1. Growth Mindset
I strongly believe that our attitude towards improving ourselves as individuals every day makes a big difference in the end, just like how small drops of water accumulate to form an ocean. You can make miracles happen if you are constantly learning, growing, and solving the problems that matter. I attribute this mindset to the book that I love, Carol Dweck’s ‘Mindset’
2. Celebrate the Joy of Life
This is something I learned from Chip Conley, whom I’m proud to call my mentor. Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy every single second of this amazing life and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. It is hard if we are looking for others to validate us. In this context, my favorite book is ‘Calm Clarity’ by Due Quach and her wisdom on how you can stay in Brain 3.0 – Calm, Centered, and Connected.
3. Focus & Ruthless Prioritization
It really isn’t about time management, rather, priority management and our ability to say ‘No’ more than ‘Yes’. There are very few people who are born geniuses. Our focus helps us in establishing priority and our grit towards solving problems and constant learning helps us achieve ingenuity. To shed a little more light on this subject, I’d like to share Daniel Coyle’s book that’s awe-inspiring – The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown.
4. Convert Knowledge into Wisdom
There are so many things we can all learn from but the key is to make sure we apply what we learn. The important step towards converting knowledge into wisdom is to absorb, recreate, and give back. Give back to your community, people, the teams you build, industry, your friends, and overall network. Greg McKeown’s work ‘Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter’ hits the nail on the head when talking about converting knowledge to wisdom.
5. Dare to lead – Courage, Compassionate & Connection and recognizing Power of Vulnerability
Leadership is not about the title. It is the willingness to step outside your comfort zone, enable others, find amazing potential, and having the courage to develop that potential. My favorite authors and books that are centered on this topic are Brené Brown’s ‘Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts”, Patrick Lencioni’s ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’, ‘Peak’ by Chip Conley and ‘Measure what Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth’ by John Doerr.