Notes, Ideas, Thoughts, and Reflections

Posted on 14 Mar 2021 08:26 in Personal
by Siddharth Deshmukh


When I'm reading, talking to someone, visiting somewhere, I come across a surprising or inspiring fact or idea, I write them.



When I'm reading, talking to someone, visiting somewhere, I come across a surprising or inspiring fact or idea, I write them. 

 

I'm just saving ideas for myself for later reflection.
I kept these notes private for years but decided it couldn't hurt to put them on my site.

 

If you like them, you can use them, discuss them.

 

I hope to share them every week, but no commitment. I share them randomly on Twitter, too, so you may wish to take a chance to follow me at @siddhud

 

This week's Notes, Ideas, Thoughts, and Reflections

 

Saying no makes your yes more powerful.

 

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Here's an idea (Not mine, but I loved it so much): Every month, pick something you hate or know nothing about, and get to know it well. Spend a few hours per week, for an entire month, just learning about that subject. Why?

 

Because life is too short to hate something, allow yourself to learn something new. Like or dislike can change over time.

 

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If you care about your thoughts, write them, express them and keep them somewhere safe. Maybe someday it will be useful for someone.

 

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When you don't write for anyone, you don't have the burden of Likes, Retweets, or Views. It's only you and your words that only matters to you. The result is a clear mind.

 

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My mother always says to keep two or more income sources; sofar, I failed to implement it. But maybe it is the wisest thing to do?

 

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We all the time take photos of everything, but how many times we see them again? Recently I start taking fewer photos and start enjoying moments. I started appreciating a moment more when I know I'll never see it again.

 

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To improve the product, everyone on the team must work on customer support and onboarding team at least once. It will be good if they can work at regular intervals.

 

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Want to make your one point? Listen to 100 points first.

Listen more, show sincere interest and deep empathy before you even expect someone to listen to you.

 

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The book has more to say than you understand, and hence that it contains something that can increase your understanding. If it is not doing that, you can safely pass it on.

 

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It would help if you distinguished between what is your real goal and what are the unnecessary details. Don't let the details distract you from your goal. Occasionally ask yourself what the real point is. Then look for a better way to get to that point. Details will follow if they are really necessary, but for now, let go of outdated dreams that keep you from noticing what's here now.

 

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As you get successful, share that success with those who helped you years ago. When you are leading, return the favors. Reach out to contact them and invite them into your new world.

 

You aren't pulled to success by destiny. You're lifted there by those around you. So acknowledge their contribution, and bring them along for the ride.

 

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Usually, we recommend or get recommended when we keep in touch. But we don't keep in touch, and we eventually fell out of memory. It's unfortunate, but that's life.

 

The difference between success and failure can be as simple as keeping in touch.

 

It takes effort to meet people. So once you've met someone, get the most out of the relationship for both of you. Keep in touch.

 

I know this, I read this very often, many people tell me this, and even I see many people often practicing this and being successful. But I must confess, it's challenging for me to keep in touch.

It's unfortunate, but that's also life.

 

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It's more interesting for people if you're the opposite of normal. They may like it or may not. Endorse it or deny it, but they don't have the option to ignore it. 

 

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Get more specific about what's needed.
Once you turn a vague goal into a list of specific steps, it's easy to take action. Take the time to get specific. It helps you and others to take action and beats procrastination.

 

I know for many it's difficult for me too, but if you really need something, then be specific.

 

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What it means to be resourceful
It means being creative, rebellious, determined, and unstoppable.
It means asking for help but not waiting for help.

 

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Web designers who act like Google is the boss.I love this sentence so much that I wish to write a blog around this because since the beginning, at Shimbi Labs, I never made any specific efforts for SEO to be at the top of Google search.

 

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I think you should ignore more advice than you take. Find your own way. Then, once you've been doing it long enough, maybe you can share your lessons with others.

I will prefer through a self-published blog - and they can decide whether that's worth following.

 

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People send business to people they like.

 

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Remember, when you hire someone, you don't own that person. When you think about a workweek as "company time," you're turning it into something the company owns. But really, it's not company time--it's the employee's time to do work for the company. The company is paying people for their time, not to borrow the company's time. It may sound like semantics, but it actually requires a pretty radical shift in thinking. Allow people uninterrupted time to work instead of wasting hours in meetings. 

 

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If your company makes four products, it really makes five. If it makes 12, it makes 13. Even companies that make just one thing actually make two.

 

The secret product? The company itself. Your company is a product. Who are its customers? Your employees, who use it to do their jobs and earn their livings.

 

Since your company is the product that makes all of your other products, it should be the best product of all. When you begin to think of your company this way, you evaluate it differently. You ask different questions about it. You look at improving it constantly, rather than just accepting what it's become.


        



Siddhesh  says:
16/03/2021

"My mother always says to keep two or more income sources; sofar, I failed to implement it. But maybe it is the wisest thing to do?" Warren Buffet also says the same thing. When I was doing job, I had limited myself to think only about my assigned tasks. However as soon as I started working as freelancer and started working on Bookstruck, my understanding of business, people and thinking beyond assigned tasks - I learnt all these aspects. Also now I have multiple sources of income, which diversifies the portfolio and you can earn even when you are on vacation.


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