A Sneak Peak Into #Anthology

In the last 24 hours, I’ve been lucky to have connected with 500+ new people.

And so many people have asked me about my ebook #Anthology!

So, here is a little intro…

#Anthology is my first ebook, a compilation of my best LinkedIn posts.

All the content, LinkedIn & freelancing insights that took me 365+ days to learn, are available in this single ebook.

Which means… you learn 365+ days of writing, LinkedIn and freelancing lessons in one go!

#Anthology covers 6 broad themes:

1. Writing (Tips for writing & communicating, and getting started)

2. Everyday lessons (Some lessons I learnt along the way)

3. Student life (How I leverage my experience as a student)

4. Mindset (How I built the right mindset towards freelancing, LinkedIn, and life in general)

5. LinkedIn (How to start on LinkedIn and build an audience)

6. Freelancing (How to close deals, negotiate, and always get paid worth your value)

For more details – just click the link in the comments. I’m sure the reviews will win you over 😉


P.S. I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

~ J. K. Rowling

A Flashback To The Journey Until Today…

2 years ago today, a 2-min chat with Jeff Weiner (Ex-CEO & Present Executive Chairman of LinkedIn) changed my life!

In these last 2 years, I have:

• Shared 600+ posts on LinkedIn
• Received 1000s of leads and worked with 200+ clients across continents
• Won funding for my startup
• Released my first ebook #Anthology to rave reviews
• Been a speaker for 30+ webinars and given 100+ live sessions/ interviews
• Started providing high-value content on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and my website

My point is…
Every single opportunity can drastically change your life.

Be tenacious and thankful for the blessings you receive.

Identify opportunities,
Show up,
And make the most of them.

Magical things happen when we show up! ✨

What one thing changed your life?


PS: Thanks to Jeff Weiner for the 2-min chat. Thanks to LinkedIn for the amazing community. Thanks to YOU for supporting my content ❤️


Shreya Pattar with Jeff Weiner

Do you need a very large vocabulary?

Do we need a very large vocabulary?

Not necessarily.

What’s necessary is mastery over the words we already know!

Know the words we know, intimately.

Know how to weave the words we know, magically.

Know how to use the words we know, authoritatively.

Know how to communicate with the words we know, confidently.

When we have such a bond with the words we already know, our vocabulary will naturally keep improving.

How confident are you of your present vocabulary?


P.S. Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as word-using.

~ David Crystal

The right way to start anything

How to start:

Start early
Start something
Start somewhere
Start with clean slate
Start from scratch
Start over
Start off
Head start
Flying start
Fresh start
Running start
Kick start
Jump start
Start to finish
Start afresh
Start off on the right foot
Off the starting blocks


False starts
Fits and starts
Start off on the wrong foot

Always: Start before warning bells start ringing!

Which is your favourite start?


P.S. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

~ Francis of Assisi

Why Motivation Doesn’t Work For You?

For months & months, I avoided going to the gym.

Getting out of the bed,
Putting on gym clothes,
Wearing socks & shoes,
Walking to the gym… it was all such a huge task.

I sat around waiting for “motivation”, the “right time”, “right mood”…

For “motivation” & “right mood,”
I watched workout videos,
Read about meal plans,
Downloaded workout apps.

Finally, I decided to just get up and go.

2x a week…
3x a week…
4x a week…

Now, I regularly go the gym 4-5x a week.

Where did I find the motivation to workout?

I did the ONE thing that really mattered the most — I showed up in the gym.

Once I was in the gym, I didn’t need the motivation.

This applies to almost every aspect of our life: be it writing, studying, cleaning…

Once we start a task we love, motivation becomes redundant.

Accomplishing a task without waiting for motivation spills over to other tasks too.

So, just start. Motivation will follow.

Would you choose to be motivation-dependent or motivation-independent?


P.S. I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

~ Pearl S. Buck