It is 6 ‘O clock in the morning & the birds are chirping outside my window. The sun will be up soon filling the sky with its bright sunshine. A sunshine that liberates you from the darkness of the night & starts the day with a new hope, that today would be better than yesterday & tomorrow better than today.
Today, when I am writing this first blog for Wisdom a journey down the memory lane seems inevitable. I feel a huge sense of gratitude towards all those who shaped my life through their love, affection, thoughts, teachings, guidance and patience. They were family, friends, colleagues, bosses, sub-ordinates, business partners & simple acquaintances who each in his own style & selflessness shaped me to be a better person.
Love & fear are said to be the primal emotions. Things that you do are either out of love or fear, which works maybe at a subconscious level. Respect, Recognition & Reward are the three things that an individual expects & if he gets these at the right time and in right measure the Love for what he does takes him ahead. Rejection, Ridicule & Reprimand are the three things that an individual expects the least & if he gets these at the wrong time and in the wrong measure the Fear takes over to hold him back from moving ahead.
Love & Fear decide how high you fly.
Love & fear create the strong tailwind needed to fly high. Certain individuals & incidences act as key influencers and create an indelible impact in this journey to fly high. They create the right balance of love & fear and help you to stay on course. Personally, for me, I shall always remain grateful & indebted to these influencers in my journey so far.
On the personal front my maternal uncle, influenced me to love to dream big. My father, influenced me to love & learn from books and people. My parents created a fear of reprimand to ensure that in the zest of chasing my dreams I do not deviate from the values they instilled. My wife and my kids respected & fully supported me in my decisions every time sacrificing their personal comfort.
On the professional front, since the day I joined the sales team in Hindustan Unilever a lot of people influenced my thinking & helped me shape up as a sales person & few of them I can never forget. My true mentor, Sinha Roy, encouraged me to make mistakes without the fear of ridicule & reprimand. Jaibabu & Bhagwat, the Jodi of distributor salesman & delivery boy taught me the importance of coordination as a team. Manilal, my distributor salesman in Amravati, removed the fear of rejection in sales calls. Kiranbhai, our distributor in Gondia taught me the importance of distributors & how to take care of them. Sanjay Behl, my ASM, gave me clarity & focus as a leader of people. His words,” Rajan, in your career you might not be able to influence any other P of marketing but you are always able to influence the People with whom you work” created the passion for people development.
All these people, both in personal & professional life, have a few distinct qualities that are common to them. Their love for what they do, their connect with people & willingness to give back what they learnt, without restraint, made them work towards changing their world for a better tomorrow, not only for themselves but also for others around them.
I wish to thank all these people who influenced & inspired me to start Wisdom Consultants, to help you Fly High to Change Your Tomorrow.
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