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What is True Wealth ?

True Wealth is So Much More Than Money

The majority of people think of the word ‘wealth’ in terms of finances only but this is a narrow view of what it means to be wealthy. Wealth consists of every area within one’s life — health, relationships, finances, time, so on and so forth.

There are 4 types of wealth:
Financial wealth (Money)Social wealth (Status)Time wealth (Freedom)Physical wealth (Health) The majority of people chase money and status at the expense of freedom and health. In the short term, this “works” somewhat to the favor of the individual but in the long term, it produces nasty consequences.

Be careful of the system which tempt you in with financial wealth (money) and social wealth (status), but rob you of time wealth (freedom) and physical wealth (health).

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Are you doing right things?

Where is your concentration ?
Are you concentrating on doing things right or doing right things ?

Doing things right will keep you going.
Doing right things will make you move in right direction.

Both are important; but with out doing right things, doing things right will keep you busy (you might even be very satisfied) and you might land in a wrong place.

Dong things right and not doing right things might give you short term results but will fail you in the long term.

So, make sure that you are doing right things before you start doing any thing.

"Management is Doing Things Right, Leadership is Doing the Right Things" ~ Peter F Drucker

Don't just manage your life and work. Lead your life and work.

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Speed matters

Why working quickly is more important than it seems ?

The obvious benefit to working quickly is that you’ll finish more stuff per unit time. But there’s more to it than that.
If you work quickly, the cost of doing something new will seem lower in your mind. So you’ll be inclined to do more.

The general rule seems to be: Systems which eat items quickly are fed more items. Slow systems starve.

What’s true of individual people turns out also to be true of whole organizations.
If customers find out that you take two months to frame photos, they’ll go to another frame shop. If contributors discover that you’re slow to merge pull requests, they’ll stop contributing. Unresponsive systems are sad. They’re like buildings grown over with moss. They’re a kind of memento mori. People would rather be reminded of life. They’ll leave for places that get back to them quickly.

Part of the activation energy required to start any task comes from the picture you get in your head when you imagine doing it. 

Who owns your life ?

As long as you worry about what others think of you, you are owned by them.
You own your life only when you don’t need approval from others.

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

People Pleasing Hides the Real You.

Don't Change So People Will Like You - Be Yourself and the Right People Will Love the Real You.

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Managers and Makers

Manager's Schedule: A manager’s day is, as a rule, sliced up into tiny slots, each with a specific purpose decided in advance. Many of those slots are used for meetings, calls, or emails. The manager’s schedule may be planned for them by a secretary or assistant.
Managers don’t necessarily need the capacity for deep focus — they primarily need the ability to make fast, smart decisions. In a three-minute meeting, they have the potential to generate (or destroy) enormous value through their decisions and expertise.
Maker's Schedule: (Engineers, Artists, Writers etc. ) A maker’s schedule is different. It is made up of long blocks of time reserved for focusing on particular tasks, or the entire day might be devoted to one activity. Breaking their day up into slots of a few minutes each would be the equivalent of doing nothing.
When you’re operating on the maker’s schedule, meetings are a disaster. A single meeting can blow a whole afternoon, by breaking it into two pieces each too …

Your mind can be your best asset or your worst enemy. Train it well.

Your mind can be your best asset or your worst enemy. Train it well.

Inspirational quotes on leadership

Inspirational quotes on leadership from historical figures and business leaders:
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists…when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: We did it ourselves.”
— Lao-Tzu, an ancient philosopher and founder of Taoism
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sanberg, COO of Facebook
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
— Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry,  French writer and pioneering aviator.
“Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.”
— Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
“As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however I am very caring because I want…

Measuring a software engineers performance

Why measure?

There are a few different reasons why a software engineering team lead would want to track each software engineers individual performance.
Fair CompensationPromote individual growth in key skill areasAssess individuals comparative to their team’s performance
What to measure ?
Ability to write source code that adheres to specificationsPeer reviewing other team members workDebugging and troubleshooting complicated issuesProcess Improvements
How to measure ? Here are a few ways to gather the information below Surveying the individuals more senior peersCreating metrics through issue trackers and time sheetsObserving the quality and speed yourselfSurveying the individuals senior most peers
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Procrastination to Motivation (Regulate your emotions)

You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!

There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety.

Procrastination train of thought:

People procrastinate or avoid aversive tasks to improve their short-term mood at the cost of long-term goals.Procrastination is not a time management problem. It is an emotion regulation problem - we delay activities which might make us feel not-so-good.Procrastination is not laziness. Humans procrastinate because of poor emotional regulation about the outcome of tasks.In short, we often procrastinate because of perceived anxiety, stress, and poor emotional regulation about the completion of a task.Perceived anxieties make us feel ‘not so good.’The aversion activity is a mechanism to avoid or delay the anxiety and repair the short-term negative mood.Habits like procrastination are a reaction to the idea of compl…

Famous Laws Of Software Development

Famous and interesting laws of Software Development

Murphy's Law: If something can go wrong, it will. Brook's Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. Conway's Law: Any piece of software reflects the organizational structure that produced it.[OR] Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. Postel's Law: Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept. Pareto Principle: For many phenomena, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes.The Peter Principle: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.Kerchkhoff's Principle: In cryptography, a system should be secure even if everything about the system, except for a small piece of information - the key - is public knowledge.Linus's Law…