All of us experience the trough of sorrows. There is no way around it. Some of us are lucky and swim out of it. But there are many like Arjun, who get sucked in and never return. #failureaintbad
Being a teacher of management subjects and an author of nonfiction myself, I curated a list of few nonfiction books for teens and shared the list in my sessions at the Kitaabo Fest. This blog is a summary of my talk
I know many of us dread coming on stage. We think that we will make mistakes and make a fool of ourselves. But see how Patti Smith teaches all of us a lesson on how to deal with such a situation #nervousonstage #fearoffailures #whattosaywhentoshutup
What is more important to us? Our name on a wall for recognition of our work or the impact of our work on someone’s life.
Don’t we skill ourselves for our jobs in the corporate world? Parenting is a BIG challenging job of our lives too. But are we skilled enough to handle that challenge?
The moment you start thinking that these dots are simple experiences with one or more components of Creating Accomplishment, Learning and Fun, and many of them freely available, all you then need is a bag full of attitude to gather them.
My suggestion is that instead of focusing on connecting the dots, focus on collecting the dots first.
In the first incident, I thought I was doing the right thing. I applied the best of my mind. I had “won”. But i was miserable after that. In the second incident, I just let it go. I let my heart take over and let the other person win. I loved it.
Last week, two speeches caught my attention on my social media circles. One was a ceremonial speech delivered by Mr. Narayana Murthy at IISc on July 16th and the other was by Mr. Shashi Tharoor at The Oxford Union Debate on May 28th. As a researcher and teacher of persuasive communication and speech writing, I followed both speeches very closely on the social media. It was fascinating to see that the speeches had very different outcomes. Mr. Murthy’s speech drew ire and anger from the audiences and Mr. Tharoor’s speech was revered and applauded. Why did this happen? What can we learn from these examples? Read more…