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Doing The Hard Thing

doing the hard thing

This is an idea I picked up from James Clear’s Atomic Habits. Doing the hard thing is seldom more difficult in terms of daily effort, but it is often more difficult psychologically. What are some of the hard things we Read more…


Passionate Work

Passionate Work

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.  Came across this quote by the painter Vincent Read more…


Weekend Story-The Two Teams

Two Teams

Twenty days remained until the big game. Then, finally, the two teams made it to the finals after multiple rounds of intense competition. There was, however, an uneasy undercurrent that the university head coach felt. He observed a palpable build-up Read more…


Five Balls Of Life

Five Balls Of Life

Browsing through my collection of great commencement speeches, I found an old reference to a famous address at Georgia Tech University by the ex-Coca-Cola CEO Brian Dyson about the ‘Five Balls of Life.’  This speech is one of the more Read more…


Worried About Doing Something? Think Process

Process

How do you know if something will work if you are doing it for the first time? In exploring anything new, the cycle/the process is always the same. You start first by Deciding-> Then you do and experience-> Then you Read more…


Thirteen Mistakes

Thirteen Mistakes

In 1966, SLA Marshall, a General in the United States Army, wrote a groundbreaking book on military leadership titled The Officer As A Leader. His book, based on his experiences from the World War, examines the psychology of leadership and the Read more…


Be Generous With Your Attention

generous with attention

A few days ago, I was chatting with a senior industry leader and an ex-colleague. He talked to me about how much of his day goes into one-on-one conversations with members of his team and the organization at large and Read more…


Weekend Story- Hell Or Heaven ?

Hell or Heaven

A Rabbi once told his congregation a story about his tour to the heavens. His first stop on tour was Hell, and it wasn’t pleasant at all. Even though the tables were laden with delicious food, everyone looked pale and Read more…


Save Your Anger

save your anger

“I sent an email to them, and they have not responded- They don’t care.” My son commented. He seemed very upset. The father in me understood how my son was feeling, and I told him to be patient. “It’s a long Read more…


Are You Caged?

Whenever I come across a captivating message on any of my social feeds, I have a habit of taking a screenshot and retaining the message in my digital library. Pictures speak a thousand words. Last week I came across this Read more…