Monday, January 6, 2014

Are you the CEO of your career ?

Wish you all a Happy new year! At the outset, i have to admit that i dont feel good to be away from this blog for really a long while. But good thing is i am back to contributing whatever little i can.

As its the start of new year, i intended to share some good special stuff that i learned a while earlier. I had the privilege of attending a session conducted by Mr. Ravi Venkatesan, now better know as the author of the book Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere. He was earlier the Country Manager of Microsoft India.

He delivered the talk titled "You are the CEO of your life. Take charge!" and some the points that he shared are listed below-

1. Define what success means to you. Do what you love, love what you do.
2. Early on differentiate yourself through initiative, excellence and personal accountability.
3. Take big challenges and tenaciously see them through. Leave a Legacy.
4. Develop financial freedom early.
5. Seek mentor (called as God in human form). A good mentor is the one who sees something in you that you won't yourself see.
6. Cultivate self-awareness. Build on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Manage your weakness but focus on your strengths.
7. Remember: Its all about People.
8. Develop Courage.
   Do what's right not what's convenient.
   Take big risks and deal with failure.
   Ask for forgiveness, not for permission.
   Confront your fears; go outside your comfort zone. Lean into your fears.
9. Make time for important things. Family, Health, the inner journey.
10. Luck matters more than you think, so be humble and grateful.
I hope to be more regular in sharing stuff by means of this blog in 2014. If all goes as i am thinking, i intend to share some of the stuff i have been working on researching of late.

Please stay tuned!

Image source:

1 comment:

Estimation said...

Great post. Very informative and effective writing.