The act of “looking good”?

Was reading a post on Linkedin  “Stop Being So Nice & Start Being More Real” , loved the sentence: Fake Niceness is Harmful

” In order to avoid unpleasant issues and perpetuate their happy state, millions of people engage in fake niceness (candy coating, artificial happiness, political correctness, etc.). How can one be nice all the time to everyone, no matter the situation? There is only one way one can do that…by being fake. Since when is being fake nice? Being fake is a lie, so it’s negative.”

The thought is so close to one of the most powerful lessons i have learnt in my life.  You cant please all..and looking good takes you nowhere. More so for entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Why do you run your race?

Purnima Varadrajan:

Ya the same subject in the voice of Simon Sinek. Amazing thought, if you really get it. People do not buy “what you do” people actually buy “why you do” http://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4

Originally posted on My Mind's Eye:

I was reading this amazing book “Start with why”  by Simon Sinek.  It talks about why some people and organizations are more inventive, pioneering and successful then others.  Many aspects of the books impressed me and got me drowned in reading, but one very touching component is what is wanted to talk about.  this is how the book ends…

There was a race, and with the bang of the gun it started. as with any race all start together but slowly some take off quicker than the others.  some fall behind.  BEN started the race and fell behind as soon as it started.  He was the slowest in the team.  he has never won a single race till date.  he has always been last. if every one takes 25mts to finish a race he would take 45.  Yet he runs.  he runs every race which happens.  all other runners see…

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Why do you run your race?

I was reading this amazing book “Start with why”  by Simon Sinek.  It talks about why some people and organizations are more inventive, pioneering and successful then others.  Many aspects of the books impressed me and got me drowned in reading, but one very touching component is what is wanted to talk about.  this is how the book ends…

There was a race, and with the bang of the gun it started. as with any race all start together but slowly some take off quicker than the others.  some fall behind.  BEN started the race and fell behind as soon as it started.  He was the slowest in the team.  he has never won a single race till date.  he has always been last. if every one takes 25mts to finish a race he would take 45.  Yet he runs.  he runs every race which happens.  all other runners see him run and also see him finish last. Continue reading

Can you read your own label?

All of us some time or the other need someone to look at out labels and tell us what it says. Which is  exactly why we need to be able decipher truly constructive criticism from the rest of the rabble. The people that tell us a no, because they want us to succeed. The critics who care. It all depends on trusting someone who is on the outside to see the label on your own jar. It all depends on being brave enough to read someone else’s jar for them. Continue reading

Where is your “why”?

Purnima Varadrajan:

The “why” people and the “how” people. Of course both are interlinked but which comes first matters. Everybody knows “what” they do 100%. Some know how they do it. But very very few people or organizations know WHY they do it. (Why => How=> What =>The Golden Circle)

Originally posted on My Mind's Eye:

People can be grouped in various ways.  Race,  religion, interests.. etc. etc.  I dont intent to touch any of those.. interestingly there is a grouping which goes unnoticed.  The “why” people and the “how” people.   Of course both are interlinked but which comes first matters.  Everybody knows “what” they do 100%. Some know how they do it. But very very few people or organizations know WHY they do it.  (Why => How=>  What =>The Golden Circle)

The ‘why’ people actually are the masters, they are the questioning intellectuals.  They question reality, the doubt routine, they go against normalcy…   The clan called entrepreneurs belong to this group of people.

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Quit today..quit now

Purnima Varadrajan:

Ya, quitting is good.. except that we need to know what to quit..

Originally posted on My Mind's Eye:

It is time to quit…

Quit

Demanding Perfection
Waiting for inspiration
Wanting reassurance

Quit waiting

For someone to change
For more favorable situation
For absence of risk
For someone to discover you
For confidence
For pain to go

Just quit today quit now.

Thanks to and courtesy Jack Canfield.

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Happiness Recipe!!

Purnima Varadrajan:

Today is waiting time….ya it has its drawbacks, but the fact is anticipation is a source of free happiness. delayed consumption, looking forward gives humans a pleasure of owning and experiencing. so set anticipations for yourself which can give happiness and look forward.

Originally posted on My Mind's Eye:

“Happiness is a butterfly”  is one my very own posts, which i like a lot and i think is also, one of the popular posts on my blog.   Today was reading some SCIENTIFICALLY proven tricks to happiness, (thanks reader’s digest for the great article) .    And these So sharing it here..

1. Sing and you are winning: Belting out a tune at the top of your voice leaves you grinning and positive.  (okey..worth trying, but how about the people around you :-) ) Like exercise singing releases endorphins – the natural happy drug. 

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