Colonel Sanders wasn’t just rejected 1009 times
Colonel was born in 1890 in Indiana, US. His dad died when he was 5, leaving him with his mother and two younger siblings. So, he dropped out of school and started working. He left his home at age 12, after a good duration of an unpleasant relationship with his stepfather. Continue reading
Past is something that has gone by in time and no longer exists. But a lot of people still reside there, in the past. They tend to carry a lot of their past events, relationships, anger, shame, hurt and so on in the present, and keep on repenting over it every now and then. Also, there are people who are still cherishing their moments of greatness of the past. Continue reading
When Virgin Airlines discovered its first domino
The August of 1990 was that part of the famous British businessman – Sir Richard Branson’s life, when he had to make a choice between the two options he had: to sell Virgin Music (his record company) or to close Virgin Airlines (his airline company), the initial two companies that he started. Virgin Music was doing wonders, but Virgin Airlines was making hefty losses (owing to the dominant British Airways at that time). And, that is why the bankers wanted Sir Richard to sell Virgin Music to cover the loans they had given for Virgin Airlines, if he wanted to keep Virgin Airlines alive.
The power of your thoughts
“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.” – Robin Sharma
So if you want to achieve something, you’ve got to first achieve it in your mind. Undoubtedly, your actions determine your achievement. But remember, your actions are a result of your thoughts. Your conscious thinking registers on your subconscious mind, which in turn governs your actions.
Have you ever wondered why some of the otherwise sensible people sometimes make illogical and insanely irrational decisions, get angry at colleagues or family members, splurge on unnecessary stuff, or do something which they know is not correct?
A few weeks ago, I came across an article published by John Tierney in New York Times in 2011, where he comprehensively answered this question that I had in my mind since a long time. The article goes as follows: Continue reading
According to Deloitte’s Worker Passion Survey of Shift Index Series in 2013, approximately 80% of the people are dissatisfied with their jobs. Of course, they do not love the work they do. However, very few muster up the courage to change careers, while others opt to continue bearing it.
First up, I want to ask you some questions. (Read slowly, and think through each word while you read ahead.)
- Do you have a dream?
- Do you want to achieve it?
- But, are you putting in the fight, the perseverance, and the patience it requires to get there?
Just retrospect, and be honest to yourself about how have you been so far.
A To-Do List, as a tool for time management, is overrated
Have you ever faced a day when you felt that you had a tad too much to do in a short span of time? And, getting the things done in that limited time seemed really intimidating? Here, a To-Do List has emerged as a big-big boon to make this problem look so manageable.
I’ve got a few questions for you, first up –
- What is your maximum effort?
- When can you say that you’ve given everything you’ve got?
- What is your limit?
(Think about it for a while.)
Well, I wasn’t able to figure out any specific answer to these questions. You might say that you’ve reached the peak of your effort when you’re extremely tired or fatigued, mentally or physically. But, is there an automatic mechanism that shuts you down when you’re extremely drained?
Insane Danny Way
Danny Way (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional skateboarder. In X Games 14 – Los Angeles, California (July 31 – August 3, 2008), Danny Way was participating in the ‘Big Air’ competition. Before this, he had won in all the X Games Big Air competitions he had participated in.
In his 2nd of the 5 runs, his shins clipped on the edge of the quarter-pipe after a 20+ foot freefall, which the commentators referred to as the “second worst fall ever at the X Games”.