Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Beware Of The Curse Of Knowledge

curse of knowledge

In 1990, Elizabeth Newton, a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, did a study to check how confident people were about communicating some message to someone and how successful they were in getting the message across to the recipient.  In the Read more…

Weekend Story-The Valuable Pen

valuable pen

There was once a friend of JRD Tata who constantly complained about losing his pens. So, he always opted to buy cheap pens to avoid fretting over his careless tendency. JRD Tata had a suggestion for his friend. He told Read more…

Ten Tips For A Better Life

Good life

I am subscribed to a few valuable blogposts and newsletters for picking up on ideas for better living. I recently came across this brilliant blogpost https://conorbarnes.com/blog/tipsforabetterlife where the author Conor Barnes presents some intuitively original thoughts on living a good Read more…

Friday Wisdom-Secret To Great Relationships


Sharing via James Clear’s Blog. Your relationships will rarely be healthier than your self-esteem. If the time you spend alone is already enjoyable to some degree—that is, if you have a healthy internal monologue and generally feel good about yourself—then Read more…

Focus On Yourself

focus on yourself

I am in Singapore presently. A curious incident occurred this morning, while I waited in the hotel lobby for the taxi to arrive. A group of tourists standing nearby were engaged in an animated conversation, their whispers clearly audible. They Read more…

Eight Competencies For The Workplace


In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving work landscape, I believe it’s crucial for us to cultivate these eight specific competencies to help us operate productively and effectively. 

Leading Vs Managing


The mindset with which you approach any task or opportunity determines the outcomes you produce. If you choose to manage a task, it’s pretty safe. As the person managing the job, you report. You report on what’s happening, you chronicle the results, Read more…

The Orange Metaphor

Orange metaphor

Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of the prominent leadership gurus, often used the metaphor of the orange to convey a profound message about human behavior and personal responsibility. Here’s how he would relate the story: “Imagine you’re holding an orange in Read more…

Weekend Story-Take Care Of Yourself First

Take Care of yourself

In a bustling village, there lived a solitary cobbler. He was the go-to person for delivering and repairing footwear for the entire town. His dedication to mending the shoes of others was unwavering, but amidst this tireless commitment, he neglected Read more…

Seek Feedback


We say ‘practice makes a man perfect,’ but relying solely on practice is never enough. In many business settings, we often encounter individuals who have devoted considerable time to a particular domain but struggle to excel. If practice were the Read more…

Intentions Vs Actions

Our intentions always operate to a higher standard. I want to be healthy. I will to be happy. I am ready to help the person. I will review my plans every week. I will not lose my composure. I will Read more…