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The Weekly Recap


As you know, I send daily emails. If you were busy and couldn’t read everything, I share this email every Sunday with quick summaries of what I have shared in the week. Time to catch up.

Jan 18 | [Training Activity] Listening to understand, not to respond | Try this training activity called "Listen to understand, not to respond." Make pairs of participants. Have them listen to each other and all they have to do is to summarize what the other said. Try this the next time you do a session and let me know how your participants felt.

Jan 19 | Learning how to serve… | If you’ve ever played tennis, you’d know that serving is the most difficult part of the sport. The service is proactive. Statistically, eight out of ten times, the winner in a game of tennis is the one who is better at service. Learn to serve better, and you’ll be a better player.

Jan 20 | I’m doing something that Indian parents hate | I teach coding to young kids. I am certainly not talking about the company (you-know-which) that’s messed up the entire perception about coding in India. Anyways, Coding is good. It’s just been maligned by some bad-faith actors and our response has been over-the-top.

Jan 21 | The journey from Doing to Knowing! | The basic idea is to NOT define yourself and your professional skills in the form of what you DO but rather on what you KNOW. For example, don’t say I’m a Trainer. Instead, say I know how to Train. Can you spot the difference?

Jan 22 | Income vs Outcome | This is a question that many professionals deal with frequently – or at least they should. Am I creating an outcome, or is this work just for some income? For a professional, income is a side-effect of the outcome they create. They’re not two options in a single choice we have to make.

Jan 23 | Economies of Scale: Shipping a single apple in a truck| Some things make sense only in a certain quantity. It costs the same amount and same effort (almost) whether you ship one apple or a truck full of apples at a time. This idea is called the Economies of Scale.