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Leap of faith

“How do I know when I’m ready?” “You won’t. That’s all it is, a leap of faith.” Seated in the dark with popcorn in my hand, I was marvelled at the profundity of what I just heard in the Spiderman cartoon. I felt understood, moved, relieved that I’m not the only lunatic out there. Sometimes, I believe…

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Powered by Pain

While planning a community meetup with the theme ‘turning struggles into strengths’, I got so confused in the middle of discussions when we were brainstorming the ‘transformation’ part. It’s easy to shine a light at struggle and invite people to talk about it, but how might we empower or enable the transformation into a strength…

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What risk would you take to change your world?

“You change the world when you create something that never exists before.” — Srinivas Rao When Frankie and I started Own Your Story community event, we were not inspired by such a noble reason. We both spent a lot of time figuring out ourselves, went through 10-days of silence in Vipassana meditation, felt that something is missing in our society…

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How a historian shakes the world I know

‘Never underestimate human stupidity. This is the most powerful force that shape the world history.’ — Yuvah Noah Harari I was aware of the magnitude of ‘Sapiens’ before I know the author, Yuvah Noah Harari. My first proper introduction happened when I came across his podcast interview on The James Altucher’s Show. Half way into the show, I was…

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