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Category: Managing Mindset

Create More Than What You Consume

Create More Than You Consume

Ever since I started my daily blogging practice, I have begun to consume a lot. I don’t mean food here. I mean consuming information and content- from Books, AudioBooks, Podcasts, Documentaries, Ted Talks, and Social Media. I see all this Read more…

Your Truth Is Different From My Truth


It rains a lot in Kuala Lumpur, particularly in the late afternoon. My son has his cricket coaching in the evening three days a week, and when it rains, he is distraught because he does not get to do something Read more…

This Or That ? The Contradictions We Struggle With

This and that

This or That? In our lives, there are many choices we have to deal with where we feel conflicted. What is more important- this or that? The easy decisions are where the conflict is between what is right and wrong Read more…

Focus On The Possibilities


Almost all of us have done this at some time in our lives. You say, “I can’t pick up that opportunity, that skill, or that creative hobby”- because you feel you are not talented enough or capable enough. When you Read more…

Don’t Let Optics Override Outcomes

Optics over Outcomes

It is human nature to wish that everyone appreciates what we do. However, when this craving for external validation and approval is very high, we get into the terrible habit of choosing optics over outcomes. Signaling becomes everything. We are Read more…

Discipline Is Happiness


It was 5.30 pm on a Saturday, and I was done with most of my planned activities, except for some reading work and writing my Blog. My son suggested that we watch an episode of a recently released crime thriller Read more…

Know The Backwards Law

Backwards Law

I learned how to swim when I was in my early thirties. Swimming was one skill I struggled with learning because I had a mortal fear of drowning !! So despite whatever the swimming coach tried to teach me, for Read more…