FireAlchemist

A Personal Website for Technology and Gaming Enthusiasts.

What’s it like doing a side project while employed full time.
Inspired by: https://avilay.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/why-i-left-microsoft/ Remembering the last couple of months before my graduation, I remember the mindset that was forced onto me by variuos external factors: family, friends and distant relatives/acquaintances, the overarching goal to immediately get a job. For the following consecutive family/friend/relative gatherings, reunions or dinners we would have... Read more
62 Must Read Personal Development And Productivity Blogs
Here is a list of some of the best Personal Development and Productivity blogs that I follow and you may be interested in following too: 1.) Marc and Angle Hack Life – Focuses on Practical tips  for productive living. Marc and Angel shares Practical thoughts on a broad range of topics... Read more
How To: Plan Your Day Effectively
Planning is one of the most important skills we can learn in life. If done well, we can achieve what we set out to achieve. But sometimes, we take planning for granted and just put ourselves out there without a clear direction of what we want to accomplish. While sometimes being... Read more
Defining The Meaning Of The Word: Success
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou. What is your definition of success? Can you truly ever measure it? Does having a loving family, stable job, big house mean success? Is success the same for everyone? Coming from an... Read more
How The Person You Used To Be Differs From The Person You Are Now
“If you want  to know your past – look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future – look into your present actions.” ~ Chinese Proverb. The first ever time I went to the clubs was when I was around 18 years old. I was with a group... Read more
Internet Marketing Strategies Summary
A successful business would make full use of various Internet Marketing methods. There is a common misconception that investing money is key to getting more money. This is not necessarily the case. There are many ways to get some decent exposure for your company without spending anything at all.... Read more
Living The Good Life: What Does It Even Mean?
It was Monday morning and as usual I go to my Local Starbucks and get my coffee. However, on this particular Monday morning I was accompanied by a friend. We both ordered the same cappuccino. For reasons unknown, she told me this is the first time she has gotten her morning... Read more
Becoming Self-Aware: Positive Self-Reflection
“We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls. How do you see yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you feel happy, confident, satisfied? Or troubled, distraught and withdrawing? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for? Whether we... Read more
How To: Get More Out Of Life
One of the greatest lessons I have learned in life is enjoying and getting more out of it. As I was growing up especially in my younger teenage years, I got held up in so many distractions. Coming from a foreign country, I found it hard to adapt in... Read more
How To: Be An Optimist
Having a positive outlook in life is attractive. Its good for your health. With it, all other good things in life are wired; confidence, high self-esteem, versatility and so on. Optimism lets you accept failures and situations as they are and learn from them which encourages further pursuit of... Read more
How To: Enjoy And Get More Out Of Nightclubs
Its Friday night. You have been looking forward to this day since the start of the week. You and your friends have made plans on hitting this hot night club everyone is talking about. Its got good reviews, decent music and its ethnically diverse. All you want to do... Read more