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Are You Having Fun?

The eight irresistible principles of fun from Box of Crayons, “an irresistibly funky animated movie designed to help you create more fun in your life” Stop hiding who you really are. Take the time to figure out what makes up your DNA.Start being intensely selfish. Get hungry for things that are truly important to you.Stop following rules. It’s no longer about what you can’t do, it is about what you can do.Start scaring yourself. Explore the edges; dip your toe in the outrageous.Stop taking it all so damn seriously. Lighten…

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Dream Job redux

Are you complaining too much about your job? Wondering what your dream job is? It might be a better idea to stop complaining before it is too late. Would you like to lose this job?Video found via Mohitoz on the Rocks blog.

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Great Work is not Recognized

I recently read this in one of the blogs that I follow (which unfortunately I can’t remember, apologies). Great work is not recognized by managers, exceptional work is. Great work is expected from you anyway. This is so true. I have heard many people complain that they got no recognition for the work they did. In some cases they said they got no recognition for the great work they did. So how can we do exceptional work that will be noticed and recognized? Well, to start with stop focusing on…

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To be an Entrepreneur

Coming to Chennai has introduced me to many new things. I started using Twitter! I have also had the chance to meet up with budding and experienced entrepreneurs. As part of the Chennai Open Coffee Club I experienced un-conferences. I tried one in office and it didn’t quite go off very well, but then that’s another post. The charm of being an entrepreneur is huge and draws a lot of people to it. I spoke to many people and listened attentively to many a discussion to understand various business models.…

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The Emotion Called Trust

Continuing with the thread I started in my previous post Do you trust corporate blogs, and picking up from posts on Trust by Ken Allen and Tony Karrer, I came across Chris Brogan’s post Advertising and Trust. Chris wrote in response to Jeremiah Owyang raising questions about Chris’s sponsored post for Kmart. Chris does a great job at analysing and responding. In this process I discovered many posts that talk about trust and integrity of bloggers. Two posts that caught my eye were Lucretia M. Pruitt: What is Your Time Worth?…

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And the point of war is???

60 people were killed and 150 injured in a series of terrorist blasts in Jaipur, Rajasthan in India. I don't know what anyone is trying to prove with these attacks.War does not decide who is RIGHT, it decides who is LEFT.I light a candle for all those who lost their lives and were injured.If you feel these attacks are pointless, please light a candle on your blog/site.Photo from FreeFoto.com.

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Not just the “Scary Times” Success Manual

Using Dave Ferguson’s three clicks out method I discovered I found ten strategies for transforming negativity and unpredictability into opportunities for growth, progress, and achievement that comes from Dan Sullivan's Strategic Coach.As I read through the ten strategies I wondered why these were only for the scary times like the recession. These are strategies that we should use even in the good times. I found these useful and similar to some of the things I base my life on.1. Forget about yourself, focus on others.Focus on helping others transform their…

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