Got 15 minutes a day?

To phrase the question in a different way: How many 15 minute increments you have in a day? We all have 15 minutes in a day because we are alive! The challenge remains in how to invest those increments wisely to make the most of our day. We think that to exercise or to write … Continue reading “Got 15 minutes a day?”

A Vuja De: My Trip to Europe in 2015.

Don’t wait for anyone to celebrate your successes with you. Celebrate alone. When you fail don’t wait for anyone to cry with you. You will always cry alone. When you succeed no one dances with you (literally, you dance alone!) When you fail you will crash and burn alone. In 2015, I decided to take … Continue reading “A Vuja De: My Trip to Europe in 2015.”

From Dreamer to “Dream Seller”

To tell stories or not? To sell your dreams and ideas or not? To think of yourself as an abstract dream will get you nowhere because we all dream. We dream at night and dream more often during the daylight hours, the lazy hours and dusk and dawn. Thinking of life and the future and … Continue reading “From Dreamer to “Dream Seller””

How do you want to be remembered after all?

You can think of being remembered through your achievements and successes – but seriously how do you want to be remembered? Someone might say: “look how much wealth they’ve left or how many cars or toys they have!” But all of these lifeless objects are going to be obsolete in no time. Think of how … Continue reading “How do you want to be remembered after all?”

Let down, Rise Up

It’s just that sometimes you are let down.     Hell, with everything you say, and you tell yourself a million reasons why you shouldn’t be doing something. I am not lucky. Life has disappointed me a million times. But then again, a voice lurks in the horizon, a voice that wakes you up from your … Continue reading “Let down, Rise Up”

The Parable of Talent: The 6 Muses of Art, Writing and Everything else.

Prelude: If you are asking yourself this question, then you are not alone. The reason why everyone around you is making stuff and getting all creative while you are not. The reason you feel you are stuck. So imagine that you travelled back in time, found yourself on a porch, pondering the state of the … Continue reading “The Parable of Talent: The 6 Muses of Art, Writing and Everything else.”

Start with the limitless road: why do we choose a life that is unattainable to feel special?

There’s glamour in a life that gives us attention. Walking on the red carpet. Sharing our success on social media and getting the recognition that we crave. But how real does a life of fame and validation really get? Is it real? Or it just stepping into a mirage? The reason we do everything is … Continue reading “Start with the limitless road: why do we choose a life that is unattainable to feel special?”

How many frogs have you kissed?

Are you looking for the perfect idea that will put you on the road of success and set you free? The idea that will make you an award winning filmmaker or a best selling author or a successful entrepreneur? But what are the odds of generating that perfect idea? Where would this idea come from … Continue reading “How many frogs have you kissed?”

On Appreciating the Little Things…

How little does appreciating the little things matter? A lot. Look around, what do you see? I see nothing one might answer. Look again, I say. unlimited beauty? Yes, endless a beauty. As a writer I tend to focus on the smallest minute details that capture my attention. A writer might be perceived as someone … Continue reading “On Appreciating the Little Things…”

On Telling Stories

Writing, to me, is a way to explore other worlds and other people’s lives through creating fictions. But fiction is not necessarily about creating fake identities or stories that are detached from reality. Fiction, in its essence, is about creating stories which are a pure reflection of the world. Whether they are coming from daily … Continue reading “On Telling Stories”