5 Skills to Acquire for Success

If you want to succeed in your professional field you need to constantly acquire and sharpen new skills. Some skills are universal and can be applied to any field of work you may be engaged in. Every skill set you acquire doubles your odds of success- Scott Adams Here are 5 skills to acquire for … Read more

Are you a Producer or a Consumer

Apple recently announced a slew of new services aimed at providing digital content to consumers around the world in almost all languages spoken on Planet earth. We will now be able to spend more and more of our time consuming content rather than spend our time creating something valuable or helpful. Look around and you … Read more

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

The Greatest Gift you can give yourself is also the wisest business investment you can make. It is the most critical step in accomplishing any challenging task. The Greatest gift is your own personal development, growth, and betterment. Unless you take regular steps to educate and improve yourself most all your efforts are doomed to … Read more

How to Focus like a Legendary Samurai Archer

Eugen Herrigel, a German Professor moved to Japan in the 1920’s to teach philosophy in the city of Sendai, a few hours northeast of Tokya. To get a better and deeper understanding of Japanese culture and customs, he enrolled to learn archery under the legendary archer, Awa Kenzo. His training for the first four years … Read more

Why You Need a Scoreboard

How many of us have a scoreboard for our work and our life. Do we actively check how much productive and meaningful work we actually get done? Something that moves the needle forward for us. Do we plan and execute at a high level? I think the great part about what I do is that … Read more

The Parthenon Principle

The Parthenon, the greatest of all temples was built by the Greeks in Athens after the Persian War. It is dedicated to Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is the presiding deity of the City of Athens. It is a tribute to the planning and hard work of the Greeks that the Parthenon survived for … Read more

Hobbies, Job, Career, Vocation

Hobbies, job, career, vocation. We come across these words daily but how many of us pause to think about these words. Are they the same or is there a difference. Since most of us struggle to add a purpose to our jobs and lives, it may be worthwhile to explore this topic a little bit … Read more

The Amazing Story of Dr. Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent is a champion of Social Justice and women empowerment. She is the author of the incredible book “The Awakened Woman“ “She was born in born in extreme poverty in Zimbabwe and was married off by the age of 14. By the age of 18, she was a mother to 4 children. Life … Read more

5 Things all Self Made Billionaires do Every day

Most self-made billionaires do these things daily: Read books not directly connected to their work or profession. It gives them a totally different perspective on their work and life. Reading biographies is an excellent way to learn form the lives of people we may never have met. Get out of your comfort zone. The idea … Read more

Three Enemies to Success

The first enemy to success is the comfort zone. Learn to move out of your comfort zone. Do something new every day. Get comfortable with the feeling of “incompetence” also known as the Dip when starting something new. Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved unless you change the status quo in your current work or environment. … Read more

How to Master Your Priorities

Warren Buffet’s personal airplane pilot Mike Flint once asked Warren for advice on time management and tips to getting things done. His boss asked him to write down his top 25 career goals. (You could also do it for your short term goals and tasks). Then he asked him to circle the 5 most important … Read more

Learn from Experience

Having new experiences are the best way to change your life and get out of a rut. A rut, as some people say is a grave with no end. Once you are in a rut you need to make an effort to get out of it by displaying new behavior. If you always do what … Read more

How to Avoid a Life Of Misery

Warren Buffett’s partner Charlie Munger, gave these tips to school children on ways to avoid a life of misery Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a sure shot way to live miserably. Charlie gave the example of four of his friends, two of whom died due to their addiction. Another one survives as an alcoholic. … Read more

Work or Passion

A lot of people put a lot of passion into their hobbies and simply give their second best to the work at hand. The sub normal efforts they put into their work gets them average results at best. Their passion is directed at some other activity like a hobby. Even the greatest fool can accomplish … Read more

Living on The Edge

Learn to be Remarkable. What worked yesterday, may not work today. Throw it away and begin afresh, Today. Getting noticed is not the same as being outstanding. If you ran naked across the street, you would get noticed, but that is not going to help you much. Be remarkable, not average. Would people remark about … Read more

10x Thinking

10x your goals and the actions required to achieve them and you are sure to reach at least your original goal without fail. Most people set very modest goals and either totally fail to achieve them or at best come up short on the original goal. Setting 10x targets forces out of the box thinking … Read more

A Single thought can Change Your life

“A single thought can revolutionize your life as it did mine.  A single thought can make you rich or it can land you in prison for the rest of your life.” Earl Nightingale Our thoughts have the unique capability to make us or break us. All great achievements started off as a thought in someone’s … Read more

Don’t Get Started

If you are planning to do something worthwhile the general advise is to Just Get started to get things going. However, that may not be the best course of action. You maybe better off thinking about the project and deciding on the best course of action to make an impact. Success of the outcome may … Read more

My Wage

I bargained with Life for a penny And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. For Life is a just employer He gives what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why you must bear the task. I worked for a menials hire, Only … Read more

Choose a New Identity

A lot of people allow their feelings to dictate their behavior which results in their identity. This makes it all the more difficult for them to change their present condition as they continue to behave as per their old self. Most recruits who graduate from ultra high performance programs like the Navy Seals first adopt … Read more

Build 5 Habits This Year

5 habits may seem a very small number but if you picked the right habits, they could end up changing your life. On an average, a person may take upto 66 days to pick up a new habit or roughly 5 life changing habits every year. The trick is to pick the habits with the … Read more

How to Use Negative Motivation

Negative Motivation is something all entrepreneurs have to live with. Very rarely do their families, friends and associates share their vision or excitement for their venture. Nobody seems to understand them. They are always the underdogs. This can become a serious roadblock in life and problems with self esteem. In such a situation you have … Read more

Is Fear Holding you back

Fear is the biggest thing that stands in the way of most people who want to build an audience for their work. Fear that they have nothing to say, fear that their work isn’t worthy of someone’s attention. Fear that their work won’t meet their own unreasonable standards. Out of fear, people don’t take action … Read more

Your Biggest Expense

Do you know the biggest expense you incur every month. Some people think it’s the mortgage they pay every month or the money their partner spends on a frenzied shopping expedition. Or the instalment on the education loan or maybe it’s the new car which blows a hole in your wallet every month. Actually it’s … Read more

Morning Routine – make it work for you

A morning routine is essential to success in today’s age of relentless information overload . As a wise man once said “Loose an hour in the morning and you will spend the rest of the day looking for it.” “The childhood shows the man,As morning shows the day.” ― John Milton, Paradise Regained Most people begin by … Read more

Writing is good for your Brain

Writing has long been considered a good habit to cultivate, as it clarifies the thoughts floating around in your mind. For people like me who can’t seem to settle down and write even a few sentences, writing can be plain torture. But, today I am going to make a beginning. I will write at least … Read more