Month: July 2013

Day184: Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 29 July 2013; 11:35 pmKestopur, Kolkata, WB It was quite an engaging day to start the week. I enjoyed attending the Wipro Meets at a v-con room here in Kolkata. The session was being live tele-casted from Bangalore. Every quarter top management of Wipro meets to discuss the results in the quarter-end and listen to employee’s concern. TK Kurien, Wipro Technologies’ CEO told, PERFORMANCE and only PERFORMANCE will be the supreme criteria for a better compensation hike. He was answering to a query by one of the employee who was not happy about his salary, even after 9 years of experience in Wipro. Feeling too tired to write any more. Will connect tomorrow. Till then. Good Night. Love. Narendra...

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Day183: I’m starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren’t amending; they’re shifting. – Brendan Fraser

Sunday, 28 July 2013; 11:00pmKestopur, Kolkata, WB Hello!! Hope each one of you had a great weekend. For me it was another beautiful day spent with family and friends. Today, Rabindra bhaia’s friend Madan Bhaia, who is a Doctor visited our home here on lunch along with his family. They have two lovely angels, 6 years and one year old respectively. Wifey had prepared ‘pulav, dal-fry, kachodi, kheer, aloo-parwal dum, paneer-pyaja, some sweets along with chutney in the lunch. Well! will have to admit this time, it tasted awesome. After a soul-satisfying meal, Madan Bhaia took us on a drive in his vintage car, Maruti 800. It was indeed a pleasure to be with family and friends. I am tired and feeling too sleepy. Will take your leave for the day. Will see you tomorrow. Good Night.! With Love, Narendra Gupta...

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Day182: “If you feel stronger and good when the weather is sunny, and weaker and bad when the weather is cloudy, then it means your willpower is not powerful yet!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Saturday, 27 July 2013; 11:15pmKestopur, Kolkata, WB Hard work, dedication and will power make a successful person.                                                                     Milkha Singh, Legendary Indian Athlete. ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’  is an inspirational movie by Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra portraying the heroics of the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh has done a splendid job in this epic sports entertainer. The movie is a treat to watch and worth investing your time. The lessons learned was ‘How acute will power, supreme determination, extreme hard work can bring maximum success one can imagine of ?` Well!, I was engrossed in watching the movie yesterday till late in the night and that’s the reason was not on my Blog. Will now update my activities for yesterday and today as well. It was a cool and rainy Friday yesterday. I helped Nisha, one of my distant relatives to appear for an interview in Wipro. I mentored and motivated her to do well. Along with her, I wished another candidate at the (interview) venue, ‘all the very best’ for the interview. Nisha, 22, is struggling hard to get a job. After death of her Father years ago, due to financial constraints she works as a Trainee in SAIL Administrative department...

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Day181: Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! – Anthony Robbins

Thursday, 25 July 2013; 9:50pmKestopur, Kolkata, WB. Another beautiful day of life has passed leaving many beautiful memories. At work I received appreciation from my top management for my leading abilities. I began the day at work attending training session on Time Management by Mr. Raha. He is quite an interesting man working as a Project Manager in one of the accounts here in KDC (Kolkata Developmpent Centre). I am miserable at managing time (actually, self) even at this stage of life. Many a times, I make a mess between the urgent, important, and less important tasks, ending up on missing some of the high priority ones. Once again procrastination has crept in. Well! this training, which I was attending for the second time, was a good one to brush up the time management points. I learnt on how to plan and prioritize tasks, avoid distractions, and what are the best ways of working, although I must say that sometimes we may have to change the plan depending on the circumstance, but that happens once in a while. Let me share some points here for you.  Key learning on Time Management Planning and Prioritizing Tasks 1. Get priorities clear and keep them in mind. 2. Plan the day – and stick to the plan (with exception) 3. Set Realistic deadlines. 4. Look ahead to possible problems. Dealing with People...

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Day180: No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

Wednesday, 24 July 2013; 10:20pmKestopur, Kolkata, WB I feel exhausted after day’s work. Don’t feel like writing much today. Will share some golden words from Robin Sir’s ‘The Leader who had no Title’ which I was reading today. “In this materialistic world, we chase titles, fast cars, and big bank accounts in a search for greatness when, in truth, all that we really want we already have. The excellence and happiness we crave is inside of us. We are looking for it all in the wrong places: in position, in social status, and in things like net worth. But before you know it, each one of us will be dust. And the street sweeper gets buried next to the CEO. And titles, prestige, and university degrees don’t matter much at the end. All that truly counts is whether you grew into all you could have been and whether you showed leadership by using your potential to positively contribute to the lives of other human beings. And it all begins within. So your absolute best can shine.” At work, I received appreciation from Management for my initiative to train the Kolkata team on SAP modules. MJ (My Manager, Mr. Mrutyunjay Biswal, everyone call hims by this name) asked to make the session more interactive and help build a strong team. This is going to be a challenging task, however I...

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