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Reflection Helps You Move Forward

Hindsight is 2020. If something goes wrong, looking back, you feel you should have handled the situation differently. Most times, it is futile to think about what you could have done differently. The time for action has passed. There is Read more…


Don’t Say “No, But…”

For a long time, I had a bad habit. When conversing with anyone, I would often respond with a “No, But…” in the sentence. “Boss, I want to run a sales campaign,” a colleague would inform me, and my response Read more…


Pain Is The Price Of Growth

The growth you will experience in your life is directly proportional to the pain you are willing to endure. I wish this were not true. Sadly, it is. The more pain you can endure, the faster you grow and the Read more…


The Story Of The Two Doormen

A Hotel in a big city advertises for the roles of a Front Desk executive. Two young men, Frank and Harry, apply for the job and go in for the interview with the Manager. At the end of the interview, Read more…


Your Calendar Tells You What You Truly Value

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.  Richard Feynman My health is important, and I take care of it by exercising regularly, managing my diet, and meditating regularly. My career is important for me. I Read more…


Responsibility Doesn’t Need Permission

We spend all our time seeking permission. Permission to do the things we want to do, permission to go where we want to go, permission to become who we want to become. Taking permission is a way to transfer accountability Read more…


Make The Opportunity Count

This afternoon I was in conversation with a friend of mine, and we were exchanging ideas about how one should respond to opportunities that come our way. This conversation triggered a memory of an interview that Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood Read more…


No Excuses

There have been many times in the last year after I started my daily blogging where I have told myself, ” I can’t do it, I can’t write my blog today because other pressing matters are consuming my attention. I Read more…


Beware Of The Zero

One of my favorite personal improvement blogs is Farnam Street. In one of the Blogs, I came across a fascinating idea of how mathematical concepts have a functional role in our day-to-day lives. Let me start with two small mental Read more…


Your Conscience Is Watching

A few years back, after a weekend road trip to Singapore, I was driving back to Kuala Lumpur with my family. Unfortunately, we got caught in the rush of the peak traffic returning to Malaysia. Slow-moving traffic engulfed us about Read more…