Zen and the art of car maintenance

I was sweaty, restless and driving across three cities in Delhi-NCR. It was 39 degrees (celcius) outside but felt more like 45, thanks to my car’s clunky air conditioning. The four-hour drive was arduous to say the least. The first thing I did after coming home as guzzle down a litre of chilled water and […]

Lowering the price is for amateurs

Would you ever go to a doctor and ask if he could lower his fees? How about your accountant? Your college or the school you’re sending your kids to? Starbucks? You’re a regular there, aren’t you? If you’re in your right mind, you wouldn’t because no professional wants to do business with bargainers. Their time […]

You don’t create to be consumed today but to be found someday

The number of views used to be the only metric that mattered when I started to write every day. I was obsessed albeit for just about 8 days before I began to focus on what matters the most — creating something meaningful for yourself. Not others, but yourself. It’s easy to get distracted by metrics, […]

Ever wonder where ideas come from?

Alright, this may disappoint you — I don’t know where ideas come from. Neither do you. Or the person next to you. Or your boss. Or even that guy everyone calls “creative” does. No, they are not a special snowflake. And if someone believes in a thing called an “original idea” is basically disillusioned. Trust […]

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 […]

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 […]

What I learned from showing up to post every day in 2018

Listen, this post is a mere formality. Not as in showing up/write something for the heck of it, but to document what I learned from posting every day last year. It was inevitable. I’ve read numerous accounts across the web of people pushing themselves to blog every day for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months […]

Can my business thrive without social media?

It’s a powerful question. One of my favourites because I still can’t answer it convincingly. Do all business have to be on social media? I’m not sure. Can some businesses thrive without social media? I’d say, hell yeah! Now, I’m not saying you should avoid the internet. That’ll be stupid. Come on! What I’m suggesting […]

Who vouches for you?

Chances are many would, but all the hard work you’ve done over the years amounts to nothing if you’ve got no proof! I know it’s elementary but this is worth thinking about — how often have you gone out of your way to get that testimonial or positive feedback that you so much deserve? I […]

Love selling, but love building relationships more

So I shared yesterday’s post with a bunch of friends (just for kicks, not validation of course!). And one of my coach friends shot back stating “I sense a strong aversion to selling or being judged. Is that the case?” Ouch! Of course, not! I love to sell! Not in a crazy way but the […]