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Goal Setting

Posted by in Attitude, Goals

High Goals

The one thing most people don’t do is to  set a goal.  Many of us who try to do it  are also easily dissuaded by the level of focus required.

But, there is no other way than setting goals to make your life matter.

Set a goal that looks high!  And work towards it – every day, every hour, every minute.   You will be surprised at what you will be able to reach!

What is your “Big” goal?


Make today a Masterpiece

Posted by in Attitude, Career, Personal Branding


What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour? “

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are just completing the quarter end.  Most of you, who are in sales, marketing or any other line of business, the last month of the quarter is when there is pressure to ensure that time counts.  Everything that we were working on – comes to the fore now.  If we miss it, the time is gone. The impact is lost.  

So, the whole team works to achieve the goals- be it sales goals, budget goals or any other goals that are driven by a time limit.

It has happened every year for the last 20 years.  The amount of work I see done by me, the team, and every other member in the company – in the last 5 days, is amazing.  People bring a level of energy that they normally don’t… till these last 5 days.

The last 5 days are a masterpiece of success – for each of us.

And it makes me wonder!


Why do I (and many others) suddenly come to life in these last 5 days- and make impossible things happen! Why did we not do it every other day of the week, month, quarter and year? 

Imagine, what we could have achieved, if we brought this level of energy to the table- every day. 

And this is what I am trying to do.

Every day, start by asking these 5 words.

“What we I do today”?

Some of the best coaches do not focus on just the main match, but on every day when the team is practicing.  By getting into a mode of doing the very best, every day, while becoming a habit, also opens up the avenues to achieve a lot more in our life.   

Most of us tend to look at the outcome- and postpone many things that can be done now- to later, to tomorrow to another day.

Start today- and make this day a masterpiece.

If at home, make it a masterpiece for your family.

At work, make it a masterpiece for yourself, your team, you company.

The ripple effect of what you start, will start moving across others – and before long your team and your company will be bringing about change, that other can just dream of.

All because- you made your day today- a masterpiece.