Hey, Dad! It’s me. Of all the other things I thought I would write about, I never thought I would be writing about you.
For the most part of my life, I never had a clue of how dad’s love felt like. I didn’t have a “beautiful” childhood like most people do. Yet, in many ways, it was a lot better than the “unlucky” ones’. Although in certain areas you gave me a blueprint on how to raise a child, you also gave me clues on how not to raise one. Except until my 1st or 2nd grade in school, I never really liked you. But since the past few years, I’m able to empathize better and get a glimpse of why you did the things you used to. It’s probably because of the entrepreneurial journey I’ve set myself upon, that I realize how stressful, hard and emotionally exhaustive it is to build and run a business.Continue reading “An open letter to my dad.”
Ignore Gold and Bitcoin, how about Time as the new currency?
The Industrial Age taught us the only way to make money was to trade time for it. The deal was clear and has always been the same: You give me 8–10 hours of your day, and I’ll give you some money.
Most people spend their entire lives working to earn a “LIVING” while forgetting to actually LIVE.
We often lose sight of the purpose while being too busy in the process.
We live our lives waiting for the weekends; always living ahead of the present moment, assuming happiness lies in the next promotion, the next job, etc., thereby living for “weak ends”. Continue reading “Time > Money”
I’ll be turning 25 in a few days. And I found a shiny silver curl in my beard one morning, coinciding my ‘silver’ jubilee birthday.
My first reactions:
For a moment it was an overwhelmingly humbling reminder of my mortal and frail life. It was as if I could already hear the first faint mocking cries of old age and death from the distant future. 25 long years of innocence, anguish, happiness, beauty, and suffering have passed. I’ve indeed learned a lot in all these years. But I have not the faintest idea of what I have yet to know and learn.
Soon, the existential questions surfaced- Where did all those years go? What have I accomplished in these years?
I reflected back on the years I’ve wasted. Wait a minute, wasted? How do I define life being “useful” and life being “wasted”? I realized I bought into the idea I often get advised by people around me, who say that if I’m not working a 9–5 job, I’m “wasting my life”.
1. Complaining- Instead of doing something about it.
If you find yourself complaining about others, or even worse, for your own situation in life, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been playing the blame game and have not taken full responsibility for your life, yet!
Except if it’s because of your ill-health and other misfortunes, YOU are responsible for your situation in life.
A lot of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, such as Steve Jobs (Apple) and Richard Branson (Virgin) are often marked as ‘mavericks’. However; apparently most people do not fully understand the term ‘maverick’, so in this blog post I’d like to explain it in more detail.