Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Embracing Fear and Discomfort

2nd May 2018- Time approx 2.00 pm. Being a fast pass holder made no difference. The queue was moving very slowly. The moment I was dreading for the last 24 hours was slowly creeping in on me. My shirt was Read more…


Focus On Your Life Satisfaction Score

I wrote about jealousy yesterday, and I wanted to explore the idea in today’s post a little more and also introduce an interesting concept- Life Satisfaction Score. Why do we suffer from feelings of jealousy? As humans, we are all Read more…


A Perspective To Overcome Jealousy

Jealousy is an extremely toxic emotion. When I was young, I had a lot of jealousy. Though others may not have noticed it, I felt it in full force inside me. But, over the years, I have managed to tame Read more…


If You Can’t Decide, The Answer Is NO

At different times in our life, we face difficult choices that involve doing or NOT doing something. The difficulty is that the outcome of the choice we decide on will significantly impact our future life. Choosing a life partner: Should I Read more…


The Power Of Compounding

The topic of “Compound Interest” has always fascinated mankind. Einstein is supposed to have said that ‚ÄúCompound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.”  Benjamin Franklin possibly gave the simplest description for compound interest this way “Money makes money. Read more…


Develop Your Desire Consciously

“The root cause of our misery is our desire.” “Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.” The first quote is by Gautama Buddha, while the second quote is by Read more…


What Is The Situation Telling You?

There are times when we all get stuck, where things don’t go the way we anticipate. People don’t behave the way we want them to, or the results don’t happen when one expects them to happen. We feel we are Read more…


Of Pens And Phones

For most of my adult life, I saw myself as an absent-minded and distracted person with a tendency to lose my things. This tendency was particularly bothersome when it came to pens and mobile phones. “I am the way I Read more…


Don’t Be Shy

A multinational organization has an Annual Sales Conference where all the achievers assemble to celebrate the best amongst themselves. Every year the glittering ceremony ends with the best salesperson across all divisions being awarded the “Superstar of the Year.” For Read more…


Contribute Your Way To A Great Career

Here is a mental exercise to help give a perspective of what is vital for a fulfilling career.  Imagine someone is on his death bed, looking back at his 40-year career and ruminating about it in one of these three Read more…


Don’t Lose The Sense of WOW

About 20 years back, I watched an Indian Bollywood film called Lagaan, and I remember falling in love with this movie.  Everything about this movie was perfect, and WOW-The script was powerful, the music was fabulous, the characters were so Read more…