Choosing your destiny

Go, KISS your Blog

Recently, during a blog workshop, a PPT slide caught the attention of the audience. It was called, Go, KISS your Blog. Of Course, the title was inspired by the book, ‘Go, Kiss the World’ by Subroto of MindTree, for whom, I have great respect and admiration.

In the slide title, the anagram KISS stood out, but it did not represent the usual sentiment, of Keeping it Simple and Short. Instead it said, ‘Keep Improvising & Synchronize Serendipity’. The new definition evoked curiosity.  Later, a few queries poured into my mailbox. So, I would like to take this opportunity to describe what KISSing your blog, is all about.

Let’s say, you keep writing about Product Engineering (PE), people will eventually associate PE with you. Let’s assume you are writing consistently, about PE for a while, that when people search for ‘PE’ on Google, your name shows up! Your destiny has just taken a new turn. You have now become a brand. People have begun to connect with what you do, for who you are.

Congratulations, your karma has become your destiny. And, that is what I mean by synchronizing serendipity. Karma is not fate, it is what you do; it is an act. You become what you choose. When you write about travel, you are a travel writer, similarly, you write about running because, your sole’s itching to share your marathon experiences.

Indeed, writing is a process of self-discovery. Once you have discovered your calling, there’s no going back. The only way forward is to get closer, till you become one with it.  Subroto’s calling was to nurture an organization, to tend and to reap from that experience. He discovered the Gardner in him and he continues to nurture minds even today.

What is your calling? Some of us are in the process of discovery, others have discovered, but the romance has begun, Go, KISS your blog!

‘Keep Improvising & Synchronize Serendipity’

8 Responses

  1. Srini
    September 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Found my calling earlier when I saw muki’s speeches and now it started to run in a marathon !
    Its Firing !
    Thank You Mr.Muki and Mrs.Jyo.

  2. August 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Interesting post!
    I can think of swami Vivekananda saying “ You are the creator of your own destiny” while reading this article.
    What is your calling – very inspiring and interesting take from Paulo Coelho’s book – The Alchemist (still am reading).

    1. jyothi
      August 18, 2014 at 4:44 am

      Thanks Vinod for stopping by.
      I am glad the post resonated with your thoughts. Here’s wishing you all the best as you ‘create your own destiny’!

  3. pankaj
    August 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Superlyke !!!!!

  4. Sharon
    June 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Jyoti,

    Informative article also inspirational.



    1. jyothi
      July 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Sharon for your kind words.
      I hope you have found your calling and please do share it with others.

  5. jyothi
    March 2, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Thanks Soni for your comments. I will surely check on Levy’s book.

    BTW, there’s an interesting article in Wired with the title accidental genius, where the intended discovery and its application are miles apart.

    Truly amazing discoveries and even more mind-boggling applications. Do check it out.

  6. February 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    There’s a terrific book on writing for problem-solving, self-discovery, etc. by Mark Levy. He suggests what he calls ‘free-writing’ exercises. The book’s called Accidental Genius.

    Nice post!