9 Success Mantras -To LEAD a simple ABC model of SUCCESS
During most of my life SUCCESS was portrayed to be tough sweat -blood -and never achievable pedestal that one needs to strive for...As a sports person representing my state in badminton or even in academics; my teachers and coaches always prescribed a strong DOSE of never ending hard work...rarely did anyone focus on MY MINDSET or ENJOYMENT OF MY CRAFT...and the fact that SUCCESS IS AN INNER GAME OF EXCELLENCE to be experienced everyday and not in procrastination till the world applauds you.
In my quest of HARD WORK and never ending CHASE OF MIRAGE CALLED SUCCESS ...also a PEDESTAL TO BE OFFERED and HONOURED BY EXTERNAL WORLD...I travelled from my noble job as a teacher -to lecturer - professor to a corporate leader...and soon realised one can keep growing and acquiring skills, however true success and happiness is enjoyment of WHO YOU ARE - WHERE YOU ARE AND IN THE NOW!!! We are ENOUGH where we are ...And some hacks can make LIFE worthy of SUCCESS-HAPPINESS -HARMONY-HEALTH only if we decide to ENJOY THE JOURNEY TO OUR DREAMS!! Thus the journey of my start-up (1ETS & Success Studios) began in experiencing happiness in my journey, where my only GOAL was to create Fun in LEARNING @ ETS (Edutainment Solutions) and SUCCESS (In Success Studios) for people we work with...through coaching -training -consulting -metaphor programs etc. Also to change the definition of success for SONALI DUTTA and LIVE LIFE INSIDE OUT, not in pursuit of success -happiness, but to experience the same in humble things everyday like conversations with clients, team, family, plants, pets and also connection with self.
9 Success Mantra Demystified is a compilation of the hacks that can facilitate success for you every single day, in way of leading an ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE called LIFE!! The 9 valuable mantras that help you accomplish your goals with ease and patience. The book also is a testimony of many unknown heroes of life...The book focuses on women, as their stories are sometimes dramatised but not cared for. The book has time tested tools and techniques that can take you the the next level of life no matter, where you are today.
Women are barely encouraged to go after their dreams and aspirations in life. Thus when they actually reach their goals it's no less than a miracle. Thus the book showcases 100+ examples of common women who have taken uncommon paths to reinvent themselves and also support their life mission.
Some of the women I have experienced from close quarters of my life. Some have been instrumental in where I am today. Immensely indebted to these wonderful heroes of life. This book is a tribute to all those super women who juggle multiple things and make life worth living for others and also for themselves.
The 9 Success Mantras or QUICK ' ABC' HACKS that can help you feel-Experience your SUCCESS TODAY are:
Align to YOUR INNER VOICE -We are all soaked in tremendous talent -genius skills that we never explore, as we are too busy understanding feedback and how people perceive us. The biology of our body is best example of this, everything has the natural ability to function, then why not our journey... We are created to be UNIQUE EXTRAORDINARY and our inner voice has the map that we need to look up, to be headed in the direction of excellence.
Accept to Trust -When we accept and trust others around us, we can leverage the best around us. In our journey of life we have fellow passengers to celebrate the enjoyment of the journey together. Just like our body which is community of cells working for our biological welfare, the world is community of like minded people supporting our social-emotional welfare. When we start trusting this we only meet the right people who progress with us in a WIN-WIN ecosystem.
Analyse Failures - When we first started walking we had many falls before we started walking without faltering. Likewise life has many failures to enrich our experience and perfect our craft. Failures are all about trials that bring joyous adventures in our life. When we analyse these failures or adventures we can fine-tune our exact needs and what we want to accomplish.
Be Grateful - If you look around in your life today, you will sure see that things that you have been grateful for have continued with you and flourished; whereas things you have disliked -complained have disappeared...So being grateful is like sowing a seed to get more of what you want.
Be Solution Oriented - When we focus on our worries, we drown ourselves into them. Thus life is like solving various math problems and thereby feeling the high of hormones of adrenaline, cortisol and when we solve them we experience happy hormones like the endorphins, oxytocin, dopamines!! So light and darkness togher enlighten our vacation called life!
Be Respectful in Relationship -As human beings our first duty and responsibility towards each other, irrespective of wealth-status-religion-education etc In fact RESPECT always stands higher than LOVE as its our primary duty towards our ecosystem. Best example is how disrespecting nature has costed our freedom and wellbeing in life. Today the PANDEMIC has given a lesson to us, that when we fail to respect nature we are in grave life risk.
Care to GIVE - The cycle of receiving starts with giving...and the one who starts first is always the first beneficiary. In life we take pride in giving...however giving is a service to GOD first and then to our fellow beings. The best example in this regard is story of Krishna -Arjun -Karna ...One evening Krishna asked Arjun while showing two mountains of gold, to distribute the gold to villagers who lived in the foothills of the mountains. Arjun wanted to impress Krishna with his philanthropic abilities and announced to villagers that he will getting and distributing the gold to them. When Krishna gave same task to Karna, he simply called two passer by villagers and declared that the mountain belongs to the them & the villagers and they can do what they deem fit. Such is an act of TRUE giving without pride or seeking something in return...
Create and Grow -Creation and Growth are two sides of the same coin. So a consistent ability to create skills, competence and attributes is the essential path for growth. To lead a successful life and keep pace with evolution in the environment; Growth is inevitable, if we have resistance to create -learn -or change we become redundant.
Celebrate the Journey -In life the biggest uncertainty is how long is our vacation on earth! Thus if we are too preoccupied in reaching the destination we may forget to LIVE our everyday of existence...Thus let's celebrate the journey with our fellow passengers and all the blessings that they bring to us! Best summed up by Steve Jobs (@56 in his deathbed) "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in the face of my death...you can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you, but you cannot have someone bear your sickness for you. Material things lost can be found or replaced. But there is one thing that can never be found when it’s lost—Life. Whichever stage in life you’re in right now, with time, you will face the day when the curtain falls."
The 9 Success Mantras is a narrative based on my observations of truly successful people living life on their own terms and practicing simple rituals to unleash their inner definition of success. Would love to hear your thoughts on details of the mantras-stories and hacks shared in the book!!!
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9 Success Mantra Demystified -Kindle Version