May 23, 2009 5:53 am

Get to the Synergy of being first …

Filed under: Attitude,Children,leadership,Personal — ramsblog @ 5:53 am
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My 4yr old has learned about being First. So, now comes the conversation around this at home for pretty much every task we all get to right from the time we all wake up. And now a days she wants to wake up at 7am (or 7’ish). She would get upset if it is before or after. Well, in a way, her biological clock has been working that way for a past week now. she is mostly up either early 7am or around 7:45am. And here comes the challenge of here needing to sleep early, but she doesn’t. She doesn’t sleep until around 10pm or beyond, and that’s when she realized she would not be able to wake up around 7’ish if she sleeps late (well, that’s probably programmed by us, by saying she wouldn’t be able to wake up 7’ish if she doesn’t sleep early),

V: (not slept yet although feeling sleepy) what’s the time now?
Me: 10:40pm, 11:10pm (whatever it is at that time but certainly beyond 10)
V: now, she thinks about next morning – and with full of tears, “i wanted to sleep first to wake up at 7, now i would not be able to wake up at 7am” cries continues…
Mommy: consoling her – “it is ok, just sleep now and you can still wake up at 7am” .. and more consoling goes …
v- finally sleeps with having 7am in her mind …


Being First: She wakes up around 7’ish, if she notice both parents are awake, then comes comes another problem. Scenario when I‘m still on bed and both mommy and daughter wake up around the same time. Now, V- wants to brush first than anyone else, V- wants to drink milk first. so all these starts through out the day, and several conversations happen around this context.

Well, what I have noticed in past few days is the SYNERGY that she is on to. She wants to be first, and at the same time she doesn’t want her parents to be last either, (thats probably because I started resonating her words of being first), so now it goes,

V: I‘m first
me: I wanted to be first this time
V: Thats ok, ‘m First-First, mommy is second-first, and you are last-first
me: what? (I go blank with wide eyes and mouth open, and trying to comprehend what she just said)
V: hahahaaahhaaaa !!


January 21, 2009 10:32 pm

Appears to be a good start…

Filed under: Events,leadership — ramsblog @ 10:32 pm

President of USA appears to be on a great start at his office on Day 1. It sounds like a good move with middle-east peace initiative and hopefully end those wars.


Picture: http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/090121-obamawh-hnmed-930a.rp420x400.jpg

April 15, 2007 12:19 am

Seagull: Begin by knowing you have already arrived

Filed under: Attitude,leadership,Learn/Teach — ramsblog @ 12:19 am


SeagullUpon looking at Veena’s blog picture – seagull,  I placed a hold on Jonathan Livingston Seagull video at our local library.  I remember hearing this title before but had never made an attempt to read or watch video. However, we received a video today and I am watching this video where I think we are half way through the video (paused it for tomorrow). It is interesting to learn about that seagull’s life, the determination he has and how he gets better. I just looked at the Wikipedia to see further about the book – authored by Richard Bach. In the midst of my 2-year old’s blabbeing and this video running, what caught my attention was the phrase “begin by knowing you have already arrived”. It is a very powerful statement. I think of this as Dr.Covey’s “Begin with end in mind”. Although the video I am watching wasn’t detailed enough for this phrase, but thinking about this – for a second – it is so true most people do forget where they are headed to in life, and just take things as they come – Crisis Management. 


I understand it depends how we interpret certain things, however, Jonathan Seagull makes himself courageous to explore new things (viz., fly high enough and beyond the limit), understands the meaning of limit. Learn everything possible by self exploration and through the mentorship. Here comes the value addition of mentorship. He already knew about flying and had put lot of efforts into it. He had seen the world the long and hard way as part of his exploration, in spite, he wanted to learn more. I call that as a great Attitude. As I understood, having that kind of mentorship helped him realize his purpose of life. He finally learns new things and per the suggestions/advice, he goes back to his community to help others to fly – think outside the box. “Forgive” is another word I heard there. As I read somewhere recently – “Mahatma Gandhi says: Forgive is the Attribute of the Strong.” Jonathan Seagull now becomes a teacher to help others being a student himself to learn from others. This reminds me of what Christopher Columbus said. A) Be a student for the initial 3rd part of life – learn everything from the teachers, life, mentors, etc.  B) build the fortune, accumulate all the skills required to be successful in life and C) now become an ambassador – teach what you know at the same time be open to learn more – Give back what you can to life and living being. 

November 16, 2006 9:09 am

Leaders are Givers…

Filed under: Books,leadership — ramsblog @ 9:09 am

I get excited when I come across people sharing about the books, or if I get to share about the books I read and I mostly read the books like perosnal development, leadership, finance and rarely science and no novels. As Rajesh puts it across, there are quite many books that take my undivided attention, and I hate to go away while reading the books I like. I like the model of Suggestica from my side, because, I mostly read the books that are recommended by the people I respect, by the people whom I would like to follow, etc.

Anyways, Rajesh has just shared about another leadership book on his blog recently.

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