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Answers to The 10 things You Can Ask Me

1.    What was his first name in 1998 ?
Answer: It's actually very comedic that my Birth Name was "Nekchand" Gupta later on my parents changed it and thanks to god that they did now my name is Prateek Gupta.
2.    Who is Deeksha Diwan ?
Answer: She is basically my guardian angel since June of 2018, the only lifeline I have left in the artistic world my lovely editor/business manager/content corporate/deal cracker/excellent idea pitcher to be honest I cannot imagine my work life without her.
3.    How much work has he done on his novel this week ?
Answer: Not much, but I constantly do my morning pages. I have 2 WIP's and wrote for 3 clients this week. so, I am proud of myself. 4.   What is the other career Prateek had before Freelance Content Writing ?
Answer: I was a customer service executive for a bit, then joined a theater group as a playwright but left it because as my parents would suggest "it was coming in the way of my studies" founded a team and then a who…

Voices

From the past two months after my exams and that one of a kind internship I was really having some trouble with my sleeping, Insomnia hits every night and the best thing in the world i.e "Music" isn't helping me with my sleep, because of this particular reason I started using sleeping apps which lead me to ASMRs (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) where I have now learnt a lot about the Voices within which I'm going to elaborate below:

* Voice of Hope 

The voice of hope still believes in fairy tales and happily ever after. It is often quickly smothered by the voice of reason, and ridiculed by the voice of darkness and doubt. But somehow, no matter what happens in life, this voice continues to survive.Yes, sometimes the light dims to barely a spark, but something keeps it alive, keeps it believing.


* Voice of Darkness and Doubt

The voice of darkness and doubt often believes that it is the voice of reason, that it is simply knocking some sense into me, forcing me to …

Accountability

"Hey" it is needless to say this word here, I bet no one expects posts from a person who prefer daydreams over reality. So, actually there is nothing new with me I've been Avoiding boredom and Avoiding accountability. How did I get here? Everything hurts. My mind is foggy as hell. I hate everyone and everything. I need to bite my tongue and save face as best I can. Avoid people.
Next Month I'm off to Mumbai for a few days Drinking lots of water because the trainer said so also I don't want myself to be turning into a Junk Food eating werewolf.
I cleaned my room. Sweating and with drawling and hating myself. Shame and guilt flooding my thoughts. I should finally write that final excerpt for my client Will I ever learn? something is wrong with me. My place is clean now. I still feel stable. I’m gonna read now until I fall asleep. Keep chugging back some water. It’ll be about a week or so before I feel good again. That’s what I get. Atoning for my sins. 
I still re…

-22-

It's an encouraging thing when you pour yourself into something and people go out of their way to let you know that they enjoy it. like even priceless.

Just for once I want my life to be like a 90s movie.

As I said earlier I have a lot of extra aimless and senseless material which is of no use, i will be throwing all of that here from now on. because why not ?! below is one excerpt, i wrote randomly:

-Twenty Two-
I looked in the mirror in the morning and what did I see?
A average dark twenty-two year old looking back at me.
How is that possible, how can it be?
Wasn’t it yesterday I was nineteen?
was living my best life, without all the worries.

With twenty-five just a stone’s throw away
I begin to wonder how to keep it all at bay
Then I realize some aren’t blessed to see that day
Life is short and I'm not getting younger,
I wanna get rich like JP and Corden,
100k a month , sounds pretty golden.

Another decade? to see... I think I’ll be okay.


update* on the book: move is mine …

the magic

Every journey starts with that first step, even knowing that there may be several course corrections along the way. It’s not enough to dream and plan. At some point, you have to take action, even if you’re not quite sure where you’re headed. I have spent 2 years now dreaming about converting my non-fiction manuscript into a book but I don't know where I'm going wrong because its just not happening. The Editor assigned to me by a literary agent is giving up on me now, I just can't find the perfect balance in the storyline and realism it leads upto. One thing I do know about myself is that when I don’t have new challenges, I tend to get bored. When that happens, I just sort of go on autopilot. I go through the motions, where the excitement dissipates quickly. For me, it is like trekking the same forest over and over again. Even though you see new things each time you go, eventually it just gets old. Step one for me will be taking some random online classes to check out thin…

nostalgically cool

So, Everyone’s concept of cool is different, i started the post with 'So' it is grammatically incorrect wait is it!? Nobody cares. As i was saying everyone's concept of being cool is extremely different, for some Money is cool, for some having a nerdy collection of something is cool but Basically, people who live in the moment are actually the Coolest people. Interesting people that live their own life and say what they want that’s my idea of cool. So, can people change with time ? It’s kind of a mystery. Sometimes I get in these moods and get all hyped up like nothing is wrong, be all healthy, think long-term, logical. boring decisions on the road to SUCCESS! Then the next day I’m back to my normal ‘Fun World’ paradigm. Do we'll strive to be better? Or do we just enjoy the ride and go with the flow? Can there be a balance? Tell me this. If one guy lives his life eating oats and brown bread with peanut butter with a caffeine drink in hand every morning and he’s happy.…

dreamy dilemma

Watched and Reviewed some movies on Rottom this past week, I guess it could be a new frontier, if i continue it. To add even more focus and less distractions I tried to cut unhealthy beverages this week fully So that’s one more easy way to shape your environment and thus shape your habits, Half of 2019 has gone by, there was literally nothing to do except read,write or for a change go outside. It was awesome. I am writing again out of sheer boredom, I am also changing the path aka trying conventional things for once in my life, and I think its fine if you’re actually getting something done. Just writing out these words counts as doing something in my future book. And since I got this buzz on, I’m having a fun time while I do it. The thing about alcohol, is that is takes us to this place of unlimited possibilities. I mean when you're on alcohol everything sounds like a good idea. It’s wonderful but completely irrational and you don’t realize that until the next day. For a brief mo…

being darker

I am this dark ugly dude, you know what I'm saying I'm a realist. I see handsome boys its plain and simple I'm no handsome boy. But I got a kind of this uplifted average dark ugly male personality, most importantly regardless of this color i can do whatever the frick i want. Get some brands rolling and go all out that's my style. For me being darker is life, it's the truth, it's what God gave me, it's what i received from my parents and yes, generally people do not like dark skinned individuals in a room it disturbs them. Especially in India.

Indians have a nerve to be the racist, actually Indians are the most racist people on the planet, Indians berate their very own country mates from North East India, well that's a whole other topic. but as a Dark-Skinned guy myself I once conducted a study where i asked random people "why there was a need to remind a dark skinned guy/girl that he/she is dark ??" by passing dark skin slurs at him/her. I me…

Judgemental

Don't be so quick to judge a person, take a chance to know the person before you judge a person and that goes for anybody not just me. Suppose if you hear something really negative about a person, please do not make an opinion right on the spot, there a three sides of every story asses the whole scenario/situation before you make an opinion.

Furthermore being Judgemental leads to negativity because of the obvious reason. In the past, I was all cool with it but in recent months I've learned a lot on how to be reactive in these such situations, being judged all the time is also depressive for oneself and As one who battles depression, I want to tell you that some days are extremely tough and on these days even getting out of bed in the morning can be a major accomplishment.

Storytime: Last Week me and one of my friend went to a Volkswagen Dealership to check out one of their cars, we liked the car but the sales representative there was so, rude like seriously he was judging bot…

Realist

I want to live on the other side, I want to live on the edge, man. Looks like fun, Everything is so happy and seriously, talking I don't how long I am going to feel this way, its great! So, for a very longtime I had a crush on this girl and yesterday I went to her and straight up said, HEY ! whats up... she was so surprised because i have never ever talked to her at work, I'm always very quiet. She thought it was funny we had a conversation it went very smoothly, obviously nothing happened but i really do think that she might be wondering what has happened to me. I mean its crazy, even i didn't know what happened to me yesterday. I daydream a lot. Like all the time. because of that I lose attention talking to other people. but I'm a realist I always confess everything here on this journal, and I also think that girl, whom i talked to do not read this at all. Why I'm being so fidgety here I'm never like this. Lost in Thoughts.

I'm so done with this College …

blog

About these writing softwares i tried a few of them today to improve my writing like take Grammarly for a second here They’ve already found “3 writing issues”. Good thing that was free and now I’m done with it, forever, I'm like who the hell are you to tell me that you've found 3 mistake in my writing come on .!! i haven't listened to my editor in almost one and a half year about that, also someone dm'ed me that why i use "Like"so much in my journal. First of all, why're you even judging a journal ??? I'll do whatever i want you brat !' do not read, I don't give a damn about anything. There we go, back on my liberating, crap of the world blog. "Blog". Couldn’t they think of any other word to use for words on the internet? I have done some serious blogging in year 2016, 2017 and 2018 at once i was handling approximately 43 independent article websites and i do not even have a count of words and companies i have written for. In 2019 y…

heartbreak

Continuous train of thought that circulated in my mind while i stared at my laptop i was thinking of new ideas for my upcoming projects but couldn't really execute anyone of them because I had something on my mind. I want to talk about heartbreak and how devastated it can be, you know some people are more sensitive than the others its definitely not the millennial problem it has been going on for ages, like Shakespeare is proof that people kill themselves over heartbreak its definitely one of  the most real pain that human heart suffers. And I just wanna say if you’re going through some sort of heartbreak than just keep freaking going ! try keep bettering yourself. You will seem to notice that this person who broke your heart has actually done a lot good for your life in the long run of being in future relationships. I mean you have to understand that you cannot base your happiness on that one person at all, you need to find your happiness inside your heart.

Today when I was writ…

super cheat week

The longer you go without working out, the more muscle mass you loose, the more weight you gain, the less likely you’ll start working out again. Same goes with posting journals the longer you go without posting the more anxious you get about actually posting one, the less likely you’ll start posting again. It’s like living in a world full of everything and nothing.

So, my day started and i randomly decided that this whole week will be a super cheat week and is going to be filled with Fizzy Beverages, Beer, Burger King, and all the other poisonous things you can think of. Complete Freaking Freedom.

About Writing my manuscripts are almost at final stages and more on this subject is coming later, but once in a blue moon I always have a day like this where I seem to get my life in order in merely a few hours. I always think that this might transfer over to tomorrow but it rarely does. Right back to latency; it is perplexing.

I promise that i will achieve all these things one day: Structu…

Who was that Girl ???

I haven’t had any reason to write in a while. I’m in this weird, content state of indifference. Stable. A down-to-earth, “dumb” state of ‘happiness’. I don’t really have anything to complain about. Passion? I’m not passionate anymore. What’s fucked up is that I don’t care that I’m not passionate anymore. Maybe I was never passionate in the first place. Maybe all these years my pretentiousness & ego got the best of me and blinded me from what I really am: a Business Guy I mean i don't have a fancy list of accomplishments but i have done some things. Sometimes my pompous, irrational ego gets the best of me and I think of myself as this suffering artist with all this passion. Its like everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the face right !? 
Also, I’m gonna wake up tomorrow and have a completely new, perspective on all of this passion thing.
Now coming onto the title of the post I have a lot of extra aimless and senseless material which is of no use, i will be throwing …

Things I want to tell my Teen Self

No matter how much we want to control our Life we can't always know what is going to happen. The Change is scary and Life will always surprise you with "Oh, this is your new truth Live It !" you cannot do anything you have to accept that. If i talk about myself and generally everyone my age we're so used to take so many things for granted like this blue sky, freedom, our home, our parents and much more. There is absolutely no harm in being yourself but if your personality is negative then some changes can be made ! so, there are few things i want to tell my teenage self . here we go:

* Embrace your introverted self.
* Do not take anything for granted.
* It is okay to be a late bloomer.
* People move on and so should you.
* Make friends who last beyond school.
* You don't have to do something just because all the cool kids are doing it.
*Always be optimistic about your future.
* People give far fewer sh*** about what you look like so don't bother.
* Its not a…

FREE

It took me long enough to come to the realization that if your life is so cool you're fly or your websites and content are popping over internet. No one freaking cares people have so much interesting things to worry about. People always point out your weaknesses they comment over your dark skin. Seriously, talking i'm fed up with the dark skin slurs people pass everyday i mean really don't you have anything better to do with your time come on get over it there is a life over it.

Last week when i was off from desk work due to personal reasons my very own editor rejected 17 proposal drafts sent by me so, About work the thing which bothers me the most right now is that i am not critical of my ideas. I need to change something with myself, write constantly create exclusive content which i was doing in the past and actually the work i did in the past is also paying me well so, i guess i just have to be genuine once again.

I am rocking in the FREE world, Literally.

Thanks For R…

Writing Down The Habits

Goals are byproducts of habits. Don’t write down goals. Write down habits.

“Write it down, make it happen.”

* Not drinking alcohol at all.
* Not smoking weed at all.
* Cutting OCD medication everyday to more smaller quantities.
* Not consuming bread, junkfood, fizzy beverages and any kind of non vegetarian diet at all.
* Consistently attending the classes and their respective practical sessions.
* Consistently Writing Night Pages and Morning Pages Everyday.
* Reading for at least One and a half hour every day.
* Exercising for at least half hour every day.
* Coordinating with the Team Everyday for the work.

As a result of the mental clarity achieved with the first 3 habits, I’ll have more energy and drive to ‘just keep working and preparing for other important stuff As the reading and writing goes I’ll have more ideas to execute. In other news Children knows nothing about what goes in the world, I mean just like me ! jk.

I saw it the most hyped movie ever after the "Infinity War…

money

Yesterday, I read this article in the Fortune magazine titled "The World's most Admired Companies" it was a whole illustrated report to analyzing which Companies are really the World's Corporate Role Models with Apple Inc and Amazon LLC. toping the charts beating some of the greats in the game such as Berkshire Hathaway, Walt Disney, Starbucks and most importantly us the 'millenials' favorite clan right now Netflix reading that i was totally shocked to realize that it wasn't about how much capitals these companies were creating, it was actually about the morals and goals these companies are oriented towards because combining the capitals of Berkshire Hathaway, Netflix and Starbucks cannot even touch the capital made by the raging bull of everything Amazon. The list also consisted of the All Stars list suggesting Staying on Top isn't that easy as it seems with Google parent company Alphabet falling down in the rankings to record low of 7.

so, coming o…

Diligent March

Its been over a month now since i last posted a excerpt from my life here... actually i was really busy this whole time. I pursued professional writing during this time, traveled a bit, celebrated Holi and most importantly: Lived my life. Back in February of this year I was at an improv class of my theatre where we were working on different techniques of improv acting obviously i am not an actor or an on screen performer i am more into the scripting and writing stuff but its a class so you have to do what your mentors tells you to do... they gave me a task to present a weird situation at a public bus terminal... It was Comedic in Genre and everyone knows i have resting depressed face. so i took a quick minute to thought about it and did my gig... it wasn't too bad our theatre coach said "Sometimes it is good if you're not leading a performance to a comedic ending" means it is okay if you're not funny sometimes just focus on doing your part right forget about audi…

Anyway

Hey, Everyone its been a very Longtime Welcome to my world it's a psychedelic trance.

So, What do you want to do? If you don’t know then you don’t get to complain about your job. I should add this only applies to single people without any dependents. If you have a family to feed, then you should feed them the best way you can.  Anyway, you quit your job. figure out what you wanna do. As my favorite person in the world my Editor put it, “the playing field is level.” I watch a lot of movies. I eat. I sleep. I code. I read books. I exercise. I hang out with my friends. I help my friends with their projects.  I go to the malls for shopping. I write. I listen to music. I scroll through my socials. Time is actually very easy to “waste”. But i don’t understand that concept. John Lennon said that any time enjoyed isn’t wasted. I really do enjoy most of the time that I "waste". So, why don’t I work more? Because burn out is real. There’s a balance in all things. Most people &quo…