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Handling COVID-19: Learnings from around the world and what to expect

While most developed countries are reeling under the attack of the coronavirus, there are some smaller or less developed countries that have been successful in containing the pandemic to an extent. Whether this is enough or whether more can be done, is a debatable matter. What we need to understand is that there are several lessons we can learn from them to know how they have bounced back from the crisis. From what we hear, venture capital activity has been resurgent at a time when the world is struggling to stay on its feet. This means that business is optimistic…

Multi-sided platforms: The New Promising Business Model

While virtually every kind of business, barring essentials and a few other industries, are showing a significant downtrend in earnings, there is one business model that seems to be going from strength to strength. This is the multi-sided platform business, and it could be your way out of the economic slowdown that is looming ahead of us. Most importantly, with household incomes expected to come down, they will be looking for bargains, which will help them conserve valuable cash. Hence platform businesses that offer them well-priced products will be much in demand. Uber Eats is an example of a company…

COVID-19: Real Estate Dynamics Has Changed Forever

Two’s a company, but three is a crowd. That’s going to pop into our minds every time we step into the crowded elevator of our building or a crowded office conference room. Things will never be the same again. The COVID-19 pandemic will be deeply ingrained in our minds for a long time to come. Social distancing will be top of mind for everyone. Naturally, people will get choosier about where they live and where they work. Since lockdowns will be prevalent until the pandemic ceases to take its toll, home is where you will be for a longer time.…

COVID-19: Marketing Insights

Today, consumers’ demands have changed drastically due to the pandemic and the resulting lockdown. While fear is the underlying emotion in most minds, there are specific insights that marketers and brands will need to keep in mind when they target their clients from now onwards. If you look at entertainment and buying choices, people are living more in the past and the future rather than the present. Obviously, the situation being what it is, the present looks bleak, but the future is still hopeful. If you look at entertainment demand, consumers are more into nostalgia. They would instead think about…

COVID-19: How to Effectively Communicate with Clients with Empathy

Most corporates are busy blasting emails to customers about the latest updates on the coronavirus front, or how to wash their hands, or how to wear masks. The customer’s email boxes are overflowing with such advice. This is a phase when one needs to be more sensitive and show empathy not only towards the client but also towards others such as retailers, suppliers, investors, etc. When your email is full of every company telling you what to do, this leaves a bad taste about such brands. All of these people are going through tough times, and they will appreciate it…

COVID-19: HNIs, Startups, and Businesses to The Rescue

It is heartening to see a world united in its fight against COVID-19. While countries are collaborating and learning from each other, startups and established businesses are also coming forward with innovative and effective ways to fight the pandemic. Tycoons and industrialists are putting their best foot forward too. India has released medicine to the US and is also considering helping its neighbors with the same, while China and other countries are supplying respirators, masks, gloves, etc., and a host of other materials needed in this fight. Here are just a few names that come to mind. The list is…

COVID-19: Make The Best Use of Time

All of us have a few hours of extra time on our hands following the lockdowns or the new work from home rules. That’s because we don’t have to do a lot of things we used to do earlier – getting ready for work, traveling, getting stuck in traffic jams, etc. It’s nice to have a breather and spend more time with the family. But in addition to doing that, let’s try to do a lot more. Don’t waste this precious time that has been added to our lives all of a sudden. Every minute we have is an opportunity,…

COVID-19: Community Building During a Crisis

A stitch in time saves nine. And thousands of volunteers are representing this ‘stitch’ in India by going out of their way to help the poor and those putting themselves on the frontline of this battle against the virus. Obviously, they are not only saving lives but also contributing to a growing community, which is setting an example for the rest of the world. In times like these, such communities play a significant role in instilling hope and belief in humanity. It could be your local neighborhood or a countrywide community – all of them contribute equally to this great…

COVID-19: Ideas for Immediate Implementation

A woeful shortage of hospitals and health workers need not paralyze us into inactivity. In a country like India, there is no shortage of resources if one is willing to look for them. We are a country known for its jugaad, so why not live up to our reputation? Let’s put our heads together and come up with some innovative ideas to solve this crisis. Here are a few that we can start with. Use the services of retired doctors and medical students Ask all retired doctors to come back to service and begin practice. Lift all restrictions that do…

COVID-19: Is Home-Hospitalization the Solution?

With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, there is an urgent need for more hospital beds across the world. Hospitals are falling ruefully short of funds and space at the same time, not to mention the shortage of health workers. Although India has made a valiant effort by converting schools, colleges, and even trains into hospitals, there is yet another idea that can help on this front. Treat the patient at home We can encourage the treatment of the patient at home whenever the patient’s house is big enough to accommodate a separate room that can be cordoned…

COVID-19: How it will improve the world’s viewpoint

While COVID-19 has scared and scarred us at the same time, the good news is that we can now see a brighter future for humanity. This will give an immediate impetus to the environmental improvement initiatives, not only in India but all across the world. Let’s take a look at what positive measures we can expect soon. Ready for future pandemics The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for the world to have facilities and infrastructure in place to better tackle such situations in the future. It is not acceptable that we will probably have to wait 18 months for…

COVID-19: 10 Lessons from Kerala to The World

Friends, India is undoubtedly an inspiration to the world during this crisis. There are so many examples of how a nation of more than 1.3 billion is coming up with an innovative and thoughtful way of handling the situation. One state stands out in this situation. The way Kerala is managing to contain the pandemic is inspiring every other state and even other countries. Here are a few ideas that others can pick up from the state. Walk-in sample kiosks Healthcare workers are most at risk as they are at the forefront of this fight against the virus. We keep…

COVID-19: How to Successfully Manage Personal Finances

These are times when we need to be extra careful about how we handle our finances. On the one hand, some companies have started laying off employees because of the drastic fall in business during the last couple of months. So we need to be prepared for the worst. The good news is that we can all start managing our finances better, and that should see us safely through this crisis. Here are some tips on how to manage your money and keep your debts under control, at least until the economy is set to revive. Never panic Don’t do…

COVID-19: 7 Tips to Work from Home Successfully

Working from home isn’t easy. You must have realized that by now. There are a hundred distractions that all seem to need to be catered to immediately. So if you haven’t been able to concentrate on your job, you need to pull up your socks. Remember, you are earning a salary for working from home, so you need to get a little organized. Here are some tips to help you do exactly that. Pretend you are on your way to the office every day First of all, you need to get into a routine where you feel you are getting…

COVID-19: How to Care for Your Mental Health

Stress can take its toll not only on our physique but also on our minds during crises like these. It is not only essential to take care of our physical bodies by washing our hands often and using disinfectants, gloves, and masks, but also equally important to monitor all mental health as well as that of our loved ones during such times. Chaotic minds cannot function properly, and we need to ensure that we take special care of our minds. We take a look at a few ways we can reduce the stress levels and keep our mind healthy and…

COVID-19: How Is India Helping The Needy?

While in some countries, different states are showing various reactions to the pandemic, almost every state in India is taking the situation seriously. State governments all over the country are helping the poor and needy, especially daily wage earners who are the worst hit during the lockdown. We take a look at how each of them is dipping deep into its pockets to come up with the finance and resources to tackle the situation. They are certainly making India proud. Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh are providing financial assistance to compensate those in need,…

COVID-19: 5 Tips for Parents on Homeschooling

No thanks to the pandemic, most of us are handling the household chores, teaching our children, and managing our office work from home. There is no need to tell you that it is virtually impossible to teach your children in addition to managing your other responsibilities. If you’re pulling out your hair already, here’s some respite. Don’t bother to be a perfectionist. It’s okay if you are doing a passable job. And if you’re still trying to figure out how to juggle so much at the same time, here are some tips you need to keep in mind when you…

COVID-19: Will it Change Our Beliefs and Way of Thinking?

We have spoken a lot about how the current crisis will change business in many ways. What we also need to realize is that it will change us personally in a big way too. The way we behave and the way we think will be poles apart to what we used to do earlier. We need to be prepared for such changes and adapt quickly to the new way of working in society. A new look at patriotism Earlier, we had heard of cases where people stood up in public places and clapped when people from our armed forces passed…

COVID-19: 6 Working Capital Management Tips

The most crucial factor in running a business right now is working capital. With sales slowing down and stocks piling up, it is imperative to make sure that you have enough working capital to tide through this crisis, and that sales are steady.  If you think you need to sustain on the current working capital for another 12 months, do whatever it takes to ensure that you do not run out of funds during the next 12 months. Let me discuss some tips to ensure that you stretch out your cash resources as long as possible. My first point is…

5 Best Ways to Plan in a COVID-19 like Situation

We all know how to plan, and usually, we already have quarterly or half-yearly plans in place, but in these times, it is necessary to tweak our projects and to rethink our strategies. Because a lot of things have changed in the last month, a month ago, you could not even imagine the entire population of India sitting at home, but today this is a reality. We could not imagine a lock-down of this scale and period. We need to now get used to something like this until there is a vaccine in place for the pandemic. There are already…

COVID-19: The Best Ways to Cut Costs

Conducting any business gets costly over some time. This is because we tend to build up some costs which we think are necessary. The reality could be that we can achieve the same output at half the price. Then we bring in management gurus to tell us the same thing and pay them lots of money to do so when all we had to do was to take a fine-tooth comb and go through all our expenses and decide for ourselves what is necessary and what is not. So today, let’s look at what we can do to bring our…

COVID-19: Opportunity for New Businesses?

It’s no secret that a lot of changes have happened in our behavior over the last few weeks following the worldwide lockdown. We have stopped traveling, so there’s a massive drop in demand for transportation, and consequently, there has been a lower demand for diesel and petrol and a lower need for a host of other products. There are suddenly no maids to do household chores and no delivery boys to deliver essentials or fresh food. There have been significant changes in all fields, including industry, education, entertainment, sports, and wellness. And these changes are here to stay. All these…

COVID 19 – Boom in the Real Estate Industry Soon ??

Friends, the real estate industry is a pillar of the economy. It is one of the top three sectors which employs the highest number of people in the country, after the manufacturing and agriculture industries. With the pandemic, there are doing to be a host of changes in this sector. While the immediate impact may be a slowdown in construction, there are a lot of opportunities that will come up in the coming days. A lot of people will consider moving to smaller spaces to save costs, and this will mean a restructuring of office space to ensure maximum space…

COVID 19: How to Adapt and Prosper in the Current Market Scenario

Friends, the Corona Virus pandemic has changed life forever for all of us. Once the series of lockdowns is over and until there is a vaccine for the pandemic, we will have to get used to a new way of functioning. Whether it is in our personal lives or our professional careers, we will need not only to adapt but also to find ways to prosper in an unfamiliar and often restrictive environment. The good news is that it is possible to adjust and adapt, provided we accept the new way of life and concentrate on the positive side of…

COVID-19: Learnings from China and What to Expect Next

China, which is believed to be the source of the pandemic and where casualties were high during the initial phase, has been able to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic to a large extent. Whether this is enough or whether more can be done, is a debatable matter. What we need to understand is that there are several lessons we can learn from them to know how they have bounced back from the crisis. In this sense, Indian businesses can take a leaf out of China’s book. From what we hear, there has been a resurgence of venture capital…

COVID-19 Crisis: 5 Tips to Optimise Workspaces to Boost Productivity

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented occurrence that has had. It will continue to have a far-reaching impact on all our lives, whether we are homemakers or employees or business leaders. The swiftness with which the virus is spreading makes it equally important for us to be quick and efficient in adapting ourselves to the changing circumstances. Only then can we ensure that we beat the disease. Small and big businesses have felt the impact of these changes at the same time, and countries and companies are struggling even to understand how to handle the situation without suffering huge losses…

COVID-19: Immediate Action Plan for Leaders

Human beings have shown resilience to innumerable catastrophes in the past. And COVID-19 will be no different. We will adapt and adjust to changing circumstances, especially if we have the right leadership. In times of crisis, humankind looks for the right leaders who can guide the masses on the right path. Leadership is the key to survival. Hence it is critical to have the right personnel on the job and train them to handle all situations. A caring attitude In a crisis like this, employees are at a loss as to what they need to do. And most of them…

COVID-19: 11 HR Tips for Every Organisation

Human resources are the most critical part of any organization. If there are unrest and dissatisfaction among its employees, a business will not only face the issue of lower productivity but also be in danger of losing valued workers. In which case, it also risks endangering its profits and reputation. All the more so in the current situation where you depend on your employees to support you by working from home even when they are going through the fear of a pandemic. Here are 11 tips on how to keep your organization’s most essential resources in good spirits : Look…

How to Ensure an Uninterrupted Supply Chain

Friends, by now, you must all know how important it is to have a reliable and robust supply chain. Whether it is the supply of raw material, people, finances, technology, manufacturing equipment, clients, or even office and canteen supplies, any disruption in this chain can hamper the organization’s performance in varying degrees. The sudden decision of a nationwide lockdown has caught many of us unawares and taught us one thing – that we should always be prepared in the future. You may be taken by surprise once, but if you are retaken by surprise, it is your fault. Here are…

11 Ideas to Maintain Effective Customer Service

Customer service becomes crucial during a crisis. While this has various challenges, it is also a boon for brands to build loyalty during this time. An unresponsive attitude or some ambiguity where customers are frustrated about how to get your products, or service for these products, can lead to a shift in brand loyalty and a resultant loss in the client base. It is precisely during such times that you will find a sudden spurt in the number of calls to your call center or customer service numbers, and you need to be prepared for such contingencies. Here are some…

E-commerce – Take the Plunge Now

With COVID19 unleashing its terror at unheard of speed and scale, corporates and countries are racing against time to fight the pandemic, and at the same time to ensure that the economy does not suffer due to lockdowns and social distancing. Maintaining this delicate balance will be a new challenge for governments across the globe in the coming months. It does not take a genius to see that at a time when transportation and physical movement is hampered, E-commerce is the way to go. Rather than go to the local stores, which could be a hub for spreading infection, people…

COVID-19: How to manage your office space and etiquette post lockdown

Day to day operations in the office has come to a standstill, and everyone is currently working from home. However, once the lockdown is over, it will be back to your regular workplace. But a lot will have changed. Most importantly, the mindset of your employees will be completely different. Fear of infection will be their primary concern, and this is what you need to diminish from the word go.  Offices these days are crowded, especially those working in open offices with a flat hierarchy. The main point of concern will be to manage a healthy and safe lifestyle in…

COVID-19: Businesses That Will Survive the Economic Downturn

There is a lot of speculation about the depth and severity of the economic downturn caused by the measures to combat COVID-19, namely social distancing and lockdowns. Everyone is debating about which corporates will be worst affected and which will manage to avert disaster. Let’s look at what are the danger zones and how we can avoid becoming economic victims of the pandemic. Low-debt businesses will survive Those who have minimal debts or loans on their balance sheets will be the winners. With no business happening during the lockdown phases and demand falling across the board (except for essentials), there…

COVID-19: Collaboration is the New Buzzword for Survival

We will know the actual value of the saying ‘Saathi haath badhana’ (friend, extend a helping hand)  in the coming months. No business has been left unaffected due to the fear, lockdowns, and social distancing in the last couple of months. And though all of us are in the same boat, each of us will be strong in some way – whether we have enough money reserves in hand, or whether we have a strong asset base or whether we are technically strong. At the same time, many of us will lack something or the other to beat the crisis.…

Where and How to Invest After COVID-19

With most businesses suffering due to the lockdowns and with demand expected to slow down considerably in the coming months, a lot of investors will be wondering where and how to invest in the future. What such an investor needs to accept is that he is not going to be able to play the market well. When to invest and when to get out of it is going to be very difficult to predict because the rules of the game have been changed in ways we did not foresee earlier. And these rules will continue to change soon. Balanced portfolio…

COVID-19: This is a New World Order

A new world order arose after the second world war. Just like the great depression and the world wars, COVID-19, too, has had such far-reaching effects in the minds of people and the physical world, that it is no less a disaster. What emerges from the ashes will be a new world order. Do not demonize cultures While most developed countries realize how helpless they are against such a hidden enemy, some developing countries are showing them how to handle the situation. Many are blaming China for what has happened and asking for compensation. Others are merely pointing fingers. This…

COVID-19: Positive Impacts of the Corona Virus

Disaster and calamities can be great levelers – no pun intended. If we look back at human history and the way we have progressed over the centuries, it is a known fact that such dire situations unleash whole new creativity and an even more significant spurt in progress in the next few years or decades. The Black death, revolutions across different countries, the world wars, the cold war, have all resulted in agricultural, technological, and industrial revolutions which have brought humankind to its current stage of progress. If these had not happened, we might have been far behind in terms…

COVID-19: Changes and Improvements in the Education Industry

It’s no secret that a lot of changes have happened in our lives over the last few weeks. Whether it is in business, our professional careers or even our children’s schooling and college. About 1.5 billion school students are suddenly studying from home. And this has led to several innovations in the way schools are teaching. In fact, there have been major changes in the fields of education across the board – most of them for the better. Home-schooling is now the norm. And most of these changes are here to stay. There are great opportunities for budding entrepreneurs due…

COVID-19: Nature Is Rejoicing

Our lives have been turned topsy-turvy, thanks to the pandemic. But nature is undoubtedly rejoicing. Yes, you heard that right. While we stay indoors and stop all businesses, transport, etc., the reduction in pollution is showing quite clearly. Visibility is clear for miles around, and nature is taking back what rightly belongs to her. Though this may not last long, once the lockdown is over, it is thought-provoking to see what could have been if human beings would not pollute the environment as much as we do. Let’s hope we all wisen up and give the environment the respect it…

COVID-19: Immediate effect on Global Connectivity and Tech Industry

While the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent global pandemic has disrupted all industries, the connectivity and tech industry has proved to be a boon in many ways to combat the spread of the disease. Although major tech conferences and collaborations have been negatively impacted, the need for faster and more effective ways of connecting has been accepted and will hopefully be adopted by all governments to mitigate and contain the effects of the coronavirus and to keep businesses and essential services in operation. 5G will be adopted faster The super-speed and the increased connectivity of 5G technology have…

Can Large Teams be Managed Remotely?

Most of us have been forced to make the transition from going to the office every day to suddenly working from home. And it is natural to be uncomfortable or completely at a loss to understand how to handle this change in our routine. Especially keeping in mind the changed circumstances around us, even those who were earlier working from home are finding this particular situation strange. You are suddenly handling an entire family that is going through a new challenge. Whether you are handling kids who are also adjusting to the new regime or are worried about family members…

How to Find Positive Ideals in a Negative Market

If you are tracking the news daily, you might be experiencing a shock of negativity. People will be predicting all kinds of doom and the outlook may look dull seen from the news channels’ eyes right now. But there are a lot of positive things to look forward to in bad times as well. Friends, make it a habit to look at the brighter side of things and you will automatically see only opportunities. Yes, there are threats, but don’t get bogged down by them because you can certainly beat the crisis by being positive. Here are some interesting positive…

How to Connect Effectively with your Team

Communication is one of the most difficult aspects of the lock-down scenario. While employees are working from home, it becomes very hard to pass on information from top to down and vice versa. However, it is equally true that communication between the management and employees is extremely crucial in this stage not only to achieve targets but also to make sure that employees are safe and sound in this crisis. Here are a few ideas that entrepreneurs can use to build up team spirit and show your leadership abilities in this situation. Show the team how much you care Don’t…

Tips to Retain & Grow Customers in an Economic Crisis

Friends, I think as entrepreneurs the biggest question right now is how to retain and add more customers when nobody is allowed to move out of their homes Don’t despair, there are some very interesting ways to retain and increase your customer base even in the worst of situations. Let’s take a look at some of these ideas now. Re-visit your best customers again Go through your entire customer list and check for your best customers. Call them and offer them discounts and special offers during this time and tell them that they are your best customers. If there is…

6 Tips to Boost Team Morale in Tough Times

Friends, when we are faced with a common enemy, even your rivals become your friends. So use this time to strengthen your team bonding process. If you can show them that you are a strong leader in this crisis, they will literally follow you to the ends of the earth. A stronger team will also give you better results not only during this time of crisis but also during better times in the future. Let’s look at some measures we can take to improve our teams morale in tough business conditions. Clear the uncertainty immediately During crisis situations, there is…

Is Procrastination the Biggest Sin in Business?

Friends, I would like to emphasize the need to avoid procrastination in business today. We are watching how different countries are reacting to the Corona Virus threat today. While some countries like India have taken action immediately and gone ahead with lock-downs and social distancing, other countries are suffering precisely because they were procrastinating when they should have been taking action. And this is actually a life and death situation. Similarly, in business today, it is time to make decisions. There are many reasons why delaying decisions and waiting for the lock-down to end could mean the difference between a…

INDIA to be, post COVID-19

There’s sunshine at the end of these dark times. Let me assure you that India will come out shining after this crisis With the lockdown being extended, India is taking drastic steps to ensure we don’t end up like most developed nations today. While the United States, Spain, Italy and a number of other countries are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, India is thinking out of the box and even converting railway coaches into intensive care units (ICUs). There are several factors that will see us through this crisis : Higher Immunity Levels We all know that Indians have…

How is INDIA taming the giant COVID-19?

Friends here is some good news in the midst of all that is happening today. And you will be proud to hear this. Did you know that the world is sitting up and talking about how India is handling this crisis? While superpowers and the most developed countries are fighting to handle the situation, India has shown the world how to take quick and mature decisions without hesitation. Let me discuss some measures taken by India which are being applauded worldwide: We have implemented Quick and decisive action While some developed nations were dilly-dallying and taking the crisis lightly, India…

COVID -19 LOCKDOWN, Does it Really MATTER?

Friends, these are times when one needs to look at the positive side of things. And there are so many that you will be surprised. If you look at the world data on the COVID-19 pandemic, India is far better off than superpowers and other developed countries of the world. The best thing for the Economy about this scenario is that the only way is up. And businessmen need to look for opportunities in this crisis where they can rebound quickly. Especially with the Government supporting the economy with huge investments and such ideas as Make in India, and Startup…

Mahatma Gandhi, Covid-19 and Indian Business

How we can apply Gandhi’s principles to modern corporate strategies ??   When we look at our leaders in the past, there are so many of them who inspired an entire nation to follow their philosophy. Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Maulana Abul Kamal Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Dr. Rajendra Prasad – all have something to teach us even today. In fact, businessmen can learn management lessons from them. Today, how many of us know that Mahatma Gandhi is a symbol of leadership and inspiration for the corporate community all across the…

Boom Post this Gloom in the Indian Real Estate

The Real Estate to BOOM after COVID-19 mayhem….?? Yes … …🤟.. It is quite evident that the global economy has already entered into a great recession. Superpowers like Italy, America will be worst affected. Almost all the industries-Travel and Tourism, White Goods, IT, Retail and many other industries are suffering huge challenges. Amongst all these negative news, there is a brighter side of it for India, especially the Indian Real Estate market. As the whole world seems to have lost control, India is doing far better and has managed to contain the pandemic. The question to ask is why will…

Top 5 Rules for Effective Networking

Networking may be a widely spoken and practiced concept, but it yields results only if done right. For most businesses, their success can be traced back to powerful networking channels established over a course of time. When networks are made, it fosters the exchange of ideas to maintain long-term relationships and mutual confidence. But it requires that each person understands the other and their line of work properly to be able to add value – either as a client or otherwise. Building a network is imperative. Whether you seek a job, seed capital, mentorship, vendors or even a team –…

Sales Have Many Connect Points For A Sales Person To Affect His Sales. One Of The Connect Point Is Over A Phone Call.

When you make a phone call it is very important that your voice has to be exciting and interesting, your energy level should be high and your focus on conversation needs to be hundred percent. Each element of action needs to be a strategy. A well planned activity definitely gives better results and the same is applicable before you make calls for sales. A well prepared script will always be helpful. The script needs to match the product being sold. The script needs to be well worded. Your pitch for a cold call needs to be different from your warm…

Language To Be Used For Closing A Sale.

How we present ourselves and how we make a pitch to a prospect, matters a lot to close a sale. The language we use and the words we use are most important. Every word triggers an emotion and each emotion triggered needs to take you closer to close a sale. It’s very important to do so. Homework matters a lot. One needs to study the project / product or service in depth before you start the efforts of selling. Getting a prospect is a process by itself. It’s very important to understand that every prospect is a sure shot customer.…

Life is all about connecting the dots backwards and then laying a path forward to maintain the dots to be connected always.

1. DEATH is one reality we all know and that’s the final destination we all travel to. When we wake up in the morning and decided to think that today is the last day of my life, the size, quality and speed of our decisions change. The ones, who take every day as their last day, live a bigger size of life than others. 2. Starting young and believing in you helps. It’s the belief that matters. We should avoid making judgments on the basis of the experiences of others. We can always generate a different and better result irrespective…

WHATEVER YOU DO, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING THE WORLD. IF NOT, THEN YOU ARE A SPECTATOR. AND IF YES, YOU ARE CREATING HISTORY.

1. The business / work we do, need to exhibit our values. That’s what we get recognized for. That’s what we should work for. That’s what will define us and our product / services. 2. Marketing needs to be effective enough to create a permanent space in the mind and hearts of people. That’s when they buy you. They buy your vision, your values and whatever you serve or provide. 3. In this cluttered world full of multiple options, you need to be different. To be noticed and to be remembered. Once that’s done, u have already won. 4. Always…

How To Think Is A Very Interesting Thought.

We should ensure that our past experiences should not be the only basis of making decisions. We should always remember to analyze the situation and new facts. For e.g. two meetings in the first half of the day with no results should not dampen our spirit for the 3rd meeting. Probably the 3rd meeting would give you bulk sales. People make judgments from their past experiences and which prevents them from encashing big OPPORTUNITIES. Let me share a live example. Our team was pursuing a client in Doha who had a terrible experience with his past property purchase with some…

YOU CAN WIN THE WORLD WITH YOUR NETWORK IN PLACE.

Networking in today’s world is very critical and important. It shapes your thoughts and the speed of your growth. It gives you direction and it defines the way you think. 1.Have a list of people with you. • The ones who help you and you are always looking for opportunities to help them or support them. • The ones who you help all the time. • The ones you help and who never reciprocate your help in any form. • The ones who can be helpful in the journey of your growth. • Once the above list is classified, you…

Why should we compete?? Let’s create our OWN NICHE.

A market full of competition is defined as a RED OCEAN. And when you create a niche of your own or your own market, it’s defined as a BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY. Let me share you a case study that I have observed in the mobile handset area, a product which almost every human being uses. We all began with a Motorola then moved on to a Nokia and then to a BlackBerry. Apple came and changed the game and we started knowing phones as SMARTPHONES, so smart that today they are more powerful than computers. What did each of the…

CONFIDENCE BEFORE A PERFORMANCE

Every situation has its own way of keeping you excited. We experience butterflies in our stomach before a public speech / performance, or an interview or an important decision making meeting. Proper preparedness can be helpful. And it's a mind game. Feeling breathless before a performance is very normal. We all have experienced this. During such moments, deep breathing can help you concentrate and regain your thoughts and thinking powers. This is very important. A 15 seconds breathing exercise will be very helpful and nice, your body and mind is calm, and you can make better presentation or take better…

Quantum Leaps Can Be Achieved With Quantum Leaps In Your Productivity

The differentiator of the successful person is the quality of his efforts, which are more productive than others. Like Shahrukh Khan who began with the television and then with the same amount of better efforts came to the National cinema and is today a global sensation. His productivity just kept multiplying. Every day we evolve. And we need to be aware of how much we evolve. This could be your productivity growth. And it can happen with efforts which are well thought of and well planned activities. We need to segregate our most important goals and tasks and we need…

BANKING ON LUCK CANNOT GIVE YOU SUCCESS. INNOVATION HELPS.

Some entrepreneurs get lucky in business and succeed. By DESTINY they do something and by coincidence it happens to be at the right place and at the right time with the right price and amongst the right audience and growth happens. Well that's quite a fairytale. And all wish it happens as mentioned above. But life is not so. Every entrepreneur needs to devise his way to success. Whatever product or service (let's address even a service as a product) an entrepreneur offers needs to be a solution to what the customer is looking out for. A customer who is…

Grit and Determination Are Key To Success

We all know that talent is important for developing skill and skill is an outcome of talent supported by consistent efforts. We can achieve anything if we deploy consistent efforts to skill. That's how one succeeds. Long term goals can be achieved only with constant and consistent grit and determination. Many lose the sight and start with new goals. A goal achieved is the best motivation. The rules are simple. You should fall in love with what you do and only then can you enjoy the process of achieving the goal that you have set. One of the strong reasons…

BE A MASTER OF YOUR GAME

Becoming a master of your line of work, needs to be the pursuit of all. Very consciously and that's how you get profiled too. It’s doesn't matter how long you have practiced to become a master in what you do. What matters is how effectively you practiced to master what you do. Your mind is a powerful platform to practice whatever you plan to do. Sachin Tendulkar played the bowler in his mind before he actually played him. His mind made him imagine how he would handle each ball and that helped him perform better than others. On any strategy,…

Business Is All About Value Addition

We live in the era of speed and impatience. Once the customer decides to buy your product or service, he wants it immediately; the speed with which you deliver does matter. When a customer books your product, the speed with which you would deliver, would add to his satisfaction and excitement. He would become your testimonial. Speed should not comprise on quality. And quality is not limited only to good looks. It needs to satisfy the needs and expectations of the customer. A good looking watch showing wrong time is of no use. A great looking smart phone with longer…

HABITS TO SUCCESS

How you wake up each Day, defines the rest of your day, especially the thoughts that you get up with. We need to be conscious of what's in our mind the first moment that we wake up. And early waking up has multiple benefits especially in terms of energy levels and enthusiasm. This is the best time to be aware of your goals and what you need to achieve during the day and the rest of your life. This is also the best time to invest at least 30 minutes each for your learning and also for exercise. Both will…

DECISION MAKING

Every living moment is a Moment of decision making. Small decisions and big decisions. Decisions related to our personal life and decisions related to others and the world. But decisions and decisions directly impacting us in some way or the other. Whenever we make decisions, we are used to not taking more than 2 options to decide. This increases the chances of taking the wrong decision. We need to have more options. We also need to ensure that our decision should not only solve short term requirements but they need to play a role in our long term goals. Correct…

EGO, A BOON AND A DOOM.

When I was a college student, someone said, EGO means “EVIL GOING ON” but I said, if handled well, its “EXCITEMENT GOING ON” Let's explore. People destroy themselves when they nurture EGO which is disproportionate to their capability and capacity. For e.g. a sprint runner and winner when overconfident of winning always, loses in a marathon, it’s his ego which destroys him. In the next sprint run, he loses because now he has lost his confidence. We need to play the game which matches our capabilities and our expectations. A ego drive to beat someone else, makes us forget his…

Objection Handling During Sales

We all are always into a sales mode. Irrespective of whether we are actually selling something or not. But during an actual sale, the prospects would be of different kinds and would have variety of formats of objections. How to handle them is what we need to understand and move forward accordingly. A prospect who is very silent. In such cases we need to make him ask questions and make him communicate. If we keep talking it won't serve the purpose. A prospect who knows a lot will always talk a lot and make u listen. Such times u need…

Leverage Professional Networking to go beyond Leads and Referrals Business

(Mr. AgneloRajesh Athaide, Global Citizen, Serial & Social Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, Educationist, Angel Investor & Motivational Speaker) The past decade has seen a wave of disruptive entrepreneurship across sectors, thanks to factors like technology enhancements, pro-SME/MSME government policies, open international trade opportunities, and focus on skill development and vocational training. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India Report 2016-17, prepared by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) and its associates, 11% of India's adult population is engaged in "total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA)", which makes them first generation business entrepreneurs. India’s Start-up ecosystem is one of the fastest…