Thursday, September 29, 2005


The most difficult thing that any of us have to deal with in this life is death- especially the death of a loved one. There is so little we can do when a person dies. We have no control over their physical death, but we can keep them alive in our hearts.

" To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
-Clyde Campbell

Monday, September 26, 2005

Inscription on a War Cemetry

"When you go home, tell them of us. For your today we gave our tomorrow."

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Lesson for entreprenuers

  • Before you start down the entrepreneural path, be sure that you are not motivated by greed.
  • Freedom, not money or power or influence must be the motivating force for the entrepreneuer.

  • When greed or money and becomes the motivating force , the power that these entrepreneurs have can turn into tyranny with distastrous consequences.

Friday, September 23, 2005


Earning money is more easy than earning respect. We come into this world with nothing and we carry nothing when we leave. So live your life guided by positive values and let your best contribution be your lasting imprint here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Don't complain because..

"80 percent of the people you complain to just don't care about your problems, and the rest are happy that its you having the problems instead of them."
- Les Brown

Monday, September 19, 2005


Complacency is a form of slavery, binding one to a living death of inaction, non participation and default. The shackles are easy to slip into. They are comfortabale chains because they require nothing but your disinterest and indifference.

"Life By Design"
By Dr Rick Kirshner
Dr Rick Brinkman

Saturday, September 17, 2005

To become great, conquer your fears.

Fears are nothing more than states of mind. The state of mind is subject to control and direction. Here are the fears that you need to control.

Fear of poverty
Fear of criticism
Fear of ill health
Fear of lost love
Fear of old age
Fear of death.

Friday, September 16, 2005

The Secret Of Living Is ...

This is a note which I made at an "Anthony Robbins Unleash The Power Within" seminar.

The secret of living is giving. If you want to make your life work, you have to start with how to give.

Don't stop and wait to receive. When you start keeping the score the game is over

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

What do you want out of life?

Well, it is said that you get what yo want. So if you don't know what you want, how does it matter what you get?

People who have realized their highest potential and have made outstanding contributions in life knew what they wanted from life. They had plans to achieve what they wanted. They have a flexible mindset and are curious learners. The journey towards their success is important and they enjoy the process of doing it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

If you want to truly make your mark!

Don't neglect things more important than money.

  • Integrity
  • Self-respect
  • Peace of mind
  • Respect of others

Monday, September 12, 2005

A quote from Albert Einstein

" The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."- Albert Einstein.

Einstein has said in other words, the world we have made as result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems that we cannot solve at the same level as we have created them... We shall require substantially a new manner of thinking if human kind is to survive.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Here's a piece for inspiration.

USTA Open 2005 Champion, Kim Clijsters goes up the stands, after winning the chamionship to celebrate with family and friends.

A year back this time she was a spectator at US Open recovering from wrist surgery, agonising over if she would recover completely. Through out this period when her ranking fell to 130 she remained hopeful and positive. She kept her focus on the game and kept winning matches after her recovery. On her fifth grand slam try at the US Open, the 22- year- old has won against the best players creating an inspirational comeback and winning her first grand slam trophy.

Negative Thinkers

A person with negative thinking and behavior is an antipathy for success, as such behavior is contagious. Experts in human behavior have discovered that it is virtually impossible for an individual memeber of a group not to be affected by other members.

So if success is your proirity, watch out for negative thinkers.

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Money and the stuff that money can buy is what most people consider as wealth. Wealth should not be confused with income. Wealth is also any resource , advantage or opportunity which a person happens to enjoy, and which he can place at the service of others. A person can have a wealth of talent in knowledge, capacity to organize and lead or appreciation of art and beauty. All of this can be shared to advance and benifit humanity.

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Socrates is credited with laying the foundation of Western philosophical thought. He believed that asking questions and seeking answers will eventually lead to the truth.

After Socrates was convicted and sentenced to death, his decision to drink the poison rather than compromise his belief was a decision of courage. It turned time ahead a thousand years, and gave people then unborn the right to freedom of thought and speech.

The Trial of Socrates is one of the most fascinating trials in human history.

Socrates believed that the greatest discipline of all was the science of finding beauty in all things. When we discover that beauty, we uncover love and gratitude. When we uncover love and gratitide, we are filled with inspiration. When we are inspired, we readily find ourselves preserving to manifest our dreams.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The value of a person

The value of a person depends very much on what he makes of himself. The value of a person, is to a great extent measured by the composition of his character, skills and experience.

The value of a thing varies with its making. Take a pile of clay. Its value could be a few dollars. Make a pot out of the clay and its value may increase to fifteen dollars. Make it into a dining set and its value will increase to a hundred dollars.

What is true of clay is also true for human beings. Your value hinges on what you make of yourself.

Genetic makeup and inherited potential aside, what we do with our lives does make a big difference to what life can do for us.

A person's value is not by virtue his birth or race. A person's value is equal to the sum total of his experience, character, skills and wisdom.

Monday, September 05, 2005

"The Map Is Not The Territory"

This is an important concept that is used in Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP.
A map is not the territory it represents. A road map is not the same as the territory. It is one snapshot in time and does not represent reality.

Road maps exclude things like road works, weather, people etc. A territory is always much more detailed than any map created to represent it.

Our personal maps contain our assumptions, perceptions, beliefs and values. So it is important to understand when and how we may be filtering information.

For example, think of a glass full of water. Imagine drinking half of it. Now is the glass half full or half empty? There is no right or wrong answer but the answer will depend on how you view it. Some peolpe will view it in a positive manner and see it half full, while others will see the other way around.

George Bernard Shaw's qoute in this aspect is noteworthy.
" In the right key one can say anything. In the wrong key nothing: the only delicate part is establishment of the key."

You will find that this is precisely right. If you address a person in the right key, you can do anything. If you address him in the wrong key, you can do nothing.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


In a business context, meetings are for the purpose of exchanging information or to make decisions. Since meetings involve people with personal responsibilties it is important to keep the meeting productive by setting the agenda in advance and notifying the participants with timely notice.

You should know the outcome of the meeting and make it clear to the particpants. This will help the meeting to be conducted in an orderly manner sticking to the point on agenda and focusing to achieve the outcome by consensus.

A meeting is not a negotiation or a brain-storming session.

Saturday, September 03, 2005


If you want to have good realtionship , you need to invest time in the relationship. If there are two people in the reltionship, both persons should contribute to each other to make it a win-win relationship.

Relationships are important in personal life as well as in all other vocations. If the relationships are not based on a firm foundation of common values and trust, they lead to conflict and unproductive consequences.

In the corporate world relationships evolve around the core operating values of a company that help to determine the tasks, responsibilities and the reporting system required to accomplish the results. Similarly in personal lives, peolple will have to decide their priorities in life, how they will commit and share time and contribute to each other.

For relationships to be sustained, learn from experience and provide the happy balance between your work and personal life. It is a pity to see some people who are super successes at work unable to build any meaningful personal relationships because they refuse to provide the energy, trust and time to do so.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Leo Tolstoy

Here's a liberty quote which I received in my email.

"The misapprehension springs from the fact that the learned jurists, deceiving themselves as well as others, depict in their books an ideal of government -- not as it really is, an assembly of men who oppress their fellow-citizens, but in accordance with the scientific postulate, as a body of men who act as the representatives of the rest of the nation.

They have gone on repeating this to others so long that they have ended by believing it themselves, and they really seem to think that justice is one of the duties of governments.

History, however, shows us that governments, as seen from the reign of Caesar to those of the two Napoleons and Prince Bismarck, are in their very essence a violation of justice; a man or a body of men having at command an army of trained soldiers, deluded creatures who are ready for any violence, and through whose agency they govern the State, will have no keen sense of the obligation of justice.

Therefore governments will never consent to diminish the number of those well-trained and submissive servants, who constitute their power and influence."-- Leo TolstoySource: Writings on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence (Signet Books, 1968), pp. 238-239.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

What life should mean to you

Alfred Adler, the famous psychologist wrote a book entilitled " What life should mean to you". In that book he says:

"It is the individaul who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring."