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Fascinating Personal growth

Here’s another thing you should consider documenting…

I have a confession to make — I started working on this blog, hoping that I’ll get to show off my expertise in leadership, coaching, change management, and organizational psychology to my prospective clients and employers. But that intention changed to something I never thought I would do — documenting my thoughts as an observer […]

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Random Thoughts

Just blend it in!

As a coffee connoisseur, I always find myself looking for the best kind of beans, roast-levels, or even coffee plantations in and around India. All for making that perfect cup of freshly brewed coffee (pour-over, always) each morning. However, there are times when I’m not satisfied with the flavor or feel something is missing or […]

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It’s a tool after all

I finally ditched my Apple ecosystem for independent tools that function well together. It was the iPad in 2018, iPhone last year, and the MacBook Pro this year. And believe me, parting with the MacBook Pro has been the most painful experience of them all. No, I haven’t sold it off or anything (yet). The […]

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Coaching Personal growth

Ideas on living a deep life

Could this be the perfect time to explore the deep life? I would like to think so. But what exactly is a “deep life?” I’d let Cal Newport explain this: To me, the deep life is about focusing with energetic intention on things that really matter — in work, at home, and in your soul […]

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Business Leadership

Don’t ever get comfortable

The greatest leaders of all time have one thing in common — they never settle for the comfortable or what felt familiar. Why? Because that’s a recipe for mediocrity. Period. Loved this 2018 ad-copy by American Giant that immaculately defines what being comfortable really means to leaders. Comfortable isn’t comfortable Comfortable never got up before […]

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Personal growth Random Thoughts

Don’t I have anything better to say?

I’ll admit — despite that nobody has ever said that to me, it sure is one of the most frequent questions I ask myself. “Do I have something better to say today?” And I’m not sure if other daily bloggers/creators feel the same way. They probably don’t because the ones who’re popular rave about the […]

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Business Coaching Marketing Random Thoughts

It still isn’t about you!

I’ve shared my rant on this before but it seems we never seem to learn from our mistakes. This is particularly true with the independent consultants/coaches and small businesses. They’re overly fixed on their accreditations, affiliations, and awards that none of the clients or potential clients care about. Yet, we persist. Probably because there’s a […]

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Personal growth Random Thoughts

They may be accountable to you, but not for you

I’m in the middle of conducting a massive online survey across a wide demography and the responses so far have been quite mind-blowing*! I didn’t want to wait until the tail end of the survey (or it’s conclusion) to share a glimpse of what’s really going on. Mind you, this is an Indian audience, and […]

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For best results, flatten as you go up…

Probably the most useless advise for people who make oral health a priority. And I’m convinced it’s useless because my 3-year-old daughter needn’t be told to squeeze the tube from the bottom and flatten it to extract the last ounce of paste. Her instincts knew better. Of course, toothpaste companies won’t stop sharing this age-old […]

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Leadership Random Thoughts

What if politicians were to take a public services exam?

Based on the pontifications and not-so-intelligent remarks we’ve been watching, listening, and consuming on the social media, I’m pretty sure 3/4th of the politicians out there won’t make it through the simplest of public services exam. And that’s not just due to the thorough preparation needed but also the minimum level of intelligence and emotional […]