Q. According to you, what are some of the challenges you face while organising a session for the typical urban working professional?
A. Challenges would be a bit of a negative connotation, but yes, the pace of an urban working professional’s life is enormous and free time is now a rarity. But I’ve been fortunate because I’ve performed in India earlier, and people tend to recognise me, this has helped in a ‘buzz creation’; there’s a curiosity generated among corporates regarding the workshop. People say, “We’ve seen him perform; let’s see how he does it!” One of the biggest challenges is that people are very sceptical; not about what I do but about themselves. For example, I teach a special technique called Power Stare that is used to help influence people and deliver messages to people. I find people asking me: ‘Does it work?’ The answer is ‘yes’. Don’t be sceptical about yourself.

Lior SuchardLior Suchard; Mentalist

Q. What plagues the human mind in today’s age of rat races and unimaginable competition in the workplace?
A. For centuries the human mind has been plagued with one single thought, “Am I being noticed?” This has been the root for all tensions and strains that we do unto others and ourselves. Today’s competitive workplace has just increased the pressure we have already burdened ourselves with. It forces us to go with the flow than to listen to our inner intuition, which, as we all know, is always right. That further increases the stress and one ends up being tangled in a vicious circle.

Q. Could you reveal a few tips to mid-day’s readers about using one’s mind, wisely in tight situations in the
office space?
A. Here’s the secret, be it the toughest deal to crack or an interview for your dream job, just tell yourself, “I wouldn’t be here, if I wasn’t meant to be! I can”. And surprisingly, you’ll realise that you are always right. Thoughts create reality, and there are techniques to create those opportunities