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Don’t Take Disagreements Personally

Disagreement

A young mentee of mine recently confided in me about some work-related stress he was experiencing. In the course of work discussions and debates, he and his supervisor often got into arguments and disagreements. He was worried that would negatively Read more…


Man On The Horse

Man On The Horse

In a town, people on the sidewalk noticed a horse come galloping down the road. The man on the horse seemed to be in a hurry and had somewhere important to go. Recognizing the rider, an acquaintance on the sidewalk Read more…


Three Steps To Be A Good Listener

Good Listener

“Can you please stop looking at your phone and pay attention to what I am saying!!”. These were the exasperated words from my wife this morning as she tried to get me to listen to what she was saying. Her Read more…


Say What You Do And Do What You Say

Do What You Say

One day a parent came to Mahatma Gandhi with his 10-year-old son. He told Gandhi,” Bapu, my son has an addictive habit eating a lot of jaggery. I have been telling him to reduce eating jaggery, but he does not Read more…


Mahatma’s Wisdom

Mahatma

If you were to ask an average Indian who their tallest leader is, most likely the answer would be Mahatma Gandhi, fondly addressed as the father of the nation. It’s his 152 birth anniversary today, and as the nation pays Read more…


Twelve Ideas On Productivity

Productivity

Over the past few weeks, I have been reading up about the theme of productivity and have come across powerful messages. Here are twelve messages that will make you reflect on the idea of productivity. As to methods, there may Read more…


There Is Never Any Bad Weather

bad weather

A retired weatherman was asked by his friend,” You have trained to read the weather all your life. Can you tell me what kind of weather it is going to be tomorrow?” “Sure, I know. It will be the kind Read more…


Are You Feeling Guilty For Being Free?

Free

Up until a few years ago, I used to be troubled by a problem. Whenever I found myself free, there was a noise in my mind reminding me that I was wasting time, that I could do something more productive. Read more…


A Model To Get What You Think You Deserve

What you deserve

Many people I know struggle with the notion that they aren’t receiving the value they deserve.  No matter who you are, whether you’re a small-business owner, employee, or job seeker, no one will pay you what you think you’re worth. Read more…


Life Advice From Warren Buffet

The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. I came across this nugget in a¬†Youtube Video¬†featuring Warren Buffet. He is speaking with the MBA students at the University of Florida Read more…