Sunday, June 29, 2008

Back to the Basics. Simple is Still the Best.

As we make progress, we sometimes forget the basics. Old sayings are pushed aside as cliche terms. KISS - Keep it simple and short is ignored. The late legendary anchor Tim Russert used the the simple white board technique to convey his ideas to the main stream effectively.

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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

WANTing it without NEEDing it

Inspired by Dr.Joe Vitale while listening to attractor factor.

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!

Vin @vinbhat

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How to Experience Anything you Desire

There are seminars that charge you more than $500 to teach you this. But, this simple exercise is powerful and here it is yours free for the taking.

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.

Please share your thoughts & comments. Your comments will be published immediately.

Vin Bhat,
contributor, PR, associate coach