Cave you fear to enter, has the treasure you seek

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Cave you fear to enter
Has the treasure you seek
– Joseph Campbell

What are you afraid of right now?
What about the future, scares you?

You may want to begin a startup,

start a new job or a relationship,

a new fitness regime or

move to a new city

Fear will be the first reaction

You are not alone in feeling this

What makes the difference is
When you tell yourself

“Whatever I seek in life
is across this chasm of fear” 

What cave do you want to enter today?

Discomfort is the price of admission to anything meaningful

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What is most meaningful for you in life?

Do you truly, passionately desire it?

What discomfort are you ready to face for it?

Everything good in life has to fight inertia

Coming out of the inertia means coming out of the comfort zone

Coming out of comfort zone equals
Pain, uncertainty, discomfort

Before you start chasing your dream
Ask yourself

Am I ready to pay the price for it?

because once you make that decision
that I am ready and willing

then Discipline is Freedom

How the Mighty Fall

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Are you focused and one pointed or

You have many projects, priorities and distractions?

Jim Collins in his book “How the Mighty Fall” says

Undisciplined Pursuit of Many is the cause of the fall and decline

What is Your One Thing for the Year

Which guides your month, week and day?

Use Stephen Covey’s Urgency-Importance matrix to decide on your priority for this month, this week and

Today

What is that One Thing which if you took Action on Today

will make everything easy or unnecessary?

Who has the remote control of your life?

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Who has the remote control of your life?

You or someone else?

The best way to answer this Q is

Ask yourself:

What is my number 1 priority?

Is this decided by me or someone else?

If you don’t prioritize your life, Someone else will – Greg McKeown

Be  clear on what you really want
that One Thing 

that One Thing if you did,

it would make everything else

easier or unnecessary?

then design your life around it

What is more important – Execution or Planning?

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Execution or Planning?
What is more important?

Harry Truman said “Imperfect action is better than Perfect Inaction”

How many times we have 
got the world’s best idea
and we never executed it?

How many hours we have spent on “fine-tuning” the plan
Only to never execute it?

The best moment to start is

NOW

What is Coaching and How to be an Effective Coach?

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Almost a decade ago, my tryst with coaching started.

I was a hotshot corporate executive. I was part of a business transformation exercise and was assigned a coach.

My first reaction was “Why would I need a coach? I know everything.” Besides my coach was not from my industry so “what would the person tell me which I didn’t know?”

I was a complete skeptic to the process when I went into the first interaction. Over the course of the year, I was humbled by the person and the process. My coach brought out so many insights about me and my performance that it opened new doors for me.

I became a complete convert to coaching and was trained in Breakthrough Coaching.

Over the years, the coaching industry has matured, but understandably there are still doubts on how an ideal coach should be.

In the absence of a clear idea, individuals going through the coaching process could lose out on the transformational magic of coaching. Organizations would lose out on time and money.

What I am sharing with you today is my experience, in both the roles, as a Coach and a Coachee (a person who is being coached).

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Top 10 Leadership Experts with Huge Social Followers

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Brian Tracy  Leadership Experts Santosh Kanekar

Twitter followers: 372k

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Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada, and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

What does Leadership mean to you?

“Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.

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Brian’s Leadership Quotes (click link here)

What I learned from Brian

It is difficult to distil the impact of a person who has written 70 books. His words have always had an impact. The one closest to me is “Luck is predictable. If you want to be lucky, take more chances, show up more often”. His book “Eat that Frog” and its philosophy of getting your most important work done first thing in the morning has been my personal productivity mantra for years.

 

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A Big Slim Indian Wedding and the lessons I learned

Reading Time: 7 minutesYippee! Wedding invitation. Let’s roll!

Not exactly my reaction when I get it.

For starters, it throws all my routines out of the window and then the noise just keeps increasing and the…

Enough with the rant.

This time was different.

A few weeks back, I was invited to a typical Indian wedding. And I was excited.

I was excited given it was my best friend’s sons wedding.

And it was for three days only. Only?

Well, a lavish wedding nowadays is spread over five days and can be more.

So this is where the slim starts.

I had misgivings on how raucous it would be. But, turned out it was great fun.

Lots of laddoos, assorted ceremonies and dance later, as I was nursing my tired bones, I realized that not only was it the most organized wedding I had experienced, it was one of the most organized events I had seen.

Here’re the impressions that I came back with:

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Do You Want To Change Your Life For The Better?

Reading Time: 7 minutes1938. Karoly Takacs was writhing in pain. The 1936 world class pistol shooter had just shot his right hand. His right hand by which he would hold his pistol.

The pain of the extinguished hopes was more than the physical pain. Everyone looking at him said “A great career which could have been has just ended” Or did it?

By 1939 i.e. in a year’s time, he won the National Shooting Championship. Olympics was cancelled in 1940 and 1944 due to World War 2. Finally in 1948 Olympics, after waiting for nine years, he wold the Gold medal and also in the next Helsinki Olympics in 1952.

He won all these championships by his LEFT Hand.

Back in 1938, He could have easily moaned in grief and led a victim’s life which everyone would have shown sympathy to. Instead he rose above his physical and mental challenges and achieved the impossible.

You may say “I am not an Olympic Athlete. How is this relevant to me?”

Let me ask you: “Do You want today to be better than yesterday?” If yes, then this is for you.

Because if you focus on the very core aspects of your life then your today is going to be better than yesterday.

What are these core elements?

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14 Daily Habits of Highly Successful People

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Most days, your day starts with tumbling out of the bed to shut off the alarm, a quick shower, then, coffee while running out of the door. A long ride in the traffic to the office, a long to-do list is made with your head in the hand, a day which goes by in a blur and before you know it, you are back in the bed staring at the ceiling, wondering “One more day gone!”

How is it that some people seem to do so much within one day while you are just about ticking the 6th item on the task list?

If you study the habits of the successful people, you can unlock the keys for a joyful and highly productive day. Want to know more? Read on.

The habits that I have studied are:

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