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Five Dangerous Faults of General: Art of War by Sun Tzu

INTRODUCTION The art of war by Sun Tzu is one of the oldest military treatises in the world. It was originally written in Chinese which was later translated to English in 1910. The art of war has always been of vital importance to the state as it is a matter of death for its kingdom and people. In this book on Art of war, he talks about different skills and techniques such as laying plan, waging war, attack by strategy, energy use of spies, etc. He also explains the five dangerous faults of the General which can ruin the war. In modern times, these faults must be taken care of while leading a team of corporates/people as well. THE FIVE DANGEROUS FAULTS According to Sun Tzu, a ‘General’ plays a vital role in the art of war. A general is usually the one who receives the order from the sovereign, organizes his army, and gathers his forces. General who completely understands the Art of war knows the benefits he can get from the variety of tactics. He also knows how to handle and inspire hi

The 7 C’s of Success: Brian Tracy

Introduction Brian Tracy is a renowned public speaker and self-development author who has spent more than 2 decades studying the behaviors and habits of self-made millionaires. He after studying them, has put together a list of 7 C's that they all did to get to success and happiness. In the opinion of Brian Tracy, if you want to achieve maximum success, then, you must practice these seven essential principles. These are powerful seven steps that you can use to set and achieve your goals for the rest of your life. 7 C’s of Success 1. Clarity The first C of the 7 C’s of Success given by Brian Tracy is Clarity which has a huge role in both, the success and the failure of a person. You need to know who you are, what your goals and what you want to accomplish. 80% of success comes from this clarity and on the flip side, 80% of failures also come from the lack of this clarity. The greater clarity you have regarding the issues such as the values, the vision, the mission, the purpose, and

Acres of Diamonds

Introduction Acres of Diamonds was the title of a speech given by Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University who was going down the Tigris and Euphrates rivers with a party of English travellers. There, they hired an old Arab guide at Baghdad, who was giving them directions and also told them stories. Acres of Diamonds story is one such story. It teaches people that all or any of the opportunities that a person could possibly want can be found wherever that person is at that point in time. You can find them in your present community, family, job, and other circumstances. He mentions that we need to dig in our own backyard to find opportunities in our present circumstances wherever we are now. Acres of Diamonds Story Russell Conwell says that the old Arab guide told him the Acres of Diamonds Story: The Story of Ali. Once upon a time, there lived an Ancient Persian man namely Ali Hafed, not far from the River Indus. He owned a very large farm with gardens, grain fields, and orchards.

5 Abilities to Develop in Life: Jim Rohn

Introduction Every individual who wants to become a better version of himself/herself needs to work upon his/her weaknesses and develop certain abilities in life. We all need to develop certain qualities and skills that makes our success journey much more easier and fruitful. Jim Rohn, a personal development teacher, talks about such 5 Abilities to develop in life. According to him, these abilities should become part of your personal development quest in life. They are key abilities that can help you grow both, in your personal life, as well as your professional life and help people transform their lives in every almost all areas of life including their mind, body, emotions, finance, relationships, etc. The 5 Abilities to Develop in Life mentioned by Jim Rohn are as follows: The 5 Abilities to Develop in Life 1. Ability To ABSORB: The first ability of the 5 Abilities to Develop in Life given by Jim Rohn is the Ability to Absorb. It says that you should not only listen to ideas or go t

Principle 12: Teamwork

Introduction The eleventh principle of Napoleon Hill's 17 principles of success is Teamwork. Teamwork is the key to success in any professional setup. We are working in knowledge economy and everyone have some kind of important knowledge with her. Just like love and friendship, we will get cooperation from others if we cooperate with others. In several studies, it was found that happy parents nurture happy children. We can inculcate Teamwork among our subordinates by displaying cooperation in our day to day dealings. Meaning of Teamwork We form a very small group of people with same enthusiasm and inner fire in Mastermind Alliance. Teamwork also works in similar fashion but here we deal with people of varied goals and enthusiasm levels. Here we have to put extra effort to maintain good level of cooperation among different teams. General Douglas MacArthur who was a chief of US Army used to start with the presentation of junior most officers. He used to ensure that no one interrupt

Unlocking Your Creativity: 7 Steps to increase creativity

Introduction A common question that crosses the mind of a person who wants to enhance his/her creativity is – how to unlock your creativity? Creativity literally refers to the use of imagination or original ideas to create something new. It is an innate function of the human mind and hence, a governing force of humanity. It is basically an outward expression of your inward thought or emotion. The creativity of a person can be limited due to two hindrances: 1. Internal Barrier : It limits your imagination and inspiration. 2. External barrier: It limits your expression or presentation of your creativity. There are simple but very effective techniques of unlocking your creativity, which include various mental and environmental approaches. Out of them, there are mainly, 7 steps to increase the creativity of a person. 7 Steps to increase your creativity 1. Find Your Source of Inspiration:  The first step of the 7 steps to increase creativity is to find your source of inspiration. It is the

The 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money

Introduction Almost everyone has the desire for Financial Independence and for this reason, it should be one of the major goals of our lives. Your target should be to reach a point in your life where you have a sufficient amount of money to meet all your needs and rational desires. On gaining this financial freedom, you won’t have to worry about money again. Brian Tracy has given the 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money for achieving Financial Freedom in your life. Following are The 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money 1. The Law of Cause and Effect: This is the first law of the 21 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Money. It says that everything that happens in our life, happens for a reason. There is always a cause for every effect such as success or failure, wealth or poverty. You just need to be very honest with yourself. 2. The Law of Belief: It is the second law. It says that whatever a person truly believes with feelings corresponding to that belief becomes his/her reality. Y

10 Ways To Bolster Your Daily Productivity And Efficiency

Introduction All of us have 24 hrs in a day. But what matters the most is how we utilize those hours. The most successful people in the world know how to use them wisely by improving their work efficiency and effectiveness. There are several productivity improvement techniques that help a person to become more productive in their daily lives. 10 Ways to Bolster Your Daily Productivity And Efficiency 1. Wake Up Early: Do Not Procrastinate, and Set Time Limit for Tasks: The first and the most important one, of the various productivity improvement techniques, is starting your day a little early by waking up during the early hours of the day. It gives you some extra time as compared to others who wake up late. All the tasks must be given a set time limit. You should meet these timelines and must not procrastinate. Whatever is supposed to be done today must be done today only. There are very few people who can accurately estimate the passage of time especially the wastage of time done on so

5 Hindrances to Self-Mastery

Introduction Self-Mastery refers to the ability to control one's own desires or impulses. It can be defined as self-control i.e., to be able to exert a strong will against the impulses of oneself to create the future that we wish to create. Master Shi Heng Yi discussed 5 Hindrances to Self-Mastery in the TEDx VITOSHA. He grew up in two different ways of life as he was born in Germany and at the same time, he got the chance to learn about the ancient art coming from the Shaolin Temple. At the age of four, he got introduced into the monastic practices for the first time, nowadays known as Shaolin Kung Fu. A master from the Shaolin Temple told him a story in which a man, who was living close to a mountain, every day thought about how would he climb that mountain and what would he see on the peak of the mountain? Finally, when the day came, he arrived at the foot of the mountain and asked more than 30 people about how they got up the mountain and what did they see there? They all told