The Digital Influence program had been launched in February 2010, after almost eight months of planning. Seventy-five software subject matter experts (SMEs) were selected to help the firm achieve its desired objectives.
On August 16, 2011, in dialogue with Roshni Sengupta, Digital Strategy and Marketing manager, IBM Software Group, India/South Asia, (see Exhibit 1), Bajaj asserted that IBM’s achievements, though commendable in such a short time, were not unexpected.
However, the objectives of the digital influence strategy—an increase in brand perception and the creation of technology evangelists— remained to be achieved.
Within a year, in 2011, share of reach for all the brands had improved substantially. Lotus had the maximum rate of increase at 1,933 per cent, followed by Information Management (IM) with 421.8 per cent.
Although the percentage increase was as per the projections, Bajaj was hesitant about declaring victory at this point.Was the model sustainable? What challenges did IBM face in the implementation process? Would the current plan of operations help IBM gain market space and create technical evangelists?
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Creating a sacred space for your soul power retrieval
Imagine if there is a space in your heart to retrieve your souls vibrational essence or signature power – what could that power be?
Many of us know that we are spiritual beings in a human form , so it is obvious that we have a signature spiritual blueprint of the divine within us!
It is all waiting to sprout and bloom within us and it is upto our own choice and intention that we allow ourselves to realize our own ‘Beingness’ potential.
What difference would that make in the way you live your life and, in particular, the way you see your major life challenges? That new perspective could shift your entire life — for the better. – Rob Schwartz
As our soul is made up of flesh and blood its connected to the five elements or ‘Panchamahabhootas’ namely – Fire, Water, Earth, Ether and Air .
We can do a small invocation prayer to the five elements and pray to these elements to take us into their space that has infinite potential and infinite power to help you express yourself in the truest and most authentic way in this lifetime.
The inner guidance given to me at this point in time is to first create a space that helps you connect to that power and potential in your heart.And you can define the imagery or visualise a form that is best suited for you to grow and develop yourself. This the masters or the light council call it your divine blueprint or sacred innerspace that can manifest in the outer space.
You can make it as beautiful and serene and add play and color to your imagination and bring to life the characters and roles that you might be playing if you were to be in that most authentic version of “U”.
This photograph reminded me of the vision that I had long back about my life’s blueprint and I invite you to envision yours! Let me know how it goes for you!
This article is about women’s health.
What they need and they should be doing to be fit and healthy at any age?
There are hundreds and thousands of articles, books, media sources and materials available in the world that tell us how to stay healthy. How many of us have time to research, read and scour this multitude of information? Further, how do we trust all the information available out there? This article has done all the work for you. Of course, not every tip or piece of worldly advice can be put on these few pages but the most important information is here. Keep a copy and hand this out to all the women you know, it is for every female aged 1-100.
From age 1-10
Staying healthy and starting healthy habits begins the minute we are born. What can we do for those at these young and tender ages? Mothers begin by breast-feeding. They can introduce healthy items at meal times when babies are ready for solid food. Required immunisations need to be kept up to date. From birth through young childhood, the intake of a chewable tablet vitamin supplement must become part of their daily routine. Be sure to watch what ingredients are in those children’s multi vitamins you purchase. Your paediatrician or family physician can advise you of the proper vitamin supplement needed for your child’s specific body type and physical condition. Starting with healthy eating and lifestyle habits in young childhood sets the stage for your child’s good health into middle childhood and the adolescent years.
Good health is critical for young women. It ís important to remember a few key things about this age group. The young girl/woman will be experiencing a growth spurt, which may be accompanied by what is known as growing pains. Healthy habits will assure her full attention span and enough energy to participate in school activities and classroom learning. Her body is also preparing for the beginning of menstruation. Puberty begins and the brain starts its process of sending messages to the hormonal system and the reproductive organs begin to develop. Good nutrition along with a vitamin supplement will also ready her body for excellent reproductive health and potential child bearing. Most importantly, by the age of 20 if she has developed these few health habits, the young woman is likely to carry those into her adult years.
If a female person is developmentally on course and is dedicated to maintaining optimum health, she should remain healthy into her later years. These years of 20-39 are when women become busy with careers and/or having children or starting a family. Many experts agree that this is also a time when women will postpone or neglect their own health in order to provide care for others. Remember, you are not going to be able to provide much help, care or assistance for others if you yourself are ill, exhausted or nutritionally deficient. Let’s discuss how women can avoid this trap and insure their own good health.
i Eat healthy foods. Avoiding unhealthy fats and consuming raw fruits and vegetables go a long way in staying nutritionally stable.
ii Watch your dieting habits. While there are many diet plans out there, the simplest is almost always more effective. Watching portion size and the ingredients (fat, calories and sugar) in foods will often net the best weight loss results. It is wise to note that losing or maintaining your desired weight means one thing, there needs to be more calories burned than what has been consumed. This can be accomplished with:
iii Exercise. Whether you are a regular attendee at the local gym or you workout at home, there are certain types of exercise that will benefit you the most. One exercise routine must raise your heart rate (cardiovascular health). Another should include free-weights or weight lifting in some form (bone health and strengthening). Additionally, walking, dancing and swimming can tone the body. Weight loss in pounds alone will make you happy when you step on the scales but most women want that loose skin (abdomen, underarms, and thighs) to tighten up as well. If you just can’t find the time to exercise, try these activities:
iv Park in the last open parking space far away from the storefront and walk.
v At home, grab some large juice bottles that have the indented areas for carrying or milk jugs and do some curls.
vi Take the stairs instead of elevators in public places
vii Take a stroll through your neighbourhood every night after dinner
viii Visit your gynaecologist every year for a PAP test (more often if your doctor suggests or your last one came back with an abnormal result). PAP tests are essential towards maintaining a healthy reproductive system. They are used to detect cervical cancer and infections among other things.
x Perform your own self-breast exams.
xi Make an appointment at age 39 for your first mammogram.
xii Take regular multi vitamins every day. Add other supplements including calcium, Fish Oil and Vitamin C. Do some research on the types and amounts of vitamins and/or supplements you could be taking. I found vitanetonline.com to be very helpful for this kind of information. Also, it has been found that women in these childbearing years are lacking in the amount of folic acid they need. Insufficient amounts of folic acid have been linked to birth defects of the brain in newborns. These birth defects can be avoided if a woman takes sufficient amounts of folic acid before she conceives and during the early, first trimester of pregnancy.
xiii Not least of all, are these tips to good health that most informational sources rarely mention.
xiv Find a spiritual path or connection. These are highly personal so I won’t offer any suggestions. Women have chosen a religion, nature, prayer, rituals, a quiet room and many others to find that place within self where they can be at peace.
xv Keep your mental health a priority. Talk to a professional therapist if you need some guidance or direction.
xvi Avoid unhealthy relationships. If you are being abused in any manner by anyone, seek help
While all these tips for the age 20-39 group will keep a woman in optimum health, most of these need to be implemented and continued into the later years as well.
These are the years that many women claim that they become wiser. Some even claim that it is the best time of life they ever experienced. The tips for the 20-39 age groups hold true for women beyond 40; some exceptions would include the advice on folic acid intake, the amount of weight carried in the free-weight exercise routines, the limitations of exercise that may create falls, accidents or injuries and the PAP tests. Regular PAP test examinations usually ceases around 80 years of age but ask your doctor first.
From ages 40-50 a woman can expect pre-menopausal symptoms. Again, the changes that occur in any woman’s life can never be set at a certain age. There are women that may never have any disrupting symptoms of menopause. Other women may begin menopause at age 40 others might be near 50. Some women may become post-menopausal at age 45 and others at age 52-55. No matter what the age of onset or completion, menopause happens. Be sure to talk to your doctor about remedies for the symptoms of menopause. There are hormone replacement therapies (HRT) as well as some natural supplements to ease menopause. Taking soy isoflavones, in capsule form, have recently been regarded by some women as helpful in decreasing their hot flashes.
While awareness of the importance of calcium and its consumption should be well established by age 15, many older women still don’t find it a concern. Osteoporosis (bone weakness) can begin to occur as early as age 35. By the time you get into this age group of 40+ and you haven’t been caring for your calcium needs, you might expect by age 60 to see the results in your body. We have all seen the women with humps below their neck at the spine. We have seen the stooped walks and heard of women in this age group having falls that break their hips and other bone structures. This is a result of weak bones. There are also hereditary factors that play into whether or not we get osteoporosis. Take your calcium !
1. Keep exercising but know your limitations
2. Continue getting mammograms
3. Keep eating healthy. If you like gardening, that’s light exercise and you can eat healthy too.
4. Stay socially active
Women are living longer. We are living longer because the importance of diet, exercise, vitamin and supplement intakes and other information has become easily available. But living longer is not necessarily a good thing if the QUALITY of our lives is not taken into account.
If you follow these tips and commit yourself to making healthy lifestyle choices then all your years can be filled with happiness, peace and good health.
Hormones are chemicals, which transfer information and regulate many processes throughout the body. They serve many important functions in our lives. For women there are many specialized female hormones that affect them from the beginning of life right into old age so it is important to learn as much as possible about them.
As we grow up from childhood and begin to develop, hormones once held dormant, begin to be released and cause many changes in physical appearance. There are also many internal differences as well. Female hormones are responsible for all the specialised development that a girl goes through in becoming a woman. The process usually takes around four years and in this time varying hormone levels can be difficult to adapt to. As the process begins, the hypothalamus begins to release hormones that will in turn trigger another endocrine gland, the pituitary gland, to release two other hormones. These two hormones are luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These are sent to the ovaries, which are then stimulated to create their own female hormones.
Female hormones are also necessary in regulating a womenís menstrual cycle, allowing her to give birth. The main hormones produced by the ovaries are progesterone and estrogen. These along with LH and FSH have a large role in a womenís natural cycle. Hormones take a drastic change when a woman becomes pregnant as well. Estrogen and Progesterone levels remain high in the body during this time. There are many different hormones as well. Each hormone involved in pregnancy serves a vital role in this complex cycle.
After a pregnancy, hormone levels yet again take another drastic change, reverting back to normal levels. This can be difficult for some women to adapt to and there are a number of negative symptoms that are believed to be caused by the many hormonal changes occurring in the body. Female hormones and their affect on emotional and psychological behavior are still not very well known however.
Women undergo another change in hormone levels at around the age of 45-50. At this point the ovaries become unable to produce normal amounts of female hormones. This is known as menopause. When the process begins there may be irregularities in the menstrual cycle until finally it ceases altogether. This can have a negative effect on many aspects of health as estrogen serves many functions including protecting the heart and bones. There are also various other negative side effects caused by menopause such as hot flashes and bone loss. There are however, a number of ways to treat the side effects including with hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy may even be able to protect against osteoporosis and heart disease however this therapy requires a balance that should be discussed with your doctor.
From the very beginning of life, female hormones have a great effect on a woman’s life. They shape appearances, make having children possible and are responsible for many important experiences for a women. Knowing all you can about these important parts of your body is important in keeping healthy.
Are you constantly Binge Eating ? Do you feel that are you dealing with Self worth issues ? Do you always find yourself justifying your image and identity to people ? Have you been through Body shaming ? If you are nodding to any of these challenges then read on….
I fundamentally believe in tapping on the meridians and unlocking the trapped energies for creating a new association for the neurological pathways . It is possible that any negative or unresourceful behaviours and habits that are carried out at the physical level can be rewired and repatterned with new language , new words and affirmations provided there is a space created for awareness , stillness and pause . When one enters into a deep contemplation and peaceful state of mind , then one is infused with and surrounded with white Light ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Here is a video on How I used EFT Therapy with NLP and counselling for a client who had eating disorders and magic happened when awareness kicked in and realisations that made her feel powerful at the end session !
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If you own your own business or are an entrepreneur, you can often be faced with challenges that strike down your motivation to go on.
But here are a few ways you can reign in the troops and find the spirit to keep going.
- Define your core values. I realised it late in my journey that it is important to understand and identify my Core business values encapsulated in my mission statement.It guided my actions and my venture through times good and bad times by helping me find direction and bringing me through turbulent times.
- “Making money” is not a goal that’s sure to keep you motivated when clients aren’t coming, but “delivering sustainable sources of energy” or something similarly specific will help you stay motivated towards a goal that forms the bigger picture.
- Take a look at the checkpoints. There was initially a gap between my desired results and the actual results of what’s happened so far because my goal was monolithic and too far into the future. I took a look at smaller components to get a more accurate picture of how things were progressing, which also bolstered my motivation to continue carrying the torch for others.
- Surround yourself with friends. The people around me played a big role in my success. When it came to running my own business, there are a lot of naysayers out there who would throw in their two cents, but I learnt to take it all with a grain of salt. Instead, seek out like-minded visionaries and entrepreneurs, both at networking events and in casual contexts. Get inspiration and motivation from those in a similar station who also have an imaginative vision for the future.
- Remember that the grass isn’t always greener. If you’re one of those business owners who have previous experience in the nine-to-five economy, remember what it was like to sign away your schedule and practically your soul to a corporate overlord. While running your business is tough, it sure beats being underpaid, unappreciated, and overworked by someone who can just flick you away at the drop of the hat. Do you really want to return to that kind of environment?
- Figure out what you want. Desire is the motivating force behind almost anything, and business is no different. If you’ve pegged your desires as shallow goals like making more cash, it can be easy to get discouraged. But if you dig a little deeper and get to some core reasons for being inspired, it’s easier to stay the course—for example, a better home, providing for your family, or enjoying life to the fullest.
How to stop 🛑 Taking on the Energy of Others?
This post is Especially for Virtual trainers , teachers , counselors , healthcare workers , sellers, sensitive empaths , caring managers , caregivers , counselors , coaches .
To protect ourselves from taking on any negative energy from people or situations, we can learn to shield. 🛑
🤷🏻♀️There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort.
🙅🏼♀️It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you.
🙅🏼♀️Being around toxic or angry people is also draining.
🙅🏼♀️And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers your energy levels rather than perks you up.
🙅🏼♀️This is not that unusual.
💁♀️Each of us radiates energy and is capable of being influenced by the energy of other people.
🙅🏼♀️It is important to learn how to shield yourself, so you don’t unknowingly take on someone else’s energy.
🙆♀️While some people know how to instinctively protect themselves from being adversely affected by energy, most of us need to discover and practice the technique that works best.
There are a number of ways to avoid being affected by people’s energy.
✅Shielding is one preventative technique you can use.
✅Center yourself and envision being enveloped in a cocoon of loving and protective light.
This protective layer should allow you to consciously regulate the energy around you.
✅The intent to shield oneself is all you need for this technique to work. You can even create a trigger word to assist you in quickly creating a shield.
✅Say this word each time you create a new shield, until the word and the shield become automatically associated in your mind.
✅If you run into a person whose energy you find draining, you may want to cleanse your own energy field after your encounter.
✅Sage, cold showers, singing, mineral water baths, spending time in nature, and a simple break to recharge are all ways to accomplish this.
While it is important to know how to shield yourself from energy, there are those energies that you may not want to shut out.
The energy of laughter from a newborn baby, the feeling of joy radiating from someone in love, and the frequency of calm emanating from an enlightened teacher are just some of the energies coming from others that you may want to have around you.
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What are some of the qualities and traits that differentiate between the good and the extra-ordinary leaders?
Through history we have known hundreds of thousands of leaders -and probably millions today, leading the economy or workplaces to their capacities.
1. Integrity: If a leader isn’t honest and doesn’t adhere to a moral code, how can they willingly expect other people to follow them? When people see that a person walks the walk in addition to talking the talk, they have more respect for that person, and more natural desire to follow them.
2. Confidence. A good leader is confident in their ability to lead. If they’re timid and afraid, nobody is going to feel confident following them. A leader who speaks with assertion will find their orders followed effectively, while a leader who hems and haws will frequently open themselves up to negotiation.
3. Commitment. A good leader needs to have resolute commitment to their goals if they want their team to unflaggingly follow them uphill. When a leader shows passion, drive, and a willingness to get their hands dirty, the team will rally to the cause.
4. Communication. It’s incredibly frustrating to work with someone who doesn’t clearly spell out what they want. While miscommunication has literally lost battles and felled empires, good communication can help a leader and their team carry out a mission effectively.
5. Accountability. Nobody wants to work for someone who points fingers and passes the buck. It’s whiny, childish, and almost pitiful to see someone in power try and lay the blame on others, especially when those others are the proverbial little people beneath them. By contrast, people appreciate the humility that comes with a sense of accountability—they find it endearing and bonding.
6. Empathy. The best of leaders not only commands a team—they know their team. A leader who knows names, faces, and stories is someone with a team that feels appreciated, which in turn translates into success.
7. Empowerment. You may think that people have a natural tendency to avoid work, but that’s not entirely true. People actually want to feel useful, and appreciate a leader who can empower them to make the right choices without micromanaging.
8. Intelligence. You don’t have to be the brightest crayon in the box about everything, but you better know what you’re talking about if you’re a leader—and if you don’t, at least surround yourself with people who do.
What comes to your mind when you think of extra ordinary leadership?
“You have got to do your own growing , no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
When I read this proverb ,for the first time, a few years in a book by #Shishir Srivastava (author of the book) namely “The Eight Powers within you” , it didn’t make sense to me.
When I look back today ,after 8 years, it just made me feel powerful and I honored myself and my soul with immense gratitude. I said what a wise saying by a wise person. I used be carried away by motivational speakers and personal development leaders and entrepreneurs – for eg Vishen Lakhiani Tony Robbins Robin Sharma and many others.
I used to follow whatever strategies and talks and think that oh! they can do the stuff but I cannot because of umpteen reasons I could think of !!
But when I started on my journey to self realization,I got to know one thing..there is something common that we all have within us – It is that Will Power, that divine spark and each one of us are given a new day with an opportunity to learn , reflect , act , unlearn , let go and grow.
And if we keep doing one thing out of this again and again -we can certainly grow. You cant see this in a tangible way , it can be only experienced through your reflections , thought process , behaviours and feelings of happiness, inner tranquility, mental equilibrium, joy.
So I invite each one of you today, is to look within and identify that one big learning or area of growth . write down in one statement – Where has the biggest learning come from, in your life ?
* Does it come from relationships ? Career ? Fitness? Community ? Business ? Profession? and let me know here!
Chances are that the person who has done the qualitative analysis between Becoming and Doing by pausing , reflecting ,regathering their energy and have acted wisely have grown immensely and not the ones who are constantly busy in the act of ‘doing’ …
I’d rather ‘Become’ who I want to ‘BE’ than ‘DO’ the things I don’t wan’t to ‘BE”. That’s what defines my growth and learning.
When we think of leadership, we sometimes think of epic moments like George Washington crossing the Delaware, or Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But what makes a leader great in a less epic venue, like work?
A good leader at work is a good communicator and clearly spells out expectations. Not only that, they foster good communication between their team. A great leader goes above and beyond leveraging chats, emails, and texting groups to bring their team together around workplace issues. They don’t just offer tools for networking—they help develop a sense of how to communicate effectively.
A good leader in the workplace cares about their employees and shows it. Remembering the details of their lives and asking follow up questions (in a non-invasive way) about spouses, children, parents, and life events shows that they care about their employees and view them as more than just human chattel.
A good leader is someone who people are not afraid to approach with a question or concern. Sometimes the office door needs to be closed. But when it doesn’t, leave it open, and maybe even have a bowl of candy or some coffee for visiting employees. They shouldn’t dread your office like they did the principal’s; they should know it’s a safe haven they can turn to for help.
Everybody loves a boss who does nice things for the team, whether it’s renting a food cart for lunch or taking everyone to a movie. Bosses and managers who use rewards to motivate their team rather than threats and punishments will find they have a much more effective workforce.
As the captain of the team, you’ll find that leading with example is the best way to go. If you’re plugged into the mission of your company or care about what your business does, that enthusiasm will be contagious and spread to your workers. Read up regularly on your field, network at events and attend conferences to be a cutting edge player in your line of work.
Nobody wants a tyrant for a boss, but they also don’t want a pushover. A good leader needs to be firm and resolute and also know when to put their proverbial foot down in a respectful way, whether it’s breaking up a water-cooler party or discussing mismanaged time with an employee. Clarify your principles and rules and stick to your guns—although per our earlier points, know when to bend the rules for extenuating circumstances.