Yesterday, a senior leader of Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad officially retired from Rajya Sabha and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to him with teary eyes. No one expects a country’s prime minister to cry in the Parliament, but he did choose to display his emotions without worrying about what the world would think. We all get emotional in our workplaces and tend to burst out in certain situations, while at the same time believe that crying in a professional setting is just about the worst thing one can do. Why is crying at work such a taboo? Anthropologists claim that crying violates ‘display rules,’ or cultural norms for self-expression and socialization. Fortunately, more people (including employers) today are recognizing that crying is part of human nature, and crying at work isn’t a denunciation of your professional abilities, nor it’s only a woman thing. Rather than telling your co-workers not to cryRead More
It’s #Monday again and you are finding it difficult to #focus on your #work, by the time the week ends, you won’t know where the time vanished. You seem to be losing #motivation to be as efficient as you were? Well, you are not alone, this #pandemic has driven many to this state. Minda Zetlin in an Inc.com article recommends three things to bring your mojo back:1) Create rituals – rituals are habits, which you create consciously, to kick start the day and even to end the day. I start my day with my daily prayers and then a short meditation session and end the day with a long walk or a high-intensity exercise session. You can choose what suits you but something that lifts your mood and appeals to your sense 2) Reward yourself – once you complete something important or achieved any small but important task, reward yourself. It can be a small gift, a video game session or evenRead More
Kalia was a dreaded multi-hooded poisonous serpent, who had made the Yamuna his home, near Vrindavan. His presence had made waters of Yamuna poisonous. One day while playing Krishna jumped into the river and ordered Kalia to leave the place, but Kalia refused and attacked Krishna. In a fierce fight, Krishna overpowered Kalia, climbed atop him and danced on his hoods until Kalia reluctantly agreed to leave the place. On inquiring about his resistance, Kalia informed that this was the safest place for him as anywhere else Garuda would attack and kill him. Garuda apparently was cursed to stay away from Vrindavan and hence Kalia found Vrindavan to be the best hideout. Kalia had no intention to fight his fears and had grown comfortable in the waters of Yamuna, however over time, he had started poisoning the place with his venom. His deep desire was to move out but fearRead More
The lesson – after experiencing success in any endeavor, we cannot rest on our laurels. Success can lead to arrogance and mental and physical laziness. Many organizations fail after they succeed because they think assume they own success and forget that it needs proof each time.
Are you an avid consumer of self-help content – books, podcasts, ted talks, videos etc.?
Do you look forward to reading or hear something that will help you become better than what you are today?
Do you compare yourself with others and feel that you lack something and you need to work on yourself to get more socially accepted (and you really don’t know what that more means)
If you answer to the above is yes, then my friend you are not alone…
This is nothing but exuding confidence in something that you are not sure of and acting like you know what it takes to do it. But there’s a fine line between that sentiment and a flat-out lie and you had better be on the right side of it if your business or career can be at stake. On the other hand, you may very well know how to do it but do not come across as confident enough. Even if you may be producing amazing results at your job or in other areas of your life, yet others may still not see you as being competent. Here are 3 tips that can help you exude confidence in what you do and appear more competent 1) Memorize your success – when someone asks what’s new? speak what you were able to achieve in the recent past2) Master body language – thisRead More
Yesterday was a euphoric day for Indians when our team beat #Australia in a Test match held in Australia. #Cricket fans joy knew no bounds but at the same time, even non-cricket fans joined the celebrations and congratulating the team across social platforms. #Sports has something that unites, binds people into one big community and each member of the community experience a kindred spirit and feel closer even to the stranger. Sports fans have a common language, which makes conversations and understanding easier across generations and various backgrounds. You always have something to talk about. Fans feel ecstatic when their team wins, upset when a player is hurt, and sad when the team loses. Sport is great for mental health too as it boosts your testosterone and oxytocin levels. Sports help you get that short escape from your daily routine, even if it is for few hours, you are awayRead More
Since the #lockdown, work seems to have settled quite well in our homes and with that, the balance has gone on a vacation. We need to adopt the idea that few entrepreneurs have been able to successfully implement and that is called ‘Work-life Integration’, which is nothing but a holistic way of working in synergy with our overall environment, including our family and personal health. Here are a three basic recommendations that might be useful…
What differentiates successful people than the average ones? Why only a few people are able to do or achieve something that we can only admire and appreciate? Why we stop at only being an average? Through this short note, introducing you to the 40% rule coined by Dave Goggins, a Navy SEAL and world’s toughest man alive. 40% rule was brought alive by Jesse Itzler when he and his family decided to stay with the SEAL for 30 days.
We admire people whom we think are perfect and underrate ourselves, we don’t understand that it is no one is really perfect. Perfection is a fallacy. Trying to be perfect is like torturing yourself each day, whipping yourself each time you fail. It is not worth it. Try remembering these 5 points, whenever you feel the urge to be a perfectionist