Author Archives: Shakeel Akhtar

About Shakeel Akhtar

I am a husband and a father striving for a balanced life. It is my belief that a balanced life could result in a life of zero regrets. With this mindset, I am blogging on 7 areas of life that I call the 7 colors of the rainbow of life. We are given 168 hours every week to paint our rainbow with these 7 colors and if we are able to do that then there is a chance that we could find our "pot of gold"

3 key understandings to worry less

Yesterday, I was coaching on the topic of seeing the good versus seeing the bad in any situation of life. Seeing the bad even in a good situation is not that uncommon. We all have done that and sometimes more than we … Continue reading

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3 steps to be a learn-it-all instead of a know-it-all

Last week, I fell victim to the urge of being a know-it-all instead of being a learn-it-all. Because of this urge I lost a very good opportunity to learn a little bit more. You see, I had called one of … Continue reading

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The 21-Day Complaint Free Challenge

I have started the 21-day challenge to become complaint free inspired after listening to a podcast from Tim Ferriss, the details of which I have provided in my earlier post. In one way this post is an update of what I … Continue reading

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How to be mindful and complain less – from Tim Ferriss

Opening the Flipboard App on my iPhone has become an involuntary habit of mine, immediately after I wake up. Most of the time I flip through a few articles usually Technology related and then get on with my day. Recently, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Reason of Poverty – Ted Talk by Gary Haugen

An eye-opening talk by Gary Haugen on the hidden reason of poverty. In this talk, Gary Haugen, explains very clearly that without stopping violence against poor people, poverty cannot be reduced in the world. After listening to this talk, I am … Continue reading

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Spiritual But Not Religious – is this group here to stay? – part 3

In part 1 of this series of posts, I mentioned that there is a growing phenomenon called SBNR; Spiritual But Not Religious and this group could be here to stay. Before getting into the specifics, I wanted to come to a … Continue reading

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Spiritual But Not Religious – is this group here to stay? – part 2

In part 1 of this series of posts, I mentioned that there is a growing phenomenon called SBNR; Spiritual But Not Religious and this group could be here to stay. Before getting into the specifics, I wanted to come to a … Continue reading

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Spiritual But Not Religious – is this group here to stay? – part 1

There is a growing phenomenon in western societies that is called SBNR; Spiritual But Not Religious. I once watched a TED Talk by Jonathan Haidt, who asked the audience how many thought they were more spiritual vs religious and it … Continue reading

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Change in mindset needed to protect women

Yesterday, my wife showed me two well-made videos on mindset change that is needed to protect women in India. These videos made a great impression on me and so I am sharing these videos here. In my recent visit to … Continue reading

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Telluride – breathtakingly beautiful place

The Drive We went to Telluride, a mountain resort in Colorado, for this year’s spring break. It was a 6.5 hours drive from Denver to Telluride. While going to Telluride, we took 70 West to Grand Junction and then 50 … Continue reading

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