We live in an epoch of extreme comfort and convenience, hurtful habits and behaviours notwithstanding.

Shift Left is a call to re-evaluate the lifestyle choices that are supposed to bring joy but end up bogging you down in uncertainties. This impacts your critical decisions, resulting in grief instead of joy. My book will abolish the boundaries that restrict you to be your better self in every choice you make on the journey to your desired goal.

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About the Book

Times have improved for humans. Yes, they have, when you consider the advancements in medical interventions, rising standards of living and per capita income, infrastructure and information technology growth over the past hundred years. We no longer need to travel many miles for medical treatment or to earn a living. We are not compelled to wait for ages to access information on any subject. We no longer depend on limited avenues of employment to feed our homes.

Yet, we don’t seem to be happy. The more our situation improves, the more our lives seem beset with petty problems. These problems lead us to anxieties, depression and all forms of existential crises. Flawed societal ideologies and irrelevant rituals form the bedrock of these complications.

Shift Left is a call to individuals to tweak those damaging dogmas and bring about a massive change within themselves. It urges the reader to unlearn irrelevant societal narratives, keeping media shenanigans at bay, managing our subconscious mind, judiciously indulging in ephemeral pleasures, learning that inter-personal relationships can be mended tactfully and in studying the nature of our fears. It further explores how technology is positioned to shape our lives in the future and the emotional intelligence we will need to supersede the artificial intelligence of machines, apps and systems. Eventually, concluding with the moral code and the legacy we must aim to leave.

Words of Importance – Blogs

Cutting through the daily news chatter and gossip-mongering feeds, step into my blog section. I try my best to research and give you hard facts to explore the undercurrents dancing over our toes and not been played on your screens (apologies to the newsreaders).

I study the reasons why happiness eludes us, where are we headed in the 21st century, the crux of our relationships, how to create an oasis of calm amid life’s storms and so on.Occasionally, I review some books which I find transformational. This is to give you a gist of it so that you will (maybe) read it and inculcate a good habit. You are always welcome 😊.

My blog has been a medium of wonderful interactions with those who are my biggest strengths—YOU, my reader. You diligently read my posts and write to me. I am immensely grateful for the love you send my way. This is what fuels me up. Keep it coming!

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Editor's Note

I ‘met’ Roshan when he contacted me for editing his book, Shift Left. From the word go, he came across as a man who knew what he wanted and was willing to go the length to get it. One of the earliest impressions I had of about him was that he practices what he preaches. It makes me trust his advice because I know he isn’t talking through the back of his head as too many self-help gurus do, sadly.

As our interactions intensified and got more frequent and impassioned, I learned more about him. He was always open to suggestions, yet when needed, he would hold his own. Gradually, as I saw his humility and willingness to consider alternative perspectives, my respect for his opinions deepened. I have learned a lot from him in the course of our association. I am certain this would continue over the years to come.

Another thing I have found impressive is his agility in following through on an idea happens to pop into his head. Of all his personal traits, this is sure to prove pivotal in propelling him to his chosen summit. Most of us, self included, have awesome ideas—languishing unseen in the basement of our mind. Roshan doesn’t drag his feet over his ideas. One day he talked of podcasts and the next he was podcasting like he was born to it! It was astounding. He does not let grass grow under his feet, I thought to myself.

With such ingredients in his arsenal, he is bound to reach—and exceed—his goals. What could be more thrilling than that?
All the very best to you Roshan! May you go from strength to strength!

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About Me

I took to writing a book, posting blogs and recording podcasts almost 3 years ago. This labor of love is geared toward understanding our emotions and the role they play in shaping our behaviors and habits. My tryst with anxiety four years ago was transformative. It led me to study human vulnerability, the factors that augment them and how they can be transformed into faithful allies. My journey is certainly not unique. But it demonstrates what is possible when you defeat your pain and conquer your struggles instead of getting engulfed by it.

When I began my journey of reclaiming my life, I was led to write a book about things that challenged me. As the words flowed, they took me deep into myself. I was determined to find the tools, resources and insights that an ordinary individual like me could use to overcome the challenges life threw at me. I’ve included them all in my book. I hope you will let it lead you as you navigate through your journey—whatever it might be.

It might shock you to learn how effective these resources are and how deeply they can enrich your life. I remind myself every day that we are not defined by what happens to us, but by what becomes of us. This page is my becoming. Thank you for being a witness to it .

Shift Left – Podcasts

The thought of speaking to an imaginary audience was awkward in the beginning, to say the least. But that’s how you kill awkwardness, you simply go ahead and do it. My experience and energy with Podcasting have only risen since I released my first podcast. The novelty of inviting people from varied walks of life on the show and chatting with them about things that interest me deeply is transcendental to me as a learner.

The topics I speak about are presented with facts so that the session is inspiring to you. These issues and dimensions don’t often get featured on mainstream media, though they are vital to our well-being. If you love sipping a hot cup as you enlighten yourself with some hardcore reality, tune in!

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What Our Readers Are Saying

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- Alvin Saldanha

– CEO, Brandarms

Shift Left promises to be a thinking man's mental sanctorum. I enjoy the positive and constructive angles this blog takes, and I read them because they are a useful addition to the personal grasp of the world around us and within us that we need to cultivate. I look forward to every new post and podcast, and I think this is slated to be a significant and 'counted' source of instruction and insight in the years to come.

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- Surendar Singh

Writer, Proprietor, The Blue God

It is a joy to read your sharings simply because of the combination of thoughtful depth and ease of explanation you bring to the topics you cover. I find you doing the hard yards in discovering the meaning of what you want to convey instead of playing with words to sound intellectual. In today's world or rather my limited experience, it is a rarity. Please keep up the good work.

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- Priya Shetty

Home Maker

I appreciate ur work u r really doing a great job. I would love to read more of ur blogs as it is leaving a positive impact on me. Keep it up.

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- Bhavana Bharat

Deputy General Manager, Reliance Jio

I love reading Words of Importance because they are so factual and apt for any situation...at times the words are so simply put and very informative. I enjoy reading and wait for the next to come.

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-Ambika Arvind

Management Educator

Shift Left is simply addictive. Each blog has something different, inspiring, and relatable. I admire the objective and unbiased projection of ideas. I find most of the blogs soul searching and introspective.

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-Samuel Stallone Menezes

Screenplay writer and Information Security Consultant

“Your mind and your body are the two assets which you really own and will always be with you. Use them wisely, uncompromisingly and unapologetically”. ~ From the blog Words of Importance Roshan Shetty has a phenomenal writing artistry and voice command through his blogs and podcast and keeps you gripped on the subject he wants to discuss and also provides guidance like a GPS through his extensive research. Looking forward on getting Life insights from his upcoming book “Shift left”.

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