Yesterday evening, as per tradition, we went to the Starbucks BKC for therodinhoods open house after ‘tea’ party. The center table was occupied, so we looked around and found a row of double seaters to occupy.
In the middle seats were these 2 girls. I politely requested them if they could move to the side. They grumpily agreed. As courtesy, I carried their glasses and cake to their table. While doing so, I began to ‘eye’ the red velvet cake that had hardly been eaten by them.
One thing led to another and then the girl on the left happened to recognise me and said she was with ICICI and fondly remembered a video I had done for them. The girl in the blue also became friendly. All along while I talked to them, I kept eyeing their cake.
Finally, I told them, “Isn’t this a Red Velvet cake? My daughter loves it and tells me to eat it”
The blue girl said, “Yeah - you’ve been eyeing it all along right”?
I said, “yeah! Do you mind if i eat some of it?”
Both the girls happily agreed and I went and got a new fork and ate from the uneaten side. I actually ate more than they did :))))
We became friends and they (and a friend who joined later) all got copies of AOY!
BREAK ICE. TALK to strangers. Most people are GEMS and will have some connection with you ONLY IF YOU EXPLORE that possibility!
4000 crore loss - 600 million funding wiped out!? May this RE-ITERATE the fundamental lessons of entrepreneurship:
- getting FUNDED is NOT SUCCESS. Building a profitable business IS!
- DONT LOSE SIGHT OF THE BALL. Losses happen overnight…
- NO ONE & NOTHING is predictable…
[naresh goyal’s moment of reckoning]
I would like to have met Socrates just to learn “THE ART OF WHY”
If you’ve been hardened by habits,
Meditation can soften you down.
If you’ve been abused by the world,
Prayer can mend your heart.
If you’ve just given up trying,
Breath can make you try again.
Mediate - Pray - Breathe.
That’s all that it takes.
july 13, 2014
Something incredible has begun to happen now… Every conference I attend…big, small or medium, someone comes to me during the break and says “I’m a Rodinhood”…
- Who is a Guru?
A guru is someone you see yourself becoming.
- Who can be a Guru?
Anyone who has the knowledge to improve & the discipline to act upon it
- When do you find a Guru?
The Guru finds you, when you are ready.
- Why a Guru?
Because you need someone to tell you how good you can become!
- What does a Guru do?
Makes you feel natural, at peace and inspired to improve yourself
- Who is not a Guru?
Someone who makes you feel intimidated; obliged; superstitious; confused; biased or over-dependent.
- What should you do for a Guru?
Be yourself. Learn, imbibe, surrender & improve.
Jai Gurudev. Om Babaji Om.
july 12, 2014