5 Reasons young people go foreign country to work

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It’s a big world out there and it can definitely seem a little daunting sometimes, but living and working abroad can have so many advantages. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’re making a move to work in a different country.

Here are 5 reasons why you should make that move:

#1 Self Development

Moving to a different country and working in a different environment gives you exposure to a different culture and different people. It gives you a different perspective that puts you out of your comfort zone and while it may take some time, you’ll realize a different side of you that may have never existed.

From small things like figuring out transportation to how to say ‘hello’ in another language – you would learn how to just depend on yourself rather than another person and it would lead to leanings and self-development.

#2 Learn a Different Language

Imagine working in a Country like China where the widely spoken language is Mandarin and only a percentage in the single digits may be able to understand you.

It would seem a little daunting at first but who knows – maybe in a matter of weeks, the shopkeeper would be able to understand the broken Mandarin that spouts of your mouth and soon enough, you’d be able to joke with your colleagues in their native language.

Another benefit is obviously adding it to your resume.

#3 Gain A Global and Professional Perspective

Living in India and working in a Marketing Firm is not the same as living in Egypt and working in a Marketing Firm.

It could be a little difficult to understand – but living and working in another country gives you a more global view of your industry; an outlook that would have otherwise been confined to the Indian Working Environment.

You’ve also gained the important skill of adjusting to any international working environment.

#4 Add to your Resume

Imagine yourself in a scenario. Person A is pitted against Person B for the same job. Person A worked as an AIESEC INTERN in a Company in Germany for one year, whereas Person B worked in India for the same period.

The HR Manager would prefer Person A, for that person, would have much more to offer to the Company that Person B.

Going on an internship and working abroad really adds so much – not only to your Resume but also to yourself.

#5 Networking Opportunities

You won’t ever get another experience like this where you work in a different country and interact with various individuals in the same Industry.

Working with such people allows you to gain various contacts that give you a unique skill set and experience that you wouldn’t get otherwise and really adds to your overall career.

So, what are you waiting for? Living and working abroad has so many benefits, and the above are just some of the few. Gaining a new experience, meeting different people and stepping out of your comfort zone contribute to your career and to your overall development.

Of course, it’s not all easy, but if approached in a positive manner, this experience could turn out to be one of the best decisions of your life!

10 things to for parents to motivate their childrens

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“My son is a smart kid, but he doesn’t work hard in school. Now the teacher said he’s in danger of getting F’s in most of his subjects.”

“My daughter just does enough to get by, instead of trying her best. When I talk to her about how important it is to get good grades in high school, she rolls her eyes and tells me she doesn’t care and that it’s boring. It’s enough to make me pull my hair out.”

The truth is, most kids are motivated, but not by what we think should motivate them.

Do you have a child who comes home with failing grades year after year—or straight C’s when you know he could get A’s? You assume, based on his abilities, that he should be more successful in school. It’s enough to drive you crazy—especially because you know how important it is for him to do well so he can get into college someday—or even just graduate. You’re worried sick about his future, so you nag and get on his case about his laziness, lack of motivation and irresponsibility. You just don’t get why he’s so uninterested in doing well, so you try everything you can think of to motivate him. But try as you might, the situation doesn’t get better—in fact, it gets worse.

As a parent, it’s difficult not to become invested in our child’s academic life because we know how important it is for their future. From our perspective, it makes no sense that our kids would put things like friends or electronics before their work. The truth is, most kids are motivated, but not by what we think should motivate them. Look at it this way: your child is probably highly motivated and not at all lazy when it comes to things that excite him, like video games, music, Facebook and what cool new jeans to buy. One thing for certain is that if you pressure your child in order to motivate him, it almost always makes things worse.

Understand that kids need to buy into the value of doing well. Think about it in terms of your own life—even as an adult, you may know it’s best to eat right, but actually following through is another story! In a way, your child must own the importance of doing well himself. Of course external factors may also get in the way (mental or physical illnesses, learning disabilities or behavioral disorders, family issues and substance abuse, to name a few.)

For some people, all the stars are aligned at the right time—motivation, skill and attitude combine to create a successful outcome. But for most of us, it’s way trickier and a much more uneven path to motivation and success. When you think about it, not every kid asks teachers for help, does all their homework on time all the time, reviews the material they learned each night and puts aside all the other distractions to get down to their studies. The ones who do are typically the kids who have what is called “good executive functioning,” because the front part of their brain is more developed. This plays a significant role in school achievement. It helps the regulation of emotions, attention span, perseverance, and flexibility. For many, many kids their functioning often does not develop until much later in the adolescent years. This is particularly tough if you are a parent who was responsible at an early age, but you now have a child lagging behind. It’s hard to imagine that they’re not just lazy, irresponsible and unmotivated. Of course, if you start believing these things about your child, you will simply get annoyed, frustrated, angry, and reactive to their laziness—which will contribute to the power struggle and to their to their defiance. How can you avoid doing this? Read on to find out.

1. Keep a relationship with your kids that is open, respectful and positive. Stay on your kids’ team, don’t play against them. This will allow you to be most influential with them, which is your most important parenting tool. Punishing, preaching, threatening and manipulating will get you nowhere and will be detrimental to your relationship and to their ultimate motivation. Your feelings of anxiety, frustration and fear are normal and understandable. But reacting to your kids out of these emotions will be ineffective. Remember, your child is not behaving this way on purpose to make your life miserable or because they are lazy good-for-nothings. When you feel yourself getting worked up, try saying to yourself, “My child is just not there yet.” Remember, your job is to help them learn how to be responsible. If you get negative and make this a moral issue, then your child might become defiant, reacting to you instead of thinking through things himself.

2. Incorporate the “when you” rule.  One of life’s lessons is that we get the goodies after we do the work. When you practice shooting hoops every day, you start making more baskets. You get paid after you work at your job. So start saying things like, “When you finish studying you are welcome to go to Gavin’s house.” Or “When your homework is completed, we can discuss watching that movie you wanted to see on Netflix.” Enforce this rule and stick to it. If your child does not yet have the ability to plan and initiate and persevere, by sticking to this rule, you are helping them learn how to do what their own brain is not yet equipped to do, which is to create the structure for him.

3. When you are invited in. If your child is not studying and his grades are dropping, you’re invited in whether he wants you or there or not. Again, you’re there to help set up a structure that he is not able to create for himself. The structure might include scheduled study times, having the computer out in a public place in your home, and saying, “No video games or TV until after homework is done.” You might decide that he must spend a certain amount of hours devoted to study time. During this time, no electronics or other distractions are allowed. You might make the rule that even if he finishes all his homework, he must complete study time by reviewing, reading, or editing. You might make the rule that he devotes an hour-and-a-half to quiet time, no electronics, and just doing his work. Understand that it’s not meant as punishment; rather, this is helping him develop a good work ethic and to focus on his school subjects. Some kids do better listening to music while they study, but no other electronics or multi-tasking is recommended.

4. Ask the teacher. If your child’s grades and work habits are not up to par, you can set up a plan by sitting down with him and his teachers. He might have to check with them to make sure he has everything before leaving school, and then check with you before going back to school to make sure all his work is in his bag. Once your child gets better at managing his time, completing his work and reviewing his subjects before tests, then it’s time for you to back off.

5. Identify a study spot. You may need to sit with your child while she’s doing her work or at least be nearby to help her stay on track. She may need a quiet location away from brothers and sisters or she may do better in a room near others. You can help her experiment. But once you find what works best, keep her in that location. You will not do her work for her, but you may need to review her work and ask her if a certain paragraph makes sense to her, for example.

6. Break it down. Decide together whether or not it will be helpful to your child for you to help him break down his assignments into small pieces and organize on a calendar what he should get done each day. You can get him a big wall calendar or a white board. You might also get extra help from his teacher or get a tutor for him if that’s in your budget.

7. Be kind but firm. Try your best to be a parent who is kind, helpful, consistent and firm versus punitive, over-functioning and controlling. For every negative interaction with your child, try to create ten positive ones. Try to put the focus on supporting and encouraging him instead of worrying and nagging. When you start to believe his grades are a reflection of you or your parenting and that you are responsible for his outcome, you will be in his case—and it will be harmful and ineffective.

8. Lack of motivation or anxiety? Recognize that so much of your child’s lack of motivation (or what looks like irresponsibility) might be his own anxiety or shame about academics and schoolwork. Most people have anxiety about doing certain things and avoid them like the plague. Kids may not be able to explain all of this to you because it’s not always on a conscious level for them. Here’s a typical scenario. Let’s say your child tells you he doesn’t have homework when he actually does.  This will stir up your anxiety. When you react to it by yelling or criticizing, your child will manage his anxiety by distancing from it—and from you—more. While a little anxiety can motivate, too much blocks your child’s ability to think and to have access to the part of the brain that helps him with motivation. Keep your emotions in check by recognizing that it’s your child’s anxiety at play rather than his laziness. Your job (and how you will be most helpful to him) is to not react to his anxiety or your own.

Recognize that sometimes your child’s feelings of shame, inferiority or anxiety can be misinterpreted as a lousy attitude, lack of motivation, and irresponsibility. Often the cover up for these vulnerable emotions can take the form of acting out, shutting down, avoidance, and defiance. Remember that what is happening now may look very different as your child matures and develops. In the meantime, in a positive relationship, lend him your brain by helping him with the structure and habits he can’t pull off on his own. And calm yourself by understanding the bigger picture of what is going on now.

9. Teach life balance. Remember to always keep the big picture in mind. Rather than go crazy over your child’s grades, help her to balance her life with friendships, other activities, volunteer work and family activities. Get involved with her school affairs when you can and take an interest in her school projects.

 

 

10. Don’t futurize. When we see our child seeming to have no interest in his life, it’s easy to start fast forwarding into the future. When he acts like he doesn’t care about anything except video games and his friends, we worry that he won’t be successful or even functional on his own. This ramps up our anxiety and our fear. But here’s the truth: none of us have a crystal ball or can really see into the future. Focusing on the negative things your child is doing will only bring the spotlight on them, and may set you both up for a power struggle. Instead, focus on your child’s positive traits and help him work on those in the present. Is he outgoing, helpful, or good with animals? Focus on all the things that go into a developed, successful person, not just academics and grades and help your child develop in social, creative, and emotional ways.

Parents are often so worried about their child falling behind that they end up in a power struggle with their kids over it, but nothing gets better. They go round and round, just fighting about the grades and the work. But if you as the parent can calm down and understand that this is not just a bad attitude and an unmotivated kid—and that you can’t force them to be motivated—then you can actually start meeting your child where he is and helping where he needs help. Remember, your goal is to stop the reactivity and solve the problem.

Author Amitabh shah Category Blogs

Understanding power- A key to happiness.

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The Story :

On one fine day,I was rushing to the office as I was late,it was a rainy day and many roads were clogged due to that I had to take a longer route. And I got late! As I entered my office I heard people talking loudly, in fact, they were shouting and quarrelling and there was no happiness at all.

I reached there and asked what the matter was. On inquiring I came to know that there was some misunderstanding between two of our volunteers and it caused the row. Fights and quarrels between the volunteers were seriously disliked by me so I asked everybody to get back on their work and those two to meet me in my cabin.

Those two volunteers were Bina and Monish. Bina was very hardworking and sincere person where Monish was a carefree and fun loving person. Both of them lived with happiness and were the True heroes of the organisation.

As they in, I asked them the entire matter in detail. I understood that it was nobody’s mistake but just lack of understanding power. I asked both of them to calm down and the told them a story.

A few years back, we were living in Chanakyapuri located in Delhi.  At that time, I and one friend of mine got an opportunity to meet a legendary spiritual guru. We both went in my car to that venue which was 10-12 km away from Chanakyapuri.

We attended the program, met the dignitary but on our way back we did not have the car as our driver had to go urgently to somewhere. So we decided to take the rickshaw from near the main road.We reached the main road. It was the bright sunny day.

Sun was shining right above our heads and heat waves were clearly felt. We tried to stop many rickshaws but nobody was ready to stop. They swiftly passed beside us but did not stop. One, two, three…. like this 5 rickshaws went without stopping. Luckily, the 6 rickshaw stopped.

The man driving the auto astonished us. He was a man of 100 kg. Short and plum. His skin was dark like Negros.  He wore golden rings on all his fingers and thick golden chains in his neck. His look resembled a Goon or a typical “Bhai”. Looking at him we could see a smaller version of Munnabhai from ‘Lage Raho MunnaBhai’. He stopped but he had one condition.

According to that condition, we have to pay him 120 bucks instead of 80. We happily agreed to him as it was scorching hot and we wanted to go home.

We sat in and he started driving. Once he started we could feel that we were sitting in F1’s racing car and Michael shoemaker was driving. That person drove so fast that we doubted we would reach Chanakyapuri alive or not.

We both were looking at our frightened faces. My friend joked that at least we would be satisfied that before dying we could meet such legendary artist.

We were driving near the wall of the over bridge when suddenly a biker came in full speed and dashed with the rickshaw. The auto was about to overturn but the driver somehow managed to balance it.

The biker went ahead and stopped at the crossroad as the signal turned red. The auto driver was fuming with anger. He was breathing heavily which clearly showed how angry he was.

When we reached the crossroad he spotted the bike rider and made his way through all the vehicles. He asked us to wait and watch. We both thought that a major fight is going to take place. He reached to the biker and asked him to take off his helmet. The biker took out his helmet with the force which gave us inundation that Ramayana, Mahabharata is going to take place.

But what the auto driver did really shocking for us. He in a very calm tone asked the biker if he was lost, whether he was finding some place or what. The biker told him is agony. He said that he has been travelling here and there as all the people were showing him different routes.

He said he wanted to go Sipi. The auto driver immediately took his rickshaw back and told him that he has to go right. When he came back I asked him what was the reason which made him so calm and helping the biker instead of hitting him.

What that auto-rickshaw driver said impressed us and his respect in our eyes grew. He said that initially, even he used to get very angry at people who used to drive in such reckless manner. But one day he promised his wife that he will never get angry and will try to control his anger as far as possible.

He also stated that people drive in differently in different situations. One will be driving slowly if he is finding any location, very fast if he is late and has to reach somewhere on time etc. He said that he was able to identify the frustration of the biker and thus went to help him.

My friend got very impressed by the driver and he wanted to give him 500 bucks for his thoughts and deeds. But the auto driver was so down to earth that when he was offered 500 bucks he refused to take it. But on insisting he took it saying that I will charge you 120 bucks only, next to all the passengers who sit my rickshaw will get the free ride till the amount reaches 380 bucks. Such high understanding power and control over his anger made him richer than anyone having tonnes of money.

But on insisting he took it saying that I will charge you 120 bucks only, next to all the passengers who sit my rickshaw will get the free ride till the amount reaches 380 bucks. Such high understanding power and control over his anger made him richer than anyone having tonnes of money.

Conclusion for happiness :

I told them that my main aim through this story was to explain them the importance of understanding in our life. If we start understanding others our half problems will automatically disappear. Understanding is the key to happiness in life. Both of them agreed to develop a good tuning between them and work all the things out. They apologised and started with their work. Even I started my work with a happiness and hope that such quarrels don’t happen again.

They apologised and started with their work. Even I started my work with a happiness and hope that such quarrels don’t happen again.

What was Ram famous for- his strength, smart convictions and patience?

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Would Ram have been Ram if he did not face Ravan and all the difficulties he underwent (14 years of Vanvas, fought Ravan for Sita)?

He would not have been “The Ram” had it not been for all the challenges that he had to go through to prove himself to be strong and come out as more powerful.

So in our daily lives, no matter how mundane things we are doing- be it working at office, dinner with family, driving, I feel there is a way that all of us can be Ram. In the sense, the biggest thing that comes across Ram is Anger.

People get hurt easily :

  • Parents complain that you are not spending enough time
  • Boss shouts for being late, siblings fight for things
  • friends get upset because you haven’t met them in long

All of this converts to Anger. Biggest enemy of any person is anger- People completely take the shape of Ravana and they will say the things they don’t mean, they’ll behave rudely and they might even break things. With an anger level of that you loose the act of performing any task with 100% sincerity.

Imagine, if you have had a big fight with your family in morning and then you had to work all day, you are present physically but mentally you are still in bad shape. You’ll be Ravan in some ways- creativity, thought process takes a toll. You keep reaffirming yourself. Thus, It is extremely important to kill that anger.

In every person there are two personalities.

  1.  Ram (being cool and balanced)
  2. Ravana (being angry).

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The one you feed more is going to grow more powerful. In an angry situation like that- you retaliate and become Ravana. When someone is super angry you have to wait calmly because in that situation no matter how hard you try, you have to wait for the person to become Ram again to have your thoughts heard.

  • Lots of people question that if you try and stay calm in such a situation will they not repeat it again?
  • Won’t that be a sign of weakness?

But when you think about it, it takes a lot of strength to be calm when someone is blaming you or yelling at you for no reason. So in such a a situation one must Invoke the ram in oneself and not Ravana. As soon as the other person will calm, the situation will look less worse.

Sometimes we say that have anger issues and keep angry all times. By saying such words you yourself are boosting Ravana in your blood. Anger gives you bad health, ugly face, high BP and all kinds of issues.

One way to help all the Ravans convert to Ram is by saying positive words to them. Tell them how you wish they were. Oh, you are cool and calm, Oh, you are kind, Oh, you are keeping super chilled these days. Because everyone tells them that you are angry and crazy so they will believe that about themself. What stands most important is to be all positive and tell them that you are awesome. Appreciate them to live upto. So they can transform into Ram.

One raw mango ruins the entire pack, be that one candle that light up the entire room.

Conclusion :

Stay cool and calm through the entire day without getting angry, upset or irritated, and by the end of the day if you manage to do so- Pat your backs and be a RamSo here I challenge everyone reading the blog to take the “Ram challenge” for a day and see if you yourself can see Ram for a day!As Shah Rukh Khan says in Swades movie’s song-

Man se Ravan jo Nikale Ram Uske Man Mein Hai!

Be Ram and make everyone around you too! RAM IS CONTAGIOUS!

Transform a Bad Situation to a Memorable one!

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On Dr Kalam’s first death Anniversary, We were invited to meet Akhilesh Yadav-CM of Uttar Pradesh to Lucknow where Rajyapalji gave us “Kalam Youth Icon” award. While on my way back I decided to do an act of kindness, appreciate what the man Dr Kalam was.

Luckily I even got a dance to do so. While on my flight from Lucknow to Delhi and Delhi to Ahmedabad-I found myself placed next to two smelly 18 year old boys- Sunny and Brijesh. They were smelling heavily, looking out the window, excited for the flight to take off, taking pictures everywhere.

Sunny even bumped into my arm trying to take a photo of him from the window. So, I decided to give away my window seat to the boy. Excited, they jumped on me even before I moved. On talking to them I was informed that they were from Punjab and were travelling for the first time to Oman- to work as waiters for two years on a salary of Rs 21000 and with that they would take care of their mothers.

They were so excited that they showed me the clouds and lights outside the plane. I didn’t find them stinky anymore ‘coz my attitude had changed completely for them.

Soon the air hostess came by and showed Apple juice. Confused, they asked me if they had to pay for it. The hostess smiling said that they need to pay. Discussing in Punjabi they decided to not have the juice. I felt overwhelmed and decided to buy for them.

So I gave Rs. 500 to the air hostess to give 2 juices to both of them. The air hostess smiled and politely said to me that she shall give 300 change in some time. They were poor but satisfied, they said in Punjabi, “O Yaara, ye kya”.

 

I explained to them that when I was travelling for the first time, someone had gifted me juice too in the flight. Some time later, I stood up to go to the washroom where I found air hostess standing outside. After thinking for sometime I thought to make them feel a little more special and asked air hostess to give the two boys sandwiches to eat from Rs 300 that she was suppose to give me.

Although, I told the hostess to tell them that it was complimentary from the airline. The smiles on the two’s faces made my day when the hostess came by and gave them their sandwiches.

They were persistent on sharing those with me as they were more than happy with the treatment. When the flight landed, the two personally said ‘Thank You’ and smiled at all the air hostess. It made my day!

The flight was never this interesting!

You can be good everywhere!

How to become cool and calm in your life

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Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out. If you’d like to reduce stress and become calm and cool, put the following 8 steps into practice to be more patient.

1. Let go.

This thing that seems like the end of the world right now? It’s not (promise).Stressing out about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

 

2. Breathe.

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

3. Loosen up.

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense (Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?). Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation (it might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example).

 

4. Chew slowly.

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache). Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish. Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work

5. Enjoy the journey.

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture.

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t. I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week (maybe not even the next day). Stop agonizing over things you can’t control, because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself.

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar. Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out, because it just isn’t possible.

8. Practice patience every day.

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in the face of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

If you’d like to help your friends learn how to be more patient, pass this along so they can be calm and cool just like you. What helps you manage stress? Tell us in the comments.

 

Important lessons from Narendra Modi

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He came, he saw, and he conquered.

Narendra Damodardas Modi is a name we all have heard of, and the Lok Sabha Elections were enough to prove the faith the country that happens to be the largest democracy of the world has put in this man.

1) Public Speaking Skills
The man has something in his voice that makes head turn. Even the people who don’t happen to like him have agreed that they never miss a speech by the Indian Prime Minister. And we can’t even say that this all is because of someone who writes his speeches, as the Independence Day saw him speaking without any written speeches, and this sure is going to be one of the most remembered speeches from an Indian PM.

Narendra modi speech
Narendra modi speech

 

2) Discipline
The 15th Prime Minister of India has always led a disciplined life. Ever since he was made abalswayamsevak in RSS, which is known to instill discipline in all its members, he has followed a disciplined regimen.

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Narendra modi with obama

3) Determination
Ever since he was a child who used to help his father and brother in their tea stalls, he was determined to make it big for himself. He has been associated with RSS since an early age, and that shows the determination that eight-year old possessed and this 64 year old possesses.

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Narendra modi small kid

4) Detailing
This is something for people who plan a lot. Learning from a meticulous planner that Mr. Modi is, you should care to have a love for detailing. For reaching out to the Indian population, Modi travelled more than 3.5 lakhs Kms and did 400 rallies, even to places where no one usually goes. This micro detailing helps a lot in efficient planning, leading to better results.

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Narendra modi sabarmati river front

5) Love For Technology
The man is tech-savvy and likes to keep himself up to date with all the developments in the field. He tweets and posts important details of his life and journey within minutes of it happening. Even as I write this article, I can see that his Facebook cover picture has already been updated. While we can learn from this, we should also know the clear difference there is between love for technology and being a slave for it.

Narendra modi app
Narendra modi app
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Narendra modi techonology

6) Love For Fitness
Modi is a big yoga enthusiast and never forgets to do it, no matter how busy he is. Perhaps, this is the reason why he is this active at this age. This is also something that we can and should learn from him.

Narendra modi yoga
Narendra modi yoga

7) Enthusiasm
Even at the age of 64, the enthusiasm with which Narendra Modi lives his life is commendable. Be it playing drums on his recent visit to Japan or answering questions of various Indian students on Teacher’s Day, he has never left his enthusiastic persona.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi shares a lighter moment with Japanese ceremonial drummers at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy, in Tokyo, Japan on September 02, 2014.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi shares a lighter moment with Japanese ceremonial drummers at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Technology and Cultural Academy, in Tokyo, Japan on September 02, 2014.

8) Patience
After foolproof planning, which leads to his confidence, he is not a man who can be impatient and jump on to conclusions or be restless for results. This patience and the tendency of keeping his calm and not behaving like a kid has proved to be very useful for him. It’s a hard sight to see the man angry, overpowered by emotions, or losing his patience. This is something which if learned can prove to be a changing point in our lives.

Narendra modi crying
Narendra modi crying

9) Leadership Skills
If you remember well, he promised to work one hour more than his subordinates did in a public speech. This is not something an inefficient leader would be able to say. He is an efficient leader and leads by his words; learning this skill from him can be beneficial for our professional lives.

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally at Hiranagar 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Jammu, India, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world's largest democracy. ((AP Photo/Channi Anand)
India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally at Hiranagar 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Jammu, India, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world’s largest democracy. ((AP Photo/Channi Anand)

10) Humbleness
Even though he is the Prime Minister of world’s largest democracy, his position has not gone to his head. He comes across as a very humble human being and this is evident by the way he addresses the nation and answers all the questions he is put across. Being humble can take you places and this is also something to learn from him.

Narendra modi with kids
Narendra modi with kids

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Life changing quotes by warren buffet

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Here are some of the life changing quotes listed by Mr. Warren Buffet.

1) Buffet’s Only Two Rules For Investing…

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”

2) The Market Can Price Things Wrong

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

3) High Returns With Low Risk is the Key

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”

4) Get Around the Right People

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.

5) It’s Easier to Look Back Than to Look Into the Future

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”

6) Buy Wonderful Companies

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

7) Your Public Image and Reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

8) It’s OK to Dream Big

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

9) Invest for the Long Term

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

10) Buy It Thinking You Will Hold It Forever

“Our favorite holding period is forever.”

11) People Make Investing Seem More Difficult Than it Should

“The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”

12) Doing Nothing is Often the Right Thing to Do

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.

13) On Finding Honesty in Others

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”

14) Appreciate Where You Came From

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

15) Give Back to Society

“If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.”

16) Don’t Make Investing Difficult

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”

17) Make Your Own Forecasts

“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”

18) It’s Usually Best to Just Say “No”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

19) Do What You Love

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

20) Actions vs. Results

“You know… you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.”

21) Invest Only in Companies You Know and Trust

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”

22) Manage Your Time Better

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.”

23) Great Investors Don’t Diversify

“Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”

24) Seize Great Opportunities and Load Up the Truck

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

25) History Doesn’t Dictate the Future

“If past history was all that is needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians.”

26) Choose Your Heroes Wisely

“Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you who you’ll turn out to be.”

27) Make Long Term Investments Over Short Term Ones

“If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.”

28) Don’t Be Greedy

“…not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives.”

29) Spend Time on Personal Development

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

Did I miss any of your favorite quotes? Leave a comment in the comments section.

Remember this, Warren Buffet started with $100 and turned it into $30 billion. That means that it isn’t about the money you have, it’s about the knowledge you have. It means there are no real barriers to you getting rich if you’re willing to work hard and learn.

 

Interesting facts about abdul kalam

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Former president of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as India’s ‘Missile Man’, passed away in Shillong on the night of 27 July after collapsing while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong.

He will be remembered for many reasons, but most of all his humility and inspirational personality.

HERE ARE SEVEN FACTS ABOUT HIM YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW

HE DONATED HIS PRESIDENTIAL SALARY TO CHARITY

 

  • After becoming president of India, Kalam donated his salaries and savings to a trust he had founded, called PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas).
  • He said that after becoming India’s president, he would be looked after by the government till the end of his life, and so he all his savings and salaries could be used for better things.

 

HE REFUSED TO SIT ON SPECIAL CHAIRS AT EVENTS

 

  • When he attended the Lakshmi Vidya Sangham in 2015, Kalam refused to take the larger chair that had been provided to him on the dais and sat on the same kind of chairs that the students used.
  • In 2012, attending a function at the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, he had asked for a regular chair rather than the ceremonial one provided for him.

 

HE VISITED HIS COBBLER FROM THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

 

  • Visiting Thiruvananthapuram on an official visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Kalam, even though he was president of India, went to meet his cobbler, George, who used to chat with him while repairing his shoes.
  • He also went to meet Parameswaran Nair, the owner of a lodge where Kalam used to lunch when he worked at the Space Centre.

 

HE ASKED A QUESTION ON TERRORISM ON YAHOO ANSWERS

 

  • Kalam had asked, “What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?” on Yahoo Answers, and received more than 30,000 answers.

 

This was his question:

  • As the current global population of 6 billion increases to 8 billion by 2025, national and international conflicts will continue to be a source of concern for humanity.
  • When evil minds combine, good minds have to work together and combat. In this context, what are the out-of-the-box solutions to free the planet earth from terrorism?
  • Your answers, when processed and implemented, can lead to a peaceful, happy and safe planet earth. “

 

HE WANTED TO HAVE RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY

 

  • Unfortunately, Kalam’s term ended before his proposal could be implemented.
  • Later, he said: “I would have liked the Rashtrapati Bhavan to be the first home in India to be powered completely by solar energy. “

 

HE WAS A CHAMPION OF WILDLIFE AND NATURE

 

  • Working at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Kalam had rejected a proposal to place broken glass on the walls of the institution to prevent break-ins.
  • Kalam said the broken glass would be harmful to the birds that perch on the walls.

THE DAY HE VISITED SWITZERLAND BECAME SCIENCE DAY

This was announced by the Swiss government, following his arrival on Wednesday night on a four-day state visit, considering his vast expertise in science and technology.