Steve Jobs, Peter Kay and heartbrake …..

May 16, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Last week the comedian and actor Peter Kay received two BAFTA’s for his glorious TV series Car Share.

Kay also holds the world record for the most successful comedy tour of all time. His 113 date 2010 -11 stand up tour played to over 1.2 million people.

When it finished, Kay said that he had felt sick with nerves each and every one of the 113 nights.

Steve Jobs famously mocked his design team if he ever felt that they were holding back their creativity, for fear of having their work rejected and being criticised.

Jobs said that his vision and making a dent in the universe mattered more to him than his ego being stroked and fitting in.

Jobs had the courage to speak his truth and be himself at all times and at all costs.

Whilst from completely different backgrounds and with completely different roles, Steve Jobs and Peter Kay have a common talent.

They, like many of life’s great achievers, are acutely comfortable in their own skin and don’t go through life with their emotional handbrake on.

Whatever your stage, are you ready to step onto it?

 

Humour

Did you hear about the French chef who killed himself?

He lost his huile d’olive.

Peter Kay with his hilarious misheard song lyrics (6 min. video)

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

Once upon a time …..

April 18, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Do you remember being read a story when you were young or reading one to your children? Children become totally transfixed when you tell them a great story.

You maybe a little older, your hair may have changed colour or got a little thinner, your waistline expanded, but we adults still love great stories.

Tell me a fact and I’ll learn
Tell me the truth and I’ll believe
Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.

Indian proverb

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Miles ahead …..

April 11, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself,” said jazz legend Miles Davis.

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Sir Alex believes …..

March 29, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Given that he won 49 trophies during his time as manager of Manchester United, one could be forgiven for being surprised when Sir Alex Ferguson CBE stated that he only had 4 truly world class players during his 26 year tenure.

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Namely, Cantona, Giggs, Scholes and Ronaldo.

So how, the interviewer then asked, did he manage to be so successful with a less than world-class team.

“Clarity, belief and execution,” replied Sir Alex. “Everyone knew what they had to do, why they were doing it and believed that they could do it. They then went out and did it. It’s no good planning and preparing to win, if you don’t also expect to win.”

“I think the CBE I received from the Queen was for my Clarity, Belief and Execution. Once you’ve got these three things, you can make the most of your talent.”

“But how did your maintain the belief of the team when you got beaten?” asked the interviewer.

With a twinkle in his eye Sir Alex replied, “We may occasionally have run out of time, but we never believed that we could be beaten.”

Humour

The man who invented autocorrect has died. Restaurant In Piece.

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What do you call a Frenchman in sandals? Phillipe Phillope

Dumb and dumber are on a cruise ship.

Dumb says to Dumber, “Its very quiet on deck today.”

“Everyone must have gone to see the band,” said Dumber.

“But there isn’t a band playing tonight,” says Dumb.

“I’m sure I heard someone say a band on ship,” replies Dumber.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

Marinate your mind …..

March 21, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

There’s a cartoon in the New Yorker magazine where a boss behind a big desk tells a hapless subordinate, “The important thing, Smithers, is not that we understand one another, it’s that you understand me!”

If you’ve worked in cubicle nation long enough, the chances are that you’ve come across such a charisma bypass of a manager.

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Let it be …..

March 14, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

As we grow up, society and advertising condition us to feel insecure about our weight, the way we look, our social status, sex appeal …… the list goes on.

We become convinced that we need to be fixed or improved. But we’re told it’s not your fault because there are millions of people with the same faults as you. You’re part of a much bigger problem and if you listen to the advice in the self-help products you’ll feel great.

Alas, after a quick self-help high we come down to earth with a bump, and in 99.99% of cases go back to feeling in some way inadequate and keep contributing to the global spend of over $20billion dollars a year on self-improvement books, CD’s and seminars.

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Adventure capital – you know it makes cents .

March 7, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Have you ever played a game where you’re much better than your opponent?

Whilst victory may be sweet, after a while the fact that winning is so easy makes the game boring doesn’t it?

Like swimming in the shallow end when you’ve just learned how to swim, the fun goes up a notch when your toes can only just touch the bottom or not at all.

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Your funeral and Friar Tuck …..

February 29, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

How many people do you think will cry at your funeral?

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10, 20, ….. 30 maybe?

It’s been estimated that around 12-15 people cry at the average funeral.

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How to become a great heartist …..

February 15, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

An educational psychologist recently told me that many schools leavers have difficulty figuring out who they are, because they’ve spent their last decade forgetting who they are.

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Wet Wisdom

February 8, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Over 70% of our body is made of it, we can’t survive a week without it, and we can also learn a few lessons from it.
Here are six of the best:

  1. Boiling water softens potatoes and hardens eggs. Its about what your made of; not your circumstances.
  2. Don’t water the concrete. Nothing grows there. Stay focused on doing what matters most.
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LinkedIn Training Course for Employers

February 4, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

LinkedIn is an extremely useful tool for employers who want to advertise their vacancies and search for potential employees. The use of LinkedIn opens up opportunities for them to search for people with specific kinds of experience or qualifications. There’s a large amount of CV-like data on people’s profiles, which allows you to easily gauge whether to contact someone for an interview, saving you a lot of time and trouble. Keeping your own profile and company profile up to date is also important, since anyone whose profile you visit can also see yours.LINKEDIN SIGN IMAGE 17

You can contact anyone you’re interested in taking on via InMail. This provides you with a very personal way of contacting people, giving you more chance of finding a long-term employee who fits in with your company’s values. Costs are also a lot less than a recruitment company would charge for the same service. Click here to read more…

Splinters in the backside …..

February 1, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Eons ago I used to have a very attractive girlfriend who, due to an overbearing father, was like a rabbit caught in the headlights of life.

Questions like, “Where do you fancy eating? What do you want to do this weekend?” and “Which film do you want to watch?” were met with the same response, “You choose.”

The relationship didn’t last long – indecision isn’t endearing.

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Playing it safe is good for roads and railways, but life requires risk if we’re to achieve anything meaningful. Click here to read more…

Please don’t feed the fears …..

January 25, 2016 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

In an interview with the magazine Vanity Fair, David Bowie cited one of his favourite quotes – “Most people die when they’re 25 but don’t get buried until they’re 75″, Benjamin Franklin – when explaining why everything you do that isn’t you is a mistake.

When asked his definition of misery, Bowie replied, “Living in fear of expressing myself and doing what I was born to do, which like all other human beings is to be creative and to create.”

Bowie did things which didn’t necessarily add years to his life, but which did add a huge amount of life to his years.

 

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You can only control two things in life, your attitude and your actions. Click here to read more…

LinkedIn Training Course For Employers

January 20, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

LinkedIn is an extremely useful tool for employers who want to advertise their vacancies and search for potential employees. The use of LinkedIn opens up opportunities for them to search for people with specific kinds of experience or qualifications. There’s a large amount of CV-like data on people’s profiles, which allows you to easily gauge whether to contact someone for an interview, saving you a lot of time and trouble. Keeping your own profile and company profile up to date is also important, since anyone whose profile you visit can also see yours.shutterstock_14995762

 

You can contact anyone you’re interested in taking on via InMail. This provides you with a very personal way of contacting people, giving you more chance of finding a long-term employee who fits in with your company’s values. Costs are also a lot less than a recruitment company would charge for the same service. Click here to read more…

Emotional reboot …..

January 18, 2016 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

Whilst I’m very open minded and welcome feedback, I’m not that inclined to take “constructive” criticism from someone who hasn’t constructed anything.

Last week, I went through the contact list on my phone and deleted the psychic vampires, dream stealers and toxic relationships that drain me of energy.

Like a tree it was time to let the dead leaves fall off.

I gave those people who don’t appreciate my presence the gift of my absence.

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I’m fortunate to have people in my life who will push me in exchange for being pushed, who will provide wise counsel, and who will tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

These are people who rather than put out my fire, seek to fan the flames, friends who don’t tell me to reduce the size of my dreams, but instead tell me to grow my spirit.

Before any of them became rich and famous, Henry Ford used to meet with four of his friends every month to discuss their businesses and brainstorm ideas. This is what the “mastermind group” developed:

Henry Ford – cars and the modern assembly line.

Thomas Edison – the light bulb and the motion picture camera.

Harvey Firestone – made the first tyres for the Model T and then made a huge fortune off said tyres.

Alexis Carrel – Nobel prize-winning surgeon who figured out how to suture blood vessels and prevent infection during surgery.

Charles Lindbergh – Hot shot aviator and the first person to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He also helped to design the Boeing 747.

These five friends regularly bounced ideas off each other.

Carrel and Lindbergh invented an artificial heart together.

Firestone helped get the Model T on the road, and Edison said that his friends helped him to shape his thinking and get him back to the drawing board after hundreds of his prototypes failed.

Five heads are clearly better than one.

Humour

Husband: Call an ambulance now! I’m having a heart attack!

Wife: (frantically picking up husband’s phone) What’s the code?

Husband: Its OK, I’m feeling better now.

Diary entry:

Today my friends asked me to go camping with them.

A list of the things I will need,

  1. New friends

 

And finally,

It was 27 years ago last week, that one of the funniest ever comedy scenes was filmed:

Only Fools and Horses (60 second video)

 

Love

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com