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 ...

14 Sep 2017

Our Stories Define Us
We all have stories. Stories of how we got a scar, came into our line of work, got married, and chose our home and so on. We tell these stories to parents, friends, supervisors and lovers. We also tell them to ourselves. When we meet someone new, we introduce ourselves with a story. Our stories define us. They help us find and restore our place in the world. So what rea...

09 Feb 2017

THE ONE EQUATION THAT CAN NURTURE OR DAMAGE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Today I want to talk to you about an interesting equation. It’s not scientific. But its effects, when played out in relationships, can be as predictable as science. The equation is this: Assumptions + lack of communication = interpersonal conflict Have you experienced this? It happens to me a lot. It happens to people I know too. A friend recently narrated an incident from work. ...

02 Feb 2017

Chapter Two Blog - Importance of Being on Time
I was waiting on a client. We had to discuss a few things about a new campaign I was developing for her. My client was late, as always. I was getting slowly but steadily annoyed. I realised then that I abhor people who come late, who make me wait. It seems reasonable enough. But it also got me thinking. I thought back to my corporate days. Instantly, I recollected the times when I had...

23 Dec 2016

This is a year-end note to everyone who’s taken the road less travelled. It’s that time of the year when you must be thinking “Ok what next?” and “How much longer do I go on like this?” Being an entrepreneur or someone who does things differently is great but it’s also hard. You are your own boss and that means you are not answerable to anyone. But that also means you miss out on norm...