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October 21, 2016

How do you surge ahead?

You want to be better than your peers? The secret is in the DO. If you take action on your plans? You are already better than a majority of people. No matter how simple some things are, people are often afraid, lazy, question too much, think too much, and procrastinate.  That’s how they fall off. That’s where you come in. Action sprints ahead. It’s that simple, but not easy. Are you one of them?
October 20, 2016

Can you recognize it?

It takes a good client to recognize a great ad. It takes a great client not to meddle with one. Can you resist?
October 19, 2016

What’s affecting you?

Your brand is one piece. That means, it is connected to every component of your company. You can’t think about branding in isolation. You need to think about your operations, your distribution, your customer service, your financials. It is like your body. It is one piece. You cannot just think about your face. You need good a diet, rest, exercise to look good. You can’t look very good when you have diarrhea. Yeah, it’s a stupid example, but you get the idea. Are you missing the bigger picture?
October 18, 2016

How do you write better?

Step 1. Read more. The more you read the better you are at writing. Step 2. Write more. Write every day. Step 1 is a must. What do you read?
October 17, 2016

What are the tough questions?

Tough questions make you better IF you take up the challenge to answer the question earnestly. Think about all the tough questions you have answered in your life so far. From when you were in school to when you joined the society as a worker ant. The more tough questions you tackle, the better you get at solving them. Some questions will remain hard to answer, but you will be less afraid of answering them. I think the rewards from getting good at answering tough questions are worth it. Why are you afraid?
October 14, 2016

Whose idea was it?

I once heard a professor say, “Success has many parents, failure is an orphan.” Get it right and everyone will say it was their idea, they had a say in it, and they contributed to it. Get it wrong and you will die of loneliness. Did you make that call?
October 13, 2016

How’s your delivery?

Your user’s experience must reflect the story that you tell. If you say you are a 5-star hotel, then deliver on the 5-star service. If you say you deliver 10mb of bandwidth, then deliver an experience that reflects that 10mb. There is no point in arguing with the user. The user experience is a rating that happens on a daily basis. And you better make sure you meet those expectations. Because perception shapes reality. One might even argue, perception is reality. How good is your service?
October 12, 2016

Are you ready for the pain?

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand, and walk, and run, and climb and dance. One cannot fly into flying,” said Nietzsche. Patience is a necessity for most skills. Patience itself is a skill. You can learn it. Some people become very good at it, others not so. But it can be learned. Do you have the patience?
October 11, 2016

How do dreams come true?

Dream a little. Do a lot. A whole lot more. What’s your fantasy?
October 10, 2016

Should you imitate?

Don’t look at what the big brands are doing now. Look at what they did to get where they are now. What should you do now?