Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: April 2021

Don’t Protect Your Ignorance


A few weeks back, I was in conversation with a very distinguished senior executive regarding a business proposal. Somewhere in the middle of the conversation, the gentleman brought up a technical point on something I was proposing, and I was Read more…

Go Easy

Go easy

“Why are you driving so fast? It doesn’t matter how fast you go. We will save only four or five minutes. What will saving five minutes do. Just go easy.”   This is something my wife often tells me whenever I Read more…

Are You Feeling Stuck?

Feeling Stuck

All of us want to be very good at whatever we do. When things are going well, we are happy. But when things don’t go according to plan, we feel stuck. We feel like progress is not happening. Whenever we Read more…

Don’t Delay The Good

Don't Delay The Good

Once a wealthy merchant navigated the high seas going from one state to another when his boat got caught in a raging storm and capsized. The Merchant was marooned, holding onto a log of wood and trying not to drown. Read more…

Our Mind Is A Magnet For Negative


You get a great year-end bonus, and you are super happy for a few hours. The next day you would have pretty much forgotten about it. Likely, you have already moved on from that positive news. Alternative scenario: You expect a Read more…

Weekend Insight-Three Enemies Of Laziness


Children can be powerful teachers, thanks to their innocent actions. When dealing with my kids, I often get some “aha” insights. I got one such lesson observing my younger son. My son loves cricket. When there is a cricket match Read more…

Busy Is The Enemy Of Effective

Busy Is the Enemy

There is a race going on to be busy. We want our calendar to be fully loaded. Otherwise, we feel like we are not pulling our weight. We feel like we are missing out. Busyness has become glorified. You are Read more…

Create More Than What You Consume

Create More Than You Consume

Ever since I started my daily blogging practice, I have begun to consume a lot. I don’t mean food here. I mean consuming information and content- from Books, AudioBooks, Podcasts, Documentaries, Ted Talks, and Social Media. I see all this Read more…

Your Success Is In Your Progress


We all want to be successful in life. When we think of success, we think of achieving wealth, influence, power, and status. The more we have these in our lives, the more successful we will feel. Earl Nightingale was one Read more…

Your Truth Is Different From My Truth


It rains a lot in Kuala Lumpur, particularly in the late afternoon. My son has his cricket coaching in the evening three days a week, and when it rains, he is distraught because he does not get to do something Read more…