Wouldn’t you say we all learn lessons throughout our lives? If you could help others to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes, would you like to do that? Some people might, and others might not.
An influential business friend got to know about the wealth of experiences I have had spanning several decades, countries, and different cultures. I was honored when he suggested I write a book telling my story to entertain as well as to use my successes and challenges to help others benefit from my experiences.
The problem with writing a book is, that it isn’t shared until completed. I decided to take a different approach.
The Genesis Of This Site
About 10 years ago I purchased a domain with my name. It sat dormant because I wasn’t quite sure what to fill a website with that domain name. Until now. After thinking about what my friend told me.
Why not use it to tell stories about my experiences that could benefit those who visit my website? It gives me the opportunity to devote each blog post to one, specific aspect of my life. I will make it entertaining too. Why not?
This website will be a collection of personal short stories that I hope will amuse and provide words of wisdom to my readers.
My objective is to write one story a week. The first story will be published on the official launch date of this website. Until then, consider this site, although published, under construction.
When I discussed this project with some friends they suggested I also provide helpful information on travel in the geographical areas I talk about. This created a lightbulb moment.
This is my website so I can do whatever I want with it. What do you think of the following plan?
I will create a separate menu for travel information and tips that can be helpful and relevant in the 21st Century. For example, when I complete all the blog posts about my life in India, I will write a blog post under this separate menu to provide travel ideas and tips about visiting India from a personal perspective.
Unlike a book that can be sold for income, I thought of an idea to help defray the cost of maintaining this website, while at the same time, benefiting you.
I will share services provided by establishments that can help you in any travel plans you decide to make using affiliate links. If you pay for any of these services using these links, I will be given a small commission by these companies. The cost to you would be exactly the same if you went directly to these sources for your purchase. Fair enough?
Reviews Of Fun Stuff Menu
I would like to share reviews of fun things in life I enjoy under a Review Of Fun Stuff Menu. Each review will focus on one item in the form of a blog post.
As stated above, if you like what I share, you can click an affiliate link that will be highlighted in that post. This will take you directly to the vendor’s eCommerce website. There you can make your purchases as if you had gone to their website directly. The price you pay will be the same. And the vendor will send me a small commission.
Think of my reviews as a commercial. Know that whatever I share I will have researched thoroughly and will give you insights you may not have found by yourself. This will also save you time and money. I hope the outcome will be a win/win for everyone involved.
Paying it forward is something I seriously believe in. This blog post is one way to do that. Eventually, I may spawn one or several books from this website.
I hope you will find a few stories and lessons learned that will resonate with you. And perhaps, help you in your journey through life.
Since I will be sharing stories from my childhood onwards, I feel readers of any age can benefit.
Whenever the spirit drives you, please leave comments, questions, and lessons you have learned in the comments section at the end of each blog post. I will be happy to read your comments and respond as soon as possible,
May God grant you a healthy and productive life. Live life with great expectations.
P.S. On the About page you will find more information about me in a summary. This will give you a peek into my life.