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…


What Are You Looking For?

Job Change

I meet many people who come to me asking for guidance on what they should do when it comes to some job offers they have in hand. “I have this offer, and I am confused. I don’t know whether I Read more…


It’s The People

It's The People

I recently completed reading Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, a book dedicated to shining the light on Bill Campbell. I hadn’t heard of Bill Campbell until I read this book. (which I incidentally picked up because the title Read more…


Responsibility Fault Fallacy

Responsibility Fault Fallacy

When it comes to problems, many are often reluctant to take responsibility because they believe that to be responsible for the problems means also being at fault for the problems. Responsibility and fault often go hand in hand in our Read more…


Meaningful Work

We want our efforts to count for something. This is the essence of “Meaning” that we seek in our life. Doing meaningful work means doing something that changes something for the better. It means you have made a difference to Read more…


You Are Like The Blue Sky

A few months back, I published a Blog, We Can See At Three Levels, in which I wrote about how we can see through our senses, through our mind, and through our consciousness. Level 1: Our senses can observe everything that is Read more…


A Decision Making Model

Decision Making Model

Ratan Tata, the Chairman of the Tata Group, was once at a University interacting with a group of Management students when someone in the audience asked him, ” Sir, how do you make good decisions.” Smiling wryly, Ratan Tata gave Read more…


Tasks Vs Dreams

Dreams

I recently came across this wonderful quote by Alden Mills, an Ex-Navy Seal who said- ” If you know you can do it, and you know what it takes, it is a task, not a dream!!” It is a task Read more…


There Is Always A Hidden Cost

Saw this interesting message doing the rounds on one of my WhatsApp Chat groups. – Netflix subscription doesn’t cost $175, it costs you your time. – Pepsi or Coca Cola doesn’t cost 30 cents, it costs you your health. – Read more…


Emotional Intelligence

emotional intelligence

A Human Emotion is a mental state that arises spontaneously in every human being without any conscious effort and often comes with some physiological change. Emotions are also subjective.   What triggers emotions in you will be different from what triggers emotions Read more…


It’s All In How We Judge Something Or Someone

How We Judge

It’s not people, things, or circumstances that upset us, but how we think about them. Stuff always happens. We then make judgments in our heads about what happens. For example, if we judge something awful has occurred, we might get Read more…