Food For Thought For Thursday, January 19th, 2012

When the Thrill Is Gone

by Unknown

Sometimes  we have a love-hate relationship with our jobs. This feeling may cause you to think that you need to change jobs when what you really need to change is your relationship with your job. How can you do that? By working on it. Here are some suggestions to help you:

  • What about your job still excites you? Is it giving presentations? Is it solving staff difficulties? Is it training and teaching? Is it the way you feel when you finish a project, streamline a process? Find at least one thing about your job that still makes you feel good.
  • Focus on yourself. Improve  what you do. Why continue to do your job the same old way? Be creative and make things easier for yourself.
  • Enrich the quality of your life on the job. What about your coworkers? With which ones could you cultivate or deepen a friendship? Don’t know? Take time to find out, and then work on these relationships. They add depth and positive feelings to your work life.
  • Don’t take criticism personally. Look at it as feedback, another person’s perception. See it as another person’s analysis of your work, not something carved in stone about you personally.
  • Make an analysis of your own. Write down all the areas that cause stress on the job. Some of them you may be able to change; some of them you may not be able to change. But at least you’ll know concretely and exactly what these stressors are instead of perceiving one big, all-consuming bundle of stress.
  • Notice where you’re disorganized. Make a to-do list, have a place for everything and everything in its place, prioritize tasks and problems, organize your office and your work flow.
  • Don’t let yourself stagnate. Increase your skills and competencies on the job and off the job. Take a class you have an interest in; join a group of some kind. As you grow, you may find you like your job much better, or you may find something else you’d rather do, someplace else you’d rather work. Either way, you’ll feel better if you’re growing. There’s definitely excitement in that.
  • Don’t be work obsessed. Spend part of your time in activities you enjoy that are not work related. Fun with family and friends should not be a secondary part of your life. If they are, you’re living an unbalanced life. No wonder you feel dissatisfied.
  • Find your bliss. The secret of happiness is not in getting the things you like but in liking the things you get. Another side to this is that you are more likely to get things you like when you close down your self-pity party and   change what you can and build on what you enjoy. Live your life according to what you want. And accept that other people’s wants sometimes conflict with yours. That doesn’t make you trapped. That makes you tap your own creativity and live your life to the fullest.


Food For Thought For Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Steps To Happiness  

Author Unknown  


Everybody Knows:
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.


Food For Thought For Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to wish Sumita a very happy birthday today.  Let's make her proud!

If You Think

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't! If you want to win, but think you can't, It's almost a cinch you won't.   If you think you'll lose, you're lost; For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will; It's all in the state of the mind.   Life's battles don't always go To the stronger and faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can.

Walter D. Wintle


Food For Thought for January 13th, 2012

A Short Course in Human Relations

 The six most important words: I admit that I was wrong. The five most important words: You did a great job. The four most important words: What do you think? The three most important words: Could you please. . . The two most important words: Thank you. The most important word: We. The least important word: I.



Bollywood Flashback-LA’s FIRST Old School Bollywood Party THIS SUNDAY 1.15.2012

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Food For Thought For January 12th, 2012

From Candles to Soap

In 1879, Procter and Gamble's best seller was candles. But the company was in trouble. Thomas Edison had invented the light bulb, and it looked as if candles would become obsolete. Their fears became reality when the market for candles plummeted since they were now sold only forspecial occasions.

The outlook appeared to be bleak for Procter and Gamble. However, at this time, it seemed that destiny played a dramatic part in pulling the struggling company from the clutches of bankruptcy. A forgetful employee at a small factory in Cincinnati forgot to turn off his machine when he went to lunch. The result? A frothing mass of lather filled with air bubbles. He almost threw the stuff away but instead decided to make it into soap. The soap floated. Thus, Ivory soap was born and became the mainstay of the Procter and Gamble Company.

Why was soap that floats such a hot item at that time? In Cincinnati, during that period, some people bathed in the Ohio River. Floating soap would never sink and consequently never got lost. So, Ivory soap became a best seller in Ohio and eventually across the country also.

Like Procter and Gamble, never give up when things go wrong or when seemingly unsurmountable problems arise. Creativity put to work can change a problem and turn it into a gold mine.