The fear of feedback is real. 

Many avoid it as they expect the worst: arguments, difficult to meet demands, pressure to comply, or even threats of detachment in relationships. So rather than seek feedback, people avoid the truth and instead continue to try and guess what others might be thinking.

These are old patterns that manifest themselves in maladaptive behaviors like denial, blaming, procrastination, brooding, and self-neglect.  If people continue in this vain for prolonged periods in life, then they are not just driving blindfolded but also living in a world that could be far away from reality.  It could be their own fantasy world.  The day the bubble bursts, they come crashing down and that can be highly damaging to the person.

Can you overcome the fear of feedback?  Of course, you can!

Is there a process? Is it simple?  Yes, there is a process, and it is simple!

GARFing – a step by step method of giving and receiving feedback.  It not just improves the quality of your relationship but contributes immensely towards your mental well-being.

When you don’t use it, you are prone to carrying a lot of ‘GARBAGE’ in your mind, which slowly eats away into your self-esteem and confidence. 

So much so that at some point your relationships start to stink!


GARFing is the skill you must master!

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Driving with blindfolds on!

Leading your life without continual feedback, giving, and receiving is akin to driving your car with a blindfold!

Most people fear feedback, lest it forces them to confront their ‘truth’ and make them vulnerable. People even imagine the worst when there is a talk of feedback.

Just imagine for a moment, if someone calls you over and tells you that they have feedback to share.

What do you feel momentarily? That would give you the answer of how you might be dealing with feedback.

We all know that ‘feedback’ is the engine that keeps the life machine moving forward, yet we fail to learn, know or utilize the full power of this powerful engine.

Don’t try to drive your life blindfolded! then the only thing you will end up doing is have your hands of the steering – folded and in prayers!

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Giving And Receiving Feedback

The Art of Giving And Receiving Feedback

The one thing that matters most!!

There is no greater force to improve the quality of human relationships or improve the way organizations function than to multiply the amount and improve the quality of ‘Feedback’.

This online workshop will provide you with Simple yet powerful STEPS, of feedback giving and receiving, that will significantly enhance the quality of your interpersonal relationships, both at home and at work!

This program is backed by over 30 years of research and working with over 450,000 people, helping them improve their quality of life and relationships using the power of feedback!

One skill that makes a difference!


Have you been carrying the burden of unsaid feedback?

Worried how others may react to your feedback?

Had others react aggressively to your feedback?

Regretted of not having said things much earlier?

Have you been at the receiving end of other’s judgment?

Have you ever wondered about how you could make feedback safe for yourself and others?

Then this workshop is just for you!

The good news! is that you no longer have to stumble and trip along the way in an effort to build healthy, open, and transparent interpersonal relationships.

The simple steps of GARFing which I will share with you in this workshop will not just make your life easy, but you will start having conversations that are meaningful and enjoyable.

There is nothing more rewarding! in a relationship than having openness, sensitivity, empathy, and trust.

There will be no more worries about hidden agendas, manipulation, and power-play but there will be a relationship of great understanding.

Feedback is the foundation of ‘positive relationships both at work and in life.

Outcome you can expect

  • Understand the role of ‘feedback’ in building effective interpersonal relationship
  • Build awareness on the role of ‘assertiveness’ in giving and receiving feedback
  • Understanding the ‘Do’s and ‘Don’ts of ‘giving  and receiving feedback’
  • Learn techniques of giving and receiving feedback
  • Practice the steps for GARFing
  • Help create a sustainable action plan to effect change

Program content

  • ‘Dysfunctional Behaviors’ and its impact on interpersonal relationships
  • Feedback – How does it improve interpersonal relationships?
  • Role of Self-perception and its attitudinal impact on behaviors
  • How your assertiveness impacts your feedback ability?
  • The Power of Feedback
    • What is feedback?
    • How do we give feedback?
    • Redirection and Reinforcement
    • Misperceptions about feedback
    • Sharing the benefits of continual feedback
  • GARFing – The tool in your hands
  • Steps for receiving feedback
    • The ‘4R’ Model
  • Will your interpersonal communication style affect feedback?
    • Understanding the communication styles of others
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • GARF at Work – Get started right away!

Who is this for? anyone who wishes to improve the quality of his/her interpersonal relationships both at work and in life. It could immensely benefit those whose feedback could make a significant difference in someone’s life, like parents, teachers, managers, and business leaders.

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8 Sessions of 1 hr. each, 2 Sessions / per week

Includes Assessment, Workbook, Worksheets, and Exercises.

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I thought I shook myself free

You see I bounce back quicker than most

But I’m half delirious, Is too mysterious

You walk through my walls like a ghost

And I take every day at a time

I’m as proud as a Lion in his Lair

Now there’s no denying it, a note to crying it

You are all tangled up in my head

Old habits die hard!

This song by Mick Jagger sums it all up!

Did you not know that you were not supposed to drink and smoke?

Old habits die hard

Have I not told you not to bite your nails?

Old habits die hard

Were you not told, not to interrupt when someone is speaking?

Old habits die hard

The list could be endless.

So why is it difficult for people to shun their old habits? – their self-defeating habits?

It’s all tangled up in your head. When you become accustomed to something, it is hard for you to break out of it!

JOIN ME to take your first step towards breaking old habits which you have got accustomed to and finding hard to break away.

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People do get accustomed to Procrastination!

OLD HABITS DIE HARD! – After all 😊


Will Power is all nonsense – stop believing in it!

“I must appreciate your will power Sree, that you were able to quit smoking”.

I’ve lost the number of times my friends, family, colleagues – ex and current have said this to me during our conversations.

I thought it is time to investigate what this mysterious thing called ‘will power’ is?

After several futile attempts to know the mysteries of will power, I came to realize that, it was all nonsense.  There is no such thing as will power and only a few are gifted with possessing it.

The day I got my answer, I was able to put to use the so-called mysterious power of “Will” to change one self-defeating habit after another.

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Your EVIL DJ plays a soulful tune – Beware!


Is it once again your favorite EVIL DJ?

Has it turned you into a ‘Couch potato’?

There are some tracks – when you listen to them it pumps up your adrenaline and urges you to push the gas pedal for the day, a little harder.

There are some tracks – which deplete you of all the energy. They press your body and mind back onto the couch. You just don’t have the energy to jump out of it soon. You eventually start to enjoy your couch, more than anything else.

Your self-defeating habits are your EVIL DJ playing your favorite numbers daily for you to remain where you are. Depleting you of your energy, motivation and eventually sucking the life out of you.

The question is “How Do You Change Your Self-defeating Habits?”

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Changing self-defeating habits

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Stories that change life – The Proverbial Nail


One day as Mullah Naseeruddin was walking along the street, he found a young boy shouting angrily at his parents. 

The reason – they were too old and not able to keep pace with him.

It so happened that Mullah knew the boy and his parents and the fact that he was very much interested in art and painting.

“I have tickets to the art exhibition, would you like to join me?” he asked the young lad.

“Yes, of course, I am all excited” replied the boy.  In those days, an entry into the art gallery was reserved for the elite from the kingdom.

The boy was amused as the Mullah got down from his donkey and offered the boy a ride to the art museum.

He was awestruck seeing the works of art from some of the great artists of that time. As they walked past one piece of art, the boy asked “What do you think of that one?  Isn’t the painting marvelous?”

“Yes, the nail is absolutely marvelous” replied Mullah as they walked toward the next one.

As they walked past the second painting the boy asked the same question.

“What do you think of that one?  Isn’t this one better than the previous painting?”

“Yes, the nail is really marvelous” replied the Mullah.

They moved to the third one, which was the artwork of one of the great masters of that time.

As they walked past this masterpiece, the boy asked Mullah the same question, to get the same reply “the nail is so beautiful, definitely a masterpiece”.

The boy got very angry and thought that the Mullah didn’t know a thing about art.  “People like you are a waste to society.  You have privileges, power, authority but no taste for the myriad beauties of life.”  Shouted the boy.

“You see, these paintings wouldn’t have made it to the art gallery if the canvas on which they were made not been held stretched tight on the canvas board.

This heavy painting would have been lying in some corner biting dust, if not for the nail which gives it the pride of place in the wonderful gallery of art”.

No one sees the burden of the ‘nail’.  The pain it had to endure when it was hammered into the wall.  The weight of responsibility for keeping the artwork from falling.

You see, it is very similar to our elders and parents who have been the ‘proverbial nail’ in our life.  Taking the burden, enduring the pain and carrying the weight of responsibility – just so that we turn out to be great masterpieces of art in this ‘universe’ gallery.

For they are the ones to add all the necessary colors and shades to your life and turning you into a masterpiece.

The boy immediately understood the meaning behind the Mullah making him ride the donkey.  He ran back to his parents and apologized for his rude behavior, promising to take care of them all is life.

Who have been the ‘nails’ in your life? 

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