Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Month: November 2023

Embrace Stillness

embrace stillness

In the rush of the morning chores, I have discovered that taking a moment to embrace stillness can be incredibly beneficial. Rather than jumping straight into checking my phone for notifications or getting to my to-do list, I spend a Read more…

Help Them Succeed

Help them succeed

Dr. John Maxwell, the world-renowned leadership coach, says something profound about leadership –“The point of leading is not to cross the finish line first; it’s to take people across the finish line with you.” No matter what level you may Read more…

Substance Over Form

substance over form

When it pertains to presenting ideas, substance always trumps form. Imagine a well-prepared meal. The presentation (form) may entice, but it is the ingredients and taste (substance) that genuinely satisfy. Effective communication is similar. Your form enhances, but it’s the Read more…

Weekend Story-Destiny Is In Your Hands

Destiny in hands

High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man. Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to psychically tell the villagers the contents Read more…

What We Want

What we want

All of us work for reasons beyond pay. We want work that challenges us. We want to contribute meaningfully and make a difference. We want to grow and learn. We want a “connection” with the organization’s vision, values, and colleagues. Read more…

Be Inspired

Be inspired

I see it with many people all the time. They are in it for the safety, for the money, or because of fear. They are not inspired !! Showing up daily, inspired, is how you kill drudgery and make life Read more…

Three Traits For Impact

Three Traits

Different people come with different strengths, like being analytical, good at problem-solving, strong communication, relationships, etc. That being said, I look for three specific character traits in anyone I wish to bring into my team. Positive: How cheerful, optimistic, and patient Read more…

How Much Wealth?


How much wealth should one look to create in life? This was a question a friend asked me recently. As much wealth as will help you afford freedom– was my response. The goal of building wealth is not building wealth. Read more…

Beware Of The Red Carpet Syndrome

red carpet syndrome

“I’m really smart. I’m talented. I work hard. And I’m graduating from a top university. So why shouldn’t I get the best breaks? And why do you keep pushing me as if I am not doing enough?” My son sometimes snaps Read more…

Embrace Uncertainty


In our unpredictable world, uncertainty and chaos are pervasive. How we react makes all the difference – it’s a choice between seeing uncertainty as a problem or an opportunity. This choice is the key to learning and growth. Even though Read more…