The perfect “routine” for you

You know what everyone’s up to these days? Studying the wealthy and successful’s daily routines. And that’s so nice! It’s heartwarming for people to finally catch up to the “success leaves clues” adage. I’m a firm believer of routines. And been experimenting with that for the past 15 years myself. Starting with the popular “5’o […]


My friend and I were chatting about her experience of unlearning all that she was learning to be an effective coach. And irrespective of the kind of coaching (work/life/business/executive/leadership/youth/sports) you do, the biggest obstacle that gets in the way of your progress and growth as a coach is almost always your expertise. It’s like carrying […]

Not perfect

My friends, family and even some of my colleagues have accused me of being a perfectionist far too many times than I would want. It doesn’t make any sense. In fact, I used to hate perfectionists! Who wouldn’t? Don’t they waste a ton of time to just get everything right? Boy, I’ve worked with them. […]

Too tired to write…

Really, I am. After a grueling (yet fun and entertaining) 8-hour long kettlebell workshop, the only thing I can think of is sleep. But I wanted to write. Though I don’t have a clue what to. I started out with a few ideas but am mentally too drained to think deeply. Which brings me to […]

How to make people instantly like you…

Google that! And Business Insider’s explanation comes out at the top… leaving out the remaining 2,18,00,000 similar results… (which aren’t as good anyway) Simple! Right? Interesting, isn’t it? Here’s an afterthought… (since I’m so sick of reading, seeing and hearing about it): why do we even have this desire to be instantly liked by someone we may […]


In the past 30 days, I have given away more than 25 books that I clearly had no intention of rereading. Canceled 11 subscriptions to various content services (including Blinkist, Economist, The Harvard Business Review among others). Plugged in my 2TB external hard drive to my mac and formatted it without even seeing what’s inside. […]

Before it’s too late

We take immense pride in our long-term associations with organizations, clubs, committees, non-profits, relationships, brands or even friends. Don’t we? It takes helluva commitment to let the world know that we’ve been loyal and have contributed to a cause that’s bigger than us. But why? What exactly has been our contribution? And how do we validate […]

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Confession: I’m not a Bollywood fan. And I don’t want to get into the details right now. I am, however, grossly amused by the mob’s reaction to the movie Padmaavat. Riots, blockades, vandalism over a movie that’s nothing more than an entertaining movie for the vast majority of Indians. There’s absolutely no logic behind Karni Sena’s actions. […]