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Multiple Pressures Lead to Clouded Thinking

Pressure can be so damaging to us. We are not even realizing the damage caused by excessive pressures. The aggregate burden of multiple pressures is making us unhappy, causing clouded thinking, disconnecting us from our deeper selves, killing our creativity and stopping us from living our dreams:- For more:- Various pressures lead to clouded thinking

A Brand Called Me

Radhika Raj of Hindustan Times has come up with a good story on Personal Branding looking at both the pros and the cons.

The story also talks of the four pioneers of Personal Branding in India.
Here are my answers to the cons or the objections raised by some experts against personal branding.
Criticism 1 “A personal brand has an impact on society and also creates an experience like Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi” Nabankur Gupta
Answer Yes, a personal brand should have an impact on society. But it is not necessary to have as big as an impact like Gandhi or Teresa. After all we have global brands, national brands and regional brands in products too.  Interestingly earlier a person first became a regional brand, then national and then went global. But today due to internet the scenario has changed. You can become a global brand in one year’s time though in a niche area without going through the traditional path and becoming a regional brand first.
Criticism 2 “Most companies provide tools that…

Music Makes us Great-Two Opinions

'Uncovering our Greatness' is a monthly column on becoming a great human being and has two opinions on the subject from western and eastern part of the world viz. Michael Thallium from Spain and Dr Amit Nagpal from India.

Michael Thallium’s opinion Michael Thallium is a global and greatness coach based in Spain. Michael has spent many years of his life traveling around many countries and continents, sailing the seas, flying the skies all over the world. Since 2008 he is dedicated to his passions viz. coaching, language & communication and music.
I had never written an article this way before. I am writing it at 35,239 feet high and about 7 hours from my final destination - this is at least what the screen says, while we are flying somewhere over Greenland. I would have liked to start writing it earlier, when we were crossing the skies over the Atlantic Ocean, but it has not been until now, that I opened my laptop and began to write. Anyway, it does not matter that much becau…

Recession and Personal Branding

Can we do something to safeguard our job during recession? Can we take some precautionary measures to avoid unemployment during recessionary stage? Can personal branding pay dividends during recession? Here are some answers:-
Recession and Personal Branding

Managing Your Online Brand's Reputation- Two Angles

December #1
Japan and India-Personal Branding Across Two Cultures

Managing Your Online Brand's Reputation

Online Branding and Japan-Peter Sterlacci Japan is considered one of the most wired countries and the Japanese are starting to jump on the web 2.0 bandwagon. Consider these facts: ·Facebook has more than tripled its user base in Japan in less than a year. ·Twitter estimates that people in Japan write nearly 8 million tweets a day, about 12 percent of the global total.  ·Japan's biggest homegrown social networking site Mixi Inc. recently joined forces with Twitter to strengthen their ground against Facebook's expansion.  ·LinkedIn added the Japanese language to its platform this Fall and is aggressively promoting themselves as the only professional social media network in the country.  ·Workplace solutions provider Regus found that close to 70% of Japanese companies agreed that social media is an essential aspect of branding. ·Japan has the largest and most active blogging …

Work/Life Balance: A Juggling Game


How Social Media Changed me as a Person Forever?

Use it, misuse it, curse it, appreciate it but social media is here to stay. Social Media helps us in personal growth also by increasing the opportunities to interact with variety of people.
Here is my story:- How Social Media Changed me as a Person Forever?

Interview with Ms Debbie Friend; Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

Tell us something about Laughter Yoga.
Laughter yoga combines simulated laughter exercises with breathing techniques to produce a wide range of physical, psychological and emotional benefits. Best of all, one doesn’t need a sense of humor, be in a good mood or be happy to reap the numerous rewards. This non-political, non-religious and non-competitive activity is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. A laughter session consists of a series of three simple and gentle exercises that are repeated one after the other and progressively infused with a lot of childlike playfulness.  Self-induced, simulated laughter can easily be converted into real laughter when done in a group. Laughter is contagious. Sessions usually last from 30 minutes to one hour. No special clothing or equipment is required.
How does laughing improve our health?
There are many positive mental and physical health benefits associated with mirthful laughter. Mood becomes elevated. Anxiety and depression are decreas…

90 Tiny Tips to Build Your Personal Brand

The article ( gives 90 simple tips to build your personal brand and would be specially useful for students opting for personal branding. Here is the link:-
90 Tiny Tips to Build Your Personal Brand

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Two Perspectives on Social Filters

Two Perspectives on Social Filters Dr. Amit Nagpal, New Delhi, India, and Janet Smith Warfield, J.D., Florida, USA
Releasing Social Filters and Speaking from the Truth of Who We Are

Janet Smith Warfield’s Perspective
“Mom, most people function with filters. You don’t.” My oldest son offered this observation after an emotionally-charged family phone conference where my youngest son hung up on us, offended by a remark I had made.
I thought a moment and agreed. “No, I don’t use filters.” I speak my truth from the core of who I am, right here, right now, in this present moment, with these people, surrounded by this environment. It is a unique moment carrying its own energy. I am not willing to mask and distort the energy of who I am with people I love, even when it hurts. I want intimacy in as many relationships as possible.
Yet there are times when I do use filters. I use them when discernment and previous experience have shown me there are people I cannot trust to care for my welfare as they w…