The Benefits of Working from the Office

We live in a hyper-connected world. Technology enables us to work from anywhere. I am writing this article from my laptop from a public library. A friend of mine Rob is a programmer- he works for a Canadian Tech company but he lives & works in Thailand (Yes I am jealous… aren’t you?). With smartphones … Continue reading “The Benefits of Working from the Office”

Using DATA to win a job offer – A Case Study

I use Excel Spreadsheets a lot. I am obsessed with them. I track almost everything. And I have no shame. Infact, I am proud. I am a proponent of Peter Drucker’s advice ” What gets measured gets improved”. Have you ever visited a personal trainer or nutritionist? The first thing they say is to start … Continue reading “Using DATA to win a job offer – A Case Study”

5 Career Lessons I Learnt as a Copier Salesman

After working for the same company for 5 years- I reached a point in 2011 , where I was not feeling challenged anymore, & with the recent changes in Top Management – the future looked bleak. I had a decision to make – I could either continue where I am -feeling bored,unchallenged & unmotivated or … Continue reading “5 Career Lessons I Learnt as a Copier Salesman”

7 Ways to Keep Growing Your Career While Working from Home

Whether you’re self-employed or you telecommute, working from home brings with it a host of benefits, but it also poses a serious challenge. Absent a formal work-environment and a roster of close colleagues, it can be easy to lapse into the complacency of routine and forget the crucial extracurricular components like gaining experience and building … Continue reading “7 Ways to Keep Growing Your Career While Working from Home”

Career Lessons I learnt from watching MAD MEN

I am sure you have heard about or watched the AMC show Mad Men. The show is set in the 1960s – it is about the lives of executives of a fictional Ad Agency called Sterling Cooper. The show has won numerous accolades for the cast and also depciting historical accuracies. For many who were … Continue reading “Career Lessons I learnt from watching MAD MEN”

Lessons I learnt from Running a Marathon

In 2007 I read a magazine article – it was an interview with John Stanton,the founder of Running Room (Canada’s largest specialty sports retail store). The article was about his success as a Canadian Entrepreneur- how he was able to grow his business from his first store in his garage out of Edmonton to over … Continue reading “Lessons I learnt from Running a Marathon”

The Power of a Peer Group

“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. Choose your peers wisely.” I first heard of this quote in 2008 during a Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” seminar in Toronto. If you haven’t already attended one of his events, you must definitely add that to your … Continue reading “The Power of a Peer Group”

Get more Accomplished with The 12 Week Year

I am sure this has happened to you. You set a brand new goal, you are excited and you start working on that goal or project. Things go great in the first few weeks, you start working on your new goal with newly found enthusiasm – but as time progresses your enthusiasm fades. Sooner or … Continue reading “Get more Accomplished with The 12 Week Year”