbox.fm/channel/id3077803?country=gb

Pocket Castshttps://pca.st/kp0vf6qs

*As soon as the podcast is approved on the other platforms, I’ll update the links here.

I’d love for you to check out this podcast, subscribe to it and even share some feedback with me.

P. S. Here’s a preview of the first episode below and at the time of posting this blog post, the second episode is up on the podcast.

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#17 of The Last 7 Days (29.06 – 05.07)

With another Sunday, here’s the seventeenth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

I’ve been told my choices are pretty good to consume and I should share them with everyone, so you don’t have to just browse through.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Why (some) copycat products are more successful than the original?
    Read here.
  2. Loneliness Rewires How the Human Brain Perceives Relationships

    Read it here.
  3. Are you one of those who have too many browser tabs open? Check out this article here.
  4. Ayushmann Khurrana on how films can bring India together.

    Check it out here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Can India really afford to boycott Chinese goods? It’s quite an interesting episode on The Quint’s podcast The Big Story.

    Listen here.
  2. Buzzfeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti shares how his company is making hard decisions to build long-term stability for the company, on the podcast, Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman.

    Listen to it here.
  3. Hypnosis legend Paul McKenna, on the ‘Your Wellbeing Podcast‘, discusses the power of hypnosis, his tips on how to find fulfilling relationships in a disconnected world and how to attain true happiness.

    Check it out here.
  4. Sailing legend Tracy Edwards on how to stop being a bystander in your own life, on the TED Talks Daily podcast.

    Listen here.
  5. Jaya Row tells us how we can learn from the Gita to cope with our pain, through patience and inner strength, on this new podcast, ‘Gita for the Young and Restless.’

    Check here.

What To Watch:

  1. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant talks about the surprising habits of original thinkers.

    Check it out here.
  2. Journey of a Joke‘ is a series where Abish Matthew breaks down one comedy bit at a time and in this ep, he breaks down the viral sketch ‘Cheating‘ with Anubhav Singh Bassi.

    Watch it here.
  3. Paul Rudd and Chris Evans join Variety’s Actors on Actors series where the two Marvel alum discuss their time as superheroes on the billion-dollar franchise and transitioning from the big screen for TV.

    Watch here.
  4. Why real saffron is so expensive?
    Check it out here.
  5. Physicist Rhett Allain breaks down superhero physics from movies and tv.

    Watch it here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

The journey of self-improvement is long

The journey of self-improvement is long

Can there be a timeline on self-improvement? Can there be a goal set for self-improvement?

In the shortest answer, I don’t think so.

Hear me out!

When you walk the path of improving yourself, firstly its the realization that comes too late, and then understanding the issues at hand and then improving at them.

Of course, it’s easy to write this than execute because the process is a long one.

However, once you start walking on this path of self-improvement, you might wonder how much time you should give to it and if there’s a specific goal that you should attach to the process, which once achieved, means you have achieved the process of self-improvement.

Well, not to burst the bubble, but it is one.

The journey of self-improvement is long, lifetime long. There is no specific target to achieve and there cannot be any time limit to it.

The more you improve, the more you change and the more you grow. The more you grow, the more you want to improve and the more you want to learn.

The process is a cyclical one and ultimately, the vision becomes to become better than yesterday, to become a better version of yourself.

You improve at one thing, then you want to pick up another aspect of your life to improve at, you work on it, but there are levels attached to it, so basically you’re levelling up time after time.

This is not meant to scare you at all, no that’s not the case. The intention is to make you aware of this so you don’t have the wrong expectations of the process.

It takes efforts, it takes time, and yet its the best thing that you could do with your life.

What if you already know it?

What if you already know it?

Do you think you know about something or multiple things and don’t need to know anything more about it?

When you hear something about it, the first thought that comes to your mind is that you already know it.

Is that a good sign?

That you already know it.

You don’t have to learn more about it then, is that right?

Well, if you look at it from a higher perspective, it comes down to this… When you know about something, either you’re the best at that certain something, you’re the go-to person for that.

If not, then you still have more to learn.

This thought that I already know it limits you from learning more, it limits you from improving yourself on that certain something, it limits you from exploring more and it limits your imagination.

What would be better, to learn more or to be stuck at a middle point where you feel you already know it?

Curiosity is good, exploration is good and to have a Mindset of constant learning is extremely beneficial for you and your mind as well.

You don’t have to tell you’re happy!

You don’t have to tell you’re happy!

Happiness has become such a huge debate in today’s times, and more than usual, because we have been programmed to think about it in a certain way and on top of that, there are so many out there with their own definitions about it.

In the midst of this, a lot of people feel to share that they’re happy.

Whether in conversations or social media, someone will tell they are happy.

See, that is not wrong at all.

My point behind this post is this, of course we should share our happiness with others, we should put more optimism and positivity out there.

My question is are you genuinely feeling happy or are you feeling the pressure to say that you’re happy too!?

Someone who is happy can share that they are, but it also shows in the way they talk or in their actions.

Another point that I’d like to add here is this… I’m talking about macro happy, the overall happiness of life, feeling happy, not the micro successes or accomplishments of personal and professional that we would like to share and which also makes us ecstatic at that time.

When you’re truly happy, you should feel it and that is something that is shared automatically, not something that you have to convince other people about.

Changing your morning narrative!

Changing your morning narrative!

There are two things that happen every morning!

Either you are in your control or your narrative.

When you let the narrative control you, then you are not in control.

And vice versa.

What do I mean by that?

How often does it happen that you wake up and you immediately had to rush for work, or with the current times, immediately log in to work?

How often does it happen that you wake up and you’ve missed the workout time or your meditation time or even your breakfast time?

This is when the narrative controls you.

This is what happens when there is no regular sleep and wake up timings and the irregular scheduling hurts all the activities throughout the day.

One after the other, everything is rescheduled and then something fits in another time or it has to be dropped.

On the contrary, when your circadian rhythm is in check, when you have a regular sleep and wake up pattern, you’re in control of your life.

You control when to workout, you control when to have breakfast, you control how calmly and with ease can you start your work.

This is how you change your morning narrative.

And it changes when you control your decisions, rather than letting these tasks controlling your decisions.

Change your morning narrative.

What happens when you write daily?

What happens when you write daily?

Something changes in you when you do this daily!

No matter how good or the opposite you’re at it.

Of course, what I’m talking about is writing.

Writing on a daily basis.

You can write anything.

Your thoughts,

Your goals,

Your plans for life, or for the day,

What went wrong,

What went right,

Your gratitude list.

You can write anything.

But, what happens when you write on a daily basis?

Well, simply put, the best thing that happens is you get more clarity.

Such clarity doesn’t come just by thinking about it or by conversing about it.

When you write, when you form the words, the sentences, the paragraphs, what is also happening is you’re opening up more than you had thought you would.

In this process, you get more clarity, a more wider viewpoint of what you actually think, it gives you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into it. It also gives a third person perspective and allows to rectify your wrongdoings, whether in terms of your thoughts, actions or opinions.

The more you write, the more ideas you get, the more your mind opens up, new opportunities start opening up, you’ll write things you don’t think about. Because that’s what happens when you write a few words and then think about what you’d like to add to it.

And the best part is you don’t have to be a professional at it.

It can be personal to you as well, or you could do what I do, write a daily blog.

Open up, with your thoughts, ideas, share it with everyone and help them grow too, whilst giving your perspective on things you write about.

From my personal experience, what I’ve noticed is this, along with everything that I’ve mentioned above, writing everyday also gives me the chance to better my thoughts, improve my vocabulary, my sentence formation, that helps me converse better, whether verbally or in writing, on my blog or on social media.

Writing everyday, whether online or in your diary, the bottom line is its the best thing that you could do to your advantage.

Small Things!

Small Things!

We always wonder it’s the big steps that we take that have the biggest impact in our life.

However, it’s actually the opposite.

It’s a curious one and we never stopped to wonder why.

In reality, it’s the small things that make the biggest impact in life.

Let’s map out three different scenarios that would explain this in the best possible way.

Scenario A –
A person wants to become fit and they say in order to so, they’d have to do intense workouts, go on a diet and probably do ‘x’ to reach that goal. A month later, nothing has changed.
However, if that person changes the perspective from the big changes to the small changes, then they would proceed by making a schedule, fitting in the workout time, readying the clothes beforehand and actually starting from day one to begin this process.

Scenario B –
A person, with quite some difficulties in their life, now thinks that they should turn to the path of positivity and leave out the toxicity behind. They wonder that this path would change their life and solve the issues.
However, in order to so, it’s the small things like thinking positive thoughts, having a positive self-talk, not undermining themselves or others are the micro ways to do so, for the bigger impact to happen.

Scenario C –
A person has an idea, that if scaled quickly can become a game-changer and even change people’s lives. Even if the efforts are appreciated, it’s the small things like arranging a team, plotting/ executing the initial work, showing the initial sales that would change things around.

No matter the situation, no matter how personal or professional, it’s always the small things, either in terms of planning, living, executing, it’s the small things that make the biggest impact in our lives. Always!

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#16 of The Last 7 Days (22.06-28.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the sixteenth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

I’ve been told my choices are pretty good to consume and I should share them with everyone, so you don’t have to just browse through.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. 7 bad daily habits that can damage your brain health and cognitive function, and how to break them

    Read here.
  2. Why we can’t stop waving at the end of video calls?

    Read it here.
  3. How software will reshape our world in the next decade?

    Check out here.
  4. How 5G’s rapid growth sparked a conspiracy theory?

    Read here.
  5. Where are all the robots?

    Read it here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. The story of Ferrari vs Lamborghini, by Business Wars, a podcast by Wondery, a four-episode series.

    Listen here.
  2. OYO Founder Ritesh Agarwal on COVID-19, Future of Startups and Inspirations, on The Ranveer Show.

    Check out here.
  3. Craig Federighi talks WWDC and Apple’s big design ideas with MKBHD on his podcast, Waveform.

    Listen to it here.
  4. 3 reasons you feel inferior to others and how to see yourself as someone who matters by Jay Shetty on his podcast.

    Check it here.
  5. On Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, he interviews Gary Vaynerchuk about his journey, his insights on social media, entrepreneurship, communication and more.

    Listen here.

What To Watch:

  1. Ryan Holiday on how to remain calm when others panic and practice stillness under high stressful situations, on Jay Shetty’s podcast On Purpose with Jay Shetty.

    Watch here.
  2. Not a Masterclass ft Shakun Batra, where Neville Shah discusses the craft of filmmaking and takes a deep-dive into Kapoor and Sons.

    Watch it here.
  3. Terribly Tiny Tales’ short film, Banana Bread, starring Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadda.

    Check it out here.
  4. What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness by the psychiatrist, Robert Waldinger.

    Watch here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Adapt Yourself!

Adapt Yourself!

Things never go according to plan!

There’s known and unforeseen circumstances that can change the trajectory of your plan!

The key is to adapt yourself to these situations!

Of course there’s no right way, but there’s no wrong way either!

You learn, you practice, you make mistakes, you evolve and eventually learn how to adapt yourself according to the circumstance at hand.

The bottom line is to adapt yourself!

The mind can be a Wall or a Door

The mind can be a Wall or a Door

Believe it or not, your mind is powerful enough to either be a wall to you or a door. What sounds better?

Here’s how you can understand that statement.

Either the mind controls you and everything about you OR you control your mind and you mould it into how you want to run your life.

When the mind controls you, when you are not in control of your thoughts, your actions and everything else, the mind can become a wall to you.

It can stop you from doing things you’d like to do, it can become a hindrance where you feel you’re not capable of doing something or those times when you leave things to chance.

Whereas, how your mind can be a door to you is exactly in the opposite manner.

Here, when you’re in control, you’re the master of your mind, you control your thoughts, your emotions and your actions, what happens is when you want things to happen, instead of being the hindrance, your mind is rather the supporter, or a doorway to helping you out in your journey, your endeavours.

When it’s time, when it happens, maybe you realise to see the wall or the doorway, maybe then you understand this better, or maybe you choose to take the control right now itself and not let the wall appear at all, or even if it appears, you know that it’s disguised in the form of a doorway.

Want vs Should

Want vs Should

The biggest battle that every individual goes through, without even realising it is this…

The battle of Want vs Should.

What you want vs What you should.

What it also means is what’s right for you vs what you would like to happen irrespective of it being right or wrong for you.

For example, you should exercise, but at this moment, you want to continue scrolling on your phone or go out and socialise or watch something on your laptop.

You should eat right and not have the unhealthy processed stuff that doesn’t benefit the body, however at this time, you want to have the packet of chips or have some cookies because you feel hungry right now.

Another example is, based on what’s right for you, you should schedule an hour or so everyday to read or learn something new, but because of whatever reason, you want to use that time to consume something entertaining and push the should to later.

As you’d notice with these micro examples of life, what usually happens is our wants take over our shoulds, and every time we push the should, we basically postpone what’s right for you and what you should actually do for yourself, in order to be better, in order to grow, in order to improve yourself.

The ‘what we want’ basically becomes a quicker, lazier way of making decisions which temporarily makes you satisfied vs taking the efforts and doing ‘what you should’ because that would take more out of you.

There are hundreds of examples of ‘want vs should’ which, if one reads, would be like a pin to the heart because that would make you realise the things that you do wrong, irrespective of knowing the outcome of it.

Every time, anything is put under this perspective, it’s an eye-opener for someone who would then probably understand what they should do vs what they want to do.

This applies to micro as well as macro situations in life, it’s only up to you to choose when you’d like to apply it and whether you choose to be on that path or not.

The voice leads to conclusion!

The voice leads to conclusion!

Most of the times, with most of our situations in life, we often jump to conclusions without even trying.

The conclusions that doing something would result in a certain way.

The conclusions that choosing another path has an outcome of a certain kind.

Now, you, personally haven’t tried and experimented with any of this!

Then, where do these conclusions come from?

There’s a voice within you that speaks of these conclusions!

That constantly speaks that why try this when you can avoid that unnecessary outcome.

Whose voice is that though?

Here’s what happens… usually…

One, we never know about the unnecessary outcome because its just one side of the coin and you never know until you try. You cannot avoid every situation because of the outcome.

Secondly, and more importantly, that voice we think is ours, isn’t actually ours.

Let me explain!

The voice inside your head is an amalgamation of everything you’ve been taught, every conversation you’ve had and every person you’ve met.

Quite often, what people do themselves and what they tell you forms into this voice in your head.

So, when this voice speaks to you, it isn’t truly yours or what you want, but people’s opinions and what they’d think when you do something is what’s embedded into this voice in your head.

Now this voice is what ultimately and unfortunately, leads you to these conclusions.

Are you carrying a heavy backpack?

Are you carrying a heavy backpack?

I have two questions for you.

Are you carrying a backpack?

And

How heavy is it?

How about two more questions?

Do you have past memories, past worries, opinions and judgments troubling you?

Is that causing the heaviness?

Anything of the past that we are holding on to forms into this backpack that we have to carry throughout.

Two things happen here…

A. The more you hold on to, the heavier it becomes. That results into you slowing down and not being able to move forward as you’d want.

B. Until you don’t realise you’re carrying this backpack, you won’t be able to get rid of it.

Before you move on, ask yourself these questions, just wonder about them for a minute because this one minute could be changing your life.

One Plus One equals

One Plus One equals

The sooner we learn this as a society, the better we’ll be able to perform, the better we’ll be able to build relationships and the better we’ll be able to grow together.

When you ask someone,

What does one plus one equal to?

What do you think the answer is?

Someone might say, the answer is 2.

Someone might say, the answer is 3.

Someone might say, 11. They might.

Someone could answer something else, I’m not even sure of the options now.

The bottom line being, everyone has a different understanding of things, and their answers will be different too.

Not everyone will answer the same together.

That’s what we need to understand.

That and one more thing…

Not everyone wants to know the correct answer nor your explanation of it.

They’re happy with their answer irrespective of it being right or wrong.

Being right is subjective and for them, they are right.

The problem arises when two parties say we are right at the same time and then try to explain why they are.

Things escalate when they say the other is wrong.

I don’t want to say what is right or wrong here, only the understanding of it.

#15 of The Last 7 Days (15.06 – 21.06)

#15 of The Last 7 Days (15.06 – 21.06)

With another Sunday, here’s the fifteenth edition of my weekly series, The Last 7 Days.

What’s it about?

It’s a weekly series where I talk about what I read, what I listened to, and what I saw in the last seven days.

I’ve been told my choices are pretty good to consume and I should share them with everyone, so you don’t have to just browse through.

If any of the below-mentioned topics interest you, let’s chat – @rth24 on Instagram.


What To Read:

  1. Why do celebrity deaths affect us so much?
    Read it here.
  2. The balance of fasting
    Read here.
  3. Is it okay to switch off when news gets overwhelming?
    Check it out here.
  4. Online and independent: The future of journalism is already here
    Read here.
  5. Wild hummingbirds see a broad range of colors humans can only imagine

    Check here.

What To Listen:

*The links being attached redirect to Spotify, but you can search for these episode titles wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  1. Ben Horowitz on ‘What you do is who you are‘ and how to create your company culture and more on The Jordan Harbinger Show.

    Listen here.
  2. Nick (@beyounick) discusses creating relatable content, about his process and how it has evolved over time and more on Advertising is Dead, with Varun Duggirala.

    Check it out here.
  3. Prajakta Koli (@mostlysane) discusses cracking the YouTube fame, the journey and more on Off Script with Salil.

    Listen to it here.
  4. The Real Reason you Procrastinate on WorkLife with Adam Grant

    Listen here.
  5. Rajeev Masand discusses the Making of Dil Chahta Hai with Farhan Akhtar on ‘Picture ke Peechhe‘ – An Audible Suno original.

    Check it out here.

What To Watch:

  1. Jay Shetty on building healthy relationships and finding your calling, on Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham.

    Watch here.
  2. Gulabo Sitabo’s Begum, Farrukh Jaffer’s interview with Anupama Chopra at Film Companion. Her character was just amazing in the film as she is in this interview too.

    Watch it here.
  3. Dr. Joe Dispenza on the most powerful way to start healing your past and building your future, on Jay Shetty’s podcast, On Purpose with Jay Shetty.

    Check it out here.
  4. Why oil prices can turn negative?

    Watch here.
  5. Has our quest for convenience created an irreversible health crisis? Watch this episode of series History 101, ‘Fast Food’ on Netflix here.

There is a lot of insightful, engaging and entertaining content mixed in all of this.

If any of these topics interest you, then your time will be well-spent.

You can check out the previous editions of The Last 7 Days – here.

Empathy is the answer!

Empathy is the answer!

When you’re able to empathise with another person,
their perspective,
their situation,
their problems

you not only broaden your relationship with the people around you;

But you also open your mind to more possibilities and more opportunities.

And that helps you win not only in your personal life but your professional life as well.

Empathy is always the answer.

“Empathy has got me so much more, so much farther in not only my life, but in my career.” – Ryan Reynolds

You chose this!

You chose this!

Whenever you are in doubt or if something feels out of sorts and you wonder why…

Know that you chose the path you’re currently on.

Know that you chose to be the person you are.

Know that you chose to have the emotions and feelings you have right now.

Know that you chose all of this.

It all starts with being accountable of your own choices and own doings.

When you accept accountability of your decisions, then you realize it is you who has the power to also change something if you don’t like it.

You also realize that you’re in control of your life and it is you who chooses everything and anything about yourself, past, present and future.

Let your light shine!

Let your light shine!

All of us, yes all of us, have a light within us.

A light that shines around us, spreading the rays on to people around us.

The brighter the light, the more people it impacts!

However, there’s a catch too.

How dimmer or brighter the light is also depends on you, your mind, body and soul.

Nonetheless, the bottom line is, everyone has a light within them.

You only have to allow it to shine and let it impact others.

In a good way.

When you do so, you will try to make sure that the light shines brighter than usual.

And in that path, you will ensure how to make that light shine brighter and ultimately, make yourself better too.

What works?

What works?

What works for someone else might not work for me.

What works for me might not work for you.

The problem lies where we do something just because it worked for someone else.

What we fail to realize is that everyone’s paths are different, journeys are different, patterns are different.

Here in comes self-awareness.

When you become aware about yourself, you realize what truly works for you and what doesn’t too.

Then comes experimentations. Experiment with everything and know what works for you and what doesn’t.

It is then when you have tried everything and now know what works for you.