Social media, politics, and drawing boundaries

So many people, including science experts, have spoken about the harmful effects of social media. And most of their viewpoints emphasize the 'addiction' part more than anything. I agree that social media apps have the intelligence to know what to show on our timelines to make us stick to the app. However, one aspect of … Continue reading Social media, politics, and drawing boundaries

On turning inspiration into action

Let's say you read an interesting article. The title is catchy, the content is actionable, and it contains examples you could relate to. It helps you with a new perspective, a new idea. As you read that gripping article, your pupils dilate. You feel inspired and believe this is something you want to do. Once … Continue reading On turning inspiration into action

Boredom could become your best friend

Boredom is the state of being weary, tired, and restless. It does not emerge from lacking things to do. Sometimes we feel bored despite knowing there's more work left. We all have experienced boredom at different points in our lives, and it's not something we enjoy. The most common way we fight boredom is through … Continue reading Boredom could become your best friend

Cognitive reframing – an antidote to overthinking

Overthinking has been my second nature for the most part of my life. I believe it results from shame, guilt, fear, and insecurities I experienced as a child. For many years, I allowed my anxious brain to dictate my reactions to situations. It only made me feel worse about myself.  I'm not sure if there's … Continue reading Cognitive reframing – an antidote to overthinking

The value of “I don’t know”

Every time a senior employee or manager explained an idea with immense passion, I used to play along. My response to them would be, "Sounds great," or "Makes sense!." I'd signal my agreement by instantly jumping to discuss the next steps. Once the discussion gets over, I'd feel weird. I'd ask myself - "Did you … Continue reading The value of “I don’t know”

Communicate your ideas clearly

No matter what role you're in, communication is integral. And with the increase in the number of companies that lean towards remote work, the importance of communication can't be stressed enough. Be it daily stand-ups, Slack messages, emails, or long decision-making meetings — you've got to ensure that your coworkers, stakeholders, or customers listen to … Continue reading Communicate your ideas clearly

Talk goals during product demos

Let’s say you’re selling live chat software to a customer support manager. You're aware of their business and the challenges with their customer support. So you structure your conversation around their problems and the magnificent solution you can offer. On the other hand, there’s another live chat software that offers similar features as you do. … Continue reading Talk goals during product demos