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 […]

This post on productivity makes a heck of a lot of sense!

And thankfully, I didn’t write it. Ramit Sethi did! Check out his insanely awesome post on productivity (for the weird, as you would call it)! It’s different from the usual posts that you would read on productivity. It talks about details, psychology and most importantly the fundamentals. Here’s a gist of what you’ll read: Fundamentals […]

Nobody ever got ready by waiting

And yet that’s exactly what we default to when it comes taking on something new or just deciding to get better (from a personal/professional development standpoint). Honestly, I don’t know the psychological reasons behind that response (except that we’re afraid to make mistakes or being judged) but I sure know I’ve spent a significant amount […]

Growth Gap Traps

Had a fantastic mastermind session with my team earlier today. We discussed the Law of Intentionality from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. One of the highlights of today’s session was our discussion around the “Growth Gap Traps.” There are 8 of them: The Assumption Gap. Growth will happen automatically.  The Knowledge Gap. I […]