Bystander’s or doer’s story?
When we see great work done by others, we tell ourselves either one of these stories: Story 1: We call this the bystander’s story, where we justify someone’s ability to do great work by telling ourselves that she has done great work … because she has established herself a long time ago. because she has a team supporting her. because she looks…

When do I deliver my best work?
If I say, early mornings, you’d probably say, “I know that already!” because mornings are known to be the best time for most people to deliver their best work. However, I would like to dig deeper and share what most people don’t realize. I do most of my work that demands cognitive focus (what Cal Newport calls “deep work”) in the morning.…

Indispensable
I have known Sam ( not his real name )  for a decade now. He is a good friend. In many of our conversations, I have tried to allure him to work for me. He is that good! Last year for family reasons Sam took a year off. He is now in the process of looking for a new job. He is…