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9 Ways to Live your Legacy

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We have all heard so much about legacy. People say that when you think about leaving a legacy you feel a lot happier and purposeful. The more I thought about the topic the more I understood that while leaving a legacy is important it is not as important as living your legacy. I would like people to talk about me in the way I want to be known when I am alive. I think this is more exciting than thinking of what people will say when I am no longer there. David Brooks talks about eulogy values vs resume values. Eulogy values are what make you stand for your highest values and by your deepest convictions. Eulogy values gives you the big picture for your life and gives you the impetus to create the life you want. The time to start living your legacy is now. This is one of the best ways to feel happy while you journey through life. Here are the 9 ways to live your legacy. Love your life – The first step to consider while living your legacy is to love life. We need to understand that we have …

5 Books - Careers, Leadership, Success, Happiness

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Here are a few books I liked reading recently. Reading keeps our mind sharp and it also feeds our inspiration well which can run dry unless we keep filling it with uplifting material. Range by David Epstein – This book will get you thinking about your career in a unique way for sure. The book starts with the examples of Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. It is interesting that when he was a kid Roger Federer wanted to meet Boris Becker and reach 6 grand slams. However, Tiger Woods wanted to be the best of all time. The key learning here is that thriving in the 21st century workforce requires us to be a generalist than just specialists. You may not be the best at something but if you have multiple things you are good at you will win bigger. It has a lot of examples across the spectrum. How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World by Neil Irwin – This is another book I enjoyed reading. Again, the books main theme is we should be learning across the spectrum and not just be specialized in one area. …

7 Ways to Take off in your Life

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We have seen planes keep moving in the runway and seeing other planes take off. They are waiting for their signal to take off. I feel the analogy here is applicable to our lives. We are all in the runway of life and we see others taking off in their lives. The moment we decide to take off in our lives is where we take firm control of our lives and direct it to the way we want it to happen. This quote is powerful from Roy T. Bennett “You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.”  That quote has stayed with me and it is a powerful quote. Just think about it anything in your life is due to your decisions. One of the decisions you need to make to get the most out of life is to take off in your life. Really take off from the depth of your soul and the results will be there for all to see. I have expanded the word take off to really drive home the point. Believe in your talent – We all have rese…

8 Ways to Unleash the Inner Champion

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We all have champion qualities. For example, the book Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin clearly shows that genius is due more to deliberate practice than natural gifts. He persuasively argues with data that even superstars and child prodigies became great due to relentless practice and hard work. His main argument is this insight gives us less excuses to why we cannot be great. The two things he says you need to be a total champion is you need to know what you want. In other words, the only way you are going to be committed is to know exactly what you want. It is not a maybe but a clear set goals for which you are totally committed to. Once that is determined you need to decide if you believe you have a say in it. This means do you really believe that if you put in the practice you will attain the goals. If you do then as per the research with practice it is attainable. Here are the qualities I identified to be a total champion in all areas of your life. I have expanded each word o…

The 6 Champion Qualities of Nadal

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I am totally inspired that Nadal has won the French Open once again winning his 18th grand slam beating Thiem in the final. What a champion he is winning 12 finals on one surface is amazing indeed. This is the most titles by an individual in one major. He has put himself in pole position to overtake Federer’s 20. Even if he doesn’t cross over that line the champion qualities he has displayed can never be replaced. I had written earlier on the champions mindset of Federer and Djokovic. Here are the articles Djokovic Champion Qualities and Federer’s Champion Mindset. However, if I don’t write about Nadal I would be leaving out my favorite player Nadal. While some Federer fans might not want Nadal to win and vice versa I take a nuanced approach to sports. My philosophy is to learn from every winner even if you are not rooting for them. So, I like all 3 of them and all of them are great champions. Here are the 6 Champion qualities of Nadal. Self-Belief – I love this word because all of us…

41 Keys to Personal Success

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Here are my thoughts on how to become more successful and enjoy life. There are 41 keys I have identified and we all do well in some areas and we can improve in other areas. This list can increase our awareness and help us on our journey towards greater personal success. First off before we start I wanted to say that no one else can define what success means to us. This is just my list on what can help us on our success journey. If we are moving towards something that we want and we are making progress then that is where you can find your version of success. We have all known people who have had so much public success but they never felt successful. So it is something which each individual has to define for themselves. Here are the 41 keys I have identified that can help us on our journey. You are unique — Even identical twins do not have the same characteristics. Be comfortable with who you are. Celebrate who you are and appreciate your uniqueness. There is no need to compare with an…