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...

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...

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...