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The Millionaire Hippie

0 In Authenticity

From Now On, If You Want My Advice, You Gotta Pay For It

When I first went down this path of putting myself online and giving people advice, I did it, because I was called to do so. I had no idea where it would go. But I was happy to keep on taking a step at a time, and see where the trail would end. Now, I have been blogging and podcasting for 3 years now, and I get a lot of viewers, and listeners, who message me on a weekly basis,…

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2 In Awakening

Yoga Is The Gateway Tool To Spiritual Awakening

People always ask me the same question – what started me on this journey of spiritual awakening, and self-actualization? There are many answers to it, of course. I sometimes feel like I have been on this journey forever and ever, and it’s a never ending path that I will be on for a long time to come. Past lives and future lives all devoted to the same goal. But, if I had to think about it with regards to this…

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0 In Entrepreneurship

Everything Always Takes Longer Than You Expect And Costs More

I think human beings are optimistic creatures, almost to a fault. We get excited about something, and we work on it, believing that everything is going to turn out perfectly, without any effort, or with very little effort, time, and money invested. In this article, I speak about the relation between optimism and realism. The hopefulness is a good thing. Optimism is absolutely a ‘positive’ quality to have (no pun intended). It is overly optimistic people who end up believing…

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0 In Creativity

Think Of The Simplest Way You Can Do Anything First

I am a creative person, and before I started doing improv as a hobby, I used to imagine that the more complicated you make something, the better it is. Then, I was in improv class one day and the teacher said something poignant. She said that most people assume the point of improv is to make some random sassy complicated joke and make people laugh. But in fact, that is not true. The actual point of improv is to build…

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0 In Happiness

The Point Is Not To Chase Happiness, But To Do Our Work

Emerson says: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” When I was in my teens, and 20s, I used to believe the lie that had been perpetuated by society. That my sole purpose in life is to chase happiness. To run after it as if a demon from hell is going to murder me if…

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0 In Consistency

The Ability To Change Our Opinion Based On New Information Is True Maturity

In the past, I used to believe that the rigidity of my opinions makes me a strong person. I imagined that I was mentally weak, if I changed my opinion hither and thither based on passing fancy. And partly that might be true. I don’t want to become the kind of person who changes the kinds of eggs she eats or the style of coffee she drinks, because the people around her change their preferences. Like in the movie with…

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0 In Creativity

Napping Is Becoming A Daily Part Of My Creative Process

When I was younger, in my teens, or twenties, I used to believe that napping is a huge waste of time. I used to look at a sign of weakness. If I couldn’t get through the long days without sleeping, then that meant that I wasn’t strong enough to live in the real world. Even if I was exhausted because of the long hours, waking up at 5am, and going all the way till 10pm, I refused to succumb and…

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2 In Universe

The More You Know, The Less You Realize You Know – The More Relaxed You Become

When I was in my twenties, I thought I knew everything. Like a typical young know-it-all, I thought I had discovered the secrets to the world. In my opinion, every one around me was foolish, and I was the only smart one holding the answer key to life’s questions. But weirdly enough, the more I thought I knew, the more nervous I became about life. Life was scary somehow. If I knew all of the answers, then where did I…

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0 In Decision Making

The Competition Isn’t Outside You, But Dwells Within You

Your competition isn’t other people. Your competition is your procrastination. Ego. The unhealthy food you are consuming, the knowledge you neglect. The negative behaviour you are nurturing & your lack of creativity. Compete against that. – Jade Jackson WSBT. I read this quote recently and it struck at the heart of how I think about competition. I have never been a competitive person. The idea of competing against other people gives me heart palpitations. Why would I want to fight…

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