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Small decisions in life determine the ultimate destinations

Mumbai based Anup Bhaiya is a staunch believer of Karma while Gujarat based Chirag Porecha believes small decisions in life determine your ultimate destination.
Darshita shah Jan 20, 2017

Anup Bhaiya, MoneyHoney

I read a book ‘Myth=Mithya’ authored by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik. He is an Indian writer and mythologist. The book has 3 sections where the author has given anecdotes on mythological characters-Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, Brahma and Saraswati. The author draws comparisons with a book of accounts by suggesting the each action results in debit or credit of your ‘Karma’ account. This means for your every action there is an equal reaction. I personally it is one of the best Hindi mythology books that provides life lessons in simple and interesting manner.

Another book I read recently is ‘Riding the Roller Coaster: Lessons from Financial Market Cycles We Repeatedly Forget’ authored by Amit Trivedi. As the name suggest it gives us various lessons on business cycles. The book is spread across the 5 centuries involving 4 continents. It covers the market hysteria, the trading bubble and the subprime mortgage crisis. The author has decoded the complex subject into simple language. The book has taught me that one should not predict the market. Secondly, knowledge is very important when you are investing in a particular product. If you do not understand the product refrain from investing in it.

Chirag Porecha, Life Plus

I read a book ‘Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial’ by Tony Robbins. It is a detailed personal development book for discovering our true purpose in life and how to convert our weaknesses into strengths. Here are a few learnings from the book which I have implemented in my own practice- the actions and small decisions you make daily determine your destination, focus on what you fear or where you want to go. Lastly I learnt, your mind is an extremely powerful computer and if you can conceive something in your head you can most certainly achieve it in reality.

The second book I read was ‘Day to day Economics’ authored by Satish Deodhar. A complete guide to economic jargons explained in simple language. The main focus of the book is to familiarize a lay man with concepts like recession, commodity prices, interest rate, government policies and its impact on their lives. It is complete handy book for those who want learn about complex economic situations in uncomplicated and plain manner. After reading this book, I am able to interpret the highs and lows of the market cycles and understand its consequences on our economy.

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