Have you ever wondered why every time Jennifer Lawrence tripped and fell over, almost no one said – ‘clumsy fool’? On the contrary, her popularity seemed to take an upswing every time she made a blunder. She tripped four times on the red carpet before people started suspecting that something may be amiss.
A few weeks back I came across the most wonderful community ever. Let me introduce you to them. Happening in over 80 countries (including India) and 252 cities, these are evenings very well spent. What: In their own words - Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. … Continue reading “#u%k-up” Nights
Today I’m going to risk sounding foolish on a public forum. I might try to justify it by saying I was just a kid back then but somehow even that doesn’t sound seem to make up for it. But I learnt a few valuable lessons and maybe someone reading this may too. Or maybe like … Continue reading Mistake #2 – How to say goodbye
We’ve all made mistakes in our careers. I wish I had someone to tell me that I was making a mistake when I was, but I didn’t. I’ve made three significant ones till date, two in my early years - one that I regret till date and one that I’ve learnt from. I will share … Continue reading Mistake #1 – Being too scared
I woke up to a barrage of posts on social media criticizing a customer service company for one honest mistake. Not the best way to begin the day especially when the organization happens to be one of your favorites. I began to dissect the situation to analyze if all the ‘hate’ on social media was … Continue reading Living in a seemingly unforgivable world
Imagine living in the constant fear of being punished for every mistake that you may make. A dreadful thought, isn't it? On the other hand, imagine a world where you are allowed to make your fair share of errors? The choice is obvious. Allowing someone to make mistakes ensures the growth of an individual. Very often … Continue reading Making Mistakes, Taking Risks