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12 Years a Software Dev – How it Prepped Me to Help You Reinvent your Life

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I wake up at 4.45 am – excitement bubbling within me. Today I get to work on what I love doing. Just like every other day. I’ll apply what I learned yesterday and add some brand graphics to my site. Oh, it’s Saturday. Another of my article goes out today. Most of the work is …

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7 Remarkable Traits that Help Emotionally Mature People Conquer all Odds

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Some people seem to have a magic touch… You meet them, and before you know it, you’ve hit it off with them. Interactions with them are satisfactory beyond words – almost cathartic. You feel that they are listening to you; that they can see you. But that’s not all… They seem to have a bounty …

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How to Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations like a Badass

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Admit it. You’re jealous. You see some people handle uncomfortable conversations like a pro. They seem to have some magic touch – that you don’t. It’s almost like a Teflon coating; nothing ever sticks on them. They come out unscathed, no matter how tough the conversation gets. You want to be like them. After all, …

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Why Your Career Is Going Nowhere (and What to Do About It)

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Another year passes by with no progress on your career goals. No remarkable assignments, no recognitions, no promotion. Nil. Nada. You feel unnoticed and invisible at work. You wander about the cubicle bays like a mouse scurrying amongst the nooks and crannies in a maze – hoping, praying even, for someone from “those cubicles” to …

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about being “Selfish”

You don’t have any choice. You are overwhelmed at work. Tasks to complete, calls to attend, proposals to draft, escalations to handle. The home front looks no better. The daily slog before you leave for work: preparing breakfast, packing lunch, getting the kids ready for school — the youngest conveniently decides to throw a tantrum. After work, …

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11 Lessons Learned About Combating Stress While Our Baby Was in Neonatal Care

It was 3.50 am. I woke up and heard Swati calling me from the bathroom. Perturbed, I rushed to her aid. Her amniotic fluid was leaking. But our baby was not due for another 7–8 weeks. Our gynecologist was out on a vacation. Nevertheless, I called him and he advised to get her to the …

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