Why stress?


While working with freshers we notice that they get stressed quickly… We can very well understand the reason behind this mindset because they have never been exposed to;

  • Criticism
  • Humiliation
  • Aggression
  • Pressure
  • Targets
  • Provocation etc

When they get exposed all of a sudden they get bogged down which leads to stress… One thing they fail to realize is that their first 3-4 years of their career is their honeymoon period… As they grow their responsibility will grow personally and professionally…

In my case I took up entrepreneurship as a career and first four years were really like a hell… When I look back those were the days I learned a lot… As a fresh entrepreneur I had to learn the nuances of business like;

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance Management
  • Operational Knowledge
  • Public Relations

And a whole bunch of things… When I was exposed all of a sudden I suffocated… But situation made me not to quit which eventually carved a personality in me and an identity in me…

Likewise when people start their career they must realize that they are working on their;

  • Soft-Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Team Work

They are in the verge of carving their own identity… So, one needs lots of patience and perseverance… They must have trust and belief in their leaders who are going to be their mentors…

Last thing I’d like to tell people is to think and take time to choose their leader or mentor… Once decided one has to show patience, belief and trust in their leader and never quit until the mission is accomplished…

Last but not least remember these quotes friends…

Heated GOLD becomes Ornament!!!
Beaten COPPER becomes Wire!!!
Depleted STONE becomes Statue!!!

So more the pain you face in your life more valuable you become…

Learning to Live without Recognition is a SKILL!!!


There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat…..
One day, the horse became ill. So he called the veterinarian, who said:

“Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days.
I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.

Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation.

The next day, they gave the horse the medicine and left.

The goat approached the horse and said: “Be strong, my friend.
Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep!”

On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.

The goat came back and said: “Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die!
Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three…”

On the third day, they came to give the horse the medicine and the vet said:
“Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise,
the virus might spread and infect the other horses”.

After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: “Listen pal, it’s now or never!
Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great!
Come on, one, two, three… Good, good. Now faster, come on…… Fantastic! Run, run more!
Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion…!!!”

All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting:
It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!!!!

The Lesson:
Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.

Remember:
LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT RECOGNITION IS A SKILL!!!!

If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember:

AMATEURS BUILT THE ARK [which saved all the species]

and

PROFESSIONALS BUILT THE TITANIC [all died tragically]

Best times of life


If I have an opportunity to meet God i’d be really happy to thank him for giving me such a life… Right from my childhood my life has been exciting with lots of uncertainties… The best part of my life are those tough times and I’ve been blessed with lots of tough times…

In my 12 year as an entrepreneur last 6 months is becoming a best part of life… It has been really interesting as there are lots of challenging situations… We had lots of unexpected turns, Lots of downs, Little ups, Failures, Struggles etc… Overall this is for the first time I’m enjoying the experience of running thru a tough time… I think am maturing as a person… Am enjoying because;

  • Am working almost 16+ hours in a day…
  • Working along with all the teams and that too on the floor…
  • Working with a very lean financial situation…
  • For the first time gave some room for personal life…

I pray to the almighty that I come across lots of situations and wish they are different types… All I want is Experience which will help me write a biography which would be of help to others…

The Holiday Experience


This is one movie challenged to me to finish watching it… First went to my friends house in Yercaud and couldn’t watch the movie completely…

Then I got a CD in Madurai and again I couldn’t finish watching it because of my busy schedule…

Pon my next visit to Madurai I wanted to complete watching the movie and this time there was some problem in the CD…

Finally I accidentally played a movie without realising the CD was inside and not sure about the miracale but CD gofree paired by itself and I watched the movie hassle free… Finally a sense of great relief of completing something which waswalkways challenging me to QUIT…

COMING BACK!! I was impressed with the subject of the movie and not sure how I missed watching this movie on its release…

The movie revolves around breakups and how the leading ladies copes with that failure… Initial explanation on typesold love and the quotes were exceptional…

This movie would have helped me get some solace if I watched during my troubled days…. But even otherwise I ended up doing same things and it helped…

Over all THE HOLIDAY is a biography, motivation and challenge accomplished…

Golden Sayings of Chanakya


“Learn from the mistakes of others… you can’t live long enough to make them all yourselves!!”

“A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first.

“Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

” Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions – Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

“As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

“The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”

“Once you start a working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.”

“God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.”

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”

“Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.”

“Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.”

“Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person.”

“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”

My Cousin’s 1st Love


Just read my Cousin’s blog post and I wanted to share it with all… She has blogged my principles and am proud of her…

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
– Confucius

We all have dreams, of what we must become in the future. When we were young, most of us wanted to be doctors or teachers and well, even rock stars. But as we grow our ambitions also change. When we dig deep and think the main reason for this shift, most probably the reason would be influence. As we grow we take to people and things based on the social circle we belong to.

When we seriously analyse this issue it has 2 facets:

  • Herd mentality
  • Living up to dad’s dream

Let us look into both the causes. The reasons are very common and often spoke of but rarely has anyone applied thought into it. Herd mentality is inevitable side effect of being a Social Animal. When there is a crowd in a restaurant we tend to assume that the food they offer is delicious. But the reason might as well be poor operations in the restaurant. We believe that if there are many people following something then it must be good. Well this is not always true in most cases. The same follow the crowd idea is followed in education as well. As human beings we tend to compare ourself with others and use our peers as anchors to measure our growth. In this process of running behind the crowd we lose happiness. All we dream of is being ahead, the sad fact is that the race is on a circular track and all those who are competing are just going around in circles.

Career decision is as important and at times more important than deciding on whom to wed. For in marriage we have an option of divorce but not in a career. So quit the herd mentality, go into a process of self-discovery. One must dig deep within oneself to find true love; this love will take the one who finds to great heights. The advantage of taking a profession one truly loves is, the outcome of any work will be immaterial the whole process by itself will be enchanting and satisfying. This is where intrinsic rewards come in. A man who is bad at a job he loves will be happier than a man who is the best at the job he hates.

The next big problem is making a bold career choice is influence of parents. India is a country that is strongly rooted in its family system. Children are connected to their parents irrespective of whether they are 5 or 50. This has a bad side. Parents pray and push their children to become something they are not. All children are gifted, not all can or should become lawyers, doctors and engineers. Based on one’s liking and skills profession must be chosen. Children must not try to live the life of their parents dream. We have only one life and we must follow our dream and chase it tirelessly.

Now having realized two main draw backs we have forgotten a main issue. So do all of us know what exactly our dream job is? Well sadly most of us do not have a clue of what we want. But that is ok we can learn. It’s never too late to start.

So for all those who feel that they are not happy with their career choices or those young minds’ who are pondering on what I want to be when I grow up all that I have for you are these 3 golden steps to well, I wouldn’t say success but HAPPINESS(This is a guarantee).

So here they are:

  • Find out what you truly love.
  • Acquire all that it takes to pursue that dream.
  • Finally, enjoy running behind your true love, relish each success and failure.

For all those who need help in this process of self-discovery here are a few suggested readings:
— “To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love”: by Marsha Sinetar
— “Discover Your Passion : An Intuitive Search to Find Your Purpose in Life” Gail A. Cassidy
— “Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Though the Secrets of Personality Type” by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron
— “The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success” by Nicholas Lore
— “What Colour is your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles
— “I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really want” Barbara Sher
— “I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This”: by Julie Jansen
— “Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood” by Marsha Sinatra
— “How to Find the Work You Love” by Laurence G. Boldt

Courtesy: MadhuMitha