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 […]

Reasons for not planning so much…

If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or that project you’ve been waiting to get your hands on for the past 18 months, here’s the best advice that I (and even Seth Godin) would give: Stop planning and start doing. Just finished rereading (the second manifesto this week along with two other books) Seth’s […]

Accelerating skills-development sessions at the workplace

Confession — I know the headline’s a little lame. It had to be that way… “learning and development” (L&D) is considered “lame” by executives. Particularly the “cost-conscious” ones who would be happy to throw the L&D under a bus during lean times. Sure, they may be valid reasons to do that, but isn’t that always […]