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 […]

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 […]

The resolutions don’t matter, your sticktoitiveness does

stick-to-itiveness (noun)stick-to-it·​ive·​ness | \stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs meaning: dogged perseverancehttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick-to-itiveness The last day of any year can mean a lot of things to many of us. For some, it’s the time for reflection and planning, for some its rejuvenation, for some it’s spending time with friends and family, for some its binge-watching the latest and greatest on Netflix, […]

A lot of things can be fixed by hard work

Was listening to David Goggins riff on how a lot of things can be fixed by simply working hard. And I agree with him, not because of his hard-earned accomplishments or my addiction to motivational junk (like most folks are these days), but from my own experience where I fixed my challenges by simply working […]

The last mile is the hardest one

And I know that to be true despite not being a marathoner (or do anything that remotely resembles running)! Some of you know that I challenged myself to blog everyday at the start of this year. And yes, I’ve done pretty well by not missing a single day. That said, December has’t been pretty. I […]

The timid me…

Isn’t sure if he will be able to cope up, keep up and show up everyday (here or elsewhere). Is afraid of sharing his thoughts due to his insecurities ranging from “what would they think of me” to “I don’t think I have anything great to say” and everything in between. Wants to “know it […]

When you’re too scared to ask questions

As much as I would like leaders to be more compassionate and empathetic with their subordinates, I also would prefer the latter to have the courage, humility and discipline to follow through on their responsibilities as team players. That goes beyond their KRAs and KPIs. And if that requires one to call out on an […]

How much is too much?

Is a lame but critically important question. It can drive those highly self-aware people, creatives, philosophers and your mom crazy! The real challenge is that there isn’t a metric that would quantify or validate if you’re reached “enough” or “too much.” You simply feel it in the gut or have an intuition and that’s basically […]

The 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind

I’m game for my third 10-week study on the 15 laws of invaluable growth mastermind. It’s based on a book by the same name by John Maxwell (I’m part of the John Maxwell Team and am licensed to teach some of his flagship courses). This is a powerful mastermind focusing on accelerating not just your […]