Aaroh – Sawaal

I’ve been a fan of this band since it came out back in 2003. I know it very well because we spent a considerable amount of hours listening and practicing the songs from the album.

The album has a total of 12 songs and full of emotions and love.

I came up with a little 5 verse poem, I know should’ve broken it down to 4 or move up to 6.

Here it is, in Urdu transliteration.

Ab Duniya main aye ho to Aik Din Sawaal karlo 

Keh Dil Ki Baaton Ko dil ki Aankhein na samjho

Yeh Aag Ki Tarha abh Jeeya to Na Kaho keh

Koi is Jalan seh Ajnabi na ban jai

Hoor to jab he milay jo kisi to Zarb na deh

TGIF!

Wow isn’t that a marketing term? Besides also being a restaurant with the same name.

It’s kinda appropriate because majority of the workforce in the US look forward to the weekend. Thanks God it’s Friday! To mark the beginning of the weekend. After 40-60 hours of work folks can relax and spend two days doing nothing or having fun with the families. Unfortunately we only get 52 weekends.

Which means we’re limited to about 104 days where we can plan out what we want to do. And guess what some weekends the weather isn’t right to go out and play with the kids. Other weekends we gotta go visit families and events. So now those 104 days get reduces down to an even smaller number.

Life is what we make it!

So what’s your plan for the weekend?

What are we going to do tonight Pinky?

If you haven’t heard of that phrase or watched a few episodes of the famous warner brothers tv show ‘Pinky and the Brain’ you’re totally missing out.

What’s really interesting about the show that stands out to me now more than ever is their relentless pursuit to take over the world.

In each episode Brain and Pinky two lab rats devise a plan that’ll help Brain run the world, their constant failures but then going at it again reminds me how many times we as humans need to persist and keep moving forward.

So today’s plan is to get back on the track to edit the backlogged episodes and keep moving forward.

I also learned a lot of new tips today that I didn’t k it in the beginning. And I think I can help others achieve their goals in building their personal brand as well as establish their authority.

What did you do today?

The power of reminders

It’s been overt 10 days since the last blogpost and that goes to show that if you’re not thinking about something constantly it’s not going to become a habit overnight.

First of all it is not healthy to be thinking about the same thing over and over that’s why we have reminders and habits.

Secondly, habits form after you consistently do something for 60+ days and adding too many things at once to that habit will also deter you from forming that habit.

A study revealed why most people are not able to keep their New Years resolutions and that is because we add too many thing too many resolutions on ourselves to accomplish.

Take exercising for example, let’s say you work out twice a month and you resolve to do it twice a week, that resolution is already flawed from the get go, because you might be able to stick with it for say 1-2 months, but it’s going to be super hard. Because you’ve added 600% more exercises to your month than you initially managed.

The ideal way to get to 2/week exercise would be to start with 1/week and continue that for 3 months, then introduce 2/week and keep that up for 3 months and gradually get good at keeping up.

So yes reminders are necessary, it can be a person reminding you to do your thing or an app. I remembered that I hadn’t written in 10 days so I thought to myself that I can simply set a reminder on my phone which is with me all waking hours of the day.

So now the reminders app will remind me everyday in the morning to write a blogpost. Hopefully this can help me form this essential habit.

When I restarted blogging I simply depending on my brain to remind me and we can’t do that all the time.

Off loading a simple task such as reminders to an app keeps your mind clear and focus on working more efficiently.

Yea it’s not a massive revelation but it’s good to come to some conclusions without jumping on a mat.

The struggle!

Yup the struggle is real.

Here’s the problem right, if you’re constantly consuming anything it’s hard to create. You can’t be eating and cooking at the same time, I mean you technically can but that’s not exactly the same as enjoying a meal.

My metaphor on that one fell flat on the face 😂

I missed a lot of days not writing when I promised that I’d continue to write. Do I have excuses? Was I creating content? Yes!

I’ve been writing my book chapter on mobile video production. It’s been a learning experience not just writing but also making sure the information is accurate.

Then yesterday I recorded a few videos to connect the chapter and the information. So I can help my friends make better videos just by using their iPhones.

So far so good.

What’re your plans for March?