Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Thanks to Lara Kretler for this tip. Here's my little Wordle project.
To our purpose, here's what you can do at Wordle (among other thigs):
Enter a bunch of positive words
Create a gallery
Mix and match the colors, layout, and font
Print or share
Keep it in front of you or in a place where you see it often.
I think this is cool! Give it a try. (and tell me if you liked it)
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Rainbow in Dallas, originally uploaded by vin.bhat.
Heavy rain after a long day of work? Hey, there's a rainbow to cheer you up! (If you are the type who gets excited to see rainbow)
“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.” -- Anonymous.
This is so true for so many important things in life. We have to make time or else we will miss them for ever. The Celebrity Apprentice finalist Trace Adkins had a top song that just conveys the same thing head on. "You're Gonna Miss This"
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next. Find out who you are and do it on purpose. -- Dolly Parton
How do you balance your work, life and play? Please comment.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
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The same technique can be used in business settings to convey the bottom line more effectively in lesser words and less time.
Brevity is important.
What do you think? Please comment.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Listened to the attractor factor last week and I was inspired by it.
From yesterday, my mind was struggling with too many things at once. Should I do this first or that, when will I finish this, how do I do that, when and how I can accomplish it, this way or that, when do I meet the deadlines, what should I teach my kid, how can I spend more quality time with my wife and son, how will I meet deadlines at work, what if this or that... etc, etc., I think you get the idea.
And in the process, I was not doing anything.... just jumping between the tasks without actually completing anything.
My head was about to explode and suddenly it became calm the moment I remembered WANTing without NEEDing.
Yes I do want to finish all my work, yes I do want to achieve all my goals YESTERDAY or right now or as soon as possible, but there's no need to get attached to it. "Wanting it without needing it" releases all my attachments and helps me to focus on the right next thing with a clear and absolute mind.
Set the intentions, have clear goals, but be practical and do what you can in the now. Your work will so much be imbued with quality.
Few random instances-
i want million readers to my blog? do i need it? no
i want million dollars in my back account now? do i need it? no. it will happen, just follow the passion with fun and balance.
i want to be free from my job so that i can always do what i want to do? yes i really want it, but is there any point in attaching myself to the desire that i get depressed to get to work? no, so i don't need it, but i do want it.
i want to do this now, but i dont need to, -which helps me to decide my priorities.
And now, I want to apply this theory to everything I am doing so that my mind stays clear... BUT, I don't need to apply this forcefully.... let certain things flow naturally and don't try to force the mind.
Want it, desire it, do the best you can, but don't get attached to it.
Your comments appreciated!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sit in a comfortable position, with spine erect
Take a deep breath and release - do this twice
This puts you in alpha state
Now, visualize, image, explore and experience every great thing that could happen when your dream or desire comes true. Do this as long as you want, just see the end results as vividly as possible. Just imagine a future date where your dream has already come true.
Then, anchor it and let go! (This is an important step and see details below)
About visualizing, suppose one of your desires is to own a BMW 335i Convertible: Imagine you just bought it, fully paid, driving around your favorite streets, parked in front of the house, showing it off to friends, giving your loved one a ride.
If your desire is to have 10 million visitors to your website everyday, imagine how does it make you feel.
Let go, the important step: At the end of the exercise, anchor it, and tell your mind "Dear mind, please guide me, take right actions and make it come true" and just release and let go of your thoughts and move on to anything you need to do at the moment.
How to anchor?: Anchor by touching or doing something in a unique way. For eg: place your hand on your heart and say "Dear mind, please guide me, take right actions and make it come true" and experience the feelings of you enjoying the end results. Or hold your 3 fingers together. Need more? Please request via comments below.
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Vin Bhat, blog.DataProXL.com
contributor, PR, associate coach
Monday, March 31, 2008
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In this issue:
* Quotes of the week
* Feature: Repetition is the mother of skill
* Success Tip of the week
* Guest Article: Copying the Success of TR -- By Dr. Philip E. Humbert, PhD
* Successful / Famous People: Donald Trump
* Resources and Sponsored Links
Quotes of the week
"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character." -- T. Alan Armstrong
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." -- Alan Cohen
"No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."
-- Charles Kendall Adams
"Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes." -- Buddha
"Success isn’t something you chase. It’s something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it. Most people don’t understand that." -- Michael Jordan
FEATURE: Repetition is the mother of skill
If you want to do anything well, practicing it again and again is definitely a way to achieve peak performance and excellence. Break the bigger task into smaller tasks, focus on one smaller task at a time and mentally repeat yourself doing that task. You can also physically go through the process of doing that task. When you actually get to do that task, it becomes so easy and you can do it excellently in a very short period of time.
See the big picture, break it into chunks, mentally repeat a chunk.
Thats how the professional sports teams execute the plays perfectly everytime. They repeat the same steps over and over to prepare for the big game. Thats how the olympic players prepare as well. Four or more years of preparation for a four minute attempt for the gold.
We are creatures of habit. Excellence is a habit, but don't fall for the perfectionist trap!
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
When it comes to practice, one name comes to mind is coach John Wooden. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. He is widely regarded as the greatest college coach in history and his 10 NCAA National Championships while at UCLA are unmatched.
We encourage you to read about him. Some of the better links are:
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1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "John Wooden" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wooden].
Success Tip of the week
Do you feel overwhelmed? overloaded? Read, say or think "One step at a time, one grain of sand at a time. One step enough for me. Take the one simple step that I can take now". Then get to work to complete that step.
Guest Article: Copying the Success of TR -- By Dr. Philip E. Humbert, PhD
About 30 years ago, a giant of a man and someone I greatly admired, Bruce Thieleman, told me that to keep growing, to serve my clients well, and to stay at the top of my game, I would need to read at least two books a week. For the rest of my life! Fortunately, it's not difficult.
I love reading and I particularly enjoy biographies of notable people.
This week, I read the first volume of Edmund Morris' biography of Theodore Roosevelt. It's fairly massive, about 750 pages, but it's delightful reading. TR's trips to the badlands are as exciting as any western, and in this election year, his time in the New York legislature, his run for Mayor of New York and his years as Governor are particularly intriguing. If you love biographies, this is a superb work.
Most important for TIPS, however, are the lessons we learn from the most influential people in history.
As Tony Robbins and others have said, success is not an accident! It leaves clues. We can learn the tools and skills, the tactics and traits of high achievers, and if we apply them to our own lives, good things happen! There's no mystery about this.
If we copy the habits and patterns of "average" people, we get average results. Almost everyone knows someone (in your family, a neighbor or friend) who refuses to develop their natural talents. This type of failure (what else would you call it?) is all around us. Everyday, we see talented people who permit one or more unfortunate habits to hold them back. Here's a hint: Don't copy them!
Fortunately, we also have models of people who passionately pursue every ounce of talent, opportunity and potential they have. They do things differently. They have habits and attitudes and behaviors that create the results they desire. Here's a hint: Copy THESE people!
So, what have I observed about TR? Obviously, many, many things--enough to fill a massive biography! But here are just a few:
1. Enormous self-discipline. As a skinny, sickly child who nearly died many times, when his father told him he must build his body, he launched himself into an exercise routine that would shame most Olympic athletes. Later, his work and writing schedule amazed even his publishers. His ability to master the intricacies of politics confounded his adversaries. The man knew how to focus.
2. Applied energy. Whether he was herding cattle, running for election, or playing with his children, people marveled at his ability to get things done. He may have had more energy than most of us, but what struck me was his ability to solve problems. He got up early, he worked hard, he loved what he was doing and his passion drove him forward. Winners have the same 24-hour day, but they use their time and energy differently. The get more and better results.
3. Quick, practical intelligence. TR had the ability to see through the confusion of daily life and find real solutions. When faced with family challenges or political opponents, or the thousands of details that confuse and confound most of us, he would pause, consider his primary objective, and cut through the clutter. To use a modern cliché, he "kept his eyes on the prize." For him, there was always a solution and he was determined to find it.
4. Gusto and love of life. Call it what you will, TR's sheer enthusiasm often carried the day. His most common expression was a rollicking, hugely exaggerated shout of "DEEEElighted!" He loved people. He loved challenges and problems. He loved to laugh and he loved his work. He loved life and was not shy about it. People enjoyed being around him (even when they opposed him) and his passion and joy opened doors that would not have been available to others.
Obviously, we shouldn't try to be anyone but ourselves. Each of us is unique and our highest and best is to be precisely and fully who we are. But we can and do learn from others. Unfortunately too often we learn "accidentally" and bad habits too easily find room in our lives. But we can also learn intentionally from the most successful and inspiring people we can find. Choose your models wisely. Your life depends on it.
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Successful / Famous People: Donald Trump
Read and learn about-
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- interesting, winning qualities
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Donald Trump quotes:
I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
You can't know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive.
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Friday, November 23, 2007
within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s-eye is never the fault of the target.
To improve your aim, improve yourself.
- GILBERT ARLAND
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
- William Shakespeare
[Source: Book "Soft Sell" by Tim Connor, CSP]
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi
I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.
- Muhammad Ali
Education is a social process . . .Education is growth . . .Education is preparation for life; education is life itself.
- John Dewey
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Irving Berlin
He taketh with him the two angels 'inspiration' and 'perspiration' and worketh to beat hell. Verily I say unto you, go and do likewise.
- James X. Cahill
'Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Ben Franklin
Successful people are successful because they form the habit of doing those things that failures don't like to do.
- Albert Gray
There are as many nights as days and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
- Ben Franklin
Time: You may delay, but time will not. Lost time is never found again.
- Ben Franklin
It is the individual who knows how little he knows about himself who stands a reasonable chance of finding out something about himself before he dies.
- S. I. Hayakawa