Success Principles in an Ever Changing World

 

We are living in an exciting time, with technologies that launch immediate changes and communication on a global scale. However, with these CDR_20160314_1118_portrait with john Originalcomes the complementary concepts of the intensity of competition and challenges that are often constant, complex and causing results that can be unpredictable. The dichotomy of existence then borders on whether we can retain the same standards of success in business or must we transition into a new paradigm. We must alter our attitudes from simply looking at a product or solution as an offering and instead, appeal to a passion and a purpose for people to follow the dream.

The beauty in the simplicity of some of the basic core values is also extended to the fact that they have stood the test of time. Success principles are less about business and more closely aligned with human nature and behavior. There is more to being connected than just the circuitry, we have entered a time that requires an elevation to a different level of attraction. Technologies may be added and our ability to adopt and adapt may be challenged, but the ultimate concept is that we are still dealing with people, and maintaining those levels toward and how we deal with humanity is the key to success.

Business ethics: two words that encompass an entire relationship of attitude with self, co-workers, partners and clients. It is a concept of existence, the methodology that follows true to every response and reaction. It is truth as well as accountability, ego and honesty.  Everything that is said, done and accomplished in writing as well as behind closed doors, is surrounded by the criteria that is set forth in a company’s ethical standards.

Remaining open-minded is a success principle that stands on its own and yet is an important factor that must be exemplified in a top down attitude. Fresh ideas, new ways of viewing and thinking, keeps everyone from becoming stagnant and encourages the attitudes that will keep a business competitive. Additionally, it requires that we sometimes remain on the edge of that which no one else would consider, the fringe of potential and possibly even a touch of crazy.

Quality and trust remain the mainstay as a company baseline. We have all heard of businesses that have been lost in scandal or fell prey to offering a ‘vapor’ product. Those that have retained the quality of their offerings combined with the trust of all participants, will have the ability to focus on the variations and complexities of change. Trust is the key word that is the center of existence. Once you are trusted, people will offer you their honor and respect.

Keeping up on everything new: This translates into the individual business vertical and also in business practices. New technologies bring about new ways of doing things as well as alternate visions. Being successful includes the ability to embrace the change that is upon them and adapt as an overall strategy. The concept goes beyond just what is pertinent or what might be useful, but expands to every aspect of ‘newness’. It explores areas that were never thought of before and takes the mind into territories of the undiscovered.

Thinking as if the box doesn’t exist: This takes the tradition of ‘outside of the box’ to an entire new level. A box expresses boundaries that can retain and reduce.  A successful business philosophy can introduce ideas, face challenges and competition with the understanding that those barriers simply don’t exist. Many of the most successful companies such as Apple discarded the ‘box’ concept to open the doors to allow the imagination to roam.

A key success principle must also incorporate an environment of positive, imaginative and creative people. This is an imperative to jump-start any new project, accept change in direction and maintain the core concept of business ethics. Constructive instead of destructive is a concentric attitude of being that can lead a company down the path of success while acknowledging change and direction.

Each of the principles can be outright as well as subtle, but to achieve the best that all can be, they should be understood and accepted as part of the business whole. Success in today’s business technology driven market envelops new aspects and directions that extends beyond and opens doors to the next generations.

Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values (www.fiveglobalvalues.com) and Author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values”.  Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior. His fascination with the influence of core values on human behavior stems from a career which has seen rise from an entry-level sales job to that of a seasoned CEO. Having worked, lived, or traveled to more than 40 countries, he has been able to study performance and human behavior across all cultures. Follow me @FiveValues -

Living life to the fullest

LiveMy father in law was simple straight forward honest man, full of life, happy and content.  Always enthusiastic and he was the one who knew how to live life to the fullest.  For him living life to the fullest was not about partying or drinking all night rather it meant enjoying doing things what he loved and finding little things that gave him joy. Even if it was just watching television with the family or taking a walk in a park with his friends for two hours every day.  Unfortunately, due to sudden heart attack he left for his heavenly abode earlier this month, leaving all of us in a state of shock and grief.

Since the time I attended his funeral, I have been thinking about his life, and how he lived     a life of significance. I learned how by doing random acts of kindness every single day he  made big impact into lives of others. He was a forward looking person with very strong values. His positive outlook, simplicity and no whining nature taught me invaluable life lessons and challenged me to think, how to live a life of significance, helping others and what is that I must do to attain contentment and happiness.  I recall him saying that you cannot be happy if you do not appreciate the things the way they are. He was always grateful and content with what he had. No regrets whatsoever. However, that does not mean that he was not ambitious, he had a fulfilling career at Nestle in India. He took good care of his family, provided rock solid foundation, values and best possible education to his children, made sure that his own parents were well attended to in their old age.

So the question is what is it like to be someone who lives life to the fullest? Here are the five lessons that I learned from his life:-

Money can’t buy you happiness

You need to live a life with meaning, and you do not need money in order to bring that meaning. Life is truly beautiful, if you just keep money aside for one moment and focus on giving more that acquiring in your life.

Find joy in everything you do

When you are able to appreciate minor things, you can achieve greater levels of happiness and satisfaction. It is never too difficult to be thankful for a little smile, small gift, or minor compliment. Being grateful instills positive thoughts and you can have an entirely different perspective of your life only if you learn to count your blessings, notice minute joys, and acknowledge everything that you have.   

Find Good in All Circumstances:

Circumstances are neither bad nor good, it is your response to those circumstances. If you have a positive approach, you can manage to obtain some benefit even from the most terrible situations.

Train your mind that all is well

Learn to develop the right mindset, you can be happy now, without changing anything else. You don’t need to wait until you’ve changed everything and made your life perfect before you’re happy. Do not waste your time and energy complaining or criticizing other. It will lead to unwanted stress that affects your health, allow others to live their life, leave them alone. Don’t try to please everyone. Instead of criticizing person, ask yourself, what is good about this person?

Empathy is good, action is better 

Having an empathic nature, and to act upon, allows you to cultivate better relationships around us, and in the process enjoy life a bit more. Since it is a selfless act, it also has the power to transform your life as well as the life of other people around you. This simple act can change the way you think and behave, and will encourage you to step outside of your own thoughts and feelings to be able to have a larger perspective on life.

Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values (www.fiveglobalvalues.com)

Formula for Success: Keep an Attitude of Gratitude

Staying Positive

Keep an attitude of gratitude; picture courtesy Joseph Clough website.

An attitude of gratitude is one of the most influential contributors to staying positive in life. It is the most powerful way to enhance success and happiness. Appreciating someone or something for positive qualities can have a tremendous impact on your daily life. By showing gratitude, you embrace positive elements of determination, enthusiasm, energy, and attentiveness.

Gratitude can help in developing your sense of self-respect and self-esteem. It motivates you to appreciate all the amazing facets of life and create a steady balance of peace, harmony, and happiness. Difficulties present opportunities to grow and develop as a person. You have potential to convert adversities to blessings by adopting a thankful behavior. Gratitude maintains and strengthens your relationship with God and other fellow beings.

Express your Gratitude

Some people are inherently more positive, hopeful, and optimistic than others. Even the most cynical and pessimistic people can develop a positive and satisfied attitude with constant practice. If you feel that someone has done something nice for you, you should never hesitate to instantly thank him/her. When you show the attitude of gratitude, you actually share your joy with people around you. It does not only make you feel good, but also gives a certain level of confidence to others.

Do not Take Things for Granted: You easily ignore a majority of positive things in your life only because you are used to them. You are able to realize their significance only when you lose them. Do not falter to appreciate something before it is too late.

Small Things Matter: Developing the attitude of gratitude requires you to observe little things. When you are able to appreciate minor blessings, you can achieve great levels of happiness and satisfaction. It is never too difficult to be thankful for a little smile, small gift, or minor compliment.

Find Good in All Circumstances: Circumstances are neither bad nor good. It is your response to those circumstances that determine their good or bad nature. If you have a positive approach, you can manage to obtain some benefit even from the most terrible situations.

Make Careful Comparisons: It is quite natural to compare yourself with others. While you compare yourself with those who are more affluent, you should also remember the people who are not as fortunate as you. You should make appropriate and encouraging comparisons as sentiments of jealousy can affect your contentment and self-esteem.

Life is already full of anxieties, tensions, and problems. A simple act of considering positive aspects of life can make a huge difference. You can have an entirely different perspective of your life only if you learn to count your blessings, notice minute joys, and acknowledge everything that you have. If you have an attitude of gratitude, you can treasure your life, family, profession, and relations.

Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values (www.fiveglobalvalues.com) and Author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values” .Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior. His fascination with the influence of core values on human behavior stems from a career which has seen rise from an entry-level sales job to that of a seasoned CEO. Having worked, lived, or traveled to more than 40 countries, he has been able to study performance and human behavior across all cultures.

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“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed” – Mahatma Gandhi

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, and act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.  Let us pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.  He is and will always remain our  source of inspiration.

Prior to becoming President of the United States, then-Senator Barack Obama said that, “Throughout my life, I have always looked to Mahatma Gandhi as an inspiration because he embodies the kind of transformational change that can be made when ordinary people come together to do extraordinary things.

That is why his portrait hangs in my Senate office: to remind me that real results will come not just from Washington – they will come from the people.”

Here are few of his inspiring quotes that are relevant in modern times and   reinforcing  the importance of living  basic human Values in our every day life.

Practicing right conduct in every facet of life will resolve the challenges with confidence and look at the issues with a positive outlook making right choices.

Love

  •  Where love is, there God is also
  •  Where there is love there is life.
  • Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

Peace

  • If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
  • Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
  • Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  • Peace is its own reward.

Responsibility

  • Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

Integrity

  •  A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
  •  A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes
  • An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Compassion

  • Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use.
  • Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
  • Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it

Here are other important things to remember:-

  •  Non Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
  • Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Reinforcing good habits at a young age can go a long way towards creating responsible, respectful students, friends, employees and citizens. When you learn to respect yourself, you learn to stand up for yourself when needed. When you learn to accept responsibility, you learn to recognize when someone is trying to shirk their responsibilities. Teaching, sharing and showing these global human values helps kids understand their value as human being.

Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values” (www.FiveGlobalValues.com).


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