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Month: June 2020

Dealing With Unpleasant Feelings

One of the root causes of low self-confidence is our struggle to deal with some of the unpleasant feelings we encounter in our day to day interactions. Our sense of feeling emotionally capable and robust is tied to our capacity Read more…


The Goal Is Not Everything

Goals are not everything. What you become by achieving the goal is far higher in value than the goal itself. A goal’s purpose is to direct your focus and attention towards something that you aspire for in the future. The Read more…


Help Others Grow

If you are a leader in your workplace, you advance when people working in your team grow. I experienced the best growth when I helped my teammates deliver their best in whatever roles they were essaying. A teacher’s stature automatically Read more…


Take Feedback But Ignore Opinions

People always have opinions about others. That is human nature. “He is aggressive.” “He is smart,” “He is self-centered.” “He is not confident.” “I love the way he works.” “He is a difficult person.” For everyone, whatever one may do, Read more…


Five Keys To Happiness

Last week I came across an interview that Jeff Weiner, the founder of Linkedin, gave to New York Times in which he mentions five keys of happiness that one of his mentors Ray Chambers shared with him.  The 5 points Read more…


Good Times,Bad Times

Our life is like a wave that keeps flowing through time. We all will have our share of ups and downs. Our emotional state represents the amplitude of the wave. When things around us happen in a way aligned to Read more…


Managing Mindset

I keep having some interesting old YouTube videos popping up on my social media feeds. Yesterday, I came across an interview that Virat Kohli, the inspirational Indian Cricket Captain, gave a few years back to one of the sports channels. Read more…


Problems Are Good

We live in an interconnected world. Every person’s success comes from solving someone else’s problem. When encountering any challenge of difficulty, do we see it as a problem, or do we see it as an opportunity? There were once two Read more…


Give Whatever It Takes

At some point in our life, all of us have to deliver results associated with a set of goals. It could be qualifying examinations for a student; for an sales executive, it could be delivering sales targets in a calendar Read more…


Reaction And Response

When I was young, in India, we used to have street dogs roaming around the colony where I used to live. A few kids in the neighborhood would instigate the street dogs for sadistic pleasure by feigning to throw stones Read more…