6 Things You Should Quit Doing To Be More Successful

If you haven’t seen it, I’ll describe it for you. In a new viral video, writer Marina Shifrin turns the camera on herself at the office around 4:30 a.m. She then proceeds to dance herself out of a job. Throughout the video, words splash across the screen explaining her reasons, then at the end we read, “I quit.” Then one more time in caps for good measure, “I QUIT!”

You know what I thought about as I watched the video? I wish more people did this.

We humans (that means me included) often get stuck in a hamster wheel of habit. We do things that aren’t good for us, remain where we shouldn’t and put ourselves through voluntary suffering all in the name of comfort. We don’t know these things are damaging, because it’s normal to us.

But a rare few, like Marina, snap out of it and quit before it’s too late. Here are six things you should quit doing today, before it’s too late.

Quit Stopping

I’ve completed six half marathons (13.1 miles) over the past few years and each one has been an emotional experience for me. Here’s how it usually goes…

The gun goes off: “This is great! Today is gonna be a personal record, I just know it.”

Mile 5: “Am I sane?”

Mile 10: “You want this, ouch, you want this, ouch.”

Finish line: “That. Was. Awesome. When’s the next one?”

They say that at the very moment you want to quit, you’re actually almost there. It’s the stupid human in us…we go so far and then our brains take over and tell us it’s too hard. When did we get the memo that life was supposed to be easy all the time?

Think right now about something you keep stopping. You committed to it, but then you suddenly quit because it started to require a little extra elbow grease. A project at work, a relationship, a fitness goal. Remember why you started it, then push onward. Because the more you stop and think about quitting, the longer it’ll take to get to your desired result. Or worse, you’ll never know what it feels like to reach the finish line.

Quit Saying Tomorrow

You know the saying, “Yesterday you said tomorrow?” Seriously, stop that! Delaying or procrastinating around something that you think is important means one of two things. You’re either scared to start because it means your life will change or you want it for the wrong reasons (i.e. someone else is encouraging you to do it).

So yes, that new healthy eating thing you want to do will be very difficult and possibly unpleasant. But every day you wait to start is another day you’re not helping yourself. And you keep telling yourself that you’ll wait until the kids are a certain age before you finish your degree, but is that really the main reason you’re waiting? Or is it because studying is not nearly as exciting as all the other options you have right now? And while you’re at it, why are you donating free money to the gym? They haven’t seen you in months.

Quit Being A Victim

When people tell me they’re doing something or making certain choices because they have “no choice,” it makes me want to bang my head on the table…and then put that on repeat. You have a choice in everything you do. Barring a few really crazy exceptions, no one holds your hand to the fire on anything. And if you’re choosing to remain in a place that isn’t positive, you’re victimizing yourself.

You are not so worthless that you have to keep dating that person. Obama and the economy are not forcing you to stay in that career. There are other places you could live. And it’s not your schedule that prevents you from being healthy.

Our social groups are great for complaining. We all discuss our problems with our friends and that’s ok. But there are limits. Everyone gets a few opportunities to complain about a particular hardship, but if you seek advice and respond with “but I can’t” (said in whiny voice) too many times, you officially become a victim. Eventually, you’ll have to ask yourself whether you even want to fix the problem.

Quit Saying Yes

yoga instructor, Angela Wagner, reminded me recently that anytime we say yes to something, we’re saying no to something else. So when you say yes to a happy hour, you’re saying no to <insert your choice of workout>. When you say yes to a crappy review from your boss, you’re saying no to getting acknowledged for the great work that was overlooked. When you say yes to watching pointless reality TV shows, you’re saying no to doing the dishes. Or if you say yes to staying late at the office, you’re saying no to your relationship.

It could be you don’t need to entirely quit saying yes. You may just need to analyze when you’re saying yes and what you’re trading for it. You might find yourself saying yes to things you don’t even care about and no to things that could make your life better in some way.

Quit Expecting

I got an email the other night from someone looking for advice after reading this article. He told me that he’s been working for the same company for his entire career, rising through the ranks and loving it. But recently he realized he’s hit a wall – he’s had many reviews and each time he meets with management, they’re not giving him the promotion he knows he’s ready for. My question to him was, “Have you asked for it?”

It’s very rare for a company to proactively promote someone at a fast pace. Especially true in older organizations, if you expect your company to promote you when they feel you’re ready for it, you’ll be sitting around waiting for about 10 years to reach the next level.

Your boss is like your significant other. Don’t expect them to read your mind. They’ll only know what you need when you tell them. If you really have your heart set on something (like a promotion), you must be vocal about it. If you don’t speak up, you’re leaving the translation up to them. Expect at your own risk.

Quit Avoiding

Suck it up. We all have things we don’t want to do, but we have to do them because we’re adults. (Should I have started the paragraph with, “Dear Congress”?)

I once managed a team responsible for a corporate-wide project with a lot of moving pieces. There were some majorly miserable elements to that project and there were some really sexy parts (i.e. things you put on your resume) too. As I sat with my boss reviewing progress one day, she asked why I hadn’t finished one particular task (a task that couldn’t be delegated). I responded with, “It’s boring me!” Her response was, “Your point?”

Yeah, life doesn’t work that way. You can’t pluck the fun parts out and leave the tough parts on the table. You take all or none.

If we didn’t have to work hard to reach success, we wouldn’t appreciate it. If there’s something you’re putting off because it’s boring you, it’s hard, physically demanding or tiring…just get up and get it done. Quit avoiding it. There will be rewards along the way and there will be a great sense of accomplishment at the end.



21 Guaranteed Ways To Be Happy Forever

“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed.

We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. I’m not saying happy people don’t feel grief, sorrow or sadness; they just don’t let it overtake their life. The following are 21 things happy people make a habit of doing:

1. Appreciate Life

Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

2. Choose Friends Wisely

Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Friends that have the same ethics as you will encourage you to achieve your dreams. They help you to feel good about yourself. They are there to lend a helping hand when needed.

3. Be Considerate

Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. Respect them for who they are. Touch them with a kind and generous spirit. Help when you are able, without trying to change the other person. Try to brighten the day of everyone you come into contact with.

4. Learn Continuously

Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. Try new and daring things that has sparked your interest – such as dancing, skiing, surfing or sky-diving.

5. Creative Problem Solving

Don’t wallow in self-pity. As soon as you face a challenge get busy finding a solution. Don’t let the set backs affect your mood, instead see each new obstacle you face as an opportunity to make a positive change. Learn to trust your gut instincts – it’s almost always right.

6. Do What You Love

Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! No wonder there’s so many unhappy people running around. We spend a great deal of our life working. Choose a career that you enjoy – the extra money of a job you detest isn’t worth it. Make time to enjoy your hobbies and pursue special interests.

7. Enjoy Life

Take the time to see the beauty around you. There’s more to life than work. Take time to smell the roses, watch a sunset or sunrise with a loved one, take a walk along the seashore, hike in the woods etc. Learn to live in the present moment and cherish it. Don’t live in the past or the future.

8. Laugh

Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. You can find humor in just about any situation. Laugh at yourself – no one’s perfect. When appropriate laugh and make light of the circumstances. (Naturally there are times that you should be serious as it would be improper to laugh.)

9. Forgive

Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. Forgive others for your own peace of mind. When you make a mistake – own up to it – learn from it – and FORGIVE yourself.

10. Gratitude

Develop an attitude of gratitude. Count your blessings; All of them – even the things that seem trivial. Be grateful for your home, your work and most importantly your family and friends. Take the time to tell them that you are happy they are in your life.

11. Invest in Relationships

Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. Nurture and grow your relationships with your family and friends by making the time to spend with them. Don’t break your promises to them. Be supportive.

12. Keep Your Word

Honesty is the best policy. Every action and decision you make should be based on honesty. Be honest with yourself and with your loved ones.

13. Meditate

Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. When it’s rested you will have more energy and function at a higher level. Types of meditation include yoga, hypnosis, relaxation tapes, affirmations, visualization or just sitting in complete silence. Find something you enjoy and make the time to practice daily.

14. Mind Your Own Business

Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. Take care of you and your family. Don’t get overly concerned with what other people are doing or saying. Don’t get caught up with gossip or name calling. Don’t judge. Everyone has a right to live their own life the way they want to – including you.

15. Optimism

See the glass as half full. Find the positive side of any given situation. It’s there – even though it may be hard to find. Know that everything happens for a reason, even though you may never know what the reason is. Steer clear of negative thoughts. If a negative thought creeps in – replace it with a positive thought.

16. Love Unconditionally

Accept others for who they are. You don’t put limitations on your love. Even though you may not always like the actions of your loved ones – you continue to love them.

17. Persistence

Never give up. Face each new challenge with the attitude that it will bring you one step closer to your goal. You will never fail, as long as you never give up. Focus on what you want, learn the required skills, make a plan to succeed and take action. We are always happiest while pursuing something of value to us.

18. Be Proactive

Accept what can not be changed. Happy people don’t waste energy on circumstances beyond their control. Accept your limitations as a human being. Determine how you can take control by creating the outcome you desire – rather than waiting to respond.

19. Self Care

Take care of your mind, body and health. Get regular medical check ups. Eat healthy and work out. Get plenty of rest. Drink lots of water. Exercise your mind by continually energizing it with interesting and exciting challenges.

20. Self Confidence

Don’t try to be someone that you’re not. After all no one likes a phony. Determine who you are in the inside – your own personal likes and dislikes. Be confident in who you are. Do the best you can and don’t second guess yourself.

21. Take Responsibility

Happy people know and understand that they are 100% responsible for their life. They take responsibility for their moods, attitude, thoughts, feelings, actions and words. They are the first to admit when they’ve made a mistake.

Begin today by taking responsibility for your happiness. Work on developing these habits as you own. The more you incorporate the above habits into your daily lifestyle – the happier you will be.


I wish I was a minion too 🙂 🙂


15 Life Changing TED Videos

Mashable has rounded up 15 of the most inspirational, tear-jerking and downright beautiful TED talks out there. So sit back, relax and get ready to listen to some of the most courageous and fascinating people in the world. Each talk is shorter than 30 minutes, so feel free to bookmark for later consumption.

1. Jill Bolte Taylor: A Stroke of Insight

This is an incredibly moving talk from a woman who has dedicated her life to researching psychiatry and schizophrenia. One day she realized she was having a stroke — and instead of being devastated, she thought, “This is so cool! How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their brain from the inside out?” Her talk details her experience of having a stroke, and the nirvana she found as a result.

P.S. That’s a real human brain she’s holding.

2. Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown’s extremely personal talk explores the uncomfortable feeling of vulnerability, and how those who dare to be vulnerable are generally happier and feel more deserving of love.

3. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

“We’ve completely internalized and accepted collectively this notion that creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked, and that artistry in the end will always ultimately lead to anguish — are you guys all cool with that idea?” Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk aims to shift the way our society thinks about creative genius, hoping to to help artists manage the emotional risks that often come hand-in-hand with creativity.

4. Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not the New 20

Meg Jay hopes to motivate a generation of twenty-somethings who have repeatedly been told they have plenty of time to figure out their lives. On the contrary, Jay sites statistics about career growth, relationship development and reproductive capabilities that all emphasize the importance of our 20s as a formative period that sets the trajectory for the rest of our lives.

5. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

There has been a lot of research into how others perceive our body language, and the importance of sending the right message. However, Amy Cuddy delves into how we are influenced by our own body language — and how a few strategic power poses can make a world of difference in our self-confidence and stress levels.

6. Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink explores the efficacy of rewards and punishment in the workplace — and the results are surprising. Differentiating between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and different types of rewards, Pink explains why we need to rethink how we run our businesses, and how leaders can motivate more effectively.

7. Deb Roy: The Birth of a Word

Deb Roy takes you through some mind-blowing data visualization as he charts his son’s language acquisition. Roy then explains the larger implications of applying his language analytics to news, TV and social media — and the emerging social structures we see as a result.

8. Nilofer Merchant: Got a Meeting? Take a Walk

Nilofer Merchant’s concept is quite simple: We are sitting 9.3 hours per day on average — and it is slowly killing us. “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation,” she says. So instead of having the typical work meeting, take your meetings outside — and you’ll be surprised by how easily fresh air can drive fresh thinking.

9. Ken Robinson: Schools Kill Creativity

This brilliant talk by Ken Robinson will make you laugh out loud, and also make you seriously think about our education system. Robinson discusses some of the pitfalls of education in America, including how we measure academic ability and intelligence, and how we need to encourage creativity in our children.

10. Elon Musk: The Mind Behind Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity

Elon Musk discusses the innovative thought processes behind some of his greatest ventures: Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity. He also explores the future of sustainable energy — and the necessity of solar energy in the future.

11. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek leads a thought-provoking talk about how some of the greatest leaders have inspired those around them, including Martin Luther King, Jr., the Apple founders and the Wright brothers. Sinek believes true inspiration comes from believing in something strongly yourself, and communicating that belief to others — “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

12. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

The successful author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, leads a TED talk about the glaring lack of women in leadership roles in the workplace. As Sandberg sheds light on some differences between men and women in the office, she gives aspiring female business leaders a few actionable tips to take their career to the next level.

13. Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What

This incredibly moving talk by Andrew Solomon addresses how diagnosis of an illness can affect identity. Through an exploration of vertical and horizontal identities, Solomon discusses homosexuality, dwarfism and Downs Syndrome with startling insight. “People engage with the life they have, and they don’t want to be cured, or changed or eliminated — they want to be whoever it is that they’ve come to be,” he says.

14. Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, addresses the poverty distortion and racial inequalities that are rampant in the United States today. Discussing controversial issues such as the death penalty and life in prison without parole for children, Stevenson encourages us to talk about our uncomfortable past and present in order to solve the problems facing our society.

15. Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Rita Pierson is one of the most inspiring speakers we have ever heard. She discusses the importance of connections and relationships in education, and how every child deserves to have someone believe in them completely. At the end of the talk, you’re just going to want to give her a big hug — we promise.


Some Questions About Dating You Wish You Could Ask

1. Why don’t people call back after an awesome date sometimes?
You cannot ask this because you already know what the answer is, and you don’t want to hear it. The truth is simply that what, for you, constituted one of the ~best dates of your life~, was pretty uneventful for them. They just don’t like you as much as you like them. So it’s much easier to spend the next two weeks coming up with increasingly absurd rationalizations for why it has been taking them so long to respond to you, culminating in a screeching delusion about how they had died in some horrible accident on the way home and their last breath was used to cry out “Tell that girl that I really liked when she put her hand on my inner thigh during the movie. Tell her I totally would have called her again and worn looser pants next time!!” before collapsing in a pile of their own blood.

2. How do you actually declare that you are dating?
We really didn’t appreciate what we had when we were in middle school and you just kind of went up to someone and were like “we are boyfriend and girlfriend now” and then proceeded to demand a strict regimen of hand-holding in the cafeteria for the next two weeks, until you promptly broke up with them by doing the same to the next unlucky suitor. Now, it’s all some kind of Smash Brothers Melee where God only knows what everyone else is looking for, and who else they’re seeing, and how they feel about you. Asking someone “Okay, are we exclusive now?” when it hasn’t been made perfectly clear already is akin to diving off a cliff with a bungee cord you bought in the back of a consignment store, but there seems no less risky way to go about it.

3. When is it appropriate to start integrating friend groups?
There comes a point when you are dating someone you really, really like and you are really, really excited that they’re a part of your life, and you want everything to just go perfectly. You then proceed to look over at your group of friends who, when they are not transmitting friend-exclusive STDs to one another, are generally being humiliating and scouring the city for two-dollar pitcher nights like aquarium suckerfish. You imagine their friends, who are no doubt young hotshot philanthropists with really good hair and diversified stock portfolios who like to frequent jazz clubs in their spare time. You think about when you’re going to have to start bringing this perfect new person into your fold, and you cringe. Too soon, they’ll be scared off. Wait too long, and they’ll assume that you are a cave-dweller whose friends largely exist on yaoi forums on DeviantArt. It’s an impossible balance.

4. What does it mean if you don’t actually go out on “dates?”
What happens if you are the person who just mostly starts their relationships by moving from the friend/party acquaintance phase into the “we are sleeping with each other on the reg, guess one of us should put a metaphorical ring on it at some point” phase? What happens if that is you? Is there something defective about you because you are not the person who goes out to a reasonably-priced Thai restaurant, holds hands nervously on the way to the latest Woody Allen film, then has a chaste kiss in the back of the taxi before swiftly returning home to blog about it whilst getting your hand stuck in a near-empty tube of Pringles? It seems like a fundamental human experience.

5. Is there such a thing as “too many dates?”
On the flip side, and speaking as someone who has spent their share of time on “let’s-not-admit-this-to-my-grandmother-who-doesn’t-understand-the-internet” dating websites (I think she would think “dating website” means “cybersex”), there can come moments where you are stacking up your dates like some kind of fickle little millefeuille who is quickly running out of “going out” clothes. When it comes to the end of your third date in as many days that has largely consisted of staring blankly across a table of fried pickles and craft beer, wondering how rude it would be to check your phone again, you come into a bit of an existential crisis. Are we just dating because it’s easy to go out with someone, and is it numbing us to the magic of a night out with someone you really, really like to be accepting dates just because the profile picture was well-lit and their reading comprehension surpassed an eighth-grade level? Is it too easy to go out with someone? Maybe, but all of this becomes null and void if the date on the fourth night proposes to take you out to Dave and Busters. It’s like Chuck E Cheese, except you can get wasted.

6. What do you do if your friend is dating an asshole?
Hire a drifter to kill them and make it look like an accident? That seems like the only reasonable answer. It really feels like the most humane option, anyway.

7. At what point am I the problem?
This is truly the question that no one is allowed to ask because the answer is just too bleak. Like, none of your friends are going to turn to you after you finish your zesty monologue about the latest dating prospect to disappoint you in every category and be like, “Umm, no, the real source of your problems is a combination of your refusal to be introspective about anything other than what degree of spice you want to get in your queso at the grocery store, and your affinity for dating people who remind you of all of the family members you avoid at holiday gatherings. You should just get a pet that can’t run away too quickly.” That is a discussion you have to have entirely with yourself, and nothing is more terrifying than realizing it may be overdue.

Just kidding, soul-searching is for ugly people and liberals. You are way too perfect for that.


Things Everyone Needs To Have Before They Turn 25

Many of these are things that we’ll be lucky to attain at any point in our lives. They’re not all universally applicable, this I realize. But I also realize that for many people, they are 25 little things that are important for dealing with the ins and outs of everyday adult life. These are ways to take care of ourselves, our lives, and the people in them, and not only to know ourselves, but to act on that knowledge as well.

1. A room of your own. I would say apartment or other kind of space, but sometimes that’s not financially feasible, and that’s okay. Regardless, at the minimum, everybody needs their own room. Your own space to be weird and cry and be alone or be alone with someone.

2. A worldview that isn’t a carbon copy of what your parents taught you nor derived from the experiences you’ve only read about in a textbook.

3. A person to call when things gets rough and a plan of action for the days where you need to be refueled in the human ways that aren’t easily bought or attained. So, to know how to metaphorically hug yourself, or keep a note in your wallet that is a reaffirmation of something you know you’ll need to hear often. What to read and watch and do if your soul needs soothing.

4. A savings account with at least a month or so of living expenses. This might sound unattainable if finances aren’t looking great right now but it’s more than crucial to make it work somehow. The importance of this usually isn’t recognized until it’s the reason you’re eating or not out on the street one day after you lose your job.

5. Clothing that will serve you in appropriate circumstances– funerals, weddings, work. A winter jacket, a rain coat. Not just things that are flimsy and unpractical, though they have their place and time as well. Because the last thing you want to do on the day of the wake of someone you deeply cared about is worry about what you are going to wear.

6. A relationship that functions outside of anything digital. To not deny ourselves the need for person-to-person connectivity.

7. A favorite book, artist and YouTube channel, and a version of those favorites that you aren’t embarrassed to admit.

8. To know how to order a drink at the bar.

9. A relationship behind you that you can laugh about, and which makes you grateful for how far you’ve come, and another relationship that is proof of it.

10. An email address, bank account and journal that nobody else has access to.

11. A plunger, screwdriver, duct tape, jumper cables and the number of your local whoever is a professional at doing anything one would use those things for.

12. The ability to ask somebody on a date, take them somewhere nice, treat them right, not stress too much over what you wear to said occasion and be able to hold an interesting conversation with them.

13. Your own doctor, with whom you feel comfortable discussing your medical needs and issues, and the ability to receive the medication/birth control/whatever you want or need without anybody else having to know about it.

14. Go-to clothing staples that are shining little emblems of who you really are, of which were chosen and bought not because they were a trend but because they fit in more ways than just size.

15. A list of things you’d like to do in your life, none of which involves attaining masses of wealth or other means of success that are fleeting and shallow.

16. A basic opinion/belief regarding religion or spirituality, even if it’s that you’re researching options or that you don’t believe in anything at all. Having a stance, regardless of what it is, is what’s important.

17. Measuring cups, a pot deep enough to boil water in, a spatula, a frying pan and other basic cooking materials that virtually every meal that isn’t Easy Mac or cereal requires.

18. A signature recipe, plates for more than just two people to eat with, the knowledge of where they sell the best wine in the area, a bottle opener and the ability to open said bottle without becoming completely flustered.

19. A simple luxury that you fund yourself, and the realization and acknowledgement that said thing is indeed a luxury.

20. The ability to use personal/vacation days without feeling guilty, and the knowledge of how they’d most effectively be used for one’s mental, physical or emotional benefit.

21. A way to have fun again.

22. To get rid of scales and stop measuring lives by numbers: salaries, houses owned, things accomplished, degrees hanging on the wall, etc. Because usually, nothing really worth having can be measured numerically.

23. To have eaten a meal, seen a movie, taken a walk and fallen asleep by yourself– and to have been content, if not happy, with doing so.

24. The ability to put things in perspective, to let go when it’s appropriate, fight harder when it’s necessary, listen to people rather than just hear them, and consider opinions that aren’t congruent with your own.

25. To have given yourself to someone, and not expected anything in return.




Offbeat Advice I Wish I Was Given in School

Pay attention in art class. It’s the one subject you’ll use no matter what you do in life.

Play a sport. What you don’t learn in art class you’ll pick up on the field.

Attend class. Take copious notes. If the teacher talks about it, it will be on the final exam.

Sit in row 1 or 2. Perception matters. Sitting up close tells the teacher you care.

Doodle often. It’s your brain on auto drive. You never know where it will take you.

Do your homework. The stress of telling your teacher you didn’t do it isn’t worth it.

Do what you love. Then master it so you can do it much better than anyone else you know. Happiness is where interests and capabilities intersect.

Ask out someone at least two grades above you. And expect to be rejected. Rejection is the muscle that will power your future success. (And if you actually succeed, even better! Grab the Drakkar. Game on!).

Admit your mistakes. Don’t lie. Take your punishment. And move on. The mistake won’t hurt you. The coverup will. Flawed, vulnerable people are likable. Liars aren’t.

Stand up for your friends. They’ll always remember. And be there for you.

Stand up for your not-yet-friends. They’ll become your friends. Maybe even your best friends.

Learn to speak and write clearly, concisely and, most importantly, with passion. And never forget to shut up and listen.


Credits : Michael Lazerow


Sanskrit Shloka Tattoos

ईश्वरः मम न्यायदाता
God is my judge
कुटुंबकं जीवनं मम
Family is my life
माता मत्सकाशं सदा
Mom is with me forever
अस्माकं कार्याणि अस्मान्सावधीकरिष्यंति
Only action will define us
न कदापि खंडितः
Never broken
तव हृदयं रक्ष
Protect your heart
एम् एन् सत्यं प्रेम
My true love
अहमस्मि योधः
I am a fighter
एतदपि गमिष्यति
This, too, will pass
शाश्वतं जीवनम् , अमरं प्रेम
Eternal Life, Undying Passion
शक्तिः दुर्दम्येच्छाशक्त्याः आगच्छति
Strength comes from an indomitable will.
सदैव देवत्वं दर्शयामि
I always manifest divinity
स्वतःची चांगली काळजी घ्या
Take good care of your self
प्रेम शांतिः आनंदश्च
Love,peace and happiness
“अनुगृहिता” अस्म्यहम्
I am blessed
एकं जीवनम्, एकः अवसरः
One life one chance
स्वात्मानं जानीहि
Know thyself
सदैव मम प्रेम
Forever my lofe
दिव्यः प्रकाशः
Divine light
हस श्वसिहि मंदं गच्छ च
Smile, breathe and go slowly
यात्रायां सखा जीवने करुणा
In travel, a companion, in life, compassion.
प्रेम सत्यमस्ति
Love is truth
प्रतिकूलतायाः शक्तिः
strength through adversity
मा कस्मिंश्चित् विश्वसिहि
Trust nobody
मृत्युः न कदाप्यस्मान्पृथक्करिष्यति
Death will never separate us
सः रक्षतु मयानुरक्तां सर्वान्
May he protect everyone i love
शक्तिः कृपायुक्तं जीवनमस्ति
Strength is having a graceful life
मम जीवनस्य प्रेम
Love of my live
यदाहं जीवामि , अहमाशंसे
while I live, I hope
जीसस मम शक्तिः
Jesus is my power
स्वात्मानं बोध
Awaken to your true nature
मम षष्ठमेंद्रियम्
My sixth sense
न कदापि स्वप्नदर्शनात्विरमिष्यामि
I will never stop dreaming
भविष्यकालं मा कथय
Do not predict the future
सहैश्वरेण ममैकात्मता
I am one with god
सर्वं ज्ञानं मयि विद्यते
All that I have to learn is within me
अहमस्मि पवित्रता ईश्वरः इच्छति
I am the purity god desires
प्रतिकारतमः मार्गः
The path of most resistance
जीव प्रणश्य च पश्चात्तापेन विना
Live and die without regret
अस्मासु प्रत्येकः तस्य नियतेः अधिपतिः
Each of us is master of his destiny
प्रेम कुरु यदा शक्नोसि, श्वः न विश्वस्तः
Love when you can, tomorow isn’t promised.
ईश्वरः मां रक्षति
God protects me
आनंदः अस्ति स्वीकृतिः
Happiness Is Acceptance
सत्यप्रेम शाश्वतमस्ति
Real love is forever
स्वपिष्यामि यदा म्रिये
I will sleep when i die
सारल्यं शक्तिं पक्षौ यच्छति
Sincerity gives wings to stength
अंतः अस्ति प्रारंभः
The End is the Beginning
कालः सर्वं विरोपयति
Time heals everything
सदैव सौंदर्यं पश्य
Always see beauty
एतदपि गमिष्यति
This Too Shall Pass
विश्वासः तवात्मनि एव
trust in only yourself
स्वात्मानं प्रति सत्येन वर्ते
I am true to myself
पुनर्जन्मने म्रियामहे
We die to be reborn
तत्परिवर्तनं भव
Be the change
स्वाभाविका भव
Be yourself
सदैव त्वया सह
Always with you
सत्यानंदः अंतरतः विद्यते
True happiness lies within
स्पर्शः विरोपकः अस्ति
To touch is to heal
परिवर्तनमेव स्थिरमस्ति
The only constant is change
मम सर्वमसि
You Are My Everything
कारुण्येन सह विरोपय
Heal with compassion
मुक्तिः त्वत्तः आगच्छति
freedom comes within yourself
प्रेम सर्वान्‌ जयति
Love conquers all
मा कदापि त्यज
Never give up
यशप्राप्तिः अस्ति नियतिः
Being successful is destined
प्रत्येकश्वासः पारितोषिकमस्ति
each breath is a gift
प्रेम ईश्वरस्य महत्तमपारितोषिकमस्ति
Love is Gods greatest gift
सदैव स्वात्मानं प्रति सत्येन वर्तस्व
Be true to yourself always
प्रेमास्ति मम शक्तिः
Love is my strength
मम नियतिं नियच्छामि
I control my destiny
सर्ववस्तूनि कारणोद्भवानि
Everything happens for a reason
सत्यमस्ति क्रांतिकारि कर्म
truth is a revolutionary act
सत्यानंदः अंतरतः विद्यते
True happiness lies within
ईश्वरः मया सहास्तु
God be with me
केवलमीश्वरः मां विज्ञातुं शक्नोति
Only god can judge me
ते मम हृदयं यच्छामि
I give you my heart
तव गुणान्मा त्यज
Do not leave your values
एतदपि परिवर्तिष्यते
This too will change
सर्ववस्तूनि कारणोद्भवानि
everything happens for a reason
ईश्वरे विश्वासं करोमि
in god i trust
परिवर्तितुं शक्तिः
Power to change
मा कदापि वद म्रियस्वेति
Never say die
आत्मानं जानीहि
Know yourself
जीवनं महार्हमस्ति
Life is precious
अनुभवः वास्तविकतास्ति
Perception is Reality
मम शक्तिः त्वत्तः आगच्छति
my strength comes from you
तव परमानंदं मृगयस्व
Find your bliss
तव कर्म नियच्छ
control your karma
जीवनं जीवितुं पश्चात्तापेन विना
To live life without regrets
शांत्यां विरम
Rest in peace
पश्चात्तापः न, भयं न
No regrets,no fear
निरामयमनः निरामयशरीरे
sound mind in sound body
सत्यं प्रशस्यतरं श्रद्धायाः
truth over faith
जीवनमनुरज, दृढं जीव
love life, live hard
सकारणजीवनं जीव
Live a life of purpose
कुटुंबं कीर्त्याः प्राक्‌
Family Before Fame
भयमेवास्ति शत्रुः
Fear is the only enemy
यावच्छ्वासोच्छ्वासं करोमि, आशां करोमि
while i breathe, i hope
क्षमां कर्तुं शक्तिः
Strength to forgive
म्रियंतां जीवतः सर्वे
everything that lives must die
अपयशः नास्ति विकल्पः
Failure is not an option
सदैव मम हृदये
Forever in my heart
ईश्वरः अस्ति मम शक्तिः
शक्तिः श्रद्धायाः आगच्छति
Strength comes from faith
सदैव शाश्वतं च
Always and forever
सत्यं किमस्ति?
What is truth?
यथार्थपरिपूर्णता अपरिपूर्णा भवतु
true perfection has to be imperfect
सत्यं प्रेम अमरम्
The love never dies
न कंचित् शाश्वतम्
Nothing is permanent
विश्वासघातः तवात्मानं रक्षितुं न शक्नोति
Deceit can’t save your soul
नान्येन तूत्तमेनैवालम्
Nothing but the best is good enough
असतो मा सद्गमय
lead me from the unreal to the real
मुंच तव मनः
Free your mind
आत्मदीपः भव
Be your own light
शक्त्याः धैर्यमायाति
From strength comes courage
स्वप्नां द्रष्टुं धैर्यं करवाम
we must dare to dream
सारज्ञः भव
Be realistic
अशक्यस्य पृच्छां कुरु
Demand the Impossible
स्वस्वप्नेषु श्रद्धां कुरु
Believe in ones dreams
स्वात्मानं मुंच
Liberate yourself
नवारंभः अन्यारंभस्यांतादायाति।
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
ईश्वरः मम रक्षणकर्ता
God is watching my back
सत्यं दुःसह्यतमं दुःखम्
Truth is the Most Exquisite Pain
मातृ देवो भव
Honour thy mother as God.
पितृ देवो भव
Honour thy father as God.
क्रोधात् भवति संमोह:
संमोहात् स्मृतिविभ्रम:
स्मृतिभ्रंशात् बुद्धिनाशो
बुद्धिनाशात् प्रणश्यति
From Anger comes Delusion,
From Delusion loss of Memory,
From loss of Memory the destruction of Discrimination,
From the destruction of Discrimination, one Perishes


7 Best fruits for your Health

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.


15 things successful CEOs want you to know

Daniel Ek, CEO, Spotify

Figure out what the top five most important stuff is, focus relentlessly on that and keep iterating. Less is more.

Dennis Crowley, CEO, FourSquare

Don’t let people tell you your ideas won’t work. If you have a hunch that something will work, go build it. Ignore the haters.

Sarah Prevette, Founder, Sprouter

Just do it. Get it out there, absorb the feedback, adjust accordingly, hustle like hell, persevere and never lose your swagger.

Sarah Lacy, CEO, PandoDaily

Follow your gut. it may be wrong, but you won’t regret it if you fail. You’ll regret it if you ignore your gut and fail.

Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist

Treat people like you want to be treated. Apply to customer service.

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, VaynerMedia

Do work for your customers, not for press or VCs. The end user is what matters long term.

Matt Mullenweg, CEO, Automattic

Only reinvent the wheels you need to get rolling.

Jason Goldberg, CEO, Fab.com

Pick one thing and do that one thing — and only that one thing — better than anyone else ever could.

 Alexis Ohanian, CEO, Reddit

Make something people want. Then give more damns than anyone else about it and you’ll make something they love.

Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works

Buy @ericries’s book. Beyond that? Build a platform. This is the big year.

Matt Howard, CEO, ZoomSafer

Startup wisdom: The number one job of a CEO is to not run out of money.

Brian Wong, CEO, Kiip

Always be learning from others. Whenever you meet someone, you don’t want something from them, you want to learn from them.

Seth Priebatsch, Chief Ninja, SCVNGR and LevelUp

Something my dad taught me: Ask forgiveness, not permission!

Hooman Radfar, Founder, Clearspring

Give away the wins, own the loses. Your job is to curate greatness.

Alexa Hirschfeld, CEO, Paperless Post

Users and employees are key predictive indicators of a company’s success; press and investors generally months behind.


Got some other great wisdom from your fellow CEOs? Leave me a comment!

Source : Gigaom


‘My Last Day’ at office

Dear Co-Workers and Managers,

As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave,
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and
distinct pleasure it has been to type “Today is my last day.”

For nearly as long as I’ve worked here, I’ve hoped that I might one day
leave this company. And now that this dream has become a reality, please
know that I could not have reached this goal without your unending lack
of support. Words cannot express my gratitude for the words of gratitude
you did not express.

I would especially like to thank all of my managers both past and
present but with the exception of the wonderful Saroj Hariprashad: in an
age where miscommunication is all too common, you consistently impressed
and inspired me with the sheer magnitude of your misinformation,
ignorance and intolerance for true talent. It takes a strong man to
admit his mistake – it takes a stronger man to attribute his mistake to

Over the past seven years, you have taught me more than I could ever ask
for and, in most cases, ever did ask for. I have been fortunate enough
to work with some absolutely interchangeable supervisors on a wide
variety of seemingly identical projects – an invaluable lesson in
overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily

Your demands were high and your patience short, but I take great solace
knowing that my work was, as stated on my annual review, “meets
expectation.” That is the type of praise that sends a man home happy
after a 10 hour day, smiling his way through half a bottle of meets
expectation scotch with a meets expectation cigar. Thanks Trish!

And to most of my peers: even though we barely acknowledged each other
within these office walls, I hope that in the future, should we pass on
the street, you will regard me the same way as I regard you: sans eye

But to those few souls with whom I’ve actually interacted, here are my
personalized notes of farewell:

To Philip Cress, I will not miss hearing you cry over absolutely nothing
while laying blame on me and my coworkers. Your racial comments about
Joe Cobbinah were truly offensive and I hope that one day you might gain
the strength to apologize to him.

To Brenda Ashby whom is long gone, I hope you find a manager that treats
you as poorly as you have treated us. I worked harder for you then any
manager in my career and I regret every ounce of it. Watching you take
credit for my work was truly demoralizing.

To Sylvia Keenan, you should learn how to keep your mouth shut sweet
heart. Bad mouthing the innocent is a negative thing, especially when
your talking about someone who knows your disgusting secrets.  ; )

To Bob Malvin (Mr. Cronyism Jr), well, I wish you had more of a back
bone. You threw me to the wolves with that witch Brenda and I learned
all too much from it. I still can’t believe that after following your
instructions, I ended up getting written up, wow. Thanks for the
experience buddy, lesson learned.

Don Merritt (Mr. Cronyism Sr), I’m happy that you were let go in the
same manner that you have handed down to my dedicated coworkers. Hearing
you on the phone last year brag about how great bonuses were going to be
for you fellas in upper management because all of the lay offs made me
nearly vomit. I never expected to see management benefit financially
from the suffering of scores of people but then again, with this
company’s rooted history in the slave trade it only makes sense.

To all of the executives of this company, Jamie Dimon and such. Despite
working through countless managers that practiced unethical behavior,
racism, sexism, jealousy and cronyism, I have benefited tremendously by
working here and I truly thank you for that. There was once a time where
hard work was rewarded and acknowledged, it’s a pity that all of our
positive output now falls on deaf ears and passes blind eyes. My advice
for you is to place yourself closer to the pulse of this company and
enjoy the effort and dedication of us “faceless little people” more.
There are many great people that are being over worked and mistreated
but yet are still loyal not to those who abuse them but to the greater
mission of providing excellent customer support. Find them and embrace
them as they will help battle the cancerous plague that is ravishing the
moral of this company.

So, in parting, if I could pass on any word of advice to the lower
salary recipient (“because it’s good for the company”) in India or Tampa
who will soon be filling my position, it would be to cherish this
experience because a job opportunity like this comes along only once in
a lifetime.

Meaning: if I had to work here again in this lifetime, I would better
kill myself.

To those who I have held a great relationship with, I will miss being
your co-worker and will cherish our history together. Please don’t
bother responding as at this very moment I am most likely in my car
doing 85 with the windows down listening to Biggie.