December end was crazy work wise. You could say there was a revolution. A revolution which changes the paradigm. So excuse me for coming up a 2019 round up blog so late. But I think I should share some important lessons I learnt in 2019.
Realised my value
I realised I have been under selling myself for years. I never felt the need for any pretence, but then being naive and ignorant and thinking the other person will give you value for what you are worth could be too much to trust in the other.
It never occurred to me, how i could undersell myself. I blame myself for the same, as I have not done my home work and never bothered to position myself well in the social and competence hierarchy.
You might find this unbelievable. So far in my life, I have never really felt jealous about anyone consciously. But 2019, I saw myself getting jealous of people. Also I realised I am not jealous of people who have bigger cars or more material stuff. I am jealous of people who are better communicators, people who have that hallow that they have made sense of the world.
I don’t feel bad about this, in-fact I feel joy that these are the signs that I am becoming competitive. I am measuring myself to some people out there, who are much ahead of me in the race. It is pushing me to improve my communications skill. It’s making me think about all the things which stack up to make someone an excellent communicator.
Discovering the process of chasing Objectives.
I was feeling overwhelmed for years, I wanted to do all. But this year I discovered a framework called OKR’s. It stands Objectives and Key Results. Companies like google, intel have been using that to meet their objectives. Then I dived deep in to SCRUM a process management system and finally now I am learning how to execute by a system called 4DX (The four disciplines of execution).
Finally I feel I am getting a bit of a handle on my work! God why did it take so long for me to get my house in order. But this is just the start. Lets see what lessons are waiting in 2020.
My Passion –
I am in love with technology, particulalry internet technology. My focus is on affordable consumer technologies right now. The idea that technology can be a equaliser and democratise access to information is quite heartening. I want to see how we can transform each others lives with technology.
My mission –
I am pained by the way Mumbai is turning out. Instead of getting rid of potholes, people prefer to buy costlier cars. Instead of having better medical care people prefer to opt for the expensive healthcare solution. The state is pretty much saying that if you can afford it, you can have the quality of life fit for a decent living. Otherwise you are pretty much on your own.
I want to make cities better. I want our cities to offer better houses, efficient transportation, and safe and vibrant neighbourhoods.
Leverage Technology to make city better. Make an Impact, increase brand recognition and reach..
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Too many plans can be great, but without an accurate road map, you will get lost in the black hole of your brain. To achieve your plans start by thinking about your GOAL. Your personal life is connected to your professional life. You need to decide A GOAL for your personal life and professional life. Just one GOAL, remember you cannot be a Rock musician and noble prize winning scientist.
The most intelligent people simplify their life. I am getting intelligent; since I came across the metaphor of the North Star.
North Star ⭐️ is the brightest star in the sky. Thanks to the North Star ships found their way home before satellite navigation and other advanced technologies.
Your North Star is your brightest GOAL. Rest of the stars are shining and distracting you from focussing on your North Star. Plans are based on what your Goal is. The most important question to ask yourself is “What is my brightest star?”.
Now you have figured out what your Goal is. You draw your plan. If you don’t have the focussing ability and prone to distraction. I suggest 2 tools to plan for your goal.
2) Mind maps.
Check the video below – I am using a software, but you can use a paper. In fact, I am informed that doing things on paper leads to more creativity to your imagination.