Tag: personal growth

  • Stop obsessing about your morning routine

    Most success wannabes are addicted to tweaking, refining, and “optimizing” their morning routines. Because they’ve been sold on the idea that “successful people are a product of their habits and routines.” While that might be true, none of the successful people is as obsessed with their morning routines as those who chase success. Ironical. Full […]

  • Skin in the game

    As a principle, I choose not to work with clients who have a passive approach to engagements. You know the kind, the drifters who want to get a “taste” of how it’s like to be coached or consulted by an expert. And I will be the first in line to say that most of the […]

  • True learning

    “True learning (as opposed to education) is a voluntary experience that requires tension and discomfort (the persistent feeling of incompetence as we get better at a skill).” Seth Godin, The Practice As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, preparation and authentic learning go hand-in-hand. The whole idea of learning has turned upside down since the advent […]

  • We rise and fall to our systems, not habits

    I might have spent the better part of the last decade researching and developing methodologies on personal, team, and workplace productivity. And what I’ve observed time and again is that productivity, at any level, has two aspects to it: intention and extension. Our intentions set a robust foundation for what we want to achieve in […]

  • Watching isn’t learning

    The online learning & development and the professional coaching industry has gained a lot of attention and traction since the outbreak of COVID-19. Business leaders and workers alike have acknowledged the value of developing themselves and how it affects their long-term relationships with their organisations. Sure, some will get fired anyway. But if you’re the […]

  • To be ignorant and ask questions

    “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” (Peter Drucker) I’m pretty sure my former boss hated the quote above. That’s why the last thing he told me during an annual performance review was, “Sunil, try to go easy on your questions; you ask a lot of them!” […]

  • Nothing wrong with saying “I was wrong”

    Saying “I was wrong” isn’t an admission of incompetence. It’s a sign that you have the humility to learn from them. The faster you acknowledge when you’re wrong, the faster you can move forward being right. — Adam Grant Thankfully, I never had an issue with admitting my mistakes or saying that “I was wrong […]

  • Your responsibility is unlimited

    While I’m not the guy who’s into spiritual discourses, I found myself listening to one yesterday. It’s part of Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering course that I’m working through this month. It was a random decision but one that I don’t regret at all. The course has surprised me by surpassing all my expectations. The man can […]

  • Addicted to motivation?

    If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you will have noticed the following: I’m passionate about developing leaders and teams I don’t conform to the usual expectation of creating content that resonates with everyone or even a “hot” niche I hate those 20-year-olds who brand themselves as “life coaches.” I don’t […]

  • An excessive need to be “me”

    Be honest — how many times have you screwed things up or annoyed everyone around by thinking out loud, “that’s just the way I am!”? If the answer is “all the time, Sunil,” you and I know that we have a problem, don’t we? Our faults, despite our conviction or our best efforts to rationalize, […]