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Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: October 2022

Weekend Story-Eye On The Destination

Eye on the destination

A martial arts student once went to an accomplished teacher to get trained under his guidance. The student told the teacher, “O Master, I’m very eager to learn your martial arts system. How long will it take to master it Read more…

Change Happens In Five Stages

Change happens in five stages

Change: Some people want to make a change in their lives, and they know what it should be. Many others have vague ideas about what they want to change about themselves. However, they are not sure. What needs to change?  But Read more…

Prepare Well


A few months back, a few of my team members and I discussed how to present a proposal for a competitive pitch to a large enterprise client. The client’s requirement was new, and my teammates needed help structuring the presentation. Read more…

Be A Pleasant Person


Sharing this great message via James Clear’s Blog. “Every transaction is paid for at least three times. First, with the money you pay. Second, with the time you spend. Third, with the reputation you create through your behavior. Being pleasant, Read more…

Paradox Of Focus


Focusing on one task at a time is very useful for productivity. However, sometimes when we focus too intensely on any particular task, we tend to become blind-sighted to everything else. This could be problematic. I was exposed to this Read more…

Focus On The Task

Focus on the task

This was about two decades back. I was leading a specific project that required me to pitch it to a few key stakeholders. Once, I was asked to present an update on the project to the firm’s CEO. While I Read more…

How Strong Is Your Integrity?


Warren Buffet once said about the attributes he looks for when recruiting anyone: “We look for three things when we hire people. We look for intelligence, we look for initiative or energy, and we look for integrity. And if they don’t Read more…

Weekend Story-The Selfish Farmer

selfish farmer

There was once a farmer who was known for producing abundant crops year after year. There was something unique about this farmer. He was very generous, sharing the best seeds he used for his own farm with all the other Read more…

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments

Bertrand Russell's Ten Commandments

In 1951, writer Bertrand Russell published an article in The New York Times Magazine titled “The Best Answer to Fanaticism-Liberalism,” in which he argues that liberalism in “Its calm search for truth, viewed as dangerous in many places, remains the hope of Read more…

Have Faith- All Will Be Well

Have faith

Many of us take life too seriously. Anxiety is often our first response when we encounter conflict, problems, and challenges. Paradoxically, we feel guilty if we don’t feel a sense of worry. Subconsciously we think: “If I really care, I’ll worry. Read more…