As you know I'm (sort of) Type-A when it comes to my to-do list. What goes in there ought to be done. Else, I'm stressed! And after years of experimentation with the best productivity apps out there (including Evernote! One of my favorites!), I've decided to do something different. Was reviewing The One Thing yesterday … Continue reading Ditching my to-do list for a success list…
You know what the 80/20 principle is, right? Here's one Pareto Principle definition I personally like: The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. — Wikipedia … Continue reading Getting clarity with “Extreme Pareto”
Unsure why we still think age can be a barrier to growth, prosperity or even immigrating to a different country. Would it even matter if you had the confidence in your knowledge, skillset, and abilities to create opportunities for yourself than wait for one? I don't think so, but that's just my opinion. And that's … Continue reading Is it too late?
Found this gem in my Pocket feeds. It's way too good to be just shared on the socials thought of posting it here as well. While Quartz has the entire list of 99 books recommended by Bill Gates (actually they compiled a list of 185 books, manually! I feel bad stealing them!), I picked only … Continue reading Bill Gates reads these (and many more)!
Testimonials make a stronger case for your organisation's services than your swashbuckling website copy. We know that, don't we? But do they have to be that elaborate? Sure, your potential clients rely on those documents to push the envelope and even get you through the door. (If you're lucky, that is!) But what's the point … Continue reading A case on “business use cases”
If 20% of all internet marketers sell 80% of their all their info-products at a sub-$2,500 and above price tag… how would you know which product or internet marketing authority you should listen to? It’s a hit-and-miss most of the time, isn’t it? Sure, you would try out their product (since offering an ironclad guarantee … Continue reading Pricing strategy — a sanity check?
Been a disappointing day. Delegated a vital piece of work to a contractor who did his best to bill me in full or an output that was at best "half-assed." And that's putting it mildly. Now, I did roll-up my sleeves to fix it for everyone but that is just not the point. Here's the … Continue reading Give it all or don’t show up at all
I remember once having this conversation about an employee's attitude vs performance with a colleague of mine. He was hell-bent on "letting go" of someone who didn't have the "right" attitude (according to this colleague of mine). The rationale: since attitude cannot be changed, performance cannot be managed. Hence, proved! I only wish the psychology … Continue reading Long-lasting behavioral change… not attitudinal change
Had a great coaching session with one of my clients. Now, this was "great" not just due to the overall quality of the conversations we had. It wasn't the depth and breadth of the aspects that we explored but the way we truly co-created a solution so powerful that it can literally change the client's … Continue reading The theater of the mind
A leader without a vision is nothing but a manger who's about to lose his job. And I'm not kidding — a majority of our workforce is blind! I'll be blunt here — people are inherently motivated by who and what they love. That could be a job, relationship and definitely your (or the organisation … Continue reading Plus ultra