Sometimes we feel like anything less than a huge success is not worth the effort. And if we don’t make it big, we shouldn’t even try at all.

But sometimes when you go big, you lose the opportunity to do the things that you set out to do in the first place. Be it in business or in your career, you don’t always have to go big or go home.

The trajectory of our life is made up of the decisions we make daily. Some decisions are inconsequential, like the outfit we choose to wear on a particular day. Others might have a greater impact on our lives, like the universities we go to or the jobs we accept.

But regardless of what decisions we finally make, the voice that accompanies us daily won’t fail to torment us with never-ending ‘what-if’ questions.

How can we deal with them?

February 18, 2020

Skin in the game

Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn? Any area in your life you want to improve?

There’s nothing better than having your own skin in the game. If it doesn’t cost you anything, you are unlikely to put in the effort to learn.

February 14, 2020

Fear is in the air

Fear of catching an infectious virus, even if it’s not that deadly. Fear of missing out. Fear of… well, most of the time it short-circuits our brains and leads us to fear death itself.

It’s amazing what fear can do to people. But we can choose to do the opposite instead.

Are you feeling stuck in your project? Do you want to learn how to get unstuck?

One of the simplest, yet lamest-sounding advice that I’ve received turned out to be good advice.

February 7, 2020

The spirit of craftsmanship

Think of ‘craftsmanship’, and you may think of everything that our modern economy is not. We value speed and efficiency in the 21st century. But craftsmanship reminds you of a lone wolf working slowly fussing over little details.

However, can’t craftsmanship exist within modernity?

Busyness seems to be the status symbol of the day. Or even a new workplace religion. But busyness doesn’t mean that we can escape from our responsibilities.

Learning can only happen when it’s voluntary. You can’t learn anything if you don’t choose to learn. You could be in a class and yet not learn anything.

January 28, 2020

2 main ways of competing

Competition seems to be all about winning at the expense of others in our society.

And I think there might be 2 main ways we could go about doing this.

January 21, 2020

Who do you seek advice from?

If you have a problem and is wondering who to seek advice from, you better spend the time and effort to understand your problem first.

If you consult someone who has a vested interest in the decisions you make, then that person may not always give you sound and neutral advice.