Flawed

Flawed

We believe some humans are perfect in who they are and what they do.

What problems would they have or do they even lack in anything?

Here’s what we need to get right.

We are flawed human beings.

Some of us are good at hiding those flaws.

Some are good at overpowering their strengths.

But, all of us, every individual have their own set of flaws.

As an individual, becoming self aware is key to winning in life and that starts with knowing that everyone has flaws and you’ve them too.

There’s nothing wrong in that.

Own your flaws because they make you who you are!

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail here.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

The real test

The real test

You can be kind.

You can be grateful.

You can have empathy.

Especially when you’re in your zone.

Or when you’re in control of the situation.

What happens when you’re not?

What happens when the situation is against you?

What happens when you lose the control of your emotions?

That is the real test.

The test of your true character.

That is the time when how kind you are, how grateful you are, how much empathy you have – everything is tested.

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail here.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

Cry your Heart out!

Cry your Heart out!

Who says that you shouldn’t cry and that crying makes you less of a person?

Crying is okay.

Crying is not a weakness, but a strength.

It’s not pertained to a certain gender, it’s okay for men to cry too.

Crying can be tears of sadness as well as tears of joy.

They are your feelings, they are your emotions, after all.

Instead of suppressing your emotions, instead of hiding your feelings, let go, and for once feel how you want to feel.

Cry your heart out.

For all the men out there, instead of trying to be a “man”, accept your emotions and reveal your true nature to yourself.

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail by signing up below.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

When you Ask yourself for Space

When you Ask yourself for Space

You keep pushing yourself to the limits, you squeeze in every bit of energy and focus towards your goal, towards the path you’re walking on and you enjoy it as well.

However, there are times in this process when you feel burnout, when you feel too much, when you feel you don’t want to do it anymore, but for the moment.

At such times, you’ve to listen to your mind, your body – what message are they sending you? Are you trying you to spread yourself too thin?

It is at these moments when you drop everything, kick back and just relax – don’t overthink it, don’t overdo it – just give yourself some space and then get back to it when you feel like you’re ready to go all out again.

Listen to your mind and body, and not just when it comes to working and goals, but also in terms of your lifestyle, your sleeping habits, your eating habits, your thoughts – your mind and body know more than you know yourself – listen to them.

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail by signing up below.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

Is it your brand or is it You?

Is it your brand or is it You?

RTH24 - Blog Banners (584)

People will support causes

They become part of trends, or rather participate in them

But are they really that person,

Or are they simply boosting their brand persona?

It may sound horrible, it may sound simple, but we cannot deny that, can we?

It’s the harsh truth that needs to be questioned.

This statement doesn’t just apply to any of the popular / influential people, but for everyone who will wait for something to happen and will then talk about it, share about it on social media and then be invisible for the next 364 days.

The question that then arises is, are you really that person in real life too, who supports these causes or cares about them, from the bottom of your heart?

Or is it just for your brand?

This is not to pass judgment of any sort, but for you to question yourself on this topic – you know your answer.

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail by signing up below

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

How do you express yourself?

How do you express yourself?

RTH24 - Blog Banners (583)

How do you express yourself, your voice, is exactly the question that you should ask yourself and should probably know the answer as well.

Whether its your thoughts, or your feelings or your opinions, when you express yourself through an outlet, you then get more clarity, you’re able to streamline your path, you’re able to understand your thoughts and feelings better than before.

That outlet could be in the form of anything.

If you want to keep everything to yourself, which is totally fine, you can journalize everything, write in a diary, record your thoughts, or even film it for yourself.

If you feel like talking to someone, you can talk to your friends and family, whoever you feel comfortable with, share your inner self with them.

If you’re comfortable with putting yourself, out there in the public eye, you can then do a blog and write and share everything, if you find your comfort in writing. If you feel secure with your voice, then a podcast is a possibility or you can take a step further, and then do a video as well.

In any form, you’re able to get out of your comfort zone, and even look at everything that’s going on inside you from a different perspective, from a third eye.

When you express yourself, when you let out everything, then you’re able to know everything that’s going on within you.

Just express yourself.

—x—

Get these blogs on your mail here.

Also, check out my podcast here and my weekly newsletter here.

The value of ‘Validations’

The value of ‘Validations’

We do things to get ourselves validated.

We workout to get validated for a good body.

We buy something to get validated for the coolness or the popularity factor.

We create to get validated for a good outcome.

We give to get validated for the gesture.

These are just examples, but everywhere you look, there we are, just seeking external validations for everything.

What is the value of these validations?

What do we gain?

Does it improve our lives in a meaningful manner?

Or rather isn’t it a mirage that makes us think we’re doing something valuable whereas we weren’t because our intentions were misaligned.

The voices around you make you think that you need to do something, to get a validation from others, so you can stand out, so you can be cool, so you can be different.

And in such a pursuit, you end up doing what everyone else is doing.

Instead, why not get a validation from yourself?

Why not workout to be healthy for yourself?

Why not buy something because you really needed it or because you really liked it for yourself?

Why not create something because you love creating?

Why not just give because you wanted to?

When your intent is right, you don’t need a validation from anyone, which doesn’t even mean anything.

Wouldn’t you rather be satisfied with your own decisions rather than seeking happiness from other people’s opinions of your decisions?

—x—

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ here – where I combine thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, entrepreneurship, pop-culture and more.

—x—

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

—x—

If you wish to get this daily blogs on your mail, please subscribe here – https://bit.ly/2FedEeV

Expectations are the Worst

Expectations are the Worst

Don’t you agree that expectations are the worst?

Whether the other individual is close to us or not, in our mind, we have framed some kind of expectation from that other individual.

Irrespective of the fact that we have provided something of value to that individual or not.

We still expect.

Firstly, when you gave with an expectation, that means your motive wasn’t pure, but one with intent for yourself.

Secondly, what is it with people thinking something will just be handed over to them?

Whether it is someone’s time, whether it is to pick their brains on something, or whether it is asking something for free.

And every time we expect, it’s faced with disappointments.

Disappointments for yourself.

Because we were the one with undeserving expectations.

And yet, we don’t lose hope and we start with the expectations again.

Such is human nature.

Wouldn’t it be better to understand that no one owes us anything?

Wouldn’t it be better to understand that you’d rather give something of value with no malicious intent?

Wouldn’t it be better to ask than to expect?

—x—

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ here – where I combine thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, entrepreneurship, pop-culture and more.

—x—

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

—x—

If you wish to get this daily blogs on your mail, please subscribe here – https://bit.ly/2FedEeV

Would you be aware of something or be in ignorance of it?

Would you be aware of something or be in ignorance of it?

If you had a choice, would you become aware of something or rather be in ignorance of it?

Is that question too complicated or confusing?

Let me explain it a bit further.

In any area of your life, there are moments – whether through your own mistakes, or through someone’s advice, or through external learning, when you get the chance to be aware of something?

Something that you were doing wrong, or something you didn’t know about – now there’s a moment when you can learn about it and implement it to your life.

The second option is to ignore it.

Let it be as it is.

By ignoring it, you choose to not learn something new, you choose to not improve at that certain something, you choose to not implement it in your life.

Let me ask you again, when such a moment arises, would you become aware of something or be in ignorance or it?

—x—

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ here – where I combine thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, entrepreneurship, pop-culture and more.

—x—

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

—x—

If you wish to get this daily blogs on your mail, please subscribe here – https://bit.ly/2FedEeV

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.

—x—

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter, ‘The Weekly Zazz‘ here – where I combine thought, emotion and information on mindset, marketing, entrepreneurship, pop-culture and more.

—x—

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

—x—

If you wish to get this daily blogs on your mail, please subscribe here – https://bit.ly/2FedEeV

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.

—x—

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

—x—

If you wish to get this blogs on your mail, please subscribe here – https://bit.ly/2FedEeV

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.

Then vs Now – What’s changed over time?

Then vs Now – What’s changed over time?

In this quest of understanding and becoming self aware about who I am, what my voice is, what my strengths and weaknesses are, how my thoughts amd actions affect me and others around me, how my habits affect me, I was in a retrospective mode thinking about all of these things.

Not just that, but who I was before, who I am now, the old me, the new me, how I have been able to pin point certain areas of my life that needed a change and then worked on it and yet, there’s so much more to work on.

This is the journey of self-improvement and everyday I’m grateful that I get to improve myself or at least become aware of what I need to improve one bit at a time.

However, doing just that made me create this list of my THEN vs NOW and what’s changed me over time.

Why am I sharing this with you?

Well, the more I learn, the more I want to share.

Not just my personal growth. But, how you can grow too, how you can improve too, how you can change your life too.

A list of such kind helps in showing that if I can change, then you can change too and if this can inspire you to take a step in that direction, then why not?

The biggest armory of yours!

The biggest armory of yours!

Who you are, what is your real voice, what your strengths are, what your weaknesses are, what your habits are, what your thoughts are, how your words and actions affect you and others, what pushes you, what brings you down – all of such things come under self awareness.

When you become aware of everything you are and everything you do.

It tells you what you need to change, what you need to overcome, what you need to double down on.

It’s the single biggest armory of yours that you single-handedly have the power over, the knowledge of which is a strength that not everyone has.

What’s the most important thing in life?

What’s the most important thing in life?

The most important thing in your life is to be yourself.

Being yourself keeps you authentic, keeps you self-aware about who you are and what do you want, and more importantly, keeps you happy.

Through the platform of Social Media, people are creating a different image of themselves, flossing, flaunting just to impress others, and to create that social image.

In reality, being miserable because they don’t know who they are anymore.

Being yourself keeps you sane, keeps you real and keeps you trustful.

You are unique in your own way, your characteristics are your strengths and they define who you are – instead of faking emotions in the virtual or the real world, face who you are and be proud of who you are.

#BeYourself

Knowing who you are!

Knowing who you are!

People look at my content and confuse me with being a motivational speaker.

I don’t blame them. As someone looking at my content, without having any perspective of my life or my ambitions, I would think the same.

But let’s shed some light on it today.

I’m living a life with constant experimentations and in a way, I’ve been on both sides of the coin and quite recently, fortunate to be on the right side of it.

//Do check out my blog post – on how the past year has changed my life and brought a vast difference in my life – https://rth24.com/2019/09/28/a-year-ago-my-life-changed/

Thus, with a single aim of sharing what I’m learning, with my perspective on life, I’m being a thought contributor here, not a motivational speaker.

As I walk down this path, and live my life with my ambition on my mind, I live, I learn, I experiment, I share and I contribute. That’s the story of my personal brand. #RTH24

What can one voice do?

What can one voice do?

Everyone has this one thought on their mind…

What can I do with my voice?

Should I raise my voice on a particular topic, but what if I’m the only one?

Would it make a difference?

We are a population of 7.3 billion people, what can one voice even do?

It’s better to be quiet, than to be loud and not be attended to.

However, should this be our thought process?

Wouldn’t it be better to speak your mind?

Raise your voice?

You never know the support that’s out there? The like-minded people who are ready to raise their voice with you, but they were waiting for someone to raise it first?

Plus, what’s the worst that can happen?

You support a particular topic, you put your voice to it, but you don’t get any support at all.

But, you still love it right?

Then it doesn’t matter anymore! On top of that, once everyone sees your passion and your love, they’ll automatically start backing your voice.

That’s always been the case!

I Made a Mistake!

I Made a Mistake!

I thought what is right for me is right for everyone!

That was my mistake!

I introduced the changes I needed in my life and thought these changes should be applicable to everyone!

I had the mindset of ‘Change’ on my mind.

What was needed was Self Awareness.

It was only right for me.

My job, as someone who became self-aware of who he was, what is important, what is not, and what do I need… My job is to bring that self-awareness to the table.

I can only share what I know.

Not lay it on other people.

That awareness will give people the option of the changes, what it is about, and whether they’d like to accept it or not.

3 Things I learnt while flying!

3 Things I learnt while flying!

I love flying, and whoever knows me, knows that the window seats are my thing.

No matter what’s the duration, I’ll be at my seat, with no disturbances from others, and get the best sunrise/sunset views from the top (I’ve some good pictures).

For me, flying is the best time to ponder over my thoughts. Look into the atmosphere, open up to yourself and you’ll realize how deep you can think and how effective it is.

One such instance happened the last time I flew, when I was in my thought process and something amazing struck me.

And as I pondered over it, I went deep into that thought and as an outcome,
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉🏻 I’ve come up with three amazing lessons that can be learnt while flying!

A. Problems from the Top

All of us have problems on a daily basis, day-to-day micro issues or macro problems.

We worry about them, all the time.

However, have you noticed, while flying, when you’re at top, looking down from the sky and all you can see is land, lights and ocean.

When you look down from that macro perspective, you tend to relate it with life, how long your life is and how we let tiny, minute issues affect our life, affect our day and probably make us unnecessarily stressful.

B. Materialism from the Top

This seems to be an irony, considering you’re in an airplane. But, hear me out!

We are surrounded with materialistic items around us, either the ones that we have, or the ones we are chasing, or the ones that others have that we now want.

Could be anything, you know what materialistic means, right?

However, when you are x amount of feet up in the air, when none of those things are around you, or can be seen by you, have you ever thought how important are those things in your life?

All you can see from the top is the nature, the sky, the sun, the land and the ocean.

Not even humans.

Just these things. The ones that actually surround us.

Everything else just seems the same from the top.

C. Don’t worry about the things that are not in your control

Have you ever realized that, while flying, your life isn’t in your hands at all? Your pilot is in control of the flight, and thus your life too.

Every time there’s turbulence, everyone starts freaking out, but is it in your control?

You have to trust someone else, in this case, the pilot to get things under control.

In the same way, there are a lot of things in life out of control, where we can’t do anything about it, there’s no point stressing out about it. You can simply trust the process, trust the universe, trust the person who has the control.

//Are you able to relate to any of these pointers?

//Do you have any other thoughts when you’re flying?

The first 15 minutes of the day!

The first 15 minutes of the day!

What if I tell you,

when you wake up in the morning,

the first 15 minutes of your day has an impact on your entire day.

Those 15 minutes decide whether you’re going to have a good day or a bad day!

—–x—–

In that initial fifteen minutes, if you think that you had less sleep, you’re waking up tired, you wish you didn’t have to work today, if you could stay in bed for the whole day,

guess what,

those thoughts have an impact on the entire day and the day’s events will proceed in that manner.

—–x—–

On the other hand, if you wake up with the thoughts of gratitude, thanking for this life that you have, that you woke up, that you have the ability to accomplish so much this day and every day,

guess what,

you have set a positive tone to the day and you’ll feel more joyful to accomplish as many tasks as possible, during the day.

—–x—–

Would you like to make a difference to your thoughts when you wake up?

That choice is up to you.

The definition of ‘Opinion’

The definition of ‘Opinion’

Everyone holds people’s opinions on a pedestal and base their lives around it!

However, have you ever read the definition of an ‘opinion’?

A view or a judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

The opinion is not based on facts neither does the person have the 100% knowledge of your life?

Then why are these opinions so important?

Think about it.

Listening to the Right People!

Listening to the Right People!

With the internet in its current form, everyone has a voice, some use it positively, to impact people, some people use it to sell something, some people use it negatively, to bring others down!

Earlier, in the initial social media days, or even before that, this wasn’t the case!

When a person saw a billboard or a visual/audio show or an ad, the platform was trusted enough to trust the information too.

With social media and the uprise of people on it, there are too many voices out there!

When you seek information on the internet, you need to be self-aware of who you are, what do you seek and listen to the right person.

On a number of occasions, people are in a hurry and conclude their hunt for the information, with the first person they find and base their opinions according to a single person’s point of view too.

If you’re listening to someone, be sure of the experience they have and what their intentions are.

If you’re buying something, ensure of the brand and their approach. (especially if it’s an online service)

The key is to listen to the right people.

Walk your own path!

Walk your own path!

Only the achievements are compared, not the goals or the aspirations or the journey or the day-to-day life!

It’s simply astonishing how the society works!

The best way to move forward in life is to follow your Journey and stay in your lane!

Can’t get any simpler than that!

Celebrate others successes instead of dwelling over them!
Support them in their failures instead of enjoying them!
To top it off, walk with others instead of trying to trample them!

We are an amalgamation of

We are an amalgamation of

Who we are.

Who we become.

What we think.

Where does it all come from?

Certainly not from a bunch of books taught to us during school or college.

We are an amalgamation of every person we meet in our lifetime, every experience we have, every activity we are a part of, our conversations, what we read, what we observe around us.

It all affects us.

We are a sum total of all that.

Self-improvement Goals

Self-improvement Goals

“Canceling plans to read is ok. Skipping a party for the gym is ok. Staying home to cook is ok. Let’s encourage it and respect self-improvement.” – Chance the Rapper

Upgrading to a better version of ourselves should be the goal!

Whatever makes us happy should be the goal!

Not what makes other happy! Not what is part of the culture! Not what is “supposed to be done”!

You want to improve yourself? Spend your time on the right things which will make you learn more.

Let’s respect and encourage #SelfImprovement!

It’s all talk.

It’s all talk.

Some people talk about it, but don’t believe in it.

Some people believe in it, but don’t know how to talk about it.

Some people believe and talk about it, they are the authentic ones.

It?

It can be anything.
Life.
Career.
Finance.
Relationships.

Who are you listening to?

What You Think – You Attract

What You Think – You Attract

You can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it.

#AchieveTheImpossible

When people around you, say it’s not possible, it should give you the energy to do it even more than before.

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

Improving ourselves! (A personal story)

We get so entangled in our day-to-day lives, with “chasing happiness”, with “attaining success” that we are always chasing something.

When was the last time we focused on ourselves? When did we take a step back or rather stayed still and thought about us – who we are?

I was the person I’m referring to, in the first paragraph! I had been living it, without realizing the mistakes – because that’s what the society taught us, because that’s how everything is around us.

Something clicked within me, that things are going good but I’m not content with it. That its time for a change. That I’ve to change myself, in order to grow.

When you ponder over yourself, when your only goal is to learn more, about what is right – you seek knowledge and nothing else.

And in this process, you improve yourself. Improve as a better version of yourself! A 2.0, if that explains better.

With a good period of time spent on this and having realized that the process is long but enjoyable – I learnt this, the only way forward is to improve yourself and nothing else.

Status

You Do You!

We often look towards others, when we are looking for the ‘right’ thing to do!

What’s the right market opportunity at the moment?

What’s the right investment strategy?

What’s the right course to study?

We often forget that there’s no “right” thing at all!

//

You’ve to do what’s right for you!

This is also where self-awareness comes in – you need to know yourself, what your strengths are, what your goals are, where does your happiness lie and then do that!

You do you!

Status

We try to fit in!

We try to fit in with everyone else thinking, “Are we doing the right thing?” and yet, we forget that every human being is unique!

Every individual has a different purpose and everyone has to be different! The world would be a lot weirder if each and every one of us has the same goal, with the same amount of execution and same routines too! Don’t you think so?

So instead of trying to blend in, let’s all be different, have our own unique journeys, with different goals and different purposes.

How are you doing?

How are you doing?

Let’s start asking ‘How are you doing?’ instead of ‘What do you do?’ and ‘How’s work going on?’ to everyone we meet!

What do you think?

People don’t speak about their feelings and emotions! People don’t speak up whether they’re happy or not!

//Happiness is what matters, right now, tomorrow and in the future.//

Yes, work’s important and yes, goals are important too, but not at the cost of your happiness!

A simple question, ‘How are you doing?’ would allow everyone to live a better life and actually make them aware of their feelings and emotions! #FoodForThought

Introducing @livethezazzlife

Introducing @livethezazzlife

A life with perspective, kindness, gratitude, happiness and prosperity equals to a positive life.

To achieve that, the process starts from your mindset.

To achieve that mindset, you need to feed your brain with the right information!

Which is the reason behind starting @livethezazzlife with a motto of making Positivity Louder!

Follow the account on Instagram – @livethezazzlife – if you’re interested.

There is no Backup to Entrepreneurship

There is no Backup to Entrepreneurship

If entrepreneurship is something that flows within you, then you wouldn’t want to do anything else; there is no backup.

There’s a certain aura of doing it on your own, no matter how small or big, that makes you want to do it even more. The vision, the passion, the energy, the struggles, the journey is so incredible; you just love it.

When you create your company, it becomes your baby, your child; you want to grow it, you want to nurture it and take care of it. The words may seem out of context, but it’s not, it’s the truth.

No matter how many backups you create, if entrepreneurship is within you, you’ll do whatever it takes, start ‘x’ number of companies until you make it, but you shall keep doing so. #Facts

DREAMS!

DREAMS!

There are two kinds of people,

  1. One who keep sleeping so they can dream more and,
  2. one who wake up and follow their dreams.

Every dream is achievable as long as it’s practical and you work towards it!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!

Quote

Monday Motivation

“You only live once? False.
You live every day. You only die once.”

If you think about the past, then you’d regret it. If you think about the future, then you’d always be anxious.

Be in the present! Live and enjoy each day to its fullest!

It’s okay to take a break!

It’s okay to take a break!

Graduated in May 2015. Zazz Media started in December 2015. What happened in those six months?

The entrepreneurial spirit always existed within me. I knew; eventually, I’d build something – although, I didn’t possess the answers for the what, when and how.

Coming from our stressful education system, teaching us all but the same principles, those six tension-free months was a blessing! No responsibilities, no plans, no routine! Nothing valuable happened during that period. Although, in hindsight, I’m happy I took that decision because that brought me to where I am today!

Proceeding down this path gave me the push, the energy to accomplish something. That realisation was important!

It’s up to you, whether you’d like to take a break or not. However, remember this – If you can take a break, do it for yourself. Please don’t rush into decisions, because you got pressured into it. When that happens, you don’t make choices out of happiness.

the Story of my first start-up – Shreyan Rohit Productions

the Story of my first start-up – Shreyan Rohit Productions

#ThrowbackStory #FirstStartUp #2014
During college, back in 2014, specialising in entrepreneurship and simultaneously studying a photography course led me to start a production firm called Shreyan Rohit Productions.

0% professional + 5% personal experience – having just studied the basics. However, this profession had an energy/ an aura around it that created this hunger inside me to accomplish something, and right now itself. #2014Thoughts

Long story short, approached Shreyan Ghosh, a college acquaintance at the time – also, a skilled, knowledgeable photographer wanting to grow into this field – and asked whether he’d like to partner up for such an idea (of doing this professionally). At first, both of us were hesitant – since we didn’t know how to proceed or even if we got the project in hand, how would we execute it.

However, as they say, you can achieve anything, once you set your mind towards it. For us, we only wanted to start and experience this field’s professional aspect – with no end goals in mind.

Fast forward to making 15+ videos and photo shoots – 5+ clients – hiring editors and photographers to help along the projects – creating the brand design with no knowledge of its know-how. In the end, this was a fantastic experience altogether – full of struggles and learning.

Somehow, late 2014, both of us drifted regarding the professional shoots – focusing at the end of our college year and ultimately, it came to an end.
If I had to travel back in time and modify one element of this journey, I wouldn’t change anything, because I loved all of it – every lesson we learned – every downfall we faced – all the firsts, whether it was creating a logo or approaching a client or mailing an invoice.

Shreyan Rohit Productions, the end.
Big shoutout to @shreyantito who was a part of this journey, along with me – what started as approaching an acquaintance to become a business partner ended up with us becoming brothers for life.

Status

Who are the Joneses and why you should avoid them?

Who are the Joneses?
“Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one’s neighbour as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to “Keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.” #Wikipedia
//
Consciously or sub-consciously, all of us are trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. Now is the time we realise the mistakes we’ve been making! It shouldn’t matter to you what the others are doing if you are satisfied with your everyday life! We fall for worldly possessions because we see someone else accomplish something and now we want the same.

Someone else means your friends, your colleagues, and even those you follow on social media. The current trend is tied in with posting every expensive stuff you buy or do on social media. Now more than ever, it’s about telling others what you are doing rather than for your self-interest!

Ask yourself three questions the next time you do anything,
1. Am I buying this product/service because of self-interest?
2. Is this bringing value to me?
3. Do you care about other’s opinions?

Achieve stuff for yourself and not for others! Think about it and STOP NOW! The only loss is yours and not anyone else’s.

Your horoscope for May!

Your horoscope for May!

Quote

Sunday Motivation

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

Status

You Matter.

Yes, you do. You’re here for a reason. You may not know it yet, but the journey has just started! You have time to figure everything out. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Are you living for the Weekends?

Are you living for the Weekends?

There’s a mindset ingrained in us since childhood, about working Monday to Friday and then enjoying the weekends!

Everyone hates Mondays and calls it the ‘Monday Blues’! Come Wednesday; people start talking about their Friday and Saturday Night plans. Why?
There’s no harm to enjoy the day off but first, live each day to its fullest. Maximise your potential for that particular day, and when the time comes, you cool it off!

Bars and clubs out there have started exploiting this weekend mindset and provide you with mid-week and Friday night offers. Falling into their traps, you spend thousands of hard-earned bucks on just three-four hours worth of satisfaction and luxury, only to do it the next week again. Moreover, what are you achieving out of it?

Think about it from the long-term perspective. Does that activity bring any value addition to your life? People have their own choices, but at the same time, enjoy your other days too instead of wasting them on something you don’t love; only to wait for the weekends and curse Monday yet again.

Do what you love every day, rather than waiting for the Fridays and Saturdays.

Weekends are a boon to us! How about productively executing it to achieve your goals? Work on your personal development, act on those goals we’ve been trying to accomplish, finish your side hustle project! These points only matter when you know your vision!

In the end, it’s your choice! #LiveEachDay

Status

Frustrating Days at Work?

Everyone has stressful and frustrating days at work, although, there’s a catch!

When you’re passionate about your work, then those days don’t worry you as much, and at the same time, you know it will improve from there on!

The opportunities are endless today; anyone can pursue their interests in any manner they want!

It’s about self-education and self-learning, understanding from your own mistakes!

When was the last time you were asked, Are you Happy?

When was the last time you were asked, Are you Happy?

Every time you meet someone, the question boils down to, “How’s work going on?

With me, the conversation comes down to two questions, “How many clients do you have?” and “How many employees do you have?” apart from the general question above.

When was the last time someone asked you, or you asked someone, “Are you Happy?

Because, it starts and ends with that, happiness. Are you Happy in your life? Are you Happy at your work? Happiness is not a chase, but a journey, a state that we should live in every day!

Next time you meet someone, for a change, pose this question and see how meaningful the conversation turns out to be! ❤️

Status

Are you in your Comfort Zone?

All good things take place outside our comfort zone.

If you want to transform/ improve your life,
If you have a macro goal to achieve and you can’t progress,
If you’re troubled by the daily circumstances of your life,
The answer is, ‘To get yourself out of this comfort zone‘.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You’ve created this stable world for yourself, where everything is going the same way, with no growth and no improvement.

To grow, or rather, improve as a better version of yourself, you need to escape that safe place. The grass is greener on the other side!

Every day, every month and every year, the smallest amount of value that you can provide to yourself, helps in upgrading to a better version of yourself.

What about Today?

What about Today?

Regretting the past? Focusing on the future?
However, what about today?

Without conquering today, you will probably regret the past, or you won’t achieve the future goal! Why? Because we don’t live in the present.

Ask yourself again; what about today and re-think your steps!

Status

#Inspiration

Inspiration is not something you force upon someone; one attracts it when they need it. Meaning, only when you keep an open mindset, will you accept it and allow it to change your life.

When do you need Inspiration? How do you find the perfect inspiration? Coming up in the future blog posts.

The “Perfect” Scenario

The “Perfect” Scenario

Nothing is Perfect, and it will never be! Imperfections make us who we are! It applies to our life, personal and professional, work, relationships, everything else too.

You cannot chase after perfection, because it doesn’t exist.

As much as it applies to the macro situations in your life, it also refers to the tiniest day-to-day elements as well.

You can only accomplish something when it seems acceptable to you. Not when the time is right, or when you have to do it (external pressure), or when you feel its perfect enough to execute.

Status

Frustrating VS Passionate Work

Everyone has stressful and frustrating days at work, although, there’s a catch!

When you’re passionate about your work, then those days don’t worry you as much, and at the same time, you know it will improve from there on!

The opportunities are endless today; anyone can pursue their interests in any manner they want!

It’s about self-education and self-learning, understanding from your own mistakes!

Quote

#SaturdayThoughts


“Before you change the world, you need to bring the change in yourself first.”

Quote

Why do you compare?

Why do people compare their lives, especially their achievements with everyone around them, takes my breath away. No one would compare their struggles or learning with anyone else.

What joy do people gain, by comparing their successes with others?
Everyone has their own timeline! You know the best outcome for yourself! You know your desires!

Everyone comparing their journey with others don’t know the behind-the-scenes of your life, your journey, your hustle and your struggles.

Happiness should be the ultimate goal for yourself and the others around you; life would seem better that way!
.

.

Only when said, do people understand “comparisons” is negative for yourself and doesn’t provide any value to you.

Don’t we have the same 24 Hours in a Day?

Don’t we have the same 24 Hours in a Day?

In a typical scenario, for most people, out of the 24 hours every day, you usually work for 8-9 hours, and you sleep for 7-8 hours. For arguments’ sake, let’s add another 2 hours for your breakfast/ lunch and dinner.

In this extreme scenario, which isn’t the same for all, there’s still another 6 hours left for productive use.

During discussions, the topic tends to sway towards, ‘I had work‘ and ‘I didn’t get time‘. However, when you manage your time accurately, you’ve all the time in the world.

Either for your side hustle, either for your personal development, there’s always this extra set of hours which we tend to ignore.

Let’s apply all the hours you’re awake for, in the best possible manner.

Make this day the best Monday of your life.

Make this day the best Monday of your life.

Dictate these words to your mind, ‘Today will be the best Monday of my Life‘ and let that inner voice of yours repeat it, until your sub-conscious mind understands it too.

#NoMoreMondayBlues

Time waits for No One!

Time waits for No One!

We think we have enough time in our hands! Do we?

It seems 2019 just started yesterday, and we’re already at the end of March now! Days, weeks and months will pass by, and 2020 will come along!

Now is the time to execute! Take those pending actions! Step forward towards those future goals!

Never have that regret of letting time pass by, while you were waiting to take action! #OneLife #Execute

Status

Are we living for the Future?

We continuously focus on how our future will look like, and our efforts toll up for our post-retirement.

However, what about today? The present. We have one life, and we have no idea how tomorrow is going to be! So why not utilize the time we have to chase our dreams and pursue our passion or exploring life or discovering and learning new skills and interests. Living a better version of our life should be our focus.

“Don’t Live the Same Year 75 times and call it a Life.” – Robin Sharma

Quote

Yes You Can!

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Once you set your mind towards something, you can achieve anything you want. The only thing which stops you from doing so is yourself.

Don’t let outside voices and actions affect your decisions.

Status

Focus on your Strengths!

Instead of focusing on
– what others are doing, or
– what the hot trends are, or
– what your weaknesses are,

Focus on your Strengths.

They will help you win the game. Usually, our strengths are something we love, so why not achieve something that plays on it. We’d be good at what we do, and be happy doing so!

Create a SWOT chart which states your strengths and weaknesses and the chances and risks you see for yourself.

Based on that, it’ll give you a clearer idea of your life and help you guide yourself towards a better future.