More often than not, I am surrounded by the questions regarding future.

  • How future will impact us 50 years down?
  • What tech are going to be prominent?
  • What are the high growth industries for next 20 years?
  • How to be a part of growth tides?
  • Which countries will be in better geo-political positions?

And I am daily surrounded by task like,

  • Reading a pending book
  • Meeting the new lead for business
  • Revert Call to a friend
  • Other pending tasks
  • Long awaited discussion with prominent person on some topic

Lately, what I have observed is the more I indulge on futuristic questions which are more ambiguous in nature, the more I loose on productivity front. There is no definite answers to futuristic question. All we can do is to assume, to form an opinion and wait for the unfolding of facts.

But the same brain storming destroys the balance, eats out lot of time and I loose much on productivity front.

So I have started following this filtration.

I ask myself, Whether it’s a imaginary question or a real question?

If it’s a real one than I continue, if it’s an imaginary one I write it down and keep it for a weekend.

I avoid discussions on those topics with people, I avoid thinking about it, I avoid reading about it. I read, talk, think and discuss in weekend. I form an opinion and write it down. So it avoids ambiguity. I revisit once in a while and track what’s happening on those fronts like Solar Energy, Electric Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Algo Trading and much more.

It has helped me to narrow my focus and priorities. I clearly know what has to be done in working hours by knowing what has not to be done in working hours! Charlie Munger you see!

At the current moment, I am very clear about my 3 month challenge & 2 year challenge. I know what has to be done. I miss out sometimes on getting things done but its okay. Avoiding imaginary questions has cleared lot of rooms for me to focus on real ones.

I am feeling more productive and helping to getting things done faster.

Hope the same will help you as well.

Last thing, as soon as you find yourself spending time on Imaginary Questions, just bookmark it and move to a Real Question!

That simple!

Mihir.

Often times we are stuck in a situation where it’s difficult to solve problems. We don’t know the way forward. We don’t know what to do?

The solution is to solve it in reverse manner.

Are you approaching for definite amount of Sales?

Reverse work how many number of converted leads would your require for that sales?

How many number of new leads you would need to get converted leads?

What are the areas in your geography which has to be explored to generated those new leads?

What shall be your allocation & preference?

Write them down.

All you need to do is to reverse work!

Another important thing you can do is to consult a mentor to solve that problem.

The task of a mentor is to guide you and tell you the mistakes you are doing.

Think about it. I am doing it. You can too.

Thanks.

defaultEmotions are also like stock market where it has tendency to wave the pendulum on one side or another. Often times we are in emotionally drained & down situation and sometimes we are in over-confident situation.

It’s never centred & still. The one who is successful in balancing this state and keep on execution wins the race in longer run. It doesn’t matter what he is pursuing.Continue reading

It’s been a while since I wrote a last blog post. Lots of things were going and I am sure the same is the case with you. The new year has started and we have embarked on a new journey.

productivity-secretsAs a tradition, I was writing few resolutions year on year but I wont do this time. There are several lessons I learned in past 1-2 years which I want to share with you here. When I write a blog post generally it’s less for you but more for me.Continue reading

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My simple question is, Do you think our current education serves the above purpose?

On the contrary, It not only defies the purpose but work against it. It’s teaching students not to use their creativity and tell them to mug up the same essay on Gandhiji and write down in exams.

If student is given to use internet for only 5  mins after 45 mins lecture, I’m 100% sure that student is going to have 10 times more information than a teacher standing and speaking there. Let’s agree to this fact.

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My CA Final November 2014 exams ended on 21st November and I planned a short trip to nearby places. I am actually preparing for Trip to Goa by Road so this was a kind of warm-up trip having 300 Kms each day.

One more thing is, I bought Riding Jacket and Riding Boots for better safety so I wanted to check whether I feel comfortable riding my motorcycle or not. For that, short but long trip must be there to check out all the issue. 😀

Shirdi Route is combination of all type of roads. 😀 Hills, Cities, Villages, Roads with Patches, No Roads (Sometimes) and so on. So the trip was very good in experience. 🙂

Here, I am sharing some images taken on route, route map, my luggage and my expenses.

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Not all of us are same. While a financially secure job is all most men look for, there are a few of us who are just not made for the ‘office’ picture. There is so much more we want from life than just coffee breaks, appraisals and privileged leaves. And there is no way we’re settling in for anything less satisfying. If you think you’re one of us, this one goes out to you! Here are 20 signs you’re just not meant for a 9-5 desk job.Continue reading

Being a student of commerce, I have heard, read and mugged Corporate Social Responsibility so many times. For the first time, I am personally being a part of Corporate Social Responsibility.Untitled

I am writing this post as a part of an initiative by Franklin Templeton Investments, named “The Idea Caravan “. Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012. In this event few speakers came forward to share their innovative story which is solely in betterment of India. I believe, participation and support of Franklin Templeton Investments was a contribution towards the society, by whatever name you call it.

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I was checking my Facebook and I found that my father liked a post of his friend. I seen a long writing there and jumped into with curiosity, after all what My father has liked ! I read the whole status update. It is written by a Father addressing her daughter who is leaving home for further studies. It contains few most important life lessons which one should look after and each and every youth should think about it. Read it with an open mind, It’s not a lecture of preaching. It’s a perfect concentrated juice by a father to his daughter to digest at early stage of life. Please have a read..

Note : This is written by my father’s friend Chetan Naik to his daughter.

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We’re now just days from college bound. My daughter, my only girl, is preparing to leave the nest and entering a new chapter in her life. I’ve been thinking about so many things that I want my daughter to know before she leaves for college and beyond. It’s not as if I haven’t prepared her these past years and now I’m going to lay it all out for her to grasp during the remaining moments that we have together.Continue reading