Something to ponder about on friendship..
I personally value a friendship based on the quality of my bond with the person rather than the qualities of the person. People with desirable traits by society standards don’t necessarily make “good friends”?—?I believe most of us can vouch for that.
from: What is friendship
With a New Year, a lot of us will be starting new projects (resolutions). Some will stick to starting one project, finish it and then move to the second. Lot more of us will start multiple projects at the same time. If you prefer to start one project at a time or multiple projects at a time, there is no right or wrong answer in my view. It’s a personal preference.
What’s more important is that for project/s (or a new year’s resolution), identify:
– Answer ‘why’ finishing the project is a “MUST” for you. If you can’t answer it, either scrape the project or find compelling ‘whys’
– A strong vision and how completing the project will benefit or make you happy
– What will you give up in order to work on the project [Remember we have limited time and attention]
– Doable chunks in which you can get started today
– Start TODAY and don’t wait.
Now and then I hear and see people wowed by someone’s number of likes, followers on Twitter or number of Facebook friends. Differentiating between followers and real friends is important.
Your friends will be those that make you happy offline or online. One that stand by you in good and bad times and can sense the words behind the silence. Ten thousand likes on a post will make you happy in the moment and famous for 5 minutes, but real friends offer you a long-lasting companionship. Not all online followers are your friends or want to be one. They have their self-defined agendas most of the time.
This quote from Brené Brown is fitting.
So true, and still we humans spend endless time worrying and stressing about things we can and cannot control.
Yes, talk is cheap and does not add a lot of value. Right action, on the other hand, does increase value to everyone involved.
Well, a critic can succeed in bringing you down but as Robin says, no critic has ever changed the world. Critic themselves have no power unless you hand it to them.
The top headline in the tech sphere today is Foxconn replaces 60K workers with robots. Experts are seeing it from an economy perspective, employment perspective and then there are automation experts raving about the power of automation and bringing efficiency. And then there are some more.
Is this a shocking news? Ah, may be to a person who is going to lose the job. People should not be surprised by this. We have been implementing automation for increasing efficiency for many-many decades now. A simple message I have is if a worker or business does not stay ahead in the game, then starting digging a graveyard for your role.
This does not apply only to manufacturing industries but any other segment. Today artificial intelligence, business intelligence and many other types of intelligence are replacing jobs of information workers and bringing much more efficiency to the process. What can we do as individuals? Stay ahead. Identify the patterns, see where the industry is heading, research, learn, un-learn, get uncomfortable, make complacency a thing of past and start doing things computers or robots cannot do in the next two years. Not all of us are able to predict the future but we certainly can match its pace. And if you are a business, then there is a tough road ahead as you got to innovate but start by understanding what innovation really means for you.
What are the top 10 qualities of a good consultant? Here’s my take on it.
Yes, doing your best work while multi-tasking is a myth in my opinion [an opinion that I have been firming hard from last 6 months or so].Be in the moment, focus on one thing at a time, get it done and move on to the next task.
Image credits to powerofpositivity.com
I enjoy my reading and is one habit that I have followed the most since childhood. Last year I had pre-decided to spend less time reading the web and more time reading books [in physical and digital format].
Result of this?
And I did end up finishing nearly 6 books on my iPad.
I am determined to consume more information this year using some of the reading habits I picked up throughout last year.
I trolled through Twitter to find top 1% of Pocket readers and I am impressed. Example here, here [he must be an amazing speed reader] and here.