It’s about writing from experience

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So here’s the thing, every article about writing a popular blog will tell you that you should pick a niche. Find something specific to talk about and go with it. …

Focus on your own content

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Over the last few weeks I’ve been watching a lot of videos and reading a lot of articles to scan for ideas for my weekly newsletter. It’s important to keep up with what’s going on in the markets and people can provide valuable insights.

What I’ve come to realize is…


Here’s a short story…

Almost every morning on my way to work, I would see the same gentleman cross the street. This man walked with a slight tilt forward, like he had a real sense of purpose in life, and he wore an ever so subtle smile on his face. …

Self Improvement

Letting go of the anxiety and fear that cloud decisions is liberating

I know this isn’t really something to bring up during a pandemic but, the fear I’m talking about is not about health issues. And in fact, the reason to let go fear is driven by what’s happened during the pandemic in the past few months.

The bottom line is… life…

It may not be Medium, it may be you.

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I don’t know what it is about Medium. Sometimes, it feels so worth it and other times, I just cringe and stop reading all together.

I didn’t do very well on Medium. I wrote a handful of articles, one or two went sort of viral and then it all went…

And why I stopped

We tend to read a lot of writing advice on the internet, in the hopes that there will be some magic formula that will propel us into stardom.

Even though I wrote a blog for 10 years before I started taking Medium seriously, I decided to follow a lot of…

Self Improvement

You don’t have to be an extrovert to put yourself out there

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I’ve never been any good at blowing my own trumpet. But, someone told me a long time ago, it’s essential to survival. If you don’t market yourself, someone else will and he may not get it right.

I’m not a shy person but, I’m also not the kind of person…

Investing Due Diligence

One reason I like reading annual reports and earnings transcripts is because I learn a lot about the sector, the industry and the market. Sure, you could read industry reports which will probably give you a more comprehensive picture but where’s the fun in that? …


Where does one stop and the other one begin?

These days I can’t tell anymore. Actually I could never tell. I always took what people said at face value. I never thought people lied unless they really needed to.

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Let’s take the example of a guy who recently told me about closing a deal with Blackstone, one the largest…

Writing may be hard work but, it shouldn’t be difficult. For over a month, it’s been difficult for me. Not only have I been completely absorbed by work, I’ve also…

Ayesha Tariq

Mother, consultant, banker | Love writing, coffee, reading and rain... not necessarily in that order | Always on the Self-Improvement Bandwagon

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