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Increasing Productivity - Getting rid of clutter

With 2 mail accounts , with subscriptions of various services like twitter ,facebook, etc.
Problem started when frequency of receiving e-mails increased , along with my utter reluctance to delete them periodically . eventually my inbox have become massive giant of clutter . looking at them was annoying and shear waste of time .
Along with about 80,000 unread mails , i had over 1,00,000 files i hoarded in 4 files from internet - in a hope that i will finish reading them during my duration but ended up finishing only 100 of them.

I have spent 100s of hours in categorising each of them and it was pure waste of time , money , and other important things .

So how to get rid of the mess ?

What I did was :
(i) Creating different e-mail ids for 3 major groups -
i. Family & Friends
ii. Business
iii. Everything else

(ii) Unsubscribe from all unimportant services :
i. Facebook sends so many notifications via e-mail which is annoying . Unsubscribe them .
Same goes with Twitter.
ii. Unsubscribe from rest of the unimportant services .
At bottom of every marketing e-mail you will see "Unsubscribe* link , click it , it will take you to Unsubscribing option .
Complete the process .

(iii). Install a e-mail client : Thunderbird - Awesome , Free E-mail client available for all major Operating System Families : Linux , Windows , Mac
Log in using your e-mail account's credentials .
If you use Gmail services , your settings will be automatically detected .
Sort the emails according to the sender,
Delete the e-mails in bulk by selecting specific sender like Facebook .

A Soul looking out for one's mentor

We , human beings are most intelligent animals as we possess multiple intelligence.
Intelligence has become a cliche now , it's what we do with our abilities , that gets count .
Everyone one of us seeks a mentor who can show us the path of wisdom . A mentor acts as a guide , path shower , who doesn't gives up on his disciple . Having Mentor is a necessity whose importance can't be undermined .

In India , there are thousands of students who wants to make their parents proud but many of them are struggling with unemployment because of lack of guidance & employable skills . Not everyone is a self-learner , those who are , they are already in best places while those who don't have one , they have to continuously struggling .

But saddening fact is that ,not everyone is fortunate to have mentor . So , they struggle , they struggle till they fail or win in achieving something and eventually they earn the experience which will mentor themselves in coming years of life .

In this Information Era , the fact that how much information you can attain , retain , produce results from it encompasses ( determines ) your success . With Internet , speed of this process expedited phenomenally .
YouTube , BlogSpot / Wordpress like services have helped thousands to reach out to millions of self-learners who are passionate about their hobby , thanks to which , anyone can literally learn anything they strongly desire for by following their blogs / watching videos .
Every skill requires efforts to put on relentlessly , that's what refines the skill , isolates the genius from the noise . Like gold has to undergo several processes of refineness , so does anything . Brilliance requires efforts .

Mentor sees his student as a seed , which will throughout the journey of training , will blossom into a beautiful flower , a kind of master piece , totally complementing him . This is the moment for which mentor awaits vehemently . Sometimes mentors blush , sometimes they smile , sometimes they shed tears of happiness .

Beautiful , the world is .

Youtube Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gde07pAO7sI
Entry for : Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012.

My Alma Mater - JIVA

I have studied in different schools and college(s) but the one school which connected with my soul was "JIVA" formerly abbreviated as Jiva Institute of Vidya Academy , an joint initiative by Sh. Rishi Pal Chauhan , the Chairman of JIVA , Sh. Steven Rudolph , one of the well known American-Indian Educationist , Education Director of JIVA .

Although I studied there till 6th Standard , JIVA gave me the identity , helped me to mature , to grow rapidly . Since childhood , I was fascinated by Universe / Space , and it provided me every kind of resource to live my fascinating life . With a Mac Lab , ISBN Internet Leased Line all sponsored by Apple & Intel , our school was way ahead than any other school in India during that the decade1994-2004 .

A ICSE affiliated school , with experiential learning at its core , JIVA developed its own curriculum called ICOT - India's Curriculum of Tomorrow , which was launched by the Lt. Sh. Shammi Kapoor on a rainy night in 2002 .
Interestingly ICOT is followed by hundreds of schools in India , and Jiva's Computer Books are suggested ICT books in many schools .

And what reminded me of JIVA again ?
This link -> http://psychedelicjunction.com/2013/01/09/nasa-sanskrit-program-artifici...

Memories are vivid and sense of attachment with JIVA is as lively as it used to be .

my first job & boss

When your startup doesn't work multiple times , you get convinced about joining a job .

I failed multiple times , perhaps due to lack of discipline and lesser number of follow ups with prospective clients . Eventually I suffered financial problem which needed immediate attention .

In startups , cash is king and there is this golden rule of startup , never run out of cash .

I rejected 4 jobs to finally joining a educational institution , education sector being my specialization .
it took me 15 days to understand the infrastructure and have Indepth knowledge of it ( IT infrastructure & Inventory , peers ( most of them ) , IT vision about which everyone was too confuse ) .

There I got my boss , first boss . A calm ,dedicated , perfectionist person . Writing a mail and then voraciously editing it , till the mail's content becomes
crisp being one of her many quality .
A boss, not so rude , down the earth , approachable earns respect of subordinates and in case , she got whole of it .
There might be times when during auditing your small mistake can embarrass the boss and then you realize that your responsibility towards your department , and that you have to take charge of things .
That's exactly I am going to do now .

Jgd

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