Where are we running?

Do you we know our final destination? When will we stop running? It was that one cold day evening, when I stood on the walkways on top of the large bus station in Bangalore, I thought about the purpose of life and the journey toward it for the first time. I saw many hundreds of people running in all direction, except me, the only one was standing still. The youngster, who was just out of his teenage but still had pimples on his face didn’t have the knowledge, experience and…

Stories behind things matters

Often we end up taking things by its face value. Seldom do we look for the story behind things. The busyness and added focus on outcomes compel us looks for end results, but not the story behind. Many times, journey is more important than destination. So, at least at times we should look for the story behind things, beyond just the outcome. Here is such a story from my personal experience. What do you think of this picture? Someone just sketched when they had nothing else to do? Or some…

Time Zone

This post based a message I received on social media. Owner: Unknown. New York is 3 hours ahead of California but it does not mean that California is slow, or that New York is fast. Both are working based on their own “Time Zone.” Someone is still single. Someone got married and ‘waited’ 10 years before having a child. There is another who had a baby within a year of marriage. Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job; and there is…

The SMART way of Appreciations

“Everyone like a pat on the back” – the good old saying is known and realized by all. It is even more important in the modern era where social aspect are more conducive in life. However, appreciations can get complex and may go in different direction if not done right. So, here is my SMART appreciation tips; S for Specific – Though it has some value when someone say “thank you for everything you did” or “appreciate your contribution”, it makes more effective when the receiver know what this “everything’’…

What build Trust?

It is a straight forward question for every adults and most of us would have an easy to answer to it. But, one best way to get the right answer may be doing it in the reverse order. Think of few people you trust the most. Ask yourself why do you trust them? Give it a try and see if it gives you a convincing answer. While you may find different reasons, you may also notice some common theme. Here is what my take on what build trust. I learned…

SMART Goals for Millennials and Digital Generation!

Most of us have heard and used the traditional SMART goal guideline. Where SMART stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time based. This has been the model for quite some time. However, I believe for the millennial generation in this fast moving era, it needs some revision. So, here is what my reloading for SMART goals model. Soulful, Motivating, Agile, Responsible and Transforming Soulful: Any goal that is self-imposed is anytime better than that is assigned to you by someone else. If one has to feel accountability and ownership,…