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 […]

90% of coaching is self-coaching… but someone has to help them explore!

The other day Seth Godin shared a compelling post on why all motivation is self-motivation. And he’s so damn right, as usual, to say that. Motivation is an intent to take action by own our volition. Anything else is just coercion. But here’s one great problem — the post might’ve send wrong signals despite Seth’s […]

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 […]

Getting out of your own way

It’s difficult to master. I’ve been trying to do so for the past many years with moderate success. Be it coaching, leadership, training coachees in the classroom or in the gym or even relationships, I have been responsible for some of the most significant fuck ups. And that’s putting it lightly. What got in the […]

Who was I fooling?

A couple of days back I mentioned how irritated I was with a stupid cyst in my back that should’ve been dealt with in April/May early this year. But I was lazy enough to put this off to someday. Well, someday came knocking on my door and brought an infection with it too! The doc […]

The Law of the Mirror

Adding value is the 3rd law, “The Law of the Mirror” from John Maxwell’s 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. The premise is pretty straightforward, you must see value in yourself to add value in yourself.   The most important question that people ask when I say that is “how can I add value in myself?” That’s […]

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 […]

Delivering results needs a different mindset

I’ve been focusing on delivering nothing but “specific results” or “meaningful outcomes” for the past several days. Just wanted a change in my approach and thought process. I noticed that the mind works differently when I’m focused on achieving results compared to striking a few things off of my list. It’s liberating. It’s daunting. I […]

Growth is a continuum, not an event

Despite my nature, I play it safe. Almost all the time. Especially when things are new to me and I want to be absolutely sure I’m following the right process, learning from the mistakes and doing a good job overall. And I keep at it until it becomes second-nature to me. I start to play […]