Wins from the pandemic era

Morning walk into the misty sunrise

When I receive moment reminders from pre-covid years, I look back with nostalgia.

Discovering beautiful corners of the world, meeting people from all walks of life and pushing my stamina crossing oceans, are moments I truly cherish. At times, over the last couple of years, life seems to have hit pause. Upon reflection, I attribute this to restrictions on freedom of movement.

Discovery, relationship building and stamina have come quite handy as I took on a role at a startup. I joined Careem literally 4 days before curfews and lockdowns became a way of living. As with every challenge in life, this brought about opportunities for learning and growth. Here are some of my favourite ones:

  1. As a global citizen, the need to travel, discover and learn is an integral part of living.
  2. Create a magical flow through the power of storytelling coupled with time spirit to deliver a common goal.
  3. Keep a decision log. It is handy for chosen junctions we forget.
  4. Dogs are lifesavers. If you have the opportunity to look after one, do it!
  5. Consistency is key. Repeat until habits, processes and messages, become second nature.
  6. Health is our biggest asset — invest in good quality food, movement and headspace.
  7. Every profession has its fair deal of challenges. Embrace them while you focus on your contributions to society.
  8. We are all human, be kind.
  9. Find your allies and be someone’s ally. We are stronger together.
  10. In the face of confusion and uncertainty, avoid stagnation. Observe, adapt and keep moving forward.

Wishing you all a blessed and healthy new year, filled with adventures and wonder!

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Software Engineer | Sailing Enthusiast | Curious Traveller

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Software Engineer | Sailing Enthusiast | Curious Traveller

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