Monday, June 28, 2010

I am Retired..!!! You have a doubt ?

I learned from an Insurance advisor that one can be termed as retired in 2 ways in life. One when he has reached  an age bar and decides to have zero dealings with any sort of work and two when he decides to be stress free or to put it in better words, to do things that he wishes to do. Just about a few years ago when i decided to start by my own i realised i had a whole list of things to achieve. Hence to begin smart i took some books that explained to me what it takes to start by your own. One example i came across was of an IIM pass out (i forgot his name by now) who mentioned that he started a Catering business after passing out from an IIM. Imagine what a foolish right. All his friends including him got an offer worth of more than 30 lacs and its not a bad amount to begin your career with. He decided to not opt for this and go help his mother in her catering business grow up. He infact made a loss of about 10 Lacs in the first year and  by now the people around him had all stories to make about him and his foolishness. People pounce on when they see your failure but no one knew what he was doing then. 2nd year end of the year he had a profit worth 76 lacs in his books and a monthly turn over of 32 lacs (what was suppose to be his yearly package) and promised to make it 4 times from the 3rd year onwards. A valuation worth more 2 Crs in 2 yrs made him certainly a man to look upon to. After this story i realised one thing. That life is about being RETIRED. Take up what you feel is the best thing you like doing in LIFE and Live it. Vishal, CEO of India Games, loved playing games. Did he leave it..??? no. He made the world play games instead. Started a company at the age of 26. Was left with 2lacs in the end of some quarter of the year which was the last amount left the last round of investment the VC did for his company. What did he do. He bet on his confidence, dreamed bigger and converted it into 3 Crs which were sufficient enough for the next 3 years at least. Today almost all of us know about India Games. Salute to you Mr Vishal. So its simple. I decided i want to be retired and let stress be a bypass for this JANAM. Thats how i started terming my OCCUPATION to the world as - Promotions of Retirement Plans. By now i am sure you know the other meaning of Retirement.
I have challenges on my way as retirement is not an easy phase of life. You have no great support but yet you have to live through your time and show the world your independent success.
Well here i am. Making it clear to the world about my RAC ticket for SUCCESS which is about to become CONFIRMED and my name too would be out of the waiting list just the guys i mentioned above.
I heard into my passion. I followed what i want to do. The list is long. But this is a good start to my belief. What is it with 'YOU' ?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

An inspiration to be LINCOLN

Every day i get up. I look at myself and my business. Look into the strengths and its weaknesses. Look into the payables and receivables. I realise that books show a great achievement but cash positions dont. The fight is to meet the requirement of those relying on you for their daily bread, the fight is to stand your creativity under this state, the fight is to keep your cool to make new business, the fight is to yet plan another HIGH, the fight has a whole list to mention but to top it all is the innate desire to stand through this deadly test of time and destiny and come out as a winner after losing million of times, after hearing praises and abuses, after falling and getting back, after recruiting and suspending, after almost living a decade within a few days, after spending sleepless nights yet dreaming all along, its only after all this that the a man passes the real test to be what they call it as ENTREPRENEUR. Its only when a MAN conquers fear over every other loss, Success over every other failure and a Life over every day death.
This is an inspiration i have got from the real story of ABRAHAM LINCOLN who made a huge loss at 22, lost his wife at 28, met a nervous breakdown at 36, miraculously lived through a major accident at 44, lost from being the Vice president of US @ 48 and became the LIVED history.
Wish you a Courageous Life. Pursue your passion because you have taken birth to MAKE A MARK on this world and YOU WILL.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Art Vs Design

Design can have various elucidations or interpretations; however this concept can be broadly elaborated in following two ways. The purpose of design defines the context in which it can be applied.  If the reason behind instigating a particular design is commercial then design can be defined as graphical output of amalgamation of aesthetics principles and precise communication for the reason that involves selling, marketing or advertising of goods, services or even individuals. In this form of design communication gets importance over design, because the purpose is clearly defined. In other words it is ‘designed' for everyone and anyone to understand the implicit art in the explicit way. On the other hand if the same design is created in the wake of personal leisure then, unlike commercial design, design gets to play important role over the other. In the sense, here the floor is kept open to let the interpreter form his /her own judgments over the work.  It actually ceases to be a design; it metamorphoses into a piece of art. The concept of Art & Design further gets clearly defined when one juxtaposes them with the two of the most renowned disciplines in the field of art - Fine Art & Commercial Art.  However, there is a very thin line of disparity between the two, as commerce has equally become important in case of Fine Arts. Also to stand out from the rest, advertisers jump onto ‘art' bandwagon. May be they have started taking these words very seriously, ‘Everything is designed but few things are designed well.'
by out of the box