28 Aug 2018

Personality Development Program from Chapter Two
Stories of makeovers that transformed lives, have fascinate us for centuries. Be it, the story of a maid who got the magic makeover, that won over the prince in Cinderella or the story of the poor farmer’s son, who dressed like a prince and won over the King’s approval in Puss in Boots. A rendition of such makeover stories can be found in most of the feel good stories since then too. Goi...

24 May 2018

Chapter Two Blog - It's all about priorities. Fiind yours.
Recently I met a friend who told me he was very preoccupied. When I asked him what the problem was he unleashed a web of emotions: his business was experiencing a lot of volatility, he was worried about the future, his parents were getting on his nerves, his wife and he were experiencing friction in their marriage, etc.I told him, ‘Let’s list down all your problems and tackle them on...

17 May 2018

Get out of your comfort zone.
While a lot of his peers are thinking about their retirement, Tom Cruise is still hell bent on hitting the ball out of the park. Whether he’s climbing the Burj Khalifa or dangling from a cargo plane, he is pushing the limit. Every single time. No shortcuts.In an interview, Cruise said, ‘There was no question the [plane] stunt was always going to be me. As a kid, when I looked at Haro...

11 May 2018

Personality Development Worksop
People describe the ‘Stuck’ situation being similar to being lost in the woods. Have you heard of the phrase ‘Death by confusion’? Let me explain this.Imagine you are hiking in a jungle and you got separated from your group. Now you are lost and you are on your own. You have very little water, very little food, no roof on your head, surrounded on all sides by thick forest, and there ...

17 Feb 2018

Getting back to work after a break requires confidence
Did you know that nearly 25-30% of women in metro cities, who recently had their first child, quit their jobs. Most of these women are highly qualified women who work in large Indian and multi-national companies.In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg says, "43% of highly qualified women with children are leaving careers or off-ramping for a period of time." If we could put it all down ...

16 Nov 2017

What drives you?
What makes us do what we do? Why do some of us excel at writing, some at managing tasks, and some at building consensus?The answer is motivation.Whatever we do at any given point is driven by a motive. But sometimes, we don’t know our own motives. When that happens, we have less knowledge of who we are and cannot control how we feel.  All our actions can be traced back to six mot...

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...

23 Mar 2017

I don't know where i am going
That’s not how I feel. It’s a popular question on Quora. Why do more and more people seem to feel this way? In today’s blog, I want to address frequently asked questions on Quora that are all anchored in life skills.So let’s look at this one first. “I don’t know where I am going. What do I do?”The truth is we all start out with well-laid plans. But then, life happens. Life is unp...

15 Mar 2017

Chapter Two Blog - Build a self you don’t need to escape from through other people
As a writer on Quora I get these questions a lot:- I am feeling lonely. I have no friends. What do I do? I want friends.- I am dull and not confident. I can’t approach people. Nobody really likes me or approaches me with any interest. What to do? I want people to like me.- I am ugly and unattractive. Nobody talks to me. Nobody approaches me romantically. Is there any hope for...

07 Mar 2017

Choosing your battles
We all meet people who challenge our sanity every now and then. Sometimes it’s at work. Sometimes it’s friends. Sometimes it’s our own family.The bottom-line is the same: they drive us up the wall with their unreason and their stubbornness.In situations like these, we tend to get mad in order to get even. The problem is we don’t know when to get mad and how much. There’s a great ...