“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”
Simple checklist of why I love the work I do:
- I am truly passionate about the work. I really believe in it and I love it!
- I get to take on work that I like, work when I like and generally control all aspects of my life (with & without work)
- I don’t have to worry about un-necessary stuff. Meetings, events, politics.
- I get paid very well for the work I do and the talent I possess.
- I have a good life, all things considering!
So simple, yet so difficult.
In the last 3days, I have walked closed to 15miles. That’s all I did. Just walked 4 times in the last 3 days, 45mins on the treadmill – resisting the urge to run or lift waits or think about routines. Just walk.
Its boring! It feels idiotic but mostly, it feels useless. It feels like I am wasting my time and it feels like I could be getting so much value doing something else.
For once I want to give this a shot. 3miles everyday for a month. I will read fiction or non-fiction and not think about if its adding value or not but just showing up and doing it right and doing it everyday! Small steps, simple progress forward; continuous improvements. That’s what I tell my clients anyways…
Saw a house we fell in love with in the middle of May; had the lowest offer among the bidders but a letter to do with FC Barcelona and FC Liverpool did the trick, went through ups and downs of inspections, contingencies, appraisals and about 12days past supposed closing date, signed the papers. Keys in hand and some celebration. Home Ownership, phew!
If you are in the market to buy a bimmer and are thinking about trying the European Delivery: Here is a write-up on the pro’s/con’s and how it works. I wrote this as an email to a friend so copying it here for others.
My first ever BMW, an F80 M3, picking up at the BMW Welt in Munich.
This seriously has to be one of the best car pick-up experiences and its all due to how well the BMW folks care for you.
My first recollection of hearing Shrinivas was during the Sunday 10AM Doordarshan’s Spirit of Unity Concerts from Madras Telugu Academy in early 90’s mostly with Shankar Mahadevan & a lot of young kids. The first I saw him live was during Remember Shakti’s winter India tour where they performed at Hyderabad’s Taramati Baradri sometime in 02/03.
A compendium of good traits to be strong and lead a healthy & happy life.
“Buy and hold good personal relationships throughout your life, and pay close attention to the choices you make. Diversify your relationship portfolio in terms of age, gender, education and income level. Don’t be afraid to drop your poor performers.”
Not that I am particularly a big fan of Modi or for that matter am I big on 100days of any one’s reign, politics or a high position in corporate world, Sainath provides view that we no longer hear or seem to care these days about the true state of the republic.