I started compiling some of the recent updates made by me on LinkedIn, and here is the collection. Enjoy!
What surely happens when we die? In less than a 1000 days (3 yrs) almost every single trace - physical and emotional - would get washed away. So whatever we are doing now, howsoever good it may be, has actually zero permanent value. But we can't stop living actively.. so the trick is "Participate in life and work whole-heartedly and stay disconnected from any notion of material permanence."
Q. What does a crisis achieve? Ans. Three things. 1 - it tells you who your enemies are (by thoughts and in action), 2. it identifies the fence-sitters, and 3. it clearly brings out the loyalists in your life. An entrepreneur or professional who has only tasted success but faced no crisis has led a half-life, oblivious of the truth behind all the fawning and friendly faces.
Don't treat special privileges that your near-ones or company grant you, as your birth-right. Treat them as a great temporary boon from God. They may disappear any moment. Don't regret then. Be thankful while it lasted.
POWER TIP FOR FRESHERS : Anyone who is really good at MS-Excel is blessed with a booster attached to his/her career. A worthy investment.
If you work entirely in 'white', you soon get beaten blue and black by those who prefer working in 'black'. Ambiguous morality in money matters is considered disjoint from overall morality, in India. Everyone knows it, and everyone is happy pretending.
If you wish to have the combined thrill of a bungee jump, river rafting, mountain hiking, parajumping and a jungle trek, just become an entrepreneur in India. Daily delivery of all these guaranteed.
One bad apple is all you need to significantly slow down or retard the positive forward movement of any team. Positive members are like Protons. Negative like electrons. Weed them out as fast as possible. People very rarely can change their attitude - no matter what they may 'say' or 'promise'. Counsellings are usually a total waste with morons. Sad :)
POWER TIP FOR HR PROFESSIONALS : A seriously large number of resumes carry false, wrong and exaggerated information. Do your cross-check thoroughly. In fact, at times I am surprised to read LinkedIn profiles of some people I know, claiming stuff that's beyond their capability, caliber or record
POWER TIP FOR FRESHERS : Flexibility, tolerance and good listening ability are the 3 magic bullets a fresher can use to propel his/her career at top pace. Flexibilty - to do whatever work the situation demands (even if at variance with your profile or education), Tolerance - towards the time it takes for a raise or promotion to happen, and Good Listening Ability - to ensure you keep absorbing. My old students often tell me - "Sandeep sir, this was one power tip that helped immensely in the first job!"
Will keep posting more from time to time!
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