Thursday, 9 June 2016



There is an old story in which few workers will be shifting bricks from one place to another.


An visitor approaches and enquires one of them “What are you doing?”

 The worker responds “I am carrying a load of bricks from here to there”

The visitor asked the man again “What are you doing?” The worker shouts back angrily

“Can’t you see, I am carrying bricks from here to there! Don’t you have eyes?”

The visitor left the worker alone and asked several other workers and to his surprise all of them

answered in the same angry and stressed tone.

The visitor was upset. After much time, he finally reached one person who looked happy and asked

 him “What are you doing?”

The person replied “We are carrying bricks to build the corner walls.

We are building a beautiful church”

The visitor became happy & moved on.

This story is a good example for visions and their power.

The workers, who shouted with anger, appeared stressful because they did not know as to why they
are carrying such a load of bricks; THEY DO NOT KNOW THE END GOAL OR RESULT..

But the worker who was happy knew the end goal and the result of his work. He knew how every brick helped the construction of the church; hence he felt that his work is meaningful.

If an entrepreneur doesn’t have a clear vision, then he will move in different directions wasting a lot time, effort, energy & money. The end result is Frustration.

What is a vision? Vision is a clear picture of the future you want to be in. The picture should be detailed and precise.

Have you observed, if you just imagine a car with some emotion, you will start seeing similar cars in TV, newspapers and roads? This is exactly the power of vision. Once you have clear vision, life will start working towards your advantage.

Mahatma Gandhi had a vision of seeing India free and this vision inspired millions of people and finally everything worked towards the success of its vision.

What is stopping you from having a vision?

→ Is it that, you are not exactly sure what you want?

→ Are you afraid that your vision will not come true?

→ Are you afraid that your vision may not be liked by other people?

What is your real issue?

If you don’t have vision, you will be out of business very soon and it is like a ship moving in
 unknown direction


Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Michael Jordan was born in 1963, in the slums of Brooklyn, New York.

He had four  siblings and his father's earnings were not sufficient to provide for the whole family.

He grew up in a poor neighbourhood. Exposed to mindless violence and heavy discrimination in the slums, he saw for himself only a hopeless future.

His father saw in Michael, a lost soul and decided to do something.

He gave Michael, who was 13 years old, a piece of used clothing and asked: "What do you think the value of this outfit would be?"

Jordan replied,"Maybe one dollar."

His father asked, "Can you sell it for two dollars? If you can sell it, it would mean that you are a big help to your family."

Jordan nodded his head, "I'll try, but no guarantee that I'll be successful."

Jordan carefully washed the cloth clean. Because they didn't have an iron, to smoothen the cloth, he levelled it with a clothes brush on a flat board, then kept it in the sun to dry. The next day, he brought the clothes to a crowded underground station. After offering it for more than six hours. Jordan finally managed to sell it for $2. He took the two dollar bill and ran home.

After that, everyday he looked for used clothing, washed and ironed it, and sold it in the crowd.

More than ten days later, his father again gave him a piece of used clothing, "Can you think of a way you can sell this for 20 bucks?"

Aghast, Jordan said, "How is it possible? This outfit can only fetch two dollars at the most."

His father replied, "Why don't you try it first? There might be a way."

After breaking his head for a few hours, finally, Jordan got an idea.

He asked for cousin's helpto paint a picture of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse on the garment. Then he tried to sell it in the school where the children of the rich study.

Soon a housekeeper, who was there to pick his master, bought that outfit for his master. The master was a little boy of only 10 years. He loved it so much and he gave a five dollar tip. 25 dollars was a huge amount for Jordan, the equivalent of a month's salary of his father.

When he got home, his father gave him yet another piece of used clothing, "Are you able to resell it at a price of 200 dollars?" Jordan's eyes lit up.

This time, Jordan accepted the clothes without the slightest doubt. Two months later a popular movie actress from the movie "Charlie's Angels", Farah Fawcett came to New York for her Movie promos. After the press conference, Jordan made his way through the security forces to reach the side of Farah Fawcett and requested her autograph on the piece of clothing. When Fawcett saw this innocent child asking for her autograph, she gladly signed it.

Jordan was shouting very excitedly, "This is a jersey signed by Miss Farah Fawcett, the selling price is 200 dollars!" He auctioned off the clothes, to a businessman for a price of 1,200 dollars!

Upon returning home, his father broke into TEARS and said, "I am amazed that you did it My child! You're really great! "

That night, Jordan slept alongside his father. His father said, "Son, in your experience selling these three pieces of clothing, what did you learn about success?"

Jordan replied, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

His father nodded his head, then shook his head, "What you say is not entirely wrong! But that was not my intention. I just wanted to show you that a piece of used clothing which is worth only a dollar can also be increased in value, Then how about us - living & thinking humans? We may be darker and poorer, but what if we CAN increase our VALUE."

This thought enlightened young Jordan. Even a piece of used clothing could be made dignified, then why not me? There is absolutely no reason to underestimate myself.

From then on, Michael Jordan felt that his future would be beautiful and full of hope.

He went on to become the greatest basketball player of all times.

How can I increase my own value?