Life on Highway

After 3 years working in IT, I feel so different. To compare things, my friends used to call me DUDE now they call me Cyborg or Machine. I stopped swarming around girls hostels and I started running over phones and laptops.

Peaceful sleep is replaced with painful work. Empty pocket became rich.

Long and never-ending time pass became short-term lunch breaks. Beautiful garden became artificial lights.

I stopped complaining and started understanding life. Fresh air changed to Cold AC breeze. Tight classrooms become long desks.

Stopped thinking about winning and started focusing on win-win games. Found fighting is not really bad if one of you is listening.

My brothers and sisters become more caring and sweet. Friends became family. Seems all like “Life on Highway” and all thanks to family(+friends) without whom it would have been a road kill. ( “I love you guys. Thank you. I feel so good today because of you.”)

So much changed and so much more going to change. My fear of letting go is still there but hope I will get only better which I might love or it will teach me more about pain. I learned that I grow strong and it takes time to understand in what.

Act of Greatness

R.A. Bob Hoover

R.A. Bob Hoover

Bob Hoover, a famous test pilot and frequent performer at air shows, was returning to his home in Los Angeles from an air show in San Diego. As described in the magazine Flight Operations, at three hundred feet in the air, both engines suddenly stopped. By deft maneuvering he managed to land the plane, but it was badly damaged although nobody was hurt.

Hoover’s first act after the emergency landing was to inspect the airplane’s fuel. Just as he suspected, the World War II propeller plane he had been flying had been fueled with jet fuel rather than gasoline.

Upon returning to the airport, he asked to see the mechanic who had serviced his airplane. The young man was sick with the agony of his mistake. Tears streamed down his face as Hoover approached. He had just caused the loss of a very expensive plane and could have caused the loss of three lives as well.

You can imagine Hoover’s anger. One could anticipate the tongue-lashing that this proud and precise pilot would unleash for that carelessness. But Hoover didn’t scold the mechanic; he didn’t even criticize him. Instead, he put his big arm around the man’s shoulder and said, ‘To show you I’m sure that you’ll never do this again, I want you to service my F-51 tomorrow.’

It takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”

Thomas Carlyle

Source: How to win friends and Influence People, Wikipedia, Floridamemory.com.

Threading in Python

Originally posted on techMyway:

Recently in my effort to learn something new in Python, I thought of having a small introduction to threading in python.

The following modules are related to python that come in default installation in python:

From Python Docs:

Note
The thread module has been renamed to _thread in Python 3.0. The 2to3 tool will automatically adapt imports when converting your sources to 3.0; however, you should consider using the high-level threading module instead.

Thus, it can be assumed that when developing scripts that may use threading, always use the threading module rather than thread.

To save myself some time, it would be better if you can read the basic concepts of threads from wiki itself.

Now, comes the first program.

In the above script, a new thread is started using the function myfunction. The arguments to the function are passed to the start_new_thread() using a tuple (do…

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It ends here today. Bbye of my first Love!

It’s been like this for more than 7 years. I love her, and she does not.

Today some time in the evening, I saw something reminded of her and I smiled. Generally I wave away but this time my friend saw me smiling randomly and caught me. I started telling him the whole story of my love.

Later reminded of heart broken I was in my room thinking of failure and.. may be unknowingly asking for help.

There came my good friend, and made me realise that it is only phase of life. “In life everything surpasses everything. It nature. Everything has limits and a life cycle.

Coming to concept of my love, I saw some thing in her which may be why I like. Any person is only as his/her qualities. It’s only fact to realize that she can be surpassed by some other her with higher qualities.

“don’t you worry!” said Hari, “you will find someone with more qualities you can appreciate and love!”

“A person is only good as his qualities – love, care, forgive, share, help, teach, listen, anger, silence, peace, patient, emotional, intelligence,..”

“no one is perfect so does she. And there is no guarantee that she’ll always be same person”

“If there’s a person like her, it’s only logical I will find some one better than her. So don’t worry.”

Farewell love, you have taught me so much but I just have to move on to next chapter of my life.

7 Public Speaking Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

7 Public Speaking Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

1. Focus on the audience

World-class speakers ask, “What do I want the audience think, do or feel differently after my presentation?” Focus on sharing your message with the audience and you will become more successful.

2. Engage. Use attension grabbers.

One easy way is to engage people’s emotions: ask questions, tell stories or play a short video. The more engaging your presentation is, the more attention you can get from the audience.

3. Be conversational use simple words to make sure that everyone understands.

4. Tell powerful stories. When you engage people’s emotions, they will pay attention and be inspired to take action.

5. Use slides that are visually engaging.

Successful entrepreneurs use slides differently. Instead of bullet points, they use pictures. Garr Reynolds from Presentation Zen shares the idea of using more visuals and fewer words. Make sure every slide has one picture that expresses the whole idea and use as few words as possible. This simple approach will make your presentation more memorable.

6. Get coaching

The key to peak performance is coaching. Even personal development legend Tony Robbins has a coach.

7. Keep learning

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244448

Top 10 Ways to Make Your Presentations More Memorable

Employ the following strategies to make your next presentation more memorable.

1. Research your topic. The more you know, the more confidence you will have to deliver your message and navigate tough questions.

2. Be relatable. Create an emotional connection with your audience by including humor and personal stories.

3. Keep it simple.

The idea of your talk needs to be straightforward, understandable and repeatable. Make a strong, clear statement about your idea and what you believe. Ensure every aspect of your message addresses and reinforces that idea. Too much data may distract or confuse your audience.

4. Know your audience.

5. Keep it real.

Be authentic and open during your talk. Your audience will better relate to you if you look relaxed and not over-rehearsed. Use self-deprecating humor when appropriate.

6. Use visuals wisely.

Videos, graphics, photos and other visuals can help get your idea across and also help your audience remember your message. Any visuals you use should buttress your message.

7. Slow down.
If you speak too fast, others may struggle to understand what you’re saying. Take your time and speak more slowly than usual. Even a brief pause will allow the audience to digest what you’ve said before you move on.

8. Keep it short. try to keep your presentation to 20 minutes or less. People will never complain if you start on time and end a little early.

9. Share an ‘a-ha’ moment.

Talk about a moment when everything shifted or changed for you; when you discovered your idea or realized that a change needed to be made.

10. Write a strong closing.

An emotional conclusion can have a powerful, long-lasting impact on audiences. Briefly review your main point and tell those to whom you’re speaking what they can do next. A call to action will help galvanize your audience and inspire others to join you.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244448

12 “Be” Attitudes of The ExtraOrdinary

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141201212222-2136829-12-be-attitudes-of-the-extraordinary

Extraordinary people are driven to go above and beyond the standards of mediocrity; they are trusted by others, focused, and confident in their own abilities. Their destiny are full of endless possibilities – these people tend to be capable of thriving in that place of organized chaos. Can you picture those you know whom I’m speaking about? Is this the same individual you stare at in the mirror each morning?

They don’t have time for drama, handouts or wasting time wishing dreams. They maintain longer relationships and get recruited more than their peers. Seeking, creating and achieving this kind of destiny means you are really truly LIVING. Just in time for the holidays here are my collections of “Be” Attitudes to help the ordinary get fired up and “Be”come extraordinary. Have courage to live a life of fulfilled destiny.

1. Be Internally Motivated

Have the intrinsic desire to be your best self. Be driven—not pushed—toward new adventures, the unfolding journey, and the possible outcomes—relish challenges, learning opportunities, and exploration.

2. Be Non-judgmental

Objectively observe the successes and mistakes of others and learn from them instead of judging or comparing. If you find yourself judging go back to step 1:)

3. Be Humble

Be willing to admit when a mistake is made quickly and apologize quickly. Ask for feedback from others and use it to take steps in the right direction.

4. Be looking at the Upside

Instead of focusing on what’s not working and bad experiences—which so many of us tend to do—focus on what is working. If you find yourself over-thinking a miscalculation – think about those things you’re doing right.

5. Be Authentic

Be true to yourself despite what others think—you aren’t put on earth solely to please others.

6. Be Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Extraordinarily people face discomfort head on— never choose the easy route—go get what you want. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and get rid of those annoying internal voices that say, “You are limited in what you can do – you don’t even have that title or that kind of experience” Trust your abilities and know they will come out on top.

7. Be Learning

Be reading a lot and be brilliant observers—always watch and search for new, more efficient, and faster ways to achieve. Understand that in order to grow as a person, you must always continue to learn. (Overpriced Universities are Optional)

8. Be Clear On What You Want

Have a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and whom you want to be. Clarity comes with the wisdom to know what things to harness and what things to avoid. Have these mottos as guides, “Never say never” and “Anything is possible.”

9. Be Relentless

When you stumble over that proverbial bump in the road, problem solve, come up with a plan, take action, and get past it. A sure way to lose a battle is to quit—which is not a part of your vocabulary or an option.

10. Be In Charge

Never blame others for your failures. You alone are in charge of your actions and choices and no other.

11. Be Disconnected

In order to stay extraordinary and on top of your game, carve out time for yourself. Rewards of disconnection away from it all and taking care of yourself are more important than material possessions.

12. Be Surrounded With Motivators

Your friends are those who are trustworthy, positive, and supportive and who bring out the best in you unconditionally. Your friends help you take on the world side by side and, when needed, help you get back on their feet again.

Bonus “Be” Attitudes:

13. Be Thankful

Give thanks for all things even when it doesn’t seem to work out in your favor – trust that the universe has a greater purpose for you no matter what.

14. Be Fearless

It doesn’t mean you don’t have fear but that you acknowledge that which scares you. Look for the prize of what it would mean if you succeed. How you’ll help to alleviate homelessness or provide generational wealth for your family or how you’ll be able to buy a home for your mom and dad.

15. Be Giving

The sweetest part of being extraordinary is experiencing the growth that comes from giving – if you don’t have a cause you are only partly living. Give of the lessons you learned – as a mentor – as an adviser – great transformation + positive change comes from giving.