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NARA'S NOTEPAD

VOLUME 8

MARCH 2012

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MEMO FROM NARA




Money is essential for everybody to buy products and services which are the basic requirements of human beings. Products such as food, medicine, dress, shelter, cosmetics, vehicles and the like have to be produced continuously to meet the demand of all of us. Products produced at different levels need safety standards. Each product we buy and use should be safe and good for human health. Scientific laboratories test the safety of each and every product before put in the market. In fact, we believe in it blindly and buy and use by paying money. Any product produced and not sold for a long time loses its values and should be destroyed. For example, all medicines have ‘expiry date’ beyond which the medicine loses its validity. Thus every product is produced with ultimate care for human and even for animal use. Professionals trained in the production of products are supposed to look after all safety aspects. Thus the products are supposed to look after all safety aspects. Thus the products are believed and bought by people. If any mistake committed knowingly or unknowingly at any stage of the production process, will cause a flutter in the society and the product loses its value in the market. Therefore, products as products nicely packed and kept in super-markets have undergone stringent scrutiny to satisfy the customers.

Services we get like transportation, communication, hotels, restaurants, banks etc. are also essential for all of us. The fast life we live today requires invariably services offered by others at any time and any place what we have to have is money that can buy services. Best services are costly and bad services are cheaper. All types of services are available in the third world. The choice of service is wide to choose in these countries, whereas in the developed and rich countries the choice is much limited. People are happy to get best services all the time. If you think of the services you get every day and list out at the end of the day, you will wonder how many services you require every day. Some of the services may be free and some others are to be paid. To quote an example, a coffee or food prepared by your mother or wife and served at appropriate time is a free service. They take care of the preparation to make a tasty and safe item like a cup of coffee and serve us with love and affection. It is a free service, as long as we realize the significance of such services.

Paid services are also carefully offered. We can call a taxi anywhere at any time. We can call a friend or relative who live in the far off places – anywhere in the world – anytime from anywhere through a mobile phone. We can send messages too. These services work in a wonderful way to all of our surprise. In fact, we need money to make use of these services. There is big competition in providing such services. In transportation, we find a number of companies run airlines, and vehicles. In transportation, we find a number of services to tourists. Think of services, the list goes on and on.

We live in a world of products and services – all paid and some free. So money is the primary requirement to avail products and services. These two items make our life more comfortable and make the world a comfort zone to live in. the big choice in products and services helps us to choose the type we want taking into consideration the amount of money at our disposal. One has to decide what type of product or service one wants. Life goes on with this concept of products and services. Also every one of us is involved in producing products and offering services – free or paid. At the same time we are the consumers of the products and services offered. Indeed an interesting phenomenon of our human society. You may spare sometime during your relaxation to think about the products and services. 

TO QUOTE...




When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl.

TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS





These general tips will help you learn to adapt your thoughts to healthy weight loss.
1. Be patient. Losing weight in any kind of healthy way is going to take time. Give yourself a break and relax, and the weight will come off.
2. Don’t stress. Stressing about weight loss will likely only make it harder to lose.
3. Be realistic. Setting unrealistic goals for your weight loss isn’t healthy for your body or mind. Get your mind set on more realistic accomplishments and you’ll be happier and healthier.
4. Create a routine. Success with any weight loss program requires creating a routine and sticking to it in what you eat, when you work out and how you
think about your progress.
5. Listen to your body. It will tell you when you aren’t eating enough, you’re eating too much, or you’re pushing yourself too hard.
6. Use your imagination. Our imaginations are powerful things and you can use yours to picture your body and your life the way you really want it to be.
7. Take it slow. You cannot expect to change your mindset or your body overnight. Take the process slow and steady for the best results.
8. Be honest with yourself. Being honest might be more difficult or more painful, but you cannot move forward in
changing your body or how you think about it without facing some hard truths about yourself.
9. Find out what you truly want. The reality is that you might not be ready to lose weight or commit yourself to the work that it takes. Find out what you
truly want in your life. Knowing that you really, really want to lose weight can be a huge factor in motivating you.


BODY LANGUAGE FOR CONFIDENCE





1. Avoid your pockets
Keep your hands out of your pockets. We put our hands in our pockets when we’re uncomfortable or unsure of ourselves. Instinctually we tend to hide our hands when we’re nervous; keeping your hands out in the open indicates confidence and shows people you have nothing to hide.
2. Don’t fidget
Fidgeting (restlessness) is a clear sign of nervousness. A man who can’t keep still, is a man who is worried, tense and certainly not confident. Your hands can be your worst enemies — fight to keep them still and steady.
3. Keep your eyes forward
When you’re walking anywhere by yourself, it often feels natural to lower your head slightly and watch your step, but this posture communicates to others that you don’t want to engage in conversation or interact. Keep your chin up and your eyes forward, even when you’re walking down the street by yourself.
4. Stand up straight with your shoulders back
Concentrate on pushing your shoulders back slightly when standing and walking. That one simple motion does wonders for your posture. Try it in front of the mirror—you’ll be surprised how much more confident it makes you look.
5. Take wide steps
A confident man will never be described as “scurrying,” “creeping” or “sneaking,” so pay attention to the way you walk. If you want to show confidence with body language you want to take large steps.
6. Firm handshakes
Grip the other person’s hand firmly and confidently. If shaking hands with someone you’ve already met, you might even consider the two-hand grab: placing your free hand on the other person’s elbow adds warmth and enthusiasm to the handshake.
7. Proper grooming
Grooming is an essential component of communicating confidence through body language.
8. Smile
Confident people smile because they have nothing to worry about. Try this as an experiment: smile at someone as you pass them on the street or walking around the office. Chances are good that they’ll smile back.
9. Don’t cross your arms when socializing
Crossing your arms is a protective posture. We do it when we’re cold, nervous or on guard. Your job is to look likeable, open and confident. So relax a little and keep your arms uncrossed.
10. Use contact to show appreciation
The pat on the back is a lost art. Don’t be afraid to pat a buddy or a colleague on the back when he or she delivers a perfectly timed punch line or nails the big presentation.


JUST TO LAUGH...




Teacher: Name an animal which lives in land and water.
Student: Frog.
Teacher: Good! Now name three such animals.
Student: Frog’s mom, frog’s dad and his son.

Father: I’m a proud father. My son is in Medical College.
Friend: What is he studying?
Father: He’s not studying, they are studying him!

POSITIVE WAY





The positive way to cope with a problem is:
1.     To become aware of it. In so doing, examine all the      possibilities of overcoming it.
2.     To consider the problem as a challenge.
3.     To enjoy or have fun with the problem, and toss it around till a solution is found.


  • Ø  All   war represents a failure of diplomacy.
  • Ø  Create ‘wants’ more than to fulfill ‘needs.’
  • Ø  A sinner today is a saint of tomorrow.




Be specific, but flexible!

Meet you next month – April, 2012 

Prof. A. Narayanan, Ph. D., FISPP

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