Rahul Badami - Author, Entrepreneur, Pune

How to Self-Publish a book in India?

by rahul
After self-publishing 30+ books over at Amazon US through the KDP and Createspace system, I wanted to release my books in India. This describes my author / publisher journey. For a couple of years, I aspired to be a self-published author in India, but the process of applying for an ISBN at Raja Rammohun Roy National Agency (RRRNA) required you to print the book and send the cover via post to their address in New Delhi along with a complicated application letter. Thankfully in April 2016, the system was transferred online and now you could send a soft copy of [...]

Success has 12 steps. We give up at step 3!

by rahul
What does it really take to succeed? No two persons can define success in the same way. Success for most people is outcome driven. i.e. reaching one’s goals, manifesting your dreams, etc. However, the process of attaining one’s goal and becoming successful is similar for all. Here are the 12 steps on the Success ladder: 1. Envision a Dream. This is where it all starts. You are living your life in a certain way and you imagine a better future. A Dream future. 2. Act upon it. You debate with yourselves whether this Dream will work for you or not. [...]

The 86,400 bucks you are earning every day

by rahul
What if someone deposited 86,400 bucks to your bank account every day?  Would you be happy? I believe you would be. Now what if there was a caveat that your account balance couldn’t be carried over to the next day. This meant that the balance left at the end of the day would be taken out of the account and would not be available tomorrow. How would you spend your money then? Naturally, you would try to spend every penny. We all have a bank like this. The name of the bank is… TIME! At the start of each day, [...]

The REAL reason you procrastinate

by rahul
You need to make meaningful actions part of your daily habit in order to get long term success. However, there is one enemy standing between you and success. Procrastination. Procrastination is the act of putting away or delaying something for a later time. Many people procrastinate to some degree, but for some, it becomes a real stumbling block to achieve their goals, dreams and ultimately happiness. Why? It’s because of two reasons: lack of clarity and lack of self-belief/motivation. In my case, I had never any doubt as to what I had to do. The challenge was I didn’t believe [...]

3 Simple ways to say No

by rahul
Do you find it hard to say ‘No’? You are not alone. I have been there and I know how hard it can be. I have said ‘Yes’ to things even when my mind wanted to say ‘No’. I said Yes because I was afraid that if I didn’t, people would think of me as selfish and rude. I didn’t like to hurt other’s feelings. I have regretted all those Yeses. It took me a long time to understand that my biggest fear was being misunderstood by other people. It was when I analyzed other people who said No, I [...]