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 […]

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 […]

It’s a leap of faith

I’m a fan of animated movies. And thanks to my kids, I’ve been watching more of these than I ever have! Yesterday I decided to take sometime out with my son. Thought of watching Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse with him. Good decision — we both LOVED it! In fact, I even posted a jibe on my […]

You can’t teach people how to…

I’m a huge fan of Guy Raz’s How I Built This podcast. I’ve been following it for the past couple of years and genuinely think it’s one of the best podcasts in the space. I just love the interviews. Heard Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of The ACT-1 Group, the largest privately held, woman owned workforce […]

What’s your market?

And by that, people usually mean who do you really serve? (And you never know if they’re curious to find their direct competitor in you!) Marketers fuss a lot about customer avatars or the ideal customer profile or the target audience at ends, which gets irritating (at times). It’s a major turn off to every […]

Less is more… when it comes to blogging

Found this in my inbox just now… Read the post on Neil’s site. Here’s the crux of it: He only wrote 862 blog posts himself. The rest are from the KISSmetrics blog and translations. (But I still admire him for what he writes, which is always super-useful and fun to read!) More content doesn’t mean […]

The Gary Vee Content Model

Unsure if you heard about the GaryVee Content Model. Bumped into it quite accidentally on LinkedIn. It’s a pyramid and here’s a breakdown of what it’s like: Document pillar content — one long-form piece of content (blog post, vlog, Q&A show, keynotes or podcast) Repurpose into microcontent — create short-form pieces of content from the […]

Why it okay to have “nothing to say”

Let me be honest — I don’t have anything significant to say this evening. I usually don’t. But my thoughts don’t matter and certainly isn’t the reason why I blog every day. I show up because I love to (and I am the master of my own domain, literally and figuratively ;-)) and believe that […]