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I’m Ravi Raman. I’m a business strategy guy, a peak performance coach,  a writer and yoga teacher. I am currently traveling the world  with my wife (and two dogs when we are in the USA).

One of the passions in my life is to work directly with people to help them build more powerful and meaningful lives and careers. I currently have a limited number spots opens to work directly 1:1 with a few high performing and motivated clients.

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Recent Blog Posts

Get My Goal Setting eBook For Free

Howdy, Some of you may have read on my Set Higher Standards blog that I’m starting a 1:1 coaching practice to support people in advancing their careers and businesses. This is a true passion of mine, and am taking some steps to make it a reality. If you have any desire to advance your career …

Motivated.Life – My New Website

Hey there, I want to let you know that I just created a new website, called Motivated.Life. For most of my life (even as a little kid!) I would spend free time reading and learning about ways to improve the quality of my life. From self-development books, to video course to week-long seminars…I’ve invested a …

Dream – Motivational Video

This video, “Dream” by Mateusz M, has over 15 million views on Youtube and for good reason. Every now and then I browse YouTube for inspiration. This one is a gem. The music, words and video clips are not only highly motivating, they are inspiring. Film clips represented are from some of my favorite movies: Into …

Why I Left My Job to Travel The World

I’m writing this point to share my experience, in the hope that it helps other readers who are going through a similar situation make sense of it all. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the decision for staying in or leaving a job, particularly one you care about. The decision must be made by each …

5 Tips for Setting Goals That Stick

I’ve heard the statistic thrown around that 80% of people never bother to set goals, and of the 20% that do, 70% fail. So we are talking about 20% goal setters with a 30% success rate. This means that only about 6% of the population proactively directs their life to keep it moving it in …

The Value in Hiring a Coach

This past weekend I decided to give downhill skiing a try. I skied a handful of times in high school, but that was almost 20 years ago. Since then, I have been a snow boarder and for the past 15 years or so, I’ve gotten out a handful of times a year. I also love …

Popular Blog Posts

Increase Your Endurance and Reduce Stress With One Simple Technique

Hi there…I just wrote another blog post with some additional techniques for taking your physical endurance to the next level. Check it out here. For the past three weeks I have been applying a technique that has had more impact of my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being than any other product, system or technique I …

Energize Yourself With An Alkaline Diet Plan

Do you need a cup of coffee in the morning to get yourself out of bed? Do you find yourself craving food at odd times of day? Does your energy seem to be waning with every passing month or year? It’s time to take action! Revitalize yourself and feel more energetic than ever by alkalizing …

3-Day Fruit Fast Recap

Earlier this week, as part of the 40 Days to Personal Revolution program, I did a 3-day fruit fast. As I love to eat fruits, I was really looking forward to this. I considered it more of a fruit feast than a fruit fast! The picture above shows the entire array of fruits that I …

Copper Canyon Ultramarathon 2011 Adventure & Race Report

I shouldn’t call this a race report since the objective was less about racing and more about experiencing the culture and the beauty of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. Arriving at the starting point of the race involved 2 flights, a 2+ day ride in a van and an 18 mile rugged and hot …

Barefoot Running – Vibram Five Fingers Are Worth It

I’ve been a runner for the past 15 years. Over this time I’ve suffered countless injuries. Training for marathons and Ironman Triathlons can be tough on your body! Shin splints. Stress fractures. IT band issues. Knee issues.  Plantar fascia issues. I’ve suffered through it all. I can run injury-free as long as keep my mileage …

Photoreading My First Book

My Photoreading kit has arrived ! I was quite skeptical at the start, but have committed to give it a sincere effort for 30 days. The package includes several books, an audio CD set and a DVD set. I watched two of the DVDs and then Photoread the book last night. The quality of the …

Random Blog Posts

I wanna to be rich…now……waaaaaaaa

Rich people I know, fit into one of two categories. The first is wealth by assoociation through inheritance, family or close friends that have “helped them out.” The second is by working damn hard and taking big risks that most other people would run like hell from. I don’t know anyone that just casually stumbled …

Say Yea

Just got home from an awesome concert with my friend Robyn. We saw the band Yeasayer (and by chance ended up sitting next to one of the lead singers for a pre-show drink at the bar next door!). The band has a very unique sound;”Rush” meets “Depeche Mode” in an indie pop sorta way. OK, …

Don't forget to set your intentions today!

Tanya just let me know that today is a great day to set intentions. In fact, it is also a great day for letting go and discarding things that have been festering inside this little head of mine for far too long. I never liked festering things anyway. Just saying the word makes my skin …

Getting More From Less

We grew up learning that hard work pays off. We learned that short cuts weren’t going help us get ahead in the long run. We learned that we should put up with effort and struggle in the short term to enjoy the long-term fruits of our labor. It turns out that this mindset is not …

South Bend, Indiana

Finished day 1. 780 miles to South Bend, Indiana via Saylorsburg (PA), Cleveland (OH) and Toledo (OH). No sightseeing….just driving. I fogot how green the rolling hills of PA are in the summer. A start contrast to utter flatness of Ohio and Indiana. Tommorow we’ll head to Fairfield, Iowa. At Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg, …

No means no

Every time you do something you know you shouldn’t do, it gets harder to avoid doing it the next time.