Are you an introvert and an aspiring public speaker? 5 public speaking tips for introverts.

Introverts are thought to be shy and naive people. Even though this isn’t always the case, they’re usually the quiet type that make better listeners than talkers. While listening, they’re able to understand the other person’s need by paying proper attention and relating with their story through deep thoughts and feelings. public speaking isn’t something […]

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This is a story about control

This is a story about control
My control
Control of what I say
Control of what I do
And this time I’m gonna do it my way
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do
Are we ready?

I am
Cause it’s all about control
And I’ve got lots of it

“Control” is the title song of Janet Jackson’s third album. The song peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s dance & R&B charts in 1986. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.

Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behaviour and the course of events.

“Chips thru’ your lips will show forever on your hips”

I can hear my sister’s voice in my head every time a see a bag of chips. Chips and I used to be best friends, now its like – I love you as a friend but you need to give me my space.

In the past 19 months, I have gained 10 kgs and 4 inches around my waistline. That is unbelievable right? Yes, I thought so too and haven’t seen the face of my weighing scale since it told me the truth. Yes, the harsh truth. May be I should make peace with the scales and renew my friendship with them. It (Scales) is my friend after all who speaks the truth in private at my face and never speaks behind my back.

I hate to reveal the implications of not just chips but anything that is spicy, tasty, salty and sugary. My favourite jeans and dresses have reached the bottom shelf of my closet, away from sight. Not that ‘out of sight is out of mind”. They still occupy the prime real estate spot in my mind.

Life comes with all its hidden twists and turns I haven’t been able to handle it well lately. Food has become a comforter along the drive. I end up eating when I am tired, when I’m hungry,  when I’m angry and also when I’m stressed. I can’t resist my mom’s cooking and I love eating out.

A voice in my brain tells me all the time – It’s becomes very difficult to fight the consequences after the deed is done. It is a better and safer option to embrace the size you have grown into and shop for a new wardrobe.

Another, very feeble voice from somewhere deep within says – take control of your life. You have the power to influence what passes thru’ your lips. You can directly influence your behaviour, the consequences of which you will be proud to flaunt.

I must to hang up the beautiful dress and hip hugging jeans on the door of my wardrobe. I must be mindful of the amount of food that passes thru’ my lips, no matter how delicious, how appetising and how comforting they look and feel.

To believe that not too far in the near future that I can and that I will get into my favourite dress and my hip hugging jeans will be to take control of my actions. This control and consequences of this control over my food intake will not just be a wardrobe changer but will be a life changer too.



If this is final, what does that mean? The final what?

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When I saw “final” as the word of the day, I got a chill. In the past two weeks, I have lost at least three friends with more on the way. Not to mention that my email is full of warnings of: “This is the final hour! Send $3 now!”

I fondly hope this isn’t the final hour for all of us, but it has recently been the final hour for more than a few friends and loved ones.  I don’t know how many more are on the special waiting line. I’m hoping that Death is like the guy in Terry Pratchett’s books. Pragmatic, friendly and most of the time, there to give you a hand to find your right place.

It is a strange feeling watching your group of friends grow smaller day by day. My mother told me a long time ago that “You know you are old…

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Believe in your self

“Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when you don’t sleep before fulfilling them.”
― A.P.J. Abdul KalamWings of Fire: An Autobiography

Prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. It is classically considered to be a virtue. A virtues that imbibes self discipline.

Habit is a reaction, it is something that you do often and repeatedly and sometimes without knowing that you are doing it:

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your character,
Your character become your personality.”

“The person that you will spend the most time with in your life is yourself, so you better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.”


The power of positivity has never been as important as it is in today’s society. The current state of control that the internet has introduced creates mixed feelings about what we should do, who we should be, and what we are supposed to achieve. Sometimes, you might feel like you are lost, that you are not on the path to becoming the version of yourself that you have envisioned. The following 10 quotes are for those moments, which are more common as the fall and its cold weather approaches, to help you stand up and realize that only you have the key to your future. We all have the power to decide the thoughts that govern our minds — no one can steal this power from us.

Having confidence and believing in yourself is paramount for success to come. If you don’t have the confidence to believe in yourself, fake it until you make it.

Create a set of values and follow them through your life. Be unique — this is what truly makes you human.

Don’t be afraid to fail. Take risks and get out of your comfort zone, this is the only way that you will achieve success — by constantly putting yourself in situation that you are likely to fail in.

You have to at least try. If you don’t try, you can’t win just like if you dont ask the question, the answer is always NO.