Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How it changed…

Frankly speaking by Siddharth Shetty

Here I am sitting, working late @ night …

Multi-tasking; thinking hard about life

How it changed from a maverick college life to a professional corporate profile ...

How small pocket money changed to big monthly paychecks

Yet; it always falls short to buy the freedom we earlier enjoyed

How a few denim jeans from a friend’s boutique changed to several branded ones

Yet; the opportunities to wear them are few and far apart

How a single plate of samosa changed to a large Pizza

Yet; there’s always some leftover, has greed grown larger than hunger?

Here I am sitting, working late @ night …

Thinking hard about life

N how it changed ... 

How a bike, always in reserve changed to a car fully tanked up

Yet; there never seems to be enough time or many places to go …

How a small coffee stall changed to Starbucks n all

Yet; hanging out together just doesn’t feel the same at all ...

How a limited prepaid card changed to a postpaid package

Yet; there are fewer calls & many work related messages ...

How a general class train journey changed to a business class flight

Yet; there are fewer vacations to go to, fewer moments to enjoy ...

How an old assembled desktop changed to the latest Apple laptop

Yet; there is less time to faff on it, less time to surf life by ...

How a small bunch of friends changed to a team of colleagues

Yet; we often feel lonely n miss those old college frnz ...

Here I am sitting, working late @ night…

Thinking hard about life

How it changed ... How it changed ...!


Date: 28th Feb 2010


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Woohoo! Hello Beautiful!

Beauty; it is a common misconception that beauty lies within the physical aspect alone. For years now, people all over the world have become obsessed with the term beauty only as a physical appearance. With this, people engage in several cosmetic surgeries, beauty products and make-up. All this can enhance your outer appearance. However, in a deeper sense, true beauty lies within a person’s soul. Character is what makes a person beautiful in and out.

That's the thing about inner beauty: Unlike physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more beautiful too.

"Your inner beauty never needs MAKE-UP"

Internal Evolutions begin with Personal Soul-utions

Monday, April 14, 2014

Instead of thinking outside the box - GET RID OF THE BOX

BOX OUT – with this simple NLP technique.

If you are even a modest consumer of mass media like the internet, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the like, there is a good chance your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes are not totally yours. Mass media spends billions of dollars on experts who tell them how to make your thoughts be their thoughts. As a result it homogenizes the thinking of the individual bringing the thinking to the level of “average.” Now, I don’t think “average” is bad. But its effect on you could be negative, because if you have the same thoughts, beliefs and attitudes as everyone else, you will produce the same average results as everyone else too.

Wouldn’t you agree that sometimes average just isn’t good enough? Wouldn’t you rather be outstanding? Wouldn’t you want to learn how to be the one with fresh ideas, a unique perspective and a different point of view? The one that constantly learns more, develops, is the best version of “you” and in the process helps others get there too.

One simple way of achieving this is by thinking out of the box.
What do we mean by “out of the box? It simply means:

  • Breaking existing paradigms or mindsets
  • Thinking differently
And how can you make ‘thinking out of the box’ simple?

Here is a very simple yet highly effective set of questions that are used to help you do just that. They allow you to explore outcomes and consequences and the overall ecology of a decision/problem/situation.
The four questions, referred to as the (NLP) Cartesian questions are:

  • What will happen if you do ‘X’
  • What won’t happen if you do ‘X’
  • What will happen if you don’t do ‘X’
  • What won’t happen if you don’t do ‘X’
Ask them in the order presented. After asking each one, ask “and what else?” until you or the person you are asking is exhausted of replies.

Cartesian questions are taught in NLP training and are used as part of the ‘loosening’ process to help move beyond previously set boundaries; blowing out current outlooks which significantly facilitates thinking differently.
As Deepak Chopra once said “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.”

Statutory notice: Watch the video and jump right out of the box!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

children SEE. children DO.

Make your influence positive:

Early in life, children are like little mirrors, reflecting everything that happens in their environment.
When your child is a baby, you notice that he copies everything you do. He smiles when you smile. He learns to laugh at things that you find funny. He wants to play with your smart phone because he sees you constantly with it. The first words could most likely be those you repeatedly use with your child though your baby doesn't learn from words alone. Most of what he learns comes from the things you do. That's because you are training him to live in this world and you don't live on words, but on actions.

Your children will never learn best from getting told or punished and/or rewarded all of the time. They need to see what you do when you wake up in the morning. How you brush your teeth, what you eat for breakfast, how you approach the coming day. They need to see what you do during the weekends, how you choose to spend your time, how you talk to your fellow man, how you clean up after your projects. They need to see what you do with the family, how you treat your spouse, how you help someone out, how you show someone that you love them.
When you lead by example:

It's not a matter of what you say.
It's a matter of what you do.

When they start to become independent, they may rebel a little. That's normal because they're trying to be their own person. But if you've already shown them and continue to show them the way you live, then they will sooner or later choose to live that way too.
It's more than just what you do; it's a matter of what you train them to do.

You will have to teach them day in and day out, but it's worth it. The one day that you're too tired to go through the training is the day you'll see your efforts bear fruit. Your children will be excited to do things on their own, screaming, "I know how to do it, Mommy/Daddy!”
It's what you allow them to do.

Allow them to be a part of your daily activities because those activities are life. And you are trying to teach them how to live, right?
You will never be a perfect example to your children.

Your children idolize you. They think you are perfect even when you're not. Sometimes they learn that you aren't perfect but nobody else is their parent so they continue to idolize you. They don't live with the doublethink for long though. Just because you are their ultimate authority does not mean that you deserve to be right when you're wrong. When you lead by example, you have to tell your children when you've done them wrong. Not only will you be soothing their wounds, you will be gradually taking yourself down from the pedestal they put you on, instead of your flaws coming as one big shock to them. You will also, without realizing it, be teaching them how to empathize and how to apologize.
From the moment you and your children wake up, you're already teaching them something. The hobbies and occupations you have affect them. How you spend your time, the tone of voice in which you speak, the type of people you have visiting, how much television you watch, all teach them something. When it comes to your children, leading by example means "the way you live is the way they will live."

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