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EAT THE FROG FIRST

Are you a busy bee? Here’s how to prioritize on what’s important

TOPICS:   BE A  ZEN BOSS   |   ZEN BOSS AT WORK   |   ZEN BOSS IN LIFE

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Shoes In,Phone out

I sleep with my phone next to me. Sometimes near my head. Sometimes on the bed. Always at an arm’s length. Who wouldn’t want to watch more youtube shorts or random Netflix series or check on whats app at midnite right ? The result – a distracted mind, poor sleep, restlessness, wasted time and energy and you don’t even remember what you were watching last nite.

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Rules give us freedom

We often struggle to get what needs to be done finished. Important projects or hobbies do not get the time of day. Often we may not call our friends or parents frequently, losing touch with them. Exercise, diet, relationships – in all areas we may find that we are slowly but surely not doing what needs to be done fully.

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5 why technique

When you are faced with an issue in your life you are unable to solve or an opportunity you are unable to address – go ahead and start asking why.
The why will get you there.

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When I then I

We often struggle to bring about change in ourselves – at work, in our habits, in health and in relationships. Human beings get stuck to their patterns and do not change until they are forced to. When we choose unhealthy eating and lack of exercise for a long time, we are forced to change only when the doctor tells us we need to or we have developed a chronic health problem.

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Welcome the haters

I recently had a case at work where a leader decided on a bold new project despite a lot of objections from everyone around. The project looked high risk, had not been done before and was unclear on the risks. All the more reason to do it, said the leader. We all supported and we moved ahead.

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Practice your practice

Today my yoga teacher used an interesting phrase – practice your practice. What she meant was to say define what it is that we want to devote ourselves to. Then devote ourselves to it and do it regularly with focus and commitment. There is a magic in the consistent devotional focus we can give something and the results this consistent practice can produce.

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Gita lessons – Why does god act

When Arjuna the great warrior is confused on the battlefield and Lord Krishna is explaining to him his duties as a warrior, the Lord says ” Everyone must act as per their natural dharma or duties”

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10X YOUR DAY IN 10 MINUTES

10X YOUR DAY IN 10 MINUTES How can you make your day super productive, positive, mindful and fulfilling ? We cannot control the challenges, distractions …

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10 failures 1 learning

10 FAILURES 1 LEARNING I recently decided to catalogue my failures. Areas in work and life where I feel I did not meet my goals …

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Gita lessons – who wins finally

GITA LESSONS – WHO WINS FINALLY In the great Indian epic Mahabharata two vast armies are arrayed in front of each other. The Kauravas, the …

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We Must Act

WE MUST ACT In the great Indian epic Mahabharata two vast armies are arrayed in front of each other. The Kauravas, the 100 brothers who …

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SVADHARMA – Do your duty

SVADHARMADO YOUR DUTY Arjuna the greatest warrior ever born is on the battlefield. Next to him is his charioteer Lord Krishna. As he sees the …

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Perfect the means

PERFECT THE MEANS The way to achieve any goal in life material or spiritual is to perfect the means. The means are the cause and …

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Gita lessons: Nothing lasts, do not worry

GITA LESSONS: NOTHING LASTS, DO NOT WORRY Standing in the great battlefield of the Mahabharata, the great warrior Arjuna worries about the damage he will …

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Less you want, more you succeed

LESS YOU WANT,MORE YOU SUCCEED The more you want, the harder it is to get. When you seek something badly and constantly focus on the …

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Gita lessons: Nishkarma Karma

GITA LESSONS – NISHKARMA KARMA When the great warrior Arjuna is confused about war and it’s consequences , his charioteer, Lord Krishna explains to him …

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GIVE

GIVE In the long run we are here to give. We give up all that we have. It begins slowly when we begin to give …

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Churchill Leadership – the 3C of winning leaders

CHURCHILL LEADERSHIP – the 3C of winning leaders Winston Churchill became the leader of Great Britain when literally all had been lost. Europe was lost, …

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The who decision

THE WHO DECISION As leaders we make hundreds of decisions every week, every month, year after year. Commercials, launches, business cases, acquisitions, what to pitch …

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Practice Silence

PRACTICE SILENCE The world is noisy, busy and constant. Messages, phone calls, emails, meetings. They come 24/7 at us and demand urgent attention. Leisure time …

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Are you the Don’t know manager

ARE YOU THE DON’T KNOW MANAGER Eileen fisher is a super successful entrepreneur who has built a global fashion business using the philosophy of “ …

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Give me your problems

GIVE ME YOUR PROBLEMS At work most people want to put their best foot forward. Very often in reviews and meetings they will showcase the …

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Finish the race

FINISH THE RACE The Tour De France is the world’s toughest athletic event. Spread over many days, cyclists compete with each other and themselves to …

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Appreciate in public, feedback in private

APPRECIATE IN PUBLIC,FEEDBACK IN PRIVATE We met a couple for drinks recently. Lots of chit chat turned into a discussion on virtual assistants such as …

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Lead from behind

LEAD FROM BEHIND Many times when strong leaders leave an organisation or a sports team, the results suffer and the overall success track record is …

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Be a storyteller

BE A STORYTELLER What’s your favourite movie ? When did you see it ? Do you still recall key scenes and dialogues from it ? …

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Becoming uninterruptible

BECOMING UNINTERRUPTABLE Close your eyes and think about the last time when you felt true joy and satisfaction at work. What happened ? What were …

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There is no job called “boss”

THERE IS NO JOB CALLED “BOSS” I recently met someone who I labelled as mr forward. This person constantly forwarded all messages to their inbox …

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How to A.C.E any job as a leader

HOW TO A.C.E ANY JOB AS A LEADER There are 3 qualities that make leaders. That turn managers into leaders. That make ordinary into the …

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Constant communication & Engagement

CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT The leader’s job is to engage and lead the team to victory. The method of accomplishing this task is simple – …

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