13 years into my entrepreneurial journey, are we there yet?

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I’ve never been a runner my entire life, yet I ran a 13.5 mile Long Beach marathon before launching my CPG healthcare products. Why? Because scaling a startup takes unrelenting persistence, endurance, and strong willpower. And I wanted to test mine by running on terra firma. Did I succeed? …


From someone who has been on both sides of the spectrum.

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I’ve worked for large, mid-size, and startup companies in the software and telecom industry throughout my corporate career. After a decade of working in marketing management jobs, I left the corporate world to follow my entrepreneurial dream. Now, for the past 12 years, I own a healthcare startup.

This article…


By chasing tech unicorns, you’re missing out on other invaluable gems

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Be it a novice investor or a seasoned one, most have their eyes and money in the tech sector, chasing the next digital unicorn. Sure, technology has shaped the economy for decades, but investors are being myopic if that’s their sole investment segment.

5 years into selling our award-winning, pharmaceutical-grade…


The decaying roots that crumble a marriage, short term, or long term.

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I was preparing dinner when I heard the news flash, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. I am saddened by this news. This world-famous, power couple seemed to have it all…


Of the two wolves, good and evil, the winner is the one you constantly feed.

“The only devils that exist are the ones that live inside us, that’s where all of life’s battles need to be fought. When you realize how difficult it is to win those internal battles, you’ll…


From Hell to Buddhahood, we experience these life conditions every day.

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You wake up in high spirits on a sunny Saturday morning, in anticipation of tonight’s much-awaited college friends reunion. You smile thinking of all the yesteryears reminiscing over dinner at your favorite restaurant. You can hardly wait.

As you…


What you sow is what you reap? Not if you practice Nichiren Buddhism

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What is karma?

Karma is defined as an accumulation of thoughts, actions, and words, lodged deep within your life, manifesting in good or bad outcomes. Buddhism takes this definition a step further and says karma is the accumulation of your thoughts, actions, and words from the present and previous lifetimes. …


No, it’s not the title

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Every Medium writer does this. We incessantly review and obsess over the statistics page to gauge our most read and applauded articles. If you don’t, then you’re an elevated soul. While the rest of us are common mortals who spend hours figuring out what makes one article fare better than…


A story of five close encounters with poisonous rattlesnakes

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When it comes to snakes, few love them but most dislike and fear them. I fall in the second camp. Snakes and I are not friends and I try to stay far away from their habitat. …


A timeless uplifting message when you are feeling low

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Written by American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 — September 7, 1892) this poem is a perfect pick-me-up if you’re in the midst of tough times and melancholy days.

Don’t Quit
by John Greenleaf Whittier

“When things go wrong…

Sapna M

Entrepreneur /Writer /Thinker / Buddhist - in no particular order

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