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Category: Personal Growth

Busy Is The Enemy Of Effective

Busy Is the Enemy

There is a race going on to be busy. We want our calendar to be fully loaded. Otherwise, we feel like we are not pulling our weight. We feel like we are missing out. Busyness has become glorified. You are Read more…

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 Success Is In Your Progress


We all want to be successful in life. When we think of success, we think of achieving wealth, influence, power, and status. The more we have these in our lives, the more successful we will feel. Earl Nightingale was one 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…

How Long Did Usain Bolt Take To Win The 100 Meters Gold ?

Usain Bolt

How long did it take Usain Bolt to win the 100 meters sprint Gold Medal in the Olympics? The obvious response is 9.58 seconds. The less obvious but more profound answer is twenty years. Twenty years of waking up every Read more…

You Are Ready NOW

Ready Now

Before I quit my secure, high-profile banking job to become a technology entrepreneur, I was unsure and uncertain for months. I kept pushing the decision because I wanted to feel “ready” before taking the plunge. Until one day, I concluded Read more…

Positive Ideas

Positive Ideas

I often come across some great thoughts, positive ideas and quotes when reading books or listening to podcasts. Anytime I come across ideas that I find inspiring, I make it a point to write them down so that I can Read more…

A Difficult Boss Is Often A Blessing

difficult boss

Mentoring conversations are great. There is always a fascinating insight that comes out of a conversation. A few of days back, I was speaking with a mentee about dealing with difficult bosses and difficult colleagues. The conversation was regressing into Read more…

The Secret To Having Great Relationships

Great Relationships

What is the secret to having positive and trusting relationships? Here is a mental model I always refer to whenever I feel a touch of stress coming into my active relationships. Go into any relationship looking at what you can Read more…

Tame The Resistance-Express Your Creativity


All of us, when we were kids, did creative stuff naturally. If we felt like painting, we would pick up some pastels or watercolors and paint with gay abandon. When our friends called us to put up a dance program Read more…