December 22, 2013 2 Comments
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Remember the 10,000-hour rule. That’s roughly how much work and practice it takes to become accomplished in any field, whether it be sporting, creative or professional. 10,000 hours is 5 years of full time hard work. To become a virtuoso, triple that.
February 22, 2013 4 Comments
Here is some excellent advice from Alex:
Dreams are seeds waiting to be planted in the field of life.Think as a farmer does to realise your dreams: act, wait, harvest.
Take action to achieve the dream.
Sow nothing get nothing. Do nothing get nothing. A farmer won’t grow a harvest if they plant no seed. Your dream has to be seeded by taking action.
There is no such thing as instant grow seeds. Seeds sown in spring wont be ready to harvest until many months later in late summer. Once the seeds are sown nature takes its own course, patience is required.
Seize the opportunity.
You have put in the work, you have waited patiently and now you harvest the results. Once the crop is ready it has to be harvested, waiting too long the harvest is lost. Regret follows those that despite initial good effort failed to seize the opportunity to make their dream a reality at the harvest time.
October 30, 2012 10 Comments
Walter Mischel’s marshmallow test is one of the best-known studies in the history of psychology. In the 1960s, Mischel, then a professor at Stanford, took nursery-school students, put them in a room one-by-one, and gave them a treat (they could choose a cookie, a pretzel stick, or a marshmallow) and the following deal: They could eat the treat right away, or wait 15 minutes until the experimenter returned. If they waited, they would get an extra treat. Tracking the kids over time, Mischel found that the ability to hold out in this seemingly trivial exercise had real and profound consequences. As they matured and became adults, the kids who had shown the ability to wait got better grades, were healthier, enjoyed greater professional success, and proved better at staying in relationships—even decades after they took the test. They were, in short, better at life. Read more of this post
August 4, 2012 10 Comments
‘Vyaapari woh, Jo Bechta bhala’ = A businessperson is one who sells well.
Selling is something a lot of people fear.There is fear of failure,fear of rejection,fear of not having an answer,fear of meeting new people,fear of being judged,fear of offending friends and family,fear of strained relationships etc.etc.However every business is supported by sales.No sales equals no business.And if you would be an entrepreneur you need to be the best salesperson,not just to clock revenue but to speak to bankers,potential hires,suppliers etc.And the only way to get over the fears of selling is to launch yourself into it.You will improve as you muddle through it.Remember “Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.” Read more of this post