Monday, November 20, 2017


The general function of dreams is to try to restore our psychological balance by producing dream material that re-establishes, in a subtle way, the total psychic equilibrium… CARL JUNG, Man and His Symbols

The little girl lived in a small, very simple, poor house on a hill. As she grew, she was able to see over the garden fence and across the valley a wonderful house high on the hill - and this house had golden shining windows, and that the little girl would dream of living in such a house instead of an ordinary house like hers.

When she got to an age where she gained enough skill and sensibility to go outside her garden fence, she asked her mother if  she could go for a bike ride outside the gate and down the lane. After pleading with her, her mother finally allowed her to go, insisting that she kept close to the house and didn't wander too far. The day was beautiful and the little girl knew exactly where she was heading! Down the lane and across the valley, she rode her bike until she got to the gate of the golden house across on the other hill.

As she dismounted her bike and lent it against the gate post, she focused on the path that lead to the house and then on the house itself...and was so disappointed as she realised all the windows were plain and rather dirty, reflecting nothing other than the sad neglect of the house that stood derelict.

So sad she didn't go any further and turned, heartbroken as she remounted her bike ... As she glanced up she saw a sight to amaze her...there across the way on her side of the valley was a little house and its windows glistened golden the sun shone on her little home.

She realised that she had been living in her golden house and all the love and care she found there was what made her home the 'golden house'. Everything she dreamed was right there in front of her nose!

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person. ..  HUGH HEFNER

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dont Waste your Life Believing You Can't


In 1977, in Tallahassee, Florida, Laura Shultz, who was 63 then, picked up the back end of a Buick to get it off her grandson's arm. Before that time, she had never lifted anything heavier than a 50-pound bag..

Dr. Charles Garfield, author of Peak Performance, interviewed her and got her to talk about "the event." She said she didn't like to think about it because it challenged her beliefs about what she could and couldn't do. She said, "If I was able to do this when I didn't think I could, what does that say about the rest of my life? How have I wasted it?"

Charlie convinced her that her life was not yet over and that she could still do whatever she wanted to do. He asked her what she wanted to do, what her passion was. She said she had always loved rocks. She had wanted to study geology, but her parents hadn't had enough money to send both her and her brother to college, so her brother had won out.

At 63, with a little coaching from Charlie, she decided to go back to school to study geology. She eventually got her degree and went on to teach at a local community college.

Don't wait until you are 63 to decide that you can do anything you want. Don't waste years of your life. Decide that you are capable of doing anything you want and start working toward it now.

- From "The Success Principles" by Jack Canfield:


I am looking for a lot of men

who have an infinite capacity

not to know what can't be done.

– Henry Ford

Monday, October 13, 2008


The Lion, the King of the jungle had an entourage of the hangers-on – the crow, the jackal and a few others. One day a camel separated from a caravan strayed into the jungle. The crow intervened, "It's a good meal, to feast upon, Master. Just kill him".

The King roared, "We can't kill a guest. Introduce him to me"

The Camel bowed in respect and told his story to the Lion. The King ordered that the camel henceforth will be a member of our Kinfolk and can feed on the emerald green of the forest.

It so happened one day that the Lion got into a fight with a Tusker and got badly wounded. Helpless to go for a kill, he ordered his associates to bring an animal to his doorstep for a kill"

Unable to find one, the jackal tip-toed to the Lion, "Sir, there is none around we can lay our hands on. The Camel now is the only answer. Or else, we all will starve to death".

The Lion got furious, "You shameless scoundrel, how can I kill one whom I have given protection for life?"

But the cunning jackal tricked the lion into agreeing to the proposal, "Sir, what's our problem if the Camel willingly offers himself!"

And so the crow and the jackal and others contrived how to get the camel into the trap. They all appeared before the Lion. The crow made the first move to offer himself but the jackal rubbished the idea that he is too small to feed even a minor. The Jackal came in next before Lion with his eyes meeting with those of the Camel and tears rolling down with the rest of the clan crying. The Camel simply took pity on him and pushed him aside and offered himself, thinking the Lion as usual will spare him. The Lion simply pounced on him and all of them then had a great feast.





Monday, August 25, 2008



You are highly satisfied with the job of face-to-face field selling. But not with the pay and the incentives. You are too happy to be promoted to the next higher grade with a better status of a Manager and supposedly higher responsibility to manage a band of salesmen. You are now satisfied with the compensation but not the job.

They have converted a Specialist in his own trade to a Disaster of a glorified clerk lost in administrative jungle of paper work. Simply because the proletarian grade system will not permit to pay the Specialist he deserves more, whatever the role, than the manager who will manage him.

Just because someone is fantastic at doing something. simply doesn't mean he is equally as good at managing others to do that same thing. After all, the skill set required to practice a specific profession -- whether it's plumbing, hairdressing, engineering, selling, teaching, accounting or whatever -- is entirely different from the skill set required to manage people. Yet many a businesses persist in promoting "Doers" into management roles with promotions that come with better-sounding titles, more money, more perquisites, more prestige and... more responsibility on the assumption that a good doer will automatically make a good manager!

Logically it's a good assumption that a manager who used to do the work himself or herself should understand what his staff need to do the work now. And yes, there are many managers who are just as good, if not better, at managing others as they are performing the actual work. In a pyramidal organizational structure -- where the many are managed by the few – as a delegation or management structure, it works fine for many companies. But it's illogical that people will try to get, and will get, promoted into management roles -- regardless of whether they have the talent or passion to manage just because in such an organization, getting more pay and other rewards is contingent on becoming a manager only.

And should it happen more as a rule rather than an exception, the organization will have plenty of unhappy and ineffective managers. And plenty of frustrated people working for ineffective managers; An organization that will never perform at its optimum.

Doesn't it make more sense for people to do the work they enjoy and are good at? To reward them for getting better and better at that work, rather than only paying them more if they step "up" to management... where they may generate less value for the organization?

Isn't a top salesman better off staying in the field selling... than floundering in the office, struggling to organize and motivate his staff?

Fortunately, some organizations do tie greater rewards to greater responsibilities and greater performances, whatever the role, which generate more value for better productivity and better bottom line. The trend-setting needs to be more revolutionary than just evolutionary!

People do not like to be managed.

They like to be led.