Let’s Deal With Disappointment, Shall We?

The tension in the room is palpable. Everyone in the class is eagerly waiting for the bell to ring. 5…4…3…2…1 *ringggg* Once the teacher leaves, we all rush to the nearest bulletin board on our floor. All of us want to know whether we cleared the test, or failed. No, we weren’t looking at the results of our final exams. We were looking at the … Continue reading Let’s Deal With Disappointment, Shall We?

How to Steal Ideas

–Stolen from Austin Kleon. Nothing’s original. There is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) Originality is undetected plagiarism. Nothing, absolutely nothing in this world is original. “Original” art is just connecting the same old dots in a different pattern. And the best way to get more of these dots into your life is to steal them. There are bajillions of things to steal in … Continue reading How to Steal Ideas

5 Things We Can Learn from The Mentalist

Okay. So, as I write this, it’s the 30th of April and it’s been 3 days since Avengers: Infinity War released. And whether or not you know me personally, one thing you should know that is that I LOVE MARVEL. I love the movie storylines, the cinematography, and the cast and characters of the MCU. I’ve been a fan for the last 5 years and … Continue reading 5 Things We Can Learn from The Mentalist

4 Ways to Turn Your New Idea Into a Reality

By Belma McCaffrey “I’d like to create a new multi-media platform – an Oprah 2.0 – built around authenticity serving millennials,” said a good friend and fellow entrepreneur. “I’d like to write a new Christmas movie about an elf who ends up in a random small town and changes that town’s perception of Christmas” said a coworker. “My key driver is empathy and inspiring others … Continue reading 4 Ways to Turn Your New Idea Into a Reality

5 Ways to Strengthen your Willpower this Summer

This post is part of a collaboration with Jess from JessofEarth. We’re both writing blogs on improving work ethic this Spring/Summer season. Check out her post on tips to improve work ethic and give her some love! Actually, give her a lot of love. She deserves it. “OK. Listen. I’m gonna be straightforward here: I don’t wanna write this post. I feel like I’ve hit … Continue reading 5 Ways to Strengthen your Willpower this Summer

Should we hate our imperial history?

From the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari — All human cultures are at least in part the legacy of empires and imperial civilisations, and no academic or political surgery can cut out the imperial legacies without killing the patient. Think, for example, about the love-hate relationship between the independent Indian republic of today and the British Raj. The British … Continue reading Should we hate our imperial history?

I’m not feeling it.

This whole week has been a frenzy of activity. I’ve been reading, singing, coding, creating apps, brainstorming for hours at school, and doing my school work on top of all that. I guess you could call that a busy week for 14-year old standards. And if that wasn’t enough, I realized that I hadn’t written a blog post! Today morning was extremely windy and cold … Continue reading I’m not feeling it.

How to get motivated

#MotivationMonday 1.Cut off distractions. Ruthlessly. Anything that eats on your time, energy and resources must be cut off fiercely. You decide what you want to spend the majority of your time on. And don’t let false priorities set you off. So choose widely. 2. Be clueless. Try not to push yourself too hard when you’re feeling unmotivated. Just acknowledge the fact that you don’t know … Continue reading How to get motivated

How to get ideas

We all go through the feeling of creative depression at some point in our lives.For me, it’s close to my school finals. We just get mysteriously deprived of our ability to generate legible, if not great, ideas. So here are some ways to get your creative juices flowing again: HAVE FUN. If there’s one sure-fire way to make ideas, it’s by being positive about it … Continue reading How to get ideas