Saturday, October 31, 2009
It's your birthday and so be my friend and be happy to send me not 1 but 4 gifts - from leading brands.
The options for gift are an exquisite watch, a natty shirt or a chic leather accessory and make my birthday even more special.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Living in 2009
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when...
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2 You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7 Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list
AND NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at yourself.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Must read especially the examples which has been quoted about the change.
When the word ‘creativity’ is used, we generally understand it as the ability to create something physical and unique. Creativity is often taken in the context of art and literature. An artist expresses his creativity through the colours he uses, a writer through words, an architect through his buildings and a musician with his instrument and musical notes. But there is more to creativity than that. It can also mean recreating one’s life.
In any life, the only constant is change. Everyone faces different phases of life. Our ability to deal with those changes dexterously is called creativity. It requires that one be willing to step away from easy answers and quick solutions. It needs one to look beyond the familiar and into uncharted territory. Ultimately, creativity is about risk and courage.
American film director Alan Alda once said, “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
As a toddler, we find life gloriously free from responsibility. As we grow older, social norms require us to adapt our behavior to the external world. Gradually, we get programmed to behave in a certain way.
Anyone who begins life at a girls’ convent school can attest to its insistence on social etiquette. Not so, in a co-ed public school, where the word etiquette’ hardly seemed to figure in the students’ vocabulary. If a child transfers, as I did, from one to the other, it is a huge change. But one can bounce back with a dramatic change in language and interaction skills.
It is almost a metaphor for life, which forces us to adapt to realtime change. For example, life changes once we get married and have children. The carefree life changes into a life of responsibility. It is possible to feel stifled by the link between one’s behavior and the way others feel.
Every aspect of life requires us to be creative. As circumstances change, we should be able to dance in the moment. Many people find themselves unable to accept changed circumstances, making for great frustration. For instance, a strategy shift in an organization in the form of either a merger or an acquisition will affect many employees. Some get more responsibility and some may lose jobs. Just months ago, recession forced change on reputable organizations, some of which filed for bankruptcy. Many faced management changes, retrenchment and relocation of employees. Many found employees resentful and confused.
These reactions indicate a collective and destructive emotion even though every individual should instead, take ownership of his/her reaction. The downturn was an irreversible process. But how does one handle such a devastating situation? We need to understand that once an event has occurred, it is entirely up to us to choose the way we accept and move forward. When we resist change, we stagnate.
Psychoanalyst Eric Fromm said it all: “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.”
Creativity in our interaction with people is one of the most crucial skills a human being can have. It is also the one that people focus on least, choosing instead to concentrate on developing our academic skills or general knowledge.
There are numerous instances of people who successfully ‘re-created’ their lives just when their world had written them off, not least Sunil Mittal, Azim Premji, Steve Jobs, Subroto Bagchi and Amitabh Bachchan.
Mittal’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1976 with a bicycle parts business in Punjab. When telecommunications was opened for private participation, he boldly bid for cellular licences in the metro markets. His successful entrepreneurial journey is an inspiration for many. Premji is credited with transforming Wipro, his family's vegetable oil business, into one of the world's leading software companies. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers is a remarkable example of creativity. He left Apple, came back and resurrected the company in a virtually text book example of the creative instinct at work.
So, what is it that prevents us from accepting change? Our fear of failure because we underestimate our capacity to learn new things. It appears unthinkable because the mind says “I am best at what I do”. But how will you ever know if you are good or bad at something else unless you try it. There are also the social pressures of being at a particular level in our job and egotistic anger about being passed over, say, for promotion. The right question for those who wait for the perfect job, perfect boss, perfect organization and perfect colleagues, is: “How perfect am I?”
Change by definition is temporary. The pace at which a person accepts the change and moves on truly shows his creativity. Re-creating one’s own life is the highest form of creativity because “the future doesn’t just happen, it’s shaped by decisions.”
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
I am 26 years old at the time of posting . . .
You are 26 years old . . .
or 323 months old
or 1404 weeks old
or 9830 days old
or 235920 hours old
or 14155210 minutes old
or 849312637 seconds old
And, your next birthday is in:
31 days 11 hrs 50 mins 23 secs
this post is a general reminder that 30 Days to go!!! OMG, I'm almost 27 and still SINGLE!!!
I am so eager and so overwhelmed right now I don't know what to do and actually doing nothing :) I've waited for this moment for 365 days and it'll be here in 31 days!!! So before the BIG day is here - I would like to take this opportunity to let all know that l am extremely appreciative and grateful for all the love & comments which you will post.
Without your inspiration, support & ideas I don't think I would of made it this far!!!
I hope I've helped & encourage some of you out there too to wish and send me GIFTS on my Happy Birthday.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Mr.X: Wake up dear its 8'o clock. get up and make coffee for me.
Mr.X's Wife: sorry dear i want to sleep for some more time as i am not feeling well.
pls help yourself for the coffee and make my self one. pls.
Mr.X: What! you want me to make coffee for you. sorry i cant. what you are
thinking yourself by making me to make coffee today and you start expect me to
do this regularly.i am going out and have it.
(Coming out of the home Mr. X walking towards the coffee shop, on the way he met he friend Mr.Y, he is a bachelor)
Mr.X: hai da, how r u?
Mr.Y: G8, how r u? wht are you doing here in the early morning, i am a bachelor so i
have to come out everyday to have coffee, but in ur case its not like that na.
Mr.X: No, my wife is not well, so i came out.
Mr.Y: Ho! you have to buy coffee for her, why cant you make urself in ur home itself?
Mr.X: What u r telling i cant make coffee, if i start today she will expect me to do
it everyday and i will become a cook.
Mr.Y: ok, we are near our friend Mr.Z's house lets see what he is doin?
(They both entering Mr.Z's home, Mr. Z welcome both and offered him a cup of coffee)
Mr.Y: Nice coffee dude, Thanks to ur wife, Where is she?
Mr.Z: Hey this coffee was made by me? as my wife is busy with some other work.
Mr.X: What happened to you? are you alright?
Mr.Z: Whats wrong in that?
Mr.X: If you start doing all this work then why we are having wife, its their job?
Mr.Z: We usually help eachother in our work so that we can finish the work early and
had time to relax together. I will help her in the weekdays too so that we can
go to our offices early. (Mr.X thinks what happens in their weekday morning activities as its usually filled with lots of tension, suddenly he thinks about his wife and realise she is not able to do today that's y she asked him to get her coffee)
Mr.X: ok guys, got to go my wife is alone in home and she is not well i have to get some breakfast for her. bye! see u later.
The people Mr.X,Y,Z we are seeing in our everyday life.
PS: i want to mention one thing here i am Mr.Y..