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A time to Plough, a time to Sow, a time to Harvest…..

For that Moment, be the Touch.

The journey through life is akin to planting a crop for Harvest – ploughing, sowing and reaping…. Instead, many look for a shortcut…. I keep saying there is no shortcut to a short cut…This is the shortcut – plough, sow and reap….

One cannot make curd in an hour, it needs to be kept overnight for it to ferment. A child is not born in a day or a month (unless a premature baby) It takes twelve months for the gestation period.
Similarly, anything that we do, takes that gestation period….
It all starts with the almighty “I”

When the “I” is right inside and outside, the seed for self-achievement starts with planting it, watering it, keeping the weeds and birds away, nurturing it, for a period before the fruit is ready for harvest.

Many miss the boat in understanding this congruency, between the “inside” and the “outside”. Of the “I”

Many set their dreams and goals. They try working hard at it but fall short of achieving that goal. After repeated attempts, their self-image goes for a toss and the “Big D” – Domino Effect comes to play…All because of the lack of understanding the environment that the goal seed is planted is misaligned.

Many loose perspectives of this temple within us “I”. Unknowingly, we treat this temple, whatever way we want, we let rubbish pile up in and around it – we let unscreened thoughts float in and out, influences from our past, current and future. Many just treat it as it is, what comes, let it come, what goes, let it go, with no filters…. then we expect this body, mind and soul to perform at its peak…. Will it? you know the answer to this question.

So, what do we do about it? How do we correct that path?

Commonly referred to as the process man, I could easily lay out the process for change here, the steps in detail for what it takes to transform for where you are to where you want to be…. Instead I would extend an invitation to you to come and taste what we have to offer, for that transformation… Details will follow in our subsequent campaigns…

As so succinctly put by Jim Rohn,
“The greatest form of maturity is at harvest time. This is when we must learn how to reap without complaint if the amounts are small and how to reap without apology if the amounts are big.”

Through our I XL Personal Effectiveness Mastery, we will guide you, how to Sow, where, how and what to Plant, how to care and nurture that Plant until harvest time. Once Harvest is completed we will also guide you how to rejoice at harvest time, how to anchor on that achievement to step up to the next crop to be harvested….

Have a wonderful life… David Nair

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Posted by on September 13, 2018 in IXL Personal Mastery

 

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The Kick that stings!!!!

BABY giraffes never go to school. But they do learn a very important lesson rather early in life. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event.

The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight feet above the ground. It shrivels up and lies still, too weak to move. The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch the baby giraffe. And then something incredible happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down on the ground.

As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again and again until the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes its limbs and for the first time learns to stand on its feet. Happy to see the baby standing on its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick. The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands up.

Mama Giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learnt an important lesson:
Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get back on your feet.

Why does the mother giraffe do this? She knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So unless the baby giraffe quickly learns to stand and run with the pack – it will have no chance of survival.

Most of us though are not quite as lucky as baby giraffes. No one teaches us to really stand up every time we fall. In most cases when we fail, when we are down, we just give up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet.

People are contended to envelop themselves in their cocoon of lives and dread venturing out of that comfort zone. Sometimes it takes a shift, a kick or whatever to break that pattern. In most cases it needs that Guru, that Coach, that Mentor…..to create that Break Through, the rest becomes history.

 

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2018 in IXL Personal Mastery

 

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Paradigm shift in Confidence Building

In one of my Campus 2 Corporate (C2C) programs, we had the following incident happen. As part of that session, everyone had to do a 3 minute presentation in front of the class. There was one guy, who came up to the front and just froze. He stood there staring for a while, and next minute he urinated on the floor. The FEAR !!! Call it what ever you want. This did create an upheaval and embarrassment for him and for the rest in the class. The cleaning ladies were called in to mop, clean and disinfect the floor. Subsequently, we proceeded with the segment, leaving the participant out on his presentation.  At the end of the day, I spent personal 1 on 1 time with the participant – asking if he wanted to overcome that anxiety, that fear, that embarassment, that, that, that endless list of Self Image concerns and issues. I also made it emphatically clear to him, there is a lot of work, and if he is prepared to dig into it for the outcome. His response was a resounding YES!!!

I laid out a POA.  (plan of action) – which he had to practice three times daily. In addition, worked on his steps to “Confidence builder exercise”. We will be covering that in the next segment of this course. The details will be disclosed there. Now he went and practiced on it. I meet with him once a month but talk to him over phone at least once a week. After six months of this intense work by the participant, this was the outcome….

Whilst I was conducting a “Change Management Program” (CMP) for the same company, with their senior management team, this guy knew that I was on campus, he came to the training room and knocked on the training room door and said I want to share an achievement that hapened this week Although I was in the middle of a session I took a few minutes off, as the other participants, in the CMP, was working on a case study exercise, and was briefed on his success.

On hearing the success of what he had done, I felt it appropriate for him to share his story to his superiors in the room. His triumph needed to be shared and recognized such that he could anchor on that for his future step up’s…. One of the seniors in the room was his immediate manager and that managers VP was also present. He got to share his success story.

For the last four months he was practicing on his presentation skills. He was a very good domain expert but interactive, networking and presentation skills were as low as a pregnant ant…

Early in that week, he did a solo presentation to his team in Pan India and the US. They said his presentation was fantastic and well summed with the key points for delivery, so much so, that they were going to table it to the tech committee in US, without any modification such that they could forward it on to the other stakeholders. So, as a payoff, I suggested he shared his success story to the group of managers present in the room, which he did, the managers were over the moon on such an achievement, in four months. His manager too substantiated the outcome by congratulating him and said the team and he had been to lunch as a reward for the effort.

I emphasized, this was a lesson for Mangers in the room too. Always understand the need for recognition…. “My nesting story to the primary story was – “Babies cry for recognition, adults will die for it.” We need to know how to caress, our teams for them to perform at a level better than where they currently are sitting

Now fast forward this story, 9 years –  that person today, is an Assistant VP of logistics with another organization and his confidence is say the least – Overflowing.

Have a Fabulous Day. Cheers David Nair

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2018 in IXL Personal Mastery

 

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