I don’t like podcasts. For me, they are a drag. To sum up — it’s when a couple of people take an hour to say what can be said in 10-mins. Only lazy people who like to think they are being productive listen to them.
That’s how I talked a year ago. But now I have a different opinion about this audio platform. I started my podcast in March 2020. As of December, I have converted $140,000 worth of clients from it. This conversion rate is second best to my Youtube Channel. …
You don’t have to become a big YouTuber to make money.
I have a small channel with 86k subscribers — my videos only get 500–1500 views. Yet, I have made $602,327 from the platform. How? I am good at selling to an audience.
I didn’t make that amount from going viral and being the next Logan Paul. This is income made from selling my coaching services. If you are a small-business who doesn’t care about views or likes but about clients, this story is for you.
I only post 4-videos a month, and get about 4–6 clients from it. This…
“This isn’t fair” — I complained, as one more person refused to hire me. In 2014, this was my situation as I applied to every job in town.
“We’ll call you back, shortly” — They said.
But I soon found out that was a corporate way of rejecting someone. Ultimately, I ran out of options and had to clean toilets to survive.
Fast forward to 2021, money is abundant. I run a six-figure coaching business, have a passive investment portfolio, and a few business partnerships.
What changed? As I look back at my struggle, I realize the way I look…
Passion is not a career but an emotion. The dictionary definition says it’s a “strong and barely controllable emotion”. So, the passion career that you were born to do is a myth. You can be passionate about your food, your lover or your car. And it will change with time because feelings are fluid.
In a Stanford Research project, a research team found that the idea of passion is harmful to human growth because it’s a fixed mindset that wrongly assumes our interests to be fixed.
If passion is not a career, then what should you pursue?
Have you heard of the jealous tree? He said, “I will never be as big as that tree” and never grew to its full size. We in our 20s are much like that tree. We have dreams, goals and some resources to get there. But looking at other successful people can make you doubt yourself. This doubt can make you go in circles and never get anywhere.
Unlike the metaphor, trees don’t compete with each other. If they did, nature would be ugly. But we humans do compete. Our prefrontal cortex gives us the ability to measure our skills. …
8-year old Timmy cried for help! As he woke up in a dark room, to see someone lurking in the corner. His parents came rushing in and turned on the light. Only to see, that ghost was a chair full of clothes.
Timmy experienced a visual illusion because of the dark. Like that, there are errors in our thinking called cognitive biases. They distort our reality and make us see what isn’t there.
When you decided to click on this article, these biases were pulling your strings from the subconscious.
And likewise, they pull the strings of your customers. When…
We are always told to not be lazy. From your parents to that random self-help guru, everybody loves hard-work. As if easy success is a sin. To derive your self-esteem from your effort and not results turns against you. The moment you take a break, guilt will follow.
In a study at the City University of London, they collected work data from 51,895 employees. They concluded that high work time and intensity had no positive effects on results. And a high work-intensity (trying to work more in fewer hours) was harmful to career growth. …
Is New Year’s Resolution still a thing? If they don’t work why do people make them? For this intro, I wanted to express my dissent for this trend. More about what people have made this into. But I got curious about the origins of this practice.
Who was the first person to make a New Year’s Resolution?
To my surprise, it was a 4000-year ancient Babylonian. Each year, they celebrated a 12-day festival named Akitu. In which they made promises for the upcoming year. Later, Julias Cesar introduced this practice to Rome. …
Timmy and Rupert both make $5000/mo at their average jobs.
Let’s fast forward 30 years — Rupert is able to retire as a millionaire. Whereas Timmy is still living paycheck to paycheck. He can’t even afford a $400 emergency, like 44% of America. And like the 80%, he plans to work through his old-age. What went wrong? It comes down to how they make their financial decisions. Timmy made decisions for the short-term. He wants the new iPhone, plus enjoys eating out every week. But Rupert thought for the long-term, he wanted financial security over cheap-gratification.
When I think of Ancient India, I think of spirituality.
It’s the birthplace of meditation, something I have been doing for 6-years. Meditation didn’t help me get anything in my life. It changed me and the rest changed all by itself. Through, greater control over my mind, I was able to go from a broke and 18-year old janitor to earning six-figures. Once I tasted money, I became capitalistic. I have worked with million-dollar companies, gotten into partnerships, and I have no plan to stop anytime soon.
But I wonder, if spirituality and capitalism can coexist. …