Quality Street …..

by Sunil Bali, 25-09-16

Shakespeare wrote, "All the world’s a stage."

I would add that there are no solo parts, because we’re created for connection.

And it’s the quality of these connections that determines the quality of our life.

With some people you spend time; with others you invest it.

These are the people who want to help you climb and not crawl.

People who want you to grow and not stagnate.

People who enhance your vision rather than strangle your dreams.

People who make your spirit soar rather than slump.

Who’s helping you create your world?

 

Humour

Do you ever meet someone for the first time and want to buy them a toaster for their bathtub?

One day St. Peter saw a gang of criminals walking up to the Pearly Gates.

St. Peter ran to God and said, “God, there are some low-life, thieving criminals at the Gates. What do I do?"

God relied, “Just do what you normally do with that type; redirect them."

St. Peter went back to carry out the order, and all of a sudden he went running back yelling,

“God, God, they’re gone – they’re gone!"

“Who, the criminals?"

“No, the Pearly Gates!"

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

Life is not a journey …..

by Sunil Bali, 18-09-16

Adults, unlike children, are rarely 100% in the moment.

Ask a child to draw and the child will gleefully put pencil to paper and enjoy the experience.

Ask an adult to draw and the paper becomes a thing which could be a good or bad picture: an opportunity for constant self-evaluation and self-doubt.

As we grow older we lose our childishness, but we also lose the ability to be childlike – to be spontaneous, not self-conscious and joyful.

Every child is born creative. The problem is trying to retain this innate creativity into adulthood, by breaking free of the shackles of conditioning and conformity.

As the great philosopher Alan Watts said, "Life is not a journey, it’s like a musical. The point isn’t to arrive, but to dance and sing whilst the music plays."

The goal is to be happy now, grow young and recapture the uninhibited energy of your childhood. Because it’s this playfulness and creative energy that will power you towards your success.

 

Humour

Breaking news:

Liverpool police have discovered £5million worth of drugs, eight AK47 assault rifles and nineteen handguns behind a library on the outskirts of the City Centre.

Residents are said to be deeply shocked, as they say they didn’t know they had a library.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

Grim and Proper …..

by Sunil Bali, 11-09-16

Research by organizational psychologist Dr. Alicia Grandey, has found that putting on an emotional mask at work – conforming to a certain image or label that doesn’t correspond to who you are – drains you of energy that can only be replenished if you then have an opportunity to be yourself.

"You have to be real," Grandey says, "because thought suppression, or trying to stifle your natural behaviour in favour of conforming to a stereotype, results in mental strain."

Grandey goes on to say that, "When we are actively monitoring ourselves to conform, our mental energy decreases and results in limiting behavior which inhibits creative thinking."

So when you go to work, make sure you don’t leave your soul at home and are not grim on the inside, grin on the outside, and proper.

 

Humour

  • I just ate a large can of alphabet pasta and had the largest vowel movement ever.
  • Deja Moo – when you know you’ve seen this bull5hit before.
  • I didn’t realise removing my doorbell would have such a knock on effect.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

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