A controversial take on headspace management to fast track your growth

Thrilled to be a part of this series, Our Imposter Stories!

The root cause of imposter syndrome is an impaired sense of self-esteem, which is something people do not like talking about publicly.

I sporadically feel the effects of the imposter syndrome, but have decided to use it as a…

How do your friends introduce you to someone new? The running theme in my life is probably that I lack me-time.

Over the years, people have gone from introducing me as their “church friend” or “classmate”, to “Photographer”, “Googler”, “Founder of Gulliver” and “Miss Singapore”.

While none of these solely define you as a person, they contribute to your identity. You will start to notice that people start to introduce you…

Event Photographer Turned Pageant Queen — Shifting from behind the lens to in front of one

I was the photographer for the Miss Singapore 2018 Pageant. I remember a couple of people at the gala dinner asking me why I wasn’t getting ready for the show, mistaking me as one of the contestants.

I laughed — the girls were in swimwear and 6 inch heels, I…

A personal & blunt take on how loneliness is a function of our self-worth, relationships expire & the depth of our lives is a choice.

I’ve been contemplating on whether I should publish this piece for a while now since it is rather personal to a certain extent, but I figured that there’s no harm in sharing if it can help someone else who may be struggling with the same things as I. …

Consistency is the gold standard of a good life because it means you’re unstoppable: you will show up

Human beings speak about 16,000 words a day on average. Just imagine how many unspoken ones run through our minds. The large majority of them are not facts, but judgments entwined with emotions.

All healthy human beings have an inner trajectory of thoughts and feelings that include criticism, doubt, and…

When you’re at your wit’s end because you have too many solutions to a problem

What is Analysis Paralysis?

Analysis paralysis refers to a situation in which an individual or group is unable to move forward with a decision as a result of overanalyzing data or overthinking a problem. This can occur when you overthink your choices to the point you feel paralyzed and can’t make a decision. This…

Leadership Principles, Lessons & What The Future of Mankind Holds from the CEO of Microsoft

“We’re making great progress, but we should never be done. It’s not a program with a start and end date. It’s a way of being. Frankly, I am wired that way. When I learn about a shortcoming, it’s a thrilling moment. The person who points it out has given me…

However, if you find enough value in it, plow through the challenges to extend its shelf life.

I feel like all people have an expiry date, not all relationships last forever — and that’s okay.

There will be the honeymoon period, regardless of what kind of relationship is. During this period, you don’t know each other too well and get excited by the freshness of a possibly…

Rachael Annabelle

www.knottedbrains.com | googler. founder @thegulliverapp. product owner. photographer. creative consultant. pasta fanatic & occasional nerd.

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