TAKE OWNERSHIP!

Autonomy, influence, and a sense of meaning are all associated with lower stress. If you need to find more joy, take on a new project that will improve your job, team, or workplace.  I have done it myself and experienced its result.

While you may not have the same degree of freedom that an entrepreneur does, you can surely find ways  to set the agenda and claim ownership of tasks and projects.

This ownership will likely improve job satisfaction( an issue these days) while adding an important accomplishment to your resume.

HOW IS THIS?

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HOW TO GET CREATIVE BY ZONING OUT!!

Studies have shown that an idle brain is more likely to come up with a new idea. Yet we often feel that we need to focus.

Try taking mental breaks from e-mail and deadlines and let your mind wander. These breaks can be critical to remaining creative and open to fresh idea. You can take a short break during a hectic day or you can opt for a longer,creative sabbatical over a week, month, or year. Regardless of the duration, be sure you are giving your mind needed space to think for the long term and big picture.

TRY THIS!

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What it takes to succeed in life?

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN LIFE?

My reply will always be when it is a question of your life and death!! Before i elaborate on my reply, i would like to remind you that famous proverb of Beau Taplin:

“On the difficult days,when the worlds on you shoulder,

remember that diamonds are made under the weight of mountains”.

I have walked through, like other people, the most difficult times in my life by always reminding me this proverb and so can you-during the most difficult times in your life. The day you have a heart attack, i bet, you quit smoking next day, if not same day. WHY? SIMPLE! It is now a question of your life and death-do you agree or not?

Let me share with you a very interesting story. A disciple once asked his GURU(Mahatma) that what was the secret of success.Mahatma asked his disciple that if he was really serious to know the secret of success,he should come to the nearby river tomorrow  sharp 4 in the morning. His disciple gladly agreed and was at the river side next day 4am.

He found that his Guru was already inside the river,performing prayer.Guruji called his disciple inside the river water,hold his disciple’s hair in his hand and put his head under the water.When disciple was short of breadth,he wanted to get his head out of the water.But Guruji did not allow him to do so.A point came,when disciple was totally out of breadth and felt death like situation.But Guruji had held his head so tight under the water,that he couldnot do anything.When disciple was virtually losing his breadth to a death like situation,he suddenly pushed back Guruji with all his force and managed to emerge out of the water.The disciple angrily asked guruji-why did he do this cruelity to him.Guruji told him-“THIS IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESS”.You succeed in life,when it is a question of your life and death.The disciple touched the feet of his guru to pay his gratitude to him for this eye-opening lesson.

Likewise,when you are down in dumps,remember to keep kicking,keep fighting.It is important to ensure that in such cases,you do not get shocked into inaction like a deer caught in a car’s headlight.YOU MUST KEEP TRYING.What you do in these difficult times will determine-what happens to you next.Yes,it may also happen that simply fighting hard in a difficult situation may not guarantee you a success.But remember,not trying and simply giving up will only guarantee FAILURE.

This could not only be key to your survival,it could potentially be a Life Changer.If you find you are suddenly fired from the job,don’t fret. It just may be the perfect opportunity to hone a new skill or develop a latent talent.That could totally change your life for better.People have switched careers and turned to Blogging,writing,teaching,farming etc and discovered far more joy in their new-found vocations than their earlier jobs,what fat pay cheques and fancy designations could never have given them.People have started business  in their most difficult hour,that brought them unimagined fame and wealth.

IT IS YOUR TURN NOW TO TAKE THE PLUNGE!!

MY MESSAGE TO YOU

That moment of strife,that hour of darkness,those Crisis-ridden days could be the opportunity to craft a new beginning.A NEW VICTORY!!!

GOOD LUCK.

 

SAVING-AS WE SEE IN 21st CENTURY

If a life of respect and dignity is important to you,you must take good care of your hard-earned money and health-THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT. In other words,you must save every month a pre-determined percentage of your regular income and also be in good health to use this saved money,should a need arise.I would be honest in telling you that i could never form this habit in my long career and have paid a very heavy price for this.Hence, i thought of sharing my thoughts with you all,so that you dont become a victim like me and are not caught on the wrong foot at your prime age.

We are not talking here about savings in a conventional sens but in context where its definition and scope have changed and i would like to present it for all those people,who may not be aware about this new realities.Saving money does not necessarily mean securing your  post-retirement period.

Days are gone when people use to have a smooth and on time retirement from the job at the age of 60 or so.In the present industry scenario,people are being asked to put up their papers at the prime age of 40,45 or 50 for different strategic reasons,when your family responsibilities are at peak or likely to be at peak.To give you an example,i know a young and bright software engineer who after working in infosys for 12 years,moved to IBM in 2010.He had a very distinguished career both at Infosys and and IBM.But to his surprise,he was recently asked to put up his papers at the prime age of 42 when he had a major family responsibilities.Since he was young,he had not saved money.There are many such cases to have happened in last few years and i am aware of them.This kind of emerging scenario is a warning to all of us that we should be prepared to face any unforeseen loss of job at any given time.

THIS NEEDS TO DEVELOP A MINDSET TO:

1-Save money to the extent possible,while we are in job.

2- Have a ready backup plan in case of sudden loss of job.

WE should come out of  that mindset that there is no hurry to save money at such a young age and you can always start saving money at a later stage.you need to tell yourself that what you save today will not necessarily be required by you after your superannuation or retirement from the job.You may need your savings at any time.because misfortune do not come to you knocking your door.

ANY THING CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME IN YOUR LIFE-this is life reality.you must accept it and take measures in advance to have a ready backup plan for the survival of your family and you.

I would like to tell you about another person who was a senior corporate manager in a reputed company and had a track record of star performer.Due to company’s average age policy,he was suddenly asked to put up his papers.This sudden loss of job came to that senior manager at a time when he had taken home loan from the bank and was  paying Rs 35,000 Monthly EMI. This sudden stoppage of monthly income left him high and dry.He did not have any back up plan.He somehow pulled up his resources to pay the home loan for next 2 years but ultimately,had to sell his two prime flats to pay off entire bank loan.He had also not saved enough money to effectively handle this crisis.What happened to that senior manager is anybody’s guess.

 

MY MESSAGE 

PL WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.

START SAVING TODAY!!

 

 

OUR OWN ACTIONS ARE REASONS FOR OUR ANXIETIES AND FEARS!!

Sounds familiar? Do you find it difficult to trust other people? Reality is- we often distrust other people and suspect them of doing things that often mirror our own actions.

Maybe the story of a boy and his marbles make you understand better what I want to tell you. It’s a simple story about two children- WITH A MESSAGE FOR ALL GROWN UPS.

A Little boy and a girl were playing near their house. The boy has a pocketful of marbles, while the girl had some candy. As the boy kept playing with the marbles, he constantly eyed the candy in the girls hands. His mouth was watering. He made her an offer. He would give her all his marbles in exchange for the candy, the girl happily agreed.

The boy slyly hid the biggest and the most beautiful marble in his pocket and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him ALL the candy as promised.

The girl, that night, played for a while with the marbles before going to bed. And she slept soundly. The boy, however, just could not sleep. He kept wondering if the girl had hidden the best candy and kept it with her- just as he had done with his marbles.

SHE SLEPT WELL BUT HE DIDN’T!

The point is when we face a trust issue, we normally tend to believe that the problem is with the other person.But often the problem lies in us,not them. The way we see the world treating us is usually a reflection of the way we treat other people, YES, THIS IS A FACT!!

Maybe you should ask yourself if you are the one hiding the best marble. The next time you find yourself doing a candy-for-marble swap, remember to play a fair game KEEP YOUR WORD IN TOTALITY. GIVE. You might think you have got a little less in the bargain than what you could have.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?  YOU WILL HAVE A SOUND SLEEP!!

MESSAGE

KEEP YOUR WORD. GIVE. SLEEP WELL WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.

IT IS VERY SATISFYING !!

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A SMALL SERVICE TO MY BELOVED READERS:

As i am also a life coach, if you so desire, you can refer to me  your personal, professional and family issues either through my blog or my email (given below) and I would send you my advice within a week.I am extending my services  to you for a very nominal  fee of 1 $ per advice which I only want to charge because when you get something free, you do not value it.My main objective

is to give you the benefit of my knowledge and three decades experience  so that you begin to think and understand life issues in an appropriate and rational manner and right perspective and lead a calm,anxiety free and happy life.

My email: ravi_singh52@hotmail.com

Thanks and Regards.

RESPECT MONEY ELSE IT WILL LEAVE YOU!!!!!

IN the year 2008 when everyone was talking about pink slips and zero bonuses and crashing stock markets,it reminds me a story that controlled our tendency to behave  somewhat irrationally in money matters.

Imagine that you are in a store,buying a watch.You like the brand and the design.The strap is just right.Price is Rs 999 that fits your budget.You decide to pick it up but just as you are about to pay for it,you bump into a dear friend.He notices the watch and tells you that he has seen the same watch in the store across the road-priced at Rs 899.A WHOLE HUNDRED RUPEES LOWER!

What would you do? Most of us,I am sure,would walk across to the other store, and save hundred rupees.Why spend Rs 999 when you can get the same watch for Rs 899?Makes sense!

Now,let us imagine another scenario.you are at the store buying an expensive swiss watch.you like the brand and the design.It is priced at Rs1,50,200.And you decide to pick it up.Just as you are about to pay for it,you bump into a dear friend He tells you that the same watch is  available at a store across the road for Rs 1,50,100. A WHOLE HUNDRED RUPEES LOWER!

What would you do now? Like most people,you would probably stay put and buy it there only at the same store.Afterall,what is hundred rupees value when you are spending some1,50,000 rupees?

But we tend to get carried away by an unrelated metric.How much we are spending at a given moment affects our perception of the money being saved.If saving hundred rupees matters to you,it should matter to you regardless of whether you are spending 2000 rupees or 200,000 rupees.we all need to learn  the value of small stuff,those hundred rupees note,regardless of how much we spend.In times of abundance,it is good to be cautious.It may just help stretch the abundance a bit.

Getting money to work for you is no different from getting people to work for you.IF YOU DON’T TREAT YOUR MONEY WITH RESPECT,IT WILL LEAVE YOU. And when the recession hits-as it will sometime-those who valued those hundred rupees even while they were spending big,will find themselves better placed to tide over the difficult times.

                                                                                 MESSAGE

In times of abundance,be always cautious.It may just help stretch the abundance a bit. If hundred rupees really matters to you,it should matter to you regardless of of whether you are spending 2000 rupees or 200,000 rupees.

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A SMALL SERVICE TO MY BELOVED READERS:

As i am also a life coach, if you so desire, you can refer to me  your personal, professional and family issues either through my blog or my email (given below) and I would send you my advice within a week.I am extending my services  to you for a very nominal  fee of 1 $ per advice which I only want to charge because when you get something free, you do not value it.My main objective

is to give you the benefit of my knowledge and three decades experience  so that you begin to think and understand life issues in an appropriate and rational manner and right perspective and lead a calm,anxiety free and happy life.

My email: ravi_singh52@hotmail.com

Thanks and Regards.

THE MAGIC OF PERSEVERANCE!!

To make you believe that Persistence pays in all walks of life,I would give you a live example of a great Sri Lankan Cricketer,which has always inspired me and I still continue to read this story when I feel the need for self motivation.

That great cricketer is none than Marvan Ata pattu who made his debut in Test Cricket for Sri Lanka but scored zero in his first innings.And  again zero in second innings.He was dropped from the team.So he went back to the nets for more practice.It was only after a wait of 21 months,he got a second chance.

He tried his best this time,but scored zero in the first innings and 1 run in second innings.Dropped again,he went back for more serious practice.He scored tonnes of runs to get out of the painful memories of the Test failures.Well,17 months later,opportunity again knocked at his door.Marvan went to bat in both the innings of the Test.His score:0 and 0

Back to the rigorous practice.The selectors felt that he lacked Test-match temperament.His technique wasn’t good enough at the Test match level.But undaunted, Marvan kept trying with some hope that selectors would someday give him another chance.

Three years later,he got another chance.This time he made runs and in an outstanding career thereafter,he went on to score over 5000 runs for Sri Lanka.This included 16 centuries and 6 double centuries.He never looked back and eventually he became Captain of the Sri Lankan Test cricket team.

JUST THINK ABOUT IT! How many of us can handle failure and rejections the way he handled? IT was six years of trying and failing.Anybody would have been tempted to shift and persue another career.But he did not and THAT MADE THE REAL DIFFERENCE.The next time you are staring at possible failure or rejection in life,think of this great Marvan and just remember this:If you don’t give up,if you believe in yourself,if you stay the course,time will change one day and you would eventually succeed and prove your worth someday.

THIS IS THE LAW OF NATURE AND MAGIC OF PERSEVERANCE.

                                                                MESSAGE

Once,Winston Churchill was asked the secret of success in life.His reply was:NEVER GIVE UP.NEVER,NEVER GIVE UP!

IF YOU FOLLOW HIS ADVICE,PERSEVERANCE WILL REWARD YOU SOMEDAY.

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A SMALL SERVICE TO MY BELOVED READERS:

As i am also a life coach, if you so desire, you can refer to me  your personal, professional and family issues either through my blog or my email (given below) and I would send you my advice within a week.I am extending my services  to you for a very nominal  fee of 1 $ per advice which I only want to charge because when you get something free, you do not value it.My main objective

is to give you the benefit of my knowledge and three decades experience  so that you begin to think and understand life issues in an appropriate and rational manner and right perspective and lead a calm,anxiety free and happy life.

My email: ravi_singh52@hotmail.com

Thanks and Regards.