Monday, July 27, 2009

The law of the garbage truck

The Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We weredriving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parkingspace right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes,skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of theother car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxidriver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was reallyfriendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your carand sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call 'The Law of theGarbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run aroundfull of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full ofdisappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dumpit and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take theirgarbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on thestreets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage truckstake over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning withregrets, so..... 'Love the people who treat you right. Forgive theones who don't.'

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Overworked and lesser rewards - Taken at Bangalore :-)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Everybody likes positive feedback....I am not an exception


It was a very good workshop that I have ever attended. Personally it was a great success just because of the fact that I had successfully completed the workshop without dropping out. I have always been a drop out for most of such training and workshops. MBA classes, personality development workshops,etc., to name a few. The reasons were either because I will lose interest owing to being a poor listner or because the training classes lacked good content, communication and professionalism. The very fact that I have been able to put up a stoic attentive composture, for the very first time, during the three days of the workshop (July 17th, 18th and 19th) indicates that I was very comfortable listening to you and learn. I liked it.Good work.

Best Regards-Siva


Are you ready for sprinting?......

SCRUM is built around 'MOTIVATED' individuals. So if the team is not enthusiastic, dont even start 'SCRUM'. Fail fast!

From scrum workshop

PMdistilled workshop at Bangalore on July 17,18,19

Monday, July 13, 2009


Do not take life too seriously, becuase you will never come out of it alive ! - Sri Sri Ravishankar


Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written."
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now.. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."