Born by accident, living with a purpose. I write to inflame the broken souls out there. A best-selling author in the making.

Writer | Storyteller | Entrepreneur |Coffee addict | Vicious reader

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Autobiography

Hi wonderful people!

My name is Yousuf Rafi, and I am on a mission to inspire 100,000 people with my writing.

My birth was unexpected, but I want to make my life worth living.

Born in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah with a humble beginning. I was a shy kid. When I was in 5th grade, we migrated to Pakistan, Karachi, and since then Karachi is my homeland.

I have parents, siblings, and a beautiful, supportive wife. I am addicted to the process of writing. Storytelling is my strength. …


I don’t believe in writer’s block. But here’s how you can beat it if you lack imagination.

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Let’s be honest.

There is no such thing as writer’s block.

I have shared this thought in a Facebook group, and the writers were badly offended. So, I thought of writing a blog on it.

Staring at your screen, the numbness, and being static is not a writer’s block.

In reality, writer’s block is an excuse to get away from work.

Saying you have writer’s block is like saying, “I am not in a mood to write. I am sick. Or simply out of juice.”

These are just idiotic excuses. I am sure you can come up with better ones.


Some practical tips on how content marketing can help digital marketers in 2021.

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If 2020 were a movie, we could label it as a Jaws movie. The mayor of Amity has dismissed all the warnings of the leading scientists. But the poor fishermen have been attacked by the law enforcement people and the snipers.

Similarly, businesses have been shut down. But the only hope is content creators that can aid digital marketers to succeed.

Content marketing is the backbone of digital marketing. For your business to succeed, content marketing acts as a bridge between customer and your brand.

The digital…


7 Things that’ll help you live a successful, peaceful and prosperous life.

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An average human has a life expectancy of 70 years. I am halfway through. The fact that you are reading this post means I’ve lived, survived, failed, succeeded, and grown old.

If you give me a time machine I’d surely alter my previous life. But life doesn’t work that way. So, I am here to do what best I can do, sharing things that I’ve learned, and what you can do to lead a happy, practical and prosperous life.

1. There Is No Shortcut To Success

There’s no such thing as an overnight success. Success demands hard work. Or rather smart work. The fastest way to get…


Create your own luck. Live peacefully. Learn how to create abundance in life.

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Your thoughts can radically shape the course of your life. Compelling evidence reveals that the way you think about yourself changes how you handle stress, create success, and make changes in your immune system.

Good things come to those who think good, or rather feel grateful for their lives. In his book, Stephen Covey coined the word, ‘abundance mentality.’ A concept where a person believes that there are enough resources and opportunities to share with everyone.

The people who succeed in life have this abundance mentality that keeps them happy and peaceful. To the onlookers, it seems like everything that…


Science-backed strategies to make you the most likable person in the room.

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I was sweating all over my body. It was my first interview, and I saw people losing confidence, blacked out, and baffled even with simple questions from the interviewer. But thanks to How To Win Friends And Influence People, I read seven times before I appeared for this interview.

I entered the room with a big smile. That was my first win. I answered every question with confidence, followed by a great smile. 23 people appeared for that interview, but luckily I was selected the next day.

A week later, my manager confessed that my smile brought so much positive…


By changing your mental images, your reality will change.

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A confession: I haven’t used meditation, yoga, self-hypnosis, or walked over hot coals to unleash my mental powers. I resolved some of the toughest life’s challenges while I was in the shower, wandering, or day dreaming.

Yesterday, however, I realized I was using creative visualization all my life.

Creating mental pictures vividly and clearly helps you tap into the creative power necessary to achieve success.

In her fantastic book, Creative Visualization, Shakti Gawain talks about creating mental pictures:

“Close your eyes. Imagine a movie screen right in front of you. Now, whatever you want to happen, imagine that on the…


If you’re feeling down, here are some quick fixes to make yourself alive again.

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He won 25 awards and was nominated in numerous categories. Being an active member of various charities, he was loved and adored by millions of people worldwide. But in August 2014, he hanged himself in his home in California. His wife, who was also a medical expert, concluded the autopsy as a suicide. You might know this gentleman by the name of Robin Williams.

The man you stole the hearts of many with his breathtaking performances in Jumanji, Good Will Hunting, Flubber, and Aladin died a sad death.

This made me think. Doesn’t money, fame, and all the accolades guarantee…


If you want simple ways to improve your life, do these 15 things that take less than a minute.

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There is a lot that can happen in one minute. Your heart beats 60–100 times in one minute. 11,319 UPS packages are delivered. Blood circulates in your entire body three times in one minute. You blink 15 to 20 times. People consume 11.5 million pounds of food in that one minute. And around 144 people move to a new home.

Don’t underestimate the power of one minute. Even if you can do, certain things will take one-minute, but your life will improve tremendously if you do these little things.

1. One-Minute Nature Break

Whatever you are doing right now, you can always take a…


Tips to trick your brain towards a peaceful life.

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My whole body was shaking uncontrollably in terror. With sweaty hands and cold feet, I closed my eyes and prepared for the final moments. No matter how much you learn, no one can prepare you for death. But I was about to get a taste of it. The spectacular creature bit me instantly, and I could feel the enormous pain circulating my whole body….

Just when I was about to take my last breath, I woke up from the dream, and my whole body was sweating. Despite being a dream, the psychological effects were real.

Against all the scientific research…

Yousuf Rafi

A Caffeine dependent writer who loves writing on self-help, life, happiness and motivation. Future best-selling author trying to find meaning in small things.

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