A Day In The Life At Pearl Lemon (w/Deepak Shukla)

Reading Time: 5 minutes So. Writing has become an outlet for me to share my musings over things I’m doing and thinking about and wanted to share what’s top of mind for me at the moment. I’ve just taken on several new sales professionals: Jay (25+ years experience) Marc (5+ years experience) Lydia (internal team member trying out sales […]

My First Date With Arpana, Harry Potter…and my brother

Reading Time: 6 minutes I was 16 years old. And about to head out for my first date. The feeling was surreal. Looking back on it I’m not sure I was ‘mad about her’ – but I definitely liked her enough to be excited about the prospect of going on a date with her. As it turned out Arpana […]

Struggles For Intimacy, Struggles To Be Romantic

Reading Time: 6 minutes Daniela and I are from two different planets. Not only is she a woman as I am a man; but she’s also Italian, and I’m British. We speak different languages in life as well as love and come from such different cultures. As much as my parents are from India, I have been born and […]

Saving Rajiv From Alcohlism, Anger And Despair

Reading Time: 6 minutes I was hanging out with my buddy Rajiv a few weeks back, and it was his birthday yesterday so it’s why I’m writing about him today. I’m thinking about him. He’s currently in Corfu and headed back today in fact – he was there for the last week. I was with his twin brother yesterday […]

52k Words Is Almost 52 Weeks Old!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Shit’s weird. I just dug out my update taken from my blog: Here’s the link It’s about keeping a commitment to writing regularly. And it’s nuts for now to think I’ve been writing this newsletter for 11 months on and off. If it gets sent out 1x every 3 days then we’re talking about you […]

The Property Journey Continued UNFINISHED

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s been several months since you heard about my property adventures when I told you I was in the process of trying to buy 5 properties – so today I thought I’d take the opportunity to update you and let you know where I’ve got to in these months past. This was the title of […]

What Listening To 254 Hours Of Audible In 105 Days Has Taught Me

Reading Time: 6 minutes On May 15th 2020 I had something of an epiphany. It became apparent that for perhaps the last decade of my life or more (probably more) – I’d stopped learning on a consistent basis. Sure throughout my time, there were periods of me having to get some kind of specific education in relation to a […]

Going Bald, Going Grey And Coping With It

Reading Time: 6 minutes So I was inspired to write today’s entry because of a video I just made. Over the last 2 years, I’ve slowly noticed my hair thinning out. It’s something my sisters Shanti and Kanti bless them have struggled with for several years. For women, the social and psychological impact it has can be somewhat devastating. […]

Adventures With Hiring A Running Coach

Reading Time: 6 minutes Hey guys! Here’s the time and date: And here I am: I’m actually sitting in a Costa Coffee now in Ealing Common as I have my final session as part of a 6-pack plan I bought with ‘The Running School’. Maybe around 2-months ago I finally picked back up the book that I started reading […]

Turning 34, and thinking about next 5 years

Reading Time: 6 minutes I turned 34 recently (August 18th). Who knows how old you are? Who knows at what age you’ll be reading this :p But I thought I’d share some reflections about being 34, and what I’m now thinking about. Well. Pearl Lemon really did, back in October 2016 when it was Purr Traffic and a full-service […]

The Death Of My Involvement In 1 More Rep

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’d been only a month or so since I’d written the newsletter about building out 1 More Rep. I’d wake up and feel a deep sense of unease in my gut. Scott, my business partner was doing an amazing job of running Facebook ads and it was driving lots of local inquiries for his boot […]

7 Months Later

Reading Time: 8 minutes It was the winter of 2019 and I’d decided to myself – you know what Deepak – you love writing. Words have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. 3 months later, come Jan 22nd I’d written close to 91,000 words. I definitely hadn’t seen that coming. But by […]

Getting 40% Of My Body Covered In Tattoos

Reading Time: 6 minutes Aras bent over my thigh as he worked away, etching Ganesh deep into the back of my thigh. He refused to work on anything that wasn’t a full day and that didn’t contain a lot of detail. He was passionate about all the tattoos he created and becomes a man of extreme focus when putting […]

I’ve Decided To Continue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hey guys, I’m back! I missed you all…and as it turns out I still have plenty of stories in me to tell so I decided that I’d continue writing. It got addictive. I managed a 35-day streak and now I want to see if I can keep going for another X days and see where […]

The End Of 52 Days And Reflections Upon Writing 65,000 Words in 35 Days

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey guys, It’s crazy to think that I only decided I’d start writing this newsletter 35 days ago. It goes to show (me) what you can achieve with a little bit of focus. And what momentum can do for you – given I’ve overshot my original target of 52,000 words. I want to give you […]