Getting out of your own way

It’s difficult to master. I’ve been trying to do so for the past many years with moderate success. Be it coaching, leadership, training coachees in the classroom or in the gym or even relationships, I have been responsible for some of the most significant fuck ups. And that’s putting it lightly. What got in the […]

The Law of the Mirror

Adding value is the 3rd law, “The Law of the Mirror” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The premise is pretty straightforward, you must see value in yourself to add value in yourself.   The most important question that people ask when I say that is “how can I add value in myself?” That’s […]

Other people’s opinion is their problem, not yours

Unless you make them yours, of course. But even if you do, I invite you to consider these two questions: what makes “their” opinion so important to you? What does “their” validation or rejection mean to you? Good luck answering these because once you do, you’ll never be the same person again. As for me, […]

Stop giving a shit as soon as you reach the top…

Before complacency knocks you down. It’s a fact and something that I default to after each and every little or big achievement I’ve had since I realized how much they matter to one’s success. But we get hung up on our past successes refusing to start it all over and do something different. And that’s […]

The “how-to” of making your life amazing!

Thoroughly enjoyed reading Eric Barker’s piece titled “This Is How To Make Your Life Amazing.” Practical insights on what it takes for one to take care of their “wellbeing” holistically (without much woo-woo). Here’s a summary: “Career Wellbeing“: Be engaged. Use your strengths. Hide from your boss. “Social Wellbeing“: Spend time with the good people, not […]

The FUEL coaching model

Bumped into the FUEL coaching model last week and I’ve been fascinated by its simplicity and ease of use. I wouldn’t call it a step up from the GROW model of coaching but an alternate framework to try out with your clients. If you’re asking “why the heck would I try out something new during […]

How will you make this work, Sunil?

That’s how my prospect responded when I asked his whereabouts! We were scheduled for an appointment and I was right outside this person’s office in New Delhi. I walked into the building, asked the receptionist to convey (to the contact) that Mr. Nair has arrived. She danced her finger on the keyboard and unemotionally blurted […]

You don’t need reassurance, it’s futile!

“You don’t need reassurance. It’s futile. Because reassurance runs out really fast. Embrace a simple idea: you are not selling at people, you are not doing this to people, you are doing it for them.” — Seth Godin If there’s one piece of wisdom you need to bootstrap or kickstart your side gig you just […]

More isn’t better, less is

The past couple of weeks have been overwhelming. The amount of stuff that I end up doing on a daily basis was just enormous! And it seemed there was just no end to it! Every night I would plan for the next day and write the big 6 goals that I plan to smash out […]