Tag: self awareness

  • Some days…

    Some days… I don’t feel like waking up in the morning and doing the “work.”I feel like an imposter trying to do things to keep up with other imposters.I question if what I do has any purpose or value at all!I don’t think I have any ideas worth sharing.I hate myself for not meeting my […]

  • Make your own fucking art!

    Last evening I received an unexpected call from an acquaintance I’d worked with many moons ago. He raved about my career “progression” and his most recent accomplishment (which had absolutely nothing to do with me!) — completing his master’s degree in English Literature from the University of London, I kid you not, at least half […]

  • The fear never goes away

    Our pursuit to be perfect (or “flawless” if you’re in denial) is just never ending. The worst part is that you aim for perfection even if you’re not a perfectionist! Wait, how does that work? It’s simple, we’re all wired to postpone or procrastinate the things that are hard or new or both. Because we […]

  • Classical coaching in action

    Here’s a Timothy Gallawey classic training clip that demonstrates the true power of transformative coaching. It flies in the face of modern-day coaches who think coaching is all about balancing mentoring and coaching or acting like a sports coach (like the ones you seen in movies) to be effective. I know that’s BS but now […]

  • On failing everyday and trying

    Only to fail again. That’s my story of trying to show up here everyday. It’s been a constant struggle as life often (read: all the time!) gets in the way. I guess the only reason to continue trying is to remind me that things will never be perfect and that’s okay. As a recovering perfectionist […]

  • Going a layer deeper

    This time last year, I was struggling to write every day. Not because I didn’t have any ideas. I was finding writing to be a chore. Something to be dealt with instead of an activity that I thoroughly enjoy, which is a fact. On the surface, my challenge seemed like a lack of passion or […]

  • What would you like to happen?

    Like everyone, I get overwhelmed too. Lots of options, possibilities, and tactics to consider for my work, family, passion, business, training, routines, books, and sometimes even music! And it does get stressful at times, so much so that I keep wondering why do I keep making my life miserable. But that’s just another day at […]

  • 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 […]

  • The timid me…

    Isn’t sure if he will be able to cope up, keep up and show up everyday (here or elsewhere). Is afraid of sharing his thoughts due to his insecurities ranging from “what would they think of me” to “I don’t think I have anything great to say” and everything in between. Wants to “know it […]