Own My Growth

Helping folks with practical tips to manage themselves better


Tag: personal development

Are You Feeling Guilty For Being 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…

Five Traits To Influence Better


Having the ability to influence others is crucial to achieving our goals and managing our relationships. Over the years, I have learned that there are five essential traits we all need to display to persuade and influence others effectively. You Read more…

The Easiest Way To Happiness

My Happiness

A man went to a Buddhist Monk and said to him, ” Master, I want happiness.” With a twinkle in his eye, the Monk replied, “First, remove “I”-that is your ego; next, remove “want”-that is your never-ending desire. See, now Read more…

When You Take Someone’s Help, Keep Them Informed

Keep Informed

In a recent post, I discussed a simple idea about how to ask for help from others – Be specific about the type of help you want. I want to share another important tip when it comes to taking help Read more…

Start Small To Achieve Big

start small

How can you solve big or complex problems if you don’t know how to solve the small or easy ones? How will you write the 500 words Blog if you don’t sit down to write 50 words? How will you Read more…

When Seeking Help, Do Your Homework First And Be Specific

Seeking Help

We all have times when we need someone to help us out of a jam. But, unfortunately, when it comes to taking help, many people have a hard time. In case you need the help of a close friend, you Read more…

How Is Your Emotional Maturity?


Though he is thirty years old, he has the mentality of a fifteen-year-old, or he is only fifteen, but he has the maturity of a thirty-year old. Many of you have probably come across references like this about yourself or Read more…

Confidence Comes From Being OK With Failing

confidence with failing

Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is linked to success. They think, ” He is so confident. No wonder he is so successful.” Sadly, social channels also propagate this curated impression that all success is a consequence of confidence. This Read more…

What’s Your Legacy


The inventor of dynamite woke up to read his own obituary in the newspaper. At the time of this report, the man referred in the news was extremely wealthy. He owned over 100 factories that made explosives and armaments. The Read more…