How to clear that distortion and hear ourselves again

Everything ok there?

Yes. You just didn’t sound like yourself.

Ohh…no no…it’s…*laughter*

I didn’t say anything in that call with my manager. I just moved on and distracted her with project deadline. I distracted myself.

It’s why writing this is hard.

It’s the first time I’m coming in terms with what I’ve been feeling. It’s hard too because my mind’s just been jumping all over the place.

And that might be something that you can relate to whether it’s something you’re feeling right now or something you’ve felt before.

A lot of old feelings hit me from the past. …

Unraveling the stories of those inches away from us

Finally. Somewhere to sit.

There was a man in the window seat.

He looked to be in his 40s. He wore a simple shirt, sleeves rolled back, black hair — seemed like a nice guy.

I could see him being an artist or something.

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I turned to him.

Hi do you mind if I take a seat here?

His eyes lit up as he gestured his worn hands to the empty seat next to him.

Not at all! Welcome sir. Have a seat!

I could see him being a TV host or something.

Nah, he had a softness in his…

It’s not an attack — it’s a call for all of us to reflect

In times like this, politicians, celebrities, and artists must speak with intention and grace when using their words. They have platforms with a large reach and their words— whether in a speech or song — can move people, for better or worse.

Recently, renowned artist J. Cole released a track titled “Snow on Tha Bluff” which has been receiving attention, partly because of J.Cole’s star power, but mostly because of controversy surrounding the lyrics.

Background on J.Cole

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J. Cole is a grammy-nominated rapper with numerous accolades, attracting listeners with his honesty and sincerity both on and off the stage.

His humlility and “everyday…

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It’s not just about justice. It’s about changing the system.

It’s only been a bit over a week since the tragedy of George Floyd.

Feels a lot longer, doesn’t it?

It’s because a lot’s already happened.

Petitions are being signed, social media’s flooded with powerful images, and city streets are filled with passionate voices calling for reform.

After only a few days, all 50 states were reported to be protesting, making it the most involved civil rights movement in the nation’s history.

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Finding your voice in a world of noise

There’s a lot going on right now. But you already know that.

Let me ask you something and I want you to be honest:

How are you doing?

It’s not an easy question to answer. Hell, even I’m having trouble coming up with a clear answer.

In times like these, there’s so much information hitting at rapid speed, forcing you to think what role you’re playing as it all moves.

When you start looking into yourself, you hear a lot of other voices.

People on all sides yelling messages of absolutes and with so many antagonism, injustice, and noise, you’ll…

What companies should know about Gen Z — from someone who’s part of Gen Z

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Working remotely sounds great. And why wouldn’t it? It offers flexibility, the ability to multitask, and saves time.

In light of the pandemic, remote work has grown exponentially in the past few months, possibly eclipsing the presence of on-site work altogether in the coming future.

While Millennials are the primary workforce of today, Gen Z will take that title within the next 10 years. For them, long-term remote work will be the new norm.

Some of them were learning how to use an iPad before being able to speak so working remotely seems like a natural transition.

It would seem…

The best interviews are the ones that don’t feel like one

In this new age of Zoom calls and video interviews, it’s hard to feel connected with your interviewer and have a memorable presence.

While the modes of communication are different, the foundation of an interview is the same. It’s not about having all the answers to each question — it’s about the way you present yourself.

As soon as that video camera turns on, your main focus is to show a warm and memorable side that sets the tone for the rest of the interview.

All those “why do you want to work here?” and case study questions will be…

Sarthak Panda

50% optimistic, 30% curious, 20% meditative | YouTube@pandainpursuit

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