Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

1. Richard Branson

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.”

2. Azim Premji

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”

3. Mark Zuckerberg

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”

4. Warren Buffett

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

5. Narayana Murthy

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“Progress is often equal to the difference between mind and mindset.”

6. Bill Gates

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

7. Michael Dell

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“The key is to listen to your heart and let it carry you in the direction of your dreams. I’ve learned that it’s possible to set your sights high and achieve your dreams and do it with integrity, character, and love. And each day that you’re moving toward your dreams without compromising who you are, you’re winning.”

8. Ratan Tata

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.”

9. Larry Page

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.”

10. Steve Jobs

Inspirational Quotes From Famous Business Leaders

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

How to earn friends?

Whoever said you can’t buy friends was dead wrong. Dozens of outfits are dedicated to making insecure weirdos with cash to burn look more popular than they are. These companies create fake users and even pay real account holders for following and liking. Social media giants must constantly tweak their algorithms to spot frauds.

How to earn friends?

Social Media Icons

FACEBOOK

Price Of Popularity: On socialyup.com, you can buy 500 likes for $30 or 20,000 for $699.

Spot The Frauds: Watch for accounts with lots of likes but very little discernible user activity. A page with tens of thousands of fans but only a few comments and nobody in the “Talking About This” column is a prime suspect. One study says 97 per cent of fake profiles identify themselves as female (while just 40 per cent of real users do).

PINTEREST

Price Of Popularity: Pinfol delivers 100 followers for $15; 5,000 for $95.

Spot The Frauds: Scroll through a user’s followers list and keep an eye out for a high proportion of accounts with no bio or photo.

TWITTER

Price Of Popularity: FanMeNow’s packages start at $10 for 1,000 followers. $1,750 will score you a million.

Spot The Frauds: Promotional tweets and the default “egg” avatar are hallmarks of phoney accounts. Fake Follower Check is a free web tool that measures a user’s followers against typical characteristics of spam accounts.

YOUTUBE

Price Of Popularity: 500views.com delivers 30,000 views for $150. For $3,100, make your video “viral” with a million views.

Spot The Frauds: Beware of generic comments. One music clip we saw racked up tens of thousands of views in weeks, but the only comments were variations on “This video is great!”

7 Ways To Manage Time Effectively At Work

The importance of managing time cannot be stressed enough. Considering the many distractions in our daily lives, it helps a great deal if you know how to manage time effectively especially at work where we spend the most of our waking hours.

Ways To Manage Time Effectively At Work

Prioritise

We all know what our work for the given day is. The problem is we attack work in the same haphazard way Jackie Bhagnani’s fans try to justify their existence. To really get things done, you must know which tasks need to be looked at first. Once you have an idea of how to go about your workday, you will see that things begin flowing a lot more quickly.

Finish the hardest task

Continuing with the earlier point, it is vital that you look to finish the toughest task of the day first. The more you procrastinate doing this, the lazier you will get when it comes to finishing it. Eventually, this will negate all the other time management tips. It’s better that you look at getting the difficult part of the day over with as soon as possible.

Have a plan

Most of us feel a little lost once we have finished doing one task. While prioritizing and finishing your most difficult task will help immensely, you will need to have a plan for the rest of the day as well. Divide your work between before lunch and after lunch and try to be as realistic as possible about what you can do in the time you have.

Have a clean desk

A clean desk is not only inviting, but it helps to keep away unwanted attention. A pile of papers and files is a sureshot way of getting distracted and a decent excuse to skip getting real work done. Make a habit of sorting through your papers every Friday evening or Monday morning.

Switch off social media

The bane of HR organizations around the world, social media is one of the biggest drags on today’s work culture. With Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp available at the click of a smartphone button, it is up to you to exercise self-restraint and show professionalism at the workplace by getting work done in time.

Say no

Another common mistake is taking on too many things and sitting up finishing them after everyone else has gone home. In today’s age of multiple bosses and linear hierarchies, it is very important to know your role and work profile. Look up your job description and annual goals to check if you’re being overworked. If you are, then learn the art of saying no.

Reward yourself

If you have managed to follow all the above-mentioned points, you should be leaving work early and happy. Reward yourself with a small gift of your choice as a way of motivating yourself to do this day after day.

Time management is essential if you want to have a proper work-life balance. Even the richest billionaire has only 24 hours in a day to himself. The only difference between you and him is that he makes them count.

The truth about you

A lovely post I read recently. If you’re truly honest with yourself while answering these (in a way that you may not want to say the answers aloud), you may realise a few truths about yourself and your heart that you have become so good at hiding:

  1. If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
  2. If you were going to die at midnight, what would you be doing at 11:45pm?
  3. How do you really KNOW anything for sure?
  4. If you had all the money in the world but still had to have some kind of job, what would you choose to do?
  5. When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
  6. What do you regret most so far in life?
  7. How can you apply the lesson you learned from that regret to your life TODAY?
  8. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you want to run into? Does that person know how much they mean to you?
  9. Do you fear death? If so, do you have a good reason?
  10. What would you change if you knew you were NEVER going to die?
  11. If you were at heaven’s gates, and God asked “you why should I let you in?”, what would you say?
  12. When will you be good enough for you? Is there some breaking point where you will accept everything about yourself?
  13. Is the country you live in really the best fit for you?
  14. What would people say about you at your funeral?
  15. What small thing could you do to make someone’s day better?
  16. What do you believe stands between you and complete happiness?

How to Earn Respect from Others??

Because if you don’t, no one will. Your money, your cars, your post or your other fancy possessions will only take you so far. They don’t guarantee respect. Respect has to be worked for, like a salary you get at the end of every month.

Earn Respect from Others

Unlike a few things, respect cannot be forced. It has to be earned over a period of time. We all respect Narayan Murthy for a reason; or even Ratan Tata for that matter. It’s not because of their riches, but because they have built a respectable brand from ground up; are humble, are philanthropists, practice clean business, are knowledgeable and so much more.

There are a few things you can do to earn the respect of others, but these things or tips have to be followed over a period of time in order for them to work to you.

Open your ears

Listen to what people want to say. Don’t jump in and interrupt. Don’t act too eager to tell your story first. Learn to listen well. When you do that, people feel respected, and when they feel respected, they, in turn, start respecting you.

Be damn good at your game

In order to be respected, you need to be bloody good at whatever you do. Look at Mary Kom, Vijay Narang, Sushil Kumar, Saina Nehwal: all of them were victorious at the Olympics 2012. And what did that do for them? It got them instant respect of the country. Everyone loves a champion. Remember the girl who was the teacher’s pet in school? There was a reason for that. She was excellent in sports and studies. Was on top in whatever she did. And it isn’t easy. You ought to have some inherent talent and a burning desire to succeed. And if you’re good, confidence will automatically come. And if you appear confident, people will inevitably start respecting you.

Shut that trap

Most people get into trouble because they open their mouths when it is not needed. Don’t go on yapping without a reason. Speak only when it is absolutely necessary. No, don’t worry, no one will think of you as an idiot. Speaking when needed doesn’t mean you go into a shell and zone out of the conversation. It means contributing when you have something meaningful to say. I am sure we have all met people who lay out their entire history in front of you in the five minutes they get to talk: from where they were born to what they like to eat; from that fact that he has six toes to his reasons for not trimming his nose hair. Who needs to know all that? Keep a little mystery about you, reveal only what is pertinent.

Cut the phony act

When someone starts talking about a movie or a music band, don’t start nodding your head as if you know everything about it. Because when they turn around and ask you what you thought of the climax; or your favorite number from their tenth album, you will look like the biggest fool alive. It’s better to admit that you don’t know something, than lying about it and coming across as an idiot. If the others are polite, they will explain to you what they mean or what they were talking about, instead of excluding you completely. However, if you come across someone like that, be patient with them. Understand where they are coming from, their intense desire to fit in. Be understanding. You will automatically get their respect.

Never go back on your word

Until and unless it’s an emergency, never go back on your word. You tell someone you’d meet them at 2pm, show up at 1:59. You tell someone you would send them the presentation on such and such date, make sure you send it across by that time, no matter what. If you deliver what you say, you will, over a period of time get people’s respect and admiration.

Dress the part

I am sure you have observed this. If you haven’t so far, try it. Go to a retail store, say Marks and Spencers; or to an office dressed in casuals and note the reactions you get, right from the guard outside to the manager inside. Next time, go in formals, and see how they behave around you. People’s perceptions change according to the way you dress. If you dress sharply, you will notice that somehow people around you are more respectful, are more attentive. Someone who is dressed well definitely gets treated better than someone walking around in a kurta pyjama. Invest in good clothes and accessories. Along with that, be well mannered, use appropriate language and develop good social etiquettes: know how to hold a fork and a knife, or use chopsticks, or to cover your mouth while picking your teeth.

Be nice to people

When you meet someone be nice to them. You don’t need to please them or say yes to everything they say. Don’t laugh like a moron at their unfunny jokes. Just be courteous and polite. But being polite doesn’t mean you turn into a wimp, or don’t state your opinion or speak your mind. Stand up for you believe in, but with restraint and civility. Like the recent case of Balpreeet Kaur, a Sikh woman in the UK who learned a photo of herself was uploaded in the “funny” section on a social networking website and was being ridiculed for her facial hair and the way she was dressed. But instead of flying off into a rage, she responded to the post with grace and dignity and became an instant hero. She said, “I realize that my gender is often confused and I look different than most women. However, baptized Sikhs believe in the sacredness of this body and must keep it intact as a submission to the divine will.”

If someone is introduced to you, remember their names, remember what they do. Remember things about them, maybe their kid wants to become an automobile designer. Enquire about that the next time you meet them. It shows them you care and they feel happy that you remembered stuff about them.

Don’t call something yours when it isn’t

What it essentially means is don’t take credit for someone else’s work. It is the biggest crime in the world. Not only will you lose your respect, you will also lose your credibility.

Respect yourself

Start by respecting yourself, because if you don’t know one will. Cherish your achievements and celebrate your milestones. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Treat your mind and body with respect.

Don’t practice double standards

Having double standards is unacceptable. If you want people to come to work on time; or act professional; or be focused on their jobs, then you should set an example yourself. Only when you follow your own rules, will people listen to you. Don’t be the first to criticize people and then turn a fiery red when people are criticizing you. Don’t be the first to crack a joke on someone, but then make a face when someone returns the favor. Don’t cite an opinion before taking every thing into consideration, and don’t talk against people for no reason. Be fair and open.

So you see, you have to work to earn respect. It is never served to anyone without actually having deserved it.