Governance System

As a daily habit, the 10-year Old Pintu was reading newspaper.

Suddenly he asked his father, ” Dad! What does it mean by ‘Governance

System’ ? “

“Its Like…” father said while thinking, “See! I earn and bring money

to home, mean’s I am a ‘Money Holder’. Your mother decides where and how

to spend that money and that means she is ‘Government’. That maid in our

home is doing all the household works, so she will be ‘Labour Class’.

You are a ‘Common man’ or ‘Public’. Your kid brother is ‘Future’ or the

‘Next Generation’, understand?”.

That day Pintu slept with all those thoughts. In the middle of the night

he woke-up because his kid brother was crying. He wetted the matress so

he was crying. Pintu went to wake-up his mother. She was in deep sleep

so Pintu went to the Maid’s room to wake her up. But there his father

was sleeping with the maid. So he came back with frustration.

Next morning father asked Pintu, ” Hey Pintu Darling! You understood the

‘Governance System’? “.

Pintu replied, ” Yeah Dad, I understood! When money Holder is exploiting

Labour Class, our Government is sleeping. Future of our nation is crying

for not getting their basic needs fulfilled and in all this Common Man

is suffering!”

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Greetings from Vivek

Wishes for year ahead !!

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

I wish you & your family members a HAPPY & Prosperous NEW YEAR.

Wish you all good luck in your tasks.

Money v/s Happiness

Blog Posted by Singapore ‘s Youngest Millionaire

By Adam Khoo |

Some of you may already know that I travel around the region pretty frequently, having to visit and conduct seminars at my offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Suzhou (China). I am in the airport almost every other week so I get to bump into many people who have attended my seminars or have read my books.

Recently, someone came up to me on a plane to KL and looked rather shocked.. He asked, ‘How come a millionaire like you is travelling economy?’ My reply was, ‘That’s why I am a millionaire. ‘ He still looked pretty confused. This again confirms that greatest lie ever told about wealth (which I wrote about in my latest book ‘Secrets of Self Made Millionaires’ ). Many people have been brainwashed to think that millionaires have to wear Gucci, Hugo Boss, Rolex, and sit in first class in air travel. This is why so many people never become rich because the moment that earn more money, they think that it is only natural that they spend more, putting them back to square one.

The truth is that most self-made millionaires are frugal and only spend on what is necessary and of value. That is why they are able to accumulate and multiply their wealth so much faster. Over the last 7 years, I have saved about 80% of my income while today I save only about 60% (because I have my wife, mother in law, 2 maids, 2 kids, etc. to support). Still, it is way above most people who save 10% of their income (if they are lucky). I refuse to buy a first class ticket or to buy a $300 shirt because I think that it is a complete waste of money. However, I happily pay $1,300 to send my 2-year old daughter to Julia Gabriel Speech and Drama without thinking twice.

When I joined the YEO (Young Entrepreneur’ s Organization) a few years back (YEO is an exclusive club open to those who are under 40 and make over $1m a year in their own business) I discovered that those who were self-made thought like me. Many of them with net worths well over $5m, travelled economy class and some even drove Toyotas and Nissans (not Audis, Mercs, BMWs).

I noticed that it was only those who never had to work hard to build their own wealth (there were also a few ministers’ and tycoons’ sons in the club) who spent like there was no tomorrow. Somehow, when you did not have to build everything from scratch, you do not really value money. This is precisely the reason why a family’s wealth(no matter how much) rarely lasts past the third generation. Thank God my rich dad (oh no! I sound like Kiyosaki) foresaw this terrible possibility and refused to give me a cent to start my business.

Then some people ask me, ‘What is the point in making so much money if you don’t enjoy it?’ The thing is that I don’t really find happiness in buying branded clothes, jewellery or sitting first class. Even if buying something makes me happy it is only for a while, it does not last. Material happiness never lasts, it just gives you a quick fix. After a while you feel lousy again and have to buy the next thing which you think will make you happy. I always think that if you need material things to make you happy, then you live a pretty sad and unfulfilled life.

Instead, what make ME happy is when I see my children laughing and playing and learning so fast. What makes me happy is when I see by companies and trainers reaching more and more people every year in so many more countries. What makes me really happy is when I read all the emails about how my books and seminars have touched and inspired someone’s life. What makes me really happy is reading all your wonderful posts about how this BLOG is inspiring you. This happiness makes me feel really good for a long time, much much more than what a Rolex would do for me.

I think the point I want to put across is that happiness must come from doing your life’s work (be in teaching, building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product. If you hate what you are doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a meaningless life.

Rain Rain come again

This happened on 14th Feb 2006. I got married in year 2005 and with in 20 days of marriage we left for Scotland. Scotland is a beautiful place and I felt that from my bottom of my heart that day.

It was our very first valentine’s day and she gifted me with a nice photo frame with a painting made by her in which girl was kissing boy and both were dancing. I gifted her flowers and cards.

It was awesome, mind blowing. It couldn’t have been better and the best thing was that as I left office little early for the day, and it was just the right time to spend some time with my love. The weather was just perfect to spend time with my loved one — a very pleasant cool breeze blew with bit of drizzling and both of us just enjoyed each other’s company. I had always longed to kiss my darling and was just waiting for one opportunity — it couldn’t have been better than this.

It was raining from morning however it was not much in evening and I decided to visit Indian restaurant near by so that we do not have to take taxis or train.

Days are really short in Scotland during winter (sun sets at 4:00 PM and it will be dark at 5:30 PM) and weather was pleasant outside our apartment , drizzling. As we were on our way, it started pouring heavily however we ran fast for 1-2 minutes and reached restaurant easily. As we were finishing our dinner we saw rain drops on the mirror of restaurant. It was very heavy and we waited for some time to get it stop or slowdown so that we can leave for our home which was nearly 15-20 minutes walk from our apartment. Some how rain stopped for a while and we left restaurant, though we were carrying umbrella but only one and it was not enough in that sort of rain and with gutsy winds of 35 kmph.

In just 2 minutes our umbrella was literally flown away and was broken however I tried my best to make it work but not with much success. We started waking holding each other and talking to each others. It was too dark and only we can hear the sound of rain or passing by cars. It was so cold (2-3 degree Celsius) and there was no shelter to stop so we decided to walk in rain like this and enjoy the rain.

When we reached home we were fully wet and water was dripping from our clothes like loose tap. We changed our cloths and directly slipped into our beds as we were feeling cold.

After that I never get chance to get fully drenched in rain as in Bangalore it is really risky to get wet in rain and we always travel in our car or something. However I will always remember my first Valentines day because of my wife lovely gift and time spent walking in rain.

Kabini – Dine and Wine with Nature

I have heard a lot about series of wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, I was slightly skeptical of the feasibility of going to them with a family, especially with few months old kid. This skepticism was given the usually dismal facilities and condition of anything that the country provides today in the garb of naturist vacations…

However, my company came up with an idea of offsite meeting at Kabini at Cicada resorts .Its a wonderful resort and the sunset and sunrise are your clocks here and the whistling of the wind or the water flowing by is music. The glory of nature is on full display.

To cut the long story short, I discovered that Kabini Cicada resorts, at the south of Nagarhole National Park, was one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world, voted by a prominent British travel guide.

We started at 7.30 AM in morning from our office in two buses and picked team members at various stops till Total Mall on Mysore road. We had all the possible fun during our bus journey.

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Chikmagalur: More than a hill station- Hoyasala Dynasty temples

We are so used to travelling when ever we get time however due to office work, we had long gap this time. Our feet were itching for a long drive and vacation due to extended weekend of good Friday.

We decided to make Chikmagalur our next travel destination. This destination was ideal in all sense as we want to relax and enjoy quality time with family and kids.

Chickmagalur, the name literally means ‘Younger Daughter’s Town’. It is said to have been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakrepatna.

Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises, hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. Situated 270 kms from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is a trekker’s delight, with its rugged mountain trails. We did not choose to trek as small kids accompanied us.

We all were ready to enjoy the long drive but thought of hiring Temp traveler so that all 4 families can stay together and have more fun.

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