Tag: overthinking

  • Overthinking roles and responsibilities

    I’ve seen this time and again — most managers and team players confuse roles with responsibilities. They’re not the same, and using them interchangeably more often than not causes a boatload of confusion that organizations and teams can do without. So, if you’re a manager, coaching your team is a responsibility. It’s not a role, […]

  • Planning ain’t selling

    In 15 years (1963-78), Joe Girard sold 13,001 Chevrolets. He sold 1,425 in 1973 alone! And in his book, How to Sell Anything to Anybody, he documents his exact process that made him one of the best car salesmen on the planet. Guess what did I find out? Besides the basic tactical-practical strategies, he invested […]

  • Just start playing

    I believe our biggest challenge today is that we’ve got access to way too much advice, suggestions, and opinions about anything and everything under the sun. So much so that, it’s border-line paralysing! No wonder why people procrastinate, they’re waiting for that magic pill to get delivered make it alright for them. As humans, we’re […]

  • How overthinking can fail you as a leader

    Last evening I decided to journal my thoughts in long-hand. It’s something I used to do every day but haven’t been lately. I remember the last time I did this — December 2018. Exactly a year ago. And boy, did I not accomplish most things I thought I would. Except, of course, a few exceptions […]

  • How much is too much?

    Is a lame but critically important question. It can drive those highly self-aware people, creatives, philosophers and your mom crazy! The real challenge is that there isn’t a metric that would quantify or validate if you’re reached “enough” or “too much.” You simply feel it in the gut or have an intuition and that’s basically […]

  • More isn’t better, less is

    The past couple of weeks have been overwhelming. The amount of stuff that I end up doing on a daily basis was just enormous! And it seemed there was just no end to it! Every night I would plan for the next day and write the big 6 goals that I plan to smash out […]

  • Reasons for not planning so much…

    If you’ve been thinking about starting a business or that project you’ve been waiting to get your hands on for the past 18 months, here’s the best advice that I (and even Seth Godin) would give: Stop planning and start doing. Just finished rereading (the second manifesto this week along with two other books) Seth’s […]