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…


Don’t Give Excuses

Giving excuses- This is one bad habit that pulls many back from going after any achievement. An excuse is a reason why we choose to do something or not to do something. An excuse always comes after a “BECAUSE.” I Read more…


Don’t Judge Your Past

There is this interesting phrase we often use- Hindsight is twenty-twenty. It means that we have a better understanding of any event or experience only after it has happened. Unfortunately, when analyzing the past, we often judge our past actions Read more…


Accountability Is In Being Answerable

Another meaning of Accountability is “being answerable”. When you are accountable, it means you are responsible for meeting some obligations. You can be answerable to someone else or yourself. Either way, when you are answerable, there is a sense of Read more…


Your Relationships Are Key

Imagine you had a “Back to the future” type of car that allows you to go into your future to see if the life choices you make today will help you lead a fulfilled and happy life in the future. Read more…


Control Your Desire For Instant Gratification

“When will you get to your Music Practice?” I asked my son this evening as I noticed him spending almost an hour watching something on his laptop. “I am just watching this episode of Flash. As soon as I am Read more…


You Have Enough

It’s become a habit for many to keep thinking about what we lack in our life. We keep thinking we don’t have enough. I don’t have many friends. I don’t have financial security. I need to have more. I don’t Read more…


Life Is A Cake

Baking is one of the hobbies of my younger son. A few days back, after a long day at school, my son decided to relax by baking a lovely chocolate moist cake. As I observed him going through the process Read more…


Take On Bigger Goals to Become A Bigger Person

Goals in themselves do not have any intrinsic value for us. The value comes from the sense of personal growth, fulfillment, and satisfaction that we derive from achieving the goals. Let’s take a typical real-life situation. Someone is about 10 Read more…


Communication-It’s Your Bridge to Opportunities

All of us need Opportunities to showcase our skills, capabilities, talent. But, where do Opportunities come from? They come from People who bring opportunities in our life. Opportunities don’t fall from the sky. Even if you believe in some higher Read more…


Don’t Ignore Your First Thought

The CEO asks you and the others assembled in the room, ” I’d love to hear your views. If you have some ideas about how we can improve collaboration at the workplace.” “Oh, great. I have this idea to implement Read more…