My Ruminations

I don’t believe in micromanaging my life; I surrender to surprises :) I want to travel, to every corner of the earth; to discover different cultures, to touch hearts and live dreams. Perpetual wanderlust.

I’m seeking; I’m striving. I am in it with all my heart.

2020

All you have to do is ask

“But I’ll let you in on a little secret: there’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Great cities, and art, and music. Genuine beauty. And you could have all of it. You could have a thousand more birthdays, all you have to do is ask.”

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On quitting alcohol

As I said in the earlier post on limiting beliefs, my dream is to one day, say that “I don’t drink alcohol”. PERMANENTLY. Nothing against alcohol at all. Again, I’m the BIGGEST drinker. I love my alcohol & drink daily, by myself. I can drink half a bottle of whisky

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Money vs Wealth

“The ability to do what you want, when you want, with who[m] you want, for as long as you want to, pays the highest dividend that exists in finance.” Think about what money and wealth are for. A critical distinction between being rich (having a high current income) and being

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Chris Voss: Art of Negotiation

Notes from Chris Voss Masterclass – Art of Negotiation LESSON 1: MIRRORING Problem: Situation The other party: CounterpartCollaborate to solve the problem  EmpathyWhat’s driving someone? What are their rules are?What are they really after? Who are they really working for?What are they really negotiating for? What is the commodity they

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Self-discipline

SELF-DISCIPLINE The key to loving yourself deeply (popularly known as #selflove in today’s context).  Doing what you say you’re gonna do. Doing what needs to be done, even when you don’t want to do it. ESPECIALLY when you don’t want to do it.  Put past what you think or want.

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Sara Blakey’s Masterclass On Entrepreneurship

Make it, Sell it & Create Awareness How to build a business? Notes from Sara Blakey’s Masterclass – Self-Made Entrepreneurship On purpose:What brings me joy? (What breaks my heart?)What are you good at?How do you want to serve your community? For each idea, ask yourselves these questions: (Acts as a

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What money is & isn’t

Money isn’t primarily a store of value. Money is a conduit of emotion and ego, carrying hopes and fears, dreams and heartbreak, confidence and surprise, envy and regret…

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You can become anything

“Long-term consistency beats short-term intensity.” – Bruce LeeYou can become anything—if you’re willing to pay the price. If you’re willing to give the time, energy, money, focus, and discipline, you can have whatever you want.

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60 Day Challenge – Limiting Beliefs

More on the 60-day challenge – I wrote an introduction on it & why I am embarking on it. Through this challenge, I want to work my “limiting” beliefs & and challenge myself are: 1. Increasing metabolism in mid-30s This might be factual but how can I workout or eat

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60 Day Challenge

Our outcome is a lagging indicator of our micro habits. For the past 10 days, I have been on a new challenge I set for myself. The challenge is a few SIMPLE lifestyle changes but it’s tough AF. Don’t confuse simple & easy. Some of the most simple things in

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Marketing Expert

Studied and loved finance. Did ok in Marketing & PR but kinda disliked it. 10 years in finance. Not sure how I ended up specialising in growth, customer acquisition, sales marketing & PR for most of my companies now. 😂 Here’s a really interesting chart on the skills you need

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The fights that we lost made us

I never loved anyone the way I loved Annalise. I loved her even when she didn’t choose me. But those moments when she did choose me – I would feel seen. I think we all seek that person in our lives – someone who shows us it’s possible to survive

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