Its been a long time since I have updated my personal blog. I had developed a severe inferiority complex about my writing skills, as I have been reading some absolutely brilliant stuff on the web, thanks to my twitter feeds and my better half writing on facebook notes.(No Iam not married). She writes good!! (except love letters).
Here is one hilarious blog I came across just yesterday by textualoffender.
Also I am going through a huge transition phase in terms of my professional life, I have told my client of 13 years, I don't want his business, and hence have shut down my beautiful factory, cooling my heels, till I close my account with the client, sell my factory and file my income tax and start a new life.
I haven't made any plans professionally my plan “is to be surprised". But still I mean I need to have some POA, My POA is going to be driven by my desires and not by fear or greed, haha sounds fancy and freaky or maybe even naughty. I am very excited, I want to work on my blogs and make into money spinners, create communities around it, want to promote art and culture using technology, the possibilities would be endless.I want to use geo-tagging technology to connect my communities,use keywords search, SEO and so many things. But again "Life happens when you are busy making plans" I might just end up getting a job in a BPO, or become a cook:) or a gardener.Who knows, you have to keep watching this space:).
But then yaar woh bolte hai na "One Life why So serious".So I happen to check out the new Honda car JAZZ, while i was busy waiting to test drive a Bullet. The Jazz is beautiful, but the ENFIELD BULLET was awesome, I felt like swiping my credit card right there and then. But ENFEILD is launching a sexy new Bullet in 2010. Also I have ran out of credit.I ended up buying a bicycle, its a beautiful bike, 18 gears!!!
For the time being I am stuck here in Jalgaon, trying to push people to work so I can get out fast.I went to Ajanta caves today for the 100th time, love the place!
Meanwhile finished listening to these audio books, Denial of Death by Ernest Becker, Outliers by Malcom Gladwell and Salman Rushdie's old classic Midnight's Children. Also hear few podcasts, my current favorite is Socially speaking by @sumayaakazi
As I am reminded almost every hour by sms/email/call from my bank, about the balance in my account, credit card payment dues and issued cheque status.
I think about ways to increase my income.I have 3 revenue models and bit of a expertise in these 3 fields, by which i can do so ..
I used to think that if I concentrate totally on my manufacturing biz, i don't need to look anywhere else for income Also since I'm working with only one client for past 12 years and almost no potential to scale up in the same vertical ,hence getting into diverse businesses was the only way I could increase my repertoire of clients.
Future plans for manufacturing:
Since I have some extra space here in my factory here in Jalgaon , i would like to do , some thing which integrates the farmers directly to their customers, but that can be a logistical nightmare and needs lot of dedicated hands.Also get into manufacturing some energy saving product which I can brand on my own.
Monetizing my two blogs
www.powai.info and www.mumbaisalsa.info , started as a experiment and out of sheer passion for the subject and belief that niche publishing is need of the hour..Advertisers are slowly approaching and I am thrilled about that.
Future plans for monetizing the blogs:
I don't have big plans for these blogs, the advertising revenue generated would give the best of profit/capital investment ratio.Only problem is its got a life as long as I remain interested in these topics.After that if I can buyer I sell it.But its rather difficult to sell your pet.
is something I would love to do, just organizing musical events for myself, but it takes a lot of effort and team work.This is an area I need to get working on….
Wish me all the best !!! :)
If some of the readers need to check out my professional profile, you can check www.manojnayak.com , its just needs to be updated, but quite accurate.
I went on a vacation, the old man and the old woman planned it, not my old man and old woman , but some random old man and woman.
You know you are on vacation when you wake up every morning in a new place , you have a feeling your mind has been rewired.
You know you are on vacation when you feel rejuvenated and revived.
You know you are on vacation when you meet new people.
There is no place for time on vacation , you know for sure time is a stupid invention of some bored ancestors who had nothing better to do.
I even interviewed my ex-manager , he came all the way to meet me, I interviewed him in a bus. I cant hire him again.
There weren't any beaches or mountains, no cascading waterfalls or breathtaking views, but trust me it was a vacation.
There was this princess dressed as a peasant, and we fell in love. The old man and old woman take the princess away.
I come home.
after the vacation it all feels incoherent,
like a jigsaw puzzle,
like a collage of memories one remembers.
There is a ringing sound in your ears as you miss the voices which surrounded you.
So if you have missed me I am back now .
Something strange has happened, it started with my first computer in 1999 and yahoo chat, the chatting bug hit me big time,from 1999 to 2008 i have been chatting and chatting, i was thrilled to chat with strangers from distant lands and not so distant lands, adding them randomly talking to them, made some amazingly good friends and some i would rather forget. The virtual world seemed to fill my emptiness, the chat buddies were so dependeble, whenever i felt bored, lonely, they were there amusing me, sharing songs,talking about life,business opportunities,advising,flirting.
But this woman seems to have done what no one has ever done, filled my emptiness, i am no longer chatting, with strangers, i am no longer looking for frivolous friends, i want deeper meaning to all my relationships.I am not sure what that means though!!!
If I had to live my life without you near me
The days would all be empty
The nights would seem so long
With you I see forever oh so clearly
I might have been in love before
But it never felt this strong
Our dreams are young
And we both know they'll take us
Where we want to go
Hold me now
Touch me now
I don't want to live without you
Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought know by now how much I love you
One thing you can be sure of
I'll never ask for more than your love
Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought know by now how much I love you
The world may change my whole life through
But nothing's gonna change my love for you
If the road ahead is not so easy,
Our love will lead the way for us
Like a guiding star
I'll be there for you if you should need me
You don't have to change a thing
I love you just the way you are
So come with me and share the view
I'll help you see forever too
I went dancing after a long time,and it did me some good, the music, the thrill of going someplace and my dancing partner(date). My dance partner told me "I am flying" and i didn't quite understand what she meant, until later she clarified her toes were barely touching the ground, I am glad i didn't suffocate her, or i would have been the first person who actually murdered some one on the dance floor.
We all go through phases right, Initial years till maybe i was 24, I blamed my parents for all things not right in my life, and after that i would have loved to be blame my wife(now ex) for anything which went wrong,but since i was grown up i didn't blame and tried to understand, i thought the generation after me, would be much more considerate and would realize that parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and would "please stop blaming your parents" for all your years they have wasted, they have tried to do their best, managing a career,home and "you" is not easy. How can a parent not love their own child,but parents are humans and they have the so many insecurities,problems, one can barely take care of one self,and to manage a house, and kids it a tough job, i m seriously thinking i should become a AGONY UNCLE, wot say???
There is another type of counseling which is much needed, is for someone who loses his job or when the his biz(danda) goes bust,I had to fire my manager who was with me for last 8-9 years, its so weird when you are associated with some one for so long, to suddenly realize you wont be working together and priorities have changed all of a sudden one day.I am working on my new strategy, that "Produce at the cheapest" so anything which is costing me more than its worth, i have to get rid off, some times the lines are thin and blurred, but i have got "vision" my "high maint" girl friend tells me:-).She is so sweet, the "cutest". I don't deserve her, so i push her to tell me "why us??",She tells me we have a karmic bond, "that means we got to learn lessons" darn scary rite?.So anyone who has got some knowledge on karmic relations,please share,i need to teach some lessons:-)).
YAYA.... i got to bitch, whats the use of having relations and not being able to bitch.Bitching is not the prerogative of females, guys can bitch ,write sentimental poems and can dance the sensual bachata.
So here i am in a relationship, i would call it a very close friendship, she doesn't agree!!!, first she wants it to be "deep""intense" and now she wants "clarity". I mean it's hardly a week, isn't that too much to expect, how can one be so ambitious??? and demanding,and she calls me dominating.what about some space, lately i have been feeling i have been cheating on myself,i call her "High Maintanence" cause even when she is not there, her presence is felt, isn't that invading privacy??When do i do my own stuff???
By the way, i have been threatened that if the urge to bitch engulfs me I am supposed to bitch about her to "only her" and "no one else",if i flirt with some one i am supposed to tell her(cause she is first a friend), only to be kicked in the butt,and she also labels me insensitive and cold!!!!, and then tells me don't be so sensitive about it.
i guess i am done "FOR NOW"!!!
Hey guys, maintaining is a maid is one of the toughest problems you can face,the amount of oil i saw was about to be used in my upma, did give me an instant stroke, after numerous warning, there seems to be no hope, the amount of oil, the maid needs to use is constant,one reason i was given was "a man needs it", i interpret it as i got 10 other houses to manage, u better eat what i dish out for eg, the amount of rava(semolina) she took was equal to the oil there was in the pan, i mean i would get healthier food if i eat out,wouldnt I??
To reduce my dependence i have learnt a bit of cooking,but its practically impossible to do it daily, but somehow custom made food is appealing.You might think im paranoid, but though my cholesterols levels are normal,my triglycerides are on the higher side.