Tuesday, February 17, 2015

It all begins with a small step

        “Do you remember the first time we met?” she asked. “Of course, I do it was at Agra the shoe factory.” He replied. We were created never to part ways, as one completes the other. We started off our journey from a shop front. A twenty something boy in navy jeans looked at us and it was love at first sight. Aditya made the first move when he put on those pair of shoes and saw himself transforming into a man that he wanted to be. The mirrors around him reflected that change, which could only be understood by those black canvas shoes. The mirrors and the mosaic applauded silently! Since then we have travelled with Aditya. We have seen him get drunk in love with a girl, play football on his computer. The foot stomping at a rock concert, the dejected walk from a defeat and the leap of faith at a victory! Been there done that.
         Together we came to know that it is not the end that we wait for; rather it is the journey which brings along all the experiences. A cauldron full of truth, love, despair and happiness. That is how we made it this far!
He never gave up and we never gave up on him. We always had faith. That is how we reached this far. The road to success was never easy.
         It was the day of the Conclave 2015. Aditya was a celebrity speaker there he looked out at the crowd of five thousand people. His walk from the wing should be perfect; he looked down at his shoes. They were ready. The left shoe looked at its right, smiled “Remember the first time we met?”, as Aditya walked onto the podium to tumultuous applause.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You

        There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else. This is the way to inspire people!  This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!
Here are a few more ideas to get you started with inspiring everyone around you:
1.   Be authentic and true to yourself
2.   Stick with what you love
3.   Express your enthusiasm
4.   Excel at what you do
5.   Focus on building your character
6.   Care about people
7.   Challenge people to do their best
8.   Lead by example
9.   Articulate what everyone else is thinking
10.  Make people feel good about themselves
11.  Help people heal
12.  Share lessons from your successes and failures
13.  Keep your cool in tense situations
14.  Focus on the positive
15.  Keep your promises and tell the truth. 
16.  Listen intently to what others say
17.  Communicate clearly
18.  Be faithful to your significant other
In the end, everything you need to inspire everyone around you is contained within you.  So get out there and start inspiring people with who you are and how you live your life.


             Walking towards the river Hoogly with sweat flowing all over his body on a sunny day in Kolkata,Magadh the boatman was thinking about his children and wife who would be waiting for their father to bring some food from the day’s earning. As an artist, this river was like his stage. He touched his boat as it was a masterpiece for him. He took out his oars  and rowed the boat to the river for a little while , then sat along the coast wishing for some costumers to arrive.The day was about to end and like most of the days he was only able to earn a few rupees. He was about to take out his boat when he saw two men standing along the coast. One of them had a electronic component in his hand.”Would you mind rowing us around,We are making a documentary on this place?”the tall one said.”20 rupees for two rounds” Magadh raised the price , noticing their fancy clothes. The two men were not that na├»ve to accept the deal but after some bargaining the deal was set to 4 rounds for 30.They sat in the boat and Magadh started rowing the boat.There was a silence for some time, until the tall man asked”How much money do you earn usually in a day”.Magadh said “Around 50 rupees, sir, but why are you interested ? Even our government doesn’t care ”. 
                     ”Just improving my general knowledge” and the tall man smiled.”What if I give you ₹2000 just now” the tall man said looking away from Magadh.”₹2000,you have got a bad sense of humour ,sir” Magadh said with a flickering smile on his sad face.The tall man turned his face towards Magadh and with a loud voice and said  “We are from a television show named "Giving Happiness"where we donate money to hard working people as to inspire and motivate them and to let them know  that because of their hard work they deserve this moment of happiness”.Magadh was shocked and with an emotionless face he sat there for a few seconds and then he touched the money with his finger to make himself believe that it was real.His doomed face then had an bright smile which smile turned into an laugh and  what a laugh it was?.It was the kind of laugh which gives you the pleasure when you acknowledge it without knowing the reason.The tall man asked “How do you feel?” Magadh replied with the words between his laugh “It’s not about the money.It will be gone within a week, but its about making me believe that there are people in this world who still respect our hard work and care about us.”