Tag: know your strengths

  • Perhaps you’re not cut out for it?

    I think by now it’s pretty clear that being an entrepreneur is a status symbol for most people, besides being famous and rich. I said “most people” because I don’t include real entrepreneurs in that category. They’re a different breed and the sooner we (the others!) realise that the better it is for them. Particularly, […]

  • Know your worth

    Found this beautiful story about discovering and appreciating your true worth irrespective of what most people would think or say. If you’re an employee, entrepreneur and/or a freelancer, don’t just read it but be bold enough to apply it. A father, before he died, said to his son: “This is the watch your grandfather gave […]

  • Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight

    It’s one of my favorite idioms and literally means, “getting into a confrontational or challenging situation without being adequately equipped or prepared. Does that ring a bell? It should — everyone does it at some point in their lives. And that’s okay. But the key is to learn from your previous mistakes and try your […]

  • Why random coaching engagements don’t work

    I often get requests for one-off coaching sessions that’s people believe is going to fix their problems. And I almost always pass up these opportunities because coaching isn’t a one-off thing, it’s a long-term commitment. Besides, I’ve had my share of random conversations with strangers who open up and narrate their live’s struggles hoping that […]

  • If it kills you… change your plans

    I don’t know where I’d heard this, but it’s so darn true! And most of all it applies to people like who’re obsessive about achieving multiple things all at once. 2019 so far hasn’t been any different from the previous years. We’re at the tail end of April and I’ve already committed to 4 major […]

  • Excellence is possible, even without talent

    Of all the random things I do out of sheer curiosity, taking the Clifton Strengthsfinder 2.0 wasn’t. After rereading some of Gallup’s publications I simply got curious to know my natural talents. Who wouldn’t be after all, right? You’ll be surprised! More than 20 million people from across the globe have taken the Clifton Strengthsfinder […]

  • Beliving comes from knowing

    I was 14 the first time I heard a motivational audiotape. I was curiously sifting through my dad’s audiotape collection and found a set of 4 audio cassettes. Can’t remember the title but I sure do remember the first words out of that speaker’s mouth — BELEIVE! (Yeah, he screamed!) I was startled and in […]

  • How to make it big after getting fired…

    I’ve been fired twice over a span of 16+ years. And finding another job has been least of my problems. Here’s why — I don’t ever assume that things are going to get better at my next job. I know that I’ll have to prove myself to be a worthy contender among the hundred others […]