Success Stories

How Vatsal Used Therapy To Infuse Positivity Into His Life – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever thought about how our childhood experiences tend to shape us in a certain way? From the time I was a kid, my entire academic life revolved around the thought that I need to get good marks from which I’ll get recognition from people and that this would make me feel good about myself. That’s Vatsal Dattani, 24, a BTech student at IIT Madras. Since he was a kid, he struggled to make friends. He developed social anxiety…

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How Kunal Used Therapy To Get The Better Of His Anxiety – Self Improvement Article

According to the WHO – 38 million Indians suffer from anxiety disorders. What does that mean? Well, when a person experiences heightened feelings like fear, worry, suppressed rage, etc., along with increased physical responses – palpitations, restlessness, sweating, etc.- it is called anxiety. When this anxiety is so pronounced that it becomes a handicap, it becomes an anxiety disorder. Kunal, 43 has struggled with the most common of these disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. GAD is characterized by long…

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How Vanraj Upgraded Himself To Vanraj 2.0 – Self Improvement Article

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” For millions of people, this quote is a perfect description of their lives. Vanraj is one of them. Vanraj, 22, is a final year engineering student at Parul University, Vadodara, one of Gujarat’s top private universities. In fact the day we caught up with him, he had just written the last exam of his programme. Confident, wise, and fluent are some terms that come to mind when…

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No Gym? No Problem! Jimmy the Engineer’s Epic Transformation. – Self Improvement Article

“HOLY CRAP, JIMMY!” It’s amazing what can happen in 12 months with the right plan! This is Jimmy, an aeronautical engineer from Atlanta who is currently getting his master’s in aerospace engineering. He joined our Online Coaching Program in early 2019 and let us know he had a dream of being able to dress up and cosplay as Spider-Man (photo below). (As somebody who used to dress up like Superman 4 days a week, I get it.) Jimmy’s situation had some…

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How Mukul Decided to “Kick the Butt” & Quit Smoking for Good – Self Improvement Article

“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could be a page in someone else’s survival guide” This is precisely what our friend Mukul Sharma believes. Hence he shares his own inspirational story of the mountain he climbed. Mukul, 25, a resident of Bangalore, is employed with logistics startup, BlackBuck. In June 2019, he approached YourDOST to help him quit his smoking habit. A business graduate, Mukul had started smoking about 3 years back. I started out purely…

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How I Used Therapy to Realise My Worth – Self Improvement Article

Ban, delete, shred, obliterate the words, “I am not good enough” If there’s anyone whose inspirational story is an epitome of this quote by bestselling author, Karen Salmansohn, it would be Sukriti. Sukriti Taneja, 20, is a B.Com Honours student at the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. But her story starts much earlier. Sukriti had been a victim of terrible bullying in school. Now if you’re thinking if this is a rarity, think again. According to a…

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How I Conquered Self-Doubt & Set Myself Up For Success – Self Improvement Article

“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed.  Your words could be a page in someone else’s survival guide” -Unknown Ankita Markan’s story is bound to add more than a few pages to your survival guide. Ankita, 20, from Chandigarh is a very pleasant, personable and smiling individual, who also happens to be a star basketball athlete. She’s a 3rd year B.Com Honours student at the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. She’s a part of the college’s…

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How Aylette Overcame Injuries, Grew Strong, and Started Winning Gold Medals – Self Improvement Article

“See! Even runners should be strength training!” I couldn’t help but think this when speaking to Aylette. Now granted, I’ve been on the record countless times promoting Team Strength Training. However, Aylette is living proof of the benefit of growing strong. There was a time when Aylette would constantly hurt herself while running, where “anything I was doing was leading to injuries and I felt frustrated and really sad about it.” I know how Aylette feels. Getting hurt sucks, and…

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How Mark Adjusted His Mindset, Learned to Meal Prep, and Lost 65 Pounds. – Self Improvement Article

“Here’s another example of the power of meal preparation.” Meet Mark: a busy father who does construction planning in England. He’s also a nerd who fancied himself a drink or two over a warm meal from the pub. All well and good, until Mark went to his doctor for a check-up. The report back? Not great. Mark’s blood pressure was too high, his cholesterol numbers weren’t good, and he needed to lose weight. This is bad news indeed. The thing…

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