What different generations worry about
Here is what each one is the most anxious about:
Younger Millennials: Relationships (51%)
Older Millennials: Relationships (49%)
Gen Xers: Relationships (42%)
Younger Baby Boomers: Money (39%)
Older Baby Boomers: Relationships (37%)
Silent Generation: Health (29%)
I’m a gardener Mentor. I try and die the seeds to make Dreams grow into ambitions, translating into Vision, mission, goals, objectives, action plans, biz, marketing plans etal.
In my efforts, sometimes I come across very distressed mentees. I have to work on making the soil good as they have rocky soil of past bad experiences, thorny soil which does not allow seeds to germinate, or find soil. I spend 5, 13, 26, 52 weeks depending upon the STATE, and SITUATION.
I Sometimes come across Sand, silt or clay land or simply rocky land. Rarely I find delta land ( usualy in C Suite execs) which is fertile . Each gets a different mentor treatment.
It works. There are failures too. As the mentorees stop responding and throw seeds on footpath – it is eaten by birds and pigeons.
In one case, after sowing 150 revenue ideas and rigorously, tilling the land I found failure. I decided to move on. As the farmer/ mentoree just did not understand and allowed my gardening efforts fail.
Sad but true! It happens.
Gardener then moves on too…
High And Dry Meaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover. No. Not happening.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch Meaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of. I agree with this phrase wholeheartedly.
Roll With the Punches Meaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time. Yes. My Risk Mitigation mindset.
Read ‘Em and Weep Meaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss. Hmmmm….. Who’s the winner?
Cry Over Spilt Milk Meaning: It’s useless to worry about things that already happened and cannot be changed. No needle can sew the split milk. Best to bury the past and move on. Let Go is the best policy.
If you want to be certain about the object of love before giving your love, it is only a form of calculating selfishness.
Love in which there is no sense of restraint cannot be born of a conviction which is based upon things accessible to the mind
Love and happiness are the only important things in life, and they are both absent in the dry and factual knowledge which is accessible to the intellect.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-136-137 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]
Who agrees, commits but rarely fulfills?
1. Has No integrity
2. Wanted to say NO BUT said yes!
3. Cheats him/herself
4. Is unable to prioritise and funnel/ filter doables and undoables?
5. Wants to fool others by agreements which are rarely fulfilled
6. Is a chest with self and will cheat others
7. Is exploitative of others
8. Has no sense of right or wrong
Perceptions are right or wrong, assumptions are partial judgements again right or wrong.
But if a person is wrong person?
( Best friends, fans, followers and some Frenemies who also visit my blog 🙂 ) A great morning to all of you.
How do I begin my Blog writing daily and what do I post.
I find generating random phrases every day as a good creative mind exercise.
I am a lateral thinker, I adapted Dr. Edward DeBono and his teachings early.
My Best Coach and Mentor I respect most is Dr. Marshall Goldsmith who taught me to be HUMAN FIRST. Take final calls if the relationships are not working by forgiving each other.
The randomness of these phrases adds value and sometimes impacts my thoughts for the day. I sometimes add few points on how the impact there was or should likely to be depending upon the time I post these on my Blog
Have a Great morning
Jaws of Death
Meaning: Being in a dangerous or very deadly situation.
Hmmm… These days the fingers on the Keyboard do more damage than our tongues which are rarely used in the virtual era.
Down For The Count
Meaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
Well, at this moment I feel like the one defeated. But there are some lights at the end of the tunnel, there are few sparks and things usually average out for me.
Right Out of the Gate
Meaning: Right from the beginning; to do something from the start.
Hmm… let me think about this. yesterday I shared a lesson about Mystery as the opening.
On the Same Page
Meaning: Thinking alike or understanding something in a similar way with others. This can always be a game changer in case of differences and disagreements. It works all the time.
Swinging For the Fences
Meaning: Giving something your all.
Yes. I am giving it my all. Every effort I do for future today, I believe I am Swinging for the fences.
Whenever I write Hmmm… EITHER I am undecided, or I am intuitive, Or I have already formed a judgement and still willing to give it a second thought, alternative options – “What else could it mean” chance. In short, even in a fully stretched Elastic situation – this means I am still FLEXIBLE, I am Receptive to new idea, thought, solutions.
I also write another blog post picking up Random Sentences. 3 to 5 of them and look at them creatively to actually plan some of the days actions – not using the same words but twisting words, looking at their attributes and applying to problems I foresee in the day.
Sometimes, I am sitting on the horns of a dilemma. I turn to Gita and Bible and pick up a Shloka and a Verse to find solution to my problem.
As day advances, I share the best newsletter or quote I have seen on the day. I also then move on to writing a Poem, a Couplet, A haiku or some times all of them. This is my blog posting.
Then I check the Blog page of every blogger who has liked my post or some of them who have not visited my blog or not given a like or comment on my posts and read their blogs and add like or comment.
That’s pretty much about my last 2 months’s blogging process.
Close But No CigarMeaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end. Will make sure, this does not happen today.
No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses. Yess. FINISHIATIVE.
Burst Your BubbleMeaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment. NO. Don’t want to do that.
Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They HatchMeaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of. Sane advice. So many plans put in motion, so many processes and work in progress that my elder cousin warned me not to take too much on my plate. Sane advice. I am still far away from my 9 kilo weight reduction goal for this month.
Cry WolfMeaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying. Yes. It happens again and again and again with me and I always fall prey. God give me a Midas touch – Nay! Give a truly healing touch I PRAY to you.
Knuckle DownMeaning: Getting sincere about something; applying oneself seriously to a job. All the time. Never changed on this. Keep at it. That’s my philosophy and that’s what I preach and practice.