The leader works for his people, not the other way around

It’s funny how we bust out asses off to get a damn promotion, thinking everything will be better then. Only to realize that being that manager hasn’t really changed anything for you. In fact, things are even worse now that you’re accountable for results. I’d say it’s not just the results you’re accountable for but […]

Do what you can’t!

Alright, let’s face it — if you are creative or think outside-the-box or just want to push the envelope, you will almost always experience resistance. Now that could mean lack of support, perspective, encouragement or a blend of it. I find that incredibly stupid, given that it took you ages just to muster courage to […]

That priceless feeling!

I’ve spent more than half of my life challenging the norms, fighting the status quo (in a way) and bending the rules to just be satisfied with whatever I was doing. And I thought that’s what life is all about — either follow the rules or create new ones, by bending them. Despite the insignificant […]

Any given Sunday!

Hand me a list and I’ll get to work. Today wasn’t any different. I should ideally be happy. The day was super productive… But it’s almost midnight and I miss my kids. They’re fast asleep. Of course, I’ll catch up with them tomorrow but that’s not the point. The challenge with all us hustlers is […]

Difficult Conversations

They ought to be had. And the sooner you do it, the better. Yet, we don’t do it as often as we should, which isn’t great since the opportunity cost is just too high. It may even cost your life! And it becomes even more important if you are the one needing that conversation. I […]

You can’t do it all

If you’re thinking this post is about productivity, you’re probably right. Emphasis on “probably” because being able to “do it all” goes beyond making the right choices or getting things done. I would even argue that productivity isn’t about the number of hours you spend doing “useful stuff” anymore. Productivity is a mindset. It’s your […]

Why even bother with side projects

Regardless of who you’re working for (yourself or someone else), you should have a side project. Period. It’s not about hustling to make millions. If it happens, great! If not, that isn’t the point anyway. I’ve been working on numerous side-projects since 2007. And I’ll be honest, I haven’t made a nickel off any of […]

How to make it easier for others to refer you

We know asking for referrals is the most effective way to grow your business. Some organizations have thrived purely on referrals. But most organizations, especially the small ones, are hesitant when it comes to referrals. They feel its awkward and intimidating (for the obvious fears of failure or rejection). And it sure is. But if […]

Warming my way up to the gym

I had this crazy thought last evening, “I’ve had enough. I need to get moving.” I haven’t been to the gym in almost a month now and the restlessness was getting onto my nerves. My physio summoned to supervised sessions for the next couple of weeks to strengthen my injured shoulder (a grade 2 rotator […]