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How to manager your life - A nice analogy

A professor stood before his philosophy class 
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, if the jar was full?
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar.   He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full.
The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.  The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor,   as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else --The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,'  He continued,
there is no room for  the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled
'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
There's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'
indeed a great wisdom article !!!

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Wise Thoughts: Blaming Something or Someone

When someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done and when we are not able to accept it, we become angry.

However, When someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done - and we are able to accept it- we remain tolerant.

When someone has something which we don't have,

world's first Rickshaw that uses recycled animal & human trash :)

The Denver Zoo introduces world's first poo-powered Auto-Rickshaw

In a first of its kind, the Denver Zoo unveiled the world's first poo-powered motorized tuk-tuk that embodies the Zoo's novel technology that is awaiting patenting. 
Denver Zoo's Poo-Powered Rickshaw
Denver Zoo's Poo-Powered Rickshaw

The World's First All Diamond Ring

Mar 23, 2012 10:32 AM
Shawish Jewelry has unveiled "The World's Fist All Diamond Ring." This 150 carat bad boy is carved from one single-faceted diamond and it will set you back $68 million.
At first this ring could come across as some type of publicity stunt, but Mohamed Shawesh, President and CEO of Geneva-based Shawish Jewelry, seems genuine and passionate about the reasons he wanted to create it.

"A ring made entirely of a faceted diamond has always seemed like a fantasy, It seemed impossible, so we decided to embark on the adventure of creating it. To create the perfect diamond ring is the epitome of art."
This ring was definitely a labor of love for the designer. In 2009 they sought to get a copyright on the design and in 2010 it was finally secured, but the ring was far from fruition.

Effective Communication - Berlo's model


While the Aristotle model of communication puts the speaker in the central position and suggests that the speaker is the one who drives the entire communication, the Berlo's model of communication takes into account the emotional aspect of the message. Berlo's model of communication operates on the SMCR model.
In the SMCR model
  • S - Stands for Source
  • M - Message
  • C - Channel
  • R - Receiver

iیک زندہ اور خوبصورت قوم کی ایک خوبصورت کہانی

تاریخ سولہ مارچ 2011

شام کا وقت 

مقام فوکو شیما جاپان 

آج زلزلے کو پانچ دن گزر چکے ہیں . ایک مقامی سکول میں ایک چیئرٹی آرگنائزیشن پناہ گزینوں میں خوراک تقسیم کر رہی ہے. ایک بہت لمبی قطار میں لوگ اپنی باری کے انتظار میں کھڑے ہیں. 

قطار کے آخر پر ایک نو سال کا ایک ایسا معصوم سا بچہ بھی کھڑا ہے جس کے ماں باپ کو سونامی کا ایک ظالم ریلہ اس کی آنکھوں کے سامنے بہا کر لے گیا تھا وہ اس وقت تیسری منزل پر موجود تھا اس لئے بچ گیا اس سیلاب میں اس کے تمام رشتہ دار بہہ گئے تھے . 

Gandhi's top 10 fundamentals for change

The Positivity Blog via to me:
 Hi! Today I would like to share a post I wrote on my blog a couple of years ago. It is one of the absolutely most popular things I have ever written. I hope you'll find something helpful and inspiring in it.

Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947. So let's just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi.

1. Change yourself. "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

The Effects of Technology on Our Families and Social Lives

By: Suzzie Christodulu | 19th Jan 2011: 4:15pm
In a new book, Sherry Turkle documents the sometimes-detrimental effects of technology on our families and social lives.

Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office
­The next time you are in a public place where families gather, such as a playground, a children's soccer game or a museum, see how many parents are focused on their mobile phones instead of watching their kids.
The compulsive attention people pay to their mobile devices is becoming a trend that should concern us, according to MIT professor Sherry Turkle. In her new book, Alone Together,

Story: The missing watch

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the
barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him.
After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and
enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.

Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around
the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the
farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to
him and asked to be given another chance.

What is stress?

Stress is to refuse to accept a circumstance in your life for which you have no control, stress is measure by the amount of energy that you invest resisting those circumstances. Stress is to waste energy attempting with your thoughts and feelings to change a person, an event or a circumstance surrounding you. The trick to avoid stress is to realize that

Cholesterol - A detailed article

What Is Cholesterol?
Edited by Guy Slowik MD FRCS. Last updated on January 31st 2011
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made in the body by the liver. Cholesterol forms part of every cell in the body and serves many vital functions. Our bodies need cholesterol to:
  • Maintain healthy cell walls
  • Make hormones (the body's chemical messengers)
  • Make vitamin D
  • Make bile acids, which aid in fat digestion
Sometimes, however, our bodies make more cholesterol than we really need, and this excess cholesterol

The Four Cats :)

Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were.

The first man was an Engineer,
The second man was an Accountant,
The third man was a Chemist, and
The fourth man was a Government Employee.

Email Fraud Overview

Sugar coated person or a genuine human being?

By Junaid Tahir
While reading an article on blog the below lines caught my attention:
"Remember the next time you decide to give someone a chance whether it be for work or for friendship, go for the real thing and not the sugar-coated one"

These lines triggered some thoughts in my mind on what points to consider in differentiating between the genuine personality and sugar-coated human. Below are my suggestions:

Four Kinds of Personnel

A person who knows not, 
And knows not that he knows not, 
Is foolish… Disregard him.
A person who knows not, 
And knows that he knows not.
Is simple… Teach him.

Try something different

Most people are stuck right where they are. The reason they're stuck, however, isn't usually due to circumstances, incompetence, or lack of opportunity, but a simple unwillingness to change, to try new things.
We can make smaller, inner changes on a day-to-day, moment to moment basis – changes in our attitude, reactions, and expectations. I'm talking about being willing to take new risks, and face old fears.

9 Things That Motivate Employees More Than Money

The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess. Two years ago, I realized I didn't have this skill. So I hired a CEO who did.
Josh had 12 years in the corporate world, which included running a major department at Comcast. I knew he was seasoned, but I was still skeptical at first. We were going through some tough growing pains, and I thought that a lack of cash would make it extremely difficult to improve the company morale.
I was wrong.

5 Techniques to Recharge Your Employees

By Junaid Tahir

I have realized that I can relate any employee with a re-chargeable battery. To elaborate it more, lets consider the analogy of smart phones. In most of the smart phones the battery consumption is displayed on the top right corner of mobile screen. When the consumption percentage falls below 25%, the color of battery icon turns orange and when it is less than 10% the color goes alarmingly red. So it is responsibility of the owner to ensure timely charging to keep it functional. Just like that, it is responsibility of each manager to closely observe the discharge level of each member of his/her team and take appropriate measures to ensure high efficiency of the employee consequently getting maximum throughput. The good news is that when employees are charged more and more, they produce the results in the same high proportion!

So below are some techniques which can be considered to boost the charge level:

10 Benefits of Being Organized

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Are there really any benefits to being organized? Isn't it more fun to live on the edge and fly by the seat of your pants? If you have ever asked yourself those questions, then you may not be aware of the many benefits there actually are to being organized. It's not about taking the fun or spontaneity out of life, but about getting the best from your life that you can. Here are 10 benefits to being organized:
1.You will have more time for yourself, your friends and your family.
When you live an organize life, you get things done faster. You spend less time looking for lost things and more time with the people you love. Freeing up your time will also allow you to read that book you've been meaning to get to for the past year or taking that tennis class. We never get yesterday back. Make sure you get the most out of each day.

Positive Thinking Through Self talk

Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Overcome negative self-talk by recognizing it and practicing with some examples provided.
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you're optimistic or pessimistic.
In fact, some studies show that these personality traits — optimism and pessimism — can affect how well you live and even how long you live.
With this in mind, take a refresher course in positive thinking. Learn how to put positive thinking into action. Positive thinking is a key part of an effective stress management strategy.

Gmail Adds Extra Features For Outgoing Mail

Google has this week rolled out a new update to its Gmail email service, which now brings with it a few new handy features for outgoing mail.

One of the great new additions is a new star feature for out going mail that allows you to "Star" mail you have sent enabling you can then follow up on it at a later date.

Another handy feature added within this update now allows Gmail users to add labels to outgoing messages. Again allowing you to manage and organise your outgoing email for easy reference and follow ups at a later date.

But don't worry if you add stars and labels to outgoing messages recipients of your messages won't see either in the message they receive from you.

Source: Google


11 Tips to Improve Self Confidence

Here are some quick tips to improve your Self Confidence. If we are committed to have a healthy self confidence there are many things you can do every day to boost your self confidence, each small steps that will help you to reach your goal. The good news is that self-esteem is not fixed and can be improved, try some of the steps below to boost your confidence and self-esteem.

1) Identify your successes. Everyone is good at something, so discover the things at which you excel, then focus on your talents. Give yourself permission to take pride in them. Give yourself credit for your successes. Inferiority is a state of mind in which you've declared yourself a victim. Do not allow yourself to be victimized.

The world’s first technology of human body communication

Good for health industry and overal humanity :)

ETRI - The world's first technology of human body communication

Monday, March 19th, 2012
DAEJEON, KOREA – Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) developed the world's first technology of human body communication last year, and IEEE approved standardization of the technology on February 29 this year. The technology allows users to transmit data of picture, video and music files using the human body as a medium, like an electrical wire.

10 Tips to Fight Depression

By: Junaid Tahir
During the phase of depression sometimes we become pessimist and our negative thoughts make it hard to attain back the peaceful state. As we are already depressed due to tough circumstances, these negative thoughts add fuel to fire and steal our peace of mind making it really hard to concentrate even on routine things. So what should be done to fight the depression and negativity? Below are the tips to be considered:

1-    Try not to think about problems of past and rough circumstances again and again; instead focus on the solutions. Think what needs to be done to fix the issues.
2-   Change your environment. Take a break from your routine life and visit some relative or explore some new city/country.
3-   Stay away from negative people. Remember, if someone is negative, he/she is spreading negative germs. Keep yourself germ-free.
4-   Read news paper or a good book on daily basis.
5-   Go to market and buy yourself something you like. Feel good about it.
6-   Surround yourself among happy people. Spend quality time with joyful and colorful friends
7-   Adopt some good hobby and spend time on it. (gardening, blogging, book reading)
8-   Visit Orphan house and spend time with children. Help them financially if possible. Give gifts. This act gives real inner happiness.
9-   Think about the positive events of your life. About your childhood, education, fun trip, a friend's wedding etc.

10- Don't allow people to make your life miserable. No one is in-charge of your happiness except you so ignore negative comments and suggestions

About Author: Junaid Tahir, a telecom engineer and a blogger, writes articles on wisdom, happiness and stress management. His articles can be read Here

·         The Power of Not Looking Back
·         Are You Explosive or Implosive? It’s important to Know
·         6 Tips for Anger Management
·         7 Super Powers You Must Posses
·         10 Rules for Peace of Mind
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15 Ways To Find New Job

By Junaid Tahir:
Are you a new graduate or you are one of those who laid off recently or want to move to a new company to increase your professional horizon for the sake of growth and better finances? Here are some tips which should help you in finding the new job:

1-     Join Google and Yahoo groups where recent jobs are posted by the hundreds of recruiters.
2-    Make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date. Join job related groups and get connected with hiring companies. LinkedIn has become one of major resource for recruiters to reach relevant professionals. Send private emails to ALL of your contacts and ask them to consider/forward your resume for new job in their company.
3-    Make a list of companies of your domain. For example you can search on google by the words "list of telecom companies in middle east". Visit their website and apply. I know several people who were contacted within a week of applying online.