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A poor man asked the Buddha, “Why am I so poor?”

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The Buddha said, “you do not learn to give.”
So the poor man said, “If I’m not having anything?”
Buddha said: “You have a few things,
The Face, which can give a smile;
Mouth, you can praise or comfort others;
The Heart, it can open up to others;
Eyes, who can look the other with the eyes of goodness;
Body, which can be used to help others.”
So, actually, we are not poor at all, poverty of spirit is the real poverty.

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Working Together For A Happy Workplace

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Where do you draw the line when it comes to the responsibility of providing workplace happiness? While there is much proof that productivity is higher in a workplace where everyone is happy, who is responsible for making it happen?

If a business owner is doing their part by providing a healthy, ethical, and safe environment, isn’t it then up to the employees whether or not they choose to be happy while they are there?  These three bullet points above are essential for employers to provide if they want to even have a shot at having happy employees. If they are successful then employees need to make the choice, happy or not happy?

At times, it may be hard to figure out what we love about our job, but we should be able to find something we like and focus on that. If you work with the public, you must enjoy people…

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Successful Communication

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Good communicators know that just because something was said doesn’t mean it was heard. Great communicators know that even if it was heard it doesn’t mean it was understood.

Lack of communication can be deadly for an organization, most people realize that. What some people, and unfortunately some leaders, don’t understand is that miscommunication can be just as deadly. Wars, including world wars, have literally been caused by miscommunication.

One cause of miscommunication is an ill informed communicator. One thing I often tell people who want to be a better presenter is that if you know what you’re talking about there is no need to be nervous. I also tell them that if you don’t know what you’re talking about there is no need to be talking.

Even well informed communicators can sometimes miscommunicate. But the very best communicators don’t. They consistently apply the following four principles for successful communication.

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Be You…

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

The only thing wrong with trying to please everyone is that there’s always at least one person who will remain unhappy. You…

~ Elizabeth Parker

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KANNADASAN’S POEM 1-EXPERIENCE IS GOD!

Envius Thoughts

  1. அனுபவமே கடவுள்

பிறப்பின் வருவது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
பிறந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
படிப்பெனச் சொல்வது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
படித்துப் பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
அறிவெனச் சொல்வது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
அறிந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
அன்பெனப் படுவது என்னெனக் கேட்டேன்
அளித்துப் பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
பாசம் என்பது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
பகிர்ந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
மனையாள் சுகமெனில் யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
மணந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
பிள்ளை என்பது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
பெற்றுப் பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
முதுமை என்பது யாதெனக் கேட்டேன்
முதிர்ந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
வறுமை என்பது என்னெனக் கேட்டேன்
வாடிப் பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
இறப்பின் பின்னது ஏதெனக் கேட்டேன்
இறந்து பாரென இறைவன் பணித்தான்!
‘அனுபவித்தேதான் அறிவது வாழ்க்கையெனில்
ஆண்டவனே நீ ஏன்’ எனக் கேட்டேன்!
ஆண்டவன் சற்றே அருகு நெருங்கி
‘அனுபவம் என்பதே நான்தான்’ என்றான்!

Translation in English.

Experience is God!

What comes of birth I asked

God commanded me to take birth and see!

What is said as education I asked

God commanded me to get education and see!

What is said as knowledge I asked

God commanded me to acquire knowledge and see!

What is…

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Neat and Tidy, As Walt Always Said

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No matter what type of job we have if the public sees us our appearance has influence on the company we work for.

It is human nature to make these types of judgments even when once they pop into our mind we try to discard them.

Our eyes are quick to transmit to our brain what they see and our brain is even faster to process the judgment before we can consciously say “No” to the thought.

It does seem unfair that our appearance carries such weight, but the fact is that it does.

Prior to Covid The Western Conference has been held at the Disneyland Hotel. Hopefully, next year we can resume an in person conference. When presenting at this professional conference I always pay close attention to all employees and how they appear and present to their guests.

All employees are clean and neat from Snow White to…

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Judka driver- Periyavaa

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*”இவர் தான் எனக்கு குரு-.- ஜட்கா ஓட்டியைப் பார்த்து மஹா பெரியவா”*

காஞ்சி மஹாப்பெரியவரை தங்கள் குருவாக ஏற்றவர்கள் எத்தனையோ பேர் உண்டு. வாழும் தெய்வமான அவரை, இன்றும் கூட பலரும் மானசீக குருவாக ஏற்று வருகின்றனர்.

ஆனால், அந்த குரு, தனக்கு குரு என்று யாரைச் சொன்னார் தெரியுமா? தெரிந்தால், மிகவும் ஆச்சரியப்படுவீர்கள்.

மஹாபெரியவரிடம் அளவற்ற பக்தி கொண்ட ஒரு பணக்கார பக்தர், அடிக்கடி காஞ்சி மடம் வந்து பெரியவரைத் தரிசித்து செல்வார். ஒருமுறை, அவர் தனது குடும்பத்தாருடன், தான் வாங்கிய புதிய காரில் மடத்திற்கு வந்தார்.

அதுசமயம் ஸ்ரீ மஹாபெரியவா அவர்கள் அருகிலுள்ள கலவை கிராமத்திற்கு சென்றுள்ளார் என்பதை அறிந்து, இவரும் அங்கு சென்றார்.

கலவையில் பெரியவரைத் தரிசித்த அவர், தன் கார் சாவியை பெரியவரிடம் கொடுத்து, “பெரியவரே! தாங்கள் தொட்டு ஆசிர்வதிக்க வேண்டும்,” என்றார்.

பெரியவர் அவரிடம், கலவையில் உள்ள ஒரு குறிப்பிட்ட இடத்தின் பெயரைச் சொல்லி, “நீ அங்கு செல். அங்குள்ள மரத்தின் அடியில், ஒரு பெரியவர் தாடி மீசையுடன் படுத்திருப்பார். அவரை உன் புதுக்காரில் அழைத்து வா,” என்று உத்தரவிட்டார்.

பெரியவர் சொன்னபடியே, அவரும் அங்கு சென்று அந்த முதியவரை அழைத்து வந்தார். இருவரும் பெரியவர் முன்னால் அடக்கமாக நின்றனர்.

பெரியவர் பணக்காரரிடம்,
“இவரை யாரென்று உனக்குத் தெரியாது. ஏன் அழைத்து வரச்சொன்னேன் என்றும் தெரியாதல்லவா !

இவர் தான் எனக்கு குரு.

நான் துறவுப்பட்டம்…

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Looking To Get The Best From Your Employees?

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If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for you in your business you have probably ask yourself more than once, “How can I get the best out of my employees when they are at work?” I hear this question often when working or speaking with business owners.

All business owners would love to have employees that are naturally self-motivated, enjoy coming to work and want to do a fantastic job.  There is one thing business owners must remember and that is employees feel and see things a bit differently than the owner of the business.   Entrepreneurs are self-motivated by creating something from nothing, which is intrinsic motivation or internal motivation. 

The employee, sees and feel things quite the opposite, they are usually motivated more by external stimuli or extrinsic motivation, such as a raise, job security, benefits, work relationship, trust, personal growth and serving…

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Disengaged Management

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Often, when I have conversations with people I will ask about their employment and how they like their job. I usually hear one of two things; “I love my job, or I hate my job.” There are times when I might hear, “My job is okay, I am glad I have one, but it is just a job.”

In 2017 a Gallup pollshowed that 70% of Americans were disengaged with their job. So that is why you will probably find more people with negative responses about their employment than a positive, and things have not changed much for the positive regarding this, especially since so many people are unemployed during this time of the Pandemic.

This is really a terrible thing, as people need to work to support themselves and their families, yet if they have a job, they most likely hate going to work each day. Frankly, I cannot…

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5 Tips For Clearer Communication At Work

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As a business owner or manager have you struggled when you need to ask questions to your staff about their work task progress because you do not want to cause an employee to be on the defense?

Or do you ever wonder if your staff understand the instructions that they are being given and possibly therefore things are not running smoothly?

Clear communication takes skill to accomplish, and it also takes time to develop good communication skills.

I remember few years ago I was talking with an office manager who said she was having problems with her staffmembers completing tasks she had assignedthem. She felt it really was not her staff’s fault as much as it was hers and how she gave instructions.

When it came to delegating to her staff members, she would become a little nervous thinking she might sound “bossy” so she gave instructions quick and vague…

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