Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: June 2021

Twelve Ideas On Problem Solving

problem solving

Problem-solving is a vital competency and skill that everyone needs to display. It is the process by which we find solutions to our Problems, opportunities, and everyday challenges we encounter. Problem-solving is also an attitude and a mindset. Here are Read more…

Spend Time With Yourself

Spend Time With Yourself

Most of us become very uncomfortable if we don’t do anything. Being engaged in some activity makes us feel like we are in control of our life. From the time we wake up in the morning to when we hit Read more…

Practise Concentration


I have written a few times about being in the present moment, being in the now. A reader reached out to me asking for some guidance on how one can consciously be in the moment. This is a challenge all Read more…

Fear And Anxiety

Fear And Anxiety

Fear is an evolutionary emotion that is meant to protect us from danger. Fear of heights, fear of darkness, fear of flying, fear of closed spaces, fear of snakes etc- there are different situations where we feel the threat of Read more…

Weekend Story-The Cracked Pot

Cracked Pot

In a village, there was an old man who would fetch water from a nearby pond every morning. He would carry the water from the pond to his house in two earthen pots hung at the ends of a wooden Read more…

Loss Of A Friend

loss of a friend

A week back a young friend of mine passed away after a brave battle with cancer. When I got the news, I was in shock and denial. “No, it can’t be. He was far too young to pass away like Read more…

Adventure Is Hardship That We Enjoy


A few years back, my family and I were on holiday in Bali. One afternoon, my wife wanted to go to the local market to hunt for ethnic Knick Knacks to buy. My kids wanted to stay back at the Read more…

Ant Philosophy

Ant Philosophy

I have a book full of notes taken from listening to audio recordings of Jim Rohn, who is possibly one of the most amazing gurus of personal development and a personal hero of mine. Every so often, I go back Read more…

Distance Creates Clarity


Clarity always comes when you create some distance between yourself and any issue you may be struggling with. It’s a bit like trying to figure out a blurred photograph. The further you place the photo, the more precise the image Read more…



We often fall into this self serving trap thinking that the problem is always with the others, while we are well intentioned and trying to do our best in all situations. One form of honesty is looking at yourself and Read more…