2019 Annual Retro - Building a Personal Flywheel
People are fond of making plans. I'm fond of listing what worked.
People are fond of making plans. I am fond of evalauting what worked in the days gone by. With that, I’m able to stack strengths towards success.
Here is the review for 2019.
What I learned this year
- I still love coding. There is no other activity in which I am so engrossed that I forget to watch time
- There are genuine shortcuts available to success
- Public speaking is an easier form of building your brand at scale
- For networking to work for you, you need to work for your network
- My personal flywheel is WINS - wealth, insights, network, and self-care
Summary of the year:
- Travelled to Dubai with family.
- Drove to Talwandi Sabo.
- Coded for a year starting from last July and learned Golang, Vue, and Tachyons.
- Read 14 books.
- Delivered 16 talks (10 of them were messages in Church).
- Started sketching as an experiment and sketched 15 sketches.
- Wrote 18 posts here.
- Taught storytelling and video editing to my boys. Their YouTube channel has more subscribers than mine.
- Started a local book discussion club. We met once a month.
- Started writing book reviews of local newspaper - Chandigarh Tribune. Wrote 3 book reviews already.
- Started a coaching program “WINS for Gravitas”
- Membership economy by Robbie Kellman Baxter
- Smartcuts by Shane Snow (If you are going to read one book from this list, read this)
- In pursuit of His wisdom by RT Kendall
- Comedy Writing Secrets by Mark Shatz
- 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
- Mastering digital business by Nicolas D Evans
- The Big Nine by Amy Webb
- The Bitcoin Saga by Rachna Singh
- Futurescaping by Tamar Kasriel
- How I almost blew it by Siddarth Rao (Read my notes)
- Networking like a pro by Ivan Misner (Read my notes)
- The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
- Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
- On Purpose Person by Kevin W. McCarthy
- Don’t ignore little beginnings at OakRidge Internation School, Mohali
- What you can learn from Apple and Amazon about building your career at Gulzar Group of Institutes, Punjab
- You can beat the giants at Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
- Workshop on Lean Canvas for student entrepreneurs as part of ‘TiE Young Entrepreneurs’. Video
- Importance of quality in global competition at Chandigarh Management Association learning session
- Only the innovative teams thrive at Signicent
- Being 30, 60, 100 times fruitful
- Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power
- You have a big stone in life. God can roll it back
- Building Your Church - 3 Lessons from Acts
- Putting away childish things and growing in the Lord
- Three ways to support your pastor
- 1 + 1 = 10
- What is gift of prophecy?
- Anticipated End
- Three attributes of God the Father
- My Focus
- Roadmap to CTO office
- PASTOR framework
- Book Notes: Smartcuts
- WINS for meaningful life
- Building Wealth
- Book Notes: Industries of the future
- Message to Garcia
- Lean Canvas
- Traits of CXO
- How to pick great stocks
- Learn to learn
- How to increase your professional value?
- How to know your customers more?
- Do you swing as a pendulum emotionally
- You can beat the giants - My address to Karunya Students
- I coded for a year. Here are ten lessons
- What are your mantras for life?
- Thriving with WINS
- Topics that interest me now
- Book Notes - Networking like a Pro
- Book Notes - How I almost blew it
- I’m replacing Evernote with Joplin, a multi-platform, open source note taking application
- Podcasts I listen
- Teaching storytelling to kids
- Why Indian developers struggle to write quality code and what can be done about it?
- I used Android for ten months, and I don’t like it
- Workshop on Lean Canvas for TiE Young Entrepreneurs, Chandigarh
- Book Notes - Smartcuts
- Are you a Rowan?
- Importance of quality in global competition
- If you are not part of the solution, you are a problem
- Thanks & Sorry. Say them before it is too late.
Book Reviews Published in Chandigarh Tribune