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The trust loop…

Trust (verb): believe in the reliability, truth, or ability of. (source: Google) It’s a loop. You have to give first to receive it. And it’s a must for leaders who desire to be influential. It’s funny, however, when I hear them whine about their teams who’re not capable or live up to their expectations. Why would […]

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

There’s more to that title (incidentally yet another outstanding book by John Maxwell and a course that I train people on) in each of our lives. It’s particularly a philosophy that I hold dear. Why? Because I’m an experimenter and I’m prone to failures from the get go! And that’s totally alright with me (and […]

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To each his own

Was going through a pile of promotional emails (thanks, Gmail! I still read most of these emails, particularly the ones sent by individuals!) and stumbled onto a piece of text that got me thinking. I read a story about Dave Mustaine. He got kicked out of a band and dedicated his life to making his […]

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Everyone’s got a plan…

Until they get punched in the face. Love Mike Tyson for giving us a piece of his mind. And I quite expect him to. He’s been through it all it seems. I quite relate to the aphorism in athletics. Powerlifting to be specific. We’ve got grandiose plans to max out every 12 weeks or perhaps […]

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A whack in the head… just what I needed

Been a productive day in my capsule. Go a lot of boring stuff done — studying a report on literary criticism (a long story that I should save for another day), a presentation deck for an assignment, and a “49 and back” goal setting exercise that’s been pending for more than a month. Earlier this […]

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Public commitments

Are a bad idea. At least for me. And I’m quite unsure why I despise them. I know they work. For most people. Or at least the ones who seem to be making them. Countless folks make public commitments only to trail off after some time. Thanks for the public’s short-term memory, the world doesn’t […]

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How far can you go?

If that’s got you thinking, great! Because it’s one of those rare questions we’ve ever considered asking ourselves. Or perhaps, we’re plainly scared to face the reality and end up actually doing the work. You know what I’m referring to. The grandiose goals that you have for yourself or your company or your team. You’re […]

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There’s always that choice to make

Bosses can be pain in the ass. In a good way — they help unleash your best version. Something you may never have done it yourself. And no, I’m not saying just because my boss my read it. It’s a fact. Listen, you’re gonna spend the rest of your life (if being employed is the […]

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Make a decision using the 3 R’s framework

Been studying John Maxwell’s Develop the Leaders Within 2.0 to prep-up for my next mastermind in June. One of the most profound (to me) chapters in the book is on Decision Making. It’s the hardest skill to master, yet none of us (yes, even you!) won’t admit that we suck at it! I guess that’s […]

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And I thought this would be easy?

My mind’s busting with numbers, calculations, terminologies, and whatnot. So much so that I can’t seem to blurt out one comprehensive word! Right this moment, I’m thinking about the volume distribution of a preparatory phase training program for a beginner. Need to design one too! If that sounds complicated, believe me. It is! Now I […]