Tips to get ahead in your career

One day, Narad muni asked Lord Vishnu, “Why is the statue of Garud (Vishnu’s eagle and vehicle) placed in your temples? Why not mine? Am I not your greatest devotee?”

Before Vishnu could answer, a crash was heard outside the main gate of Vaikuntha (Vishnu’s abode). “I have sent Garud on an errand. Can you check what happened, Narad?”, He requested. Keen on seizing the opportunity to prove himself, Narad rushed out and returned a few seconds later and said, “A milkmaid tripped and fell.”

Tips to improve productivity at work and in life

A day has 24 hours. For you, for Richard Branson and Elon Musk. You have so much to do. Work, meeting friends, Facebooking, sleeping and, if time permits, doing something you are passionate about. Don’t you wish there were more hours in a day? How do some people get more done in 24 hours than the rest of us can in a week!

Turns out that you don’t need more than 24 hours. True, sometimes despite managing time immaculately, you don’t. But that is rare.

How can you do more in a day? The answer lies in developing one ‘skill’ which is important in every phase of life, one which it takes practice to implement it with finesse. It’s especially important at work, because that is where we spend most of our time.

tips to build effective presentation skills

Picture this: You deliver a fabulous presentation on a topic. Your audience hangs on to every word you say. It ends in a long, genuine applause. Your audience is happy because they can take a lot away. Break the ice with important people in the audience is easy because they already have a positive impression of you.

Tough? Yes. Unless you possess a natural flair for speaking publicly.

Impossible? Certainly not! Many have mastered the art of presentations despite being afraid of them in the beginning.