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The Roles We Play In Life

As adults, we play multiple roles in our life with different responsibilities. I am a parent, a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a business leader, a coach, a blogger, a colleague-, I can describe a few Read more…


Are Your Windows Clean?

A newly married couple moves into a new neighborhood. On the first day after setting up the house, the woman notices her neighbor hanging dirty laundry. ” I wonder why our neighbor is hanging dirty laundry,” she says to her Read more…


Don’t Be A “People-Pleaser”

The desire to be appreciated by others is an intrinsic need for many of us. However, trying to make everyone happy with what I do or expecting everyone to be pleased with me is a dead end. If my happiness Read more…


To Judge Is Human

It is in our nature to classify and categorize everything that we come across or experience. Rich or poor, strong or weak, smart or dumb, happy or sad, speedy or slow, honest or dishonest, success or failure, etc. We have Read more…


Regaining The Virtue Of Patience

When the weekend arrives, its time to go to the Supermarket for grocery shopping. This morning, I thought I would beat the lock-down rush hour by getting to the Supermarket early enough. Unfortunately, there was no early “no rush hour.” Read more…


Of Chefs, Cooks and Dishwashers

If the world were a Restaurant and if one had the opportunity to pick any of the 3 jobs on offer which would it be – Chef, Cook or Dishwasher. The Dishwasher- The lowest end of the value chain. Its Read more…


Understanding Perspectives

Often during some coaching conversations around conflict resolution, I bring up this question to illustrate an interesting point. “What does ASAP(as soon as possible) mean for you?” Its absolutely fascinating the range of responses I get for this question ASAP-1 Read more…


Talking Is Easy, Communicating Takes Effort

When I was a kid, people in my family told me that I was glib. I could speak about anything. I used to think that was a compliment. I  could say whatever I  had in mind without sweating over the Read more…


What Do You Believe About Yourself?

My Belief:I am great at Problem Solving My Reality: I solve problems very well My Belief: I am not good at networking My Reality: I struggle at networking My Belief: I am not very good at writing. My Reality:I could Read more…