Is it something that you really want?

The world is glorifying what they have done.
Making all attempts to get famous (nothing wrong btw).
Or justifying why their parents failed them.

I get that.
I hear that.
I understand where you are coming from.

The only question is: Do you really want it?

If yes, please stop reading this right now.

However, if what you are chasing is something you don’t like fully, perhaps today is a good day to start with thinking alone for 30 minutes. Don’t you think so?

The Taj difference

Last weekend, as I went with my team to Goa, we stayed in the Taj.

In the past, I have stayed in several 3 and 4 star hotels of small and medium brands, however, staying in the Taj showed what luxury looks like. Here is what were the differences between the Taj and other hotels:

  1. The cutlery was kept in an envelope on your table. Always. It made it look so neat.
  2. There was a table + 2 chairs in each balcony. Didn’t see it in any hotel or resort so far.
  3. The buttons had names printed on them – vestibule, master, directions of lights, etc.
  4. The fridge cabinet was beautiful – looked like 9 synchronous drawers.
  5. The TV was not fitted ON the wall, it was fitted IN a custom made hole inside the wall.
  6. The Chef prepared onion and garlic free upma and sambhar for me – because that is how I like it.
  7. The breakfast menu – every head had 2-3 more items than the usual buffet – which made it grand. Also, each head was kept separately – a strategy to think for other hotels.
  8. An indoor AND an outdoor restaurant by the sea.

These were the differences I noticed, other than the usual ones, such as – bigger rooms, nice toiletries, outdoor decorations, super clean and classic washrooms, lotsss of bottles of water being given in housekeeping, glass door on the bathroom but nothing was visible, no need to ask for bathroom slippers or toothbrushes like other hotels – they were by default present, clean roads of the resort, etc.

Overall, a wonderful experience! The Taj rocks 🙂

Okay, some pics here.

PS: If you look on the outside, there was no difference between a 4 star and the Taj. However, when you look closely, you see all the differences.

Goa done well!

Last weekend, we went for an offsite trip to Goa – all of us colleagues and the boss – for three days.

Some learnings from the trip:

  1. Using money is a wonderful advantage – it makes things better for everyone. Money isn’t the root cause of all evil – it just magnifies you as a person!
  2. People ARE different in person and on the camera. Changed perspectives about several team mates after this one – gladly!
  3. Who you are on your vacations is who you are as a person!
  4. You don’t change on vacations, you change on the days you work.
  5. My favourite: Working out on vacations is a wonderful thing!

One more: #6: Goa is awe!

Some pics for you all…

Principles

Principles aren’t something you have and you give up when convenient.

Principles are something you swear by, no matter what happens!

Principles are something you live by, even when the going gets tough.

At first, you define your principles. Later, they define you. Choose them wisely. And change them, when they don’t help.

More power

There is no other way of protecting your power than staying quiet.

When we want to move ahead in life, it is easy to talk it out loud and ask people to love you.

The other and the more convenient way is to go within and see what all you are capable of.

The only great thing is, you won’t be able to disappoint yourself of it ever!

Some days like none other

Some days are hard.

You just don’t want to do anything.

Not because you are lazy or you are procrastinating.

Rather because it was a difficult day.

And in such situations, nothing but a small action will help you.

Send that one email.

Write that one goal.

Read through five pages.

Be grateful for the food on your plate.

Maybe one small meditation commentary.

Slowly, go within. You will get out of these days, just like you have gotten out of all of them in the past.