by Sunil Bali, 12-10-14

"Watch your speed," the sign flashed as I sped past a little too quickly.

Keeping the pedal firmly floored to the metal, results in breakdown or accident.

On the other hand, being parked on the hard shoulder isn’t going to get you into the fast lane.

In order to get into the fast lane we need to go through the gears, maintain traction and build up speed.




And one of the best ways to maintain traction is to do work that you love. Work which reconciles with who you are and your innate talents.

As Steve Jobs said, "The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

In my experience of hiring over 50,000 people, those who love what they do, have inner peace, presence and are highly attractive to others. They have a magnetic quality which softens even the hardest and most cynical of souls.

So how can you do more of what you love? You’re never too old to start. I took up contact karate six months ago at the tender age of 51 with my two kids. Six months later, 18lbs lighter and a lot more flexible …… its black belt here I come!


An 89 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting.

When she went before the judge, he asked her, “What did you steal?"

She replied, “A can of peaches."

The judge said, “Why did you steal a can of peaches?"

She replied, “I was hungry."

The judge asked, “And how many peaches were in the can.”

She replied. “Six.”

The judge said, “Then I will give you six days in jail."

Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked the judge, “May I say something on my wife’s behalf?"

The judge said, “What is it?"

The husband said, “She also stole a can of peas."