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Prakash Joshi Pax
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Because you can’t always rely on willpower alone.

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How many times have you tried to make or break any habit and failed miserably? I’ve done it many times and yes, failed too. But one day, when I was on YouTube, I found this magical thing called the 20-second rule.

Since then, it has been pretty simple to break and make habits knowing how the brain works. From being a heavy social media user where my screen time was almost 10 hours daily, I’ve managed to reduce it to less than 2 hours. …


“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” — G.B Stern

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Once, I went to visit my friend and for his own reason, he was going to be late for two hours. So I went to one of the book shops nearby and started reading books. I easily passed two hours reading books and discovering new books. But I was not there to buy any book and I hadn’t carried any money either.

And when I was about to leave, I was feeling difficult because I was in a book shop for more than two hours reading and taking every book out of the bookshelf that I was not going to…


15 simple headline formulas to skyrocket your views

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Think about how many headlines you read every day when searching for content online and checking social media. What makes you actually click on the article and read it? Usually, it’s a headline, which is why it’s super important to spend more time crafting a winning headline.

“On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar”. — David Ogilv

According to Copyblogger, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline. Only 2 out of 10 will read…


You start when you think

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‘As a Man Thinketh’ by James Allen is a classic self-help book published in 1902. Although most self-help books are long, this book is really short that can be finished within an hour, and manages to deliver some incredible lessons in short pages.

Here are some valuable insights I learned from this book:

You Become What You Think

You are what you are right now because of the thoughts you once had or have. If you want to change yourself, you should first start with changing your thoughts. All the actions of man arise from the hidden seeds of thoughts.

Just with the right choice…


Success is all about rejections and failures

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Have you heard of the name colonel Sanders? No. But you must have seen that guy. Yes, he is the same guy who smiles at you when you buy something from KFC. He is the guy who started the world famous secret recipe of fried chicken

In this story, we’ll talk about how even after facing multiple rejections and failures, this guy succeded finally.

Who is Colonel Sanders?

Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman who founded the fast-food restaurant chain KFC. …


He is broke now

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Some of the big names who gave away a lot of money to donations and charity include Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, George Soros, Jeff Bezos, and many others. But we often forget to include the most important name, Chuck Feeney.

Feeney is a billionaire(not anymore) who has given away everything he had earned in his lifetime to charities and donations. He popularized the philosophy of giving away when living. He says, “It’s a lot more fun to give while you’re alive than to give while you’re dead.”

By devoting the majority of wealth when you are alive, you get immense…


For a better and wealthier future

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When we are in our 20s, it is the best time to try out different things and take risks. We have very few responsibilities and we don’t have to answer many others. This is the reason why it is the best time to invest our time and money in ourselves in multiple ways.

Financial investments are not the only investments that you can make. Time and money invested in yourself never go in vain. It often yields better ROI than any other investment.

You will never be broke by investing in yourself.

Like financial investments, self-investments also compound over time…


No, you don’t need to be mindlessly scrolling on your screen

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What do you do when you normally do when you feel bored. It has been really easy to escape boredom having Netflix and social media at the reach of our fingertips.

No, there’s nothing wrong with watching Netflix and using social media once in a while. But, you can use that time to do other things that are more important and will help you in some way.

Here is a list of 10 things you can do to spend your time in a fun way when you feel bored.

Organize your space


Even if you procrastinate

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I’d viewed productivity from a wrong perspective for a long time. I thought if I was not doing the thing that I am supposed to do at the moment, then I’m unproductive.

The same wrong view of productivity was killing my productivity. Like if my priority for that moment was to write a blog and I didn’t feel like writing, I’d directly go to my bed and mindlessly scroll on my phone through different apps. Or, I’d go and spend time with my friends listening to their fluff.

I was taking a completely wrong approach. I was like do this…


To help you sleep well and wake up feeling energized

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How do you normally end your day? What are the things you do every day before you go to bed? Is it mindlessly scrolling through your feed and watching videos on Youtube?

If so, it’s time you should look for some other activities you can do to end your day on a positive note.

You don’t have control over your day. But what you have control over are your mornings and nights. You have to learn to protect them if you really want to get the most out of life.

Most people only think that morning rituals are important but…

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