Your phone and laptop require regular charging; Your car requires refueling; Your body requires rest - It is as important to regularly charge your mind and intellect, do not make the mistake of wrongly assuming it's not required. Without a charged mind and sharpened intellect, you are attempting to write fantastic stories for your life with a blunt and dull pencil - the result? Stagnation and dissatisfaction.
Read more to find out about Mental wellbeing : How to charge yourself & stay on top of your spirit 24x7
"According to the latest estimates by WHO, 300+ million people are living with depression today, an 18%+ increase in the last decade. It is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds"
Our Respected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed this serious issue in the 30th edition of his Mann ki Baat on 26th March 2017.
Relief could be sought from the heavy burdens of grief and guilt; there is surely a way out of the long, dark tunnel of loneliness and pain that are held within a soul living with the agony of depression.
On World Health Day on April 7, World Health Organization declared Depression: Let's Talk as the theme for mobilizing action for the year 2017. Find out more about the causes, phases and solutions and how you can contribute to mental wellbeing in a gentler world.
A unique, incredible quality that sets apart high achievers from the non-achievers; one which even supersedes measurable pre-conditions for success, such as IQ, talent & skill, upbringing, family income/wealth or having a conducive environment: That is GRIT
It is living proof that - a more talented student, professional or artist, without grit, cannot even come close to achieving what a lesser talented counterpart can achieve with an ultra boost of GRIT : a combination of extreme motivation and ultimate level of inner determination.
Build leaders at all levels within your team, whether it is a startup, small/medium sized firm or a corporate or MNC, by having a well-defined Leadership Agenda with 4 core elements listed below
But How will it help and what will you get?
- Self-empowered teams with improved productivity
- Magnified, bonus gains & seeds for future growth
- Succession planning for all major roles identified
The 4 core elements highlight how its done vis-à-vis wrong practice of empty-title leaders.
#1. Define Leadership for your team: a perfect symphony? weaving magic?
Akin to a Virtuoso’s skill that creates beautiful and unique symphonies by guiding the mere seven notes of music in different tones and metres, Leadership is the giving of direction to the varied talents already present in an organization, in such a way, with such skill, so as to produce first-class results; meeting & exceeding company goals within timelines and budgets.
Doesn't a magician's job of weaving magic appear vastly simplified after you spot all his hidden props? A Leader, a magician of sorts - identifies strengths and weaknesses, optimizes resources and maximizes opportunities - all of which are already present, and performs a splendid act of success that appears nothing short of magic.
Leadership is not about having the right environment or having the right team. It is about identifying opportunities, giving direction, empowering and creating a suitable environment for the available talent, with respect to goal achievement. Thus, each team must define leadership in their own words, in the language they understand and spell out its significance, to provide direction and a sense of responsibility to its team members.
Unfortunately, several titled leaders (read: empty titles) assume they've got it right and expect team members to learn on the job by merely fitting into a culture that has actually never understood true leadership to begin with, let alone defining it for the team.
Rajesh Kanal – Head Operations at a Premier MNC in India, was a star-performer in his peer group for the varied stints he had undertaken in India and South-East Asia that got him fast-track promotions, expanded roles and accelerated success by the age of 39.
Rajesh's keen intellect and wit enhanced his already dynamic personality. However, his sharp, harsh and rough choice of words that got him the unwarranted attention of his supervisors, fear & subservience of his subordinates and absolute rejection from his peers, came back to haunt him from time to time.
Read on to find out what his Mentor has to say to him.
The official tweet by the US Open: No matter the result of tonight's match we can all agree this ball boy is a #winner. #usopen — US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2015
The eternal question asked by people in all walks of life, irrespective of cast, creed & gender; irrespective of job or status. i.e. How to get in BALANCE?
In my own words, evaluation of achievements with success is dysfunctional, specially In times of uncertainty and change. For any professional or business to truly excel, full focus must be on doing what one does best. Success is hidden in the patience & persistence of right action, opening doors to new opportunities & unprecedented growth. Welcome to Success 2.0
Success Coaching is the preparation for extreme excellence by establishing a unique path to achieve the highest levels of growth, using proven methods and activities that are custom-designed for you.
Read more and find out - how does Success Coaching work and who is a 'good' Success Coach?
These are the Top Six Self-Motivation Tips I’ve shared with my Success Coaching clients. These tips are validated by scientific studies and in fact, followed with utmost precision by ultra Successful Leaders & Super-Human Athletes to actualise their goals.
With much talk on Manifestation, The Secret, the Law of Attraction, etc, in recent times, I noticed one mission-critical element has landed with an attention deficit : The essential catalyst that expedites and transforms the process; The important lever waiting to be further exploited in the process of manifestation. It is the feeling of "Fulfilment" - very easy to have got missed out.
It is entirely up to you to design, shape and achieve the dream life you want for yourself.
It is your responsibility to make your life as illustrious as you want it to be. You set your own targets and you work towards its achievements.
You can tip-toe your dreams and allow things to fall in place. Alternatively, take charge by steering your actions to the zenith of your capability. There are no right or wrong decisions ever; there are decisions and it is up to you to make them right or wrong for your self.
The degree of your success or failure is a function of the path you choose and the energy level you vibrate at.
The only real judge of your life is the hard work and passion with which you live it. Rest is all opinion.
This life is about choices - it is your choice every single day, to make this life spectacular. Make it.