What’s your social appetite?

Do you have a social media strategy? Beyond numerous likes and shares, what else could you do? Are you able to list them down? Can you create a dedicated channel of communication to your customers?  Imagine you have a Facebook page and a Twitter handle for your business.  Can you come up with a 90-day communication plan? What sort of…

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Social Media: points worth considering

Did you know around a few billion people every day are currently active on forums like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WeChat, Instagram, Snapchat, Line, Xing, Pinterest, etc? Are you on the surface of these platforms or can you look deeper into the core and see what it can do for your business? Unless you have a paradigm shift in remodeling your…

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Adapting to Social Media Strategy

The often used word- Put yourself in your customer’s shoes.  We’ve all heard the above phrase.  Though it has different meanings, like “think your customer first,” it’s easy to have them on paper, and better to be used for preaching than practice.   The reason I say it’s difficult because we are in this digital age where your ideal customer is…

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Know Your Customer

When you have a social presence, you start generating a large amount of data. These become a wealth of impeccable information on who your customers are and what they feel about you. All you need to do is to keep your ears close to them. This is what we refer to as “social listening’; by doing so, you can make…

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Triplets

In a New York hospital, Nurse to a new but arrogant white american father: ”Congrats, your wife just had triplets.” American: ”Im not suprised lady. My tool is as big as a chimney! Nurse: ”Then Better get it cleaned… they’re all Black”

Mastering Mastery

1. Time management “The hardest thing to learn for me was how to plan. Not to execute what I have planned, but to make so epic a to-do list and to schedule it so thoroughly that I’m really capable of completing all the tasks on the scheduled date.” 2. Consistency “We often stop working hard if we reached the top,…

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Backstabbers – How to deal with them

Recently I had a “friend” who stabbed me behind my back. His so called super smartness in taking advantage of certain situation and making me feel like a hostage was one of the worst infuriating situations I was forced to deal with. The values of loyalty, trust, respect – everything thrown out of the window. With life being a constant…

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OLD MAN’S HORSE- wonderful parable

  There was an old man in a village, very poor, but even kings were jealous of him because he had a beautiful white horse. Such a horse had never been seen before — the beauty, the very grandeur, the strength. Kings asked for the horse and they offered fabulous prices, but the old man would say, `This horse is…

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Just a tourist

An American tourist went to see a Sufi Master. For many years he had heard about him, had fallen in deep love with his words, his message. Finally he decided to go to see him. When he entered his room he was surprised — it was an utterly empty room! The Master was sitting; there was no furniture at all!…

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Salt & Sugar

SUGAR AND SALT MAKES THE TASTE I have heard an ancient parable — must be very ancient because God used to live on the earth in those days. Slowly slowly, he became very tired of man, because people would torture him continuously. In the middle of the night, somebody would knock and say, “Why have you done this? Why not do…

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Love – epitome of existence

Life is beautiful only when there is love. Love is a higher value than life… a greater value than life. Life can be sacrificed to love, but love cannot be sacrificed to life. Leslie Weatherhead tells the story of the second world war. Two soldiers were very friendly, great friends. One evening one soldier comes back to the trench but finds…

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Concerned Texan

A pretty young woman was traveling in a train across Texas. A dapper looking man walked up to her and whispered something in her ear, whereupon she gave him a stinging slap in the face. A tall Texan seated across the aisle stood up and asked her, “Is this man molesting you, Ma’am?” “He certainly is,” she replied. “He just…

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Awareness – a wonderful story

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the philosopher and social reformer, has given the following account in his memoirs. He was once invited by the viceroy who was about to confer an honor on him. He was a poor man, his clothes were old and threadbare, and he dressed in the Bengali style of kurta and dhoti. Friends advised him to get new…

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Head Heavy

Success breeds ego.  You need to practice humility and the attitude of arrogance will always pin you down. Small achievements in life, it tries to elaborate in a big screen. The ways of the ego are very subtle. No sooner do you make one small step than it proclaims great triumph. It gets a fistful and claims to have attained all…

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Being Money Minded

Being “Money-Minded”- Credits to Sadhguru and Blog Question: I am someone who is a first generation entrepreneur. I come from a middle-class background and, very often, I feel that I don’t have the money mindset that entrepreneurs require. I want to ask: is it possible to develop that quality, and if not, how do I build a team where as…

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Dissolve the “I”

Remember, you have to follow your heart and never let anyone to steal your dreams. One of the most powerful ways to tame your ego and overcome the voice in your head that says, “I’m the great, , the word “I” that whispers in your ears stating your are invincible – is the first step to lead  you to disaster. there are millions…

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Sadhguru – Come back Home

COME BACK HOME: Questioner: When I do my meditation, everything is peaceful and quiet and I feel like I am getting somewhere. But the real test comes when there is adversity and I forget everything and again go back to the same old way of dealing with things. I feel that my practices have started making a mark but when…

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Habit of writing

Create a habit of writing on paper instead of using a computer Your handwriting is a road to ecstasy , when you pen it to paper, the imagination horse goes wild , your writing improves , your skill , your grammar, your choice of words , anecdotes etc – are important skills to develop. after all, being successful is a…

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Read Read Read

Read Read Read for pleasure Read for knowledge Read for improving your vocabulary Read for articulating your ideas Read for comprehension Read and go on an imaginative journey of the incident If it impacts you, just mull over it – see it from different perspective – from the author point of view , the character point of view, may be…

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Little Johnny & Dickson

Mr. Dickson had a habit of asking daft questions to his pupils. One day, he asked his 4th graders if anyone knew how to put 2 holes into 1 hole. Since no one was able to answer the question, he told the kids to go home and ask their fathers. Kids came back the next day. No one knew the…

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Holiday Season

This is a friendly reminder about drinking and driving during the new year season One of my friends went out last night and after drinking he made a sensible decision to leave his car at the pub and took the bus home. He was really proud of himself this morning..!! He had never driven a bus before!

Three Cheers !

Three consultants were in the bathroom, standing at the urinals. Two were from the top-tier Accounting firms and the last was from a 5th-tier Indian firm. The first accountant finished and walked over to the sink to wash his hands. He then proceeded to dry his hands very carefully. He used 3 paper towels and ensured that every single spot…

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Travel Reviews Kailash Manasrovar Kedarnath, Badrinath, Babaji Caves Agra, & Golden Triangle Kerala Backwaters Best of Karnataka Wonders of Tamilnadu Goa Japan Las Vegas Toronto Dubai Singapore Malaysia Langkawi- in Malaysia Bintan Islands – Indonesia London Paris France Germany Belgium Switzerland Amsterdam Thailand Australia Newzealand Hongkong Turkey Beijing, China   Countries to travel :-  

Avoid distractions

Avoid distractions Focus – Focus – Focus.  To do this, you need to stay away from any Distractions that divert your attention. it could be right now your phone, or your social media.  There should be a clear differentiator between work and pass time. Both should never be mixed.  it can’t be multi tasked. Your goal is to be successful…

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exceed expectations

Always exceed expectations Whatever you do, give your best shot.  Pay attention to the situation – and give your 100% Always remember you are like an stage actor doing the play.  It might be your 1000th play, but you need to act to the audience as though you are doing it for the first time.  For you it might be…

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