Tenn!s: Losing is not my enemy..fear of losing is my enemy!

Few points that I keep in mind when I was Playing Tennis! That’s how we can enjoy any Sport right 🙂

E-nergy(Power & Stamina)
N-erve rocking game
N-othing to compare with

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

“There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis. The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.”

“When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.”

“The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst.”

“I play each point like my life depends on it.

“It is very important not to think about losing.”

When you start from nothing, when you come from nothing, it makes you hungry. So try to    bring down your hunger by reaching heights of success!

Finally, Everything is possible in this life…Can..Can!

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eHow? QA’s With Carley Knobloch

Carley Knobloch grew up in Toronto, where, as a high school student in the early 1990s, she naturally gravitated to new publishing software such as QuarkXPress and coding techniques. She wasn’t a typical gadget-obsessed technology geek — it was just one of many things she did.

Knobloch’s broad range of skills and inclinations have always centered on people and communication. So it seems only fitting that she is the founder and CEO of Digitwirl, a website that produces weekly videos to help women integrate technology into their lives. Knobloch is broadening her message on eHow Tech, with a focus on the personal and professional benefits of social media.

In the late 1990s, Knobloch moved to Los Angeles, where she got married and worked as a graphic designer for film and television production companies. Then came the kids — son Spencer, who is now 10, and daughter Annie, who is 7 — and Knobloch’s career took a different course.

How Did You Become an Entrepreneur?

I came to it gradually. … I was working for big corporations, and at some point, I went out on my own and became a freelance designer and creative consultant. Then I went and had a couple babies and reinvented myself as a life coach. I was working with women nationally and locally on managing their lives, how to be great moms and also stay true to what’s important to you. It all just snowballed. I started a blog, and it became a newsletter. That all gave birth to Digitwirl (in December 2010) … suddenly I was a Web TV producer and running a larger venture. My dad is a serial entrepreneur. I guess just by osmosis I picked up the fun and the risk and the demeanor you have to have to endure the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. I saw that women like me would really benefit from having this information presented in this way, so I just jumped in and got started.

Have You Noticed That People Want to Hear What You Have to Say?

Yeah. I really have always been that girl that people come to, not only for solutions in their technical life, but also their personal life. So life coaching seemed very natural to me.

When I became a life coach, I chose this specialty to work with moms … and a lot of women were coming to me for entrepreneurial advice. I kept saying ‘I’m not a business coach, I’m not a business coach.’ … There were plenty of ebusiness coaches I knew personally that were in the marketplace and I kept referring people to them.

But I realized that certain people want to hear it from you. That what you’re doing resonates with them. Of course you need to not falsely advertise yourself and your skill set, but I realized personally that I didn’t need to be referring people out. I had a lot to say and a lot to offer in that arena, and people wanted to hear it from me.

But I really did have this hang-up about, ‘Well I’m not a business person and I don’t have enough to really help people in the business arena, I’m just going to stick with what I’ve been trained to do.’ … It really was the first time where I was like I have a lot of things to say in this arena, people want to hear it from me, I shouldn’t shy from offering my help and services just because I didn’t go to school for it. I think a lot of people have that hang-up — ‘Well, I’m not trained, there is someone better qualified so I’m not going to volunteer my services.’

What’s the Outline of ‘Socially Connected’?

It’s essentially for people who are interested in understanding the online world, especially social media … people who want to build a brand and online social bond, both personal and professional. Everything from [the] broad strokes of building your online presence and how to connect on different platforms and all the way down to the granular. Why you would want to start a food blog if you’re passionate about cooking, and how to get an audience to it. How to synch up your Twitter feed to your blogosphere. Just starting with basic building blocks and connecting it all together.

What Role Does Social Media Play in Your Professional and Personal Lives?

Professionally, it’s a great way for me to build an audience of like-minded people. … Twitter is the megaphone where you can broadcast quick thoughts and quick information. It’s a great way to drive traffic to our website. Facebook is really where we engage more with our community. People can ask us questions, and we can ask them questions and really start a dialogue. LinkedIn is really just my resume on steroids.

Personally, it’s been great for me. I’ve built a lot of friendships with women I’ve never met who have helped me, and I’ve been able to help them. … I do have a lot of people who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and they feel like they are keeping in touch. Just like we all do on Facebook — we’re not really in touch, but we are keeping tabs.

Do the Personal and Professional Online Lives Ever Merge?

My personal and professional lives are very blurred. My kids are in my show, and they are watching me publish my blog and edit video, and we are talking constantly about the tools I am using. I seek various organizations, and I communicate with those people online and I’ve often seen them offline. The whole concept of my show [Digitwirl] is how I manage my own family and work lives with the technology I am sourcing and sharing with my audience.

What’s the Common Thread Between Your Interests and Abilities?

My passion, I think, really is to educate. I’ve always been an educator, just naturally. … I speak at women’s entrepreneurial groups on everything from Internet videos to list building and email marketing. Pretty much anything anyone asks me to speak about. I just really enjoy sharing what I know, whether it’s with a girlfriend or in a national newsletter or syndicated Web series. I also just love technology. People might wrongfully think I’m super organized and totally together. I need all of these resources just as much as anyone in my audience. I’m just a hopeless mess most of the time when it comes to keeping my life in order. This is a 100 percent organic pursuit of resources that can help me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share them when I find them.

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HOW MUCH AM I WORTH (NWI)? Lets make it happen.. Ha!

“How much am I worth?” is the question that all entrepreneurs need answered at some point. The trouble occurs when this perfectly legitimate question consumes the startup team such that all energy is expended in negotiations with investors even before the startup has gotten off the ground. Professional, quality, and smart investors rarely make money at the cost of the entrepreneur. So assuming you have researched the investor(s) you should have some faith in their judgement. At the same time, naivete should not be the cause of being handed a lemon of a deal. You too should be professional, smart and demonstrate understanding.

Before negotiations, you will need to understand the meanings of 2 terms: Pre-Money Valuation and Post-Money Valuation. These terms will help you figure out what the investor thinks your business is worth (and consequently answer your question). So what do these terms mean, anyway?

The value of your venture before money is invested is its pre-money valuation. Lets take an example. Suppose during the negotiations, the investors agree to invest Rs 10 million for 40% of the company. This means that they estimate your venture to be worth Rs 10 million/0.40 or Rs 25 million. This is the value of your venture consequent to the investment of Rs 10 million. Or in other words, the value of your venture prior to the Rs 10 million investment is Rs 25 million less Rs 10 million or Rs 15 million. The pre-money valuation is therefore Rs 15 million and Rs 25 million is the post-money valuation. Now say that the investors agree to invest Rs 5 million for the same 40%, the pre-money and post-money valuations will respectively be Rs 7.5 million and Rs 12.5 million! Injection of the right amount of capital can therefore double valuations. It is therefore important to be clear about the type of valuation you are seeking from investors.

It is also important to estimate what percentage of the total company will belong to you. To do this, you need to make certain assumptions about the number of shares that will be outstanding at the time your company goes public or is sold (say 3 to 5 years in the future) and then calculate your percentage. Your business plan should tell you approximately how many more shares of stock must be sold (and at what price) before the business is self-sustaining (the financial pro-formas should provide this data). Remember however that these are just assumptions in your plan; the actual results can be off by an order of magnitude! First, you can compute your dilution factor D: If the total number of shares currently outstanding is O and N is the total number of new or future shares to be sold, then the dilution factor D will be (O/N+O). Your future percentage will therefore be equal to your current percentage times the dilution factor. You can also attach a monetary value to your future percentage ownership (to calculate your fortune!) by multiplying the Market Value of your company by the future percentage! Its not real yet, but its fun!

Here’s an example to illustrate the value of your fortune. Lets say that you were granted 10% of the company when you launched it and there were 1 million shares issued at this time. Lets also assume that an additional 4 million new shares were issued later, giving a dilution factor D of 1/5. Then, your future percentage is equal to 0.1 x 1/5 or 0.02 or 2%. Your future worth, assuming your company is worth Rs 2000 million at IPO, will therefore be Rs 2000 million x 2% or Rs 40 million.

Its highly unlikely that you will be achieving this wealth in a 3 to 5 year time-frame as an employee and, more importantly, having fun while doing it. Which is why you want to start to your own company, right? Easy and fun, huh? Lets make it happen!

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Follow the Leader..!

Few Excerpts from: Carlson School of Business Alumni, University of Minnesota.

Follow the Leader

What defines a true business leader? An in-depth look in to — What Defines A Successfull Leader with some surprising insights..!

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A Promise to Mother Nature. I try to Live Go Green!


Eco Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

As 2011 comes to an end and as many said that 2012 everything will come to an End, it is time to reflect on the past and make new resolutions for 2012 and the future to Promise Nature that we Live Better to exist for ever.

One of my resolutions every year is to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. I achieve this by making a new goal for the year and taking baby steps at making it become part of my everyday routine.

A few years ago, that goal was to use reusable shopping bags every time I go to a store. The year after that, was to recycle or upcycle everything I could. The next year, I promised to shop more consciously, to look for products that are local, packaged in eco-friendly packaging and are natural or organic.

Now this year, I try to reduce usage of plastic, use power & water wisely & many more. Of course, I am doing from many years, but found people forget to turn it off when not in use and if try to do so will call it as so mean :).

I believe in this Power of Little Go Green will surely have Large Impact if every one try it out. What are your green living goals for 2012?

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