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“Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala” (previously “The Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners to learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.

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“Take a Pause with Varun Duggirala” (previously “The Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners to learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.

    Change your life & mindset with these 5 quotes from Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic

    Change your life & mindset with these 5 quotes from Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic

    We are often burdened by problems that we truly cannot control. We worry about things that we cannot change. In this episode of Take a Pause, Varun explains how Stoicism tackles this problem. He simplifies some philosophies and explains how they helped him gain a new perspective in life and make better choices. 

    Ryan Holiday is an American author, public-relations strategist, and host of the podcast The Daily Stoic. His book, The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises. 

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The   Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will  help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.




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    • 12 min
    5 powerful learnings from Journaling & how you can start your journey with it!!!

    5 powerful learnings from Journaling & how you can start your journey with it!!!

    Journaling doesn’t have a specific process; everyone chooses their own time and purpose for it. Varun self-admittedly journals sporadically but now has a rhythm that works well for him. If you are thinking about starting a journal, this podcast is definitely a great start. 

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The  Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant  to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily  lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help   them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at   their    best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of   truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use   in their  work, life and everything in-between.




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    • 6 min
    Varun Mayya on dropping out of college & the Entrepreneur mindset

    Varun Mayya on dropping out of college & the Entrepreneur mindset

    In this episode of Take aPause, Varun Mayya and Varun Duggirala discuss their entrepreneurial journey and choices. While Mayya assesses projects with a more ‘risk assessment’ lens, Duggi looks at them through a ‘time consumption’ perspective. They both discuss the YouTube universe and share their thoughts on what people are really seeking for on the internet.

    Varun Mayya is the Founder & CEO of Avalon Labs. Before setting up this company, he worked with brands like FoxBound and Elune Tech PTE, among others. On his YouTube channel, he helps entrepreneurs build amazing companies and freelance careers with actionable advice.

    Time stamps

    (00:00 - 1:25) Introduction

    (1:26 - 5:35) The importance of measurement

    (5:36 - 7:14) Does Varun Mayya actually balance being online and offline
    (7:15 - 11:17) Why people need to accept being measured
    (11:18 - 14:44) How Brand Positioning affects their customers

    (14:45 - 15:45) How media makes celebs

    (15:46 - 18:56) What's part of the entrepreneurs mindset

    (18:57 - 22:06) The mindset behind doing something for 10 years

    (22:07 - 26:38) Varun Duggirala’s second time entrepreneur problem
    (26:39 - 31:34) Does having kids make you play it safe?

    (31:35 - 34:17) Why 90% of the work everyone does is b******t  
    (34:18 - 35:02) Why peaking in the start isn't good

    (35:03 - 38:47) Should you drop out in college?

    (38:48 - 41:40) Why people expressing themselves

    (41:41 - 43.18) How does Varun Mayya take a pause
    (43.19 - 44:36 ) When Varun Duggirala gets actual work done

    (44:37 - 45:35) How Varun Mayya reaches his flow state

    (45:36 - 48:41) Why Varun Mayya feels he shouldnt take a pause right now

    (48:42 - 49:44) The PROBLEM with enterprises mass hiring

    (49:45 - 50:27) How small pauses can help us

    (50:28 - 51:08) The problem with hustle culture

    (51:09 - 53:01) Conclusion



    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help  them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at   their   best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of  truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use  in their  work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 53 min
    Why create a Goal Board

    Why create a Goal Board

    We often struggle to keep the evolving nature of our careers, life and the world around us in constant sync with our goals. And while systems serve us well we can’t not set goals for ourselves. In this classic episode, Varun shares a simple system that he set to constantly updated goals for himself.

    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The  Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will  help   them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at  their  best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use in their work, life and everything in-between.


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    • 6 min
    Confidence & how you can unlock it

    Confidence & how you can unlock it

    Being a public personality does not always mean that it guarantees public speaking confidence. Varun talks about an incident from childhood that deeply affected his confidence and how he grew into being more confident on stage as an adult. He shares tips on how to trick yourself into being more comfortable in the spotlight.
    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  
    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi
    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 
    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi
    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  
    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com
    About the show
    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The   Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to   enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help   them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their  best.   Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of    truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use   in their work, life and everything in-between.

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    • 12 min
    Why Strategic laziness can help you progress

    Why Strategic laziness can help you progress

    Is hard work the surest route to success? Or is there a way to strategically mix in slacking off with deep focus on the stuff you love to do. That’s where strategic laziness comes in, Varun digs into this concept by David Heinemeier Hansson.

    Link to the Tim Ferris blog mentioned in the episode - https://bit.ly/2XAFWeZ



    You can Order Varun’s book “Everything is out of syllabus: An instruction manual for life & work “ at https://amzn.to/335QKow  

    Follow Varun across social media platforms @VarunDuggi

    https://www.instagram.com/varunduggi/ 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/VarunDuggi

    https://twitter.com/varunduggi  

    And for a weekly download of mind musings and recommendations subscribe to his newsletter “Unschooled with Varun Duggirlala” at https://varunduggi.substack.com

    About the show

    “Take a pause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The  Varun Duggi show”) is a thrice a week podcast that’s meant to  enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their daily  lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that will help  them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform at their best.   Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of   truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and use  in their work, life and everything in-between.


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/take-a-pause-varun-duggi/message

    • 8 min

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