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E. N. E. R. G. Y.!!!

Monday morning Blues, Roadblocks, Challenges, Bad Luck… the list is endless. We find a million excuses to avoid doing work!

Parvathi wakes up at 4.15 a.m., gets ready quickly and is off to work by 5 a.m. She produces shows for the local FM Station. It’s not a desk job; she regularly goes around town interviewing officials, celebrities and commoners for the shows. She comes home usually after 8 p.m. and it can get as late as 11 p.m. of some days. Since the team at the office is being formed afresh, almost from scratch, after a major shakeout, she is currently producing 3 shows. In due course the workload would come down, she says, but the present load does not deter or discourage her.

Parvathi is energized by the results she achieves and the benefits that would accrue in the medium and long term with each success. Her CEO is so impressed with the success of the shows and the increased listenership that he has instructed HR to send all new recruits to her for training – maybe to transfuse a bit of her qualities to each new employee. She says this to me with a lot of pride, not with a “Damn! One more job!”-expression.

How does she do it? ENERGY!!

Rachna, Parvathi’s friend, used to be an RJ. Now she is an actor, dance teacher and English instructor all rolled into one.

Every two weeks she comes into town to act in a TV Serial. Rachna spends the intervening night of the 2-day schedule with us – it’s safer than the lodging provided by the producers, she says.

5-days, each week, she is in another town taking English classes for IELTS hopefuls. And finally on weekends she is back at her own home; not for the well-earned rest – she gives dance lessons on both days. Amazing!

Rachna is always bubbly and full of life; cracking jokes and flitting about even after the hectic day at the shoot. What keeps her going?

You guessed it …………. it’s ENERGY!

This is one factor that clearly divides the winners from the also-rans. Yes, I know, you are going to say that there is belief, commitment and so many other factors; and you wouldn’t be wrong.

What if you believe you are the best, but refuse to do anything about it? What if you are totally committed to a cause and never took the first step to support it?

Energy helps to translate beliefs and commitments into action. Energy comes from the vision of a better tomorrow and from feeling empowered. You intuitively know that there is going to be a pay-off for your efforts. You are sure that all the blockades can be surmounted and that something better, richer and enjoyable lies on the other side of your efforts.

Don’t stop at the corner store for an Energy Bar; like Parvathi & Rachna, find it inside you!

  1. devi nayar
    January 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    i loved it ! the finishing line was a class act , jayadev.
    i’m energized !!!
    [ and i have three exclamation marks to prove it 🙂 ]

    • JayadevM
      January 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Devi, thank you. May the Energy be with you always!

  2. kailash
    February 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Gr8 thought J and nice way to pen it.

    • JayadevM
      February 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you, Kailash!

  3. February 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Brilliant one Jaydev

    • JayadevM
      February 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you, Sajan!

  4. Lekha Pillai
    February 8, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Thank you Mr. Jayadev. Brilliant and valuable thoughts. Your posts inspires me a lot and keeps me fresh all day.

    • JayadevM
      February 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Hi Lekha, let me reciprocate by saying that such feedback is energizing; gives me the encouragement to go on.

      Thank you for the kind words.

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