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Rajiv Nathan

Funny Faces: Don’t Get Them When Meeting New People

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / June 1, 2022

This article will discuss how to not get funny faces when meeting someone new. Become instantly memorable with new connections and stand out as yourself. Here is the story. The Story Last Summer I surveyed my Idea Lemon audience the following question, When you ask to meet someone for the first time (this could be a professional connection, a friendly encounter, or even a date) what do you…

_Business: A Complete Guide

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 26, 2022

_Business is the process of creating value by offering products or services to meet demand. A business can also be a stand alone entity for a single process of creating value. For example, an ice cream business focuses on the selling ice cream process of creating value. Recently my _business, Idea Lemon, celebrated its 4 year anniversary. I use the word ‘celebrated’ loosely because really that meant Linkedin…

What Really Matters When You Give A TED Talk

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / April 25, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving a TED/TEDx Talk, you’ve probably also dreamed of the potential fame that comes along with it. “People will bust down my door to interview me!” “I’ll get tons of business opportunities!” “I’ll be Youtube famous!”   Those things are certainly POSSIBLE, but let me feed you a truth sandwich and tell you that they aren’t likely. And that’s okay, because fame is…

3 Ways To Use Feedback Loops To Improve Your Performance

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / April 18, 2016

In the hustle of building a business, launching a side gig, or climbing the ranks at your company, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. “I’m not making as much as them” “They have a thousand more followers than me” “I’m not nearly as qualified as that person” These mindsets lead to self-doubt, but a lot of self-doubt stems from a deeper-rooted competition. A competition with ourselves. Someone…

How To Shake Boredom & Become The Smartest Person At Your Company

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / April 11, 2016

If you’re reading this right now, and it’s during the work day, there’s a preeeetttyy good chance it’s because you’re bored and searching for distractions. You know the boredom feeling well–You’re mindlessly scrolling Facebook on your phone, and then you open a new browser tab and type in “Facebook” only to realize you’re accessing Facebook in two places at the same time! It wasn’t always like this, though.…

How To Become A Leader If You Struggle With Perfectionism

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice / March 28, 2016

I had a conversation with a friend recently about her career. She’s in a situation where she knows she has a ton of qualities that would make her a great leader at her company. The problem is, she’s a perfectionist, and this holds her back from ever voicing her ideas. This creates a fear of failure, and therefore she doesn’t strike while the iron’s hot. Does this sound…

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