Monday, May 24, 2010

Fundas From Fundoos

My recent trip to Singapore made me meet some good set of young and dynamic managers, they were with so much enthusiasm, thoughts and as usual vengeance with their superiors a.k.a managers. What impressed me to write about them now? It was so much fun listening to them and their daily chores at work. I always wanted to see a perfect manager, my definition of perfection is one who is aggressive & assertive and steals the minds of his fellow mates with his words and managerial talent. I would rate my first manager whom I have worked under or rather worked along as the closest to get to the above mentioned quality, such an inspiration, but am not going to talk about his talent in this post (sorry boss if you are reading this :p).

Coming back to my recent trip: I will quote on so many things that I have learned from them, it was all fundas put up in a very funny way because finally it would end up in smashing the stupid work culture / attitude of their managers, I kept laughing and glued onto their thoughts. One such thought still stuck or made to stick on my so called brain was the principle of life or work or management or whatever you call it, it still holds good.

1. Control Fear (nothing works without making that extra step)
2. Have Clarity (in what you speak / understand)
3. Using the power that you get by doing the above two things, and the final one is
4. Respecting time

I was like so new to listing down things, if I was given a chance to list down, would have come up with such a huge list all ending up on the four points :) and I accept am so screwed up especially on the fourth area, ask me to come early to any place and I would surely be there neither before nor on time. Every now and then these managers whom I have met get so frustrated with their managers and I think to myself if the person whom they were referring to was in front of them he would surely make the place wet :p. The topics get so deviated when we sit and speak about work, managers and the things that are happening around, at one point I would think and track back, sheesh where did we start? Suddenly we get into wealth management and there comes a sweet quote which goes like this 'Wealth is what you are and not what you have', guess what would I have done listening to such a quote, just rocked by head front and back obviously in a gesture of acceptance and smiling away on a thought worth so much.

To round it up, I have learned so many things about managers and what would one expect to learn when you work under 7 to 8 managers in just 2.5 years of your work life, looks like crash course on management. 'When you get your chances of being a manager, do all the bad things that your manager taught you in a better way'

I know that last statement was so confusing, may be thats because am starting to walk on that dithered path myself :).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My body kept walking but my soul stayed

Its been two long years to update my blog. So many things to remember and so much to let out. I have been traveling, getting to know people outside India and how things work outside my own small world. I really cannot rate my life, have traveled to 4 countries in 2 years and the longest being Malaysia. Many of them who know me think I have enjoyed doing this, as I said I cannot really rate it. I have lost the best things in life but at the same time known so much in life at a very young age. As everyone knows 'Ignorance is Bliss', there is a slight worry in myself that I would lose the gift of ignorance. I have realized that nothing stays in life and nothing is meant to be yours, I am responsible for what I am and what I do and things that happen to me and around me. Love the world and there is no guarantee that you will be loved back and even if it does, does not stay for long.

Coming back to the present, been doing good at work. Even though I do not care much about work and work related issues, at work things are just fitting into place without much effort. There is no such term as Personal life for a loner like me, its the way you have to be. Eat alone, sleep alone, go to movies alone, work alone and keep searching for a company all alone.

Until a few months back, I changed my tagline from being a loner to a social animal, not just 'cause of the social networking sites that are around but to a bunch of lovely people who have taken me out of my depression and loneliness. What else I need? They make fun of each other - makes me laugh out, they watch movies and have fun together - makes me happy, they eat together - makes my body feel sumptuous, they love each other - which makes me show my love too. The only reason that I am still staying here in Malaysia, its them. I have realized that the only hardship of any relationship is missing your loved ones.

I will post more on the travel destinations that I have made, its been hectic, dramatic and lots of things for my brain to process.

A Backpacker for life.