Materialism is not the problem

Materialism is not the problem

Many have the idea that ‘materialism’ — giving high importance to material possessions — is modernity’s big problem. But, materialism is not the problem really, for a true materialist would have a love for beauty, aesthetics and quality. And there is nothing mundane...
On lasting motivation and procrastination

On lasting motivation and procrastination

I often hear from people who find themselves launching initiatives with great enthusiasm, only to lose steam very quickly. They are puzzled by their own behaviour only because they are yet to realise that there is a missing ingredient. That it isn’t enough simply to...
Making implicit priorities explicit

Making implicit priorities explicit

Everything in life boils down to priorities. Many options, many possibilities, and we must choose. Yet, how clear are you about your choices? How clear are you about why you have chosen a certain path? There is a great benefit to making explicit in your mind, what you...
The real gold is within

The real gold is within

In a world of endless possibilities, the only real way to find focus is to follow your deepest interests. Otherwise, you end-up like a magpie fluttering from one shiny thing to the next, hoping it’s gold, when the real gold is within. The real gold is connecting...
Bringing clarity to discussions

Bringing clarity to discussions

Few people actually have meaningful discussions where both really understand each other. Often, we talk across purposes, even about entirely different things, despite using similar words. Similar words can create the illusion that we are talking about the same thing,...
Pressure to be consistent

Pressure to be consistent

The pressure to be ‘consistent’ is the enemy of growth. It keeps you stuck doing what you’d rather not, for fear of appearing inconsistent to others. It keeps you from changing your mind, as quickly and as often, as you need to, because there is shame attached to it....