Month: July 2019

How to Defy What You Can’t Control (Even If You Feel Overwhelmed)

A hurricane raged through my mind. I waited in a sparsely crowded Pune airport at 3.20 am. The departure was still one hour away. I had bought the penultimate ticket for this flight, at a premium, that afternoon. Like a river with violent undertow, I appeared, by all means, calm and composed. But inside, I …

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Why Most Online Confidence Tips Will Never Increase Your Self-Esteem

You promised you wouldn’t let this happen — but you couldn’t help it. You let yourself down. Again. You piped down and stayed silent when your boss made that incorrect statement in the team meeting. ‘Who am I to correct her?’, you thought, ‘Maybe she’s right — she’s the boss after all.’ It doesn’t matter that you know the …

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