Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: January 2022

Good Communication-The Burden Is Always On You

Good Communication

You have a request of your colleague, and he does not take your request seriously. You may think that your colleague is the unhelpful variety, whereas the root of the issue could be the way you conveyed your message and Read more…

Weekend Story- Look Within First

Look Within

It is the story of a loving couple. For some time, the husband noticed that whenever he called out his wife when she was working, she was not responding. So, he feared that his wife did not hear as well Read more…

Don’t Resist What-IS, Accept !!


You have to accept What-Is before you can move forward. Imagine you are hiking with a friend in the mountains, and both of you are lost. You pull your map out, and when you look at the trail markers, you Read more…

Get Off The “If” Train

If Only

The language we use to process our experiences often reveals a lot about our mindset. I have written about this in two of my early blogs- Be Mindful- Words Have Power and Be Careful-Watch Your Internal Language. The core message in both these Read more…

Remembering The Words OF Master Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thích Nhất Hạnh

More than a year back, I had shared a post about the Wisdom Of Master Thích Nhất Hạnh by capturing eight of his powerful messages that I found endearing. The Vietnamese master credited by many to be the father of the mindfulness Read more…

Be Aware Of The Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson's Law

Work expands to fill the time available for its completion– This is the Parkinson’s Law. If someone gives you a week to complete a proposal, you will take a week to do it. In contrast, if they give you a Read more…

Focus On Building Your Ability


Something I realized today. All goals that are set to achieve power and status will lead you to anxiety. On the other hand, any goals that focus on building character and ability will lead you to a sense of excitement Read more…

An Early Career Leadership Lesson

leadership lesson

One of the early mistakes in my career was when I was promoted into a leadership role for the first time. I was a leader, and I had an eight-member team reporting to me, with three of them managing small Read more…

Weekend Story-See The Positive


This is a story narrated by Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power Of Positive Thinking. A man once called on Norman Vincent Peale. Despondent, he told the reverend that he was very depressed and had nothing left to live Read more…

Being Assertive Is A Skill

Being Assertive

My mother is one of the most assertive persons I know. She is unafraid to express her feelings, stands up for what she believes is right, is comfortable saying no to someone, is willing to do what is in her Read more…