20 Jul 2021

Chapter Two Blog - 12 rules to protect your vibe
Stay away from people who drain your energy. As Einstein says, they have a problem for every solution. Avoid comparing yourself with others. You are one of a kind. And remember that everyone is reacting to the cards that they are dealt with. Avoid gossip and discussing about others in a negative light. When you hate them and talk about them, you give power to them. Ignore any op...

12 Jul 2021

Chapter Two Blog - Strategies to snap out of a bad mood real quick
When something good happens, the happiness is short lived. We tell a few people about it, have an ice cream, have a good meal and we are done with it. We move on quickly to ‘what next’. But, when something wrong happens, an expected outcome, the sadness or upset situation stays longer. Why? We don’t move to ‘what next’ quickly. The ‘Upset state’ lasts longer as we begin to analyze ...

30 Jun 2021

Strategies to deal with negative self talk
Being positive is not about being positive all the time. There is no body in this world who is positive 24x7. Negativity can creep into the minds of even the most motivated and positive people. Then, how does one manage or control the negative selftalk or negative thoughts and maintain positivity. Here are a few things that I have tried for myself and I can vouch that these work 10...

14 Jun 2021

Chapter Two Blog - Be Yourself. There is only one of your kind in the world.
All others are taken. “The truth is there is no such thing as ‘normal’, there is just a series of spectrums on which we all fall and how ‘normal’ we are is largely determined by how well our strengths and weaknesses match the social norms of the times we live in”, said R. Boyce There is no such thing as normal, normal way to think or the right thing to do. Be yourself and choose...

20 Apr 2021

Your routines define your success - Read Leadership Coach Sandhya Reddy's tips on improving productivity on a daily basis
A few days back, I was feeling a bit low and din’t feel like doing anything, like it happens to any entrepreneur or solopreneur from time to time. Things don’t go as you planned. It feels like you are getting close to a black hole. Effort in, nothing out. I was dealing with one those days. What next? I became the coach I wanted, the friend I wanted at the moment, my own co...

12 Apr 2021

Break away from patterns that don't work for you
Are you looking at changing some aspects in your life? Are you looking for a break-through – be in at work, relationships, fitness or with the way you manage your finances? Ask yourself a few questions.. Is what I am doing, the right thing to do? Is this the only way to do it? Are there better ways of doing this? If my friend were to look at what I am doing, what woul...

10 Feb 2021

A recent article in the Times of India made me think. The last paragraph sums it all – “Men and women are held up to different standards. Traditionally, niceness is absolutely essential to feminine character – even as children we are taught that sugar and spice and all things nice are ingredients for the perfect little girl, which is why a man is ‘assertive’ and a woman is ‘bossy’, or...

14 Dec 2020

Chapter Two Blog Good thing bad thing who knows
There was once a farmer who owned a horse and had a son. One day, his horse ran away. The neighbors came to express their concern: "Oh, that's too bad. How are you going to work the fields now?" The farmer replied: "Good thing, Bad thing, Who knows?" In a few days, his horse came back and brought another horse with her. Now, the neighbors were glad: "Oh, how lucky! Now you can do t...

18 Sep 2020

Finding time for big picture thinking
In my last job not so long ago, I was managing marketing for a Tech marketplace and time was a scarce commodity. I always found myself juggling between meetings, events, deadlines, completing proposals, turning in status reports and project reports and was barely able to ‘think’. I had thought to myself several times, would it be easy if I had 4 hours extra every day. Now, some years ...

21 Aug 2020

Chapter Two Blog - Invest in what you are becoming
As a coach, I work with my clients to enable them achieve their potential. I often ask the question, ‘What are you becoming?’, and I hear answers like I am becoming tough I am becoming a better person I am becoming more aware of my nature etc The question seeks to probe into the long-term vision that a person may have for his or her life, but, surprisingly, most people d...