Mar 31, 2013

Ideas Ideas Everywhere

Coffee Houses, Metros and Buses, Malls, Bathrooms, Restaurants, Middle of the Road, Parties, Dinners, Dates, Facebook discussions and Blogs. 

In case you were wondering THAT was the list of places where people often come up with business ideas and opportunities that can be converted into organizations and startups. Yes, people get ideas in the weirdest places, at the weirdest times and in between the weirdest conversations. And if I were to go around counting the number of great ideas that are mentioned every day, I would soon run out of numbers. 

Everyone has ideas. Some have the aspirations to make it a reality SOME day. But few have the courage to actually go out and execute them. 

I'm not writing this to criticize the passiveness of people in executing. There is a lot of thinking that goes into a startup and a lot of courage to invest time and money into it. 
I write this for the people who are out there executing their ideas and living their dreams and also for those who dare to dream and think of executing their idea some day. 

Keep trying, and keep dreaming, because a 90 storey building was once just a pile of rubble. 

Mar 4, 2013

28 Days

February is the one month of the year which can teach you a lesson that no other month can. Any guesses? No? Alright, I'll tell you!

February is the one month which familiarizes you with the price of procrastination. As I recover from the consequences of procrastinating all my February tasks, here is what I now know about not procrastinating:

1. Reply to your messages and emails right away
There is always a reason to not reply to your text messages and emails right away. There is always a reason to not open facebook messages for the fear that the sender will see the little 'seen' tick mark there and take offence at your ignorance. But believe me, there comes a time when you have 500 unread messages in your mailbox, and a group of friends on facebook who know you are consciously ignoring the message they sent, because lets face it, facebook's technical errors can be blamed only some times.

2. Never convince yourself to do a task later
Whenever I think of getting to work, I simultaneously think of a reason to not get to work. And these two thoughts are a split second apart. So before you can even think of a reason not to do the work, get your lazy ass of your over used bed and get to work. There will always be a millions reasons to not finish writing that blog article, or making a call to your clients, or doing your homework. And these reasons will always overpower your reasons to work. So the best solution? Don't even think of them.

3. Just because you aren't tired right now, doesn't mean you won't be after another hour.
You know how there are those nights when you're full of enthusiasm and energy? You sit down and make a list of things you have to do and you promise yourself that you will do each and everything before you sleep. Then, after making your list, you look at the time on your laptop screen, and are surprised to see that its only 9:30 p.m. There's a long night ahead, and you have enough time (and energy) to get to the things on your list. So you decide to watch Grey's Anatomy before you start doing your to-do. Grey's Anatomy's wonderful episode ends, and you look at your to do list. But now, the human craving to sleep dawns on you. You run your eye down the list again, and realize that there is nothing so important that it can't be done tomorrow. The world will certainly not end if you don't do those tasks right away. Its the story of my life, and I can totally relate to it. My point here, you may ask? Don't watch Grey's Anatomy.

If nothing else, make sure you know how many days there are in a month. Because when your boss or your teacher ask you to submit that piece of work by the end of the month of February, just try to remember, that February only has 28 days.