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Consistency Beats Intensity

Consistency

The kind of life you are leading today is a compounded consequence of all choices you have exercised all your life-up until this moment. The tricky thing with our day-to-day choices is that the consequences are never evident in the Read more…


Data And Decision Making

Data and Decision making

There is a difference between data and information. Data is a collection of facts, while Information is the organization, analysis, and interpretation of the facts. We make our decisions and choices based on the information we have. Data is everywhere, Read more…


Don’t Try To Change Others

change

Whether you are a busy business executive dealing with a colleague who never sticks to deadlines, a frustrated customer seeking a response to repeated complaints, or a parent trying to get your teenager to be more compliant, we often find Read more…


Twelve Ideas For A Good Career

Twelve Ideas

My elder son will soon be entering the workforce. As he starts over, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the lessons I have taken from my career. Hopefully, he will find them helpful as Read more…


Ignore The Wrong Criticism

Not all criticism is the same. I think we should all develop the ability to ignore criticism that does not help us improve our work. It should not bother you if someone does not like an article you wrote or Read more…


Abundance Or Scarcity-What’s Your Mindset?

scarcity mindset

When you show up with an abundance mindset, you see possibilities. In contrast, when you come with a scarcity or constraint mindset, you only see obstacles and challenges. Stephen Covey popularized the idea of an abundance mindset in his book Read more…


First DO, Then Talk

I am going to run a marathon. I will ace my exam. I will deliver a comprehensive proposal by the day after. I will resolve the issue in a couple of hours. Sometimes it is always better to first DO Read more…


Implementation Intention-A Tool To Help You Get Better At Execution

We are always making promises to ourselves all the time.  I’ll Start hitting the running track every day starting the new year, or I’ll Finish that proposal by the end of the week, or I’ll start reading one book every Read more…


Three Traits Of Mentally Resilient People

Resilient

What is it that gives some of us the capacity to be resilient in the face of adversity, hardship, and setbacks while some others just throw in the towel and give up at the slightest blow to their plans? There Read more…


Keep Your Curiosity Active

Curiosity

What is that one trait which will always help you grow personally and professionally, even in challenging situations.? My answer would be Curiosity. When you are curious, you are in a state of wonder, innocently questioning and wanting to know Read more…