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On routines… yet again!

I’ve written about routines countless times and I think it all led up to 2020, “the year when earth quarantined itself.” (That’s one heck of a dramatic headline, no?) I’ll be honest, I would be in a hospital for mental treatment if it weren’t for the habits and routines I’d invested so much time to […]

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How do we become more?

As one of the most frequently asked questions that I ask myself, I can tell you, there’s no easy answer. Contrary to the popular notion, having a game plan isn’t enough. From my experience as a professional coach and in addition to what I’ve learned from my mentors, becoming “more” isn’t just a thought or […]

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How have you been and how are you doing?

I’ve seen a spike in the number of WhatsApp messages I’ve been receiving of late. Almost all are a variant of the following message: Hey, Sunil! How have you been? I hope all is well?Stay safe and strong. Cheers! And I’ve done my best to respond to each of these messages. Generic or not, it’s […]

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This too shall pass

Could this be the worst the world has ever seen? With all due respect and without minimising the seriousness of the situation — I don’t think so. We’ve see more than a dozen crises’ over the past 20 years such as the Y2K/dot com bubble burst (2000), 911 attacks (2001), SARs (2003-4), the global financial […]

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Your attitudes and actions must match-up

I was listening to a webinar by Chris Robinson the other day who spewed gems after gems that I will be sharing over the next few weeks. One of the most thought provoking ideas was the index card that Chris carries with him everyday with 5 key questions. They are the following: What do I […]

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Practical thoughts on being productive while in self-isolation

Stuck at home? Well, you’re not alone. But despite all the irritation that you’re going through, it’s a great time for reflection. Lots of it. Having the opportunity to reevaluate your life amidst crises is nothing short of a boon. Make the most of it. Unless you’re infected and need care, you’re probably working at […]

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Sometimes shipping it is the best market research

It’s common knowledge that each one of us have a book in us. I saw some random online marketing dude claiming, “there’s at least one online course in each of us.” The only thing I could think of was, “boy, times have changed.” One of the most common advise I hear from both the best […]

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Your self-worth isn’t the same as your LinkedIn network

A few minute after the brief introduction I asked this potential candidates for a sales position, “What achievements in the past you think can help you perform better at this role?” She mentioned the usual and then this, “I also have 40,000 LinkedIn contacts. That’s something most people in my circle can’t even think of. […]

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The “Ex” factor

It’s fascinating to see countless LinkedIn profiles literally screaming Ex-Citi, Ex-Google, Ex-Facebook, Ex-Tesla, and Ex-whatever. I’ve never been able to understand the key reason why people might think it’s appropriate to add these “exes” to their headings. Do we really think it enhances our personal brand compared to others considering all things being equal? On […]

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Time to quit those virtual groups?

The past couple of days I’ve been busy quitting virtual groups on Facebook, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn accounts. Particularly the ones that aren’t adding any value. One of the most striking observations I had was that I was part of over 38 groups on Facebook, 21 on WhatsApp, and 7 on LinkedIn! Now, that’s a lot […]