I want to be more accountable for doing things – anything – that I know will make me happier

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I don’t know what exactly I want to do right away, but obviously I have about 8 specific things I want to accomplish in too little time. My dream self does both improv and stand up at the same time, writes a sketch everyday, writes 10 potential humor piece headlines and then one article every day, is working on a scripted podcast, web-series, and illustrated zine all at once, and is, of course, filled to the brim with healthy relationships. She doesn’t spend too much on social media, and yet she’s growing her brand with an occasional hot Instagram photo and 3 hilarious tweets a day. Don’t forget the job search! Everyday, she sends out an email/LinkedIn message to a different potential contact and also applies to a promising opportunity. If I were to accomplish all of this, I’d most likely be burned out. That’s why I’m also promising myself to keep up my healthy habits! Everyday, I will exercise (don’t worry – technically a part of my job! Already done!), meditate, write in a gratitude journal, connect with a loved one, eat healthy, and do 5 intentional random acts of kindness. Ah! And practice my violin, read, clean my room, and somehow managing to sleep 8 hours a night. Yoga!


Setting goals is a great thing and one must always do that, but no one should ever be disheartened if the plan doesn’t go the way they planned

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Undoubtedly my bachelors was pretty fun, learned a lot of stuff, and yes made myself a much mature and amazing person out of it. After my completion of bachelors, I didn’t go for UPSC, yet another shock for my family, and I did MBA.


‘Dream of painting, then paint your dream’ – inspiration for entrepreneurs from Van Gogh

ambition, entrepreneurs, inspiration, startups, Van Gogh, Vision


Einstein’s favourite habit was gedankenerfahrung, it’s when he’d close his eyes and imagined how physics worked in the real world, instead of formulas drawn on a chalkboard.

When he was 16 he imagined what it would be like to ride on a beam of light – how it would travel and how it would bend? He contemplated gravity by imagining bowling balls and billiard balls competing for space on a trampoline surface.

Gedankenerfahrung means ‘thought experiment’, daydreaming. Imagination has nothing to do with physics, but Einstein’s imagination is what made him a genius physicist, connecting his math skills to his dreaming in a way that let him see what others could not.

Entrepreneurs have something of this too, outlier success comes from them going out of their way to be disruptive, to make people think differently. Likewise artists, thinking in pictures and images, using their imagination to navigate the human…

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Rolling With The Punches


Nirvana Blogs

I’m writing this blog at Peace on Earth Coffee Shop — where I write most of my blogs. Except I’ve only got a half hour to crack this one out because I’ve got a train to catch in less than an hour. Actually I was supposed to catch that train twenty minutes ago, but they left me. Can you believe that?!

Has this every happened to you? The train was still stationed and I was walking down the platform with still a minute to catch. Granted I was cutting it close, but I wasn’t the only passenger rushing to hop on. I saw another passenger at the opposite end of the train running to hop on. He made it, and I was only fifteen seconds after him to hit that button which opens the door. Except the door didn’t open. Why wouldn’t the door open?! I was on time. The…

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On Building Automattic

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Launching the Distributed podcast has given me space to reflect on the last 14 years at Automattic. In 2019, distributed work has spread throughout the Bay Area and beyond, but when we were getting started, having no corporate headquarters was seen as quirky. Our distributed status has come to define our company, but we didn’t set out to be distributed. It was common in open source projects and our initial team was spread around the world. But over time it became who we are.

I’m originally from Houston, Texas. In 2003, web developer Mike Little and I, along with a few other online friends, developed a web publishing tool called WordPress. It quickly became popular, but we had no inkling that it could ever be a revenue-generating project. We just wanted to make better publishing tools so that non-engineers could express themselves online with their own blogs. For me, it…

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Building a Culture of Safety

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When I think back over the many communities I’ve been part of over the years — whether at work, as a volunteer, or in a church — those that were most vibrant had many things in common. They had leadership that was engaging, they had regular gatherings, and they were clear about who they served. As I’ve grown into my own concepts of leadership, I have come to recognize that one of the largest (and most hidden) things they had in common was a dedication to cultural safety. Letting people come as they are, and honoring that, was foundational to how they operated.

Safety can mean different things to different people, though, so here’s a quick overview of how I see it.

Types of Safety

  • Physical Safety – The ability to remain free from bodily harm. For my current work in the WordPress project, this mostly comes up in relation…

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Make commitment a habit



Commitment is like faith. It requires obedience, practice and you have to learn to live by it for commitment to actually become a habit and a tool for success. The magnitude of your goal doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be easy for you to commit to achieving it but on the other hand, greater commitment can determine if we achieve results and the greatness of those results.

Like faith, commitment isn’t easy. We make plans and fail to execute them, pledge and fail to fulfill sometimes not because we lacked the resources but we just couldn’t commit and all we can say is something came up. I used to believe I had commitment issues and I know some people out there might also believe they do but is commitment embedded in anyone’s DNA? Is it a special skill or talent that you’re born with? I don’t think so.


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Did you know that if you write your goals down, you’re more than 40% more likely to achieve them?

Did you know that if you write your goals down, you’re more than 40% more likely to achieve them? No wonder it’s one of the first steps of writing a PR plan. But, did you know that if you write them down and share them with people, you’re almost 90% more likely to achieve them?