Friday, July 27, 2007

Quote from Lee Iacocca

"The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come"

"There ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got raw deals. You've got to say, 'I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it"


There's a four-letter word you must use when you get rejected ... NEXT!

Jack Canfield I (the author of the book) remember that Jack Nicholson, upon accepting his Academy Award for Best Actor in "One flew over the cuckoo's Nest", said something like, "I dedicate this to my agent - who told me ten years ago I had no business being a serious actor.

All successful people have stories like this to tell. Albert Einstein failed math.
Winston Churchill failed English. Failure is just another step on the road to success.
If you get rejected by someone, they just aren't "Your People!"

Here are some of the rejection experiences of very famous, successful people :
Alex Haley received 200 rejection notices before "Roots" became a mega-best-seller.
Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected by thirty-three New York publishers. the best-selling franchise has now sold over 50 million books.

John Grisham's first novel, "A Time to Kill", was turned down by more than thirty agents and fifteen publishers. there are now more than sixty million copies of his books in print.

The reviewer of Fred Astaire's first screen test said, "Can't act. Can't sing. Can dance a little."

"Lust for Life" by Irving Stone, a novel that later became a motion picture starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh was described by an editor as "a long, dull novel about an artist."

Harry Warner, President of Warner Brothers pictures, said in 1927, "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
Alexander Graham Bell's banker said to him, "Get that toy out of my office immediately."

"Playing the guitar is all very well, John, but you'll never make a living at it," said John Lennon's Aunt Mimi. "The Beatles Anthology" told how some of his fans made a sign of her quote and sent it to her. She hung it up on display - in the house he bought her with the money he made from playing the guitar.

These are all nay sayings from the nay sayers. They are to be pitied, not believed.

Today's Affirmation : "I am successful - financially and spiritually - in everything I do!"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Jobs in danger

Reading todays headlines in the newspaper wasnt all that good to start a monday morning..
With the rising Rupee and the weakening Dollar, the companies are facing huge losses.
Imagine with the same billing rates , the conversion is getting lower , and to maintain the same Indian salaries isnt a great news for most of the IT and BPO companies.

If these further continues, these companies are looking for other options to maintain the
profitability. Some have chose to make employees to work on saturday and hence increase the billing hours. Some have decided not to increase the salaries in the future etc etc..

Whatever be the case, we should first be aware that as long as the companies that we work in are profitable, then no issues to our jobs. else sooner or later we all need to pay a price for that..
The BPO industry will probably be hit first as most.
Are we all ready to see the negative impact of the whole IT economy ??

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Five Point Someone

Its been ages since I read that book and laughed to glory.. but yesterday was different.
I went for a Play on FPS at Chowdiah Hall and it was simply great!!
Its been a real long time that I actually went for a play. But it was well worth it ..
It had been directed really well..and the casting were quite upto the mark of my imaginations while reading the book.
The best fit was that of Ryan 's role. He did a terrific role and just fit my imagination perfectly.

A must watch if they have it again..

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Loved this - Hence posting -
"Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt, and
Dance like no one's watching".

Several times my daughter Carolyn had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.
When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren.

"First we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said. "I'll drive. I'm used to this."
"Carolyn," I said sternly, "please turn around." "It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience."
After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, "Daffodil Garden." We got out of the car, then as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.

It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.
"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn. "Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property. That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.
On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958."

For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration.
That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world ...

"It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!"
My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. "Start tomorrow," she said. She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"

Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting.....

Until your car or home is paid off...Until you get a new car or home... Until your kids leave the house...Until you go back to school...Until you finish school...Until you clean the house...Until you organize the garage...Until you clean off your desk...Until you lose 10 lbs. ....Until you get married...Until you get a divorce...Until you have kids...Until the kids go to school...Until you retire...Until summer...Until spring...
Until winter...Until fall...Until you die... ??

There is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
So work like you don't need money.
Love like you've never been hurt, and, Dance like no one's watching.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!

Saturday, July 07, 2007


One of those rare days where we get to see such dates. As we are in the beginning of the century we get to see these dates every year, next year would be 08/08/08 and so on.. but then the gap would be approx 11 years to get such dates..

This day was more popular as it has all seven's in it and astrologically quite good for many people. Today had a huge number of weddings fixed and also the 7 wonders of the world would also be announced :)

Whatever be the case this was just another saturday for me.