Money was always a stressful thing in my life. Making any decision around money wasn’t easy for me. I never understood why.
It isn’t just me who goes through money blocks. Even the financially successful people with millions of dollars and crores of rupees also go through the money blocks.
The real challenge is that money blocks limit you in many ways you may not have realized. If you are afraid to ask your manager bold questions or at your work, money blocks might be the root cause. You might be wondering how. So let’s break that down.
Have you ever been laughed at like you are an idiot? Today, I was.
Just to give you a little background, I was born and brought up in India and moved to US when I was age 22. I have lived here for over 12 years now.
The faucet in my apartment needed a 5/8" adapter. So I asked the store manager how do you measure 5/8th of an inch. He laughed hard like I was an idiot.
In my mind, I was thinking I should divide 5 with 8 which equals 0.625. But, how do I measure 0.625 inch…
Are you pursuing a life-changing goal? The life-changing goal could be learning new technology so you can change jobs or get well paid. It could be creating a POC so you can become the CEO of your own company. It could be going back to school so you can advance faster in your career. Though you created the goal, wrote it down on a piece of paper, developed a strategy, you seem to be falling short of achieving it. You are consistently missing your goal, and you are thinking of giving up or have already given up.
The primary reason…
When you face difficulty in making a decision, many times, it is less about the clarity on what you want than it is about the fear of something. In fact, not having clarity is a disguise for fear.
I was once working with an engineer who wanted to start his own company. He said he wanted to get clarity on whether to stay in the current job or start a new business. He has financial resources, clarity on his business plan, and also motivation to do so.
When I asked him, “what choice would you make if he cannot fail.”…
Two kinds of people experience extraordinary success in the world — those who have an ego and those who have a purpose.
We all know about people driven by purpose. Elon Musk who envisioned a world of clean energy. Steve Jobs, who envisioned a better world fueled by technology. Bill Gates envisioned every household with a computer. They all have experienced extraordinary success because they are primary driven by their purpose.
Then we have people driven by ego. Mohammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers who claims to be the greatest. Donald Trump, who claims to be the greatest president…
COVID 19 has created uncertainty in many of us. Many engineers have experienced job losses or fear of experiencing a job loss.
Tony Robbins says, “In times of great uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to harness the power of focus, and focus on what you can control.”
COVID 19 is really about how you deal with uncertainty. Within a few days to weeks, how we do things in this world has drastically shifted.
Dealing with uncertainty is not very new to engineers. If you are a software engineer and you deployed a piece of code after thorough testing, it…