Saturday, April 19, 2014

100 Reminders About What’s Most Important - Robin Sharma


  1. Great to be successful. Even better to be kind.
  2. Being productive is an excellent vehicle for happiness.
  3. It doesn’t really matter what others think of you–only what you think of you.
  4. Do your work like it’s the most important work in the world. Because it is.
  5. A superb reputation takes years to build–and minutes to lose.
  6. There’s no point in being rich but sick.
  7. Adore your parents. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.
  8. If you’re not making things better you’re making things worse.
  9. Being optimistic and enthusiastic never goes out of style.
  10. Be on time if you can’t be there early.
  11. Remember that the only real failure is quitting too early.
  12. Smile more often. Your face will thank you.
  13. If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.
  14. Leadership’s not about a title but about a way of doing things.
  15. Eat less food, get more done.
  16. All elite achievers are obsessed with being the best.
  17. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.
  18. Sweat the small stuff. Mastery is the result of 1000 tiny victories.
  19. Your fears are liars. Your doubts are traitors.
  20. Without a daily plan you’re lost in the woods.
  21. The world belongs to unreasonable people.
  22. Love your family like there’s no tomorrow because one day there won’t be.
  23. When you show up as your real self, you inspire people to do the same.
  24. The fastest way to get respect is to give respect.
  25. The marketplace always rewards originality. Don’t be a mindless clone.
  26. Until your vision becomes your obsession, nothing ever changes.
  27. Enthusiasm is contagious.
  28. All great projects require sacrifice, some suffering and a lot of discomfort. But they’re worth it.
  29. Better to have 3 awesome friends than 10,000 digital ones.
  30. Spend more time in nature.
  31. Spend more time in silence.
  32. Don’t let a stained past spoil your spotless future.
  33. To double your income, triple your investment in personal development.
  34. Elite achievers honor the value of every passing moment.
  35. Too much entertainment is a symptom of a person without a clear vision and a burning ambition.
  36. Less ego, more service.
  37. Remember that listening to someone deeply and sincerely is a giant act of power.
  38. An addiction to distraction is the death of creative production.
  39. A problem only becomes a problem when you start to view it as a problem.
  40. Don’t just parent your children–develop them.
  41. Success is less about luck and more about practice.
  42. What you give away comes back to you in a river.
  43. Money is the inevitable consequence of value delivered to other human beings.
  44. To have what few have, do what few do.
  45. Think for yourself.
  46. To have an amazing company, hire only amazing people.
  47. Being happy makes you more productive, creative and exceptional.
  48. Don’t be selfish. Too many people think that’s cool. It’s not.
  49. Remember that your environment shapes your thinking, which drives your performance.
  50. Loyalty in one relationship breeds loyalty in every relationship (including the relationship you have with yourself).
  51. Read Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read (and contains hundreds of lessons on entrepreneurship, innovation, inspiration and life).
  52. Read my blog post “Don’t Stop Believing” when you feel like giving up.
  53. Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. And walk through it.
  54. Know that every massive achievement began with a humble beginning.
  55. Aim for the company of icons. Playing small with your talent is disrespectful to your potential.
  56. Show love to your customers by giving them 10X what they expect. These are the people who feed you and your family.
  57. Be a person with a fiercely strong character. And stand for the highest of honor.
  58. Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. No one is.
  59. One of the biggest reasons people don’t reach world-class is that they’re too good at giving up.
  60. Everyone you’ll meet today has a story to share, a lesson to teach and a gift to reveal.
  61. No idea works until you start doing the work.
  62. As I wrote in The Leader Who Had No Title: You can make excuses. Or you can be phenomenal. But you can’t do both.
  63. Your life shows us what you’ve settled for.
  64. No master was brilliant at many things. Focus. Focus. Focus.
  65. Jealously is the price ambition pays for success.
  66. If you’re not careful, making money can become really costly.
  67. Family first.
  68. Your work is your craft. Your life is your art.
  69. When you let go of your dreams, you die while still alive.
  70. Don’t be a critic. If you have nothing encouraging to say, stay silent.
  71. Potential unexpressed turns to pain.
  72. Measure your success via your impact, not your income.
  73. Life’s best pleasures are life’s simplest ones.
  74. Growth happens when you push past your comfort zone.
  75. If you don’t believe you can achieve something then you won’t do the work to achieve it and so you won’t get it and then you’ll say “see, I couldn’t achieve it.” Belief is that powerful.
  76. Gratitude is the antidote to fear.
  77. Action is the solution to procrastination.
  78. Dream big. Start small. Act now.
  79. As you become more successful, become more humble.
  80. Say please and thank you and sorry when you should.
  81. Don’t wait for lucky breaks. Go make your lucky breaks.
  82. I learned from Warren Buffett that extreme achievers focus on the value you’ll receive versus the cost of the product.
  83. As I teach at The 48 Hour Transformation every June: “Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.”
  84. Watch the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. It will inspire you to be the Picasso of your industry.
  85. Persistence is more valuable than intelligence.
  86. No one will believe in you until you first believe in you.
  87. As someone said to me at one of my presentations a few years ago: “Health is the crown on the well person’s head that only the ill person can see.”
  88. Build your entire life around just 5 priorities (your “Big 5″). Any more and you’re diluting your focus, time and talent (and sabotaging your success).
  89. Cut yourself some slack. No one’s productive all the time. Farmers plant seeds and then let the field sit fallow for a season. That’s when the real growth happens.
  90. Be honest. People will trust what you say, sell and do.
  91. Hard work is a force multiplier.
  92. Be kinder than necessary.
  93. Fears you run toward run away.
  94. Look for the best in people and they’ll reach higher to deliver their best to you.
  95. Less talk. More do.
  96. You become your conversations. Choose your associations extremely well.
  97. If you take yourself too seriously, no one will take you seriously.
  98. Just because you couldn’t do it yesterday doesn’t mean you can’t do it today.
  99. In the end, we never regret doing what was difficult.
  100. Life is short. Help more people.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

PAN explained.......

PAN explained.......
PAN is a 10 digit alpha numeric number, where the first 5 characters are letters, the next 4 numbers and the last one a letter again. These 10 characters can be divided in five parts as can be seen below. The meaning of each number has been explained further.
1. First three characters are alphabetic series running from AAA to ZZZ
2. Fourth character of PAN represents the status of the PAN holder.
• C — Company
• P — Person
• H — HUF(Hindu Undivided Family)
• F — Firm
• A — Association of Persons (AOP)
• T — AOP (Trust)
• B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
• L — Local Authority
• J — Artificial Juridical Person
• G — Government
3. Fifth character represents first character of the PAN holder’s last name/surname.
4. Next four characters are sequential number running from 0001 to 9999.
5. Last character in the PAN is an alphabetic check digit.
Nowadays, the DOI (Date of Issue) of PAN card is mentioned at the right (vertical) hand side of the photo on the PAN card. .........!

Friday, October 19, 2012

**Story of Appreciation**

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, Never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" The youth answered "none".

The director asked, " Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, " Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me. The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.* The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid. The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water. This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future. After finishing the cleaning of his mother's hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: " Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

The Director asked, " please tell me your feelings."

The youth said,

Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today.

Number 2, By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, " This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality"and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?*

You can let your kid live in a big house, give him a Driver & Car for going around, Eat a Good Meal, learn Piano, Watch a Big Screen TV. But when you are Cutting Grass, please let them experience it. After a Meal, let them Wash their Plates and Bowls together with their Brothers and Sisters. Tell them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not because you do not have Money for Car or to Hire a Maid, but it is because you want to Love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will Grow Grey, same as the Mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done..

Anoooo' s