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Month: March 2020

Growing Vs Learning

My wife said this to me once- “You are reading books about personal improvement, growth but I don’t see you growing “. I was learning new stuff so I felt sure I was growing.  My wife’s feedback was a stunner. Read more…


5 Ways To Feel Good And Happy

Accept painful emotions as being part and parcel of being human. Paradoxically this helps us appreciate the positive emotions in contrast. Spend Quality time with family and friends- people who care about you and who care about you. Become time Read more…


The P&L Of Life

Here’s an interesting premise. The health of a business is seen in its Profit & Loss statement that comprises income and expense. For the business to remain solvent, it has to be profitable. For that to happen the revenue has Read more…


Get Positive

I am driving to work peacefully when a driver cuts across my car and overtakes me rashly. My mood goes crazy. I rant. I get angry and irritable. I get to my workplace in the same angry mood. Much as Read more…


The World Has Changed

It’s a different world suddenly. Over the last 48 hours, there has been a tectonic shift in the way Governments across various countries have started responding to the pandemic. Subtle measures of containment have given way to more draconian Mitigation Read more…


Uplifting Quotes

I keep a collection of quotes to keep me inspired. A few of my favorites to end the day on a high. “I must do something” will always solve more problems than “something must be done” “Don’t curse the darkness. Read more…


Pain Is Real But Suffering Is A Choice

Global stock markets have collapsed by over 25% in the last 2 months. Covid-19 has become a pandemic. There is fear and uncertainty all over. 2 months back, I would have said this is all hyperbole and people are just Read more…


Freedom Comes From Discipline

I want Financial Freedom. I wish I could live my life without having to work for money. I want the freedom to manage my career. I want to do something else but I am stuck. I want the freedom to Read more…


The 5 Minds For The Future

Its 13th of March. It’s my elder son’s 21st birthday today. I almost had this instinct to write 21 lessons that I learnt in my life, as a tribute to my son who makes me so proud. I am also Read more…


Ego

At a definitional level, Ego is simply the self-image of who you are. Ego is the sense of “I” that is essential for people to functionally deal with one another. My Ego creates a separation between who I am and Read more…