Staying creative in chaotic times

Listen, everyone's creative because "creativity" is synonymous with being cool. I shouldn't have said that aloud but there it is... the cold hard truth. It's like those two guys I saw in an Apple ad (or perhaps it somewhere else?) years ago: Guy 1: "I'm creative. I need a mac." Guy 2: "Dude, you're a [...]

Sometimes taking the matters in your own hands could be your best move

I've been seeing a physiotherapist for over 3 months now — thankfully for different injuries. The latest is tricep tendonitis I developed, ironically, while squatting heavy instead of the usual suspects — the bench and barbell overhead press! Now, getting an appointment at the rehab center is hard and the best I manage is a [...]

Can minimalism and ambition coexist?

Watched this stunning perspective on Matt D'Avella's YouTube channel featuring GaryVee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKochuzQ4Q Can Minimalism & Ambition Co-Exist? ft. GaryVee I found it stunning because this is the first time anyone has ever combined two extreme aspects — minimalism and ambition — and relate to GaryVee. Most of his followers want to be the next him [...]

Lowering the price is for amateurs

Would you ever go to a doctor and ask if he could lower his fees? How about your accountant? Your college or the school you're sending your kids to? Starbucks? You're a regular there, aren't you? If you're in your right mind, you wouldn't because no professional wants to do business with bargainers. Their time [...]

You don’t always get to have your way

Had an interesting exchange with a potential candidate a few months back. She expressed interest in an open position and we were very much hiring. I asked her to send me some work samples. She sent me a password-protected PDF with some of her 'best work.' The password was set to expire in 1 day. [...]

This is dumbness!

Apparently, stacking cheerios on babies is trendy! At least it was in 2016-17... it just popped in my feeds today. Don't worry — it's still so dumb! Here's a Guardian headline that perfectly describes this phenomenon: The #CheeriosChallenge message to dads: you can still be an idiot after fatherhood. (True that!) Here's proof! Courtesy: Sad [...]

When you’re working on Sundays…

... you're simply doing what a professional does — be accountable to the duties and following through on what's expected of you. And yes, this is different from #hustle though the essence of it is all over the place. I was 22 when one of the human resources professionals in my company told me this: [...]