Sending an Email

Life
Yesterday, in a single day I sent and received close to 250+ emails on one of my email accounts.. This may be the average for many people or maybe more or less.. Quite an easy task to send an email Connect to the internet (click of a button) Open your email client (Outlook) Type the mail Press Send Repeat 250 times :) Well if only it was that easy in those days when email started.. Trond Vidar Bjorøy - Blockchain & Crypto in Travel | CTO | Consultant | TravelTech | Contributor to VentureBeat & The Next Web shared a very enlightening video of how it was to send an email in 1984.. He shared the video with below write up which relates to how we view #crypto now but thought it…
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Conversation

Blogging, Life
I am welcoming 2018 with this post aptly titled CONVERSATION.. :) It is something that we all need to have more often.. It is free, it is easy (at least for some) and it is one of the most powerful mediums of communication.. You can and need to have a conversation on a regular basis.. Whether it is at work, home or on the road, the type of conversation we have and the tone in which we have that conversation can make a positive impact in our life and also that of the other person(s) in the conversation.. An effective conversation can change minds, whether it is our own or the other person's.. A conversation can open minds, clear misconceptions, clarify things, set priorities and overall improve relationships.. But when…
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Measure your performance and make it count

Life, Mentoring, Youth Development
In this modern era of business and technology, many people and companies depend on various metrics to measure performance in the working environment.. Performance in sales is something that can be easily measured and tracked.. Whether you do it yourself, for yourself or it is done by the company or your manager, this is something that HAS TO BE DONE.. There are several people within an organisation including within the sales department who put their heads down and put in the effort on a daily basis but rarely lifting up their heads to see where they are going, how far they have come and what they have done so far.. It is very important to measure your performance and one does not need to employ complicated mechanisms and systems to…
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Should I trust my instinct or not..??

Life
Instinct comes in many forms - basic, fatal, guttural (?), natural, primal, animal, motherly, leadership.. Some classify fear, anxiety, guilt, anger, depression are all instincts.. But in my opinion, they are not the same.. These are emotions.. Webster dictionary defines Emotion as A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body. and Instinct as Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; As you can see, these are quite different definitions.. Let's take for example Fear which is one of the natural emotions in a human being.. If you mention "bogeyman", it instinctively raises fear in a child.. But this fear…
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I want to be heard..!!!!!

I want to be heard..!!!!!

Blogging, Life
I WANT TO BE HEARD.. (no I didn't type in CAPS because I mistakenly left the caps lock on).. I typed it in CAPS deliberately, because I WANT TO BE HEARD..!! I don't think I am alone in this.. All of us have an innate feeling of WANTING to be heard, a feeling that we NEED to be heard, a feeling that we SHOULD be heard.. This feeling crops up quite often in all human beings and manifests itself mostly in gatherings or meetings, whether it is social or business, at a formal or informal gathering.. This need to be heard can come out of our mouths (with the more outspoken of the homo sapiens) or could be fuming within us (with the more introvert of the species).. But the need to…
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How to recognize yourself

Life
The term recognize is a verb which means "to identify something from the past" or "acknowledging the existence of something or someone".. While it is good to recognize someone's existence and contributions to you, the society and the world in general, a lot of the times we miss recognizing ourselves for who we are.. As human beings, we are inclined to downplay our own skills and capabilities and tend to accept the comments and criticisms liberally doled out by others about our so called characteristics and capabilities.. Such acceptance can cause severe damage to our own psyche and render us worthless in our own eyes and may even prove the others right.. Being or feeling worthless in our own eyes is the most devastating feeling a person can have.. So what…
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The future is artificial

Blogging, Life
The future is Artificial.. You don't agree..?? Wait, I am not talking about the emotion "artificial".. I am talking about the good "artificial".. Especially in medical terms.. Medical technology has progressed and developed so much that a lot of the parts of the human body that are sick or dying can be replaced with artificial parts.. In medical parlance artificial is also termed as bionics which is a combination of the terms ‘bio’ (relating to life) and 'nics' from electronics.. Bionics therefore is the study of artificial or mechanical systems that are designed to replicate parts of living organisms.. Prosthetic (artificial body part) limbs like hands and legs are quite common right now and are used by many human beings in active day to day life and also in sports..…
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You are waiting for what..??

Blogging, Life
Waiting, it can be good or not so good depending on the situation that life puts you in.. We have all waited for something sometime or the other in our life.. We have all done it willingly or unwittingly.. If you are a sniper (the good kind) then its probably something that you HAVE to do.. If you were a lioness on a hunt then it is something that you DEFINITELY have to do (can also be an analogy in business).. If you have stuff in the oven (like I have right now) or sitting in that long line at the doctor's, then it is something you have NO CHOICE over.. Waiting comes in many forms - delaying, postponing, passing time, putting off etc etc and of these forms of…
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Urgent Urgent Urgent

Blogging, Life
I admit that I am guilty of it as well.. I am talking about the over-usage of this adjective "URGENT" which means requiring immediate attention.. Especially in the workplace.. A lot of the emails that we write or receive have this word included in it.. Everything that we say or do has some sort of urgency attached to it.. Is it because we don't know the actual meaning of the word or where and when to use it, or is it that we think that if we use this word, people will take it more seriously..?? In my case it used to be the latter.. But did it work..?? Not always.. Judging from the responses or lack thereof, I think people consider it something like the boy from Aesop's fable…
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Trust in me

Blogging, Life
Trust, one of THE most important words in my vocabulary, one of the words that means everything in what I say, what I do and how I live my life.. It is also one of the most important words that humanity places on others.. Some of the cases of trust in others : Students place their trust in their teachers and in the education system The general public places their trust in their social and political leaders and the governments Parents place their trust in their baby sitters to take care of their precious ones Children place their trust in the old age homes where their parents may have to be placed CEOs place their trust in their executives and staff to ensure the day to day work is handled…
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