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Aug 11

How Do You Recover from a Massive Failure?

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou In 2013, a friend of mine from back in college called …

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Aug 03

Are You Letting People Steal Your Dreams?

  “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I recently finished reading what I consider one of the best self-help books of all time.  It’s called The Success Principles and it was written by none other than Chicken Soup for the …

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Jul 28

Kindness: Are You a Blessing to Others?

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato Working in the IT industry is like a double-sided blade.  While it does pay handsomely compared to other industries, the stress level it brings is unbelievable. I’ve worked in other industries like BPO and Education and thus far, IT has been the …

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Jul 20

4 Proven Benefits of Positive Self-Talk

“Your self-talk creates your reality.” ― Abhishek Kumar I ran into a childhood friend recently who I haven’t seen for quite some time now so I wasn’t really surprised by his reaction in terms of how I look now and how I was when he last saw me. “You gained weight bro!” he said (Ouch!) …

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Jul 13

4 Irrefutable Signs Your Emotions are Getting the Best of You

“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche I commute to and from the office everyday and with public transport, you get to meet all kinds of people.  You have the quiet ones who choose to dabble with …

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Jul 06

6 Practical Reasons Why You Should Never Burn Bridges

“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”  – Tom Stoppard When I got laid off from the company I worked for the first 10 years of …

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Jun 27

4 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Not Hesitate to Say “I Don’t Know”

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ― Mahatma Gandhi      tweet this! One of the most common misconceptions among leaders, which I am guilty of admittedly, is to think or assume that he …

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Jun 20

Stop Giving Yourself Something to Worry About

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook When I was a kid, we lived in a small, up-and-down apartment which stood along a narrow street.  The house, which was made of mostly light materials, was bright on the outside but a …

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