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Attachment Is Optional

I’ve been re-reading Seth Godin’s The Practice (as you can tell from few of my most recent posts) for the third time since it was launch last month. It’s one of the best books on creativity I’ve read in the past ten years. And if you haven’t bought it yet, you should. The ideas will […]

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Marketing Random Thoughts

Could content fatigue be real?

I spend close to 5 minutes every single day going through my social feeds. Most days, it’s even less as I primarily use LinkedIn and Facebook since everything else is just entertainment. At least, that’s how I feel like. And I know I should be spending more time to promote my ideas, business, and the […]

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Business Random Thoughts

This probably isn’t for you

One of my missions is to create products and services that makes me fulfilled as a teacher and coach. Yes, I know it’s selfish but I would rather think about my own standards than sucking up to my clients (students, in my case), peers, and authority figures to seek their validation. Marketers and business owners […]

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Business Coaching Marketing Personal growth Random Thoughts

Obscurity is the enemy

Do a quick search of consultants, coaches, and trainers on LinkedIn and you’ll find a staggering number of well intentioned folks listed as founders and CEOs of their companies! And if as an HR professional I was asked for look for an executive coach* for my organisation, who would I choose? It’s a difficult question […]

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Business Random Thoughts

Be like Jay Fai

It’s one of the highly popular restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand. And not because it’s fine-dining (it is not) or fast food but for reasons you and I probably won’t know. Why? Because neither of us is getting in before January next year. They’re fully booked! Now that’s an achievement for a restaurant that’s basically serves […]

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Business Marketing Random Thoughts

It’s not for you

Years ago I was asked to lead a dormant Toastmasters club and turn it around. Just like that. I was already in line to become my home club’s President and this came in just like that. Without warning. And I clearly remember all that pressure. Leading one club isn’t easy, leading two was next to […]

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Business Coaching

Growing and scaling aren’t the same thing

Had a casual chat with a bright and energetic young entrepreneur working in the blockchain space. Till yesterday, I’d been fascinated with the concept but never made the effort to actually get into the ‘weeds.’ The conversation helped me learn a chunk more about blockchain, cryptocurrency and the whole enchilada than what I would learn […]

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Business Random Thoughts

Choose your clients wisely

The best way I know to separate yourself from everyone else is to narrow the scope of your target audience. Yes, like the minimum viable audience (MVA) but not exactly. Why? Because even your MVA will have a bunch of bloodsuckers who hate to pay money for the value you provide. It’s quite possible because […]

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Business Leadership Marketing Personal growth Selling

Do online social groups really work?

Been pondering over this for the past few days now. I am a part of several groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and even a few online (reddit-style) forums. And I’ll be the first to say that I get immense value from the forums and a couple of Facebook groups that I’m a part of, probably because […]