If the Desire is Strong then Goals don’t remain as Dreams : My Story

If you have a goal which has been lingering your mind for many years, something which you constantly think about at every point of life, then the forces of nature will work in a way that the dream will get fulfilled. For the pull of your goal is so strong that you do things to achieve your goal. For if you don’t anything about the goal you want to achieve, it remains a dream , a dream which you can fondly reminisce in your later years with regret and  a thought that If only I had something about it when the thought came into my mind, I would have been more happier and achieved a lot in my life.

The above thoughts replicate what I did to achieve my goal to be a trainer and teacher. I had this desire to be one, when I attended a training course delivered by Steve Crowe from 3M Consultants. The course was about selling skills and I enjoyed attending the course. It was for the first time that I was feeling enthusiastic attending a course and had a great learning experience. I loved the way he kept the training interesting from me. Lot of activities and lot of practical examples which helped me to understand the concepts.

So the seed to becoming a trainer was put in my mind after attending that training. I wanted to be a trainer who would not just flick power point slides and have a target number of slides to go through before ending the day. I wanted to be someone who would bring a change in the thinking of the participant who would be attending the training program. So with that thought in mind, I spoke to my wife about this burning fire inside me to be a trainer. My wife calmly told me” Let’s wait for few years as we need the money to survive and settle our lives”. I was getting angry as I wanted to quit the job immediately and be a trainer. But after my anger subsided, I understood what she meant. Sometimes when you are excited, you don’t thing clearly. So instead of jumping in the valley without thinking, it is important to give the DREAM sometime and see if the desire is still there in your heart after the initial incubation period.

So even though I had put a brake in my desire to be a trainer, I came to an agreement with my wife that by the time I reach 40 years I will revisit my dream. And if the desire is really strong then I will take my plunge into the exciting world of Training and Teaching. I was 37 years at the time when the desire to be trainer started in my mind. Instead of waiting for the 3 years to be completed, I started reading a lot about training. I started looking at organizations who were   training providers. I also started improving my network and added lot of trainers in my circle of contacts. I started reaching out to training providers and conveyed them about my experience and my interest to be a trainer. Slowly and steadily my network improved and I started getting an idea as to what it takes to be a good trainer.

One of the first requirements to be a trainer was to have an experience of speaking in public. And that’s something I dreaded.  My earlier experience with public speaking was not good and I was classified as loud. OS in order to gain some experience in speaking, I joined the toast masters club. It was a great way of meeting people and getting a chance to speak in front of a crowd. Toastmasters is an organization which teaches public speaking and organizational skills. It is a place where you are given a topic to speak and the audience will give you feedback on how the speech was. The speaking time is not much, but the atmosphere is just fantastic to hone your skills. You get to speak about a number of topics and sometimes, you have to speak on topics with no preparation. And I was a selfish speaker. Whenever I got the opportunity to speak, I spoke. I was in the forefront of speaking as my sole aim was to gain speaking time or floor time as it’s called.

During that time, I was looking at opportunities to train people. So I grabbed whatever I could get. I distinctly remember my first experience of a non-paid training job. It was on short notice and I was excited to do the job. Another experience which stays in my mind is the one where I had to do a demo with a training company. They asked me to prepare on my favorite topic. So my  favourite topic was Selling  and I spent my time preparing for the demo training. I arrived on time and that’s when the interviewer told me that the projector is not working. I said to myself this happens and maybe I should have checked before going. Its said when disaster strikes, it keeps on striking. So to add to my woes, the power went off and my laptops battery also gave me a high five. So here I am with no supporting materials, but was determined to do my training as my main objective was to do the training and get some feedback. Luckily for me there was white board with marker pens available. So I did a enthusiastic presentation with the tools I had in hand. The training went on well but I did not get the job. But I was super thrilled that I could engage a audience for 1 hour.

As the days passed by, I continued with research. I was determined to be a trainer. That’s why its said “ When the desire is strong, the forces of nature will work for you”. The day I turned 40, I put in my resignation with a dream in my mind but no concrete plans. But the future had different plans for me. Suddenly out of the blue I receive a call from a organization “ Hi,You had a put in a CV a year back. We are interested in speaking to you”. I could not believe my ears. A year after I sent my CV, someone is calling and that too when my dream was just a dream. So I went and met the organization who was on the look out for a trainer and they asked me to observe a session done by a senior trainer. I was a keen observer and I made lot of notes during the session. The senior trainer then asked me to do the training for the next session. That’s how my journey as a trainer started. With no experience , but just a spark inside me to follow my dreams.

So my first real training , I spent lot of time preparing. I was at my super enthusiastic best. The senior trainer was there as an observer who was making notes to give me feedback. So at the training program , I got a shock. The participants had pooled in money and bought a Pen for me. I was in a state of shock. These participants wert out of their way, contributed money to buy me a pen. The senior trainer who was a observer was also in a state of shock. He told me that during the time when he had done the training, he had his picture taken, but never was he given a gift by the participants. I took that as a good omen for my future. So as things would turn out, I did 12 sessions for the company before I got another shock. The company who had rejected me came back with a offer. That’s how my career as a trainer began. Its been 6 years since I did my first training and its journey I am enjoying. Lots of ups and downs, but my soul is still intact and my life is full with the joys of sharing knowledge.

I feel truly blessed that my dreams came true with my hunger and help from the forces of nature.

10 Wildly-Successful Blogs That Earn Outlandish Incomes by R.L.Adams

In an astounding feat of bits and bytes, the internet buzzes with activity, teeming with thousands of terabytes of digitized information flowing every minute. It is a spectacle of data whizzing around the globe, invisible to the naked eye, but conveyed in the digital algorithms and lossless-compression systems that allow us to instantly see, chat and discover the world and communicate with our friends in real-time.

It is a system of machines that stretches across from continent to continent, digitally snaking its way into our phones and lives through some magical ether that not many can digest. Yes, the internet is an enormous, buzzing behemoth filled with mind-boggling, vast amounts of free-flowing data. Amongst that data is information that many of us actively seek on a daily basis, looking to improve our lives by learning new skills or achieving outlandish goals.

Those answers are found amidst the websites that litter the internet, binding themselves to one another through hyperlinks that create a complex and convoluted web, digitally spun from the minds of billions of people across the planet. When you stop to think about it, the sheer amount of websites can also confuse and perplex us. The simple fact is that way back in September of 2014, one billion websites were actively humming on the web. That’s Billion with a capital, B.

Today, nearly 1000 websites are created every single minute of every single day. That’s a vast amount of data in the proverbial cloud. Yet with all of this content floating about the untethered net, the amount of quality-content sites, the type that many people visit on a daily basis, seem few and far between. Great content seems to be more of the exception rather than the norm.

That might be why, today at least, people are acutely aware that having incredible content is something that can’t be overlooked. High-quality content is one of the primary drivers of relevant search traffic, the kind that most digital marketers salivate over. And the simple truth and fact of the matter remains that no website, big or small, can succeed today without great content. Yet, people often overlook this one simple rule.

Blogs offer an avenue for delivering that value to a global audience. They provide a hub for tutorials and walk-throughs, and an avenue for crafting and constructing resources that help individuals that are looking for useful information. Everyone knows that. We are all experts at finding quality resources on the web that deliver real value, thanks in large part to Google.

While there are clearly an endless drove of blogs out there being started on a daily basis, most people who start a blog don’t actually follow through with it. Success in the blogging field requires consistency. And it requires the deliverance of real value constantly. Similar to a great magazine, a lauded newspaper or any other types of media outlet, you have to keep the content machine churning if you want to thrive.

Not everyone gets it. Most that decide to join the fray are enticed by the hype of internet marketers, promising them the sun, moon and the stars, with the ability to earn thousands of dollars per day, virtually overnight, on autopilot. Well, it doesn’t quite work that way. The harsh reality is that most blogs fail to generate even a few dollars in income let alone vast sums of money.

Yet, there are people out there that are making outlandish incomes from their blogs. Their monthly incomes far surpass the annual income of many executive-level employees, leaving most to wonder how they did it. This lucrative field is enticing for a reason, yet it involves an excruciatingly large amount of work for the average person looking to go it alone, so to speak.

However, those that have stuck to it, pursuing their dreams no matter what the costs, are reaping the benefits today. No matter where you look on the internet, no matter what niche you survey, you’ll find these wildly-successful blogs along with the bloggers behind them. We’re talking about windfalls of profits here. Not only do they make money online, but they quite literally rake it in.

So what’s considered an outlandish amount of income? We’re not just talking about a few thousand or even tens of thousands dollars per month here. What I was curious about were those that were soaring to astronomical heights. We’re talking the 7-figure annual earners, those that are pulling in more than $100,000 per month.

If you’ll sit and think about that number for a moment, you’ll realize that not only is this is an enormous figure to be earning on a monthly basis, but you’ll also realize that much of this is actually passive income. And while there are a number of great passive income ideas, blogging truly takes this to dizzying heights.

Why work once and get paid once when you can work once and get paid repeatedly by having a blog that individuals across the planet are constantly accessing? While it’s not easy, it is well worth it. Work hard now, reap the benefits years down the line. Sound good? Of course it does.

The following 10 wildly-successful blogs make the cut with at least $1 million dollars in annual revenue. Seem impossible to do? It’s not. All you need to do is stay persistent, deliver enormous amounts of value and build your audience slowly over time. Not overnight. Over time.

Please note that some of these figures are estimated numbers based on traffic and other publicly-available statistics. If you have audited financial information on any of the following sites, please contact me to update the proceeding figures. 

#10 — Tuts+: $175,000 per month

As a software developer myself, I am incredibly impressed with websites like Tuts+ that can deliver such outstanding tutorials for people that are looking to learn coding. However, Envato’s Tuts+ isn’t some newly-formed site. Founded in 2006 by Collis Ta’eed, Cyan Claire, and Jun Rundelivering, it’s been delivering outstanding tutorials and content to designers and developers from across the entire planet for quite some time now.

Today, they offer a hub of useful content and a tremendous marketplace where 2,000,000 active buyers are searching for site templates and useful paid tutorials that they offer as part of their platform. They earn their income primarily through a membership area and commissions from sales of digital goods on their platform.

#9 — Smashing Magazine: $215,000 per month

Smashing Magazine AG is a company that was also formed in 2006 by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman, dedicated to educating those in the web design and web development fields by offering incredibly useful content to those that are looking to prosper and learn any of these lucrative skills. 

The site also has begun hosting web development conferences since 2012, which take place in cities across the world and are sponsored by some of the biggest names in the tech industry. The site earns its income primarily from a membership area where users can sign up to consume a vast number of tutorials from its palette of educational content.

#8 — Gizmodo: $325,000 per month

Launched in 2002, Gizmodo is a blog focused on subjects like design and technology, while also paying tribute to numerous areas of science and even politics. Originally started by Peter Rojas, Gizmodo gained in popularity quickly. Through partnerships with a variety of international firms, the blog quickly launched translated versions of its content across Europe in languages like French, German, Spanish and even Portuguese.

Gizmodo makes the majority of its earnings through advertisements. On its home page, which is its most valuable digital real estate, you won’t find an abundance of ads, but you will find ads that often repeat. For example, a large ad on the top will be parlayed along with ads for the same company on the side as you scroll, often repeating with each scroll and capped off with a large ad on the bottom of the home page. Subsequent pages often feature a variety of differing ads, likely based on historical traffic.

#7 — Perez Hilton: $575,000 per month

PerezHilton is a controversial gossip website run by Mario Armando Lavanderia Jr. The site was formerly known as PageSixSixSix.com. Lavanderia graduated from NYU on a scholarship, and later had dreams to become an actor. Around the same time that he began his career in acting, he started his blog.

Lavanderia’s acting career didn’t flourish, but his blogging did. Today, he earns his income primarily through advertisements from a variety of sponsors that appear across the site and Lavanderia himself continues to make appearances on television as a celebrity gossip commentator and has reached a certain level of notoriety and fame on his own.

#6 — CopyBlogger: $1,000,000 per month

CopyBlogger was started by Brian Clark, who’s been immersed in the online marketing field since 1998. He was content marketing before the term content marketing was even coined. In 2006, with just $1,000 in seed cash, he launched CopyBlogger, a site that provides some of the most useful online marketing advice in the world.

Today, CopyBlogger’s parent company is known as Rainmaker Digital, with over 200,000 customers, the company is constantly releasing useful online tools for digital marketers and perpetually educating the public on ways they can expand their reach through things like social media, blogging and search engine optimization.

#5 — TechCrunch: $2,500,000 per month

TechCrunch is a massively successful blog that primarily covers news in the technology industry. Originally founded in 2005 by Michael Arrington and Keith Teare, the site was subsequently acquired by AOL in 2010. Today, many notable columnists for the blog feature heavyweights in the startup and venture capitalist fields.

Today, TechCrunch is also known for its Disrupt conferences that it has started hosting around the world in numerous locations with founders competing for a prize check to help get their companies off the ground. Its TechCrucnh Disrupt conference was also recently featured in the hit television series, Silicon Valley.

#4 — Mashable: $2,000,000 per month

Pete Cashmore started Mashable in 2005 from his home in Scotland. The site grew with Cashmore’s dedication to producing excellent content on a consistent basis. He wrote fortuitously in those early years, and in 2009, Time Magazine called Mashable one of the 25 best blogs in the world.

Since then, the blog has ballooned in size and reach, with a significant focus on social media, the company continues to reach droves of viewers through a variety of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It primarily garners its income through advertisements in various different formats.

#3 — Moz: $4,250,000 per month

Rand Fishkin is the purveyor of the world’s most successful blog about search engine optimization. The company, which originally started out as a family-run design business, eventually morphed into a search engine optimization shop. But it was the blog that helped gain them a massive audience and international appeal.

Today, Moz (formerly known as SEOMoz) generates an impressive amount of income and has been funded with several injections of venture capital. The site makes its money from a membership area that features professional tools and services for the avid search engine marketer looking to gain saturation, reach and visibility in the online space.

#2 — Engadget: $5,500,000 per month

Engadget is another wildly-popular blog with humble roots that was also founded, originally, by Peter Rojas of Gizmodo around the same time the other site was started. The site conveys advice and reviews on technology and consumer electronics. It was acquired and has been operated by AOL since 2005.

The company makes a vast fortune from advertising and employs a number of writers and editors that are constantly providing sound advice on every type of gadget possible.

#1 — Huffington Post: $14,000,000 per month

Arriana Huffington’s wildly popular Huffington Post is the stuff of legends. The site was launched way back in 2005 by Huffington, providing a very liberal view on life and politics. In 2011, Huffington, who is of Greek descent, sold the blog by her namesake to AOL for $315 million, while being kept on as Editor in Chief. She has since stepped down from that role.

HuffPost or HuffPo, as it is now referred to, makes it money from sponsored advertising revenue through banners and other digital ads across its variety of channels. It is by far the most successful blog of its kind, likely valued today at well over $1 billion, making it a clever investment for AOL.

R.L. Adams is a software engineer, serial entrepreneur, and author. He runs a wildly-popular blog called Wanderlust Worker and contributes to Entrepreneur, Engadget and the Huffington Post.

Anger in Sex

So you had a fight with your partner and you are angry. Few reasons for you to be butt slapping, head banging, biting , scratching, hair pulling sexy day. Probably the best sex, you can have.

So what are the reasons why the sex is good when you are angry:

Reason One: It helps release tension. An orgasm is the best way to release tension. So after that you are calmer and you might find that the reason for the fight would have been silly.

Reason Two  : Sex is better than a physical fight. Instead of beating each other out, making love might be good. It is the best fight you can have. Yest you might not be able to walk the next day, but the rough love was really worth the effort.

Reason Three: When you are angry , you might not be close to each other as you might like to be. So there is pressure to be nice. You might be unshaven, dirty and the sex will be angry and dirty

Reason Four: Angry sex might be best sex you might ever have. As you take out each other with your bodies crushing each other, sex goes beyond the physical attraction you might be having. You might not be able to walk the rest of the day, but there is no doubt that the argument would have got settled by the end of it.

Reason Five: An argument can be resolved via orgasm, rather than talking it out, which, let’s face it, the men love and you might love too. Why rehash something that’s already happened? Instead, a mutual orgasm affair is a better way to say “I’m sorry.

5 facts you must know before you start a business

Independence, To hell with reporting to someone., Desire to earn more money are the key reasons people give when they look to start their own business. But majority of the people also fail when they try do their own thing.

Inspiration to be independent comes from lot of sources. Major source is when we see some one we know who has made it big or read about some one who left his or hers high paying ob and became a millionaire by doing organic farming. Or we read about Steve Jobs who did not complete his college education , but became a successful innovator and entrepreneur. Whatever the inspiration to do your thing is, if you don’t tread carefully , you are most likely to fail. So think before you jump.

Here are few FACTS which will help you in thinking clearly before the Adrenalin of being independent kicks in:

Fact 1:You don’t earn money from day 1. So you need money to survive

If you are used to having money credited into your account first week of every month , then you must realize that it takes time for you to earn money when you start a business. So you must be able to survive for few months without a income. The questions you need to ask yourself before you start a business are : a) When will my business start earning money?. b) Can I survive without a income till I earn money from my business venture.c) Do I have enough savings to survive?

Fact 2: You need to gather knowledge about the business you want to invest in

Knowing about the business before you start in is important. Do enough research on the subject. Read about it, know who the competitors are , know the future. When you research , you gain knowledge on the subject and that just makes you better. So read, research , ask questions before you put your money into it.

Fact 3: Hard work is still the key for success

For all the people who get inspired by stories of college drop outs being a millionaire or a poor guy becoming rich, please note that they worked hard for their success. This work ethic does not change whether you work for somebody or for yourself. The biggest satisfaction you receive is that the money earned when in business will be yours and yours only.

Fact 4 : It is not a 9 to 5 job

Unlike a regular job, when you are working on your won there are no timings. In fact you tend to work more when you are working as a business owner or entrepreneur.

Fact 5: Never trust your friend in taking care of your money like the way you do

Lot of people fail to do this. They trust a friend or a close associate who has sold them on a idea of making money. The most common thing they believe in is when the friend or associate tells them ” Dont worry, I will take care of your money as my own”. And once the business fails the same friend or associate will say ” I am sorry but I tried my best”. The biggest truth you must understand is that ” Its your money and you need to take care of it. Nobody else will”.

I hope the above facts help you understand what it takes to start a business and not blindly believe in all the success stories published in Social media or any other media.

Muhammad Ali-Tyson-Roberto Duran (Story of my 1st Medal)

Son can you show the guests the medal you won. It was probably the 100th time, my dad asked me to show the medal. It was probably the best thing I had done for him in my 21 years of life.

Yet I could not share the happiness with him. It was a bronze medal in boxing for a State Championship. I had grafuated in commerce with not so great grades. I was not interested in doing anything with my life at that point. I was whiling away my time . The only thing I used to do religiously was go for my boxing trainings morning and evening. It was a tough ride towards training centre around 10 miles to and fro. I used to do that 2 times a day. And it was extremely tiring , training and riding my bicycle back to my house.

I used to be passionate about boxing.Before that I used to practice taekwondo the korean martial.So boxing to me was to be just a martial art where I used hands instead of my legs. I enrolled myself as a participant in the State Championships. It was great feeling to be participating. So the weigh in got over a day before the bouts and I was in my perfect weight of 60 kgs. A weight which will never be mine ever after that day. I was waiting for my first bout, when I got the news that my opponent has withdrawn from the bout and I got a bye.

So I was feady for my second bout. This time the participant did turn up. He looke like a tough opponent. Ripped muscles and a experienced fighter. It was at that time my coach realised that I was a south paw. He was furious I didn’t let him know that as I was practicing right handed all the time. Anyway he swallowed his anger and motivated me for the bout.

So the first round started. I was motivated by 3 boxers during my foray towards this sport. Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran and Mohammed ali. I had watched lot of videos about them and I wanted to be like them. All in one. I Wanted to dance like a butterly like Ali, Do the uppercut like Mike Tyson and out punch everyone like Roberto Duran. So I used up everything I saw in the videos during the 1st round. I had a lethal jab with my left hand and a weak right hand punch. So first round was definitely mine as I landed lot of jabs on my opponent. I had definitely got this round.

Feeling super confident in the second round, i was wanting to dance like Ali. So my defence went down and I started dancing in the ring, like Ali. The referee said stop dancing and start fighting. So I went forward with my guard down. And thats the last thing I remember. Bam a right hook landed on my face.My knees felt weak and I was dazed amd found it difficult to get my bearings right. The refree started the count and I got up with my knees still weak. Refree stopped the fight. Its a technical knockout . I landdd 20 punches and he landed just one. My dreams of being Alimikeroberto went down in 3 minutes.

But live has its own twists and turns. There were only 4 participants in my weight category. So everyone won a medal. I got a bronze medal and I was embarassed because I won a medal without winning a bout. My father reached the venue just as the medal ceremony was starting. He saw his son recieving a medal, the first time he saw me getting one. The fun fact is that only the son knew how he won the medal. And thats a secret I was not about to reveal.

So everytime I was asked to show the medal in front of family, friends and relatives I showed it with pride. I did not reveal the true story behind the medal, but sureounded my medal journey with lot of tall stories

The fact remains that as a parent it was my dads proudest moment. Something he could share with his buddies. As years passed by , i realised how we take pride in our childrens achievements however small . I am sure my daughters are going through the same process as I had with ny father. ” Kid , please show the medal you have won”.

An achievement, however small it is , can be a prpud mownt for anyone. All we need is to cherish those moments.

Anger of the past and My ways of dealing with it.

So anger is one of the subjects I write about while in anger.Sarcasm intentionally intended. I have been trying to take away anger from life and that’s the reason I tried writing about it. But the more I try to control my anger the more I get angry especially when I think of the people who hurt me. These people and incidents come in my mind on and off. Every time I think about them or the incidents, I see myself talking to myself in anger. I am not sure why I do that. Those people mean nothing to me, yet when I think of the hurt they caused I see myself getting angry. I have this fictional conversation with them where I am getting angry at them.

I dont know what gets into me when I think of them and why they are coming into my thoughts. Sometimes I feel that I have made a list of all the enemies in my list and I go back to the list every time when I am alone. Its like the list of people who I feel have wronged and I go back to the list, bash them and go back to my real world feeling happy about myself. Maybe such things have affected me so much that I am unable to let it go.

So when are the times I dont get this flash of anger.

  1. I dont think about it , when I am busy. Maybe thats the thing I should do. I should make myself so busy that I dont have time to think about anything. Get my focus right.
  2. I should spend more time with my family. Lot of things to be done when I am with them. I dont have time to think about the people who have angered me.
  3. Exercise. I feel when I am doing this, I Feel my muscles more than those who angered me.
  4. Cleaning house might help me. Its like a good therapy taking dirt away from the house is like cleansing my mind.
  5. Cooking might help. I am sure I dont want to myself distracted with the past and spoil the dish.

There are lot of things which can be done, but the fact remains is that if the Anger is there inside me then I have to find a way to deal with it. So maybe the anger from the past needs to be erased. Maybe I should understand that Life is not permanent and things can change. I feel the more I get angry , more worse person I become. So I want to wait for it to pass away.

Why cant we be like babies?

Why cant we be like babies, spoken from a babies view point.

We dont care for the world,

We dont care if we have money or not,

We dont care if food is on the plate or not

We dont care if you smile at us or not

We dont care if you have money or not

We dont care if you are black or white

We dont care if you are happy or not

We dont care if are young or old

We dont care if we fail or not

We dont if the sweets put on the counter is high or not

We dont cant care if we cant dance or not

We don’t care if we cant draw or not

We dont care if there are no toys to play or not

We dont care if you just scolded me or not

For everything jappening in this world, we dont keep it in mind . We dont take things to heart. We smile to make pthers happy. We cry when we dont get things our way. But we dont give up and dont fret about it. We dont wait for things to happen, we make it happen. We have lot of patience and dont give up easily.

If we all could have a spirit like babies , the world could be a better place.

I lost my job. What should I do??

So after working for 18 long years, you suddenly get news that your service is no longer needed. Its not a great feeling to being told that ‘ you are a great employee. Unfortunately the company is going through some changes and you are not part of that plan”. The words were told to me by my friend and colleague and I am sure that woukd have been difficult for him to do so as our families are close too.

It took time for me to collect my thoughts and get my bearings right. My mind was filled with thoughts. So what were my thoughts:

1. Anger. How the hell could i be asked to leave?. Howwwww

2. Pity: After anger came self pity. How could I be asked to leave?. I am a good person.

3. Helplessness: What will happen to me and my family?. How will we survive???.

4. Tears: A tear did appear. Afterall I am human too.

5. Acceptance : Once I went through the 4 stages I began to slowly accept the reality that I dont have a job.

Lot of thoughts were running through my mind the whole day. But once the reality sinked in , I begin to ask myself, what shoukd I be doing. The first thing which I decided to do was to call my spouse and let her know about it.

The reaction of my spouse was refreshing. She said ” so what my dear, you can spend more time with your family “. What a great thing to say. It made me realise how much my family missed me. In the rush to make money, I forgot the reason I was earning money was for my family. Another thing she said was that the savings we had wpukd last us for few years. So there was no need to look for work immediately.

With the above vote of confidence from my spouse, I set about thinking on what my future plan is going to be .

One thing I was sure that I don’t want to be working for anyone That I am sure. I don’t want go through this process again. Working hard on somebody else’s dreams and once it’s fulfilled , being let go. I wanted to be independent.

So Help me Out WordPress members. What should I do?

Empowerment The Key To Good Customer Service

I and my family were put on a holiday. We had booked a room in one of the best resorts and was looking forward to a good holiday. We arrived at our hotel and after finishing our Check In procedures were taken to our room. Yes I know thats normal. But I have to build up the story 😂.

The bell boy helped us with our luggage and on upon reaching the room, he opened the door for us. He was showing us the room when he realised that the room has not been prepared as per his hotels standards. He turned towards us and told us apologetically ” Sir, i am extremely sorry to say that the room is not in proper shape. I will change the room for you”.

He quickly made a phone call to his superior and informed him about the problem. He then took us to the new room and told me ‘ we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. We have got you a new room and its an upgrade. Please enjoy your stay”.

Well needless to say, we liked to room. But we kept repeating to ourselves ” The bell boy had the power to change the room and give us an upgrade. The company had empowered him to make a decision. He didnt have to wait for the approval from his superior. He took the decision. What a wonderful company where all employees speak the same language when it comes to customer service.

I have done lots pf workshops on cuatomer service. Companies spend top dollars on such trainings with the aim to improveon customer service. But igs the same story after the training. Employees dont have the courage to make a decision as they havero get it approved from their superiors. Amd thats the worst thing when it comes tp customer service. Customer having to wait for a decision in their favour.

And if you dont give the power to your employees to make a decision, the customer service scores of your company will never improve. So before you spend money sending your employees for Customer Service training programs, please ask yourself if you are willing to Empower your employees to make a decision

The hotel which I refer in my article is Taj Hotels Goa. https://www.tajhotels.com/leisure/taj-exotica-goa/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Taj-Exotica-Goa&utm_medium=Local.

Please do plan your next visit there.

Top things I do once I come back from a business trip

I travel a lot for work. Its a bane and boon. Boon is that I get some ME time to do few things I like to do. But when I come my family who has missed me ( they really miss me) demands my attention. There are lot of things to be done. Below is a list I do when I come back.

1. Hug my wife and babies. After I come back from a trip , the tiredness of my travel is taken away by the hugs from my wife and 2 daughters. Nothing recharges your body like a HUG. I hereby declare that everyone should hug their family atleast once a day and once before sleeping.

2. Take my little baby who is one and a half year old from my wife. My little baby misses me the most. So i take her away from my wife and help my baby and wife to sleep. My wife is super tired taking care of the baby .So its only nice to get my deposits in my wifes good husband bank high.

3. Laundryyy. I am the laundry man of the house. I love doing this. Clothes used in my trip needs my attention. And my elder daughters too. She forgets to get her clothes washed during weekends and i end up doing this. But I love it.

4. Grocery shopping. Imporant thing to be done. Otherwise no food for the week. I dont slack on it either.

5. No cooking day. Its a strict policy in my house. Weekend is for everyone. So no cooking, just lazing around. Everyone gets a holiday on weekends. So its usually a take out or going out to eat.

After all this if there is time and if she is fully relaxed then some time for a massage maybe. Who knows I might get lucky.

In the end , if we are working for the family, its important to spend time with them. Otherwise whats the purpose of our lives.