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2015 : Consolidation


Before I go on about 2015 and my plan, I would like to take a moment and talk a bit about 2014 and how it came along. I entered 2014 with a lot of resolutions. Some got fulfilled and some didn’t. The focus was suppose to be health and knowledge. I lost the 10 kgs I wanted to lose and gained it back post Diwali when there was abundant supply of sweets around. As far as knowledge is concerned, I learned a lot. Mainly at work but that still counts ye? Its been more or less a year of consolidation and strengthening the foundation.

For 2015, The idea is to get life in order and look at the bigger picture. Take few steps back and start working towards what is going to matter 5-10 years from now. This involves improving my self, time with family & working on something bigger than myself. So the only way I think I could make an impact to a shit ton of people would be via the internet. The idea is to be dominant player in niches which are often over looked. The objective this year would be to get the reach going and monetization would soon follow.

Also, I want to be learning more stuff and learning fast. My only perpetual edge over people I compete with is going to be this. Knowing more than them. Adapting faster than them. Moving faster than them. I am thinking of MBA and an Arabic course. I want to learn more about the stock market, sports betting, decision making, game theory, economics & management. The only way I see this happening is making time to read.

The challenge this year would be to balance things. Work is pretty challenging and I literally have to put an effort to make time for people in my life. Friend, Family or whats so ever. The bigger challenge would be to find time for studying and reading. Lets see how this comes along.

To summarize, this will be the year I get my shit togather and sorted out and consolidate for the launch next year. This is the year to build that foundation.

Wish me luck.


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2014 – Second Quarter Update


Companies break down their annual performance by quarters. I don’t see why one shouldn’t assess their life’s KPIs in a similar format too.  Looking at life by numbers is a bit weird, but you’ve gotta do what you gotta do to ensure you are heading in the correct direction at the required speed. Speed is just as important as the direction.

So below I’ll be sharing what I have accomplished last quarter and how I intend to carry on the momentum. Starting with the areas on what I accomplished this quarter:

Health: I have managed to lose some weight and resisted to gain it back. I am down close 8-10 KGs from my peaks. I intend to go further 8Kgs down this quarter. Its ambitious, its difficult. But I need to see the results fast to stay motivated. So a slower long term thing is not for me.

Finances:  Stuff has been working out quite decently. I’ve got a sizeable raise at work and I am a bit ahead on my retirement goal. Side/passive incomes are more less stable.

Investments: I have been investing some time and money in side businesses. I have been involved in 2 informal ventures. Both promising. Doesn’t make the dough but brings some calm.

Love: Nil.

Travel: I had the privilege to visit 10 countries in Europe this summer. The white have an awesome country to themselves. So much history and so much to see.  The white women really love their summer. I really love white women in summer.  Its not even a joke how many rapes I must have prevented by sheer self control. I am planning to travel to UK again. Lets hope it works out.

Skills: Nothing technical. But I have got a bit better at negotiations and dealing with difficult people. Both of that tends to take you a long way.

So as the next quarter of my world domination master plan I would accomplish a bunch of things. Focus again would be around health, finances, investment & education.

Health: I am still fat. I need to go 8 Kgs down in 4 Weeks starting from now. Its possible, just need the persistence and motivation.

Finances: I need to control what I spend and where in a better fashion. I need to know where I could optimize cost. I feel there is plenty of room for improvement here.

Investments:  The big plan this quarter is to launch one of the two ventures I always wanted. Its going to cost some serious bucks but I have a feeling I can pull through it. There is only one way to find out right?

Also, I have shared lieing around in my demat account not really doing anything. I would like to do a turn over of atleast 10k RS a month. I need to get into the trading game, keeps the mind sharp.

Education: I have not been reading enough. I would like to increase my knowledge about entrepreneurship, marketing, people & economics. I plan to take one of the stanford or course era course and see it through.

Lets see how this quarter pans out. Wish me luck.






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30 Days Challenge : Week 1 Update


First week has been hard. All that biryani and fried chicken is taking its toll. I have been eating fairly less and exercising more. Due to less food intake, the energy level is not at its best. But drastic situation requires drastic actions.

I have reduced 2 kgs in the first week. I intend to keep the rate consistent  for next weeks. I have been letting the diet slip by a bit due to the weakness. But hopefully, I ll be better when I am occupied at work.

I’ll keep you people updated.


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The much AWAITED Update


OK, Firstly I am not sure about how many of you actually waited for this but I would like to believe that some of you did. Its kind of a ego/confidence booster.

As I mentioned before, Life is not at all the same any more. I am working full time for the largest E-commerce company in the region (Guess Guess… Shouldn’t be so hard). If you think college is hard then wait till you start working. You have a boss, you have targets and ton of reports. Its not as glamorous you thought it would. And for me being a business person, it wasn’t easy at all.

My sites, My business has suffered because I haven’t been able to give it enough time. I am going to try to scale it back again and make some more money on that front. Its going to be hard and going to require a lot of work. Lets hope for the best.

I am currently suffering from over working and long work hours which leaves me burned out and no energy to do anything else which really I am going to change with the coming time. More work needs to be done in a short span. Its going to be difficult but I really don’t want to be all work and no play.


2012 : A Shitty Year


2012 has been a challenging year personally, professionally and financially. I happened to set the benchmarks very high last year. I neither could match them nor exceed them this year as I had planned. Apparently, not everything goes as planned. For the first time in Life, I ended up in situations where I had no control or clarity and all I could do is hope and pray. I actually started to believe in something called ‘Luck’. The year started of on a high note and things got fucked up by the end.

Bear the chaos with me….

The year started in conjuction with my last semester in college. Early in the semester, I got selected for an Internship with one of the Leading E-commerce companies in UAE. I was balancing college with work. It wasn’t easy. Especially when you are spearheading a graduation project team where you are responsible for over 70 percent of the work done. Days were long and tiring. I was taking on load which I didn’t even think was possible. I was balancing work, studies, my sites and few clients.

I made it through. I passed out of college. I am a Fucking Aeronautical Engineer with a decent CGPA. At the same time, I had a semi formal job proposal from the place I was interning at. They wanted me to join immediately. I was to burned out to accept. I told them I’ll go to India first and then come back and join. I flew to India soon after the exams.

Apparently, Folks had booked a very long vacation. The vacation started with a blast. I traveled by train alone ( Yes, It is a big deal) to Goa to meet my friend who was already there. Then we proceeded to visit Banglore. The time spent there were some of the best times of my life. I met people whom I thought I never would see again. I did stuff which I never imagined. I had a good time without worrying about anything. It was amazing. I then had to return back to Mumbai where I was going to stay for rest of my vacation. Unfortunately, the expectations were set pretty high due to the blast I had early in the trip. Mumbai was dull and boring. Lots of issues and nothing much to do.

During the end of the trip I was contacted by my Internship company asking me to join them full time. I was eager and was trying to prepone my tickets. Shit got serious when they went out of business overnight. I then happened to have a dispute with them which made it impossible for me to join their sister company which was still existent. All of a sudden I belonged nowhere. I had applied no where, I didn’t even have a proper CV. All of a sudden, I had nothing.

My sites and side businesses didn’t do very well either. I got fucked in a lot of my projects due to lack of time. Income levels were down by 70-80%.

Soon I realized, The job market was bad. All jobs had a mandatory prerequisite Vaasta . It basically means knowing someone somewhere in the system that gives you a clear advantage over other candidates. I had none. I am not very social myself and neither is my family. We know a limited number of people and none of them have much to do with aviation. It was sad.

After struggling and pulling strings for over 3-4 months now, I have managed to get an internship with another leading E-commerce company in UAE. This was due to Vaasta again. I knew the people on the team which made I application easier. I was interviewed thoroughly and was given the post on my merits.

I am seriously hoping 2013 will be better. I hope I get something that is well paying which would enable me to retire at 35. I am yet to have a concrete plan. This is mainly because I know shit ain’t gonna go according to plan. But I have a flexible guideline in my mind. I’ll be sharing some of my findings soon on the site. Lets see how it goes….

What do I have in mind for 2013 ?

  • Get a Job ( Yes, I am saying this… )
  • Increase Net worth by at least 100k AED
  • Have a Proper Stock Portfolio of 1 lakh Rs ( All Invested).
  • Get Some Profitable Internet Marketing Ventures Going.
  • Reduce Weight.

I have a vague Idea on how I am going to do it but nothing full proof. You’ll be reading some in detailed blogpost soon about each of them.

I hope 2013 brings you a lot of happiness and all your dreams come true. Make it happen.

No Dream too big, No Dream too small !

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