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Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Category: Managing Mindset

The Less You Speak….

speak less

There is a saying –The more you tell, the less you sell. Whether with my kids or my superiors or colleagues and teammates, whenever I get into an unconscious tendency to tell, talk or preach more, the less persuasive and Read more…

Beware Of Blind Conformance

Blind Conformance

I recently came across a rivetting TED Talk by James Surowiecki titled “the power and the danger of online crowds.” The core thesis of this talk is that as people, when we act en masse, there is a collective intelligence Read more…

Focus On What You Control

What you control

“When things are beyond your control, and there is nothing you can do, why worry?” These are the wise words of the spiritual master Gaur Gopal Das. Choosing to focus only on what you can control and learning to become Read more…

Worried About Exposing Your Shortcomings?


Every one of us suffers from some form of insecurity. Things that we believe make us look bad or weak. Convinced that our insecurities will hold us back if exposed, we often go to great lengths to try to hide Read more…

Weekend Story- Perspective Taking

perspective taking

A man walks into a Bank carrying a backpack and walks into the Manager’s cabin-“Give me $2000 or I blow the bank up !!” The Bank Manager was smart. She quickly sensed that something was amiss with this man. So Read more…

Habit 7- Sharpening The Saw

Sharpening The Saw

In Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, Habit #7 is “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey uses the analogy of a woodcutter who has been sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. This is because Read more…

The Two Problems

The Two Problems

One of the privileges of being a parent is that I can preach to my kids even if they don’t like it. I can’t do that to others :)!! A few days back, I got to exercise my privilege with Read more…

Living Up to Your Own Expectations


Too often, we let someone else- our parents, boss, investors, co-workers, society- define our success. I want you to get to the best college, and your life will be made. Parents say to their kids. You should look to grow Read more…

That Moment


Reproducing below one of my favourite blogposts by Seth Godin. That moment When you are sitting right on the edge of something daring and scary and creative and powerful and perhaps wonderful… and you blink and take a step back. Read more…

As A Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh

In his 1903 literary classic As A Man Thinketh, James Allen alludes to the power of our thoughts in shaping the reality of our lives. If I had to condense the book’s wisdom into one simple sentence, it would be- we Read more…