Saturday-Pentacle – Week 35 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 35 Issue


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Post of the week –

26 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 Years Old – In this post, I share 26 things I wish I had known when I was 20 years old. Of course I don’t know everything, but hopefully, these 26 things will help you become a better person.

Please enjoy and don’t forget to leave a comment on the post.


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Coffee and shelter!

It was raining. Hard. We were all drenched.

Everything was on a halt. The city, the transport and the life itself. We were thinking what place we can go to, to be safe and get away from the heavy down pour. After thinking for a while I said, lets check if our cafe (the usual place) is open.

In the hope of finding shelter we waded through the water and crossed a few streets. To our lucky surprise the cafe was the only place which was open.

We were relieved. I looked at her and we both smiled.

We entered the cafe all dripping water from our clothes.

Just two customers were there, few servers and then some.

We were happy that we were safe, we went to the end, the couch setting. It was not the usual place we sat at. But we could recharge our phones to let people know that we were safe and then the coffee came.

Good things happen in most unthinkable circumstances. Sometime back we were worried about survival and now we were having this comforting cuppa joe.

I clutched her hand tight and our hearts smiled as we sipped the coffee.

Life is such, a cup of coffee after a rain storm.

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Coffee and shelter! . It was raining. Hard. We were all drenched. . Everything was on a halt. The city, the transport and the life itself. . We were thinking what place we can go to, to be safe and get away from the heavy down pour. . After thinking for a while I said, lets check if our cafe (the usual place) is open. . In the hope of finding shelter we waded through the water and crossed a few streets. . To our lucky surprise the cafe was the only place which was open. We were relieved. I looked at her and we both smiled. . We entered the cafe all dripping water from our clothes. . Just two customers were there, few servers and then some. . We were happy that we were safe, we went to the end, the couch setting. It was not the usual place we sat at. But we could recharge our phones to let people know that we were safe and then the coffee came. . Good things happen in most unthinkable circumstances. Sometime back we were worried about survival and now we were having this comforting cuppa joe. . I clutched her hand tight and our hearts smiled as we sipped the coffee. . Life is such, a cup of coffee ☕️ after a rain storm. . . #coffee #story #rain #mumbai #love

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Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Sheryl Sandberg Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice – Sheryl Sandberg who is the COO of Facebook was interviewed by Inc and she gave a brilliant piece of advice on career and the best part is it will work for someone new at the job or someone as experienced as Sheryl herself. Read on by clicking the above link. It’s a good one.

Summary of the article Two words – Ruthless Prioritization. Quit wasting your time on the mediocre things or even just the ‘good’ ones. Choose great ones and then put in the work and energy.


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Amazing Podcast Episode – The Darius Foroux Show – Ryan Holiday: How To Create A Perennial Seller– Ryan Holiday inspires me a lot. So when I recently stumbled upon this new podcast and found Ryan as a guest. I couldn’t stop myself listening to it immediately and as expected it was a treat. So much to learn from this podcast. If you are a writer or a content creator. Get a pen and paper out for making notes.

Podcast links – Sound Cloud | iTunes


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is inspired from the fundamental point of my venture Lifestyle Architecture Lab, which is minimalism.

“It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. ”

—WILLIAM OF OCCAM (1300–1350), originator of “Occam’s Razor”


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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26 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known When I Was 20 Years Old

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As Ludwig famously said –

Less is More.

We are always running behind something and someone. When we don’t really know the meaning of this philosophy, we may want everything we see.

In the past 10 years of my life, I’ve slowly started to comprehend this fact. That less is more and this eventually became a fundamental value of whatever I do.

There are many other learnings like this which shaped me as a person in past 10 years. I thought to share these with you, as some of you might be in your twenties and find them helpful. So I jotted down these 26 learnings from past 10 years of my life as A to Z below.

How did I learn them you ask? I have learned these from various books, people and experiences.

I wish I had known these 26 things when I was 20 years old but here they are for you. The 26 reminders –

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