Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
- You have the early bird to carve out the fortune and the good benefits.
- If you end up loosing, you can quickly realize and do the needful.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
When we hear such rejections and shouting, we make a choice - either to stop driving or to learn the trade. This is why many licensed people out there sit at home.
We are fortunate to have an academic qualification. The moment we think of our degree, we say "Thanks to the lovely friend of mine, to help me by showing the answers..." We might have taken the degree, but are we really educated?
This habit of getting things done through shortcut slowly spreads into the business world, for people who step into the shoes of an Entrepreneur - expects results to come overnight. The first question they ask is there a shortcut to become rich?
Just like many licensed people sit at home, many entrepreneurs also give up and sit at home. But the people that matter are the ones who were out there to hear all the NO's, refusals, rejections and all that takes to become successful.
The most horrifying part for any human being is to hear refusals, that’s because refusals are something that creates inferiority complexes. People who wish to make a difference should come out of that nutshell and exploit themselves to get the things done.
Things are changing today at the speed of light; people are running around crazy to make more and more money to buy lifestyle. But the fact is 95% of all these people are looking for a shortcut to make money. They keep their eyes are ears open to take up anything that creates them money without putting in effort.
Just like the licensed people sitting at home, one of these days this 95% population is going to sit at home. The people, who run the show, are the ones who are thoroughly prepared.
Now what is that will make you run the show: -
1. Know where to put the effort. There is no point in working hard at JOB – there is a limit to which your income will rise (ask your director/manager their salary package).
2. Keep your eyes and ears open - opportunity is knocking you everyday.
3. Learn your strengths and weaknesses – you need to better yourselves before you better your work.
4. By far – the highest income-earning people in world today are business class people, try to have a mentor from this quad.
5. Once you are focussed – be all out and do all that takes to become successful. There is nothing called as second best – you need to become the top performer.
The people who sit at home after failing from businesses, what you suppose they do “they start a new business venture and fail in that too”, they keep doing this again and again till they learn the trick – ALL OUT AND HARD WORK –COME WHAT MAY!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
My discussion here is to stress the relevance evolution has on our day-to-day lives. Evolution is the art of inheriting capabilities from a person and then adding value to it. According to Darwin, Inheritance came only from parents ie genetic. We mold out to be better than our ancestors. We start out from where they left out. So the theory of Evolution holds good there, not just to the humans but to all creatures of the planet.
According to his theory - "Natural selection acts to preserve and accumulate minor advantageous genetic mutations. Suppose a member of a species developed a functional advantage (it grew wings and learned to fly). Its offspring would inherit that advantage and pass it on to their offspring. The inferior (disadvantaged) members of the same species would gradually die out, leaving only the superior (advantaged) members of the species”.
The technological version of this theory can be thought about as “A doctor having years of experience and extended hours of research trying to pass on this developed skill to his son/daughter – and in most cases failing miserably”.
Unfortunately this theory was incapable of explaining the technological revolution. Had humans believed to this theory only – and was not ready to learn from people outside their family – we would have been living today just like the people were 2000 years ago. The Theory Of Technological Evolution applies to only humans and creatures that can communicate.
The first theory states that “we advance in technology by speeding up the communication process; we need to speed up the messages we receive as well as promulgate" Imagine the same doctor “He becomes a doctor because he was ready to learn from another doctor, and he keeps the flame burning by teaching the same thing to the next generation”. Now if we can speed up the learning and teaching process we can have more doctors around.
The second theory states that “The follower always become better than the leader – however small the fraction is”. The person, who learns from the teacher, ultimately becomes more powerful and influential than him. There is no better day than today to be a follower; you are surely going to outgrow your teacher. The doctor outgrows his mentor, by applying his teachings – he also discovers better technologies and innovations.
The third theory states that “these two theories work for anyone independent of the technological hierarchy” For the Darwin theory of evolution worked when there established blood relationships. However there are no relationships of any kind between the learners and teacher for technological transfer to take place. This gives us the freedom for independent technological transfer ie. Any person can decide what he wants to be, and start to learn the required. We have a choice to be a doctor, engineer etc.
The 3 theories of evolution are very much stronger than we can conceive. This is the secret to why man has learned to conquer any challenges that comes his way. We are entering into a very powerful era called the information age where the speed with which technology multiplies is going to increase – that gives us all the same window of opportunity – to survive or to succeed.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Guided by a clear thought, we can believe that all other things will follow. Be a person LIT, then a clear vision, sense of direction, plan of action, character building, patience and perseverance to achieve that thought, will follow. If you are a person LIT, all the turns you take in life will be the right turn. Nothing major was ever achieved without primarily believing it would happen!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Dreams, Just like happiness, success are worthwhile when progressively realized .Every one of us have dreams, be it the one we see subconsciously when we sleep or the one we envisage during the daytime. No man has ever succeeded in intentionally stopping himself from dreaming. Experts are of the opinion that, the dreams we see at night are, in fact, the manifestations of our activities during the day.
On the other hand, day-dreams are the manifestations of what we would like to do. They show us the picture of a prospective future, as we want it to be. And these are the ones that will, in reality, manifest itself. Luckily, we have a choice to decide what to dream about and hence what to bring about. I am not quite sure how many of you believe the above statement.
Most achievements were a blueprint initially; and even before it was a blueprint – it was in the hearts of some people. Now when we stand in front of such huge monuments or wonders and think about the person behind it, we must also understand the dream that he had, the courage that he had to follow his heart…
We feel that some people are ‘lucky’ – they get their breaks, get ahead and become world famous and rich. Most others – the ones, whom we entitle ‘unlucky’, starve, live in poverty, and die miserably. Now what could the difference be? Is it because their surroundings and circumstances did not favor their growth, or is it because they did not know how to become a super achiever? You are not the product of your circumstances; you are the product of the choices you make – today, this minute, this second.
There are some laws that are applicable to all human beings, whether he is man, woman, black, white, poor or rich. These laws are called as the universal laws, and it is applicable in all walks of life. There are some resources that all of us have in the same quantity – 24 hours, degree of hope, ability to dream, ability to communicate, throb to socialize. Now, we can have the answer to all the questions if we know how to exploit our priceless possessions to the max.
The higher your dreams, the higher placed you will be in life. Successful people – focus on things that they want in life and unsuccessful people – focus on things that they don’t want. What is it that you really want? The dreams that we see today are going to come true, for sure, tomorrow; we have two choices: either to discard them or to have the courage to follow them.
Just like any powerful entity, dreams can be positive or negative – lets all learn to follow the good dreams, because they are the ones that will earn us goodwill. Make sure you have the same dream every day, let there be focus of energy. Let the dream be so powerful enough to move your subconscious mind. Let the dream be so big to shape your surroundings and circumstances. Let the dream be so good, that it will bring prosperity to millions, not just you alone.
If our ex-president stated “India is becoming a super power by 2020” it has a lot to do with the dreams we carry every day. God knows, maybe it may be one of us topping the Forbes billionaire chart that day. Life’s success never goes to the faster, stronger or the better man – it always goes to the one who thinks he can!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Isn't it quite amazing to see that in the corporate world and any business in general, you find more work. struggle, tension, stress and burn outs as you go higher up the ladder? This is something that we have observed, and dared not question . Why do you think we will have more tensions and burnouts when we climb the so called corporate ladder?
We generally expect to have more freedom, more time, more fun and more relaxation when we get promoted to a senior level, but we all find ourselves in a sorry state, with even greater tensions and responsibilities. Lets analyze the growth pattern of two kinds of people (1) Corporate employee (2) Businessman
Corporate employees are instructed by their higher management to work harder, stay longer at work, learn all the extra skills required, do all that takes to get you promoted to the level of a manager. When a promotion is offered, naturally everyone accept it because it brings in more money or maybe more importantly, it’s recognition. Nothing brings us more joy than to be promoted and have our subordinates report to us or be included in a senior level discussion.
The increment in salary may be nominal, but surely the position you are offered will cover up for it. So we take the promotion, not only to realize that we have to work additional hours every day but also have to take on more responsibilities being in the senior level. Can you think of your boss or manager who leaves home before you do ? Factually speaking that's not absence of leadership, but its a whole system gone wrong.
Is there a system that is totally opposite to the one in corporate world, the one in which we get more freedom and spare time as we go up in the ladder? Yet to find out.
Now lets analyze a traditional businessman, he too faces the same challenge of having more struggles and stress as his business grows. He might be having more time freedom when he was making sales of 5000 rupees a day, can we imagine what will be his emotional state when he stretches out to transact 5 million a day? So the scenario is moreover the same here too, the only difference being, the employees are actually in a better shape – only need to face a limited amount of stress and depression.
The new generation people think ”Guys, its anyway tough to climb the ladder, and most certainly your life is gonna get stressful as you go up !”.
I recently asked one friend, “you are working so hard, what are your future plans?” he said “Prepare for CAT and take an MBA” so I asked “after you take an MBA – may be you will have to do a tougher job than you do today?” he said “I know the new job will be tiresome, but Chap if you need to be successful you need to work hard in life”. I was shocked.
So we cannot be blamed, no one told us of a system that will help us get more freedom as we move up the ladder. A system where all the struggle is at the bottom, all the struggle is being a fresher, may be all the struggle we need to put is when we are having no liabilities ( like family, kids, EMI – house, car etc). The higher you go, the more free you become. May be when you become the director of this system you only have to visit foreign countries, take a star cruise or simply roam about in the new Mercedes. Is this system imaginary or does it really exists? Yet to find out.
May be we can expect some great entrepreneurs to research, built and establish such a system that will bring joy, wealth, happiness, wellness to millions of families. What do you really think of such a system, will it not be a great hit, if we could actually explain it to others? Let’s put our hands together in prayer to the almighty, that we get the wisdom to understand and execute this wonderful system and plan!
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
The golden rule in any self-sustaining business is “Learn – Do – Teach” and in the general corporate world it is “Learn – Teach”. This statement needs no further explanation. Almost all big business owners laid their foundation to LEARN the nuances of the business, taking time to DO it and later they become leaders and TEACH others to do the same. This is why the business is highly but delayed gratification. Now no one expects the corporate to follow the “L-D-T”, they get their businesses done by a mere “L-T”, seriously I do not know why it’s this way, but let’s accept it for true.
If you can observe, the person who is motivating you in your job will be a person who has not done your kind of work himself. They call in external trainers to help you out. Whereas in business atmosphere, it seldom clicks – all business owners demand to counsel with a person who knows what their business is.
We all have very, very short lives – even if you live 120 years, you are not going to learn all the systems and processes in the world. If you have learned something; dont wait to start doing it, and once you are an expert; dont wait to teach others. But never insist on teaching something that you haven’t yet learned. You wont have a reputation there.
The personal development industry has grown so big and it remains a promise for the generations to come, but the challenge we may not see is that – there are lots of people out there who have not done what they say and say what they have done. Its your responsibility to choose the right mentor, then only will real personal growth happen.
You Learn by Doing, Do by Learning, Do by Teaching and Teach by Doing but never teach by learning and learn by teaching. Pretty confusing right ? Now I have heard people say to me, “Boy you don’t do what you say and how come you continue to blog”. Now that is something that you have to decide, you might have read my earlier blogs as well – If I am improving, its because I have done what I said and if the standard has gone down its the other way round.
The entire personal development industry works on the principle of thought provocation. No one in this universe but you can change your action and results. If my articles have in some way motivated you or at some point of time helped you, I shall consider myself the most satisfied person on earth. Now someone asked me that when all your articles basically emphasize the same point, then why do you have to write a lot and confuse us? That’s because different people think differently, hence it’s tough to say what may motivate someone?
There is no better day than today to change your fortune and success. A small change everyday for a person can bring about a revolution to the entire mankind, and I believe in something called as the evolution – you become a better person than your predecessor. You are the best person walking on this planet that can guide many people to their destiny. Any change is grudging, but most certainly it is highly rewarding.
There are millions of people who wish to be mediocre, nothing can be done there. But there are thousands who wish to grow and out grow – the only thing they lack is the right vehicle for growth. You practice the “L-D-T” principle, and you cannot be outrun. Go give your best shot buddy!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I have heard people state that successes and failures are states of mind and that we have the ability to switch between success and failure. The explanation, I can think of for this, is that both successes and failures are manufactured products that can be bought from the market just like the way we buy a TV for a price. Some people choose to win and the others choose to loose, its not that failure happens automatically – its that they choose to loose. Now thats something very hard to accept, so let me try to convince you.
Failure and success come with a guarantee card that lasts till you buy the next product. If you buy success now, you can continue enjoying successes till you buy another failure product. Now it is very easy to merge the god given products (like love, happiness, affection) with the success product and those like anger, frustration, and hatred with the failure products.
If we learn as to what will make us fail, we may/can refrain from doing it.
I am not quite sure if success is the opposite to failure, but quite sure that success can be bought by deciding not to fail. The guarantee of success is just one sentence “To be in the right business at the right time with the right kind of resources”. If you don’t believe it still, you can ask any winner.
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