I do not have an answer to this question. But I wanted to know what makes Harry Potter book series so inspiring to millions of people around the world, including my son. The fandom is obscenely huge, consists of millennials mostly and the author, J. K. Rowling, is still making millions every year even though the franchise ended more than a decade ago! But I am a Motivational Speaker; seeking motivation from anywhere is a part of the job! So, I asked another of my die hard potter fan friend, Arunima, to tell me all about it. This is what she told me:
Age 20 to 30 yrs was all about Over-Confidence, Impressing people by over doing things, Flirting, Randomness, Eating everything served in the Lunch Buffet 🙂 etc.
The next 10 i.e. age 30-40 yrs in summary were all about Confidence, Work-Alcoholism (Did some 80+ Events every single year), Wealth Building, Power, Kursi Ki Peti baandhiye & then whatever time remained after doing these- on Spirituality, Helping People, Mom, Ritika (wife) & Atharv (my son)- not in the same order. All this while, I was figuring out some really important life lessons as I lived my life forward but understood it backwards. Wish I had known some of them sooner.
All my gut check and research tells me that 80% careers of 2030 are not even born yet. Obsolescence like a raging bull is striking hard in every domain. And this is precisely the reason- why you must not invest your time and precious youth into doing things which may not stay significant after a few years. There is nothing more stupid than dating an idea whose time is going and definitely nothing more romantic than dating an idea whose time has come or is yet to come. Hence these itches inside me to pen some deep work about 10 Upcoming Careers of future that can make you very rich.
They say music has no language and it is beyond barriers. If you ask me, it’s quite true. I do events across the world and make audiences of all races dance to the music I use during my motivational talks. I love music, so much that I once had my friend gift me a collection of 100 of my favorite Hindi tracks for my birthday. It plays in my car all the time now. If you have attended any of my leadership or stress management talks, you would know what I am talking about 🙂 .. Hence, a list of my favorite and super motivational songs, both Hindi and English had to be there on my blog! Read More
Love is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful emotions one can experience. It can literally and figuratively rock your world, if you are really lucky. And it can make your world pretty rocky, if you are being stupid. Why then, am I making such a strange request, that you delay falling in love! Because, love alone isn’t enough. It is not everything. But most people don’t realize this until much later. And because it is very easy to mistake every other emotion in the world for love, when one is specifically looking to be in love.
Let me first tell you all the things (I learned all these years) that love is NOT:
The biggest curse that any family could face in today’s times is ‘when any of its family members is addicted to some substance e.g. Alcohol, Drugs or any of similar genre’. Very often family members write to me in super exhaustion- ‘Do anything but cure my son/ daughter’. Forget about the family progress, even basics of life go awry for those families. Strange na that life expects one to have many good habits to be super successful in life but only one bad addiction can render one perpetually drowned in abyss of gloom (not only for oneself but also for the entire family). Addiction could be to anything – smoking, drinking, drugs, sex, internet, gaming, sitcoms (Netflix) and Mobile phone etc. Sometimes, to people. And sometimes also to sleeplessness.