Passion – A Didactic Cinquain


by Jay

Passion
Unreasoning,
Amatory, flirting,
Ever so furious
Cacoethes beaten dead horse

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Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is National Cherry Popsicle Day? The Popsicle was originally developed by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. Frank had left his fruit-flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it and the drink froze to the stick. It took 18 more years for Epperson to apply for a patent for a “frozen ice on a stick” called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle. Celebrate today by how? Eating a Popsicle of course! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”

— Aldous Huxley

Re-Learning to be a Professional Speaker


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Mentor Master Class- Free Tutorial Series 1-10 for Mentors from Jay Parkhe #8


People often set very high goals for themselves and this is the reason they often fail to achieve them. While a person’s career path is one of the most structured graphs one can have in his life, it depends on how we plan things to make a smooth transition from one job responsibility to another.

In other words, a person needs to have a good goal to be able to achieve it. A good goal is the one that has five distinct features. They need to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. These features make a goal a SMART goal.

Specific − Your goal must be clearly definable, and explained.

Measurable − Your goal can be expressed in empirical terms, as in days, hours, money invested, etc.

Achievable − It is okay if your goal pushes you past your comfort zone but it must still be achievable.

Relevant − Your goals must directly or indirectly address a need in your life. A goal that doesn’t solve a problem is not worth pursuing.

Timely − The goal must be time-bound; there is no point in pushing a goal into the future as that decreases the drive and need to achieve it.

Is Your Goal SMART?

Specific − What exactly do you want to achieve?

Measurable − How will you know that you have achieved this goal?

Achievable − Can you put in the effort, resources and money into achieving this goal? If no, then how are you planning to get them?

Relevant − What issues in your life will be addressed when you achieve this goal?

Timely − When will you achieve this goal?

What are the problems in your path?

Potential ObstaclesPotential Solutions

Specific Action Steps

What steps need to be taken to get you to your goal?

This morning : Random Phrase for today


Ugly Duckling

Meaning: 

One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.

English is a FUNNY language – Said Shri Amitabh Bachchan in a film dialogue. i fully Agree.

I was writing to a Mentee of mine who is struggling and in the endline mentioned – Hope you face your Waterloo soon !   I had of course, heard someone say it. I knew it was about Napoleon Bonaparte but I did not know the meaning.

I sent the mail and checked the dictionary and said WTH – let me find my right word.  And Lo and Behold ! I found it.  I wanted to say – let this incident / function today prove to be your Watershed moment and all your struggles should come to fruition!

So, you can see, English is such a funny language.  I was sending a short resume on whatsapp to a membership incharge of Toastmasters and I said, i was an Orator, Debator and extempore speaker and I wish to relearn speaking skills as redundancy has set in.  And What?

After a while I saw a message with smileys and thumbs ups ! and I said, what happened?  he liked my resume?  And I read and re-read again.

It read I was and Orator, SENATOR ( capitals mine) and I said WTH 1  This is T9 and Grammarly dictionary apps promoting me! WOW!

On both occasions I laughed inwardly at my own self and my follies and said Oh – perhaps the morning Random Phrase is coming true for me.

Amen !