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...

02 Dec 2020

Your lifestyle can be your medicine
Change your lifestyle. That can be your medicine. This is an unlikely post from a leadership coach. But, I am writing this as I am passionate about fitness and living right. Most people I know, irrespective of age, be it in their 20’s, 30’s or 40’s seem to have some health issues or the other. I think all of it is due to their unhealthy lifestyle. People work round the clock a...

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...

18 Jun 2020

Hacks to improve emotional intelligence
Staying indoors away from office colleagues, friends and the resultant lack of social interactions at this time has resulted in anxiousness among people in all walks of life, across strata. Even the most sorted out people seem be a little disturbed at the moment. How do you manage in a situation when you are stressed about an outcome of a certain initiative? How do you manage a situat...

04 Apr 2019

I am often asked this question by youngsters.. I am 24, I am in a software company as a developer, I don’t like coding, but, have not found my passion.. I have just finished college, but, I have not found my passion yet.. What should I do to find my passion, or find what I am passionate about.. This kind of question makes takes me by surprise.. People think that passion ...