Thursday, January 28, 2010



The lives and achievements of great people from various fields have been a very strong source of motivation the world over. Since the beginning of this blog, I’ve been writing about various great people whose lives and achievements invariably leave an indelible mark on the mindset of the success-seekers in their pursuit for success.

Today, I am writing a concise but potent piece of motivation honoring and saluting the most inspiring life and peerless achievements of one such great icon of hard earned success, simple yet superior living and excellence. Hope you find it enriching for yourself and your peers. Read on...

At 5, starts learning classical music from father.

At 12, on the 8th day of her father’s death,

acts and sings in a Marathi film to support the family.

First film song at 13, which was never used.

Records first Bollywood song at 18.

Wins first Filmfare at 29.

11 years later, decides to stay away. To give others a chance!

Wins the “Padma Bhushan” in 1969.

In 1974, becomes first Indian to perform at London’s

Royal Albert Hall,

who declare her voice the world’s “most perfect”.

In the same year, enters Guinness Book of World Records.

Wins the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1989.

The “Padma Vibhushan” in 1999.

And in 2001, the nation’s highest civilian honor,

The Bharat Ratna.

Latabai Mangeshkar.

A voice that transcends genres. And generations.

As she croons, a nation swoons.

And when she weeps, so does a billion hearts.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010



Story of 4 People

(Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, Nobody)

There was an important job to be done and

Everybody was asked to do it.


Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.


Somebody got angry about it,

But it was Everybody’s job.


Everybody thought Nobody could do it,

But Nobody realized that

Everybody would not do it.


It ended up that

Everybody blamed Somebody

When actually

Nobody asked Anybody!



I suppose, I don’t need to talk more about it… do I? Nevertheless, if ‘Anybody’ has any questions, please do post your comments and I would be happy to answer… J

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Monday, January 11, 2010



Success in Business

The New Year is on and the conventional revelries that we have associated with it, must also, soon, be replaced with the most significant journey towards our Big Goal and that, invariably, for everyone of us, is nothing but ‘Success’. Hence, my dear friends, let’s get down to business, right away…

Perhaps the most sought-after goal in our present society is success in business. Whether you want to be promoted into high paying management positions, or wish to start your own independent enterprise either in traditional stream or in network marketing (MLM), knowledge of the business world is important.

As you plan a course of action towards accomplishing your goal, keep in mind the small goals that put you closer to the end, which is something that I’ve always advocated repeatedly, right since the day one, here at my blog. And be prepared to change often since change is symbolic of progress.

Create an aura of success around you. People who are successful dress that way. Even if you're not in a high-income bracket, act as though you have already achieved - without being egotistical or overspending. Develop an expertise in an area. Don't keep special information to yourself, but be quick to learn all there is about your position and the tasks surrounding getting that job done.

Capitalize on your strengths, and let others help you develop your weaknesses into assets. Get to know the people in the company or the network and the people in the industry. Read all the trade journals and magazines relating to your company or trade. Make appointments with people who are successful in your field and learn from them.

You need to have a ‘Total Commitment to succeed in business. Most people who make it to the executive boardroom put in long hours, often at the sacrifice of everything else. Regardless of the physical effort involved, you must mentally be engrossed in your business and the company/business enterprises.

In order to help yourself develop fully, you might seek a mentor, someone who will offer you time and teach you the ropes. This person usually is someone who believes in your ability, someone who you can develop a mutually beneficial business relationship with.

Some people become friendly with all their co-workers and find that is a way to advance. But don't try to be extroverted if it's not real to you. Most people who successfully run their own businesses are individuals who like to work alone.

As you increase your activities and accomplishments, you increase your potential to reach higher. The more you achieve, the more confidence you develop to achieve more. You don't have to be the same as everyone else and fit like a vegetable in a patch.

Be unique, different. Capitalize on your own self-image. Don't fall victim to self-consciousness. And trust your intuition. Hunches and inner feelings usually are the best route to travel, regardless of what seems to be the logical choice.

Make decisions quickly and with firmness. A true leader will handle these responsibilities efficiently and you do want to be the one; don’t you! That's what makes you different and why you'll rise to the top. Be persistent in attaining your goals, but be open and sincere.

If you are having personal difficulties with any co-workers or team-workers, try to know more about these people from a personal angle. Be interested in them and their accomplishments and goals. You might be able to turn opposition into friendship i.e. the negatives into the positives. Imagine what a scenario that would be!

Above all, use your integrity. If the goal is not worthy of your inner desires, it will be hard to attain. If your methods are not sincere, you will face opposition. If your actions are not honest, you will suffer the consequences.

And, finally, the bottom-line, in a nutshell - Turn all negative qualities into positive aspects - then watch yourself achieve the Big Goal that you are striving for.

To our success in the spanking New Year 2010,

Shrinath Vashishtha

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Monday, January 4, 2010



New Year is the time to
unfold new horizons & realize new dreams,
to rediscover the strength & faith within u,
to rejoice in simple pleasures & gear up for new challenges.

May this new year bring many opportunities your way,
to explore every joy of life & may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality
and all your efforts into great achievements.

Wishing u a truly fulfilling & fabulous 2010
full of great achievements and experiences.
A meaningful chapter waiting
to be written…

Happy New Year 2010!!! J