As I approached 68 (2013), my son, Anand insisted that I had proven enough in my 45-year long career and it was time I took life a little easier; enjoy traveling (that I love) and social life.
Yet, I somehow wanted to contribute positively and was exploring my options. My son-in-law, Navin suggested that I should write and share my experiences, “being a self-made man, you should tell the next generation how you overcame various obstacles to reach this position, in both, business and social circles.”
He pointed out that while I was sharing my experiences with family and friends, as they approached me, a blog had the potential to take your voice to many, many more. He also insisted that I start mentoring youngsters who were new in their businesses.
I was convinced. I offered my services pro bono, as part of a Guidance Program. Also, I started writing on this blog, bringing out figments from my memory as experiences that might be of value to the readers here. My daughter Meeta is sweet enough to spare her time to edit what I write.
As a youngster, I thought one meal a day, one set of school uniform a year, a public place to study, lack of finance and basic shelter would keep me from achieving my dreams. To compensate, I started giving 110% of what was normally expected. Yes, 110% even in bad deeds! This worked.
The very limitations started inspiring me in different phases of my life – meritorious results in studies; strength to shoulder family responsibilities; satisfied employers; establishing a successful business of my own; and in my adventure trips and other travel plans.
Having done what I wanted to, I agreed it was time for me to expose myself! I felt, through this blog, I could and should share my expereinces. Hopefully, readers would find some bits useful and if not, they’d enjoy reading.
Look forward to interact with you.
Its a brilliant idea to collect the donation for Ashram who is conserving the most precious script Sanskrit and many other social services. The compassionate people enjoy helping others in different ways … !
I have read the notes you have shared in the past and must say that they throw in a different perspective on things to be thought from a different angle. I won’t be using this Email ID anymore. Since I do not want to miss out on the ‘good reads’, I request you to please update my email ID
First of all , apologise for texting so late but couldnt stop my self from saying “Superb blog Tauji!! Rather superb work! SALUTE!”
How do you think all of these things? I just keep wondering and saying “Wow” to myself every time I read your blog. So glad that you started blogging.
Please do keep posting more frequently. Draws a big smile on many faces and inspires me a lot.
Thank you for your feedback and your words of enccouragements.
My Philosophy of Studying, MyMother’s Ring Speaks, My Unexpected Well Wisher, Will Power Assures Success etc could be some of the blogs which might interest your son.
Please keep feeding back.
Yes I checked this one. In fact I read some of your old blogs too. My son liked the one about midnight sun.
As a kid we plan many things. But you are the first person I know who actually visited all these places in spite of all the responsibilities. Hats off to you. Now I know from where Ruhi has got all her energy and enthusiasm.
Keep writing and keep sharing them.
I reqd your blog. Guess we missed the hance to hear all the stories in person (due to cancellation of Kathmandu ABC base camp trekking). Thank you for sharing them
its always a pleasure to read all your blogs , keep writing and inspire us !!!