2020 was a strange and uncomfortable year. It was the year I plucked the courage to leave a comfortable decade-long career in government service to embark on a path that doesn’t have a clear road map. Those who know me would say it’s not strange (albeit overdue). But the timing definitely is. I tendered my … Continue reading Choose Life
One of the hardest four-letter words for me. And I suspect, for most of us. Temperament aside, given a choice, I’m quite sure the most patient soul out there would probably not enjoy waiting too. An online dictionary reference defines wait as to “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or … Continue reading Wait…
Uncertainties on the job front in the current COVID-19 environment can make us question our worth amid a climate where everyone is talking about the need to re-skill, re-train, and upgrade to make ourselves relevant. Don’t know about you. But the call to make ourselves relevant – while critical – sometimes has the reverse effect … Continue reading Be your own cheerleader
What makes a good leader? Depending on the school of thought you subscribe to, some attribute good leadership to certain personalities/traits that individuals possess; others subscribe to the view that possession (or the lack of) certain skill sets makes/breaks a leader. Recently, I was exposed to another view that attributes good leadership to the circumstances … Continue reading Leadership starts from the small things
No one in their wildest imagination would have predicted at the start of this year the kind of year 2020 would turn out to be. 3/4 of a year under lockdown. Lockdown within and without – the world, our country, and for many of us, our minds. One doesn’t need to sink into a deep … Continue reading Accept who you are…and who you are not.
Recently I stumbled across the book titled “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. What befuddles me is, even though the concept is one I gravitated almost immediately to, it is probably the first time I am introduced to the language for it. Used to call it “space”, “me-time” which in hindsight are words which … Continue reading Boundaries
Existential questions like who am I, what is my identity based on, how do I stay true to myself…have fascinated me since I first knew the concept of self. While I subscribe to the notion of a “core” self, I also recognise that we are works in progress as such, who we are and how … Continue reading What are you worth?
Since young, I’ve been intrigued by concepts of self and identity. Looking back, I realised everything I do/have ever done has come from a place within, seldom without. The still small voice I talked about in my last post. That said, it has never been an easy journey as humming at the back of my … Continue reading Why does it matter what people say?
All my life, I had been making choices by the process of elimination. On one hand, it is a privileged position as it means I have alternatives. On the other, it also means I might not have known what I really wanted. Only came to this realisation a few years ago when I was confronted … Continue reading Choices
Since my last post, I have been asked very practical questions like “how do I know when I should be making a change” and “how do I distinguish what I should be making a change to”. Very basic questions answers to which are anything but straight-forward. All my life I have been making what to … Continue reading Timing