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Category: Personal Growth

Empty Your Cup

Empty your cup

Buddhist scholar Toku-san was full of opinions about philosophy and the dharma(way of life). Toku-san traveled far and wide, meeting different Buddhist Masters teachers to share his ideas while hoping to pick up new ones. He once came to the Read more…

The Four Virtues

The Four Virtues

When I was a young parent, I often wondered, what must I teach my children? What can I share with them as a set of personal ethics and values that will prepare them to deal with the real world efficiently, Read more…

The Serenity Prayer

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage and strength to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. This is the Serenity Prayer, written by American Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, in Read more…

The Goldfish Metaphor


Goldfish are an interesting species.   When put in a small bowl, a Goldfish stays small, growing to about 2 to 3 inches at best. However, Goldfish will naturally grow to a large size when they are put in the right Read more…

Are You In Control?


Here is a small mental exercise. Take a moment to reflect on all the changes in your life lately. It could be an initiative you have taken up, a career move, enrolling for a certificate program, moving somewhere, making a Read more…

Pessimist Or Optimist?


Do you see the glass half full or glass half empty? Do you expect the worst, or do you look at the bright side? Depending on how you see the different scenarios, you could be optimistic or pessimistic. Let’s look Read more…

How Intense Are You?

how intense are you

Imagine that you play badminton, tennis, or cricket. It is possible to play these sports at different intensities. You play for enjoyment and to keep yourself fit. Or You want to play competitively. So you practice regularly with intensity to Read more…

Five Traits That Will Get You Noticed

Five Traits

A workplace is a community where we get to practice our skills daily. In every community there are people who stand out as being role models for others to follow. A few days back, I was catching up with a Read more…

Weekend Parable- Island Of Emotions

Island of emotions

There was once an island where all the feelings and emotions lived together in harmony. Then, one day, a big storm blew in from the sea and threatened to drown the island. Every emotion that lived on the island was Read more…

Mercenary or Missionary ?

mercenary or missionary

This afternoon, I listened to a lecture that John Doerr (the legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield) delivered at the Stanford Business School. Many consider John Doerr to be the critical brain behind some of Kleiner Perkins’ best investments like Read more…