Last week, I had brief interactions with 2 different entrepreneurs - one came across with very high self-confidence and another came across with somewhat low self-confidence. Normally these differences are not so stark to notice it, but in these cases, I immediately noticed it as the former came across more like - arrogant and delusional, … Continue reading High Vs Low Self-Confidence: Which Is Really Better?
How to achieve success by focusing first on not doing the wrong things than doing the right things. For the past few months, I have been taking Tennis lessons. It’s a group setting and all students are at the intermediate skill level. Last week, during a typical drill session, all of us were hitting the ball … Continue reading Avoiding the Downside Vs Achieving the Upside
And how it keeps me grounded, humble and calm. It was a typical Saturday afternoon and I was lying on the bed thinking about what to do for the rest of the day. And I saw the stack of my shirts to iron has piled up in the corner. Looking at the size of the stack, … Continue reading Why I Still Iron My Clothes Instead of Giving to a Dry Cleaning Service
Or why instead of following it blindly, it’s time to modify it a bit. I’m sure most of you have heard of “The jar of life — Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand” story. If you have not, here is a quick refresher. The original story A philosophy professor once stood before his class with a large empty jar. He filled … Continue reading Another Side of The “Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand” Story
And how these two things are similar. This weekend I had been to Lake Tahoe with my family (wife, two kids, and mom-in-law). While driving to the Tahoe and also while coming back, there were moments where all family members had slept in the car for some period. When everyone is sleeping in the car, I … Continue reading The Long Distance Driving And Living Your Life
The rollercoaster of thoughts and introspection I had when we had almost lost our daughter. Last week, we almost lost our daughter. We had gone to Maui, Hawaii for a week long vacation. One afternoon, we were looking for a particular restaurant in a multi-storied business complex. When we enquired to a shop-keeper on the … Continue reading 6 Things I’ve Learned After I Became a Father
I was having a conversation with my friend, who had joined a new company as a Product Manager around 6 months ago. He was sharing his frustration of how his engineering team does not gel and work with him well yet. I will write a separate post on how to handle these situations from a … Continue reading Every day is a new beginning