by Sunil Bali, 20-05-12

Have you ever taken a potted plant and put it into a bigger pot? I did that a few weeks ago and the plant has grown to nearly double its size.

Many of us have been conditioned into thinking that we’re smaller than we are. Just as a small plant pot keeps a plant from growing or a small fish bowl keeps goldfish tiny, we have, as author Alan Cohen says, "adapted, adjusted, and accommodated to a Lilliputian life."

Place a goldfish from a bowl into a lake and it will grow to at least 10 times its size. Plant a bonsai in the garden and it will grow into a fully fledged tree.

Unlike the plant or the goldfish, you’re not dependent on someone else to move you. You have the power to move yourself. You can step into a much bigger domain and grow to your full potential.

So how about putting yourself in a place with people that will help you flourish?


The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat – Lily Tomlin

Your true strength resides in holding your power in the midst of those who have abdicated theirs – Alan Cohen

It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you will get it – W. Somerset Maugham

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go – T.S. Eliot


For all you ladies who like a laugh and all you guys who have a good sense of humour…..

How to turn men down – with style!

HE    Can I buy you a drink?
SHE  Actually I’d rather have the money.

HE     I’m a photographer. I’ve been looking for a face like yours.
SHE   I’m a plastic surgeon. I’ve been looking for a face like yours.

HE     Hi. Didn’t we go on a date once or was it twice?
SHE   Must’ve been once. I never make the same mistake twice.

HE     How did you get to be so beautiful?
SHE   I must’ve been given your share.

HE     Will you go out with me this Saturday?
SHE   Sorry. I’m having a headache this weekend.

HE     Your face must turn a few heads
SHE   And your face must turn a few stomachs.

HE     Go on, don’t be shy. Ask me out.
SHE   Okay, get out.

HE     I think I could make you very happy
SHE   Why? Are you leaving?

HE     What would you say if I asked you to marry me?
SHE   Nothing. I can’t talk and laugh at the same time.

HE     Can I have your name?
SHE   Why? Don’t you already have one?

HE     Shall we go see a movie?
SHE   I’ve already seen it.

HE     Where have you been all my life?
SHE   Hiding from you.

HE     Haven’t I seen you some place before?
SHE   Yes. That’s why I don’t go there anymore.

HE     Is this seat empty?
SHE   Yes, and this one will be if you sit down.

HE     So, what do you do for a living?
SHE   I’m a female impersonator.

HE     If I could see you naked, I’d die happy.
SHE   If I saw you naked, I’d probably die laughing.

HE     Where have you been all my life?
SHE   Where I’ll be the rest of your life – in your wildest dreams.

To your success,