Life updates

1. Life’s good. Enjoying work. And non-work.

2. Tried buying an iPad from Apple site, no deliveries as of now. Beta, thode din aur 🙂

3. Mom will make ice cream tomorrow. Since I cannot eat anything beyond dal rice roti subzi (i.e., no chhole, rajma, curry, mathri, etc.,) due to surgery, we came to a softer, easily digestible option.

4. Looking at the quantum of work I do, should I start charging more? Nope. I’ll manifest it. And let people pay me more out of will.

5. A prospect who converted has a problem understanding whatever I write on emails / messages. So then we have to get on a call. The entire process wastes a lot of time for me. Thinking of saying no to them tomorrow. Time is money. Not that I have communication issues. Rest all work perfectly well with messages / emails and once a week / fortnight calls.

6. Waiting to tell the new job info to my team at the right time 🙂

7. Gotta respond to the diligent guy who worked on the website. Been long.

8. Content, content, quiz, class, posting, uploading – six huge tasks for tomorrow. Gonna be fun.

9. Also gotta file the claim for hospitalisation. Saturday.

10. Did I tell you, idli still tastes good, despite having it a lot of times post surgery?

That’s it folks, stay safe and keep rocking 🤘🏻

Jobless for a year

Last year, I resigned from my job in March 2020, got relieved in June 2020.

Started freelancing then. Learnt multiple ways of sourcing new clients. Did wonderful work. Made a bit less than my salary but absolutely loved every day of the last one year.

After all this hustle, this April I got myself to a place where I was making more than my last drawn salary. And lo and behold, I got a job offer (that begins on 1st June) for a job I love.

So I said no to some of the prospective clients, said yes to working with some of those along with working full time on the job. And I guess we will 2X my last drawn salary at the start of the new job, leaving how things take us further to the future.

So, it is easy to demotivate myself by saying “I was jobless for a year”. Well, this is how society has conditioned us to believe.

Except, the truth is:

1. I finally had the courage to pursue my passion of writing, by giving up the stability of a full time job.

2. That taught me sales, negotiation and persuasion skills, along with polishing my skill set as a writer.

3. I was able to try an internship in content creation, among other things, that finally lead me to having a full-time job as Content Manager with one of the top brands of India.

4. I was responsible and accountable for my time.

5. I was finally not killing myself daily.

Thus, I was (and still am) living a life of choice. A privilege a lot of us have however very few of us have the courage to live by it.

The best part? For the first time in life I’m going for a job for which there is no degree on my resume, just a skill set and an experience to prove its mettle. Isn’t that amazing? 🤩

What does loving someone mean?

No, I’m not talking about the garbage source of love that is physical love.

Rather, real love. And we can really love any one and every one. How?

Here’s how: By respecting them. By listening to them. By respecting them even if we disagree with them. By making a conscious effort to dig out the best in them. By being a human being in front of another human being.

So, do we love people, or do we make people hate us?

Is there so much fear?

How much of our fear is acquired? From news, WhatsApp and other social media?

The condition is difficult but what is the point of amplifying it by consuming a whole lot of information around it?

Last week as my stomach was recovering from appendix surgery, doctor has strictly told me to eat liquids or soft foods like idli, poha, etc. Why? Because the equation is clear – the input in your stomach will determine the health of the stomach.

Now replace stomach with mind.

What would happen to the mind if we keep feeding it negativity, hurt and pain of the world? How will it radiate power for those who really need it?

You want to help the world, here’s how you can:

– Sit for 10 minutes at specific times and radiate power to those who need it. People can’t meet others but they definitely can catch the vibes they’re being given. Give them that power.

– Bless your food before you eat it. The farmers and the delivery people are in angst right now, because they may also want to sit in the safe canopy of their homes instead of venture out and get a terminal disease. That anger goes to the food we eat. Bless the food to wash off all negativity.

– Talk about your childhood to your parents. Its your as well as their favourite topic. And we all need these conversations right now.

System isn’t designed to make you win

If you want to win, you’ll have to design your own system.

If you think someone who talks on the Internet about making you win will make you win if you get under their canopy, they will help you win – that is the biggest lie sold in the world.

Being a winner means helping others win. Sad very few get to become winners like this.

Chaliye chaliye!!

Okay! A week long break from blogging. First time in the history of this blog!

But never mind, I’ll make up for this.

So the reason for the miss-out was that I was admitted in hospital 8 days back for appendix surgery. Got discharged yesterday. And now I feel a bit active in the mornings so getting back to work drop by drop.

Rest all okay. It was a part of life. Came and went. Chill 🙂

Looking forward to talking to you daily now.

Hope is a wonderful thing

My boss shared a heartfelt message on the group today. Just replicating it here. Hope this fills you up with hope as much as it does to me:

Good afternoon team

This feels like a grim time. The rising cases aren’t helping, the data isn’t helping and our emotions aren’t helping.

During such tough times – it is important that we chose our stories wisely.

It is easy to get sucked into the negativity. Easy to think about the worst. Easy to believe all is lost.

everyday I get wonderful messages, stories of people changing their lives, of making long lasting changes in their life.
All because of the work you all do!

So don’t give up on yourself. And don’t give up on hope.
Hope is a wonderful thing