Nice learning ::: Jack Ma, the richest man in China said: “If you put Bananas and Money in front of Monkeys, monkeys will choose Bananas because monkeys do not know that money can buy a lot of Bananas. IN REALITY, if you offer JOB and BUSINESS to people, they would choose JOB because most people do not know that BUSINESS can bring more MONEY than wages. “Profit is better than wages, for wages can make you a living but profits can bring you a fortune.” Focus on your goal and vision in 2018. It doesn’t matter now what you didn’t achieve in 2017, its gone. Your 2018 MUST be greater than 2017.
Fear is the ultimate equalizer The voice we often hear could be mistaken for truth when in actuality it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. We are directly or indirectly affecting the outcome of our life by relying to much on thoughts that are driven by blinded faith. The seeds you sow often have delayed but often have the biggest rewards. I work in education often the fruits of my labor are often never seen but that doesn’t stop me from trying to guide as many students I can towards their success. We all have to have a plan that ignores the fear, deafens the detractors, and pushes away the doubt. We all build a confirmation bias which is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs. We stop challenging ourselves and instead are surrounded by yes people who tell us what we want to hear and never tell us not to do or say something. C Joybell once said “freedom is being so smart that you develop a strength strong enough to break free and become your own person. A better person than what your circumstances would like to define you as.” What has limited your potential for freedom?
Here are 6 ways to develop personal resilience (grit): 1. Take Action — inertia is powerful. The more time is wasted, the weaker our resolve becomes. Fortune favors the bold. Doing is always best. 2. Release Stress/Tension — find a way to unwind and express emotions: draw, journal, meditate, speak to a personal friend, exercise, create art, write letters to others. 3. Stay Learning — learn from mistakes, learn from success, learn from others (watch, observe, ask questions, read). 4. Stay Connected — people who are resilient have other people they rely on. Be that friend for others. Make emotional deposits into your friendship bank for a time when you might be low. 5. Adapt — be flexible. Our expectations often dictate our emotional response, expect change and adapt to the current reality. 6. Follow Your Why — understand your purpose, your true motivation. When the storms of life are raging, your “why” becomes the safe haven, the place you can always retreat to, regroup, and then start again. Follow your own desires, not those of others.
Make your passion and your work one and the same and do it with people you want to be with. Work is either 1) a job you do to earn the money to pay for the life you want to have or 2) what you do to achieve your mission, or some mix of the two. I urge you to make it as much 2) as possible, recognizing the value of 1). If you do that, most everything will go better than if you don’t.
Giving up on your DREAMS! “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
The longer list:
Settling for less than you deserve — many people deserve more than they may think.
Staying in a toxic job or a relationship for too long.
Working somewhere where your loyalty and hard work are not appreciated — life is too short !
Not giving up on an unhealthy habits and lifestyle.
Trying to control everyone and every little thing.
Saying Yes to things that do not support your goals.
Trying to be popular at expense of being valuable.
Not standing up for yourself and others.
Sacrificing your health for wealth and success.
Not spending enough time on learning new things or things you like — travel, sports, etc
Not spending enough time with your loved ones.
Worrying too much — Worry saps the energy of today without contributing anything to tomorrow.
Reacting too much instead of responding.
Not being loyal enough to family, friends and employees.
Giving up on your dreams.
Two stories to begin with :- 1. Nokia refused Android 2. Yahoo refused Google
Lessons Learnt:- 1. Take risks. 2. Embrace changes. 3. If you refuse to change with time, you might perish.
Ok two More stories :- 1. Facebook takes over whatsapp and instagram. 2. Flipkart takes over Myntra and flipkart owned Myntra takes over jabong.
Lessons learnt:- 1. Become so powerful that your competitors become your allies. 2. Reach the top position and then eliminate the competition. 3. Keep innovating.
Two More stories :- 1. Colonel sanders founded KFC at the age of 65. 2. Jack Ma, who coudnt get job in KFC, founded Ali baba.
Lessons learnt:- 1. Age is just a number 2. Only those who keep trying succeeds
Last but not the least:- 1. Lamborghini was founded as result of revenge of a tractor owner who was insulted by Enzy Ferrari, the founder of ferrari
Lessons learnt:- 1. Never underestimate anyone, ever !! 2. Success is the best revenge.
Just keep working hard !! Invest your time wisely !! Do what pleases you !! Dont be afraid to fail
Do as many meet & greets as humanly possible — BEFORE you arrive! This one strategy is pure gold.
Right after you accept the offer, get your boss’ ok to immediately connect with colleagues & clients minimally by phone.
In situations when your arrival is well-known, your new boss will be thrilled that you want to get a head start.