Nikhil Sharma

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Breaking the Habit of Complaining

“Mommy, she took my toy and won’t give it back! she’s being mean to me, and it’s not fair! Can you please tell her to be nice?”. Remember doing something similar when you sibling was bothering you?Growing up, many of us develop a habit of complaining, which often carries over into adulthood. While it’s natural to express dissatisfaction, constant complaining… Read more →

Embracing Trade-Offs

In life, we often face decisions that require us to weigh the pros and cons of various options. Rather than searching for absolute solutions, it’s essential to think in terms of trade-offs – finding the best balance between competing factors. At work I constantly deal with a similar situation, discussing with team mates to settle on a solution to a… Read more →

Love-Hate Relationship with the Pomodoro Technique

As someone constantly seeking to improve my productivity, I had stumbled upon the Pomodoro Technique a few years ago. I would say, I’m still exploring this time management method, I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with it. The Pomodoro Technique: The Pomodoro Technique, created by Francesco Cirillo, involves breaking work into short, focused intervals (usually 25 minutes) called “Pomodoros,” followed by… Read more →

Acquiring new skills: My thoughts

While there are many paths to personal growth and development, some approaches may be more effective than others. In this post I just wanted to mention a few ways I think we add new life skills Pick Something Random Sometimes, progress can come from the most unexpected places. Picking a random topic to learn about or skill to develop can… Read more →

Reading Books or Courses: The Importance of Context and Adaptability

In today’s fast-paced world, we are inundated with advice from experts, authors, and mentors who claim to have found the “silver bullet” solution to our problems. While it’s tempting to believe that their wisdom will provide us with the ultimate answer, it’s essential to remember that everything works in a given context, and what worked for someone else might not… Read more →

Are these my thoughts? What are my thoughts?

My Grade 8 Philosophy teacher once said, “To know oneself is the beginning of wisdom.”Little did I know how profound this statement would become in the age of AI and advanced technology. Fast forward a few years, and now I’m interacting with AI bots like ChatGPT. These sophisticated tools can generate text, articles, and even emails based on minimal hints… Read more →

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Lessons living in a new country

Moving to a new country can be a life-changing experience, as it offers the opportunity to learn about different cultures, customs, and ways of life. As someone who moved from India to Canada three years ago, I have discovered some lessons along the way. In this blog post, I will share some of the insights I have gained while adapting… Read more →

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How to make progress on multiple things everyday

My Grade 12 Chemistry teacher said, “You don’t need time management if you value your time”.He went on to explain how he was one of the top students of his time. He was using this very principle. Unfortunately, I enjoyed the narration but missed the point. Now several years later, I am trying to fit in as many possible tasks… Read more →

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You are not defined by your {insert here}(stars, likes, followers etc)

While looking at one of the social media platforms (Linkedin), I was looking at how some people that I know have grown in terms of the number of followers and likes (and several other metrics that tell how good you are doing on social media). This made me think, Does it matter to me? If the answer is yes then… Read more →

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