Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better

Go After Your Top Goal Everyday

top goal

In most workplaces, there are always some fires burning. One of the most common challenges many people encounter daily in the workplace is that they seem to have infinite things to do, yet weeks go by, and they don’t feel Read more…


Another Ten Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom comes only through suffering. Aeschylus Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure. The Read more…


What’s Your Commitment ?

Commitment

A mentee recently reached out to me with a business plan that he was pursuing. He was looking for some validation from me. “Can you please look at my business plan and let me know what you think?” he said, opening his Read more…


The Less You Speak….

speak less

There is a saying –The more you tell, the less you sell. Whether with my kids or my superiors or colleagues and teammates, whenever I get into an unconscious tendency to tell, talk or preach more, the less persuasive and Read more…


Beware Of Blind Conformance

Blind Conformance

I recently came across a rivetting TED Talk by James Surowiecki titled “the power and the danger of online crowds.” The core thesis of this talk is that as people, when we act en masse, there is a collective intelligence Read more…


Weekend Story- The Monk And The Garden

Monk and the garden

There was once a monk in a monastery who was very fond of tending to his Japanese garden for hours on end. The monk would keep picking up the dry twigs from the immaculately maintained flowering bushes. One day, while Read more…


We Learn……

Teach

Came across this lovely quote by American Psychiatrist William Glasser where he says that We Learn…     10%…of What We Read     20%…of What We Hear     30%…of What We See     50%…of What We See Read more…


Keep The Fire Of Passion Burning

passion

If you want to achieve excellence in any endeavor, you can’t get far unless you are passionate about your work and fully involved. Half-hearted commitment never results in any sort of excellence. My son is a musician. I know he Read more…


Get Better At Being Assertive

Being Assertive

How good are you at standing up for yourself and expressing your thoughts and feelings clearly? When it comes to persuading others at the workplace, many tend to oscillate between two extremes. Some people try to “aggressively enforce” their views, Read more…


Try, Trust, Tell- The Three Types Of Courage We All Must Have

Courage

If you are a leader, you will need to make decisions that may not always be popular. Or if you are in sales, you will face rejections repeatedly, and you need to find the steel inside you to stay strong. Read more…