How to Be Both Boss and Mentor

The Difference Between a Boss and a Mentor A mentor, by definition, is a person who focuses on the growth and development of their mentee. It’s a deeper connection than the one between a manager and employee. Managers care about productivity, so employees only care about their paycheck. Mentors care about their mentee and seeing […]

A System to Generate Leads and Convert them into Sales

The most common question I get is “How do I increase sales for my business?” The question most people should be asking is “How do I create a system that generates leads, nurtures them and converts them into sales?” I believe most businesses go through these basic stages. Stage 1: Life Support The business has […]

5 Tips To Overcoming Jealousy

“Generally speaking, envy, resentment, revenge and self-pity are disastrous modes of thought. Self-pity gets fairly close to paranoia, and paranoia is one of the very hardest things to reverse. You do not want to drift into self-pity. … Self-pity will not improve the situation.” – Charlie Munger Recently, I found myself repeating an embarrassing behavior […]

Return on Time vs Return on Happiness

Mr. Money Mustache, one of the top personal finance bloggers of all time, mentioned a peculiar point on the Tim Ferris Show. He said that you should optimize your finances for return on happiness (rather than the cliche return on investment or any other metric). Similarly, I watched the billionaire Mark Cuban mention on Shark […]

Empathy in Business Communication: How Important Is It?

The best entrepreneurs are not just businessmen. They’re a lot more. A set of soft skills is what sets apart great entrepreneurs from the ordinary ones. There’s a fine line between being professional and being friendly at work. You don’t want to be too professional to be seen as a shrewd boss, nor do you […]

5 Tips to Become Highly Motivated

You are human. As am I. I wanted to warn you about the dangers of motivation. Or, the inherent flaw in looking outside of yourself for a driver, or a nudge, to keep building a successful business. At the end of the day, you want inspiration to flow from within, versus grasping for outside sources […]

The Most Essential Social Skills to Master

‘If you just communicate, you can get by; but if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.’ No human can ever survive without communicating. Even when there’s nothing being said or heard, communication takes place. In every walk of life, we communicate with other people, express our feelings and thoughts, and develop relationships as we […]

5 Ways to Stay Calm Under Pressure

We all go through some kind of stress at work. Sometimes, it is the pressure of deadlines, lack of time and resources, poor management, conflicts with co-workers, or inadequate work-life balance. And what do we do when we’re stressed at work? We either panic or postpone things or carry our stress back home and worry […]