Today 18th Of June is my Birthday. I had a peaceful morning with my family. My sister made me a super cabbage, mushroom and broccoli sandwich and couple of my friends called in. I have invited them over for dinner at home. My horoscope in the newspaper reads this year I am going to be more successful than last year.So yeah life is pretty much moving alone smooth. Good job, good food and nice family..Living the dream.
So as my Horoscope had predicted I am going to be having a better year.I need to do something about it. I can’t just sit around and do nothing, else the horoscope would fail hopelessly. So to save the astrologers bread I have set myself goals that I want to see happening by next birthday.
I am a vegetarian for the past 7 years and I love food. People are surprised when I say I am became a vegetarian because I love food. You can eat as much vegetarian food as you want and still be healthy. One of my goals this year is to get a athletic body. I want to be in shape to run a 10K.I am also building some muscle.
I was challenged “you couldn’t possibly build muscle on plant based diet”, so this is going to be fun. I also have decided I am not going to take supplements, proteins or any other substance. Just going to eat more and workout a lot more than I do now. So thinking about documenting this whole journey to help people understand human physiology better. Come On! I did study biotechnology it should be useful somewhere 🙂
My goal two is to get busy learning ruby on rails and Python’s django. I feel like I am stuck in this PHP sinkhole and I am not improving my on overall knowledge of the programming scene.Its like be a carpenter who refuses to use more than one tool. Languages are the tools for a programmer and the more you know the better it is!You can use different tools for different situations
So that is it folks. I has taken a birthday for me to post something on my blog. Its terrible I know!
For the past couple of months I have been working so hard and learning so many things I some times ended up having no life apart from my business. Not that I am complaining I love what I do that is exactly why I am able to get up everyday and run to office. Yes! Literally run to office. My way of keeping fit withing the schedules.
So a friend of mine had this conversation of Skype a couple of months ago about finding the right talent at the right overhead. If you haven’t run a Startup in India then you would have no Idea how hard it is to hire talent and to keep it. The talented employees are a rare breed. We soon came to conclusion hiring more is not the solution for startup’s like mine.
We soon released that Innovation is the way we should get the work done not by hiring more. The idea for that came from a simple camcast studio session I was doing on SEO so that there is no need for me to repeat the process over and over again. I need to just show the clip to the freshers so they can pick it up.
This might be a simple thing but the power that such a thought offers is phenomenal. For the most precious of resource of them all is Time and it should not be wasted on resources that might not stay with your company.The goal is not to completely get rid of the employee based structure but to use less of them. So hiring process gets easier and the chances that your machinery will break down due to a talent crunch will be less.
I certainly have areas of my business were automation can simply take hours off and reduce cost. I am playing with several automation tools in the SEO arena including zennolabs and Ubot. But the most promising seems to be Ruby. A web based automation tool gives me access to it on the go. May be my own version of a four hour work week is beginning to take shape. BTW if you haven’t read the book by Timothy Ferriss please do! Its a brilliant book. It doesn’t take about automating your business but it talks about there is life away from business or work and how to get yourself prepared to face it.
This is the first ever blog post in my blog.I am really clueless on how to start or what I should be writing in here but as they start and then decide on the way. Well its not quite the way some people would work. They need everything charted out infront of them for weeks ifnot for months ahead,Well, It’s easy to see I am not that sort.
I believe in starting things because I know there is no way to satisfy myself. I will always want to do one thing extra so its a on going process with me. If you are very demanding you should also follow my method just start and then refine the process along the way.
It’s a Friday! If you don’t know Friday’s are considered as an auspicious day here in India.Not that I waited I am just pointing out there is no better day than Today!!!!!