Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, Chief Energy Officer, 25-09-11

There’s a wonderful story about a man who travels from London to a business conference in California.

On the last day of the conference, in the last seminar, the man sits next to a woman who has come from New York. The pair of them get on fabulously well. It transpires that they are both freelance journalists, authors and single.

They share a cab back to the airport, exchange contact details and agree to keep in contact.

The man walks away completely besotted.

Every week for the next 50 weeks the man writes a letter to the woman in New York.

The week before the first anniversary of their meeting, the woman writes to the man and tells him that she’s married the postman.

Please don’t confuse efforts with results.

There are just under 100 days until the end of the year. Are you focussed on doing the right things?

It doesn’t matter how you started this year, what matters is how you finish…..

Are you going to finish strong? (160 second video)



What luck for rulers that men do not think
– Adolf Hitler

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day
– Robert Frost

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way
– Daniele Vare

People don’t want more information. They are up to their eyeballs in information. They want faith – faith in you, your goals, your success, in the story you tell. The missing ingredient in most failed communication is humanity – Annette Simmons, author of Whoever tells the best Story wins



The things they say…..

I’m a marvellous housekeeper.
Every time I leave a man, I keep his house

– Zsa Zsa Gabor

I’m not going to vacuum until Hoover make one I can ride on
- Roseanne Barr

Once during prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water
- W.C. Fields

I’ve exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to the car
- Joan Rivers

Last night I dreamed I ate a 10 pound marshmallow. When I woke up my pillow was gone
- Tommy Cooper

My grandmother is over 80 years old and still doesn’t need glasses…..she drinks straight from the bottle
- Henny Youngman

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days – Benjamin Franklin

I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours
- Jerome K. Jerome

Insanity doesn’t run in my family, it gallops – Cary Grant

My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping
- Rita Rudner

Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate her with four or five cupcakes
- Oprah Winfrey


To your success,