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Happiness Is A Pre-Decision

Why do we do things in our life hoping they will make us feel good and happy? Why can’t we start by feeling happy and pleasant, and we take all actions out of that feeling? Happiness is a pre-decision.  We Read more…


What’s The Cost Of Inaction

In her book, The Writing Life, author Annie Dillard presents a meditative view of what a well-lived life looks like. She captures the essence in this beautiful quote ” How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” All Read more…


Is Your Motivation Real

A boy goes to a wise man and asks him to share the secret of success. “Meet me tomorrow morning by the lake, and I will share the secret of success with you.” Early next morning, as planned, the young Read more…


What’s The Source Of Your Fear?

Scene 1 ” Dad, can you please come with me to go to the market,” my now teenaged son asked me when he was much younger, during one of our trips to India. “Why can’t you go on your own. Read more…


Your Self Confidence Is In Your Reps

One of the pleasures of being a parent is getting to see life from your kids’ perspective. This morning as I was driving my son to his school, he reflected on a specific challenge he was going through currently ” Read more…


Do It Anyway

You start your day thinking, “I’ll go for the workout or the run.” The moment for you to put on your shoes and go out for the run comes. But then, something happens. You don’t feel like it. This is Read more…


Is The Risk Worth It?

A couple of weeks I wrote about decision making and in the face of uncertainty. I said If you are not sure, the answer is a NO I want to share a different perspective on the same issue. Why do Read more…


Develop An Attitude Of Acceptance

When an electric motor develops a problem, the smooth flow of electricity that powers it is impeded. There is friction and resistance created, and the engine heats up and eventually gets destroyed. Our brain and mind are like the motor Read more…


Shift Time From Urgent To Important

Some people have asked me about how I manage my time full of energy doing lots of activities. “You seem to have a lot of time- running your business, blogging every day, coaching, reading books, working out, going for walks, Read more…


The Way You Are Is Important

For many challenges and problems we encounter in our day-to-day life, we look at what we are doing and try to tinker with that. We think, “This strategy is not working, what can I do differently?” But, often, the problem Read more…