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5 Things To Remember About Winning People Over

The toughest thing about fresh insight, new strategies and personal passion to see it through is waiting for others to catch the wave!  Here are five thins to help you stay the course as you try to champion a dream, win people over and lead changes of any kind.

■  It’s a trip, not a destination.

If we’re focused on the outcome, we’ll constantly feel the frustration instead of the win.  But, if we focus on the people over the project (or the process over the event) relationships will gradually strengthen and each little step will feel like a win on the way to our ultimate goal.  Remember, it’s less about technique than it is attitude.

■  It’s not “all or nothing.”

We can’t change everyone and everything at once.  There’s going to be several steps forward and a couple steps back along the way.  Don’t let that discourage you if it’s more of an exception rather than a rule.  It’s like a golf game.  You’re going to have some good holes and some bad ones.  When you have a bad hole, move on  to the next one.  It’s not game over.

■  Focus on a few rather than many.

Rarely, if ever, is a one-size-fits-all roll-out effective.  We are going to have to spend more time with some leaders over others.  And, what works to get buy-in from one person won’t work with the next.  It takes time to navigate through the personalities to discover what motivates and builds trust for each person.  Invest in constant and ongoing conversations with your boss all along the way.  Not to get things done, but to keep processing the wins, the struggles and the cost of standing still.  And, then pick one or two leaders to invest in to build a trust and create some key, visible wins.  It will attract others to the cause and you’ll gradually gain momentum and speed.

■  It takes time.

God isn’t just using this change to help improve others, he’s using others to help change us.  Whatever time you think it’s going to take to roll something out, multiply that by at least 3.  It’s not linear but multi-dimensional.  There is more at play than we can see.  With faith, persistence and a commitment to self-awareness the stars will start to come into alignment down the road.  It may take us about 3 years to start to see a tipping point for some initiatives we’ve led in the past-not 3 months.

■  You’re never done.

While you will build more advocates in your camp among the way, it will never be 100% consensus.  You will need to keep refining your vision casting, coaching and redirecting skills.  There will always be new team members or difficult personalities unwilling or unable to change.  What you can look forward, though is the hard part being 20% of your job instead of 80%. – St. Paul United Methodist Church “The Weekly Beacon”






CA results: Five Amdavadis among top 50

Good morning friends.  It our proud to know that five of our fellowmen was one of the top 50 in the examination done in line with accountancy.

Five Amdavadis made it to the national top 50 in the chartered accountancy final examination result announced on Sunday.

Keyur Bavisi, born in Rajkot but staying in the city for more than five years, ranked 11th. He scored 516 out of 800 and was delighted to have improved upon his past performance. He had ranked 16th in the preliminary examination and 29th in the inter at the national level.

Says Bavisi, “Tuition help to cover the syllabus but self-study is the recipe for success. (Management guru) C K Prahlad is my ideal and I want to take ICAI to global level.”

Sonam Goyal, ranked 17th (507/800) from Gandhidham, Kutch, says, “I never expected top 50 finish in my wildest dream. I was not satisfied with my performance in accounts and indirect tax paper. Self-study helped me to understand the subjects well.”

Eager to open a firm, she says, “I had tremendous support from my parents.”

Uchit Sheth, ranked 14th rank (512/800), was the only lad confident of a top 50 finish. “I treated my papers as a source of knowledge and avoided exam-oriented preparations.”

Aiming to take up taxation as a career, he says, “Tuitions guide us but self-study helps to grasp the nitty gritty of the subject.” – AhmedabadMirror


In a class by himself

Good morning friends.  After reading one of the article in reference with The Times of India.  It hits my heart.  It’s sad to hear those kind of story.  Because of poverty, everybody were helpless.  Let me share it with you.  I’m sure you too will pity on those kind of people.

Years back, a fatherless boy used to go knocking doors in his village Mitiyala in Amreli asking people to donate some wheat flour so that he and his mother could subsist themselves. Of the flour he got, he would take half and sell it to raise some money. He could do with two less rotis but could not give up saving 10 paise everyday so that his fees could be paid!

Bharat Pandit was son of a teacher who died at a young age leaving an unfulfilled dream his son should get a doctorate! Not only did Bharat get a PhD but he also became a district  education officer, currently posted in Gandhinagar.

Bharat was just three years old, but mother Manjula would keep telling him about his father’s aspirations. He wouldn’t mind going hungry but there was not a day when he would not study hard. With the mission of education blazing in his mind, Bharat completed his primary schooling while begging for flour which he delivered at home for making rotis. Many times, he would also sell the flour to buy vegetables

When he entered secondary school, he also worked as a farm labourer to earn some money for his school fees and to keep the home fire burning. “People were nice to me. They would pay but not make me work very hard,” says Bharat, who would use his free time for reading  textbooks and reference books.

Much to the pride of Manjulaben, Bharat completed his BA, MA, BEd and even his PhD. His first job was as a teacher in Amreli and later grew in his profession to become a DEO. He was also posted in Ahmedabad.

“Education has helped me overcome poverty. Had it not been for education, I would be still living in my village working as a labourer,” says Bharat.

Bharat’s big moment in life was when he paid a loan of Rs 400 which his father had taken in 1965. “It was a big amount then. I remember, many of our relatives would send of Re 1, Re 5 to pay as interest and keep our head afloat. My job helped me repay that loan. When I completely paid it off, I silently saluted my mother for constantly supporting me in my mission to educate myself,” says Bharat

According to Manjulaben, children of this generation should also take studies seriously. “Education is a tool that can change the thinking of a society and help alleviate social status of poor,” says Manjulaben.

Dare to dream big

Good Morning friends, Thursday, September 04, 2008. Today is Thursday, so day starts with prayer at dadaji’s house. At AMA, y’day it was time of Swami Atmaanda of Vedanta Mission. HE said we need to dare to dream Big. Following is complete news.


The important thing in one’s life is to set a goal for oneself and strive hard to achieve it, said founder of Vedanta Mission, Indore, Swami Atmananda.

Speaking at the lecture series being held at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) on ‘Inspirations for purposeful living symbolized by Lord Ganesha’ , Swamiji said, “To set a goal, we need to dream and dare to dream big. One then prepares himself to take on challenges and responsibilities to discover one’s real potential. Your limits to achieve the set goal are decided by you. One makes one’s own destiny. And, this is the crux of life.” 

The problems will be there. The amount of patience to tackle the problems reflects the real limits of persons facing problems, he added.

For goal seekers, there is no better role model than Lord Ganesha. Rather than focusing on issues like his big ears or big belly, the right thing to is to accept that Lord Ganesha represents a holistic view and embodiment of all the best values . Lord Ganesha is unique.

“To achieve a goal, belief is necessary. The foremost thing is what the goal in your mind is. A great goal can make a great person. If one is unable to think of a goal, no actions, not even a miracle can help one to become great. Two important attitudes are also necessary to attain the set goal. One is “attention” and the other is “attentiveness.” A focused attention helps to increase the “concentration power,” which makes it easy to reach the goal. But to concentrate, one must practice it.”

“We must focus on ‘ dhyaan ‘ to build power concentration. The power of concentration is already there, but we have to polish it and use it with efficacy. A particular point has to be chosen and attention has to be focused on that. This is a ‘sadhana’ , which has to be practised with ‘shradda’ ,” Swamiji said.

The Swamiji, who has done considerable work on “stress management” and methods to combat it, had a simple advice for all those under stress. “To overcome stress, de clutch from problems” , he added.

He said it’s a mistaken belief that stress cannot be eliminated. “It is an important part of life. The men of medicine advise people to fight stress or flee from it. But there is a better way and that is to start each day as a fresh day. Leave the problems of the past behind. Do not get into the anxieties of future.”

God has created wonderful things for the mankind to ponder, appreciate and experience . The best way to handle stress is to focus on these and move ahead rather than invite stressful conditions and become victims of psychosomatic ailments, Swamiji added.


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