Commitment to mastery

It’s idealistic. Pragmatists and the know-it-alls hate it. And ironically, professionals think it’s a waste of time as well since they’re busy playing either catch-up with the trends. Folks at your workplace don’t give a damn about your commitment to mastery. The loving souls at your home just don’t get (and are terribly worried) about […]

Let’s not get dramatic

What is it with speakers and writers that every one of their characters (at least the ones that matter) has to die or has to have a near-death experience? And I’ve heard and evaluated a fair share of speeches by wannabe speakers, trainers and leaders with the same (almost) pattern. Beats me! No, I’m not […]

Let us partner for a change, can we?

The past two weeks I’ve been busy following up with a bunch of recruitment agencies for hiring a couple of graphic and presentation design resources. Heard back from half a dozen of them this morning and it wasn’t pleasant. Apparently, these companies have a criteria that my firm doesn’t fall into and hence they cannot […]

Does your idea have to be the next BIG disruptor?

Had a great meeting with some of my friends last evening. Had been due for quite some time. We swapped war stories, struggles, corporate culture, office politics and the future ahead of us. It was fun, exciting and even thought provoking to say the least. I thoroughly enjoyed it, which is rare, considering how much […]

Talent is (still) overrated

And I guess it always will be. I’ve always backed the original argument because I personally know countless professionals who’ve managed to achieve success by sheer hard work. They would never consider themselves to be talented. Arguably though. There’s the thing — talent is your potential. And that isn’t enough. You need to convert your […]

Don’t do busy work

I think as a society we cajole the attention and admiration that comes with “being busy.” There’s this sense of importance, superiority and significance. Of course, all of that clings on the hope that others don’t really find out what you’re busy with. Right? Listen, if you’re wondering where or how the whole day went […]

How to grow in consistency

Can’t believe I’ve been studying, teaching and coaching the 15 Laws of Invaluable Growth for almost a year now! It has been a fun and rewarding experience. And this year I look forward to engaging with both individuals and corporates for my mastermind workshops. I’m still ironing to the details and will most likely have […]

Getting to world-class is useless!

Because everyone wants to be the best in the world but nobody wants to do anything about it. Why? I don’t know why perhaps everyone likes to dream? Or it’s just easier said than done and people seem to have accepted it. Sure everyone’s entitled to their lives and the choices they make, if only […]

Intent and action

Fundamentally, our lives boil down to just two basic aspects — what we think (intent) and what we do about it (our actions). What happens in between is just binary — you either act on your thoughts or you don’t. And that’s totally acceptable because it’s insane (and even dangerous at times) to be acting […]

Drucker’s decision-making process

Almost everything in life essentially boils down to either making a choice or doing the damn thing. The challenge is that most of us either stay stuck at the cusp of doing it or making a choice. Years ago, I bumped into Peter Drucker’s decision-making framework in HBR. It literally changed my life. For the […]