How to decide what to focus on as an executive?
As you become an executive in an organisation of 100+ people, the defined aspects of the role diminish significantly from what they were as an individual contributor or a team lead. Your effectiveness as an executive largely hinges on your ability to discern where to place your focus. Attention is the ultimate scarce resource, and…
Reframing the Clock – Time and it’s Metaphors
The stories we construct in many ways become our reality. If you believe something is pressing you down, then at least from your vantage point, it is pressing you down regardless of the physical reality. One of those perceptions is related to our ticking ‘friend’ and ‘nemesis’, time. Unfortunately the stories and metaphors we generally…
The pursuit of discomfort: a road to a big life
You might have heard of ‘hygge’, loosely translated as comfy or cozy in Danish, a word that has gained quite a lot of prominence recently in the popular Western culture. The concept acutely represents our species relentless pursuit for more and more ease and comfort in our lives. Evolutionary psychologists would likely explain this search…
Altering Reality Through The Power of Perception
How different would our lives be if we could manipulate our perception of the reality, the shade of the lenses, and change how we feel and think about practically anything? Based on personal experience, I’d argue that at least partially – you can.
Mastering Yourself: 7 Paths to Developing Self Discipline
Imagine what would your life look like if you’d be able to do everything you ever set out to do without fail. No more missed training sessions, unwritten paragraphs, or ‘accidental’ afternoon sugar bombs. The good news is that you can live that life once you master self discipline. The bad news? Well, as humans we’re not exactly…
How to Become World Class at Asking Questions
Answers form our world and our beliefs, but they are always proceeded by questions. We focus on getting the answers we want, but forget to probe if we have the right questions. Intelligent questioning is one of most effective ways to influence both others and ourselves, yet it’s a skill not taught for most of us…
Happiness and the pursuit for growth & innovation – mutually exclusive?
When you ask someone what’s their ultimate goal in life, most people would probably say happiness. In the pursuit of this elusive feeling we’re ready to work endless hours in a corporate world slowly climbing the ladder, or grinding the startup life waiting for the big brake. Happiness awaits us after the next promotion or after the…
76 days of learnings – Journal as a mirror to your mind
“Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.“ ~ Natalie Goldberg For a long time I thought that a writing a diary or a journal is for those, who can’t cope with their emotional storms and had to channel their…
The 5 traits you need to thrive in a startup
It’s no longer a given that the talented students from across disciplines – especially business – end up working in corporate world or government institutions. The generation stepping into the work force today often demand a profoundly different level of impact, responsibility and flexibility not possible to attain in many traditional enterprises. This evolution has sparked a massive interest…
Perils of part-time entrepreneurship
More and more people find themselves thinking about creating up a side business while studying or working. Inspired by stories of billion dollar Instragram exits, the 4 Hour Work Week, or peers they set out and tip their toe into the pool of entrepreneurship. Most of the worlds greatest startup success stories have started this way…