Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: May 2023

Daily Is Easier

Daily is easier

It’s easier to do something daily rather than look to do the same thing a few times a week. Here is a counterintuitive proposition I want to share today based on my personal experience.  Three years back, just as I Read more…

The Other’s Perspective


Empathy is one of the most valuable traits one can possess. It is the ability to see something from the other person’s perspective. The more clearly you understand and appreciate the other’s viewpoint, the better you are at building trust Read more…

Weekend Story-Boundary


Once upon a time, on a serene island, resided two young boys. They spent most of the days repairing fishing nets and lobster traps. Their homes were located about a hundred meters from the island’s lighthouse, where towering cliffs of Read more…

Epictetus’ Wisdom


Epictetus, a prominent Stoic philosopher of ancient Greece, offers profound insights on living a virtuous and fulfilling life. Sharing six of my favorite thoughts from Epictetus.

Essence Of Leadership

In his book “Managing For The Future” published in 1992, Peter Drucker writes about the essence of leadership; he says that leadership is not about someone demonstrating some leadership qualities or charisma. Instead, the essence of leadership is to deliver Read more…

Change The Way You Live

lasting change

Discussing weight loss strategies and lamenting about lack and any visible change is something almost all of us have done at some point. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, has a great message for all of us who struggle Read more…

A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind

wandering mind

An SMS notification flares up on the phone. A question appears on the screen- How are you feeling right now? The respondents choose a number from between 0(very bad) to 100(very good). As soon as the response is sent, a Read more…

Don’t Lead By Intentions


“He wished he was nicer to people.”“She wanted to be more courageous.”“He hoped to do some good work at all the places he worked.”“He wanted to build a great business.”“She desired to be a role model for others.” The day Read more…

What Part Of The Problem Am I Responsible For?

what am i responsible for

Whenever something does not work out or something goes wrong, instead of blaming myself or someone else, I pause and ask myself this simple but extremely uncomfortable question- What part of this problem am I responsible for? When I ask Read more…

Weekend Story-The Echo Principle


A small boy and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the son fell, hurting himself. He cried out in pain, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, a voice echoed from the mountain, repeating, “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, the boy shouted, “Who are Read more…