Coaching

Coaching helps you by:

  • Discovering the resources you have,
  • Figuring out what goals will make you happy in the long-term and what’s blocking you,
  • Coming up with a plan to achieve those goals by investing your resources and overcoming your blockers, and
  • Holding you accountable as you execute on those goals.

👉 I’m building Listening Gym – a peer-to-peer coaching community

The ideal person I’d like to help through coaching

  • You are ambitious and entrepreneurial, BUT you may not necessarily desire to start a business.
  • You are in an exploratory phase of your career, you are not sure about your path, OR you may be in between jobs
  • You are looking to discover your direction, set your goals, OR figure out the best way to get there
  • You are dissatisfied with some aspect of your life, AND you believe in investing in your personal growth

If the above resonates with you, please check out Listening Gym for more details.

Why I care about this

For years, I’ve worked very hard to improve my ability to:

  • Be in tune with my own emotions and desires, and
  • Communicate those feelings appropriately

These skills did not come naturally to me. They weren’t taught by my family or in school. So I had to learn them the hard way—through practice and mistakes. And one thing that has greatly accelerated my learning is working with professional coaches.

I’m far from done learning myself. At the same time, I’ve built a unique set of experiences and knowledge — as well as the ability to communicate those insights.

I know that there is enormous value I can provide by sharing my learnings with others. And that is why I began coaching. Listening Gym is the natural evolution — a vibrant, online community that empowers individuals to help each other grow.

More:

I look at the world through the lens of a professional investor who thinks about long-term risk-adjusted returns as well the lens of an entrepreneur who makes concentrated bets, and I apply both lens to the complexity of our personal lives.

My philosophy: your life’s goal should be to accumulate capital in a way that maximizes long-term happiness.

Here is a quote from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and an expert on happiness:

What I “discovered” was that happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. It does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be able to determine the quality of their lives, which is as close as any of us can come to being happy.

The good news for all of us is that happiness is a cultivatable condition!

With every day that passes, every activity you do, and every decision you make, you are investing your time, your knowledge, and your social relationships.

My personal growth philosophy has three core pillars. I call this my “First Principles of Investing”. They are universally applicable, regardless of your background

  1. 4 buckets of capital: Investing is about much more than buying financial assets
  2. Choose the game you play Everything from starting a business, to painting, to exercising is as much of an investment activity as managing your stock portfolio
  3. (To come) OODA Loop: An actionable framework borrowed from a brilliant military strategist that ties it all together