Carve Your Destiny (Inspirational Video)

by  Darpan Sachdeva

I came across through the work of Anubhav Srivastava  an author, motivational speaker and the director of Carve Your Destiny, a first of its kind inspirational documentary featuring some of the most famous personalities from diverse fields, who teach the viewers how they too can make all of their dreams come true.

The video down below from him is so very influential and mind blowing.He has clearly broken down and so beautifully elaborated the various components that  build up human success.

 



 

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

This is the Secret of Success – Swami Sivananda

by  B.G

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Put Your Heart, Mind, and Soul into Even Your Smallest Acts. This Is the Secret of Success – Swami Sivananda

As many of us know, there are people in this world who don’t even make an effort to understand our struggles. We cannot force these individuals to try to understand us, nor should we always expect them to. The fact is that we need to learn to have faith in ourselves and to be proud of ourselves for any positive progress that we may make.

Even if we take small steps and not giant leaps, we are helping ourselves become better individuals. By taking these manageable, but helpful steps, we are showing ourselves that we have the ability to overcome our obstacles. There may be people who look at these steps and find them insignificant or hardly worthy of praise. We may feel defeated when we find out that these individuals don’t find our progress substantial, but the truth is that it shouldn’t and doesn’t matter what they think.

If we put all of our effort into even the smallest of steps, we will become even stronger than we already are. Small steps are like pennies, they add up if you continue to collect them and use them to your advantage. Would you throw out a penny on purpose? No. Chances are you would continue to save up so that you can put them to use. Taking small steps works in the same way. Each step counts for something and the more steps you take, the closer you’ll get to reaching your goals!

So the next time you take a step towards success and someone makes you feel like it’s not good enough, remember that as long as you put as much effort as you could into that step, then you are on the right track. The next time you go to work or go to class, put as much into your work as you can! You will see that each step, as long as you put all that you can into it, will pay off!

bekki gI enjoy writing and sharing my experiences with others. For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it can be to deal with something so seemingly limiting. I have loved to write since I was in first grade and hope to one day be an author. My hobbies include: writing, reading, watching TV, and working hard to get through my anxiety. I currently have a blog at www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison 

(Video) The Pursuit Of Happyness | Creating Opportunities

by Darpan Sachdeva

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Chris Gardner, who went from being homeless to becoming a millionaire entrepreneur is sharing his advice and life lessons with all on how we can fulfill our dreams despite all odds.

Will Smith portrayed Chris Gardner in the True Story, hit movie “The Pursuit Of Happyness“.

                      (Video) Chris Gardner UC Berkeley Speech 2009

 

             Chris Gardner – Looking for a Job vs Creating an Opportunity

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobelthoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

WARNING: Entrepreneurs Without THIS Skill Are Destined to Fail

 By Robert Allen

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Let’s face it: being an entrepreneur is tough.

Every day you wake up, it’s a constant grind to get your products, services, and ideas in front of the right people.

There are no shortcuts, and there are a million-and-one different things vying for your attention at any given time.

Because of this, it’s really difficult to know where to focus your energy and effort.

  • Should spend more time on consumer research and product development?
  • Should you polish up your sales pitch?
  • Should you start a Facebook page, an Instagram, a Twitter?
  • Should you buy Google Ads?
  • Should you outsource your marketing to an agency?

Pages upon pages could be filled with things you “should” or “could” do for your business. And it’s a constant balancing act, between taking on new projects and executing to perfection on the old ones.

However, if you truly want to be successful as an entrepreneur and business owner, there’s one thing you MUST do that trumps all else.

And that is to invest in your relationships and your ability to communicate and connect with other people.

Because at the end of the day, it’s the clients you’ve connected to, the employees you’ve hired, the suppliers that depend on you, and the friends you’ve made that REALLY matter.

Beyond money, success, fame, or any “things” you might own, it’s the individuals you surround yourself with that are truly important.

But so often, us entrepreneurial types forget to spend time on this.

As we pursue our passions, we develop tunnel vision for achieving our businesses’ goals. And in the process, we neglect to spend time with the people most important to us.

Here’s the truth: Businesses don’t exist in a vacuum; they thrive because they solve problems for people.

So if you want to start a business, grow you company, or turn your operations around, you need to remember that the foundation of business is relationships and people.

Instead of just drawing attention to this potential problem, I wanted to give you three simple solutions that virtually guarantees every person you meet knows you care about them, you will help them achieve their goals, and you are a person they can trust.

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1. Listen up

Billionaire business mogul, Richard Branson, says:

“If you want to stand out as a leader, a good place to begin is by listening.”

Listening is a skill that many people skip right over. In the midst of our busy lives, it’s really difficult to always be present and listen to other people.

But listening is an all-powerful skill.

Not only is it a great way to show how much you care about others, but also every time you listen to other people is a great learning opportunity.

By taking time out your day to listen to others, you also uncover opportunities to help people.

And as an entrepreneur that should be your sole focus in life: helping people solve problems. Because when you do that, you acquire customers, referrals and employees for life.

People are an organization’s greatest asset. If you invest a few minutes each day into hearing what those people have to say, your business will see huge returns.

 

2. Show genuine interest

“It’s your unlimited power to care and love that makes the biggest difference in your life.” – Tony Robbins

And showing just how much you care about someone begins with truly taking interest in their lives.

As an entrepreneur you undoubtedly have people that look up to you. Showing them that you’re willing to slow down, ask thoughtful questions, and be curious about what they have to say, speaks volumes about your character.

When you do that for others on a consistent basis, you’ll have an endless line of people willing to go the extra mile for you. That could be your employees, colleagues, spouses, children, family, or friends. Whatever the cases, when you take an interest in those around you, you build an army of raving fans who will help you if times get tough, be a source of inspiration if you get discouraged, and be a constant recommendation source to fuel your business’s growth.

 

3. Be accessible

“Being available and approachable is necessary for effective leadership.”

Says Tony Dungy, a Championed, National Football League coach.

People constantly make snap judgments about you and, by default, how you run your company. If you’re always closed off and rude when meeting new people or interacting with clients, that’s going to leave a lasting negative impression.

On the other hand, if you take the time to give a warm greeting, open yourself up, be nice and attentive, people’s impression of you and your business will skyrocket.

This is especially important when you’re talking to colleagues. If you smile, make eye contact and have a positive tone of voice, people will gravitate toward you and respect you.

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. So even if you’re on your way to a meeting or incredibly busy that day, never ignore others. Even if you just give them a few minutes of your time, those minutes generate huge returns in the long run for you and your business.

Remember as entrepreneurs, we aren’t acting in a bubble. The world is full of people, and those people have the potential to be our customers, employees, suppliers and friends.

Every person you meet represents a new opportunity to showcase not only what you stand for and care about, but also what principles guide your business day-to-day.

Don’t let relationships slip through the cracks. Continue to spend time nurturing the old, acquiring the new, and attracting the best people into your life. And nothing can stop you then!

3ca76949baa74e6fd3df1fccab93b1fbRob Allen is an elite communications and influence coach who runs the blog Kick Start Your Dream Life. He trains young professionals and entrepreneurs how to master their social skills, become influential, and instantly intrigue and impress anyone they meet — regardless of where they’re starting from!

Sacrifice: The Best Motivational Video Ever

By Darpan Sachdeva

This latest motivational video from SuccessLab is a great reminder that success does not come to you for free. That if you really want something in life you have to go out there and work your ass off to get it.

Sometimes it is hard to find motivation especially when you are feeling down. That is why it is a good idea to watch a visual of motivating clips to stimulate your thoughts and inspire you to chase greatness.It is all about Consistency and persistence what matters.If you can face it and pass through it ,you are sure to get that success.

Checkout the following motivational video by SuccesLab and this motivates you, please share this with your friends and followers.

“When you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide.”

                                                               –Les Brown

Blog PhotoDarpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of                                   Nobelthoughts.com With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. – 

 

7 Qualities Of The Highly Successful

  by Charles Emmanuel – 

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What separates the highly successful from those who are “just getting by“?

This is a question that a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs have when they are just starting out. You have read all the books and learned all the skills but your mindset and “know how” may not be quite there yet.

Here is a list of the 7 qualities that the highly successful live by.

1. They Are Actors On The Pitch Of Life, Not Spectators

 

The vast majority of people live in Dreamland where they wish, hope and pray that things will turn around in their favor, the highly successful are those who get up and take action! They never wait for a more favorable condition or time. They simply set out to get things done.

 

Nolan Bushnell (American engineer and entrepreneur) once said:

  The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

J.K. Rowling worked on her first ever Harry Potter novel when she was a single mother who just lived off welfare. Yet, she didn’t let that deter her. J.K. finished the book and asked publishers all over town to help get the book published. As you would expect, they rejected her and even criticized her harshly because she wasn’t a well-known author yet.

It appeared like nothing was working out for her but she kept at it. She chose to continue and to push through.

In 2014, she became the first ever billionaire author!

2. They Love What They Do

A very remarkable story that reveals this is that of Steve Jobs (American entrepreneur, marketer and inventor as well as the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc).

In 1976, when he was 21 years old, he and his friend (Steve Wozniak) started Apple Computers from the Jobs’ family garage. Apple went public on Dec 12, 1980 with a value of 1.2 billion dollars on its first day! In the next few years, Apple suffered significant design flaws that resulted in IBM suddenly surpassing Apple in sales. By 1985, Apple forced Jobs to resign from the company he co-founded!

He picked himself up quickly and started a new hardware and software enterprise he called “Next” To cut the long story short, in 1996, Apple purchased  “Next”  for $429 Million and eventually hired Jobs as the CEO.

Today, Steve Jobs’ is quoted to have said:

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.”

Yes indeed, you have to discover what you love to do, and be the best at it.

3. They Don’t Stop Until They Get There

I remember hearing the story of Colonel Sanders (founder of KFC) sometime ago. He drove all over America and offered his fried chicken recipe for a certain percentage of the sales. He knocked on several doors, slept in his car and carried on walking around in his white suit even though he already got 1,009 refusals! On the 1,010th time, he finally got a “yes”es

Thomas Edison on the other hand, had his teacher say to him that he was “too stupid to learn anything”, and was fired from his first two jobs for being “non-productive”.

As an inventor, he made 1000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.

When a reporter asked “How did it feel to fail 1000 times?” Edison replied:

“I didn’t fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps.”

Joe Girard said:

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…. One step at a time.”

Simply put, highly successful people have a different understanding of the word “FAIL”. To them, to fail just means “First Attempt In Learning”. So every time they seemingly fail, they consider that to be that they have only found one more way that it didn’t work and then they move on. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas”. He went bankrupt several times before he finally built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on grounds that it would only attract riffraff. Today, the Walt Disney Company has annual revenues of approximately $35 billion!

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4. They Focus On Serving Others Rather Than Being Served

Highly successful people know that true success is about serving others with great value rather than living a self-centered life. They know that being selfish, stingy and money driven can help make you money at first but it’s not really a good plan for long-term success. They focus on serving other people and helping them even if it means giving up some of their own resources!

In most cases, successful people define their success on the basis of their positive contributions to others rather than how much money they make. Incidentally, it is practically impossible to really make a remarkable contribution in the lives of others without making money as well. So the undiscerning are quick to assume that the successful became successful by making more money.

However, it is important to note that it is not that the successful have no care for money. It’s just that money isn’t their focus and priority in life.

5. They Have Clear Cut Visions

A very common factor among the successful is that they all have clarity and certainty about what they want and don’t want out of life. They set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound) goals in line with their vision. They have identified their core values (what is important to them) and go all out to live in line with them. They know exactly what they want to achieve and then they chart their course towards it. Aside from having crystal clear short and long-term goals, the successful also determine exactly what they MUST accomplish each day to bring them closer to their already defined goals. They take full advantage of the “Golden Hour” principle which takes the first hour after you wake up in the morning into consideration. It is assumed that what you do mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually during this first hour, sets the tone for the entire day.

6. They Keep Improving Themselves And What They Do

Not a single one of the success stories you would hear of out there started out successful. In fact, for many of them, they were laughed at or even scorned as they began to dream, plan and take the necessary action towards the accomplishment of their set goals. Through thick and thin, they just kept on improving themselves over and over again. It was this self-improvement over time that impacted on the quality of what they did and made them the success that they eventually became.

For instance, did you ever read that Michael Jordan and Bob Cousy were each ousted from their high school basketball teams? How does it feel to know that Michael Jordan who later in his life was addressed as the “Best Player Ever” could not be included amongst the 10-best players in a tiny Laney High School in Wilmington? At the time he was simply not good enough or else, he would have been on the team.

Michael, later in his career, went on to say:

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.”

No matter what you have decided to do, be sure to see that you are consistently adding to your personal value as well as to the quality of what you do. Strive to see that you never do things of the same quality twice! Steve Jobs once said: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

Dare to be different.

7. They Understand The Importance Of Discipline

One other quality of highly successful people is that they understand the importance of discipline and self-control. They have come to know that it is not every route that will lead to their desired destination. Hence, they discipline themselves to follow only the route that leads their way. That is why they almost always come across others as mean people!

They constantly work at educating themselves, either formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, and reading) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.

This also translates into their ability to maintain their focus on one thing rather than everything. Whereas the ordinary or general public would have long lost focus and concentration on what really matters.

Through discipline, highly successful people know how to pay attention on the one thing that really matters – their goals!

 

Charles Emmanuel 

7681ab756dddd30dd16fb2928f0ea1f6 Charles Emmanuel is an Author, life coach, ministry consultant, motivator, leadership trainer. He is also the Co-founder of Above & Beyond… a capacity building and personal development outfit.  

 

Richard Branson Philosophy – Screw It, Let’s Do It! – BBC Interview

By Darpan Sachdeva

Richard Branson has done it all  .                                      .Richard Branson

From quitting school at age 15 to start a magazine company to owning one of the most successful  record labels which produced great artists such as, The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Sex Pistols, Phil Collins, etc.

Richard Branson has always been known to have a fearless attitude towards life and running successful businesses.

In the video below, listen to Richard’s philosophy as he shares his very best pearls of wisdom.

 




Blog Photo  Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of                                   Nobelthoughts.com With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity. –

(Video) Serious Advice For Young Entrepreneurs

By Darpan Sachdeva

Young Entrepreneurs Advice For Teens and Success

So you are young and hungry, and you want to be a successful entrepreneur? But where do you start?

We believe that to become a great entrepreneur, no matter what age you are, you must be taken seriously. So the good folks at “People Helping People” linked up with a handful of successful entrepreneurs to find out how they became great entrepreneurs.

If you are young and striving to be an entrepreneur, this advice could save you a lot of headaches on your journey to entrepreneurial success.

Advice for Young Entrepreneurs: How to Be Taken Seriously

Although this advice may be simple to some, the advice shared is something that is a must know for any up and coming entrepreneurs.

 

Blog Photo   Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of                                               Nobelthoughts.com With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.

What I Wish I Had Known: 8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Startup Secrets

By Alex Espenson on May 7, 2014

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If you’ve ever tried to start your own company, then you know that some of the “advice” you get from friends, relatives, and even perfect strangers isn’t always all that valuable.

It can range from the simply unhelpful (“Don’t go out of business!”), to the impossible (“Give it everything you’ve got!”), to the downright dangerous (“No matter what happens, stick it out!”), but you can bet that once everyone has offered their two cents’ worth, you probably won’t be any closer to grasping that elusive secret of success. Of course, that all changes when you’re getting your advice from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. These people know what they’re talking about, and they’re willing to share their wisdom with you. Yes, you. So get ready to be enlightened, because here are nine pieces of startup advice from people who actually know what they’re talking about.

Here are the 8 secrets of startup success from a handful of successful entrepreneurs.

 

What I Wish I Had Known

 

1. Jared Kim (Founder & CEO of Forge)

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Don’t burn out. Take care of yourself by getting 8 hours of sleep, eat healthy, and exercise. If you don’t take care of yourself, there’s no way you can take care of your company in the long-term.”

It may seem as though your new company is the most important thing in the world, but it isn’t. If you sacrifice your own health and happiness for the sake of your company, then you’ll just end up without happiness in either.

 

2. Leo Widrich (Co-founder of Buffer)

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It took me years to finally start saying no to things that would take me away from what really needed my attention. No to meetings. No to interviews, and no to extra projects (for extra money.) When I implemented my daily to-do lists my whole day/week/month changed. I would only accept opportunities if they could come after my to-dos were completed.”

Sometimes, as the founder of a new startup, it’s easy to overload yourself. When new responsibilities or opportunities come along, feel free to put them on your plate, but only if they don’t end up costing you time and energy that should be going towards more important issues.

 

3. Mark Otero (Founder & CEO of Klicknation)

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Know your weaknesses: Knowing your weaknesses is as important as knowing what your strengths are, and even more important as your company grows; hire or have co-founders who are great in areas where you are weak.”

Chances are you’re not an expert in every area where your business will require you to be an expert. Maybe you have problems with finances. Maybe you just don’t get marketing. Maybe the idea of schmoozing with investors makes your sweat through your suit. Well, that’s all OK, as long as you’re sure to hire people who fill in the gaps in your armor, as the Mark Otero, founder ofKlicknation, explains.

 

4. Todd Pedersen (Founder & CEO of Vivint)

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First, if you’re going to run a company, you have to provide the best service you possibly can for your customers. Second, you have to treat your employees like gold. And then three, everything else will work itself out.”

The secrets to building a successful company aren’t really secrets at all; you just give customers what they want and treat your employees well, like Todd Pedersen, CEO of Vivint, has said. Of course, just because it’s simple to say, it does not necessarily follow that it’s easy to implement.

 

5. Phineas Barnes (Partner at First Round Capital)

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Your choice of partners and investors should be thought of as permanent and are therefore the most important two decisions you make.”

Starting a business is a big commitment. In fact, if all goes well, then it may be a large part of your life for the rest of your life, as Phineas Barnes of First Round Capital explains. As such, you’ll want to be very careful about whom you include in your startup, because if you aren’t, you may end up having to deal with an imperfect fit for years—or even decades—to come.

 

6. Jeff Bezos (Founder & CEO of Amazon.com)

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I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

For some reason, many of us have been conditioned to be more afraid of failure than we are of inaction. However, failure, in addition to being inherently valuable as a learning process, contains within it the chance of success. And no matter how small that chance is, it’s better than the chances of success when we choose not to even try.

 

7. Peter Berg (Founder of October Three)

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Be really picky with your hiring, and hire the absolute best people you possibly can. People are the most important component of almost every business, and attracting the best talent possible is going to make a huge difference.”

While CEO’s and founders, and the ideas on which their success is built, often get the spotlight when it comes to business, the truth is that it is the employees that actually breathe life into a company. Even the most innovative idea can wither and die without the right kind of support from a talented workforce, so give your hiring process the attention and time that it deserves.

 

8. Thomas Edison (Founder of General Electric)

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The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

You have an idea that will change the world? Well, it’s not worth anything unless you can turn that idea into a reality. So take the plunge and see just how far that idea can take you. Or, you can sit around trading advice over the internet.

The choice is yours.

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Alex is a self-employed business/technology writer and green enthusiast.