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Life lessons

The Two Wolves — Life Lessons Series #9

‘A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, […]

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Life lessons

The Muddy Road – Life Lessons series #8

Two monks, Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.   ‘Come on, girl,’ said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over […]

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Impact, Self

Being Successful Not Because, But Despite

Success leaves clues, which is one of the main reasons I love to read biographies. I’ve recently read the biographies of the amazing Jay Z and Steve Jobs. They have achieved amazing things, and the books carefully outline their steps to success. However, some of the actions don’t match my internal representations of success. A traits both […]

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Impact

These Are The 20+ Roles You Perform When Self-Publishing a Cook Book — And Why ‘I Can’t Do That’ Is Not An Excuse

We recently self-published our very first cook book. It’s our most personal project ever, as the PURE COOK BOOK tells the story of our dad, Papa Kazmi. Backed by a strong community of fans, friends and family, we decided to take matters in our own hands. We were responsible for the entire process, from concepting to funding, from […]

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Impact, Motivation, Self

6 To-Do List Do’s

Like many people, I have never learned (how) to make use of to-do lists. Perhaps it’s because the system is broken, but I never learned this basic skill on neither primary school, not on secondary school, nor university.  It is only a couple of years ago, that I taught myself. It has skyrocketed my productivity […]