Learning from Philip Levine on – What Work Is

I was watching an interview with Philip Levine as he remembers his life in the Ford’s River Rouge Plant. As he talks about his life there; a time when his young self never knew if he would ever have a way out of there and not even in his wildest dreams did he think it…

Don’t Quit Your Job; Not Yet

I have heard people say that they will be happier if they had so much money that they don’t need to work again, and they could start doing what they love. My answer to them has always been – There is no better time to do what you love than NOW. And for that you…

Looking forward for a Monday at Work

Last week a question started bothering me. Do people really hate Mondays? We all have seen people who on a Monday and on the same Friday look like they are not even related to each other. They appear and act as if they are two different people. Most of us might not see them on…

A profession where you can keep getting better

Is there one such profession where you keep getting better. I think every profession that we see gives us the opportunities to be better. The question is how we define better. And the fact is that we don’t get better in any profession unless we start doing something about it. It is not always about…

Do something New on a regular basis; It Helps!!

It is important to do something new every now and then. You might ask “Even if I love what I do?”. The answer is Yes. Because it is quite natural for us to fall into seemingly subconscious boring lapses of momentary non-existence even while doing the things we so much love. When you do something new…

Pursuing a passion on the side can make life happier

Everyone has a passion but most people are not lucky to have their passion and profession be the same thing. The constant push by self help gurus have been to make a living doing what you love. It is not always easy. But pursing a passion, doing what you love to do is important even…

How Passion and Purpose can together drive Meaningful and Rewarding Professions

Many of you might have probably read about The 10,000 Hour Rule that is closely associated with writer Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers. The principle says that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” is needed to become world-class in any field. To give you a sense of the actual passing time. If you spend 2 hours a day you hit this in close…

How to consciously be in the Learning Zone

In Eduardo Briceño’s TEDX talk he talks about the Learning Zone and Performance zone. We might be under the impression that we are learning new things regularly in our life and work, but the concept of having a Learning Zone and Performance zone kind of makes us think about it. We all know that there…