Saturday, 29 October 2016


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Industrial Gaints

In 1923, nine of the wealthiest people in the world met at Chicago's Edge Water Beach Hotel.

Their combined wealth, it is estimated, exceeded the wealth of the Government of the United States at that time. These men certainly knew how to make a living and accumulate wealth. Attending the meeting were the following men:

1. The president of the largest steel company,

2. The president of the largest utility company,

3. The president of the largest gas company,

4. The president of the New York Stock Exchange,

5. The president of the Bank of International Settlements,

6. The greatest wheat speculator,

7. The greatest bear on Wall Street,

8. The head of the World's greatest monopoly &

9. A member of President Harding's cabinet.

That's a pretty impressive line-up of people by anyone's yardstick.

Yet, 25 years later, where were those nine industrial giants?

Let's examine what happened to them 25 years later. 
1. The President of the then largest steel company (Bethlehem Steel Corp), Charles M Schwab, lived on borrowed capital for five years before he died bankrupt.

2. The President of the then largest gas company, Howard Hubson, went insane.

3. One of the greatest commodity traders (Wheat Speculator), Arthur Cutten, died insolvent.

4. The then President of the New York Stock Exchange, Richard Whitney, was sent to jail.

5. The member of the US President's Cabinet (the member of President Harding's cabinet), Albert Fall, was pardoned from jail just to be able to go home and die in peace.

6. The greatest "bear" on Wall Street, Jesse Livermore committed suicide.

7. The President of the then world's greatest monopoly, Ivar Krueger, committed suicide.

8. The President of the Bank of International Settlement, Leon Fraser, committed Suicide.

9. The president of the largest utility company, Samuel Insull, died penniless.

What they forgot was how to "make" life while they got busy making money!

Money in itself is not evil; it provides food for the hungry, medicine for the sick, clothes for the needy. Money is only a medium of exchange.

We need two kinds of education:

a) One that teaches us how to make a living,

and

b) One that teaches us how to live.

There are many of us who are so engrossed in our professional life that we neglect our family, health and social responsibilities.

If asked why we do this, we would reply that "We are doing it for our family".

Yet, our kids are sleeping when we leave home. They are sleeping when we come back home!! Twenty years later, we'll turn back, and they'll all be gone, to pursue their own dreams and their own lives.

Without water, a ship cannot move. The ship needs water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will face existential problems. What was once a means of living for the ship will now become a means of destruction.

Similarly we live in a time where earning is a necessity but let not the earning enter our hearts, for what was once a means of living will surely become a means of destruction for us as well.

So take a moment and ask yourself, "Has the water entered my ship?"
I hope not!

Hope the above story will drive all of us in a better direction in life.
    
    ''Alone I can 'Say' but 
    together we can 'talk'.
 
    'Alone I can 'Enjoy' but 
     together we can 
    'Celebrate'. 
    
    'Alone I can 'Smile' but 
    together we can 'Laugh'.

    That's the BEAUTY of 
    Human Relations. 

    We are nothing without 
    each other 
   
    Stay Connected!! Be inspired!! Make someone smile today, and have a great day.


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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Luck

Why some people have all the Luck ?
 
By Professor Richard  Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire.

Why do some people get all the luck while others never get the breaks they deserve?
A psychologist says he has discovered the answer.

Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune. I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.

Hundreds of extraordinary men & women volunteered for my research & over the years, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives & had
them take part in experiments.

I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it & tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying : "Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $50."

This message took up half of the page & was written in type that was more than two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it & the lucky people tended to spot it.

Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected.
As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for something else. They go to parties'; intent on finding their perfect partner & so miss opportunities to make good friends.
They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements & miss other types of jobs.

Lucky people are more relaxed & open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. My research eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four principles. They are skilled at creating & noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

Here are Professor Wiseman's four top tips for becoming lucky:
1) Listen to your gut instincts - they are normally right
2) Be open to new experiences and breaking Ur normal routine
3) Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well
4) Visualize Urself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call.
Have a Lucky day and work for it...

"The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect."

" There is a great difference  between "worry"  &  "concern",
A worried person only sees the problem & a concerned person solves the problem..!

May luck be your side!!!


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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348

Sushil sir says that major difference between people who make it big and otherwise is the openness to learning. Ask yourself; Am I open to learning? Am I teachable? Look for examples of both in the last year


Friday, 14 October 2016

Biggest goal

http://www.success.com/blog/9-ways-to-achieve-your-biggest-goals-quickly

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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Time and Timings

*Time & Timing*

The word '*time' *has different meanings in different contexts. 

Basically 'time' means the clock where we get to know what time we are in; what time we should reach a place; and what time we should do things and so on. 

There is also another meaning to 'time' which is referred to as good or bad time. 

Likewise, the word 'time' is used in different contexts and we must derive its meaning as per the context. 

In contrast, timing is all about what time we execute activities. In fact, this timing leads to either success or failure in one's life. 

If the timing is good, people can achieve success and if the timing is bad, they will encounter failure. 

*Timing is all about alignment of external forces with your internal forces. *

When what you achieved and what you intended to achieve is same, it is known as timing. 

It occurs when your external forces and factors align with your internal forces and factors. 

In a nutshell, it is a confluence of both your internal and external forces. 

Also, some people call it luck


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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

10 minutes!!!

*Turn your life in just 10 minutes :*

My dad once told me : "You can apply the 10 minutes mantra to turn around your life in a tremendous way."

I didn't understand at first. "What's the big deal in 10 minutes?" I asked.

"There's indeed a big deal about it. 10 minutes, believe me son, can create a marvellous difference in our life," my dad offered wisely.

"Elaborate please, dad,"

"I'll tell you. But first, you've to get up tomorrow at 6.00 am." My dad conditioned. I agreed.

Next day, as I woke up at the agreed time, my dad came to my room.

"What's the time?"

"6.00 am" I replied.

"Okay, so before you can follow the 10 minutes mantra, you have to _follow the art of being aware about the clock_,"

I was confused. My dad continued, "Look at the clock. It's 6.00 am. Now within 10 minutes I ask you to do the following - Arrange your bed and your table; drink two glasses of water, wash your face and brush your teeth. But keep looking at your clock while doing these. That's it"

"Well…Okay," I said, thinking what could be the catch my dad wanted me to capture.

I began and started doing all he asked. All the time, I kept glancing at the wall clock. Finally after 10 minutes (or 30 seconds earlier to be exact) I had finished it all.

"Well done, boy. You have turned around your life!" My dad praised, patting on my back.

"What?" I was astonished and puzzled, unable to grasp, and asked earnestly "I didn't get you, dad."

 "Think, son, think!" My dad urged, "Recall your earlier days. How did your day started off?"

I racked my brains and pondered over. Usually, I wake up at 6.00 am. Then, I wander off, yawning lazily and even sleep for some more minutes or sit idly on my chair, my thoughts in thousand directions. And, by the time I finish the above activities, it was already past 7.00 am.

"And today, it's just 6.10 am" my dad said as if he read my mind.

"Yes!" I exclaimed, starting to understand.

"So what made you do it?" my dad asked.

I thought. What made me do it? Because my dad told me to do? No, no. There was more to it. And then it hit me.

*" _The art of being aware about the clock_!"* I almost shouted.

"Yes and also ten minutes." My dad said, smiling at my wonderstruck face.

My dad explained: "By _setting your eyes on the clock_ and _thinking about 10 minutes_, your mind got *_focused_* in that span of 10 minutes. It was just like a deadline or a due date. *The "10 minutes" deadline kept your mind in the present; in the "NOW " and prevented you from wandering off."*

I was impressed. Just a matter of meagre 10 minutes had such a mighty effect! I had completed all those routine activities on time.  Now, I felt I have so much time ahead (as compared to 7.00am, it was just 6.10 am!). _With so much time saved, I could work on creative and productive activities, instead of loitering around aimlessly_. *Time is indeed, the most precious thing on earth.*

 A question piqued my curiosity, "Dad, why only 10 minutes. Why can't we divide our activities into 1 hour slots?"

"Good question," my dad said, "we can. But _Shorter the time, *more productive* you will get_. Imagine, if I told you to do those routine activities in 1 hour? Your mind will make your actions slower because you'll think you have enough time to do it. Even if an activity takes 1 hour, you can segment it into 10 minutes slots."

"Give an example," I was eager to know more.

"You can, for instance, segment your workout time," my dad resumed. "10 minutes- warm-up; 10 minutes- stretching and 10 minutes-yoga,"

"Really amazing, dad; this 10 minutes stuff can make your life on a roll! Instead of long bouts of inactivity, once can benefit from the short bursts of creativity!"

"Yes. The 10 minutes stuff is just an idea. You can also make it 15 minutes or 20 minutes but not longer than that." My dad paused and continued :

"The 10 minutes mantra can be applied in every aspect of life. A student, a professional, a businessman or anyone can apply this simple but successful technique. Take an example of student. The student can allot 10 minutes time for a topic. After that, he/she can take 2 minutes rest and resume for another ten minutes. He or she can also take time off and read a good book for 10 minutes or allot just 10 minutes for walking. All a student has to do is to be aware of the clock.

Elaborating it further, _we humans have a tendency to keep on delaying small things_. We know we have to pay bills on time, and still we delay it beyond the due dates. We are aware that our bike's tyres need to get pumped, yet we don't care to stop by the car-shop we pass every day. We promise ourselves to go to a temple on a particular day, yet we never seem to keep our own promise on time. Why? Because our mind wanders off and deems such things as unimportant. If we vow to take just 10 minutes or 20 minutes of our entire 24 hours, we would never procrastinate and our life will be million times better."

 My dad concluded: " _The 10 minutes, if followed *consistently*, can have a tremendous effect in anyone's lifestyle. *Procrastination* and *Idleness* will vanish away replaced by *Focus* and *Intensity*_. People will tell you they are short of time. No time for the loved ones, no time for pursuing their dreams, no time to eat, no time for their health as if they are the most busiest people on earth! It's the lamest excuse one can give.

*_The 10 minutes mantra can keep us Organized, keep our otherwise disoriented thoughts in check, Balance our life fruitfully and help us to have enough time in our hands. So follow this 10 minutes mantra and see your life turn around at a miraculous pace_.....!"*


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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Garbha

During the nine days of Navaratri if there is one thing that stands out from Gujarat is the Garba. The word Garba comes from the Sanskrit word for womb - Garbha. and so implies gestation or pregnancy - life. Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a Garbha Deep. This lantern represents life; the fetus in the womb in particular. The dancers thus honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity.
Garba is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess, that one unmoving symbol in the midst of all of this unending and infinite chaos and drama. The Garbha Deep has another symbolic interpretation. The vessel itself is a symbol of the body, within whom Divinity (in the form of the Goddess) resides. Garba is danced around this symbol to honor the fact that all humans have the Divine energy of Devi within them. In essence in its traditional form garba is a spiritual practice and worship to become one with the energy of the goddess.


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Warm Regards,
Namrata Thakker
Entrepreneur Excel
(Founder)
9820278348