Zain K.

Get up & Say what you want

November 24, 2021

Leadership gravitates towards the person who can get up and say what he wants.

This is true. Isn’t it? But I didn’t say this. Neither did anyone from this century. It was said by Dale Carnegie back in the 1900s. The fact that this statement remains true even today is proof that it has stood the test of time and it is worth giving it a thought.

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Putting Pen to Paper

November 9, 2021

Whatever you want to do- just start doing it. Just put pen to paper and don’t worry about the result. Even a very rough draft is better than none. Even a half-hearted sketch will teach you more than not doing it. You will accomplish infinite times more by just trying.

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Ultralearning- a powerful self-learning tool to accelerate personal growth

September 21, 2021

I was introduced to the concept of Ultralearning through a book of the same name by Scott H. Young. Ultralearning involves a deep dive into a focus area for a well-defined time to reap maximum benefits. In this book, the author talks about how he was able to put this approach to use by getting an MIT education at home using the free MIT OpenCourseWare. Amazingly, he did so in a matter of one year instead of the usual four. …

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Is giving Constructive Feedback ALWAYS the right approach?

September 10, 2021

It is drilled into us through self-help books, motivational lectures, and seminars that the best way to give feedback is by utilizing the constructive feedback approach. Very simply, constructive feedback is one where you appreciate what the other person is doing right and point out their mistakes. Not only that, an essential part of it is that you also let the other person know exactly what needs to be done in order to improve. This is no doubt an effective …

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If you are employed in Pakistan, this Tax Hack is a must for you

September 5, 2021

You work hard. Earn. But the government takes a cut from it- taxes. Won’t it be great if you can snatch back a portion of it? From the government? Yes. It comes in the form of ‘tax rebate’ and if you aren’t already using this tax hack, then you are in for a treat. In Pakistan (along with the majority of countries) the government wants people to keep money in circulation rather than hoarding (read: saving). So they incentivize investments. …

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