A Freak Show #Tokyo2020
I admit. This is a freak show. I am talking about the Paralympics. I want to hide it but this is how I really feel- This is a freak show. I would be pretentious if I claim to be very comfortable and supportive of the Paralympics games. I would be lying if I say I […]
CCP @ 100
Anything that generates a lot of internal resistance is probably something we should pay the utmost attention to. Understanding Communist China is one of those tantalizing things. On one hand, the naive part of me wants China to be good. This is not because I am Chinese, it is because we all are stuck on […]
Honestly (The 2021 WhatsApp Exodus)
The day I saw the pop-up on WhatsApp, I decided to try and ditch WhatsApp (again). What was I thinking at that moment, honestly? I did not even think about looking into it deeper. I felt it was an ultimatum, and I decided to ditch it. I ditched Facebook because of how much it took […]
How did I do? What did I learn?
It has been a while since I did a presentation. I was rusty. A few things I observed: I did not become aware during the presentation. This has been a goal of mine – to be more aware throughout my day. I failed at this. As I was unaware most of the time, I rushed […]
What Am I?
“No one is stronger than the person who knows who and what he is.” Rabbi Sacks There are two indicators of one becoming old. First, it was when I could no longer see the digits on my watch clearly without extending my arm completely. The other was when I started to repeatedly re-ponder pointless existential […]
Unified Theory of the 10% Me
Some say, on the internet, people only get to see 10% of anyone. Hence, all we need to do, is to make sure this 10% of us is clear and interesting. The opposite of that is the confusion it brings when this “10% me” is a random mixed tape of the “100% me.” Grand Unified […]
The Case for Cheap Micro-Successes
I needed a boost for my ego. enlivenworks.com, the website of my little leadership coaching gig, is up. It was built with WordPress, an unnecessarily more complicated option, instead of WIX or Squarespace. I wasted hours on it, because I was too proud. I was good at building websites. I built the site of a Student […]
Get a Coach, Because 💩 Reveals
When some shit hits the fan, additional shit reveals. When a flight is delayed, you see who has the courage to speak up, who complains kindly, and who is the Buddha. When a waiter misses your order, you see who is rude, who is impatient, who needs constant validation, and who overeats. When your boss […]
The Bruises from Being a Corporate Man for 20 Years
I have been a corporate person my entire life. Recently I had interactions with the real world. Those experiences unearthed bruises all over me. My ability to “don’t give a fuck” is artificially inflated. I thought I was thick skin. I spoke my mind. I didn’t care too much about how people thought of me. […]
It Sucks To “Kind of” Know Your Values.
dilbert.com Here is a simple mind exercise that will help. It’s like the plank, but for the brain: It’s simple to do, tough while doing it, and afterwards your core will be stronger, and we know that’s a good thing … We know if we experience and do things that align with what we care about […]