Adiós and Thank you Linkedin for Opening up the Linkedin Pulse Influencer Platform for all Bloggers and budding authors who are keen to publish long posts.
On 4th April, I published my first post and since then published 168 which is a run-rate of almost over 1 article per day till 9th September.
Reflecting back on this journey let me begin where it all started. In February, I got admitted to a renowned Heart Hospital in Bangalore for Cardiac issues. After returning home, having been advised Rest, Strict Diet, Fitness regimen and Medicines I received an email to get well from my Respected Guru – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.
While wishing me to get better, he mentioned that I should observe closely everything happening around me as this is my life-phase of ‘Temporary Sanity’. He said, before Normalcy returns, I should also begin sharing as much as I can – what I have learnt.
Temporary Sanity – The words shook me !
Reflecting deep into their meaning, I realised that all the things that the Doctors advised me to STOP were things I was doing knowingly. I had a problem of ‘Too Much’ or simply ‘A Problem of Plenty’ or ‘Overdoing’ ( Like writing an article a day for Linkedin Pulse ! 🙂 ) .For e.g. Smoking, Drinking, Over-eating, Skipping Lunch, Eating junk food, Peanuts and whatever else ! I was inviting the Double By-pass Surgery. Fortunately, the Good doctors felt they could help me reverse the Heart Disease if I helped myself by following their Sane Advice.
Normalcy will Never be the Same ‘NORMAL’ for me Again !
I enjoyed writing a post every day infact, began drafting and keeping articles for future so that I don’t overload the Readers ( I realised, I had stored over 100 more articles in semi-finished state in ‘Draft’ mode). But then, I realised that this September, Come September – my Test results were showing ‘ Near Normalcy’. I have responded to the treatment, I have allowed myself to be ‘Sane Again’! I have strictly followed the Recommendations of the Doctors and Plus some with the help of my family members who supported me at every step otherwise – leaving 30-40 years of habits is not at all simple. Thank you all.
I had a Professor in my Part-Time Evening Course Management School. He was a Master of a technique called ‘Process Labs’. He had once suggested me to revive my hobby interests some day and begin Drawing and Painting. This month I revived this hobby. I left this in 1965 when I lost my father.
I had great Gurus in Prof. R.C.Bhavsar and Prof. Sachchidanand Nagdeve in School who were passionate teachers and took pains to tell me the Art. The best learning I had was:
‘You may initially spoil a painting, the worst you can as you are leaning and we shall help you restore it , Only caveat is, the transformed painting may not look as what you originally planned to paint, but we guarantee it would be Better and Still Better.”
I humbly reflect back on the past 6-7 months and remember my Gurus and Mentors to think – is this what is happening to me ? I was a turnaround Management artist. I am being transformed, restructured, rejuvenated and Turned around – into Permanent Sanity ? And, sure, by reversing the Heart disease, restoring Health and Normalcy – my life will not be the same as I planned to live earlier. It is getting Better and Still Better. I thank them all for this Transmogrification !
Along the way, my sincere thanks to the Linkedin Pulse team which tolerated me and many like me – the budding authors by giving an excellent Influencer platform on Pulse. It brought me 5674 new followers in a short while. I shall keep writing – but not at the same pace and not at just this platform but mostly on my own blog pages. Linkedin also helped me to enhance my new connections in past 6 months by over 2000 new connections which is great. Nearly 300 people average read my posts here regularly and I hope, I was able to share something useful.
So Adio’s ( as they say in Spanish) Linkedin Pulse – Thank you.