The buyer’s process

If you’re an entrepreneur or a freelancer or a business development expert you’ve been shown the door, brushed off, asked not to contact again or worst, been told: “they’ll think about it and get back to you.” Right? If that’s you, then let me tell you one thing — I’ve been there myself and can […]

Execution is everything!

I’ve talked in detail about hustle porn and how delusional can it get after some time (without any offense to GaryVee, of course, he wouldn’t give a shit but still…). Like it or not, the millions of fans that Gary has like him for the motivational messages he shares on a daily basis. It just feels […]

Seven steps to success by John Maxwell

Found this nugget on Goodreads while perusing quotes on leadership for my next masterclass session tomorrow. Seven Steps to Success Make a commitment to grow daily. Value the process more than events. Don’t wait for inspiration. Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for an opportunity. Dream big. Plan your priorities. Give up to go up. Want […]

When the workforce ruins the whole experience for you…

I’m still recovering from my surgery and still dependent on Uber to ger around the city. Though I did drive to office yesterday, it wasn’t as great an experience as I’d imagined. I was a bit conscious about that bandaged dressing on my back. Anyway, I booked a cab to get to a family ceremony […]

A very short guide for breaking addictions to social media apps

I’m not a registered psychiatrist but what I’m going to prescribe here wouldn’t kill you. Or perhaps, it would. But you sure won’t have to consult a doctor before trying this. Here you go: Delete all social apps from your phone. Every thing! If your job requires you to be on top of social media […]

It’s the “marketplace” stupid!

One of my agendas for the day was to create a profile on Upwork as an Executive Coach. Not exactly my way of doing things but the idea was suggested by one of my benefactors. And since it didn’t hurt to create one, I just made it. Of course, I looked up other coaches in […]

Applied minimalism in the age of unlimited options!

Every subject of study has two facets: theory and application. We cram (while respectfully trying to understand) a lot of theory while we’re in school and continue doing that in college. If we’re driven enough to attend the lectures (in Asia, particularly in India) or stay awake (the rest of the world) that is. Take […]

Bootstrapping as a coach or a consultant

Great insights on bootstrapping as a solo practitioner from Seth’s podcast last evening. One of the fans asked the pivotal question for folks (the support professionals) like us — “How would an executive coach bootstrap?” Seth’s response was pretty straightforward — Coaches and consultants aren’t bootstrappers but freelancers. They have to fight for each and every […]

Forget niches, think about serving the smallest viable audience…

… and that could be an audience of just one person, though not really recommended for your main gig. It’s a great start for a side-hustle though. I’ve been seeing “niche-reports” in the form of swanky PDFs and videos (most of which, like a 99.99999%, would be gated) floating across the internet for the past […]