All posts filed under: Daily Inspiration

Are men better at networking than women? My twitter research reveals some truth!

Few months back I accidentally became a part of the Startup network. Soon I was hanging out with entrepreneurs (primarily tech) and was talking to them on every social (media) platform. Surprisingly in this network I could not find many women. Few were active on social networking sites and many seldom responded. I have never been great at networking. Is it me or are women generally averse to making a lot of contacts? Are men better at this skill? I wanted to find out answers to my questions, so I planned a fun project. I created a survey of 10 questions and collected responses from a small sample group. The results might be a little skewed because of the methodology, but nonetheless I am sure you will enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed doing this exercise! A quick brief of my survey: I got 25 responses out of the 40 requests that I sent Around 60% respondents were my Twitter contacts and 40% offline friends The respondents  are a mix of Entrepreneurs, Photographers, Psychologists and …

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Facing career stagnancy? Draw your evolution chart with me!

We have heard this many times and experienced it atleast once in our lifetime. Yet, when we come across it we feel as if we are drowning in deep dark waters with no hope to see the surface. I am talking about the “Stuck-In-my-Career” syndrome. It is almost like a vicious cycle; comes after a fixed time. For some it leads to climbing to the next position, job in a new organization or a complete 180 degree shift in career. In each case there almost always is a sight of growth. For me this situation arrived a few months back. It looked never ending. I am still not out of it, but I am confident that I will sail through. During those dark days of constant anxiety and nervousness about the future I did every possible thing. Spoke to friends, cried, had sleepless nights, cursed my destiny etc. Finally one Sunday morning while scribbling on a paper, I came up with a sketch. A sketch that completely changed my thinking. This sketch made me realize …

Dare the sky

Right at the peak have I reached or am I yet to take the flight? I stare at the sky and dare it; The vastness, the fear to get lost, the journey alone, Should I be afraid or rejoice? I stare at the sky one more time, I am taking the flight; absorb me in your infiniteness. This picture is from my trip to my hometown last month. This beautiful bird, sat mightily on the branch of an almost barren tree, staring the sun. The silhouette was just picture perfect. It resonated with the thought that crosses our mind, before we take the plunge to change our lives! Have you faced your “Dare the Sky” moment yet? Share your thoughts here.

Engineered for change, lesson I learned from an Entrepreneur

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”  ~Henri Bergson We hear this often and still every time when we wake up to the reality of monotony, we take a step back or procrastinate the moment for further some time. We try to brush it off under the carpet. If you are a startup founder or employee or just someone who continuously wants to grow, you would swear by the fact that change is the only thing that has kept you moving. Big companies demand constancy in their employees (or that is what is the accepted truth) and at times you get so trapped in the expectation that you fail to see beyond your current circumstances. You fail to envision the unseen. This is why I more often enjoy talking to entrepreneurs and hear their startup stories. Their world is all so dynamic that they will rub off their pace on you. During one such conversation with a friend, who is running a digital marketing company and simultaneously …

A morning cup, a morning thought

What happens when you listen to a beautiful song? The one that makes you forget the rest and think or feel only the good things around you and inside you? My morning cup of tea does the same. It is like that beautiful song that cleanses my mind and heart. I have lived in the illusion to search inspiration from bigger things in life. A legendary TED talk, a wonderful article or an inspiring story. The bubble burst this morning when I took the first sip from my cup of tea. With the speed of light I felt inspired. I mumbled to myself “Things will work out, they have to! Like they always did in the past” Today if you feel tired or disheartened, if you do not have an answer to that question – look around. Look closely into smaller objects, incidences or moments. Sometimes the most insignificant pieces talk the most sense. They lie right there in front of our eyes and we miss them. If you are still struggling with your mind: …