Last week I was in Bandhavgarh National Forest Reserve.. seeking few days of tranquillity and indulging in forest bathing - the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or taking in the forest atmosphere… the elixir for psychological and physiological well-being. Fortunately, my cellphone was useless without signal or internet connection…it gave space for nature to enter through … Continue reading Forest bathing – the elixir to wellbeing
Every waking moment of our lives, we involuntarily weave stories; stories about people around us, about our context, problems / challenges and even stories about ourselves. Stories are powerful, they influence our behaviors, actions and decisions. This in turn impacts our reality. When we tell ourselves a positive story, our actions are affirmative and energizing, … Continue reading Incessant Stories We Tell
The forty-five years of reign by Queen Elizabeth 1 was one of triumph and success, inspiring loyalty and creativity in her citizens. However, when she ascended the throne in 1558, her country was in a precarious political situation. What was her key to success? Of course, she had excellent education and was a survivor. However, … Continue reading Circle of Competence
World is full of opportunities – opportunities for exposure, growth, new areas of work, learning, relaxation…. When faced with so many choices, our natural tendency is to grab as many as possible! Right from our childhood, we have learnt never to miss an opportunity, who knows, we may never get it again. We take up … Continue reading Saying NO
Something in office today left me feeling disappointed. I pushed through rest of the day and left office feeling dejected! On my way back home, I got a call from an ex-colleague..He has always been a strong performer. However the last year or so had been tough for him. The company he was working for … Continue reading Gratitude and Disappointment
Life is like a highway. Irrespective of how fast we run, there always be people ahead of us. Irrespective of how slow we run, there always be people behind us. It's pointless competing with others on a highway Compete we must, but with self, not others!
It happened almost two decades back, but I vividly remember the emotions as if it happened yesterday: sense of failure and melancholy. I was facilitating a session on Key Account Management for the first time, I had prepared for it for days. But, by lunch time, the participants were walking out of the room! They … Continue reading Growth mind-set – a pathway to success!
History is full of examples of people who failed, but didn’t give up; they persevered and became successful. However, for every such person, there are probably thousands of people who gave up when faced with failure, those who never really bounced back to success! Thus, failures are important; they have the power to become stepping … Continue reading Failures are stepping stones to success – How can we learn from our failures?