LISTEN NOW: Varun Duggirala ; Ankur Warikoo on Consistency, Inner-negativity & growing your passion · 58 min

Season 2

April 25, 2022

The only person you need to impress is YOU

Do you want to change something about yourself or learn something new, but can’t seem to establish a disciplined routine? Ask you…

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April 22, 2022

Pooja Dhingra on challenges and lessons from them

As much as we might hate them, it’s the challenges we face that help us grow. But most of the time we wait for life to throw us c…

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April 20, 2022

Your habits don’t make you ‘YOU’ ( reset your mindset)

We love to hate on labels, as we should. And yet, we tend to label ourselves so many things – ‘lazy’ and ‘procrastinator’ being t…

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April 18, 2022

Why 99.9% is better than 100%

Growing up, did your parents and teachers tell you to give it your all? Even as an adult, do you feel the pressure to perform at …

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April 15, 2022

Megha Rao on Being Present, Making Your Own Identity & Creating A Leg…

Do you feel the need to overshare on social media out of the fear of being forgotten? Perhaps it would be helpful for you to lear…

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April 13, 2022

Don’t fear failure ! You can learn from it

How often do you let fear decide for you? Do you end up not trying something simply out of fear? But growth and evolution cannot …

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April 11, 2022

Don’t Try to be a Genius! You should focus on being a Scenius!

Is brilliance an outcome of one mind or the coming together of many minds? In a world that champions the likes of Elon Musk and S…

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April 8, 2022

The “Truth” about Work-Life Balance according to “The 4 Burner Theory”

We’re constantly juggling the various spheres of our life – work, family, friends, health – trying to find a balance. Our inner j…

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April 6, 2022

Why you should not fixate on problems

Problems can appear at times like a whirlpool, surrounding you entirely and pulling you in deeper. The small, mundane ones to the…

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April 4, 2022

What you should do when life doesn’t go as planned (according to stoi…

Does it feel like the world is out to get you? Like fate is not benevolent in your specific case? In Stoicism, there is a concept…

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April 1, 2022

Ankur Warikoo on Consistency, Inner-negativity & growing your passion

In the first chat episode of Take a Pause, Varun is joined by entrepreneur, content creator, and author Ankur Warikoo on approach…

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March 30, 2022

#1 Question you should ask yourself before you share knowledge

Every time you choose to learn something, are you only learning enough to hold conversations about it, or are you trying to under…

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March 28, 2022

3 secrets of The Rock’s Success

How is it that everything The Rock touches turns into gold? Find out on today’s episode, as Varun decodes the formula for success…

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March 25, 2022

The true value of being imperfect and authentic as told in the Bhagav…

Ever been asked this question – Who do you want to be like? Have you ever found yourself emulating someone you truly look upto? T…

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March 23, 2022

The truth about Luck vs Effort

Luck shows up in all our lives. More for some, less for others but luck does show up.Varun shares an example from his book, 'Ever…

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March 21, 2022

You can find true success & progress through small wins in work & life

We all want BIG victories in life. Pop culture has glamourized them with the scenes of big tournaments and boardroom sessions. Be…

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March 18, 2022

The Surprising reason you should not Fear the Future

We keep worrying about the future and all it entails. What's going to come? What's going to happen? Where you're going to end up …

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March 16, 2022

Why you should focus on intentions not results

Often we are guided by the results we see instead of our goals, this leaves us disappointed and give up on them. Instead if we fo…

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March 14, 2022

The best way to reach your goals( it’s not what you think)

"Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be" this line by Andre De Shields, the American Tony Award winning theater…

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March 11, 2022

#1 reason you can't focus and how you can beat it

We try to do too many things at the same time. This leads us to feeling stretched, burnout and dissatisfied with the level of foc…

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March 9, 2022

5 “Powerful” steps that help you perform better in life

We all have moments before a big meeting, an important exam or anything that has a lot of stakes to it. And in the brief pause be…

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