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Support – just ask for it!

Have you ever been in a position where you’re stuck, in a rut, it is difficult to get out of and you just feel so helpless, and all you had to do was ask someone for help? And when you did, you got out of the rut and were no more troubled. It is that simple to ask for help, it is just that simple to ask for support. A lot of times, people forget that their immediate support system is right there; failing to focus on the people that are readily available to render their support.
Be it an Entrepreneur who can bootstrap her way through starting up or a student who just has to ask his teacher for help before the exam, every individual has a support system.
What’s important is to know what kinds of people form this support system for the individual. Are they the people who would look forward to him or her growing, developing or even transforming into a powerful individual? Are they the people who would be happy to see you succeed? Are they the people who would be empowered once you have succeeded? Are they even the people who help you work on your weaknesses while taking advantage of your strengths? These are few questions that an individual must ask oneself about their Support System.
Once these questions have been answered well and clarity has been achieved, Support Systems are going to be stronger and more powerful than ever. People who are part of it will genuinely take pride in where you have come up to and will also push you for further growth and greater success. A Support System may be one’s Family, Friends, one’s boss or even one’s team, it all boils down to how open an individual is to asking for support from those who matter and can make a difference.
Remember, it all starts with one question. You create your own Support System, you create your own Success!

Sagar R Gangwani
Ideation Coach

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Smart Goals!

If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, “I want to be successful” “Be happy” or “Make a good living” and that is it. These are all wishes and none of them are clear goals.

Goals must be SMART:

1. S–Specific. For example, “I want to lose weight.” This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when I pin myself down to “I will lose 10 kgs in 50 days.”

2. M–must be Measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress.

3. A–must be Achievable. It means that it should be out of reach …just enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight otherwise it becomes disheartening.

4. R–Realistic. A person who wants to lose 100 kgs in 30 days is being unrealistic.

5. T–Time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date.

So make sure the goals that you set are SMART. And achieve more !

Amit Punjabi
Founder & Life Coach

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How Important is Support!

Have you ever seen ONE single bee build an entire hive? Or ONE single ant an entire ant hill?
Have you ever heard of any King who won multiple wars fighting single handedly on the battlefield?

The point I’m getting to is that no one can do it alone. And the faster one realises this, the faster will the results come. A lot of people these days don’t have support for the simple reason that they’re too afraid to ask for it. Either because of being afraid of being judged, showing weakness which is unacceptable by “society”, or simply because they were unaware that support is available to them.

And by support I don’t just mean financial support. Support comes in many ways, emotionally, intellectually, technically, vocationally, etc. And a different form of support is required for a every area of life.Support in all these areas is available from different people – family, friends, colleagues. And in the lack of all these, support is also available in the form of a mentor or a coach.
For eg – Michael Jordan had a coach for basketball, a mentor for his endorsements & investments, and coach for his personal life too.
He has generated support in every important area of his life and that’s exactly why he is successful in EVERY area of his life. Professionally he is considered to be the best basketball player of ALL TIME, he is known to have a very happy and smooth family life, and he’s also the richest sports person today with a networth of over a Billion Dollars.

There is one important step that any individual needs to take to face any situation, get out of circumstances and also to be inspired, directed and attain clarity – simply ASK for support – and the rest will be taken care of.

So if you want the results that you’re aiming for in any area, don’t be afraid to ask for the support and to be mentored.

You’d have heard all the greats say that “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go FAR… Go together.”

Maanav Kapai
Adventure Coach

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10 things I Promise to teach my Daughter

My little daughter is just starting to walk in the world. As I hold her hand and teach her how to move ahead in life there are a few things I promise to teach her.

1. I Will Teach Avni To Learn
Everybody can study and read. Learning requires a powerful mindset. A person who is skilled at learning does not just learn from people but from animals, from their travels and nature itself. I promise that my little leader will have this awesome skill.

2. Grow In Life Instead Of Just Settling Down In Life.
The truth about life is that what you settle for is what you get. If you want to earn enough to just have one vacation a year to take a break, then that is exactly what you will get. Unfortunately, most of us have grown up thinking that what’s most important when children grow up is for them to settle down. Well, Avni is not going to settle down, she is going to GROW. Each day, in ever aspect of life, she will work for more… More happiness, more adventure and more growth.

3.Break Through Boundaries
What limits most people is their own fear, beliefs and thoughts. The more things you experience, the more people you meet it becomes easy to break through the boundaries… Avni will do that. If she ever feels she is scared of heights, she will take a step and break through it. If she ever feels less confident in taking a leap for her life, she will get mentored and take that leap. I will teach her how to break through boundaries.

4. She Will Know How To Fight.
This is not just about her being emotionally strong to stand up for herself, which is also important. It is also about being physically strong enough to kick some butt if necessary. Avni will learn martial arts, she will do real push ups and chin ups.

5. She Will Be As Curious As I Am Or Maybe Even More
What ever success I have been able to achieve has been possible only because of my curiosity. The more curious you are, the more you will question things and the more clarity you will have. I will nurture this curiosity in her.

6. I Will Teach Her What Living Is Instead Of Teaching Her What Life Is
I have seen so many people who became busy making a great life and lost out on actually living it. I have met so many people who tell me “I wish I would have…” Well, Avni will know how to live. She will know that making mistakes is absolutely fine as long as you learn from them. She will explore and grow rather that follow. She will live her life to the fullest.

7. She Will Be A Biker
Something that has added a lot of value to who I am today is my passion for biking. Riding on tough terrains teaches you a lot about life. Avni will learn all of that. I will teach her how to ride and enjoy the rides too. Right from the rocky roads of the mountains to the mushy lanes next to rivers and also enjoy the stop overs under the stars, the bonfires and rains.

8. She Will Have A Bucket List For Every Year
People who have bucket lists always have things to look forward to. They are excites about living. The learn from their past and are never limited by them. They continue to be excited about the future. Avni, will grow with that excitement. She will not only create a fresh list every year but will also know how to tick things off it !

9. She Will Know How To Judge And Treat People Well
It does not matter what work you end up doing in life, all work is driven by people. The better you are at understanding them, the more powerful and successful you will be. People who know how to treat people well know how to be content with the simplest things in life. Because of this, Avni will always be able to generate support and add value as well.

10. She Will Play Life.
We sometimes come across people who only have stories from their child hood to share. Avni will keep having new stories. She Will Keep Her Inner Child Alive. Avni will not just go places but experience places. She will grow up to be tough and playful and will keep moving forward.

– Amit Punjabi

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