You don’t get to decide the hike, dummy!

If you’re employed somewhere, you need to pick up tangible skills that are valuable for both your existing and the next employer. Emphasis on “tangible” because that’s the part almost everyone misses but still would like to have a 30% hike. Which is annoying because: They’ve no freaking clue how the market and employer’s demands […]

The devil’s advocate

I’m certain you’ve heard that phrase before. And I know you can think of at least a couple of people who’ve always “played the devil’s advocate.” Particularly when you’re either bouncing off one of your ideas or are passionately making an argument/case for something that’s not the norm or challenges the status quo. You know […]

If it’s important, do it everyday

It’s a phrase that has stuck with me forever. Though I can’t quite place where or from whom I’d heard it. Nonetheless, like all truths this is difficult to swallow. As a culture, we’ve become addicted to instant gratification, quick fixes and the “once-and-for-all” type of thinking. If we have a challenge, we would rather […]

Simplify to remove constraints

What could you do to make this (whatever your challenge is) easier? It’s one heck of a powerful question, one that has not only helped me remove unnecessary distractions but also become more thoughtful about the choices I’m making. No matter the initiative, if it demands your time and attention, will always be at the […]

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 […]

Here’s what I do when I don’t have anything valuable to say or write

I stare at the screen for a pretty darn long time. Stare some more until I start typing out a headline (which is usually the central idea I want to talk about) and expand further. But then, I just might erase something because my heart’s really not into writing about that particular topic. That happened […]

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 […]