Is It Worth the Time?

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first_imgI already had this post written when my friend, Don “the Idea Guy” Snyder, asked me a question on Periscope tonight. His question was, “What’s your best advice on focus?”Is what you are doing worth the time you are spending on it now?Is this something that is aligned with my purpose? Is spending your time on this task something that provides meaning in your life? To be a functioning human being, you have to do a lot of things that don’t provide meaning. If you don’t focus on this area, your life can quickly zip past you without you investing enough of yourself in your purpose.Does this move me closer to my goals? You have goals – things you want to accomplish. The time you spend working on your goals is what moves you closer to them. The time you spend on everything else pushes your goals further away.Do I enjoy this work? I used to think that you couldn’t enjoy all the work that you have to do, but I am more and more convinced that anything you do with a sense of mindfulness can be enjoyable. That said, you should do the work that you enjoy when you can, even if it isn’t your job. (Your work and your job may be different.)Am I the primary value creator? There is some work that only you can do. This is the work to which you bring some special value. No one can do this work quite like you. When there is no one else who can create the same value you can, it’s your work.Is this work going to make a contribution? There is some work that impacts others. Doing this work may help you, it might benefit your company, but it also benefits others. It is good work when many people benefit from what you are doing, especially when it helps those who need some help.Can I give myself over to this work? You will never do your best work, the work you are really capable of, unless you give yourself over to that work. You have to pour yourself into it. You have to sweat over it, and you may have to bleed over it. This is the work you will be proud of later.There is power in routine maintenance. It can be tremendously beneficial to do the tasks that give you clean edges, the things that must be done for you to function well. But it is the work that fits into all the above categories that needs your time, your attention, your energy, and your focus. How much time did you spend on this work today?How much time did you spend on the tasks that meet the above criteria?How much time did you spend elsewhere that would have been better spent here? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


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first_imgMaharashtra Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil will meet the Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara in Bengaluru on Friday and seek his cooperation in raising the demand to ban right wing Sanatan Sanstha, whose name has surfaced in the murder cases of rationalists and journalist in Maharashtra and Karnataka. “I will be meeting the Home Minister with a request to exchange more information regarding Sanatan Sanstha and other right wing outfits. Karnataka investigative agencies have done a remarkable job in tracking down the killers of Gauri Lankesh and have helped Maharashtra police as well. We will explore possibilities of pushing the demand of ban on this organisation,” said Mr Vikhe-Patil. Based on information received from the arrested accused in journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested one Vaibhav Raut of Hindu Goraksha Samiti from Nallasopara and two others. These arrests led to Sachin Andure, the alleged shooter in the 2013 murder of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar in Pune. In wake of these arrests, Maharashtra’s Minister for State (Home) said a proposal to ban Sanatan Sanstha has been sent to the union government. Mr. Vikhe-Patil has already demanded inquiry into Sanatan Sanstha founder Jayant Athawale as the organisation’s name has been mentioned by investigative agencies.last_img read more


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first_imgIf Prachi Desai is creating waves in Bollywood, Lajja Goswami, Gujarat’s woman shooter won a silver medal in the Commonwealth games. From Gautam Adani, who was ranked as the seventh richest Indian to Aditya Patel who became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Gujarat is going great,If Prachi Desai is creating waves in Bollywood, Lajja Goswami, Gujarat’s woman shooter won a silver medal in the Commonwealth games. From Gautam Adani, who was ranked as the seventh richest Indian to Aditya Patel who became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Gujarat is going great guns. This year has been the year to be for the state.While there are not many actors who have made a mark in Bollywood, Prachi Desai’s enduring roles in Rock on and Once upon a time in Mumbai have pitchforked her nationally. This dazzling diva bagged good roles and endorsements this year. She was appreciated for her performance in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai produced by Balaji Telefilms. As the brand ambassador of global skincare brand Neutrogena Deep Clean from 2009, Prachi has also been appearing in the Neutrogena commercials. Now she is all set to make an image transition. From a demure damsel to a glamour girl, she is changing it all in her upcoming movie Main Joker with Rajeev Khandelwal.Before stepping into Bollywood, Desai got her break in TV soap, Kasamh Se. The serial was a huge hit. Thereon, there was no looking back. Her future projects include Love Story, which is being directed by Anil Raj Grover. The film is expected to be released in 2011.Aditya Patel is the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocoo R-cupAditya Patel, 22 Racing is his passion.Young and successful, he has already got the fame which others carve for even after years of hard work.Aditya Patel became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. He notched up his maiden international triumph by winning the fourth race of the event at burgring this year. Aditya has inherited this talent and the passion for racing from his father Kamlesh Patel who has been participating in international motorsports since 1971. His dream is to make it even bigger than this. At 22, when most of the youngsters are chilling out with friends, Patel is busy zooming on the racing tracks.Lajja Goswami won a silver medal at the Commonwealth gamesLajja Goswami, 22This woman shooter who hails from a small distrcit in Gujarat has made a big name for herself.Lajja Goswami, a woman shooter from Gujarat along with Tejaswini Sawant did the country proud after winning the silver medal in pairs 50m rifle 3 position at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during the Commonwealth Games.Lajja hails from Anand district of Gujarat. Her international trail includes participation in the Beijing Olympics and the world shooting championship at Munich. She shone during the National Shooting Championship at Thodupuzha where she won the gold in women’s sport rifle 3 position in the senior category with 677.7 points. She is known for setting a new national record of 578 points en route to the gold in the junior section too.Gautam AdaniGautam Adani, 47 This industrialist stepped into the business world in 1988 and then there was no looking back.In September 2010 Forbes announced Adani as the seventh richest person in India, up from 10th last year. The magazine gives his personal wealth as US $4.8 billion till 2010.Son of a textile trader, Gautam Adanis success trail began in 1988 with an export-import business started with an initial capital of about Rs 5,00,000. The group has grown rapidly by integrating commodities to their trading basket, manufacturing capabilities, infrastructure and services that could synergise for further growth. The Adani Group also established a private port at Mundra (Kutch district of Gujarat) as soon as the port and infrastructure sectors were opened up for private players in the mid 1990s and made it operational by 1998.Mundra Port is Indias largest privately owned and operated ports. Leveraging the advantage of having its own port, Adani Group has set up the largest edible oil refining facility under Adani Wilmar with fast-moving brands like Fortune Oil and is developing the largest multi-product SEZ in India at Mundra.Gautam Adani attracted front page billing in most business newspapers for clinching Rs 2,100 crore deal with an Australian company to buy that country’s single largest coal tenement. “Adani Group has grown through strategies like synergising operations. However, more than an obsession with figures, we believe in being wealth creators and are driven by the core belief that the pursuit of stakeholder value creation and contribution to enhancing social capital can be achieved simultaneously. We believe that there is no inherent contradiction between improving competitive ability and making a sincere commitment to better the society, that the uniqueness of strategy lies in conceiving such integrated business models, that, linking business purpose with a larger societal purpose serves to create a multi-dimensional organization,” says Gautam Adani.Maya DeepakMaya Deepak, 45This singing sensation of Gujarat has won many accolades. She has performed at various international events.Maya Deepak’s singing talents were recognised when she was a schoolgirl participating in competitions at her native Mehsana district. After which, she has won many accolades. Starting from the singing opportunity at the concerts in UAE and the UK to singing aarti at India Independence Day celebrations at London’s Trafalgar Square in 2007, where all other performers were residents of, she has quite a lot success to add to her kitty.In 2010, Maya Deepak went to England to perform for the 25th consecutive year. The golden jubilee proved auspicious for her as she got the rare honour of performing at The Royal Albert Hall, one of the most treasured and distinctive buildings in the UK and a prestigious arts venue recognised the world over. “It was a dream come true to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, a venue that has seen many of the worlds leading artists performing on its stage since 1871,” she says. “While many Bollywood singers, musicians and actors have performed at Albert hall, being a spiritual music concert this was unique. I feel honoured for having promoted Gujarati music in England,” quips Maya.Maya topped the merit list at the music institute in Mehsana, took an instructor’s course at Ahmedabad’s Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya and successfully auditioned for radio and TV. She won awards in light-vocal genres like Gujarati Sugam Sangeet at the state and national level competitions.Shajad Iyer, 7This child prodigy has made the state proud with his classical singing talent.He sings the difficult ragas with ease.Shadaj Iyer, seven-year-old child prodigy is creating waves in the world of classical music. His flawless singing of various ragas has taken numerous music connoisseurs by surprise.In 2010, at the Sangeet Sankalp Saptah, organised by Ahmedabads prestigious Saptak School of Music and pan India organisation Sankalp Sangeet Ahmedabad’s Iyer gave a solo, classical vocal concert during the week-long national music festival. It aims to provide a platform to young artists and some erudite artists who are more comfortable performing before a small audience of knowledgeable listeners.Among performers from around India, Shadaj was the youngest but when he began to sing Raag Bageshree the audiences were amazed. He presented a complete gayaki for 45 minutes replete with bada kayal (a meterless exploration), chota khayal (a recital usually set to teen taal) and tarana. The concert was his first performance on stage.”Shadaj’s prodigious talent in music first came to the fore when he began to play tabla at the age of two. While he continues to learn tabla from Shri Pravin Shinde at the Saptak School of Music, his talent in vocal music is a more recent phenomenon. With his father, Dr. Rajesh Iyer and his sister Madhumita Iyer, both being classical vocalists impromptu musical soirees at home were commonplace. Young Shadaj was a keen listener and showed an ability to hit the right swaras or notes,” says his proud mother Sujatha Rajesh.In June 2010, Shadaj’s formal training in vocal music began in earnest under Ustaad Shaukat Hussain Khan of the Agra-Atrauli gharana. Much to his guru’s surprise, Shadaj has been able to pick up the intricacies of the bandish in just 15 minutes.Amazed at his grasping, Ustaadji trained him for raag Bageshree ‘ which is usually not taught to beginners. Within two months, Shadaj was on stage singing the raag with the characteristic stamp of Agra gayaki ‘ Bol Baat, layakari and all other creative flourishes. “Dr. Mukesh Garg the brain behind The Sankalp Saptah movement, when he addressed the audiences after Shadaj’s performance said that this performance left him in no doubt that the future of Hindustani classical music was safe,” says Sujatha.Besides riyaaz for nearly an hour-and-half every day, Shadaj follows legends like Ustaad Faiyaaz Khan . His wishlist of raags includes complex ones like Paraj, Nat Kamod, Bahaduri Todi and Gaud Malhar. Deeply immersed in Sufi music rendered in the traditional qawali form, Shadaj has an enviable collection of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s albums.Sanjiv MehtaSanjiv Mehta, 48 After taking over the East India Company, this Mumbai-born Gujarati is set to become the next top honcho.Sanjiv Mehta has successfully taken over the East India Company. Mumbai-born Sanjiv Mehta studied finance at Sydenham College at Mumbai University. before joining the familys diamond business and launching the first mail order businesses of fine jewellery in India, with wholesale operations in the Middle East, the US and Japan. Sanjiv Mehta has also been involved with selling tea in Russia and promoting consumer products in India.The re-launch of The East India Company will eventually see its products selling in other up market stores in both Britain and the US. He is also considering selling alcoholic beverages alongside his strawberry and champagne jam.In addition to the London store which will employ 35 people and is expected to turn over Euro 6m in its first year.Vaidik Munshaw with his coach Pramesh ModiVaidik Munshaw, 18Another young sportsman, Munshaw has played at the international level. He is the only Gujarati player to reach that level.Ahmedabads Vaidik Munshaw became the first tennis player from Gujarat to be selected for a Grand Slam Event when he took part in the junior boy’s singles in the Asian team at the Australian Open in January 2010 and paired up with Chinas Chuhan Wang in the boys doubles. The young champ started playing tennis when he was seven years old. After winning the under 8-10 state championship three times and the under-12 state title twice, Vaidak has been consistently winning national titles and also won the under-14 category of the Asian Ranking Championship in April 2006. His coach Pramesh Modi, promoter of Ahmedabad’s ace Academy, says, “Vaidik is the only Gujarati Player to enjoy the top ranking in U-18 Indian Ranking. His ITF World Ranking is 68. He was honoured for his achievements by the government of Gujarat.”Homai Vyarawala, 97From the early days of Independent India to the departure of Mountbatten, she has captured it all.Born in Navsari, Vadodara-based Homai Vyarawala, 97, is the first Indian woman photo-journalist. She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the photo division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on August 19, 2010. Homai captured the first flag-hoisting ceremony at Red Fort, the departure of Lord Mountbatten from India and the funerals of the Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgMap of Yemen locating Hodeida where at least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes, medics said Monday. Photo: AFPAt least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, medics said Monday, as Britain’s top diplomat visited the Gulf seeking to boost international calls for a ceasefire.Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from the strategic Red Sea city, whose docks are a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis at risk of starvation.Asked about the possibility of a ceasefire, a coalition spokesman told reporters in Riyadh that “the operation is still ongoing”, adding that it was meant to pressure the rebels to come to the negotiating table.A Hodeida resident reported an ebb in fighting around the city by Monday evening, but UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a possible “catastrophic situation” if the port is destroyed.”The fighting must stop, a political debate must begin, and we must prepare a massive humanitarian response to avoid the worst next year,” he said.A military source in the pro-government coalition said the insurgents had pushed back a large-scale assault aimed at moving towards the port, under rebel control since 2014.In a statement sent via the Telegram messaging app, the Huthis said they had “lured” loyalists up the western coastline of Hodeida, where the rebels then launched an attack on the troops.Government forces, led on the ground by Emirati-backed troops, have made their way into Hodeida after 11 days of clashes, reaching residential neighbourhoods in the east on Sunday and sparking fears of street fights that would further endanger civilians trapped in the city.Residents and government military sources have reported rebel snipers stationed on rooftops in civilian streets in eastern Hodeida, a few kilometres (miles) from the port on the western edge of the city.The fighting forced hundreds of terrified medical workers and patients to flee the al-Thawra hospital — Hodeida’s largest public medical facility — as a series of explosions rocked the area on Sunday, Amnesty International said.A medical worker told Amnesty that they “dodged a hail of shrapnel” as bombardment near the hospital lasted more than 30 minutes.Enough is enoughThe Hodeida offensive has sparked an international outcry unprecedented in nearly four years of conflict between the Huthis and the Saudi-backed government.Britain, the United States and France have all called for an end to hostilities. All three countries are major suppliers of arms to Saudi Arabia.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a major ally of Washington, to engage in peace talks.British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt met with Saudi King Salman and Prince Mohammed on Monday during a visit to the kingdom to press its rulers to support UN efforts to end the conflict.Hunt also flew to the United Arab Emirates, a key pillar of the Saudi-led coalition, to meet the crown prince of Abu Dhabi.In France, foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said it was time “the international community said enough is enough.”There will be no victor in this war,” Le Drian told France 2 TV.Civilian tollAid groups fear for the safety of hundreds of thousands of people living in Hodeida — and for millions of others dependent on its port for what little food and humanitarian aid trickle into impoverished, blockaded Yemen.A military official in Hodeida on Monday confirmed seven civilians had died, without giving further details.A 15-year-old boy died last week of shrapnel wounds in Hodeida, Save the Children said.Medics in hospitals across Hodeida province reported 111 rebels and 32 loyalist fighters killed overnight, according to a tally by AFP.Sources at the Al-Alfi military hospital, seized by the rebels during their 2014 takeover, said charred body parts had been delivered there overnight. Military sources confirmed that the Saudi-led alliance had targeted the rebels with multiple air strikes.The rebels have begun to evacuate their wounded to Sanaa, the capital, which the Huthis seized during a 2014 takeover that included a string of ports on Yemen’s coastline.Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the Yemeni government’s fight against the Huthis in 2015, triggering what the UN now calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Nearly 600 people have been killed since clashes erupted in Hodeida on November 1, ending a temporary suspension in a government offensive to take the city that began in June.Diplomatic pressureThe coalition has come under intense international pressure to end the conflict, particularly following the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an ardent critic of Prince Mohammed, in his country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Multiple countries, including Germany and Norway, have announced the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi’s killing.The United Nations’ Yemen envoy, Martin Griffiths, is pushing for peace talks between the Huthis and the government by the end of the year.The United States, which for years provided military training and aerial refuelling for the Saudi-led coalition, on Saturday announced it would end its inflight refuelling support for the alliance.The alliance accuses Iran of smuggling arms to the Huthis through Hodeida port. 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first_img Travelweek Group Share Posted by ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ deals available now for autumn travel Tags: Cayman Islands, Promotionscenter_img TORONTO — The Cayman Islands’ ‘Fall Only in Cayman’ consumer incentive offers deals on accommodation, dive and watersports packages, and attractions and restaurants.The new promotion is available for travel Sept. 1 – Dec. 15, for bookings now through Sept. 30.The Cayman Islands is a four-hour flight from Toronto via direct service with Air Canada or WestJet, or via U.S. carriers and gateways.Resort deals include:Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa: Stay two or three nights and receive a US$100 food and beverage resort credit and a $100 spa credit or stay four or more nights and the fourth night is free.The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman: Fifth nights free.Turtle Nest Inn & Condos: Two can stay in a fully equipped apartment with kitchen for $799 per week (until Oct. 31), rental car included.Sunset House: Receive a day of diving and fifth night free with a minimum five-night diving package.Luxury Cayman Villas: Complimentary welcome dinner for eight guests with fall bookings.The Avalon Condominiums: First time guests receive 15% off.Holiday Inn Resort: Book three nights or more and receive 20% off best flex rates.Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort: Fourth night free with a $50 food and beverage credit.Cayman Condos: Every fifth night is free and kids 17 and under stay for free with a paying adult.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAgents are asked to contact resorts directly. Each property has its own individual booking requirements and commissions may apply.Visitors will also receive discounts at attractions and watersports outfitters including: 15% off a Cayman Segway Tours package before Sept. 30; 25% off Sealand Adventure Tours’ wave runner adventure; free gear rental for each two-tank dive with Epic Divers, and 20% off adult and 25% off children’s fares for a three-stop Stingray City snorkel tour with Capt. Marvin’s Watersports.Further discounts include: 15% off a Cayman Islands Boat Rentals charter; purchase a three day, three tank dive package with Brac Scuba Shack Ltd and get the second at 50% off, and 10% off Grand Old House restaurant meals. See caymanislands.ky. Friday, September 2, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more