HOW TO COMBINE CREATIVITY AND RESULTS!!

In academia, critical thinking is the norm, and asking questions is desirable. On most campuses, questioning ideas is the first step, and the second is questioning the question. As a result, academia has a reputation for being too open-ended and sluggish.

In Industry, we prefer to set a deadline, get things done, focus on execution. we worry that thinking about an idea could hold up progress. I suggest you combine the two approaches to be sure you are both thinking creatively and getting results.

Ask lots of questions but don’t let the questions impede movement. The questions should drive you toward a clear and defensible outcome.

Enough said!!

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CAN WE LEARN TO LISTEN BETTER??

For  years, leadership experts have been encouraging Managers to improve their listening skills. Good listening is not just about making the speaker feel respected and heard; it is also about making sure you understand what’s truly said. I may suggest you these three tips for better listening:

  • Think: Engage in the conversation by thinking ahead and anticipating what the speaker is going to say. Try to anticipate the conclusions. Don’t just hear the words.
  • Review: Pause briefly and mentally summarize the points.
  • Listen; Watch nonverbal cues that could indicate what the speaker is not saying. What is not said is often as important as what is…..!

Enough said!

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HOW TO CAPTURE BIG IDEAS IN MOST SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS!!

It is my suggestion that don’t rely on your memory or iphone to record and capitalize on  good ideas. Go old school with a stack of 3×5 index cards. Carry them with you and, when you hear a good idea, write it down.

Trust me, the physicality of the cards forces you to reflect on them at the end of the day, and the act of writing down the idea helps you remember and process them. Having the blank cards in your pocket is also useful reminder to be looking for new ideas and, most importantly, to listen.

Enough for today!

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WHY AND HOW TO DEDICATE ONE HOUR OUT OF 24 TO YOURSELF AND GET 23 BACK IN YOUR CONTROL!

I have some very important message to all my readers through my today’s 402nd post. If you dedicate 1 hour daily for just yourself, it will help you assess, analyze, absorb, adopt, accommodate, and attribute towards others what needs to be attributed.

You must observe complete and absolute silence. Devote a place in your house, whether indoors or outdoors that has absolutely no distraction and where you cannot be disturbed. No music, no TV or a movie during this dedicated one hour.

Key elements:

  • Begin by having a conversation with the Lord, putting down the questions for Him. Seek, question and talk from your heart.

 

  • If God answers your prayer, He is increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience. If He does not answer, He has something better for you.

 

  • From my experience, many questions that I do write to Him always find their own answers. Somehow, somewhere, almost inevitably the answers come.

 

  • When you spend one hour alone in complete silence and converse with HIM on any matter, your energy starts to radiate and you will be at complete peace with yourself. You will be a source of strength and vitality to others which is contagious. Then wherever you go, whoever you meet, they will perceive this in you.

 

  • When we are in a complete silence for an hour, we put our mind in a state of quiescence and it becomes the perfect instrument through which the best of ourselves manifests.

 

  • When you converse with Him on your problems, you will find the answers that, in turn, will lead to better questions. This is your private conversation with God and is done in whatever way you feel comfortable. Pray, Seek and ask Him the questions in your heart that needs answers. your reflection must be written down.

 

  • You can spend some time to reflect back on yesterday and where you could have improved or done a task better. Analyze why the task was not done, if not done.

 

  • Write down all your plans for the day. Do not overpromise and underdeliver.

 

  • Pick a book from any field that will enhance your knowledge. Read for 10-15 minutes.

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YOUR MENTOR CAN BE YOUR LIFELINE!!

                  ONLINE MENTOR SCHOOL

Yes! there is no doubt that your Mentor can be your lifeline. To have a Mentor is very important for your success in life.He plays a very major and bigger role when you get stuck up in life.

If you think likewise, you may join my online Mentor school free of cost.There are only 10 seats available at present.So i will accept membership on first come first basis.

You may send your request for membership at id-singhravi1952@gmail.com.

People enrolled will be informed through email.

Thanks and Best Regards

Ravi Singh

 

 

HOW TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT A PROBLEM AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE!!

Yes! Most of our problems appear as they do because of the way we look at them. So there is a need to change the way you look at a problem!!

Do you hate your job and feel that you are grossly underpaid? Is there a subject that you despise and hate studying? Is there someone who is being rude and nasty to you all the time? Have you been wondering why things are the way they are? May be you should hear the story of the evil monster and the little boy.

Long ago, there lived a monster in a tiny village. The villagers were terrified of it and felt their hamlet was cursed to have such a creature living in their midst. Several men tried to fight the monster. One man attacked it with a sword, but the creature grabbed the weapon, almost magically pulled out another sword-twice as large, twice as sharp- and cut the man in half. Another time, a villager set off with a huge wooden club to clobber the monster. The monster responded by slamming the man with a wooden club twice as heavy as the one he had brought along. On yet another occasion, a villager tried to set the monster on fire. But the monster merely opened its mouth to swallow the fire and, in turn, spewed leaping flames that roasted the poor man.

Scared by these incidences, the village folk gave up trying to fight the monster. They began to believe that this was their fate and they would have to learn to live with it. Then, one day, a little boy said he would go and vanquish the monster. The people were surprised, but despite their skepticism, went along to see the little boy take on the monster.

As the boy looked up at the giant, the monster just flared its nostrils and glared back. The people were frightened. The little boy took out an apple and offered it to the monster. The monster grabbed it, popped it into its mouth, and then thrust its clenched fist in front of the boy. As the fist slowed opened, the people were astonished to see that it held two delicious apples. Twice as red and twice as large as the boy had offered.

The boy then took out a little earthen pot with some water and gave it to the monster. It took that and responded by placing in front of the boy two urns made of gold, filled with delicious juice. The people were ecstatic. They suddenly realized that the monster was not a curse, but a boon to the village. The little boy smiled and the giant just smiled back.

While this story is centuries old, the monster is still around us- in colleges, in offices and in our lives. Most of our problems appear as they do because of the way we look at them. You get back what you give. Twice as much!!

Is someone being rude to you? May be you need to change the way you behave with them. And no, don’t wait for them to change, you need to change first! If you get to work every morning hating each moment you spend in office, it is unlikely you will do a great job. Be nice to the college’s ‘Ms Nasty’. You will discover that the evil monster is infact a benevolent giant.

It is significant that it took a little child to discover the true colours of the monster. Children don’t have preconceived notions. They believe the world is a wonderful place. Its only as they grow up that the optimism vanished and the negative conditioning sets in.

Let that child in you take over. Look at everything you dread with fresh eyes- be it rude colleagues, a tough boss or a horrible job. May be monster is really a nice guy. Change the way you look at it and see the difference!

Message

What you give, you get back!

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WHY THINK-‘IF I HELP THEM, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME?’ THINK – ‘IF I DON’T HELP THEM, WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?’

It is a story that is over a more than hundred years old but the lessons are still relevant today. The year was 1892, the place: Stanford University. An eighteen year-old student was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan and not knowing where to turn for money, he came up with a bright idea.

A friend and he decided to host a concert on campus to raise money for their education. They reached out to pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski, who was quite a superstar  then. Paderewski’s manager demanded a guaranteed fee of 2000 dollars for the piano recital. They agreed. A deal was struck. And the boys began to work to make the concert a success.

The big day arrived. Paderewski, performed at Stanford. But unfortunately, they had not managed to sell enough tickets. The total collection was only 1600 dollars. Disappointed, they went to Paderewski and explained their plight. They gave him the entire 1600 dollars, plus a cheque for the balance 400 dollars. They promised to honour the cheque as soon as they could. ‘No way!’ said Paderewski. This is just not acceptable!’ he tore up the cheque, returned the cash and told the two boys, ‘here is the 1600 dollars. Please deduct whatever expenses you have incurred. Keep the money you need for your fees. You can just give me whatever is left!’ the boys were surprised and overjoyed. They thanked him a lot.

It was a small act of kindness. But it clearly marked o Paderewski as someone special.

He would have been within his rights to demand his ‘guaranteed money’. Moreover, why should he help two people he did not even know?

We all come across such situations in our lives. Times when other people need our help. Most of us only think, if I help them, what will happen to me?’ the truly great people think, ‘ if I don’t help them what will happen to them?’. Most of us only think of ourself, the loss we might incur, the trouble we might have to go through and the sacrifice we need to make. The true greats don’t think of themselves. They think of the difference their actions could make to other people, and that’s what drives their actions.

They help not because someone else is watching, or because it will look good when the world finds out. They don’t do it expecting something in return. They do it because they feel it’s the right thing to do.

It may not surprise you to know that Paderewski went on to become the Prime Minister of Poland. He was a great leader, but unfortunately, when the world war began, Poland was ravaged. There were over one and a half million people starving in his country, and there was no money to feed them. Paderewski did not know where to turn for help.

He reached out to the United States Food and Relief Administration for help. Its head was a man called Herbert Hoover, who later became the US president. Hoover agreed to help and quickly shipped tonnes of foodgrains to feed the starving polish people. A big calamity was averted. A relieved Paderewski decided to meet Hoover and thank him in person.

When Paderewski began to express his gratitude to Hoover for his noble gesture, Hoover quickly interjected and said, ‘you should not be thanking me, Mr. Prime Minister! You may not remember this, but several years ago, you helped two young students go through college in the U.S. I was one of them.

Do something selfless today! Help someone!! Just do it without expecting anything, anything in return. The world is  a wonderful place. What goes around, usually comes around.

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