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5 Things I Learned in my 20s

I was young, wild and carefree in my 20s and had one motto in life – experience everything at least once in my life with no regret and irrespective of its consequences and repercussions. As I inch closer to turning 30 next year in February, the world went into a lockdown and it gave me ample amount of time for self-reflection, soul-searching and making lifestyle changes to condition my mind as to how I want to shape the next 50yrs of my future life. The following is a list of 5 things/lessons that I learned in my 20s from life:- 1. Restrict your Social Circle You can have a hundred fair-weather friends but once you identify your core set of five to ten people whom I refer to as “permanents”, that’s enough to sustain a happy and fulfilled life. Of course! Lesser the friends, lesser is the drama. Oh! I’m a lucky man, To count on both hands, The ones I love, Some folks just have one, Yeah, others they got none, Stay with me, Let’s just breathe 2. It is okay to FAIL!

Curious Case of Nepotism

Due to certain circumstances in 2014, I had to turn to my father to help me make a career shift from Sales & Marketing to the Shipping industry. A lot of my work colleagues called me a classic case of nepotism because I leveraged his reputation and contacts to begin my journey in Maritime.  When I look back now, I feel extremely content that he opened a door of opportunity for me where I started off as a trainee and worked my way up in the organization to mid-level management with sheer dedication and hard work without any favouritism or getting job promotions on a silver platter. Now let’s talk about the trending topic in the news – Nepotism in Bollywood. I firmly believe there is nothing wrong if the son/daughter of a famous actor, female actor, director or producer gets a launch pad for their debut in movies. The problem arises when these A-listers create a clan in the industry and do not give equal opportunity to outsiders who come with dreams of making it big with their pa

Coping with Job Loss

Tips and Guides I  am not going to give you tips on how to cope with a job loss or anticipated lay off because there are plenty of articles on the web to help you with that. Instead, I will narrate you my personal story of facing difficulties in the corporate world. It was 2011; I’d just graduated from business school and landed my first job at a start up from Singapore. I was young, carefree and determined to make my mark in the professional space, earn my first ever pay check and make my parents proud. One and a half years of slogging my ass off in sales and I received an email from the CEO stating, “We are shutting down India operations due to lack of return on investment”. I was 20 and just lost my first ever job that I loved immensely. I was astounded and didn’t know how to react, what to feel, so I just stepped out of the office to get some fresh air and smoke a cigarette. Next month, I got employed at a sports management firm and was living my dream life. Meeting