Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Category: Happiness

Leading Vs Managing


The mindset with which you approach any task or opportunity determines the outcomes you produce. If you choose to manage a task, it’s pretty safe. As the person managing the job, you report. You report on what’s happening, you chronicle the results, Read more…

The Orange Metaphor

Orange metaphor

Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of the prominent leadership gurus, often used the metaphor of the orange to convey a profound message about human behavior and personal responsibility. Here’s how he would relate the story: “Imagine you’re holding an orange in Read more…

Weekend Story-Take Care Of Yourself First

Take Care of yourself

In a bustling village, there lived a solitary cobbler. He was the go-to person for delivering and repairing footwear for the entire town. His dedication to mending the shoes of others was unwavering, but amidst this tireless commitment, he neglected Read more…

Seek Feedback


We say ‘practice makes a man perfect,’ but relying solely on practice is never enough. In many business settings, we often encounter individuals who have devoted considerable time to a particular domain but struggle to excel. If practice were the Read more…

Focus On The Fun Part

Fun Part

A brilliant idea about focusing on the right thing when doing something hard- Sharing via James Clear’s Blog “When you’re doing something hard, focus on the fun part. Many people make a subtle mistake, which is they emphasize how difficult Read more…

I Can Be Better


This evening, on my LinkedIn feed, I came across two powerful quotes on leadership that shook me up a little. I was shaken because I mentally checked where I stood from the point of view of these two quotes. I Read more…

It’s A Matter Of Timing


No matter what our profession may be- teacher, scientist, researcher, entrepreneur, business head, salesperson, etc.- pitching, selling, persuading, and negotiating are all intrinsic components of the role. We are expected to put ourselves out there and network with others to Read more…

Overcoming Stress-Learning To Let Go

Let go

During the weekend gone by, I was in a conversation with one of my coachees. He was grappling with interpersonal issues at his workplace, particularly ruminating over some troubling discussions with colleagues. He was feeling overwhelmed as the stress from Read more…

Weekend Story-The Value Of Time

value of time

A miser had accumulated, by effort, trade, and lending, three hundred thousand dinars. He had lands and buildings and all kinds of wealth. He then decided that he would spend a year in enjoyment, living comfortably, and then decide what Read more…

Three Factors For Operating With Clarity


Lack of clarity can be one of the biggest roadblocks on your journey to achieving goals and solving problems. Imagine driving a car with a foggy windshield – you become uncertain, fearful of making mistakes, and your actions feel laboured Read more…