Ernest Hemingway’s Techniques to Eliminate Writer’s Block

It was very simple, yet very effective. When he got to high point in his story line, when he was writing something really interesting, he would stop writing mid-way through it, preferably mid-way through a sentence. While this seems counterproductive, it was brilliant. This ensured he never faced writer’s block. Because the next day when he started writing, he could begin right where he left off, completing that sentence, finishing

Cages and Elevators

Some things for you to ponder upon. The job we spend 250 days a year at … is that a cage or an elevator? Family & friends we hang out with … are they cages holding us back, or elevators taking us to new heights? Books and blogs we read … cages or elevators? The decision we make about watching TV or running a mile … cage or elevator? The

The most difficult things in life

  It is to give 100% to everything we do. It is to be mindful and present at each moment, regardless of place or time, and not let our minds wander. It is to have integrity and honesty with self, not just others. It is to start, persist and finish. It is to apologize sincerely. It is to give unconditionally without any expectations in return. It is to forgive those

The Bridge between Knowing & Doing

  The bridge exists, but in parts. But you already know that. Having the courage to act is a part of it. The ability to persist through obstacles and challenges is a part of it. Developing discipline to stay on course makes up part of the bridge. Admitting you don’t know it all and seeking outside knowledge, guidance and mentorship is a part of it. The biggest part though, is

The Gap between Knowing & Doing

  We just finished three quarters of the year. As we step into the fourth quarter, I believe it’s time for assessment of our New Year’s Resolution we made back in January. If surveys are to be believed, most common resolutions are losing weight and making money. Not just that, but the same people pursue the same exact goals year after year. Why is that? Don’t we all know how