Duchenne SMILE :-)

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I used to once feel that people have no time to smile.  And I always remember a poem by William H Davies which reads in between…

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began

A poor life this if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare (more…)

Never say “small”. NEVER.

purnima varadrajan never say smallWhen life teaches you lessons you tend to remember them well.  This is what I learnt years ago when I just started.  I had a team of two.  I was in one of those networking sessions.

The venue was filled with entrepreneurs.  The energy was high.  Each one of us in the room talking to the other about their ventures, for most of us it is first time.  Ya, me too a first generation entrepreneur.  Actually when you hear us speak, we would have sounded like how parents talk about their new born..(pun intended) (more…)

Happiness is as a butterfly !

Purnima Varadrajan:

Nothing..just felt like reblogging this old post.. wanted to add some more photos which adds to my day to day happiness and brings smile on my face :-)

 

Happiness in Bangalore

 


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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.    The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of  Hell, and a hell of Heaven.  Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  That is happiness; to be dissolved into something completely great.  Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.   The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

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The act of “looking good”?

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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)