How to beat competition every time.

Your ambition has to be greater than the sum of all your fears, inhibitions and doubts put together. You won’t always believe in yourself, but make sure that those moments are far outnumbered by the ones that you feel invincible, almost unstoppable- even when it feels unreal, especially when it feels unreal. Winner’s minds go further than most people’s realms of imagination.

My loyalty is to excellence.

I’m committed to becoming the best that I can be. My vision is of reaching my higher potential, forever evolving for the better. As I meet people I judge them on the basis of their ambition- not their bank balance, and definitely not their appearance. If you’re hungry to go after what you want, if you’re committed to your vision, and if you’re striving – I’m going to hold your hand, and support you till the very end.
I really believe in energy. Everybody we see or meet is bouncing off energies from the walls- what we gotta do is try and catch how they make us feel about ourselves. There are certain people who will leave you feeling drained and tired- the smartest thing is to stay clear of them, for their energy doesn’t resonate with yours. For people who leave you feeling happy, feeling like you’ve got to become a better person- spend as much time as you can with them. But know the difference between people who are trying to compete with you and the ones who wish to see you do well.
As much it’s important to have meaningful relationships, the most meaningful relationship that you’ll ever have, is with your own self. You gotta protect your vision, safeguard yourself from toxicity and negativity that some people will try and add to your life. The whole goal should be to be loyal to your inner being and not get distracted by what happens externally. For one thing will always remain true- nobody expect your own self is going to want the better, the best for you. You’re on your own journey and while people may love you unconditionally, you gotta respect your own self enough to be loyal, committed and focused.
What inspired me to write this post is the feeling that it is easy to get distracted by what people around us, especially our competitors are doing. If you keep looking in the rear-view mirror, you lose out on the opportunity to get further. Keep creating the best content that you can, do the best you can, so that you can feel content because of your efforts, and are constantly fueled by your own motivation rather than somebody else’s performance. Let the others play catch-up, while you show them what potential and capability can do. You have a reality that is your own, and have a life that you can tribute to through your wholesome contribution, keep striving and be loyal to your personal excellence!

Leadership 101

“The only way to sustain energies, individual or collective, is to turn our gaze up toward the far horizon of hope.”

A leader must empower his team. He cannot do the work for them, they must do it for themselves. I work with the Managing Directors of a conglomerate and I see different styles of leadership. I see how experience makes them act under pressure, while making decisions and during their everyday routine. You see, they have this thing about them: they are strong, bold and fearless; or at least they seem to be, everyday.

The boss’ mood sets everything in motion at the office. They walk in energetic, ready to take on challenges and get through the day. I could not have seen it any better; but their mood affects the morale of everyone around. They do have their moments of exhaustion, like every human, but they mask all of that, and just do what they do best, lead. The two people I work for, have the power to control the lives of many people and their families, and it is unbelievable how strengthening/ toughening it is just to be around them. Sure, they aren’t always right, but they accept their mistakes, apologise, encourage discussion and conversation and even if with trial and error, mostly get it right.

It is in the leader’s job description to strive for the goal and keep the team motivated to do the same. For no political, social or moral advancement and achievement is without formidable obstacles.

“Groups have an emotional temperature. As individuals they can be happy or sad, agitated or calm, fearful or confident. But when they come together as a group, a process of attunement – “emotional contagion” – takes place, and they begin to share the same feeling. Scientists have shown experimentally how, within fifteen minutes of starting a conversation, two people begin to converge in the physiological markers of mood, such as pulse rate. “When three strangers sit facing each other in silence for a minute or two, the one who is most emotionally expressive transmits his or her mood to the other two – without speaking a single word.”

 I aspire to be a good leader, they make me want to. I see them negotiating, signing deals, enabling people’s career, controlling assets and making a difference in thousands of lives; that is glamour for me, that is power for me.

My pursuit of excellence has only begun, but as I’m learning more, I’m experiencing more- let’s hope I’m able to make ‘the difference’ I wish to make.

Credits to Rabbi Sacks.