Friday, 3 February 2017

Say No!

One of my strongest weaknesses in the past was my inability to say no.
Even some of my friends used to request stuff from me because they knew that I couldn’t say no. When I started my freelance career years ago, clients repeatedly beat my rates down. I couldn’t say no to a bad deal. My grandmother? She will never say yes to a bad deal.
When my grandmother decided to live on her own, everyone told her to stay. She said no.
Saying yes often is not generosity. It is a weakness. “If you can’t say no,” my grandmother once told me, “then you’re doing a great disservice to yourself.”
Lesson #1: If you can’t say no to a bad deal, then you’re doing a great disservice to your business.
An entrepreneur is like a single mom.
Just like a single mom, we deliver a great business idea, give it a cute name, and work tirelessly to help it grow. We do this all alone, with joy and pride, because we love our business and have an intense passion for it. This passion to grow our business drives us to keep learning.
Sometimes we learn from our mom, sometimes from our colleagues, sometimes from business experts on the internet. We just can’t stop learning about how to nurse and nurture our business. So, when your corporate account reads $0.00 or you get knocked down by a competitor, don’t toss your business away. Instead, bear in mind that:
You’re a single mom. Your business is your baby. And your job is to make it thrive.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Education Without Values

True education is training of both the head and the heart. An uneducated thief may stealfrom the freight car but an educated one may steal the entire railroad.

Universities are turning out highly skilled barbarians because we don't provide a framework of values to young people, who more and more are searching for it.
--Steven Muller, President, Johns Hopkins University

We need to compete for knowledge and wisdom, not for grades. Knowledge is piling upfacts, wisdom is simplifying it. One could have good grades and a degree without learning much. The most important thing one can learn is to "learn to learn." People confuse education with the ability to memorize facts. Education of the mind without morals creates a menace to society.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Entrepreneurship-Start your venture

Do you have dreams of being a job provider? Always wanted to be your own boss? Then starting something of your own is a great option. But before you think about it you need to be sure about your options. Startup is trending more as a fashion then a career option. Being your own boss does not mean you can ignore work and life would be easy. Starting your venture and making it succeed would be the toughest of all the things you can do. It will have ups and downs every new day. Maybe you would not get any client for the whole year. Be ready for the challenges and immense learning if you are determined to be an entrepreneur. This is the road less traveled.

Friday, 16 May 2014


True success is measured by the feeling of knowing you have done a job well and have achieved your objective.
Success is not measured by our position in life but by the obstacles we overcame to get there.
Success in life is not determined by how we are doing compared with others, but by how we are doing compared with what we are capable of doing. Successful people compete against themselves. They better their own record and keep improving constantly.
Success is not measured by how high we go up in life but by how many times we bounce back when we fall down. It is this bounce back ability that determines success.

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Success is not an accident. It is the result of our attitude and our attitude is a choice. Hence success is a matter of choice and not chance. Most crackpots keep waiting for a jackpot. But can that bring success?
A priest was driving by and saw an exceptionally beautiful farm. He stopped his car to appreciate the bountiful crop. The farmer was riding on his tractor and saw the priest at the corner. He drove towards the Priest and when he got there the priest said, "God has blessed you with a beautiful farm. You should be grateful for it. The farmer replied, "Yes, God has blessed me with a beautiful farm and I am grateful for it, but you should have seen this farm when God had the whole farm to himself!"
How come one person moves forward with one success after another, and yet some are still getting ready?
How come one man goes through life crossing one hurdle after another, accomplishing his goals while another struggles and gets nowhere?
If the answer to these two questions can become part of the curriculum, it could revolutionize the educational system. The uncommon man seeks opportunity, whereas the common man seeks security. We need to keep our minds on what we want, not on what we don't want.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


I believe in the holistic approach. We are not an arm and a leg, but a complete human being. The whole person goes to work and the whole person comes home. We take family problems to work and work problems to the family. What happens when we take family problems to work? Our stress level goes up and productivity comes down.Similarly, work and social problems have an impact on every aspect of our lives.
Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm.