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Tag: mental model

Overcoming Stress-Learning To Let Go

Let go

During the weekend gone by, I was in a conversation with one of my coachees. He was grappling with interpersonal issues at his workplace, particularly ruminating over some troubling discussions with colleagues. He was feeling overwhelmed as the stress from Read more…

Weekend Story-The Value Of Time

value of time

A miser had accumulated, by effort, trade, and lending, three hundred thousand dinars. He had lands and buildings and all kinds of wealth. He then decided that he would spend a year in enjoyment, living comfortably, and then decide what Read more…

Three Factors For Operating With Clarity


Lack of clarity can be one of the biggest roadblocks on your journey to achieving goals and solving problems. Imagine driving a car with a foggy windshield – you become uncertain, fearful of making mistakes, and your actions feel laboured Read more…

Be(a)ware Of The “Knowing-Doing” Trap

knowing-doing trap

When it pertains to self-development, I am aware of many passionate individuals who possess a wealth of knowledge and insights about personal growth, goal achievement, and life enhancement. Many of them understand these concepts intellectually but often find themselves trapped Read more…

Back Yourself

Back yourself

My wife has a remarkable talent for motivating my kids to pursue opportunities they might otherwise hesitate to take on. Over the years, I’ve observed her masterful balance between unwavering support and aggressive cajoling, instilling in my kids the confidence Read more…

BE The Person

be the person

To succeed, you must focus on the person you want to BE, not the things you want to have. Exercising is not a verb, but a way of life. The same thing goes for healthy eating. To succeed in anything Read more…

Breaking Is Not Always Bad


To grow a crop, you are required to scrape through the ground and till the soil. Rain happens when clouds break down. The caterpillar must shatter its cocoon to transform into a butterfly. Extreme rejection evolves you into an empathic Read more…

Six Laws Of Life

six Laws

In our daily lives, we often encounter situations and challenges that confuse us. During these moments of uncertainty, we turn to certain ‘laws’—unspoken principles that provide us with some simple wisdom to help us deal with the situation. I can Read more…

Weekend Story-The Janitor’s Mission

The Janitor's mission

After a long day at work, the CEO was walking down the hospital’s hallway to get to the parking lot when he noticed a janitor hard at work mopping the tiled floor. The CEO was curious about the mindset of Read more…

Our Learning Is Always ‘inside-out’


We often hold the belief that professional growth comes hand in hand with acquiring new skills and knowledge, which we can subsequently apply in our daily work. Consequently, we actively seek out learning opportunities through external channels, such as training Read more…