'Live & Learn' with Shivraj Parshad

'Live & Learn' with Shivraj Parshad

You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent that we have. The folks I feature on my episodes have all taken that leap of faith to bring you the means to live a better life.Hi, I am Shivraj Parshad, your host - coach, trainer, presenter -and the founder of Brevis - where we help you to learn how to win. Since learning is also about listening, I would love to hear from you. This podcast is all about it's listeners, we want you to throw your hat in the ring. Who do you think has a compelling story to tell? What irks you? What inspires you? And more importantly what do you have to say? Send us a voice ?on WhatsApp to +919625475442 or email Shivraj@brevis.in. If we like your message, you could feature on our future episodes. Do check out our earlier seasons; Living & Learning, Good Morning Grammar and the Weekend Playlist on any of your favourite podcast apps.Spotify – tinyurl.com/y766k958Apple Podcasts – tinyurl.com/v8euj6zKuKuFM - https://tinyurl.com/y4p99hzmTuneIn - tinyurl.com/y86pv3soGoogle Podcasts - https://tinyurl.com/y9fslvdbiHeart Radio - https://tinyurl.com/yay4kqpaListen Notes - https://tinyurl.com/y7d6sj9eFollow us on Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShivrajParshad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrevityinourDNA/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/16321692/admin/ YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/y7uo9fcv

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August 23, 2021

June was Pride month with the corporate spotlight on LGBTQ+ inclusion. But what about the remaining 11 months? Get your pens and papers ready for this crucial conversation with Aparna Mittal, Founder of Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law. She addresses very existential questions:  Do issues of  differences like gender, sexuality, other identities of caste, creed, class and so on and so forth, not matter? What are the impl...

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What do you know about the 1% formula that can give you the financial freedom to quit the rat race by 40. Sound too good to be true? Well, our next guest, Deepak Mullick, founder of SimplyMutual breaks it down for us.

As a former mutual fund adviser and investment professional Deepak lays great emphasis on investing in easy installments through equities.  To minimise our fear  of the volatility of the stock markets he advises us to...

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What is your relationship with money?  Are you intimidated at the prospect of investing and saving and managing your finances? What is the right asset allocation. All these questions can possibly stress you out, especially in the time we live in. Which is why this episode is such a critical one. We speak to Atul Shinghal the founder and CEO of Scripbox

Atul has a simple message for you; managing your wealth and investing in your ...

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                                                           ‘Making spinach into bubble gum!’
In today’s frenetic pace where we drive our children to focus on beating the competition and vying for the awards and that prized place in college and career, we often forget to equip them with the essential life skills like social and emotional well. This is where my next guests come in; Vinati Dev and Deepti Sen Gupta - Co-founders of Sai ...

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‘A cardinal rule to sticking  to your diet or health goals is really to love yourself.’ 

2020 and 20121 have definitely increased the complexity with how we do just about anything, forget even achieving any of our goals. Which is why my next guest…health coach Ritu Sharma is just so central to that conversation on how we can remain healthy in the face of any adversity. In this conversation she tells us, it is about understanding you...

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Coming out can be a scary proposition for anyone on the spectrum of LGBTQ+. Yet, with a little guidance and support it can also be revealing and give you a sense of peace of mind. Which is why this episode is even more special. I’m joined from Switzerland by Lucie (Mind Coach) and Vanessa (Body Coach) who call themselves The Coming Out Coaches. In this 30 minute conversation they hold back nothing. As I question them, they reve...

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In this critical episode of the Live & Learn podcast we speak to Suman Kher a communication and soft skills powerhouse.

She has one central message: At a time when we are all stuck in a virtual world,  the only way you can be successful is by honing your communication skills. And the only way to be confident and ace those skills is to practice, practice, practice.

In this episode Suman tells us her views on the training and coach...

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What is your relationship with food? Are you happy with your health and weight? Or are you hitting the gym and can't shed that weight? Or worse still popping those protein shakes, gummy bears and granola bars and still not able to look or feel good?

In today's Live & Learn Episode we catch up with Dhruv Bhushan CEO of Habbit Health who tells us how we can still continue our emotional connection with food and get those ab...

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It is the bane of every listener or reader's existence. Those long winded sentences that seem to tell you very little. And confuse you too!

Back by popular demand, Live & Learn Host Shivraj Parshad dons his Public Communication Coach hat again to give you some tough love and tricks to just opt for the active voice versus the obfuscating passive one.

What do you think? You can also be featured in the podcast. Send us a voice ...

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Distraction words or filler words like 'ummm', 'aahh', 'like', 'you know' can all be pretty annoying when you use them while speaking or listening to others. Right?

Back by popular demand, Live & Learn Host Shivraj Parshad gives you 3 ways you can avoid the things that make you go 'um'.

What are those filler words or distraction words that annoy you and you'd like help with? Id love to...

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'Always be ready with a Plan B!'  That's the message from Zain Khan, outplacement coach and author of the self-help book - 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff' in our final conversation with him.

In Episode 4 of the Live & Learn podcast, Zain lays out the roadmap for anyone who has lost their job or livelihood due to the pandemic.

Learn more, earn differently, make use of your time start a side hustle. Zain te...

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'People hire useful and hands-on professionals and not the easily available and desperate ones'  Sage advice from Zain Khan a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach.

In this third episode with Zain, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff', we get down to practical tools and tips to enhancing your job search, networking right and acing that next job interview.
 
He leaves us with some key questions to pond...

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In this second episode with Zain Khan, author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff', we get a little real, about what happens to you after you lose your job and face the danger of going broke.

Here Zain, a recruitment specialist and outplacement coach, spells out some practical tips from the book on how to Beat the Stress and Get Hold of your Money.

He leaves us with some key questions to ponder over before our next conversa...

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In this first of a 4-part series, I speak to Zain Khan, the author of 'Bouncing Back from a COVID Layoff' which he describes as a practical guide on survival and starting over.

An estimated 12.2 crore  (120+ million) people have lost their jobs and we are probably still counting.  Given the desperate calls he received from family and friends for help, Zain, a recruitment specialist (who too lost his job) decided to turn ...

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Welcome to this trailer of Season 4  of the Live & Learn Podcast.  

You know how they always say 'live and learn' after a deeply personal and often surprisingly unpleasant experience? 

Well I aim to turn that idiom on its head, with more positive reinforcement through this Podcast. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to dig much deeper and take those life lessons forward to make the most of the tools, time and talent t...

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Our next guest on the Weekend Playlist, Anubha Bhonsle  is a well known journalist and founder of Newsworthy, an independent media outlet. We discuss critical issues about the state of the media and her future plans.

In this no holds barred conversation we explore existential questions for the news media in India; In this 24/7 cacophony of news, where are the real stories?  How do we address the erosion of credibility with the media...

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Here's a sneak preview to our Weekend Playlist conversation with Anubha Bhonsle; independent journalist and founder of Newsworthy, an independent media outlet.

We explore real issues;  In this 24/7 cacophony of news, where are the real stories? What really is newsworthy enough to make us stop, listen and really care? And how can we support those news providers and journalists?

Anubha's one clear message;  'If you are a di...

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Our next guest on the Weekend Playlist,  is Vineet Bakshi, a graphics designer, a media maven and presenter of car shows, but more importantly one of India’s largest die cast car collectors.

Vineet has been dubbed the ‘Godfather’ of India’s Hot Wheels collectors.

Vineet is a serious hobbyist, who has not only spearheaded the Hot Wheels community in India, but also believes in creating a real collectors corner.

The group, called, “MA...

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In this trailer to Episode 3 of the Weekend Playlist , Vineet Bakshi, one of India’s largest die cast car collectors, tells us why being a hobbyist can really be career shaping.

Vineet has been dubbed the ‘Godfather’ of India’s Hot Wheels collectors. 

So as a serious hobbyist, he believes that playing with models cars can really help young children create a whole world of imagination. Ultimately, harnessed properly, it can lead to a...

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Listen to this quick preview of Episode 3 of the Weekend Playlist . We speak to Vineet Bakshi, a graphics designer, a media maven and presenter of car shows, but more importantly one of India’s largest die cast car collectors. He has been dubbed the ‘Godfather’ of India’s Hot Wheels collectors.

Vineet is a serious hobbyist, who has not only spearheaded the Hot Wheels community in India, but also believes in creating a real collector...

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