Sweat more in training so you’ll bleed less in war

I heard that from Robin Sharma many, many years back and it’s still the core theme of what I do on a daily basis. And as I was digging up my archives for a gem or two of inspiration to keep going, I found this Lewis Howes’ interview with Robin a couple of years back. […]

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 […]

The importance of letting people know how hard you work

Actually, it’s not that important. Yup, you heard that right. It’s not. Even if your career is on the line. Or perhaps you’re screaming, shouting and showing off your work has been a core part of your professional growth strategy that it’s giving you heart palpitations as you’re read this… I get it. Embrace it […]

On gifting at the workplace

I think I’ve mentioned this elsewhere in the blog, but it’s bears yet another mention — I suck at gifting. And I don’t even try, which isn’t a great thing to be boast about as my family, friends and colleagues at the workplace would agree. One aspect that confuses me the most is the culture […]

Splurging is okay, if you know what you’re doing

I admit I’ve had my share of troubles managing money in the past. I’ve reached a point I believe I’m so much better but feel like I have a long way to go before I truly master money. Thankfully, I know that I’ll get there eventually. Almost everyone can. And as with all great things […]

If it works for you, the reviews don’t matter

The past couple of weeks, I’ve made a bunch of risky purchases (for myself, thankfully) given the poor user ratings. I mentioned ‘risky’ because that’s exactly what my friends and family would say based on the feedback they read on the website. (And that’s precisely why I never ask either of them to shop on […]

Teach them all that you were never taught

“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.”Bruce Lee Spending time with your kids is the most important investments you’re going to make. Some people say it’s ‘non-negotiable,’ but I think it is very much […]