In the gap between who we wish one day to be and who we are at present, must come pain, anxiety, envy, and humiliation. — Alain de Botton
The demand for online courses industry has shot through the roof.
In 2015, the global market for such courses reached $107 billion. Just two years later, the market grew to $255 billion — a whopping 138 percent growth within 2 years!
But there’s something more. And it’s not good.
A study revealed that the average completion for Massive Open Online Courses — MOOCs — is a dismal fifteen percent.
I’ll admit. I’m part of the 85 percent. Barring a couple, almost every online course I’ve signed up for has stalled at the halfway stage. …
Everyone wants three things in life: to be fit, rich, and happy. — Naval Ravikant
About seven years ago, I realized the corporate world would not help me achieve either of these. I worked at two companies after my MBA. None of them offered a sense of fulfillment or opportunities to grow.
I realized that I could only be happy if I worked for myself. So I quit the corporate world and began freelancing as a writer. I spent a few years as a freelance management consultant before starting my own firm.
The last seven years have been the most interesting rollercoaster ride ever, though rollercoasters frighten me. They’ve educated me and helped me evolve at every turn. …
What will you say if I ask how you’re feeling right now? You might respond with a polite “I’m fine.”
But what if I persist? What if I say, “Drop the formality and tell me how you’re really feeling.”
If I’m lucky, you’ll open up. Honest answers like “stressed,” “anxious,” “depressed,” “exhausted,” and “mind-fucked” will tumble like clothes from an overstocked closet.