December 9, 2023

Year end thoughts with Anantha Natarajan

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Year end thoughts with Anantha Natarajan
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Show Notes

As we approach the end of a calendar year, many of us have the practice of looking back on the year that was, reflecting on the highs and lows of the year – and shape our dreams and aspirations for the coming year.

At Software People Stories, we are running a special series of conversations with people on their own approaches as well as practices and stories of how their thinking has changed over the years.

Today, I am in conversation with Anantha Natarajan, my colleague from PM Power and an accomplished coach. He prefers to be called Anand.

In this conversation he shares

  • How his approach has evolved over the years, influenced by the context and environment he grew up in and moving to a larger city for studies and on to professional life
  • A question he was asked by one of his mentors, about 25 years ago, about his aspirations for the future
  • His practice of writing things down in his dream book
  • A model that has evolved and worked for him, that he calls i-fi; moving from the present I, to the future I
  • The importance of the role of a mentor
  • Whether discipline is essential for these resolutions
  • How considering some responsibilities as chores, obligations or blessings changes ones complete perspective
  • The high level overview of his i-fi model
  • About improving the quality of the inner mirror
  • The relevance of choosing timelines for future plans

For more details on the i-fi model, check out Anand’s blog post.

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I hope you got some ideas to help you reflect and plan for the coming year.

If some other practices have worked for you – or possibly not worked for you, would you like to share your story?

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