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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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Relationships, Self

Thank you to my brother

When your brother is only two years older than you, then you are almost certain you will have a healthy competition. You play, you joke and fight and you tease and challenge each other. Once you reach a certain age, you also (slowly) learn how to give compliments. Today, my brother Sheraz has become 31. Time […]

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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, Relationships

When Your Work Is Your Art

Some people work for the money, other people work for the fame. There is more to work for, though. You’ll get the real benefit when you work to give. Like the artist Teitur. In his popular TED Talk, this is what he says about work: ‘Singing is sharing. When you sing, you have to know what you’re talking about […]

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Impact, Relationships, Self

On Being Generous: The 6P-Model

Last week, we asked Seth Godin about his thoughts on how to step up without being seen as a show off. His asnwer was straightforward: ‘when your work is generous’ (instead of selfish, people see it as stepping up instead of showing off). How do we create generous work? We make sure to always follow […]