As a small-business person, you must immerse yourself 100 percent in everything and learn about the ins and outs of every single department. . . . And as the business gets bigger, you will have to decide if you’re a manager or an entrepreneur. If you’re a manager, you can stay with that business and help it grow. If you’re an entrepreneur, you need to find a manager. Then you should move on, enjoy yourself and then set up your next enterprise.
— Richard Branson
“If other people are putting 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
— Elon Musk
CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.
A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband. When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.
1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?
The husband just said “I am with you Darling”
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.. No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.
If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Take off all your envies, jealousies, ruthlessness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.
Moral of the story:
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out something called L.I.F.E
This Sunday morning,I decided to give a visit to Shrungagiri Sri Shanmukha Temple,famous Murugan temple in Bangalore.I have been thinking to visit this temple for a week or two,but this weekend it finally happened.The temple is located in Rajarajeswari Nagar,Bangalore.which is around 13.kilometers from my place.I started at 7 in morning and reached there by 7.30 AM.
The Temple is located on a hilltop like all other Murugan temple found in south India.When i reached there temple was almost empty except a family and a young guy.I started off from Vinayaga temple down the and then started climbing towards the main temple.Main temple is hexagonal shaped resembling a star.Inside the temple we have main shrine of Murugan and around the walls we see a lot of Vinayaga idols collected by Dr.Arunchalam,there is a lot of them.On top of the walls we can see some paintings of some famous Murugan temples in South India.I spend some time looking at those idols and paintings.After my prayers when was about to return abhishekam started so i stayed back for that and then i started descending down.Finally i visited the ‘Amman’ temple which is build adjacent to the temple.It was not open at that time,i checked and found that it opens only after 10:00 am.So i started back to my room at 9:30 AM and on the way clicked some nice pictures of clay mold figurines.