Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fuel Saving Tips

By Author Unknown

Fuel saving tips 
Air pressure 
Keeping the tires pressure on recommended level is a key to improve the mileage and have a smooth ride. It’s also helps in saving fuel and thereby saving your expenses. 
Oil measure 
Checking your oil in the car is very important as without oil you engine will dry away. A regular check of engine oil is recommended and if the oil is leaking it should be repaired at earliest. 
Avoid excessive idling 
Switch off your vehicle if you need to stop for over three minutes. Remember 3mins of idling = 1 Km lost. 
Try to refuel in the mornings, as specific gravity of the fuel is high in the morning. 
Shifting Gears 
Ensure that you use proper gear while driving in the city and on highway as it will reduce the pressure and ensure higher mileage. 
Avoid clutch riding 
It is recommended to avoid resting of foot on clutch while driving as it reduces its life and affects the mileage of your vehicle. 
Servicing you car 
Get your vehicle serviced at regular intervals for smooth riding and proper maintenance.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Potential within you…

By Vinod Bidwaik
The creator gathered together all of creation and potential and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that... they create their own reality.”

The eagle said, “Give it to me I will take it to the moon”

The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”

The salmon said, “I will take it to the bottom of the ocean.”

“No they will go there too.”

The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the great plains.”

The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the earth and find it even there.”

Then the Grandmother mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, “Put it inside them.”

And the Creator said, “It is done.”

The whole creativity, innovation and potential are within human being and still we do not recognize the same. Why some people are very successful. One marketing director of training company visited me last week. She was referring her owner who is also a transformational and motivational speaker. He is only 12th, but he transformed himself that he is one of the great speakers. There are so many people around us and sometimes we wonder how and why they are successful and great.

In another example, one of the friends was not confident to take higher role and the reason was fear to fail. He is still struggling to get good opportunities.

First things first we should believe on ourselves. Why the people are successful? They are successful because their strong and fundamental belief on themselves.

We should ask certain questions ourselves time to time. Just challenge your assumption on following:

Are we aware about our potential?  Most of the people are unaware about their potential and what they have. Get some time out from your busy schedule and get the feedback from your colleagues, friends and family members. Use the methodology of appreciative enquiry. Identify your achievement and just look back what behaviours have you exhibited to achieve these achievements. Make a list of these strength and behaviours and work out your plan to develop further.

Are we confident about ourselves?  Fear drives you away from the success. Some people have the fear of failure but there are people who have fear to the success; fear of being successful. You should not be worry about the fear. Fear is the natural phenomenon. But the question is how you overcome the fear. We should be confident about ourselves to overcome the fear. When I go on the stage for the presentation, my palms still get wet, but within a second I overcome the fear.
If you answer these two fundamental questions, it will easy to prepare for taking a take off towards successful life.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Google’s HQ, Googleplex


Look at the human excellence……. I think every one  would like to join Google Corporation as an employee.

Google’s HQ, otherwise known as Googleplex, is situated in Mountain view, California in Silicon Valley.

Throughout the corridors between the six buildings, there are all sorts of Google memorabilia on display. They even employ guides who specialize in explaining Google’s history to people. There are lava lamps everywhere, as well as free coke and candy all over the place. They’ve also got huge multicolored exercise balls everywhere.

What an ambience!!!!!!!

around: A slide allows quick access from different floors.... There are also poles available ... they are similar to the ones used in fire stations.

Large boards are available just about everywhere because 'ideas don't always come when seated in the office' says one of Googles managers.

The casual atmosphere in Google HQ can be demonstrated by the fact that staff can bring their pets to work, and the pets are allowed to wander around the office.

Heaps of people have pets at Google HQ.

Work Station: Each employee has at least two large screens. There are 4-6 'Zooglers' per office.

Managers Cabins……..


We already knew that working for Google had certain advantages, but, believe me, this giant of the search motor takes the welfare of its employees seriously.. As shown by this decompression (stress) capsule that is impermeable to sound and light...

You can use your own mode of transport in the office!!!!

Swimming is the best way to relax in office

So is the Gym!!!

There’s a rule within Google: that there must be food within 100 feet of every employee.

This looks more like a toyshop than a workspace!

has it, a dude who had just joined Google had not been able to find a flat, so he lived at Google HQ for a month. He lived a lot better than Tom Hanks in The Terminal. Meals are provided, couches everywhere, there are showers in the bathrooms, a gym and a swimming pool. Better than the facilities at home! The dude didn’t leave Google HQ for a month straight. By the way he stayed in an igloo….

It’s all fun and games!

Support: Problem with your computer? No problem ... Bring it to this area where drinks are available while it is being fixed ...

Health: Professional masseurs (eusses) available.

Don’t say Google treats their employees like kids... real kids play Lego on the floor, not on tables!

Whiteboards at Google HQ are filled with all sorts of great (or not) ideas in all sorts of different languages.

REST ... This room provides massage chairs that you control ... while you view relaxing aquariums .... !!!

Entertainment room…………

Ambiance .... There are many books in this library ... even some about programming !!

There’s free food all over the place, it almost look like a supermarket.

Hmmmmmmmm chocolate!

There’s also a free laundry room for use for the staff.

The beauty of it all…..It’s Eco Friendly!!!!!!! All this runs on Solar Energy

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chase the dream...

By Vinod Bidwaik

“Chase the dream, they will realized.” This is the reaction of master blaster Sachin Tendular after he scored his 100th century against Bangladesh. Sachin Tendular is a very positive person; I have never heard him speaking anything negative. There are lots of people in the world who dream and they succeed. There are also lots of people who also dream and never succeed. The irony is they see the dream and they don’t believe on their own dream.

Everybody has dreams regarding work, relationships, health and personal development. The million dollar question is what takes them to realize their dream. The problem is that they don’t chase their dream. They see the dream and they forget the dream. And they sigh “Kash….(perhaps…)”

Sachin Tendular saw the dream; he chased it till he realized it. Do we chase our dream? Do we consider, what takes to chase the dream? What are the secrets? The person who is strong against all the odds makes the difference. When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them. It is not only dreaming, but doing something to chase the dream. Expanding outside the boundaries is critical, but needed to be successful. Sachin was never the part of boundaries. His balls were out of the boundaries.  

How dream Works
Prominent psychologists stated in most of their research that the majority of our behavior comes about unconsciously and automatically. An estimate of the proportions: 5 percent conscious, planned behavior opposite 95 percent unconscious, automatic behavior. This does not only count for “simple” automatic behavior but also for complex, intelligent proceedings.

We read automatically, we respond to e-mails and phone calls automatically, we think automatically and we even learn new automatisms automatically. You have no idea whether you stopped for red lights, gave right of way or overtook other cars. Everything happened automatically. If we conditioned our dreams in right way, they work automatically. The part of the brain does not recognize the difference between reality and dream and it assumes that dream is a reality. The mind acts accordingly.  

Every action of Sachin Tendular was automatics. You just see his actions on playing ground. Many times, he went back in pavilion, with poor score. It was the natural phenomenon and any common person would have been done the same thing. He never carried the status of his image and he was always automatic and natural.

And it worked most of the time, during critical matches and when he scored 100th century.

We “condition” ourselves, as it were, to be successful. A bear in the road is no longer a disaster; it becomes a trigger to automatically produce the solutions we came up with ahead of time.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What Is the Secret to Motivating People in Tough Times?

Q: Like many organizations, we're forced to try and do more with less.How do  we  still innovate  and keep people motivated/inspired to keep giving their all?
- Strapped for Resources, supervisor, manufacturing, Flint, Michigan
A: Let's boil your problem down into simple bites.Many leaders see motivation as a game of punishment and rewards. Forget the threats. Forget the cash. (Heck, there's no cash, anyway.) To engage your people, you need to find out what it is that moves them - a search that costs you nothing. In a whipsaw economy, that's the only way to get (as Thomas Edison put it) the "10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration" that make up innovation.
The best leaders find and channel what it is their employees, by nature, already want to do. If as a leader you can tap this internal motivation, you will have reached the source of engagement and innovation.
And here's the source. It is human nature to want to grow our abilities, connect with co-workers and control our work lives. People share three basic psychological needs, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, culture or life experience, shows the psychological theory of self-determination. Everyone has a need for competence, relatedness and autonomy.
Satisfying - or frustrating - those needs have a profound effect on employee health, well-being and performance.
As a leader, it is not your job to satisfy these needs in others. That is up to the individuals. However, you can create conditions that help people strive to satisfy these needs. The result is internal motivation, which supports active engagement, innovation and results when directed toward business goals.
How do you create conditions that encourage this innovation-generating internal motivation? It starts by focusing on building a motivational workplace. Such a workplace:
a) Adopts the employee's perspective.
b) Communicates in an informational way, avoiding judgment and controlling language.
c) Generates opportunities for employee choice.
With that foundation, you can further support innovation with four key practices:
a) Make innovation a strategic priority.
b) Demonstrate your own commitment to innovation.
c) Align systems and processes to support innovation.
d) Encourage cross-functional collaboration.
You can't threaten or "incentivize" your way to innovation. Only when you touch the heart - simply defined in the workplace as supporting employees' three basic psychological needs - can you reliably support innovation, especially when times are tough.
[SOURCE: Craig Perrin, AchieveGlobal, Tampa, Florida]

Monday, March 19, 2012

Professional Relationships

By Author Unknown

In an office, three men were working in the same cadre.

Amidst them, one man was always glued to his working table and was showing good progress in his work chart. But seldom he had met his boss! All his communications were through inter office notes! Even when he had chances to meet his boss on special occasions, he avoided meeting his boss directly.

Another gentleman was a man who had the practice of meeting his boss daily, greeting him and giving him the updates then and there. Daily after the day’s work, he bid farewell to his boss and then he went home.

The third gentleman was a person, who worked nicely and when needed would meet his boss and would get the clarifications then and there. On special occasions he greeted the boss and when necessary he offered himself to drop the boss at home.

The show went on like this for some time! But all of a sudden the boss was transferred and before he left, he was asked to recommend a person for his position.

He recommended the third gentleman’s name!

When the matter was leaked, the first man was fretting and fuming! And the second man was confident, that again his boss would reconsider his option and would recommend his name. But both did not happen!

To get the clarification, both of them met their boss. The boss did not recognize the first man at all! He confirmed from him, whether he was working in his company! With the second gentleman, he was talking about all other things except the promotion matter!

The moral of the story: All Professional relationships are like film negatives. Avoid under exposure and over exposure!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quarrel of the Colors

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. 

The most useful. The favorite. Green said: "Clearly, I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for the grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority." 

Blue interrupted: "You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing." 

Yellow chuckled: "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun." 

started next to blow her trumpet: "I am the color of health and strength.I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you." 

could not stand it any longer, he shouted out: "I am the ruler of all you.I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into blood. Without me, the earth
would be as empty as the moon. I am the Color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy." 

rose up to his full height: He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey." 

Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and
reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace." 

so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling become louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightning, thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort. 

In the midst of the clamor, Rain began to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me." 

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands. The Rain continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in
peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow." 

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Eagle and Cloud

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome 

Success isn't a matter of being the best & winning the race.  Success is a matter of handling the worst & still finishing the race.

All birds find shelter during a rain but  Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds problems are common, but attitude makes the difference.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in  Kabul, Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict.

She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.
She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?

The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land mines."  

Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak or where you go): 


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happiness at Work

By Srikumar Rao 

What can be the reason the nurse is passionate about and taking so much of efforts? And so is what can be the reason of the physician not passionate about his work?

Why is it that one person is not able to bring passion and meaning in his/her work ( from inside him/herself) while other is able to do that?

Question: I agree with you that one should find meaning in ones work, but that is impossible for me. I don't save lives like a doctor, I don't build bridges like an engineer, I don't discover laws of nature like a scientist. I just do meaningless accounting for a big company. What should I do?

Srikumar Rao: I said earlier that passion does not exist in the job, it exists in you. The same principle holds here. Meaning does not exist in the job, it exists in what YOU bring to it! I met a physician at a party recently and he was railing at how little compensation he received from a government programme he participated in. He was livid as he described how much work was involved and how he "deserved" to be paid much more. And, mind you, he was quite well off - certainly in the top 5% of all income earners. It was not apparent that he derived much meaning from his work.

At that same party I met a nurse whose compensation was a fraction of the physician's. But her face was aglow as she told me how one of "her" patients had sent her a basket of home-made snacks after being discharged from the hospital. She felt personally responsible for each of the patients she had assigned to her and found all kinds of ingenious ways to help them. And the patients reciprocated and her life was full.
It has profound meaning and when you truly understand it, you will find deep purpose in life as well. 

"Caring about our work, liking it, even loving it, seems strange when we see work only as a way to make a living. But when we see work as a way to deepen and enrich all of our experience, each one of us can find this caring within our hearts, and awaken it in those around us, using every aspect of our work to learn and grow...Every kind of work can be a pleasure.

Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring, our effectiveness, our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer."