Nikhil Sharma

Hi! I am Nikhil and I am always happy to see you here.
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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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The productivity puzzle : 7 mistakes to avoid

As with other articles this piece is my thinking and my experiments with productivity. When I talk about productivity it is about how to manage your day in a way that you get the maximum possible output. Understanding productivity from different angles A certain technique may work very well for individuals in one line of work vs another.When I was… Read more →

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Why is “creating” difficult? and How to be a “creator”

Fooling around – doesn’t feel like waste of time 1 hour spent watching useless Youtube videos, Whatsapp Statuses, Reading Medium and Quora Creating something – Feels like a waste of time Who is going to read/watch/listen to my blog/video/podcast, can’t afford to spend time on that. It’s pretty strange but this is how my mind seems to have been working. … Read more →

Finding inspiration from the novice and not the master

Finding inspiration from the novice and not the master

Many of us have talents that we would want to showcase, but there might be hesitation and fear.The question “Am I really that good?” might haunt you before you decide to go public with your talent.When I say go public it might be anything. It can be, what I am doing right now – writing a blog. You might be… Read more →

In the 'race of life' you are destined to ‘win’ provided you are willing to run.

In the ‘race of life’ you are destined to ‘win’ provided you are willing to run.

We are not talking about races and how competitive life is. The title is just fancy way of saying,  that if you really want to see yourself doing/achieving something, you first have to start. “Well begun is half done”, is something that most of us would have read or heard at some part of our life(if not, this is the… Read more →

'Choices' - yours are better :)

‘Choices’ – yours are better :)

Every moment you make choices. People say that you made a wrong or a right choice. Although right and wrong are not absolute and only later in time you get to know if something worked or it didn’t. I fondly remember – Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths – where they had this concept which was really mind bending. Every time… Read more →

Lessons by the great teacher called life.

This post is a summary of all the life lessons that I have had in life, it will keep evolving as I keep on adding posts detailing the story behind each of the lesson. Each of the lesson is accompanied by a story. Story which tells how I learnt a particular lesson. These stories might be very simple or even… Read more →

It's never “too late” - Never say Never.

It’s never “too late” – Never say Never.

Feel like giving up? Ok, just take the small next step. This post is part of a larger post and will tell a small life story that taught me a lesson. There are a couple of stories behind this lesson. The 8-ball pool. Quick summary of 8 ball pool : Two players, each pots only their target balls(solids or stripes),… Read more →

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