Thursday, December 31, 2009

Perfect 10 of 2010!!

My 2010 New Year's Resolutions

10)I will not build a physique which will be envied by peers....sorry John.

9)I will not control my breath and strain my body....sorry Baba Ramdev.

8)I will not learn the artistic way of living life.... sorry Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji.

7)I will not promise Rhea of coming home before the Sunset.

6)I will not promise myself of joining the 5'o clock Achievers club.... sorry Robin Sharma.

5)I will not make my money work for me.... sorry Guarav Mashruwala.

4)I will not start my novel called "Journey of an unknown Indian".... sorry Chetan Bhagat.

3)I will not love my company.... thanks Narayan Murthy.

2)I will not make any effort to keep myself highly effective to be successful....sorry Stephen Covey.

1)I will not do any effort to stop myself from breaking all the New Year's Resolutions and will do exactly opposite ......sorry Pijush.

Wish you all a Very Happy 2010!!

Pull that nail out!!

I always kept wondering why many amongst us felt pangs of entrepreneurship only on Fridays.And all our plans start getting shape with products,services,channel,supply chain,vendors during the day.We discuss our alliances,partnership,capital and profit sharing for the envisaged venture.

However by Monday morning all entrepreneurship dreams suddenly disappear and by Monday morning we are there in the daily rut and gets ourselves deep inside our present life.

This syndrome of mine almost becoming an entrepreneur on Fridays and finding myself in the daily grind on Mondays came to a halt with my friend Rajesh Iyer narrating me a good story..

"There was a dog living in some part of the world.Tommy have a strange habit of howling once in the day.The homo sapiens around the doggy were irritated and at the same time amazed and at this behaviour.One smart Alec decided to investigate the matter of once in a day "howling" issue.

Smart Alec probed the entire matter by diagnosing the doggy and was surprised to find a big nail stuck inside the dog's one foot.He analyzed that the Tommy was living with the nail for years and he never used to realize the existence of the nail as he was busy in making his both ends meet.

When the doggy was at peace,it starts realizing the existence of the nail and feels the excruciating pain and it starts howling at the top of his voice".

There are so many tommys amongst us who have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and who can be the next Ambani or Tata but they keep that nail inside them and suffer the entire life by being a decorated employee rather than taking the plunge and becoming the next entreprenuer on the block.

The challenge is to just remove the " nail of being an employee" from your life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Real Life Leadership situation..Feed the good wolves!!

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt.
He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the
vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The
grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather
answered, 'The one I feed.'

How do we avoid feeding the vengeful and violent wolf?

This wolf is very attractive and without any hardwork in short run and but can be detrimental to us in long run.

The other wolf does not seem to be attractive in short run but can be very fruitful in life in longer run.

We are in this type of cross roads most of the times in our daily life.

The best way to to resolve this type of dilemma is at the individual level,the changes we need to do is in our conscious level of mind every time we face such situations.

One way is to not to take the decisions ourselves.This does not mean we should everytime consult someone else.Many a times its not possible for an individual is because of the privacy.

So whats the way out ?Who will take the decision for us?

Treat ourselves as a company and like companies important decisions by putting up the proposal in front of the Board of Directors,we should appoint a virtual Board of Directors.

In the Board we should keep our family members,important persons in our life ,career and also we can appoint certain personalities Mahatma Gandhi,Nelson Mandela,etc.

Before taking any decision the best thing is bring the proposal in front of our Board.Let the board members take a decision for us.

What will our kids say about this decision?What will our parents say about this decision?What will our teachers say?What will eminent personalities say about this?

By this practice we can always feed the good wolves in our heart.

So who's on your Board ?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Latch your Mind to your goals!!

Why does an average Joe succeed in his life when the best are still struggling to pull on?

A small peek into the lives of the successful personalities brings out interesting reading.

The most successful personalities were not most brilliant among their peer groups.

Bill Gates,Dhirubhai Ambani,Warren Buffet falls under this category.

The most successful personalities were not even recognized for future success by their peer group.Then how come they have achieved their goals.Then how come they were way ahead of the generalia.

The successful people have first latched their minds to their goals and disallowed all distractions.

Then they the fully utilized their 24 hrs,when others were whiling their time they were toiling to make themselves reach their goals and clear all the hurdles in the path.

They kept themselves motivated in face of failures when a lessor mortal would have given it up.

They conceived ideas of wealth creations when others st rived to make both ends meet.

This shows the most brilliant marks does not always pave the way towards success but hardwork combined with skyhigh goals always do !!

Just Latch your Mind to your Goals and Achieve what you want!!