This post is the first of many posts to follow describing my journey from a programmer to a businessman. I have been a programmer for 10 years now, and recently I decided to join my family’s business full-time. I saw that transition coming at some point and I always envisioned myself how I will handle this transition. My current role in our business is to make it tech-enabled for smoother and human error-free operations. When you work closely with non-programmers you realize the stark difference between the thinking process. …
It was 26th march 2018 around 11 am I was resting in zostel Kathmandu’s terrace. I was recollecting my thoughts on what has happened to me for the past 11 days. My mind was uncomfortably quiet, I was trying to distract it by various thoughts but again it would settle to my body sensations, I could hear all the tiniest sound my body was making. It was feeling awkward to be back in the real world — a world full of noises, distractions, hate, and love. I was feeling that I will have to re-learn all the etiquettes of this world. …
So, you have completed the arduous 10-day Vipassana course and now you are all set to bear fruits of Vipassana in real life. But you know it, you can only benefit from the Vipassana practice if you consciously and continuously plug Vipassana in your everyday life. It would be unwise to assume that you will benefit from Vipassana by just completing the 10-day course and not following up on the practice.
I am jotting down all the things that you need to do which will help you benefit from Vipassana in your everyday life.
I know 2 hours is an insane ask from a person, regardless of whatever she does for a living. In this busy world carving out 2 hours in a day might seem impossible. …
This is my weekly write-up series on implementing GTD- Week 1
So last week we talked about how I was groking the concepts of GTD by going through initial chapters of book.
I also did a retrospection on how I have been trying to manage my life and why I was failing till now. We will quickly go through my earlier practices which were not so fruitful in effectively managing my time —
Life can get overwhelming if you don’t try to organize it. It might also feel out-of-control when you want to do so much but only have 24 hours in a day. It’s very easy to see your day passing-by with no satisfactory outcome.
Being in fast-moving tech-world only compounds to the above-mentioned feelings. Hence, I am always on the lookout of how to manage my time and energy towards a fulfilling and a stress-free life. So much so that I even tried designing an app that helps you manage your time and achieve your goal.
I have tried many methods to organize myself like putting everything on the calendar, creating many to-do lists or writing on a notepad. But these methods always fall through cracks. I always felt something is missing in this methods like there are dots which are not connected. …
Sharing the story of how my life has changed over the last one year
9th May 2017, I didn’t know that after a year I will be in a position where I would be doing the most satisfying work and becoming the best version of myself. One step at a time!
Till that time I was working at Citi as a mobile developer and had reached a point where change was imminent as the work had become mundane.
I knew that I needed excitement, energy and mission in a company to utilize my skills to the best of its capabilities. …
I was planning to learn UX design for such a long time and finally here is my first UX design project: Lakshya, an app which allows an user to manage their time easily by creating your goals and breaking them down into small tasks. UX design always interested me and being a front-end developer I think UX design skill will definitely come in handy.
I am really thankful for the Springboard for their wonderful course which has amazing curricullum and a very supportive mentorship programme.
My mentor during my journey was André Martin to whom I can’t thank enough. …
Perception is how we understand things after knowing about the situation/incident/event. Perception is basically the output of your thought process after analyzing the input which here is information about any event.
When I say event it can be any event -
Basically, anything which increases the entropy of universe can be called an event.
Generally, information about the event is same, but why do different people have different perception about that event?
The Reason why I want to talk about perception is because it plays an important role in our life and we tend to almost ignore it. We ignore the fact that the way we perceive things might not be the way things are. Our beliefs, culture and many other biases come in the way when looking at an event and try to understand it. Wrong perceiving of the event might sometimes lead to negative emotions. I got into thinking that how can I change my lens(Perception thought process) to avoid generally all negative emotions which might make me sad. …
Few days back I indulged myself in teaching basic mathematics to a 10-year old kid. While teaching him I realised that how quickly he was grasping stuff compared to how difficult that was for me. This incident led me realize that I was always a dumb kid, it always took me time to figure out stuff.
While I am not at peak of my career, but reaching where I am now for a dumb kid like me is a wonder. So, I would like to share how I survived in this extremely competitive world despite being dumb-