how to discover your talent – what you were born to do

Note. This post is an English-translated summary of a lecture video by Professor Qasim Ali Shah, who is a personal development trainer from Pakistan. I will link the video at the end of this article. Here are 7 key things that can help you identify your talent: 1. The work that you were made toContinue reading “how to discover your talent – what you were born to do”

Reflection: On seeing opportunities despite hardship – Vee and Malala

I recently watched this interview of Vee Kativuh by Ali Abdaal and wanted to note down some of my thoughts. Vee is a girls’ education advocate and she had quite an inspiring story, and perspectives to share about making positive change in the world. Coming to the UK from Zimbabwe where she would have aContinue reading “Reflection: On seeing opportunities despite hardship – Vee and Malala”

what public speaking taught me about anxiety, and the comfort zone

You may have heard this thing about getting outside of your comfort zone. You can’t grow as a person if you don’t dare to step outside of your comfort zone, they say. Fair. However, in this post, I’ll explore why that isn’t always the best strategy. But first, let’s start with a story. A memoryContinue reading “what public speaking taught me about anxiety, and the comfort zone”

why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires

How having different desires as individuals helps humanity: A while ago I was speaking with one of my biology professors. I was struggling with staying engaged in the class material and asked him to tell me why he enjoyed studying genes so much, hoping that it would give me some perspective so I could startContinue reading “why we ought to pay attention to our dreams & desires”